The jazz singer / [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures and the Vitaphone Corporation ; directed by Alan Crosland

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Subjects: Jazz singers--Drama
Cantors (Judaism) in motion pictures
Jews--United States--Drama
Musical films
Formats: Video Recording, VHS
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: General
Published: Culver City, CA : Distributed by MGM/UA Home Video, [1991]
Series: MCIS video collection
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in
Added Titles: Raphaelson, Samson, 1896- Jazz singer
Additional Authors: Crosland, Alan, 1894-1936
Jolson, Al, 1886-1950
McAvoy, May, 1901-
Oland, Warner, 1880-1938
Demarest, William
Loy, Myrna, 1905-1993
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Vitaphone Corp
MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: 0792807596
Videorecording number: M302312
VHS; hi-fi
Separate titles and spoken dialog in English
Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, William Demarest, Myrna Loy
Credits: Photography, Hal Mohr; editor, Harold McCord; musical score and Vitaphone Orchestra, Louis Silvers, director
Originally released as motion picture in 1927
"A photo-dramatic production of Samson Raphaelson's play [with] adaptation [by] Alfred A. Cohn."
Summary: A melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son (Al Jolson) who aspires to be a jazz singer despite his father's objection and religious tradition. In motion picture history, this was the first feature film to utilize synchronous sound. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy."
Miami University's MCIS video collection
OCLC Number: 24648172
ISBN/ISSN: 0792807596
M302312