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The Voice That Thrilled the World

Directed by Jean Negulesco
1943    18m
This short traces the history of sound in the movies, beginning with French scientist Leon Scott's experiments in 1857.
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Cast of The Voice That Thrilled the World
  • Art GilmoreNarrator (voice)
  • Sheldon JettAudience Member (uncredited)
  • Harold MillerAudience Member (uncredited)
  • Edwin TuttleAudience Member (uncredited)
  • Giovanni MartinelliCanio in 'Pagliacci' (segment 'Vesti la giubba') (archive footage)
  • George ArlissSelf (segment 'Disraeli') (archive footage)
  • John BarrymoreSelf (segments 'Don Juan' & 'Richard III') (archive footage)
  • Eugenie BessererSelf (segment 'The Jazz Singer') (archive footage)
  • James CagneySelf (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage)
  • Jeanne CagneySelf (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage)
  • Gary CooperSelf (segment 'Sergeant York') (archive footage)
  • Bette DavisSelf (segment 'Dangerous') (archive footage)
  • Rosemary DeCampSelf (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage)
  • Robert ElliottSelf (segment 'Lights of New York') (archive footage)
  • Walter HustonJerry Cohan (archive footage)
  • Josephine HutchinsonSelf (segment 'The Story of Louis Pasteur') (archive footage)
  • Al JolsonSelf (segment 'The Jazz Singer') (archive footage)
  • Cullen LandisSelf (segment 'Lights of New York') (archive footage)
  • Joan LeslieSelf (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage)
  • Paul MuniSelf ('Story of Pasteur' & 'Life of Zola') (archive footage)
  • Benito MussoliniSelf (archive footage)
  • Eugene PalletteSelf (segment 'Lights of New York') (archive footage)
  • Stanley RidgesSelf (segment 'Sergeant York') (archive footage)
  • Franchot ToneSelf (segment 'Dangerous') (archive footage)
  • David TorrenceSelf (segment 'Disraeli') (archive footage)
  • Harry M. WarnerSelf (archive footage)
  • Jack L. WarnerSelf (archive footage)
  • Ethel WatersSelf (segment 'On with the Show!') (archive footage)

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