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      The Jazz Singer

      Released Feb 14, 1953 1h 47m Musical List
      Reviews 0% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Jerry Golding (Danny Thomas) is a Jewish-American singer who has dreams of starring in musical theater, which upsets his traditional parents. His religiously conservative father, David (Eduard Franz), wants Jerry to follow in his footsteps as a cantor in their synagogue when he retires. When Jerry decides to enter show business after all, despite his father's wishes, David disowns him. Then his father becomes ill, and Jerry must weigh the importance of family versus success. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dave Kehr Chicago Reader It's ragged and dull until the magical moment when Jolson turns to the camera to announce, "You ain't heard nothin' yet"-a line so loaded with unconscious irony that it still raises a few goose bumps. Oct 21, 2019 Full Review Hollywood Reporter A fine mixture of song and sentiment, this modern version of The Jazz Singer has all the heart quality of the original, emerging as a tender, poignant film. Jan 2, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Hokey but colorful. Danny Thomas wasn't much of an actor but he sang well enough, what matters more is that Peggy Lee is in the movie and sings several songs. That makes whatever malarkey you have to sit through worth it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member ok remake of the 1927 classic Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This 1952 updating of the 1927 sound introducing original is a bland and forgettable film. Danny Thomas does his best, but he doesn't ever really land the role in my opinion. Everything about this film is forgettable and so tame it hurts. The idea that this film and the awful "White Christmas" were directed by the same man who made the incredible "Casablanca". I guess you can't polish a turd of a script. See the historically significant original over this dragged out bland version from the 50s. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Jerry Golding (Danny Thomas) is a Jewish-American singer who has dreams of starring in musical theater, which upsets his traditional parents. His religiously conservative father, David (Eduard Franz), wants Jerry to follow in his footsteps as a cantor in their synagogue when he retires. When Jerry decides to enter show business after all, despite his father's wishes, David disowns him. Then his father becomes ill, and Jerry must weigh the importance of family versus success.
      Director
      Michael Curtiz
      Producer
      Louis F. Edelman
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 14, 1953, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 3, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 47m
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