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
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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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14 February 1953 (USA)  »

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El cantante de Jazz  »

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Eduard Franz, who played Danny Thomas' father, was in reality less than 10 years older Mr. Thomas. 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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Version of The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

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What are New Yorkers Made Of
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Jerry Seelen
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Oy Vey!
16 September 1999 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Good grief.. to think I've seen it all.. Danny Thomas looks SO out of place in this mishmash. He seems really uncomfortable. He can't sing worth a lick, and when he's paired up with Peggy Lee (PEGGY LEE???) she easily.. EASILY outsings him! Maybe the director saw this and made him do the reall really bad comedy routines that he sometimes does in the film. Peggy Lee is okay, but the whole thing is a shambles. Good for a laugh, maybe.


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