The Singing Fool (1928)

On September 19, Warner Brothers releases the official follow-up to Al Jolson’s 1927’s The Jazz Singer. The Singing Fool also used a synchronized soundtrack with sound effects, music, and only a few spoken lines, although with, 66 minutes of dialogue and songs (9 minutes more than Lights of New York), it was still the longest talking motion picture yet released. The Singing Fool was the highest-grossing film of the year, as well as Warner Brothers’ highest-grossing film for the 13 more years.

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