Neil Diamond stars in this motion picture as Yussel Rabinovitch, a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in popular music. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his loving wife, Yussel travels to California to play his music. Swept up by the excitement, he meets a woman who believes in his talent and shares his dream. He grows apart from his family, and becomes confused about what he should ultimately do with his life. Written by
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His story will make you cry. His music will make you sing. His triumph will make you cheer.
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Did You Know?
Though called "The Jazz Singer", ironically, "the film "doesn't feature any jazz", as reported by 'Movie '81' magazine [from Australia]. Similarly, trade paper 'Variety' stated that the movie's 'The Jazz Singer' "title has nothing to do with music on display here". See more
When Jess' father comes to visit him in California and they walk into the apartment, Jess never shuts the door completely. Later when Molly comes home, we hear the sound of the door opening. See more
He's just kidding around, right?
No, they're doing it for real.
This song's supposed to be a ballad.
That's his style, mister. Made him a millionaire.
Yeah, but the thing is it's too fast. You can't hear the words.
Yeah, that's why we brought you down here. He changed the tempo. You got to change the lyrics.
Hold it! HOLD IIIIIIIIIIT! What are you playing? I told you three... how many times... Three times I've told you, it's too slow! Don't you understand, it's too slow. I want it faster, ...
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
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