The Jazz Singer

The Jazz Singer (1928)

Hear him sing Mammy, Toot Toot Tootsie, My Gal Sal, Mother I Still Have You.

  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 1928-02-04
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 196 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alan Crosland
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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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  • Al Jolson

    as Jakie Rabinowitz
  • May McAvoy

    as Mary Dale
  • Warner Oland

    as Cantor Rabinowitz
  • Eugenie Besserer

    as Sara Rabinowitz
  • Otto Lederer

    as Moisha Yudelson
  • Robert Gordon

    as Young Jakie Rabinowitz
  • Richard Tucker

    as Harry Lee
  • William Demarest

    as Buster Billings (uncredited)
  • John Miljan

    as Host (uncredited)
  • Roscoe Karns

    as Agent (uncredited)
  • Anders Randolf

    as Dillings (uncredited)
  • Walter Rodgers

    as Make-Up Man (uncredited)
  • Will Walling

    as Doctor (uncredited)
  • Ena Gregory

    as (uncredited)
  • Yossele Rosenblatt

    as Cantor Rosenblatt
  • Nat Carr

    as Levi (uncredited)
  • Ernest Belcher

    as Choreographer (uncredited)
  • Neely Edwards

    as Dance Director (uncredited)
  • Audrey Ferris

    as Chorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Leon Holmes

    as Moey (uncredited)
  • Myrna Loy

    as Chorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Jane Arden

    as Small Part (uncredited)
  • Ty Parvis

    as Boy Singer (uncredited)
  • Fred Warren

    as Pianist (uncredited)
  • Carolynne Snowden

    as Backstage Maid (uncredited)
  • Violet Bird

    as (uncredited)
  • Joseph Green

    as (uncredited)
  • Claire Delmar

    as (uncredited)
  • Seymour Kupper

    as (uncredited)
  • Mary Grace Larsen

    as (uncredited)
  • Margaret Oliver

    as (uncredited)
  • Marie Stapleton

    as (uncredited)
Writing Samson Raphaelson Author
Production Darryl F. Zanuck Producer
Directing Alan Crosland Director
Writing Alfred A. Cohn Screenplay
Sound Louis Silvers Original Music Composer
Camera Hal Mohr Director of Photography
Editing Harold McCord Editor
Sound Jack Foley Sound