The Jazz Singer: the First Motion Picture with Sound

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Poster for the movie The Jazz Singer (1927), featuring stars Eugenie Besserer and Al Jolson. Warner Bros.

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The American Film Institute's entry about The Jazz Singer contains a synopsis of the film, a list of the cast and crew, and source citations for further research.
This is a film website managed by Tim Dirks, who writes articles about movie summaries and analyses. This article contains a plot synopsis and background about the making of The Jazz Singer.
In this blurb Richard Corliss of TIME notes that October 6, 1927 was important to the cinematic landscape because it was the release of the first talkie: The Jazz Singer.
This contains the full text of Sid Silverman's October 12, 1927, review of The Jazz Singer for Variety Magazine.

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