The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era.

The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era.

"The Jazz Singer" (1927) The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era. This film also features racist blackface.

"The Jazz Singer" (1927) The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era. This film also features racist blackface.

The Jazz Singer

The Jazz Singer (1927)

Directed by Alan Crosland.  With Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer. The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

The Jazz Singer (1927)

Directed by Alan Crosland. With Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer. The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Myrna Loy as Chorus Girl (uncredited) - 1927 - The Jazz Singer - Director:  Alan Crosland - @~ Mlle

Myrna Loy as Chorus Girl (uncredited) - 1927 - The Jazz Singer - Director: Alan Crosland - @~ Mlle

“Kittyinva: 1927 May McAvoy and Al Jolson publicity photo for “The Jazz Singer”. From Movies of the 1920′s, FB. ”

“Kittyinva: 1927 May McAvoy and Al Jolson publicity photo for “The Jazz Singer”. From Movies of the 1920′s, FB. ”

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