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Thomas A. Watson.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
 
The Birth of the Telephone
(1914) American
B&W : Short film
Directed by [?] Allan Ramsay?

Cast: Thomas A. Watson [himself]

Thomas A. Edison, Incorporated, production; distributed by American Talking Picture Company, Incorporated. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Kinetophone sound-on-cylinder sound system. / The production was shot at the Edison Bronx, New York, studio. The film’s Kinetophone sound cylinder has survived [Edison Kinetophone cylinder 257 B-2 (D-B2 Bell); National Park Service object catalog number EDIS 4634]. / Full-sound film.

Speech.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : The soundtrack cylinder survives.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Early sound film - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 1 September 2011.

References: Robinson-Palace p. 164 : Website-InterArchive.

 
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