Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 19, 1953

The Jazz Singer (Warner), when it first opened at Broadway's Warner Theater on Oct. 6, 1927, set off the fastest revolution in the history of show business.

The picture was all silent except for several musical numbers. At one point, before launching into a song on the screen, Star Al Jolson said: "You ain't heard nothin' yet, folks, listen to this." The historic words gave the screen a voice and sounded the death knell of silent pictures.

The new Technicolored remake of The Jazz Singer is not likely to make history, technological or otherwise....

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