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Title The jazz singer [(DVD) videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures and the Vitaphone Corporation present.

Edition 80th anniversary deluxe edition, 3-disc deluxe edition.
Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F JAZZ SIN    AVAILABLE
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Description 3 videodiscs : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 booklets ([12], [16], [20] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
System Details DVD; dual-layer format ; Dolby digital, mono.
Language In English with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Note Accompanied by: reproductions of a Vitaphone program, a souvenir program, and a booklet describing the DVDs.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927.
A photo-dramatic production of Samson Raphaelson's play.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Al Jolson, with Mary McAvoy and Warner Oland.
Credits Directed by Alan Crosland ; adaptation, Alfred A. Cohn ; photography, Hal Mohr ; edited by Harold McCord ; musical score and Vitaphone orchestra directed by Louis Silvers.
Contents Disc 1. The movie : New digital transfer and refurbished soundtrack, commentary by Ron Hutchinson and Vince Giordano ; vintage Al Jolson short films, radio show adapation and movie trailer gallery ; classic homage cartoon, I love to singa -- Disc 2. The early sound era : feature-length documentary, The dawn of sound : how the movies learned to talk ; sound excerpts from 1929's Gold diggers of Broadway ; studio short films -- Disc 3. Astonishing rarities: historic Vitaphone comedy and music short films.
Audience Not rated.
Summary A Jewish cantor's son breaks with his family to become a popular music singer.
Subject Jazz musicians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Jewish singers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Cantors (Judaism) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Jews, East European -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Acculturation -- United States -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Jolson, Al, 1886-1950.
McAvoy, May, 1901-1984.
Oland, Warner, 1880-1938.
Crosland, Alan, 1894-1936.
Cohn, Alfred A., 1880-1951.
Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. Jazz singer.
Hutchinson, Ron, narrator.
Giordano, Vince, narrator.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Vitaphone Corp.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Dawn of sound : how the movies learned to talk.
ISBN 9781419856228
Standard No. 012569798892
Music No. 79889 Warner Home Video
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