||Thomas A. Watson.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Birth of the Telephone
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.
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.