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The Resource The jazz singer, Warner Brothers productions ; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and the Vitaphone Corporation present ; directed by Alan Crosland

The jazz singer, Warner Brothers productions ; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and the Vitaphone Corporation present ; directed by Alan Crosland

Label
The jazz singer
Title
The jazz singer
Statement of responsibility
Warner Brothers productions ; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and the Vitaphone Corporation present ; directed by Alan Crosland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son (Al Jolson) who aspires to be a jazz singer despite his father's objection and religious tradition. In motion picture history, this marks the first feature film to utilize synchronous sound. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy"
Cataloging source
DRB
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Hal Mohr; edited by Harold McCord; musical score and Vitaphone orchestra directed by Louis Silvers
Language note
Includes intertitles for silent dialogue
PerformerNote
Al Jolson (Jakie Rabinowitz), May McAvoy (Mary Dale), Warner Oland (The Cantor), Eugenie Besserer (Sara Robinowitz), Otto Lederer (Moisha Yadelson), Cantor Josef Rosenblatt, Myrna Loy
Runtime
89
Technique
live action
Label
The jazz singer, Warner Brothers productions ; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and the Vitaphone Corporation present ; directed by Alan Crosland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The legendary first talking picture"--Container
  • Originally released as 9 reels of motion picture in 35 mm. with 9 sound discs (33 1/3 rpm ; 16 in.) by Warner Bros. Pictures in 1927
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
765463007231
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (IMDb)tt0018037
  • (OCoLC)ocn373665222
System details
VHS, hi-fi
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
The jazz singer, Warner Brothers productions ; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and the Vitaphone Corporation present ; directed by Alan Crosland
Publication
Note
  • "The legendary first talking picture"--Container
  • Originally released as 9 reels of motion picture in 35 mm. with 9 sound discs (33 1/3 rpm ; 16 in.) by Warner Bros. Pictures in 1927
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
765463007231
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (IMDb)tt0018037
  • (OCoLC)ocn373665222
System details
VHS, hi-fi
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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