It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice and offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era. For the first time, they can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But also appearing are actors and actresses from the first 'talkies', stars from Broadway, and, of course, the German shepherd Rin-Tin-Tin. Frank Fay is the host of the more than 70 well-known stars who show various acts.
FROM SHAKESPEARE TO SYNCOPATION! (Print Ad- Buffalo Courier-Express,((Bufalo, NY)) 5 January 1930)
Did You Know?
The film contains John Barrymore
's only screen appearance as Richard III, one of his greatest stage successes. However, the excerpt is not from the play "Richard III", but from William Shakespeare
's "Henry VI: Part III", a "prequel" to "Richard III" in which he also appears. See more
The Minister - Guillotine Sequence
Brother, prepare for eternity. The End is at hand.
You Were Meant for Me
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Bull Montana
and Winnie Lightner See more
29 December 1929 (USA)
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(Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)
Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
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