“Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet” is 1st spoken words in film’ dialog.

The Jazz Singer/1st talkies film

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. Produced by Warner Bros. with its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, the movie stars Al Jolson, who performs six songs.

Directed by Alan Crosland, it is based on a play by Samson Raphaelson.

『ジャズ・シンガー』(The Jazz Singer)は、1927年10月6日にアメリカのワーナー・ブラザーズが公開した映画で、ヴァイタフォン方式を採用した世界初のトーキーと作品。


The story begins with young Jakie Rabinowitz defying the traditions of his devout Jewish family by singing popular tunes in a beer hall. Punished by his father, a cantor, Jakie runs away from home. Some years later, now calling himself Jack Robin, he has become a talented jazz singer. He attempts to build a career as an entertainer, but his professional ambitions ultimately come into conflict with the demands of his home and heritage.