The Jazz Singer (1927)

The Jazz Singer is a 1927 film that is the 1st (AND I MEAN THE 1ST!) feature-length movie with synchronized dialogue, or "talkie", as they call it. In 1928, it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Adaptation (Alfred A. Cohn), but it won an Honorary Award for WB (you all know what it stands for) for producing The Jazz Singer, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which has revolutionized the industry, then, in 1996, it won a National Film Registry award. It was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Alan Crosland, written by Samson Raphaelson, Jack Jarmuth, and Alfred A. Cohn, and stars Al Jolson (Jakie Rabinowitz), May McAvoy (Mary Dale), Warner Oland (Cantor Rabinowitz), and Cantor Joseff Rosenblatt (Himself-Concert Recital). This film has been Unrated, though it would earn a G-rating. I would give this movie 97 stars.


See him---and hear him sing!


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I don't know how to put this into words, so if you want a plot, look on IMDb. It's not that I haven't seen the movie, but I DO know that a famous quote is in the movie, "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"


Warner Bros. Pictures. October 06, 1927. Drama-Musical-Romance-Family. 088 min./B&W. DVD; 2-D.


I think this is a great movie because it tells you to follow your dreams.