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Alan Crosland United States, 1927

Mr. Gumby's rating of the film The Jazz Singer

More than an archaeological treasure and a landmark of one of my favourite moments in the History of Cinema industry (the "death" of silent movies and the birth of the "talkies"), "The Jazz Singer" is a symbol of a kind of show that, over the years, become inseparable from Hollywood: the musical. And you can still have fun with this old, dated picture, despite the ingenuity of its most basic elements: story, ...