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The Best Picture Project – The Broadway Melody (1929)

Dir. by Henry Beaumont

Starring Anite Page, Bessie Love, Charles King

When sound films came into being back in 1927 – with The Jazz Singer – the death of silent films was at hand but because of the time needed to switch over to producing and exhibiting sound films there was an unusual lag in time between the death knell and the actual death itself. This meant that in the first year of the Academy Awards, when sound films were just making hay, silent films were able to rule the day. By the second year, though, silent films were over. Continue reading

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