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This short was made for the express purpose of noting the 20th Anniversary of Warners Vitaphone sound-on-film process, and was also made to be released concurrently, and shown on the same ... See full summary »
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Don Juan (archive footage)
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Tommy Powers (archive footage)
Anna Case ...
Singer (archive footage)
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Thomas A. Edison (archive footage)
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MPPA President (archive footage)
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Jack Robin (archive footage)
Giovanni Martinelli ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Rico (archive footage)
Roy Smeck ...
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Marion Talley ...
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This short was made for the express purpose of noting the 20th Anniversary of Warners Vitaphone sound-on-film process, and was also made to be released concurrently, and shown on the same bill, with Warners' 1946 release of "Night and Day." And that is what happened. If a theatre-goer saw "Night and Day" on first-run in any theatre, they also saw "Okay for Sound." Unless they arrived lat, and then didn't stay for the "Extra Added Attractions." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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7 September 1946 (USA)  »

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Vitaphone production reel #1492A See more »

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The program shows Mischa Elman will play "Humoresque", but later says the selection is "Gavotte". See more »

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Features Never Say Goodbye (1946) See more »

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Vesti la giubba
(uncredited)
From "Pagliacci"
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sung by Giovanni Martinelli
From Vesti la giubba (1926)
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Jazz Singer Disc 3
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

OK For Sound (1946)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Entertaining 20-minute documentary covering the 20th anniversary of sound films. This here starts off talking about the early history of cinema as the likes of Edison tried to mix images with sound but failed. We then get to the 1920s as we hear about where the technology was at this time and how it eventually developed into THE JAZZ SINGER. From here we see how every picture went to sound and then we get a demonstration of how it works on a film like NIGHT AND DAY. I think this short does a pretty good job at talking about the history of sound in motion pictures even though silent buffs might not like a couple of the jokes aimed at silent pictures. Of course, in 1946 silent films were looked at something rather old-fashioned and there's no way those people could have known that these silent pictures would be viewed in today's time.


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