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Sam Warner (I) (1887–1927)

Sam Warner could rightly be called "The Father of Talking Pictures". Of the four Warner brothers, Sam was the most in favor of using synchronized sound with movies. He was the driving force behind the studio's partnership with Western Electric to create Vitaphone. At first, he only wanted to use Vitaphone to provide music and sound effects. (This ... See full bio »

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(1922)
The Lost City Producer
(1920)
(1919)
(1912)

Filmography

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 1923 Girl from the West (executive producer)
 1920 The Lost City (producer)
 1918 Kaiser's Finish (producer - as S.L. Warner)
 1912 Raiders of the Mexican Border (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1912 Peril of the Plains (producer - uncredited)
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 1922 A Dangerous Adventure (screenplay)
 1919 Open Your Eyes (story - as S.L. Warner)
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 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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 2007 The Brothers Warner (TV Movie documentary)
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 2006 42nd Street: From Book to Screen to Stage (Video short)
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 1991 Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (TV Movie documentary)
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 1980 Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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 1943 The Voice That Thrilled the World (Short)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

S.L. Warner | Samuel L. Warner
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Trivia:

Co-founder of Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., along with older brother Harry M. Warner (president of the company) and younger brothers Albert Warner (treasurer) and Jack L. Warner (executive in charge of production). Sam was the studio's chief executive officer until his death. See more »

Trademark:

Father of Talking Films

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Star Sign:

Leo

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