The Jazz Singer

The Jazz Singer (1928)

Genres - Drama, Music, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Musical  |   Release Date - Feb 4, 1928  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-PG
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The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized sound, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of sound films and the decline of the silent film era. Directed by Alan Crosland and produced by Warner Bros. with its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, the film, featuring six songs performed by Al Jolson, is based on a play of the same name by Samson Raphaelson, adapted from one of his short stories, "The Day of Atonement".

The film depicts the fictional story of Jakie Rabinowitz, a young man who defies the traditions of his devout Jewish family. After singing popular tunes in a beer garden he is punished by his father, a hazzan (cantor), prompting Jakie to run away from home. Some years later, now calling himself Jack Robin, he has become a talented jazz singer. He attempts to build a career as an entertainer but his professional ambitions ultimately come into conflict with the demands of his home and heritage.

Darryl F. Zanuck won a Honorary Academy Award for producing the film; Alfred A. Cohn was nominated for Best Writing (Adaptation) at the 1st Academy Awards. In 1996, The Jazz Singer was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" motion pictures. In 1998, the film was chosen in voting conducted by the American Film Institute as one of the best American films of all time, ranking at number ninety.

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Budget

$422,000

Tags

American Film Institute, Dancer, Jazz Singer, Jew, Jewish Ghetto, New York City

Attributes

Based On: The Jazz Singer
Filming Location: Old Warner Brothers Studio
Narrative Location: New York City

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Alternate Titles

A dzsesszénekes
HU
Ca Sĩ Nhạc Jazz
VN
Cântărețul de jazz
RO
Caz Mugannisi
TR
Das Lied der Väter
AT
Der Jazzsänger
AT, DE
Der Jazzsinger
DE
Džässilaulja
EE
Džiazo dainininkas
LT
El cantante de Jazz
ES
El cantor de Jazz
AR, ES
El ídolo de Broadway
ES
Il cantante di jazz
IT
Jazu Shingâ
JP
Jazz! Jazz! Jazz!
SI
Jazzlaulaja
FI
Jazzsångaren
SE
Jazzsangeren
DK
Le chanteur de jazz
BE, FR
O Cantor de Jazz
BR, PT
O tragoudistis tis jazz
GR
Pevac dzeza
YU
Pevec Jazza
SI
Śpiewak jazzbandu
PL
The Jazz Singer
CA, GB, US
Певец джаза
, RU
Певецът на джаза
BG
Співак джазу
UA
ジャズ・シンガー(1927)
JP
재즈 싱어
KR