De Forest Phonofilm (Sorted by Title Ascending)



1. A Boston Star: Borrah Minevitch (1923)

Short

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Borrah Minevitch, billed as the World's Champion Harmonicist, performs in a short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Borrah Minevitch

2. A Musical Monologue (1923)

Short, Musical

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Phil Baker appears in short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process, and premiered at the Rivoli Theater in New York City on 15 April 1923.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Phil Baker

3. A.C. Astor with Sentimental Mac (1928)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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British ventriloquist A.C. Astor appears with his dummy Sentimental Mac in a film using the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Star: A.C. Astor

4. Abraham Lincoln (1924)

Short

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Star: Frank McGlynn Sr.

5. Adolph Zukor Introduces Phonofilm (1923)

4 min | Short

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Short film of Adolph Zukor, head of Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount, introducing the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film system.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Star: Adolph Zukor

6. Ag and Bert (1929)

12 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Bertram Phillips | Stars: Mabel Constanduros, Michael Hogan

7. Ain't She Sweet (1928)

Musical, Short

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Stars: Chili Bouchier, Dick Henderson

8. Al Herman (1926)

5 min | Short

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Film comedian Al Herman performs some of his material.

Director: Al Herman | Star: Al Herman

9. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1926)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

10. Alma Barnes the Internationally Famous Mimic (1926)

Short

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Alma Barnes, British comic billed as "the internationally famous mimic", performs excerpts of her music hall act in this short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Alma Barnes

11. Almost a Gentleman (II) (1928)

9 min | Comedy, Short

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Star: Billy Bennett

12. Alvin and Kelvin Keech (1926)

Short, Music

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British banjo duo Alvin and Kelvin Keech perform in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The Keech brothers are sometimes credited with inventing the banjulele, a hybrid of banjo and ukulele.

Director: Lee De Forest | Stars: Alvin Keech, Kelvin Keech

13. An Attempted Duet (1928)

8 min | Musical, Short

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Stars: Beryl Beresford, Leslie Hinton

14. An Intimate Interlude (1928)

9 min | Short, Music

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Star: Albert Whelan

15. Annie Laurie (1926)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

16. Arthur Roberts (1927)

Comedy, Musical, Short

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Director: Bertram Phillips | Star: Arthur Roberts

17. As We Lie (1927)

9 min | Comedy, Short

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A husband decides to teach his wife a lesson by feigning an affair with another woman over the phone.

Director: Miles Mander | Stars: Lillian Hall-Davis, Miles Mander

18. Ashton and Rawson (1928)

8 min | Short

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19. At the Photographer's (1929)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Harry Delf | Star: Harry Delf

20. Barking Dog (1921)

Short, Sport

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A dog barks in front of an ivy-covered wall. One the earliest of the De Forest Phonofilm productions.

Director: Lee De Forest

21. Bella Donna (1923)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Bella Donna, a seductive woman snares Nigel Armine into marriage and he takes her to Egypt to live. Tired of her simple husband, Bella becomes involved with brutish Baroudi.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Pola Negri, Conway Tearle, Conrad Nagel, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 12

22. Ben Bernie and All the Lads (1923)

7 min | Short, Music

6.1
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The Ben Bernie and All the Lads band, featuring pianist Oscar Levant, perform songs by Vincent Youmans and George Gershwin in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Stars: Ben Bernie, Oscar Levant

Votes: 7

23. Betty Chester the Well Known Co-Optimist Star (1926)

Short, Music

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Betty Chester, music hall star billed as "the well-known Co-Optimist star" sings song "Pig-Tail Alley" in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Charles Calvert | Star: Betty Chester

24. Billy Merson Singing Desdemona (1926)

Short, Music

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Star: Billy Merson

25. Bleak House (1926)

10 min | Short

5.8
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Actor Bransby Williams appears as the miser in an excerpt of Dickens' novel Bleak House.

Directors: Lee De Forest, Widgey R. Newman | Star: Bransby Williams

Votes: 9

26. Bring on the Bride (1929)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Harry Delf | Stars: Betty Lancaster, Edward O'Connor, Cecil Holm, Wanda Perry

27. Brooke Johns and Goodee Montgomery (1926)

Short

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Brooke Johns sings and plays ukulele and Goodee Montgomery sings and dances in this rendition of the song "I'm in Love Again" in a short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Brooke Johns, Goodee Montgomery

28. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1927)

5 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

29. Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon (1927)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

30. Canoodling (1928)

9 min | Musical, Short

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Star: Hal Jones

31. Carrie from Lancasheer (1928)

8 min | Short, Music

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32. Casey at the Bat (1922)

TV-G | 6 min | Short

5.5
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Famous actor DeWolf Hopper (Sr.) recites the poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer in an early sound film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: DeWolf Hopper Sr.

Votes: 53

33. Charles A. Lindbergh (1927)

Short

5.6
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Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Charles A. Lindbergh

Votes: 5

34. Charmaine (1928)

13 min | Musical, Short

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Star: Eric Marshall

35. Chauncey Depew (1925)

5 min | Short

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Former U.S. senator Chauncey Depew, age 91, gives his recollections of President Abraham Lincoln in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Chauncey Depew

36. Christmas Party (1928)

Short, Music

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Stars: Fred Elizalde, Fred Elizalde Orchestra

37. Clapham and Dwyer No. 1 (1929)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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Stars: Charles Clapham, Bill Dwyer

38. Clapham and Dwyer No. 2 (1929)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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Stars: Charles Clapham, Bill Dwyer

39. Clonk! (1928)

5 min | Short, Music

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Stars: Arty Ash, Leslie Sarony

40. Cohen on the Telephone (1923)

5 min | Short

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Monroe Silver, famed monologue writer and performer, gives his version of "Cohen on the Telephone" in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Monroe Silver

41. Come Take a Trip in My Airship (1924)

Animation, Short

8.4
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 5

42. Comin' Thro' the Rye (1926)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

43. Conchita Piquer (1923)

11 min | Short

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Spanish dancer Conchita Piquer performs in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Concha Piquer

44. Cuando fui león (1928)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Manuel Marín | Star: Ramper

45. Cuban Sound Documentary (1926)

Short

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Film produced by the Cuban government, which was released in October 1926 in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process, and which was the first sound film made in Cuba.

Director: Lee De Forest

46. Daisy Bell (1925)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

47. Dandy George and Rosie (1927)

Short

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British music hall star Albert George Spink (1869-1947) appears with his dog Rosie as "Dandy George and Rosie" in a short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound- on-film process.

Director: Widgey R. Newman | Star: Albert George Spink

48. Darling Nelly Gray (1926)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

49. Der rote Kreis (1929)

Mystery

7.2
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Director: Frederic Zelnik | Stars: Lya Mara, Fred Louis Lerch, Stewart Rome, Albert Steinrück

Votes: 5

50. Dick Henderson (1926)

Short, Music

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British music hall entertainer Dick Henderson sings "That Makes Me Love Her All the More".

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Dick Henderson


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