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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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
Leo, why don't you go ask Tillie to dance?
Just go ask her to dance, please.
There's no music.
Leo, please! Go ask Tillie to dance!
Referenced in Memories of Videodisc
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Alan E. Lindgren
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