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?
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 "title has nothing to do with music on display here". 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
So how's my favorite white man?
Bubba! How's L.A.? You still working on your tan?
Every day, Jess, every day.
Amazed and Confused
Music by Neil Diamond
and Richard Bennett
Words by Neil Diamond
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