#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Cantor Rabinowitz is concerned and upset because his son Jakie shows so little interest in carrying on the family’s traditions and heritage. For five generations, men in the family have been cantors in the synagogue, but Jakie is more interested in jazz and ragtime music. One day, they have such a bitter argument that Jakie leaves home for good. After a few years on his own, now calling himself Jack Robin, he gets an important opportunity through the help of well-known stage performer Mary Dale. But Jakie finds that in order to balance his career, his relationship with Mary, and his memories of his family, he will be forced to make some difficult choices.
Plot: A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.
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“Wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet!”
George Jessel passed up a chance to star in this movie. he thought sound in film was too risky a venture to try and took a pass. Al Jolson went on to stardom and George became known as a toastmaster at Hollywood roasts. This is an excellent movie that certainly belongs on anyone’s list of 100 best movies. The story has been ably told here, I won’t repeat it. I do want to add a few observations, however. The movie is very sentimental, especially in it’s portrayal of “Mama” and Jolson’s devotion to her. Even when it first came out, writers were critical of this, which harked back to the days of broad stage melodramas. The use of the song Kol Nidre and the Jewish day of Atonement at the ending is significant in that forgiveness and reconciliation is what this movie’s theme is all about. Recommended highly, many of the scenes are etched in the consciousness of movie-goers whether you have seen this movie or not. Jolson in blackface doing “Mammy” and “Mother Of Mine”, singing “Toot, Toot, Toosie Goodbye”. Seeing this film will bring back all these images and place them in their proper contexts. The minstrel type show or even blackface solos were still going strong in the 1920s. In the 1930s and even into the 1940s famous Hollywood actors such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney among many others would still be doing songs in blackface. This was no isolated case by a long shot. See it and see history. Also see it for what it is, a classic Hollywood story.
You need to see Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer and it’ll all start to make sense.
Director Alan Crosland’s and Warner Bros.’ 1927 historic milestone film entitled The Jazz Singer was not the first sound film, nor the first “talkie” film or the first movie musical. It’s completely baffling to hear many people actually associate this film with the visitation of sound, however, if one can recall the 1926 silent film featuring John Barrymore entitled Don Juan, than they would know that it was the first feature film with a Vitaphone soundtrack, though, like The Jazz Singer, it is by no means the first sound film either. The first sound film can be dated as far back to 1895.
Though, not being the first “talkie”, The Jazz Singer, is certainly a remarkable film; it still holds its place as an cinematic landmark for being the first feature-length Hollywood “talke” film in which “spoken dialogue was used as part of the dramatic action.” However, it’s still largely a silent film with a synchronized musical score and a handful of sound sequences built around singing. It’s also become something of a controversial case because of Al Jolson’s (arguably the most popular entertainer of his time) use of blackface in some of the musical sequences, forgetful of the fact that this was a theatrical artifice from the era; it wasn’t intended as “mean-spirited” as so many claim it to be. It was actually praised by black newspapers in 1927, and was being done by another much defamed minority, a Jew.
You can see what an impact sound must have had in 1927, because it certainly wasn’t the movie that made this production a phenomenon. Though, the film itself, is more than just a movie about a guy who likes music. It’s also a story about a Jewish kid who turns his back on his heritage to try and make it big on the stage – exceptionally daring subject matter for its era, and still enthralling today. It’s certainly not ragged and dull, though, the magic moment when Jolson turns to the camera to announce, “You ain’t heard nothing’ yet” – a line so loaded with unconscious irony that it still raises a few goose bumps. Audiences were captivated by this and still are to this very day. A must see!!!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Director Alan Crosland
Writer Samson Raphaelson (play), Alfred A. Cohn (adaptation), Jack Jarmuth (titles)
Actors Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins.
Production Company Warner Bros.
Sound Mix Mono (Vitaphone)
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Film Length 2,038.75 m (8 reels) (UK), 2,475 m (9 reels) (USA)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm