The Jazz Singer Poster

Release Date: 1953

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Jerry Golding (Danny Thomas) is a Jewish-American singer who has dreams of starring in musical theater, which upsets his traditional parents. His religiously conservative father, David (Eduard Franz), wants Jerry to follow in his footsteps as a cantor in their synagogue when he retires. When Jerry decides to enter show business after all, despite his father's wishes, David disowns him. Then his father becomes ill, and Jerry must weigh the importance of family versus success.

Cast: Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Mildred Dunnock, Eduard Franz, Tom Tully, Alex Gerry, Allyn Joslyn, Harold Gordon

Director: Michael Curtiz

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Touching, Emotional, Girlfriend, Mother, 1950s, Father, Passionate, Sacrifice, Quest, New York City


Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)