The Jazz Singer
Jerry Golding (Danny Thomas) is a Jewish-American singer who has dreams of starring in musical theater, which upsets his traditional parents. His religiously conservative father, David (Eduard Franz), wants Jerry to follow in his footsteps as a cantor in their synagogue when he retires. When Jerry decides to enter show business after all, despite his father's wishes, David disowns him. Then his father becomes ill, and Jerry must weigh the importance of family versus success.