The Jazz Singer (1952)
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Hokey but colorful. Danny Thomas wasn't much of an actor but he sang well enough, what matters more is that Peggy Lee is in the movie and sings several songs. That makes whatever malarkey you have to sit through worth it.
This 1952 updating of the 1927 sound introducing original is a bland and forgettable film. Danny Thomas does his best, but he doesn't ever really land the role in my opinion. Everything about this film is forgettable and so tame it hurts. The idea that this film and the awful "White Christmas" were directed by the same man who made the incredible "Casablanca". I guess you can't polish a turd of a script. See the historically significant original over this dragged out bland version from the 50s.
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