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.
Ted Kula <email@example.com>
Sometimes you have to risk it all...
See more »
Did You Know?
Richard Fleischer - the director - told Laurence Olivier that he did not like his Jewish accent, although that Olivier told him he used the same accent he played with in The Boys From Brazil. See more
Jess sings to an audience in California in the middle of the movie. At the end of the movie he is singing to an audience in New York (it is assumed from the progression of the film) and it is quite obviously the same audience and venue. A number of audience members are present in both scenes. There is a woman with glasses wearing a vest and white shirt, a man in the middle of the audience with a checked cap, and a large man having a great time down front clapping very excitedly. See more
I'm with Keith Lennox productions. Molly. Molly Bell. That's what they call me. My real name is a lot longer.
Oh. That's not bad.
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
and Gilbert Bécaud
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Tom Hensley
© 1980 Stonebridge Music and EMA Suisse See more