New Pictures: Oct. 17, 1927

The Jazz Singer. Two seasons ago Manhattan and other cities witnessed approvingly the theatrical tale of a Jewish boy who wanted to go on the stage instead of into his church. His orthodox old father fumed gently, having trained him for a cantor. But circumstance and the boy's yearning for the footlights made him in the end a singer of jazz for the world that lives at night. George Jessel, a jazz singer from revue and vaudeville, played the part and made his name as a straight actor. But in making the picture...

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