Neil Diamond stars in this motion picture as Yussel Rabinovitch, a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career outside the synagogue in popular music as Jess Robin. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his loving wife, Yussel travels from New York City to Los Angeles to play his music. Swept up by the excitement, he meets a spunky manager 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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Did You Know?
The dancer character, known as Mary Dale in the The Jazz Singer
(1927) original, and which has appeared in various earlier versions of the story, was entirely cut of this picture. An alternate female character, Molly Bell, replaced her role, that being of the Jazz Singer's wife. 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
Thank you. That was, um, very nice. Now why don't you just piss off and take those four clowns with you.
Referenced in Halt and Catch Fire: NeXT
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
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