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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alan Crosland; Al Jolson; May McAvoy; Warner Oland; Samson Raphaelson; Warner Home Video (Firm)
|Notes:||Originally released as a motion picture in 1927.
This is the first feature film with spoken dialogue.
Based on the play by Samson Raphaelson.
|Cast:||Starring: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: Not rated.|
|Description:||3 videodiscs (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Special features: disc 1. The movie. New digital transfer and immaculately refurbished soundtrack from Restored Picture Elements and original Vitaphone-Sound-on-Disc recordings --
Commentary by Ron Hutchison, Founder of The Vitaphone Projects and Nighthawks bandleader Vince Giordano --
Vintage Al Jolson shorts, radio show adaptation and movie trailer gallery --
Classic homage cartoon "I love to singa" --
Language: English mono --
Subtitles (main feature): English, French, Spanish. disc 2. The Early Sound Era. New feature-length documentary "The dawn of sound: How the movies learned to talk" --
Surviving sound experts from 1929's "Gold Diggers of Broadway" --
Studio shorts from or celebrating the early sound era. disc 3: Astonishing Rarities. Over 3-1/2 hours worth of rare, historic Vitaphone comedy and music shorts starring the greats of Vaudeville and the Early Sound Era, many recently recovered and restored after being thought lost forever.
|Responsibility:||Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Alan Crosland.|