The Voice That Thrilled the World 79 years old

This short traces the history of sound in the movies, beginning with French scientist Leon Scott's experiments in 1857. Featured are snippets from early sound pictures.

Credits

The Voice That Thrilled the World Cast

Name Character
Bette Davis She was 34, 81 years old when she died as Herself (segment 'Dangerous') (archive footage)
Joan Leslie She was 17, 90 years old when she died as Herself (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage)
Rosemary DeCamp She was 32, 90 years old when she died as Herself (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage)
James Cagney He was 43, 86 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage)
Eugene Pallette He was 53, 65 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'Lights of New York') (archive footage)
Walter Huston He was 59, 67 years old when he died as Jerry Cohan (archive footage)
Jeanne Cagney She was 23, 65 years old when she died as Herself (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage)
Paul Muni He was 47, 71 years old when he died as Himself (segments 'The Story of Louis Pasteur' and 'The Life of Emile Zola') (archive footage)
Stanley Ridges He was 52, 60 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'Sergeant York') (archive footage)
Al Jolson He was 56, 64 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'The Jazz Singer') (archive footage)
George Arliss He was 74, 77 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'Disraeli') (archive footage)
Ethel Waters She was 46, 80 years old when she died as Herself (segment 'On with the Show!') (archive footage)
Eugenie Besserer She was 74, 65 years old when she died as Herself (segment 'The Jazz Singer') (archive footage)
Franchot Tone He was 37, 63 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'Dangerous') (archive footage)
Art Gilmore He was 30, 98 years old when he died as Narrator (voice)
Jack L. Warner He was 50, 86 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Harold Miller He was 48, 78 years old when he died as Audience Member (uncredited)
David Torrence He was 78, 87 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'Disraeli') (archive footage)
John Barrymore He was 60, 60 years old when he died as Himself (segments 'Don Juan' & 'Richard III') (archive footage)
Josephine Hutchinson She was 39, 94 years old when she died as Herself (segment 'The Story of Louis Pasteur') (archive footage)
Gary Cooper He was 41, 60 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'Sergeant York') (archive footage)
Sheldon Jett She was 42, 59 years old when she died as Audience Member (uncredited)
Benito Mussolini He was 59, 61 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Cullen Landis He was 46, 79 years old when he died as Himself (segment 'Lights of New York') (archive footage)
Robert Elliott as Himself (segment 'Lights of New York') (archive footage)

The Voice That Thrilled the World Crew

Name Department
Jean Negulesco as Director. He was 42 (93) years old when He died Directing
Howard Jackson as Music. He was 42 (66) years old when He died Sound
Thomas Pratt as Editor. He was 44 (74) years old when He died Editing
Sidney Hickox as Cinematography. He was 47 (86) years old when He died Crew
Gordon Hollingshead as Producer. He was 50 (60) years old when He died Production
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The Voice That Thrilled the World (79 years)

  • Release day: Friday, January 01, 1943
  • Runtime: 18 minutes