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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Al Jolson; May McAvoy; Warner Oland; Alan Crosland; Alfred A Cohn; Samson Raphaelson; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Vitaphone Corp.; Buddha Video Co.
|Notes:||Based on the play :"Day of Atonement" by Samson Raphaelson.|
|Credits:||Director, Alan Crosland ; writer, Alfred A. Cohn.|
|Cast:||Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Other Titles:||The jazz singer|
|Responsibility:||Warner Bros. Pictures and Vitaphone Corp.|
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First film to use sound equipment which revolutionized the film industry. Film uses musical sound but silent dialog with English captions. Story of a young Jewish boy who desires to sing jazz rather than follow in his father's footsteps to become a cantor.
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