A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound 82 years old

This short documentary, presented and directed by MGM sound engineer Douglas Shearer, goes behind the scenes to look at how the sound portion of a talking picture is created.

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A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound Cast

Name Character
Joan Crawford She was 35, 73 years old when she died
Clark Gable He was 38, 59 years old when he died as Himself
Greta Garbo She was 34, 84 years old when she died
James Stewart He was 31, 89 years old when he died
Walter Pidgeon He was 42, 87 years old when he died as Himself
Cary Grant He was 35, 82 years old when he died
Ann Sothern She was 30, 92 years old when she died as Herself
Katharine Hepburn She was 32, 96 years old when she died
Judy Garland She was 17, 47 years old when she died
Lew Ayres He was 31, 88 years old when he died as Himself
William Powell He was 47, 91 years old when he died
Conrad Veidt He was 46, 50 years old when he died as Himself
Myrna Loy She was 34, 88 years old when she died
Lana Turner She was 18, 74 years old when she died
Nelson Eddy He was 38, 65 years old when he died
Mickey Rooney He was 19, 93 years old when he died
Robert Taylor He was 28, 57 years old when he died as Himself
Groucho Marx He was 49, 86 years old when he died
Hedy Lamarr She was 25, 85 years old when she died as Herself
Lionel Barrymore He was 61, 76 years old when he died as Himself
Harpo Marx He was 51, 75 years old when he died
Jeanette MacDonald She was 36, 61 years old when she died
Spencer Tracy He was 39, 67 years old when he died as Himself
George Murphy He was 37, 89 years old when he died
Laraine Day She was 19, 87 years old when she died as Herself
Greer Garson She was 35, 91 years old when she died as Herself
Robert Young He was 32, 91 years old when he died as Himself
Ruth Hussey She was 28, 93 years old when she died as Herself
Charles Winninger He was 55, 84 years old when he died
Norma Shearer She was 37, 80 years old when she died as Herself
Robert Montgomery He was 35, 77 years old when he died
Alla Nazimova She was 60, 66 years old when she died as Herself
Wallace Beery He was 54, 64 years old when he died
W.S. Van Dyke He was 50, 53 years old when he died
Douglas Shearer He was 40, 71 years old when he died as Himself (Sound Engineer)
Eleanor Powell She was 27, 69 years old when she died
Rosalind Russell She was 32, 69 years old when she died
Frank Whitbeck He was 57, 81 years old when he died
Robert Donat He was 34, 53 years old when he died
Chico Marx He was 52, 74 years old when he died
Douglas McPhail He was 26, 30 years old when he died

A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound Crew

Name Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof as Music Editor. He was 38 (81) years old when He died Sound
Douglas Shearer as Director. He was 40 (71) years old when He died Directing
Lester White as Director of Photography. He was 32 (51) years old when He died Camera
Jack Ruggiero as Editor. He was 30 (78) years old when He died Editing
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A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound (82 years)

  • Release day: Monday, January 01, 1940
  • Runtime: 11 minutes