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?
The film was made and released about fifty-five years after its source stage play of the same name by Samson Raphaelson
had been first performed in 1925. Raphaelson lived until 1983 so this movie version was made and released within his lifetime. See more
When Jess first sits down to write Love on the Rocks in his bathrobe there is a menorah on the table near a beer can. The next shot of the table a minute later reveals the menorah is gone and the beer can is turned. See more
You overlook the beach
Sometimes the rent
Referenced in Memories of Videodisc
Music by Neil Diamond
and Doug Rhone
Words by Neil Diamond
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