The Jazz Singer Poster

Release Date: May 14th, 1995

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Young Jakie Rabinowitz (Bobby Gordon) loves jazz and ragtime, and wants to be a performer. But his father (Warner Oland) is a cantor, and he orders his son to carry on the family tradition. Jakie tries his hand anyway, only to be discovered by neighbor Moisha Yudelson (Otto Lederer) and kicked out of the house. A decade later, an older Jakie (Al Jolson) has followed his dream, changed his name and found love with performer Mary (May McAvoy), but he still wants to win his father over.

Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer, William Demarest, Roscoe Karns, Richard Tucker

Director: Alan Crosland

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Mother, Love, Quest, Underdog, Father, Rise, Melodramatic


Nominated Writing (Adaptation)