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A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

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Directed by

Alan Crosland

Written by

Samson Raphaelson (Author)
Alfred A. Cohn (Screenplay)

Runtime

89 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

parent child relationship new york city black and white dancer san francisco, california jewish life jewish ghetto generations conflict

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Honorary Award

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adaptation