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October 6, 1927: The End of the Silent Film Era
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October 6, 1927: The End of the Silent Film Era

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Today in 1927, Alan Crosland’s The Jazz Singer, based on the 1925 play of the same name by Samson Raphaelson, was released. It was the first feature-length film to incorporate both a synchronized musical score and lip-synced singing and speaking. It would usher in a new era of “talkies” and marked the beginning of the end of the silent film era.