The Jazz Singer (1959)
"Jerry does Jolson" in this song-filled TV drama, aired as part of the "Startime" anthology series, starring Jerry Lewis as the cantor's son who breaks with family tradition and is disowned by his father for pursuing a career in show business. Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eduard Franz, Molly Picon, and Alan Reed co-star; directed by Ralph Nelson ("Lilies of the Field"). Includes both the restored original color broadcast and a black-and-white kinescope. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; featurette; photo gallery.