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The Jazz Singer (1952)

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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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Storyline

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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Drama | Music | Romance

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14 February 1953 (USA)  »

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Jazz Singer  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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For record buyers, there were two collections of songs from the film score. Danny Thomas recorded a 10-inch, eight-selection LP for RCA Victor, featuring Frank De Vol and His Orchestra. Miss Peggy Lee, backed by Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, contributed a Decca EP with four tunes, including Peggy's driving, Latin rendition of the Rodgers and Hart standard "Lover," which had become a top single before the picture's release. See more »

Goofs

Catwalks, lights and other equipment rigged to the roof of the sound stage are clearly visible during a shot of an audience supposedly sitting in a real theater. See more »

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Version 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!
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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