Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
 
 

Jazz Singer, The (1927) Movie Information

Your Rating:
   
Jazz Singer, The (1927)
Buy Jazz Singer, The (1927) DVD from AmazonBuy Jazz Singer, The (1927) DVD from Amazon
  Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:

5433

Avg. Rating:

2.60/4

# of Ratings:

36

Genres:

Musical, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/06/1927

Director:

Alan Crosland

Actors:

Al Jolson
Eugenie Besserer
Warner Oland
May McAvoy
Robert Gordon
Otto Lederer

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A run away Jewish man who goes against his family heritage is given the opportunity to be become a jazz singer. He tries to balance his relationships but must make choices that many may or may not like to make. The first talking movie.

Related Movie Lists

Movies I've Seen by Camper My AFI Top 100 Ratings by The WHB
To be literate by mcmath movies of 1927 by skater4159
National Film Registry by Gremista Top Movie List by Robyn
1927 by Gremista AFI Top 100 ('97 List) - Ranked by Snoogans
Seen by mcmath Top Movie List by Elaina

Quick Movie Reviews

Camper 04/11/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Moral: Just don't get him a prayer shawl.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

Snoogans 02/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Credited as one of the first films to incorporate musical numbers in an era of silent film. That's mostly all this has going for it. The story is lackluster in it's simplistic presentation. Besides the singing, it's an average depiction of usual silent cinema.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

Alex 03/04/2007 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

In my mind, this movie is racist. While I respect it and thank it for being the first talking movie of all time, but being first usually does not mean it's great! See it only for its historical significance - if you can sit through it.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 

Full Movie Reviews

  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God
 

04/28/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Jazz SInger review

A film that exhibited profit potential of feature-length "talkies." The story revolves around traditional Cantor Rabinowitz, the father of the talented Jakie Rabinowitz (Al Jolson, a then popular real life singer). Sara, Jakie's mother, understands his son's passion unlike her husband who despises the direction he is headed. After running away Jakie encounters Mary Dale, who helps him in his singing career. Poor editing, wrong grammar in the messages and some unanswered sequences (what the father's sickness was, why the transformation of being white to black, etc.). Themes of pursuing your passion, following your parent's messages, ambition were delved in the film. Still worth a look for historical purposes and film aficionado's too see what the fuss was about then, which is really ...

Rating of
2/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
2016 Movies by Mr Cinema
Top Thriller Movies by Rod
My Blu Ray Collection by Yojimbo
movies of 2017 by skater4159
Top Sci-Fi Movies by Nolane
Movies Seen by Alena
2005 by Karmand
2017 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy