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The Jazz Singer

1927 Rated NR 1hr 28m

The first feature film to incorporate vocal musical numbers and some dialogue in an era of silent movies, The Jazz Singer stars Al Jolson as the son of a Jewish cantor who experiences conflict when he rejects his family heritage. He becomes a cabaret entertainer but ultimately realizes that he must find a way to balance career and family. The film received an Academy Award nod for writing and won a special Oscar for Technical Achievement.

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Movie Details

Awards
1929 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing nominee
Ratings
NR
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
10
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
Bonus material
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.