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Title The jazz singer / directed by Alan Crosland.
Imprint [Burbank, Calif.] : Warner Home Video, [2007]
©2007
Edition 3-disc deluxe edition.

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 MUSKINGUM DVD  PN1997.J39 J39 2007    AVAILABLE  
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 MUSKINGUM DVD  PN1997.J39 J39 2007    AVAILABLE  
Subject Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. -- Film adaptations.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Cantors (Judaism) -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Alt Name Crosland, Alan, 1894-1936.
Jolson, Al, 1886-1950.
McAvoy, May, 1901-1984.
Oland, Warner, 1880-1938.
Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. Day of Atonement.
Description 3 videodiscs (89 min.) : silent, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Edition 3-disc deluxe edition.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Note In English with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles.
Cast Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer, William Demarest.
Note Based on the short story and play "The day of atonement" by Samson Raphaelson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1927.
Features: New digital transfer and immaculately refurbished soundtrack from restored picture elements and original Vitaphone-Sound-on-Disc recordings, commentary by Ron Hutchinson, founder of The Vitaphone Projects and Nighthawks bandleader Vince Giordano, vintage Al Jolson shorts, radio show adaptation and movie trailer gallery, classic homage cartoon "I Love to Sing", new feature-length documentary "The Dawn of Sound: How the Movies Learned to Talk", surviving sound excerpts from 1929's Gold Diggers of Broadway, studio shorts from or celebrating the early sound era, over 3 1/2 hours worth of rare, historic Vitaphone comedy and music shorts starring the greats of vaudeville and the early sound era, many recently recovered and restored after being thought lost forever, 10 behind-the-scenes photo cards, 12-page Vitaphone program, 20-page souvenir program, 4-page theater herald, 16-page book with vintage document reproductions and DVD features guide, post-premiere telegram from Al Jolson and Jack Warner.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note For private home use only.
Summary The son of a Jewish cantor pursues his dream of becoming a pop singer against his father's wishes.
ISBN/ISSN 00012569798892
Publisher # 79889 Warner Home Video
OCLC # 232827474


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