Jakie Rabinowitz runs away from home to become a jazz-singer rather than the cantor his father had intended. He returns years later a famous man and finally makes peace with his dying father by singing the Kol Nidre in the Synagogue.
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Of all the didn't-age-well-but-it's-historically-important films I've forced myself to watch in order be a legitimate cinephile, this was by far the most painful one, and for reasons that I wasn't expecting. The black face was actually the sixth most annoying thing from the movie, the first one being all those mommy songs... wtf? What creepy target audience was this written for?