Tag: Samson Raphaelson

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

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.

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