The Jazz Singer. 1928. USA. Directed by Alan Crosland. 89 min.
Screenplay by Al Cohn, Jack Jarmuth, based on the play The Day of Atonement, by Samson Raphelson. With Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland. Produced by Warner Bros. and using its proprietary Vitaphone system of recorded sound on disc, _The Jazz Singer_—the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences and songs—famousy ushered in the era of talkies. Added to the National Film Registry in 1996.