|Robert Gordon||Jakie Rabinowitz - Age 13|
Young Jakie Rabinowitz loves jazz and ragtime, and wants to be a performer. But his father is a cantor, and he orders his son to carry on the family tradition. Jakie tries his hand anyway, only to be discovered by neighbor Moisha Yudelson and kicked out of the house. A decade later, an older Jakie has followed his dream, changed his name and found love with performer Mary, but he still wants to win his father over.