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The jazz singer [Disc 1], [Film (and some extra features)]

Author: Al JolsonMay McAvoyWarner OlandEugenie BessererOtto LedererAll authors
Publisher: [U.K.] : Warner Home Video, [2007?], ©1927.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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A melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son (Al Jolson) who aspires to be a jazz singer despite his father's objection and religious tradition. In motion picture history, this marks the first feature film to utilize synchronous sound. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy."
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Al Jolson; May McAvoy; Warner Oland; Eugenie Besserer; Otto Lederer; Alan Crosland; Alfred A Cohn; Samson Raphaelson
OCLC Number: 778921796
Language Note: In English and German with subtitles in English, Castilian Spanish, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish.
Notes: "A photo-dramatic production of Samson Raphaelson's play."
Includes intertitles for silent dialogue.
Extra features on Disc 1 include: 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.
Credits: Photography, Hal Mohr ; edited by Harold McCord ; musical score and Vitaphone orchestra directed by Louis Silvers.
Cast: Al Jolson (Jakie Rabinowitz), May McAvoy (Mary Dale), Warner Oland (The Cantor), Eugenie Besserer (Sara Robinowitz), Otto Lederer (Moisha Yadelson).
Description: 1 DVD (85 min.) : sd., b&w.
Other Titles: Al Jolson The jazz singer
Responsibility: directed by Alan Crosland ; adaptation, Alfred A. Cohn.

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A melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son (Al Jolson) who aspires to be a jazz singer despite his father's objection and religious tradition. In motion picture history, this marks the first feature film to utilize synchronous sound. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy."

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