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Jazz Singer, The (1980)

Neil Diamond made his ‘acting’ debut as a cantor’s son who just wants to sing.

While Diamond had been one of the best pop singers of the 60s, he sank to a self-aggrandising low in yet another remake of the historic first talkie movie ever (but the scene with him in blackface still must be seen to be believed).

Unfortunately, despite the presence of that fine thespian Sir Laurence Olivier, this one was (and is) strictly for Neil Diamond fans only.

Neil Diamond
Laurence Olivier
Lucie Arnaz
Catlin Adams
Franklyn Ajaye

Richard Fleischer