PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
This film is only the second ever silent film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The first was Wings (1927) which was the very first film to win the award for Best Picture in the Oscar's inaugural year. As Wings (1927) won just two Oscars, for Best Picture, ... ...
Why won't you talk?
In the early part of the film an issue of Variety is shown, with the front page covered with photos. Photos were allowed in Variety only in advertising copy. After 1920, it was an important style point of Variety that the publication never used photos on the front cover. They re-introduced photos as late as 1988, when the Silverman family sold Variety to Cahners.
In the credits for the baseball movie, "Jackie Cooler" plays "The Fridge."
English, English, French
€60,286 (Belgium) (16 October 2011)
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