- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 4 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 16, 2007
- Originally Released: 1927
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono 1.0 - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
Empire - 12/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "It was a technical marvel, an entertainment novelty and a colossal box-office hit."
Total Film - 01/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he first 'talkie' ever made....[A] movie milestone that must have astounded audiences..."
The film that started a lasting craze -- the talking picture.
Al Jolson made his film debut -- and became a star -- playing the role of a cantor's son who'd rather be a singing sensation on Broadway than follow in his father's footsteps. But forsaking his religious duties may cost him his family's love.
Family Interaction |
Tear Jerker |
- THE JAZZ SINGER was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
- Film debut for Al Jolson.
- Nugent Slaughter won an Academy Award for Engineering Effects, and Warner Brothers received a special award for producing this, the first talking picture.
- Though there were one or two sound pictures prior to THE JAZZ SINGER, this film effectively ended the era of silent movies. It did not have talking throughout, only a few musical and conversational sequences. But audiences loved it, and soon all the studios were rushing to convert to sound.