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285 Ratings

The Jazz Singer

Directed by Alan Crosland
United States, 1927
Musical, Drama


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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The Jazz Singer Directed by Alan Crosland

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1929 | Winner: Honorary Award

1929 | Nominee: Best Writing, Adaptation

National Film Preservation Board

1996 | Winner: National Film Registry

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