GenreDrama, Music, Romance Music directorMax Steiner, Ray Heindorf CountryUnited States
CastDanny Thomas (Jerry Golding), Peggy Lee (Judy Lane), Eduard Franz (David Golding), Mildred Dunnock (Ruth Golding), Alex Gerry (Uncle Louie), Allyn Joslyn (George Miller) Release dateDecember 30, 1952 (1952-12-30) WriterFrank Davis (screenplay), Leonard Stern (screenplay), Lewis Meltzer (screenplay), Samson Raphaelson (based on the play by) ScreenplayLeonard B. Stern, Lewis Meltzer, Frank Davis Similar moviesDreamgirls, Pitch Perfect 2, Jamon Jamon, Merry Christmas, The Captive, Love Me or Leave Me
TaglineIt's joy set to music. A story that sings out to your heart.
Extrait the jazz singer 1927
The Jazz Singer is a 1952 remake of the famous 1927 talking picture The Jazz Singer. It starred Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee and Eduard Franz, and was nominated for an Oscar for best musical score. The film follows about the same storyline as the version starring Al Jolson. It was also distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
As Jerry Golding (a young Korean War veteran) scales the heights of show business, he breaks the heart of his father, who had hoped that Jerry would instead follow in the footsteps of six consecutive generations of cantors in their family. Sorrowfully, Cantor David Golding reads the Kaddish service, indicating that, so far as he is concerned, his son is dead. A tearful reconciliation occurs when Jerry dutifully returns to sing the "Kol Nidre" in his ailing father's absence.
Eduard Franz, who played the role of the aged and ailing cantor battling his son, would go on to reprise his role in the television version of the story starring Jerry Lewis that would be broadcast just seven years later, in 1959.