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The jazz singer

Author: Alan CroslandSamson RaphaelsonAlfred A CohnAl JolsonMay McAvoyAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Distributed by MGM/UA Home Video, [1991]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy."
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Samson Raphaelson; Samson Raphaelson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Crosland; Samson Raphaelson; Alfred A Cohn; Al Jolson; May McAvoy; Warner Oland; William Demarest; Myrna Loy; Vitaphone Corp.; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0792807596 9780792807599
OCLC Number: 24648172
Language Note: Separate titles and spoken dialog in English.
Notes: A photo-dramatic production of Samson Raphaelson's play.
Originally released as motion picture in 1927.
Credits: Photography, Hal Mohr; editor, Harold McCord; musical score and Vitaphone Orchestra, Louis Silvers, director.
Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, William Demarest, Myrna Loy, Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer.
Description: 1 videocassette (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; hi-fi.
Other Titles: Jazz singer (Motion picture : 1927)
Responsibility: [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures and the Vitaphone Corporation ; adaptation, Alfred A. Cohn ; directed by Alan Crosland.

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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. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy."

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