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The Jazz Singer (1952)

107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son.
Writers
Frank Davis (screenplay) | Leonard Stern (screenplay) | Lewis Meltzer (screenplay) | Samson Raphaelson (based on the play by)
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$4,360,000
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Release date
Feb 14, 1953 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Danny Thomas
Jerry Golding Jerry Golding   See fewer
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Peggy Lee
Judy Lane Judy Lane   See fewer
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Eduard Franz
Cantor David Golding Cantor David Golding   See fewer
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Mildred Dunnock
Mrs. Ruth Golding Mrs. Ruth Golding   See fewer
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Alex Gerry
Uncle Louie Uncle Louie   See fewer
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Allyn Joslyn
George Miller George Miller   See fewer
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Tom Tully
Dan McGurney Dan McGurney   See fewer
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Harold Gordon
Rabbi Roth Rabbi Roth   See fewer
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Hal Ross
Joseph Joseph   See fewer
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Justin Smith
Phil Stevens Phil Stevens   See fewer
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Marcoreta Hellman
Mrs. Robbins Mrs. Robbins   See fewer
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Gayne Whitman
Mr. Eskow Mr. Eskow   See fewer
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Anthony Jochim
Mr. Michton Mr. Michton   See fewer
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Dan Barton
Ray Mullins Ray Mullins   See fewer
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Sam Wolfe
Sammy Sammy   See fewer
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Gustave Lax
Cantor Cantor   See fewer
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Murray Alper
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Ames
Music Store Proprietor (uncredited) Music Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Arnold
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Vince Barnett
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Ralph Brooks
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Emilie Cabanne
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James Conaty
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Jimmy Conlin
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Roy Darmour
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Bess Flowers
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James Gonzalez
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Stuart Hall
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Harry Harris
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Harry Harvey
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George Hoagland
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Mike Lally
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Earl Lee
Arthur (uncredited) Arthur (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Leonard
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Wilbur Mack
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Harold Miller
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Barry Norton
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Frank Peters
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Ezelle Poule
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Angi O. Poulos
Club Owner (uncredited) Club Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Rapport
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Frank Remsden
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Suzanne Ridgway
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Philip Rini
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William Schallert
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Charles Sherlock
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Henry Slate
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Bert Stevens
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Amzie Strickland
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5.7 / 10 | 274 votes