This is the first talking picture ever made. It is actually a mix of silent and talking sequences.
For five generations, men of the Rabinowitz family were all cantors of the synagogue. Now, the youngest Rabinowitz, the thirteen year-old Jakie has no intention of carrying on with this family tradition.
He is more interested in ragtime music and he dreams of becoming a jazz singer.
Major accolades received by The Jazz Singer (1927)
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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