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The Jazz singer

Author: Al JolsonMay McAvoyWarner OlandEugenie BessererOtto LedererAll authors
Publisher: [United States : Warner Bros., 1927]
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   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. 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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Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Al Jolson; May McAvoy; Warner Oland; Eugenie Besserer; Otto Lederer; Josef Rosenblatt; Alan Crosland; Louis Silvers; Warner Bros. Pictures.
OCLC Number: 28835177
Credits: Director, Alan Crosland ; music, Louis Silvers.
Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer, Josef Rosenblatt.
Description: 2 film reels (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures.

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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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