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Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son.

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Cantor David Golding
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Mrs. Ruth Golding
Alex Gerry ...
Uncle Louie
Allyn Joslyn ...
George Miller
Tom Tully ...
Dan McGurney
Harold Gordon ...
Rabbi Roth
Hal Ross ...
Joseph
Justin Smith ...
Phil Stevens
Anitra Stevens ...
Yvonne
Marcoreta Hellman ...
Mrs. Robbins
Gayne Whitman ...
Mr. Eskow
Anthony Jochim ...
Mr. Michton
Dan Barton ...
Ray Mullins
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Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son.

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It's joy set to music. A story that sings out to your heart.

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14 February 1953 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The 1927 version of movie was referenced in the Gene Kelly classic "Singing In The Rain", however this version was released in the same year. See more »

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They say that he was returning from the Army yet he was wearing an Air Force uniform. See more »

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Remake of The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

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Living the Life I Love
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Jerry Seelen
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Oy Vey!
11 September 2011 | by (The Merry Olde Island of Long) – See all my reviews

Oy gevalt! What a disaster! Danny Thomas croons (badly), Danny Thomas tells jokes (badly) that are so corny and ancient Al Jolson would have been embarrassed to crack them, Danny Thomas emotes (badly, almost laughably). Opening scene had me wondering what all those goyim were doing in the temple! Peggy Lee was entertaining and a standout in this otherwise dreary film. The supporting cast were more-or-less adequate, with the mother and father characters well cast. Look for character actor William Schallert in a bit part, along with some other familiar faces. The Technicolor photography was superb. Watch all the scenes taking place in clubs across the nation and you'll notice that Danny and Peggy are using the exact same microphone in each one! My advice - stick with Jolie's groundbreaking original.


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