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- Steve Powers
I LOVE most old movies beteen 1930 and 1960. After 1960 is when many movies lost their star power and appeal. This one - a good movie not filled with a bunch of TRASH like one of the reviewers here probably prefers.
Make room For Danny
I truly enjoyed this movie with Danny Thomas and Peggy Lee. It was sweet and nastalgic. Soemthing I can watch with the kids.
another horribly boring old movie.
i hate old movies. i feel mentally and emotionally scarred anytime i see a film made between 1930 and 1960. i want to bite my fingers off i get so angry at the site of a film like this one. the runtime of "the jazz singer" is roughly 7 hours and 45 minutes. there is not a single exterior shot in the entire movie. most scenes consist of a single, straight on shot of someone singing for ten minutes (we can assume that the directors limited the songs to ten minutes because the reels of film were only 11 minutes long and they didn't want to shoot more than one angle for each scene). i hate this movie so much. you could read a book in the amount of time it takes to watch this movie. it traps you in zone where time passes more slowly. you will feel that you have been watching this film for thousands of lifetimes. every shot is almost exactly the same. the film was obviously shot entirely within the confines of a studio apartment sized studio (filled with talentless people and cigarette smoke). i hate this movie so much.
Danny Thomas in 1953
- Donna Millmore
If you haven't seen this version of the movie, you really should try to find it. Mr. Thomas is in excellent form as the ex-soldier trying to break into "show biz" much to his father's displeasure.Messuers Jolson and Diamond did a fine job, but nothing can top Mr. Thomas's "break" as the comic in the nightclub scene. Miss Peggy Lee's talent is not wasted either, her scenes and songs are as good as it gets.