Did You Know?
Legend has it that the reason John Gilbert
's voice sounded high and reedy was that M.G.M. studio head L.B. Mayer bore a grudge against Gilbert and told technicians to speed up the soundtrack to discredit the increasingly drunken and troublesome star. Certainly Gilbert's voice is flawless in the later Queen Christina
(1933). See more
Spoofed in Singin' in the Rain