Video/Film , DVD in English

The jazz singer

a Warner Bros. Pictures production ; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and the Vitaphone Corporation present ; directed by Alan Crosland ; adaptation, Alfred A. Cohn.
  • Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
  • Three-disc deluxe edition.
  • 80th anniversary edition.
  • Standard version (1.33:1).
  • 3 videodiscs (96 min.) : sound, b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 10 photo cards (18 cm.) + 1 reproduction of a Vitaphone program ([12] p. : illustrations; 18 cm.) + 1 reproduction of a souvenir program ([20] p. : colored illustrations; 18 cm.) + 1 reproduction of a Theater Herald leaflet ([4] p. : colored illustrations; 18 cm.) + 1 vintage documents reproduction booklet (16 pages : illustrations; 18 cm.) + 1 reproduction of a telegram from Al Jolson to Jack Warner (18 cm.)
  • DVD, region 1, dual-layer; Dolby digital mono.
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Also known as
Credits
  • Photography, Hal Mohr ; edited by Harold McCord ; musical score and Vitaphone Orchestra directed by Louis Silvers.
Performers
  • Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer, Joseff Rosenblatt.
Subjects
Genre
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Musical films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Musical films.
  • Feature films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Summary
  • The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections.
Contents
  • Disc 1. The jazz singer (96 min., including overture & exit music)
  • A plantation act (1926, 10 min.)
  • An intimate dinner in celebration of Warner Bros. silver jubilee (1930, 11 min.)
  • Hollywood handicap (1938, 10 min.)
  • A day at Santa Anita (1937, 18 min.)
  • I love to singa (1936, 8 min.)
  • The jazz singer [Lux Radio Theatre adaptation] (1947, 58 min.)
  • The jazz singer [trailer] (1927, 7 min.)
  • The singing fool [trailer] (1928, 1 min.)
  • Mammy [trailer] (1930, 5 min.)
  • Wonder bar [trailer] (1934, 4 min.)
  • Go into your dance [trailer] (1935, 3 min.)
  • The singing kid [trailer] (1936, 4 min.).
  • Disc 2. The dawn of sound : how the movies learned to talk documentary (2007, 85 min.)
  • Gold diggers of Broadway [excerpts] (16 min.)
  • The voice from the screen (1926, 15 min.)
  • Finding his voice (1929, 11 min.)
  • The voice that thrilled the world (1943, 18 min.)
  • Okay for sound (1946, 20 min.)
  • When the talkies were young (1955, 20 min.).
  • Disc 3. Behind the lines (1926, 8 min.)
  • Bernado De Pace : the wizard of the mandolin (1927, 7 min.)
  • Gus Van and Joe Schenck : the pennant winning battery of Songland (9 min., 1929)
  • Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields with the Music Boxes (1928, 10 min.)
  • Hazel Green & Company (1927, 8 min.)
  • The night court (1927, 10 min.)
  • The Police Quartette (1927, 7 min.)
  • When East meets West (1928, 9 min.)
  • Adele Rowland : stories in song (1928, 10 min.)
  • The Jazzmania Quintette (1928, 10 min.)
  • The Ingenues : the Band Beautiful (1928, 9 min.)
  • Chips of the old block (1928, 8 min.)
  • Dick Rich and his Melodious Monarchs (1928, 8 min.)
  • Gus Arnheim and his Ambassadors (1928, 9 min.)
  • The Beau Brummels (1928, 8 min.)
  • Roof Garden Revue (1929, 10 min.)
  • My bag o' tricks (1929, 10 min.)
  • Green's Twentieth Century Faydetts (1929, 7 min.)
  • Sol Violinsky : the eccentric entertainer (1929, 8 min.)
  • At the seashore (1929, 9 min.)
  • Paul Tremaine and his Aristocrats (1929, 7 min.)
  • Baby Rose Marie, the child wonder (1929, 8 min.)
  • Lambchops (1929, 8 min.)
  • The happy Hottentots (1930, 11 min.).
Other information
  • Based on the play: Day of atonement / by Samson Raphaelson.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927.
  • Special features (disc 1, 139 min.): optional audio commentary by Ron Hutchinson (founder of The Vitaphone Projects) and Nighthawks Bandleader Vince Giordano; 4 vintage Al Jolson short films (49 min. total); classic cartoon "I love to singa" (8 min.); Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of "The jazz singer", also starring Jolson (1947, 58 min.); Jolson trailer gallery (24 min. total).
  • Special features (disc 2, 185 min.): "The dawn of sound : how the movies learned to talk" documentary (2007, 85 min.); surviving excerpts from 1929's "Gold diggers of Broadway" (16 min. total); 5 studio shorts from or celebrating the early sound era (84 min.).
  • Special features (disc 3, 208 min.): rare & historic Vitaphone shorts from the Warner Bros. vaults.
  • Not rated by the MPAA.
  • Language: In English; with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
  • Language: Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • 79889 Warner Home Video
ISBN
  • 1419856227
  • 9781419856228
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 012569798892
  • OCLC: 156980173
  • OCLC: 156980173