The Jazz Singer

The Jazz Singer

Director: Alan Crosland Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2019
UPC: 0883929675531
Original Release: 1927
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 7,237

Special Features

Disc 1: The Movie: Digital transfer and immaculately refurbished soundtrack from restored picture elements and original Vitaphone-Sound-on-Disc Recordings Commentary by Ron Hutchison, founder of The Vitaphone Project and Nighthawks bandleader Vince Giordano Vintage Al Jolson shorts, radio show adaptation and movie trailer gallery Classic homage cartoon I Love to Singa Disc 2: The Early Sound Era: Feature-Length documentary The Dawn of Sound: How the Movies Learned to Talk Surviving sound excerpts from 1929's Gold Diggers of Broadway Studio shorts from or celebrating the early sound era Disc 3: Astonishing Rarities: Over 3½ hours' worth of rare, historic Vitaphone comedy and music shorts starring the greats of Vaudeville and the early sound era, many recently recovered and restored after being thought lost forever

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jolson Jakie Rabinowitz (Jack Robin)
May McAvoy Mary Dale
Warner Oland Cantor Rabinowitz
Eugénie Besserer Sara Rabinowitz
William Demarest Buster Billings
Otto Lederer Moishe Yudelson
Cantor Josef Rosenblatt Himself
Bobby Gordon Jakie Rabinowitz (age 18)
Nat Carr Levi
Richard Tucker Harry Lee
Anders Randolf Dillings
Jane Arden Actor
Audrey Ferris Chorus Girl
Ena Gregory Actor
Violet Bird Actor
Roscoe Karns The Agent
Myrna Loy Chorus Girl
William Walling Doctor
Louis Silvers Conductor

Technical Credits
Alan Crosland Director
Alfred A. Cohn Screenwriter
Gordon Hollingshead Asst. Director
Jack Jarmuth Screenwriter
Harold McCord Editor
Hal Mohr Cinematographer
Louis Silvers Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Nugent Slaughter Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Jazz Singer - The Movie
1. Overture. [4:31]
2. Credits. [1:00]
3. Ragtime Jakie. [4:54]
4. Our Boy Has Gone. [3:48]
5. I Have No Son. [3:14]
6. Dirty Hands, Dirty Face. [4:29]
7. Toot Toot Tootsie (Goodbye). [2:31]
8. Tear In Your Voice. [1:41]
9. Fallen For A Shiksa? [2:44]
10. Mary's Broadway Break. [3:14]
11. Kaddish Memories. [2:26]
12. Jakie's Broadway Break. [3:22]
13. Homecoming. [6:06]
14. Blue Skies. [2:53]
15. Leave My House! [5:18]
16. Rehearsal. [3:25]
17. Illness Strikes. [7:13]
18. If He Would Only Sing. [3:28]
19. Cry Of My Race. [5:07]
20. Come Home, Jakie. [4:03]
21. Mother Of Mine, I Still Have You. [4:44]
22. Reconciliation. [3:23]
23. Jakie's Choice. [3:36]
24. Kol Nidre. [3:38]
25. My Mammy. [2:25]
26. Exit Music. [2:44]
Disc #2 -- The Jazz Singer - Special Features
1. Introduction. [3:08]
2. Thomas Edison. [4:45]
3. D.W. Griffith. [2:09]
4. Vitaphone System. [5:25]
5. DeForest-Case System. [5:14]
6. Phonofilms. [5:58]
7. Vitaphone Shorts. [4:18]
8. Don Juan Et Al. [3:16]
9. Sound Newsreels. [4:51]
10. Al Jolson. [2:57]
11. Triumph And Tragedy. [5:13]
12. Box-Office Success. [5:43]
13. Musical Revues. [6:11]
14. Rumor That Will Not Die. [5:18]
15. Stars In Transition. [5:02]
16. Garbo Talks. [4:55]
17. Last Holdout. [2:45]
18. Pioneering Efforts. [5:48]
19. Chapter 19 [2:08]
Disc #3 -- The Jazz Singer - Special Features
1. Elsie Janis In A Vaudeville Act: "Behind The Lines" [7:26]
2. Bernado De Pace: "The Wizard Of The Mandolin" [10:29]
3. Van And Schenck: "The Pennant Winning Battery Of Songland" [9:22]
4. Blossom Seeley And Bennie Fields With The Music Boxes [9:43]
5. Hazel Green & Company [8:12]
6. The Night Court [9:30]
7. The Police Quartette [8:09]
8. Ray Mayer & Edith Evans In "When East Meets West" [8:43]
9. Adele Rowland: "Stories In Song" [9:44]
10. Stoll, Flynn & Company: The 'Jazzmania Quintette" [9:38]
11. The Ingenues: "The Band Beautiful" [9:14]
12. The Foy Family In "Chips Of The Old Block" [7:42]
13. Dick Rich And His Melodious Monarchs [9:37]
14. Gus Arnheim And His Ambassadors [9:40]
15. Shaw & Lee: "The Beau Brummels" [8:43]
16. Roof Garden Revue Directed By Larry Ceballos [9:34]
17. Trixie Friganza In "My Bag O' Tricks" [10:02]
18. Green's Twentieth Century Faydetts [7:13]
19. Sol Violinsky: "The Eccentric Entertainer" [7:17]
20. Ethel Sinclair And Marge La Marr: "At The Seashore" [8:20]
21. Paul Tremaine And His Aristocrats [9:29]
22. Baby Rose Marie: "The Child Wonder" [8:34]
23. Burns & Allen In "Lambchops" [8:01]
24. Joe Frisco In "The Happy Hottentots" [10:41]

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