The Jazz Singer

United States, 1927

Film
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A cantor’s son makes it big in show business. Archetypal Jewish weepie which became of absorbing interest as the first talkie film (songs and a few fragments of speech). Stars Al Jolson. Based on the play by Samson Raphaelson. Also includes a segment entitled “Behind the scenes” which documents the premiere of the film.

Credits

director

Alan Crosland

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:40:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37163

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Anti-semitism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Musicals

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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