Quotations from The Jazz Singer
This film was the first wide-release for a "talkie." It amazed audiences around the world. The movie signaled the decline of the silent film.
The Jazz Singer is a romantic drama musical film that follows a man who defies his father in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a jazz singer. The movie portrays the young Jewish man as he defies his family traditions to be a singer in a beer hall and becomes a talented singer, only to later struggle with his decision.
Continue reading for some quotes and more information from The Jazz Singer.
Samson Raphaelson (short story and play), Alfred A. Cohn (adaption), and Jack Jarmuth (titles)
Starring: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, and Warner Oland
Scene From The Jazz Singer
[first words in the first widely-seen talking picture]
Jack Robin: Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain't heard nothin' yet! Wait a minute, I tell ya! You ain't heard nothin'! You wanna hear "Toot, Toot, Tootsie"? All right, hold on, hold on...
[walks back to one of the band members]
Jack Robin: Lou, listen. Play "Toot, Toot, Tootsie", three chorus, you understand. In the third chorus, I whistle. Now give it to 'em hard and heavy, go right ahead.
[band starts playing]
Mary Dale: [Listening to Jakie cantoring at Yom Kippur services after the death of his father] A jazz singer...singing to his God!
[caption appearing after Yudelson and Jakie's mother first see him in blackface]
Moisha Yudelson: He sounds like Jakie, but he looks like his shadow!
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