MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 194,231 this week

The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943)

 |  Documentary, Short, History
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 107 users  
Reviews: 5 user

This short traces the history of sound in the movies, beginning with French scientist Leon Scott's experiments in 1857.

Director:

Writer:

(narration)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1833 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 
a list of 6867 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 7 titles
created 05 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943)

The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Voice That Thrilled the World.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A bull terrier tells his life story, from the streets of the Bowery to a life of luxury.

Director: Herman Hoffman
Stars: Jeff Richards, Jarma Lewis, Edmund Gwenn
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Coleman
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Mystery | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Duke Duquesne is a very eccentric magician, and owing to his lifestyle his two-year-old daughter, Cassie, is sent away to live with an aunt. After twenty years, news of her father's death ... See full summary »

Director: William Conrad
Stars: Connie Stevens, Dean Jones, Cesar Romero
Roller Boogie (1979)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Skaters band together to keep their roller-disco open.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

We spend the day with Bess, considered by many to be the smartest horse in the movies, as she works with her trainer.

Director: Harry Loud
Stars: Bess, Joe Adkinson, Frank Whitbeck
Water Sports (1935)
Documentary | Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A documentary showcasing water sports activities such as sailboat racing and surfboard riding, including Christian Peterson doing a human surfboard at 45 mph.

Director: Ray McCarey
Stars: Pete Smith, Christian Peterson
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Humorous take on "unwanted" gifts.

Director: Dave O'Brien
Stars: Pete Smith, Dave O'Brien, Leon Tyler
The Big Sur (1965)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This MGM short film narrated by Richard Burton promotes it's upcoming major release The Sandpiper (1965) starring Burton and his then wife Elizabeth Taylor. Panoramic shots of the ocean, ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Emil White
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A short, introduced in Pennsylvania when the state had laws disallowing the screening of films on Sunday, to sway voters on a referendum to allow such screenings.

Stars: Irvin S. Cobb, Kay Francis, Warner Oland
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood. There's a report on a second gold rush in California. The 1934 Rose Bowl winners, from Columbia University, visit Warner Bros. ... See full summary »

Director: George Bilson
Stars: Al Barabas, Busby Berkeley, Joan Blondell
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Martinelli ...
Canio in 'Pagliacci' (segment "Vesti la giubba") (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Warner Brothers pays tribute to the history of sound recording, to talking pictures, and to itself. Fresh from its "Yankee Doodle Dandy" Oscar for sound, Warner Brothers celebrates those who's work brought the world from research to sound recordings and from there to a movie with a musical score ("Don Juan"), film with synchronized sound ("Jazz Singer" and "Vesti la giubba"), and the first all-talking picture, "Lights of New York." Film clips celebrate Ethel Waters' singing, Paul Muni's biopics, Bette Davis and Gary Cooper's Oscars (plus Sgt. York speaking English, French, and Italian), and World War II newsreels and training films. Cagney's Oscar: 100 years in development. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Vitaphone release number 1179A. See more »

Connections

Features Don Juan (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Skies
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Al Jolson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Voice That Thrilled was pretty good while The Voice from the Screen not so much
3 December 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Warner Bros. documentary short tells of their contribution to sound films which started with late sibling Sam's championing the Vitaphone process which contributed to the development of The Jazz Singer's success and the first all-talking picture Lights of New York of which a pertinent clip is shown. I'll just now say that this was quite an educational experience even though it was biased toward this particular studio's efforts. I'd now like to move on to another short on The Jazz Singer DVD that's not listed on this site: The Voice from the Screen. Hosted by Edward B. Craft, executive vice president of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., he presented before the New York Electrical Society on Oct. 27, 1926, the Vitaphone method of recording sound for film that-as filmed here-now looks very boring especially when there no cuts or different camera angles depicted even when having a director demonstrate filming the guitar-and-ukulele singing duo of Witt & Berg. At least that same duo is later in close-up when singing their next song. That one gets a two while the other short's rating is above...


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?