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Ben Bernie and All the Lads
(1922) American
B&W : Short film
Directed by [?] Lee de Forest?

Cast: Ben Bernie and All the Lads, Oscar Levant [the pianist].

De Forest Phonofilm, Incorporated, production; distributed by De Forest Phonofilm, Incorporated. / Produced by Lee de Forest. / Phonofilm 35mm spherical format. Phonofilm sound-on-film sound system. / [?] The film may not have been shot until early 1925, as songs performed were not composed until late 1924? / Full-sound film.

Performance: Music.

Synopsis: Band performance of songs by Youmans and George Gershwin.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (Maurice H. Zouary collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Early sound film - Music: Bands - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 16 October 2011.

References: Film viewing : Geduld-Birth p. 97; Zouary-DeForest p. 227 : with additional information provided by Tom Mayer.

Home video: DVD.

 
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