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The Movies March On (1939)

A "March of Time" presentation of the evolution of movies compiled primarily from film clips of silent movies through the early sound pictures to the present (1939) date. Industry ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Renée Adorée ... Herself (archive footage)
Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... Himself - from 'The Great Train Robbery' (archive footage)
Theda Bara ... Herself - From 'A Fool There Was' (archive footage)
Lionel Barrymore ... Himself (segment The New York Hat) (archive footage)
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator
Joseph I. Breen Joseph I. Breen ... Himself (archive footage) (as Joseph Breen)
Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charlie Chaplin)
Cecil B. DeMille ... Himself (archive footage)
Walt Disney ... Himself (archive footage)
Marie Dressler ... Herself (segment Tillie's Punctured Romance) (archive footage)
Douglas Fairbanks ... Himself - From 'Robin Hood' (archive footage)
Greta Garbo ... Herself (archive footage)
Mary Garden ... Herself - From 'Thais' (archive footage)
John Gilbert ... Himself (archive footage)
Lillian Gish ... Elsie - Stoneman's Daughter (archive footage)
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A "March of Time" presentation of the evolution of movies compiled primarily from film clips of silent movies through the early sound pictures to the present (1939) date. Industry executives such as Jack and Harry Warner, Walt Disney, Cecil B. DeMille, et al are seen taking bows in the live (non-archive) footage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The March of Time (1938-1939 season) #12: The Movies March On See more »

Company Credits

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The March of Time See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Features Steamboat Willie (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Mammy
Sung by Al Jolson
From archive footage of The Jazz Singer (1927)
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