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?
Sound Mixer Tom Overton
said of the film's sound recording and four 24-track music recording machines: "People are too sophisticated today to sit through a movie filmed to play-back music. They want to hear what they see and that's the way we're doing it. Neil Diamond
's songs and score sound just great. We're a hell of a way from those dear old Vitaphone days to which we all owe so much". See more
In New York at the end of the movie when Leo asks Jess to sing in his father's place, Molly and Jess argue at the piano. Both Jess and Molly are wearing wedding rings. Later that night when Jess goes to reconcile with his father he is no longer wearing a wedding ring. See more
Thank you. That was, um, very nice. Now why don't you just piss off and take those four clowns with you.
Version of The Jazz Singer
Traditional Adaptation by Neil Diamond
and Uri Frenkel
(as Uri Frenkel)
Adaptation © 1980 Stonebridge Music See more