Most Popular "Early Sound Film" Titles
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2. Say It with Songs (1929)
95 min | Musical
Joe Lane kills another man in a fistfight after learning that the man has made improper advances towards his wife. Joe goes to prison for the murder. When Joe gets out of prison, he visits ... See full summary »
3. The Singing Fool (1928)
105 min | Musical, Drama
A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy."
Votes: 173 | Gross: $10.90M
5. Sally (1929)
TV-G | 103 min | Musical
Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. ... See full summary »
7. The Lion and the Mouse (1928)
Judge Ross, on the Federal Bench, rules in favor of a large company in litigation before him, unaware that a smaller company in which he owns considerable stock has been subsumed by the ... See full summary »
8. So Long Letty (1929)
64 min | Comedy, Musical
Uncle Claude comes to the Ardmore Beach Hotel to see Tommy and his wife. At the hotel, with his two granddaughters Ruth and Sally, Uncle Claude meets a wise talking employee named Letty ... See full summary »
10. Wise Girls (1929)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
The father of three grown daughters tries to keep his sanity, even after his free-spirited middle daughter rebelliously marries a poor plumber.
11. Behind the Lines (1926)
8 min | Short, Music
Elsie Janis entertains the troops from the back of a truck. She calls a French soldier up to sing with her, then dances to an American song while everyone sings, and finally shares the ... See full synopsis »
14. The Voice of the City (1929)
Passed | 81 min | Crime
An escaped convict and the detective tasked with hunting him down end up working in parallel to clear the convict's name and nab the gangsters that framed him.
16. The Night Court (1927)
10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical
A police raid on a night club results in the entire cast of the club's floor show being hauled into court, where they must perform their routines for the judge.
17. Trifles (1930)
16 min | Short, Drama
The Sheriff and County Prosecutor come to an isolated country farm where a woman killed her husband, attempting to gather evidence. Only their wives are able to solve the mystery, which they decide to keep to themselves.
18. Don't Get Nervous (1929)
TV-G | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Musical
Georgie Price tells Bryan Foy, who is to direct his short film, that he is nervous about performing to a camera and microphone instead of an audience. He then sings a couple songs, in an Al Jolson/Eddie Cantor style.
20. Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (1925)
Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy
Gus Visser performs part of his vaudeville act, appearing on the stage holding a white duck. Gus sings the song, "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)", and soon the duck begins to accompany him by quacking.
11 min | Short, History, Music
Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures and their precocious offspring, Little Miss Vitaphone, host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee, attended by most of the major players and song writers under contract to WB at that time.
24. Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields (1927)
10 min | Short, Music
The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes, are seated playing. After a few bars, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields enter - ... See full summary »
26. Chaz Chase: 'The Unique Comedian' (1928)
7 min | Comedy, Short
Returns from a party and states that he's still hungry. He eats the cigar he was smoking and then does some shimmying around the room. He then proceeds to light and eat his matches and then... See full summary »
27. Leo Beers: World Renowned Whistling Songster (1928)
8 min | Short, Music
Leo Beers, a renowned whistling songster, is sitting at a piano accompanying himself whistling a number of tunes. The tunes range from ballads to novelties to upbeats tunes. He also does ... See full summary »
28. Green's Twentieth Century Faydettes (1929)
7 min | Short, Musical
A straight vaudeville performance of an all-girl ensemble. The leader is dressed in something like a lord Fauntleroy outfit, and the orchestra members wear matching dresses, with a patch in... See full summary »
30. The Roof Garden Revue (1928)
10 min | Short, Music
A musical Vitaphone short by Larry Ceballos. The songs include "Over the Garden Wall", It Was the Dawn of Love", and Baily and Barnum singing "Pretty Little Bom Bom Maid From Bombay".
35. Trixie Friganza in My Bag o' Trix (1929)
TV-G | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical
A vaudeville act. Trixie Friganza performs first a story and then a song. For the story, she wears a wide-brimmed had and a matching diaphanous shawl. She tells of a visit to a friend who ... See full summary »
40. Mother's Boy (1929)
82 min | Drama, Musical
Young Irish lad Tommy O'Day lives in a poor section of New York's Lower East Side, and is blessed with a beautiful singing voice. After an argument with his father, who accuses him of ... See full summary »
43. Yamekraw (1930)
10 min | Short, Musical
In a wordless story with semi-surreal stage sets, a poor black man ventures from his ramshackle rural home to the big city, where a dancing girl in a dive two-times him. He returns to his home and wife's arms.
49. The Cowboy and the Girl (1928)
TV-G | 8 min | Short, Comedy, Music
The scene is a parlor out West, with Ray Mayer sitting at the piano in is cowboy duds - hat, scarf, and chaps. He plays a little barrel-house music and then introduces Edith Evans, who ... See full summary »