Vitaphone Varieties

Vitaphone Varieties was a series title (represented by a pennant logo on screen) for all of Warner Brothers' earliest short film "talkies" of the 1920s, initially done with the Vitaphone disc process before a switch to the sound-on-film format early in the 1930s. These were the first major film studio-backed sound films, initially showcased with the 1926 synchronized scored features Don Juan and The Better 'Ole. Although independent producers like Lee de Forest's Phonofilm were successfully making sound film shorts as far back as 1922, they were very limited in their distribution and their audio was generally not as loud and clear in theaters as Vitaphone's. The success of the early Vitaphone shorts, initially filmed only in New York, helped launch the sound revolution in Hollywood.

OverviewEdit

Featured were many of the great vaudeville and musical performers of the 1920s. Classical musicians who dominated the early days of recorded sound were given their film debuts, along with the many future stars of radio's "golden age": Fred Allen, Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Edgar Bergen, Jack Haley just to name a few. Several top stars at Warner Bros. and other studios like Joe E. Brown, Joan Blondell, William Demarest, Claire Trevor, Sylvia Sidney, Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy also first appeared on screen in ten-minute dramatic and comedy sketches, as did a few silent stars making the transition like Blanche Sweet.

Al Jolson filmed A Plantation Act in August 1926, a full year before The Jazz Singer. When Warner Brothers decided to promote the feature as Jolson's talkie debut, the earlier short was removed from circulation. Initially thought lost, it was restored, in part by the Vitaphone Project's efforts, for a laser disc set in the 1990s and later released on DVD with the feature.[1][2]

At the time, there was much fear that these little films (and the sound features that followed) would kill vaudeville, a fear that was justified for many individual performers. While there was always a chance that a stage performer could become a household name by appearing in these, his or her act could no longer be repeated on stage, town after town, once one filmed performance appeared in theaters across the country. A few comedy acts for Vitaphone even made light of this fact, particularly Georgie Price’s still humorous today 1929 title, Don't Get Nervous.

Although the term "Vitaphone Variety" was still used with some Warner film shorts running under one reel (or 10 minutes) well into the 1950s, the trade periodicals marketed them under different logos after the 1931–32 season: Pepper Pots and Vitaphone Novelties (after 1936), while lengthier productions (running two reels or 20 minutes) morphed into the Broadway Brevities. By this time, the primary producer in charge was Samuel Sax,[3][4] who oversaw the majority of the New York filmed productions. Later titles completed in California in the forties and fifties sometimes recycled the "Vitaphone Variety" logo, but were usually marketed in the trade periodicals as either "Hollywood Novelties" or "Warner Novelties" and were mostly documentary rather than musical or comedy acts. Among this later group, two 1945-46 titles, Story of a Dog and Smart as a Fox, were nominees for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in the one-reel category.

Recent rediscoveryEdit

The impact that the earliest Vitaphone Varieties had on world cinema has been a frequent footnote in many film history books, but it was only in recent decades that books have bothered to analyze them in depth (among them, Roy Liebman's Vitaphone Films and Edwin M. Bradley's The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926–1931).

The Vitaphone Project only started in 1991 rounding up missing discs and matching them with films made before the studio switched to optical film recording. Three years later, MGM/UA issued the first group of them to laser disc, with Warner releasing the first significant number on DVD as part of a multi-disc edition of The Jazz Singer. Since then, the Warner Archive Collection has made more available in a series of sets, as well as re-releasing Don Juan with its accompanying shorts.

List of Vitaphone VarietiesEdit

The following list is not complete but fairly close. The 1926–1932 titles (the official "Vitaphone Varieties") are arranged by the Vitaphone title card numbers. They are then grouped by the year in which they were filmed, but not necessarily the same year they were released to theaters. If known, that date is listed right after the major credits (just the key director, if known, and the performers). Sometimes the date Film Daily reviewed it or the copyright date (©) is listed. DVD availability is also listed at the end of each line.[5][6][7]

1926Edit

Listed by Vitaphone number. Filmed in 1926 in New York City.

# Title Release, copyright or review date Performers Notes
116 Pagliacci February 1926 Pagliacci & Vitaphone Symphony First Warner Bros. short films
131 Bob Witt and Cy Berg April 1926 Bob Witt & Cy Berg with Vitaphone Symphony
165 Rin Tin Tin April 1926 Rin Tin Tin and Corporal Lee Duncan test film
178 The Volga Boatman May 1926 Vitaphone Symphony
183 An Evening on the Don
192 Will Hays August 6, 1926 Will H. Hays Don Juan (1926 film) DVD
198 Giovanni Martinelli August 6, 1926 Giovanni Martinelli Don Juan (1926 film) DVD
263 Overture Tannhäuser August 6, 1926 Henry Kimball Hadley & the New York Philharmonic Don Juan (1926 film) DVD
274 & 275 Mischa Elman August 6, 1926 Mischa Elman (released as two separate film shorts) Don Juan (1926 film) DVD
278 Polonaise in A Flat Harold Bauer
281 Ephraim Zimbalist & Harold Bauer Duet August 6, 1926 Ephraim Zimbalist & Harold Bauer Don Juan (1926 film) DVD
294 La Fiesta August 6, 1926 Anna Case, The Cansinos, Metropolitan Opera Chorus Don Juan (1926 film) DVD
296 Swanee River Anna Case, Roy Smeck & the Dixie Jubilee Singers
301 The Recording Doris Becker
302 His Pastimes August 6, 1926 Roy Smeck Don Juan (1926 film) DVD
308 Marion Talley August 6, 1926 Marion Talley Don Juan (1926 film) DVD
314 Overture to Mignon August 6, 1926 Henry Kimball Hadley & the New York Philharmonic
316 Overture William Tell August 6, 1926 The New York Philharmonic
339 Behind the Lines October 5, 1926 Elsie Janis Shown at the premiere of The Better 'Ole (1926 film); The Jazz Singer DVD
349 Between the Acts at the Opera October 5, 1926 Willie and Eugene Howard Shown at the premiere of The Better 'Ole (1926 film); Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
355 George Jessel A Theatrical Booking Office October 5, 1926 George Jessel Shown at the premiere of The Better 'Ole (1926 film)
359 A Plantation Act October 7, 1926 Al Jolson Shown at the premiere of The Better 'Ole (1926 film); The Jazz Singer DVD
361 & 365 Reinald Werrenrath © March 12, 1927 Reinald Werrenrath (released as two separate film shorts); Shown at the premiere of The Better 'Ole (1926 film)
366 Modern Song and Syncopation © April 2, 1927 The Four Aristocrats - Eddie Lewis, Fred Weber, Bert Bennet & Tom Miller
379 Mme Schumann-Heink © April 2, 1927 Ernestine Schumann-Heink
380 Madame Schumann-Heink © April 4, 1927 Ernestine Schumann-Heink
381 The Spirit of 1918 Overture October 7, 1926 Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra Shown at the premiere of The Better 'Ole (1926 film)
383 Way Down South October 7, 1926 Mary Lewis
390 & 391 Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra October 7, 1926 Vincent Lopez (released as two separate film shorts)
392 Charles Hackett © March 12, 1927 Charles Hackett
393 A Studio Scene October 7, 1926 Bruce Bairnsfather
394 Jack Smith the Whispering Baritone © March 12, 1927 Whispering Jack Smith
416 & 417 English Singers © April 2, 1927 Flora Mann, Lillian Berger, Norman Stone, Nellie Carson, Norman Motley and Cuthbert Kelly (released as two separate film shorts)
418 What Price Piano © March 12, 1927 Pauline Alpert
419 Pauline Alpert © March 12, 1927 Pauline Alpert
? Casey at the Bat 1926 DeWolf Hopper

1927Edit

Listed by Vitaphone number. Filmed in 1927 both in Brooklyn (NYC) and Hollywood (LA)

# Title Release, copyright or review date Performers (and credited directors) Additional notes
289 (NYC) John Barclay, Tallest Baritone in the World © April 4, 1927 John Barclay
395 (NYC) Gus Van & Joe Schenck February 3, 1927 Van and Schenck Shown at the premiere of When a Man Loves (1927 film)
414 (NYC) Beniamino Gigli, assisted By M. Picco and Minna Egener and the Metropolitan Opera Chorus February 3, 1927 Beniamino Gigli Shown at the premiere of When a Man Loves (1927 film)
415 (NYC) Quartet from Rigoletto February 3, 1927 Beniamino Gigli (on tenor), Giuseppe De Luca (on baritone), Jeanne Gordon (contralto) and Marion Talley (soprano) Shown at the premiere of When a Man Loves (1927 film)
(NYC) Cliff Edwards March 1927 Cliff Edwards
420 (NYC) The Rollickers © April 2, 1927 Rollickers
422 (NYC) Hawaiian Nights February 3, 1927 Hawaiian Orchestra Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
423 (NYC) Margaret McKee, Famous Whistler © April 2, 1927 Margaret McKee
424-425 (NYC) Rex Schepp, Famous Banjo Player © April 2, 1927 Rex Schepp
428 (NYC) Waring's Pennsylvanians © March 16, 1927 Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
434 & 435 (NYC) Neville Fleeson & Gladys Baxter "Vaudeville Headliners" February 11, 1927 Neville Fleeson & Gladys Baxter (released as two separate film shorts)
438 (NYC) Albert Spalding, Renowned American Violinist © April 4, 1927 Albert Spalding (violinist)
439 (NYC) Albert Spalding, Renowned American Violinist August 19, 1928 (Film Daily review) Albert Spalding (violinist)
441 & 442 (NYC) Buddy Doyle, Popular Black Faced Comedian © April 4, 1927 Buddy Doyle (released as two separate film shorts)
443 (NYC) Bernado De Pace "Wizard of the Mandolin" April 4, 1927 Bernardo De Pace The Jazz Singer DVD. Title card misspells De Pace's name
444 (NYC) Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Impersonated and Interpreted by Lincoln Caswell © April 4, 1927 Lincoln Caswell
445 & 446 (NYC) The Little Princess of Song © April 4, 1927 Sylvia Froos (two separate film shorts)
447 (NYC) The Poet and Peasant Overture © April 18, 1927 Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra
448 (NYC) The Light Cavalry Overture © June 29, 1927 Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra
449 (NYC) The Raymond Overture © April 18, 1927 Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra
450 (NYC) The Morning, Noon and Night Overture © April 9, 1927 Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra
451 (NYC) Frances Alda and the Vitaphone Symphony © April 9, 1927 Frances Alda
461 (NYC) The Orpheus Overture © April 18, 1927 Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra
462 (NYC) The Evolution of Dixie Overture © July 2, 1927 Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra
463 (NYC) Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, International Stars of Syncopation © April 9, 1927 Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake
464 (NYC) Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, International Stars of Syncopation © April 18, 1927 Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake
465 (NYC) Pennant Winning Battery of Songland © April 9, 1927 Van and Schenck The Jazz Singer DVD
466 (NYC) The Flonzaley Quartet, the World's Foremost String Ensemble © April 18, 1927 Flonzaley Quartet with Adolfo Betti & Alfred Pochon (on violin), Iwan D'Archambeau (on cello) & Nicolas Moldavan (on viola)
467 (NYC) The Flonzaley Quartet, the World's Foremost String Ensemble © April 18, 1927 The Flonzaley Quartet
468 (NYC) Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra 1927 Roger Wolfe Kahn & Mound City Blue Blowers
469 (NYC) Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra February 1927 Roger Wolfe Kahn with Henri Garden & the Williams Sisters
472 & 473 (NYC) Bert Lewis "Broadway's Comedian" © April 9, 1927 Bert Lewis with Jack Carroll at piano (released as two separate film shorts)
474 (NYC) Giovanni Martinelli Assisted by Jeanne Gordon © April 18, 1927 Giovanni Martinelli
475 (NYC) Isa Kremer, the Supreme Interpreter of Ballad and Folk Songs © April 9, 1927 Isa Kremer
476 (NYC) The Bennett Twins © April 9, 1927 Bennett Twins
477 (NYC) A Naval Quartet © July 2, 1927 The Admirals (Norman Bartlett, Jack Armstrong, Henry Durrett & Jack Keyes)
479 (NYC) Lyrics of Life © April 18, 1927 May Usher
480 (NYC) Ruth Glanville, America's Premiere Saxophonist © April 9, 1927 Ruth Glanville & the Vitaphone Orchestra
481 (NYC) John Charles Thomas, Renowned Stage and Concert Artist © April 18, 1927 John Charles Thomas
482 & 483 (NYC) The Revelers © April 18, 1927 the Revelers (released as two separate film shorts); Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
484 (NYC) A Moonlight Romance © April 18, 1927 Douglas Stanbury & Maria Gambarelli
485 (NYC) The Morrisey and Miller Vitaphone Revue © April 18, 1927 Will Morrisey & Midgie Miller with Dave Ferguson, John Agee's dancing bull and "black bottom" horse, the Vitaphone Chorus & Gene Salzer's Orchestra.
488 (NYC) The Barber of Seville © May 6, 1927 Giuseppe De Luca frequently aired on Turner Classic Movies
490 (NYC) A Russian Wedding Celebration © April 19, 1927 Moscow Art Ensemble
491 (NYC) Eddie Conrad, Broadway's Favorite Comedian © April 19, 1927 Eddie Conrad with Charlotte Conrad & ballerina Marion Eddy
492 (NYC) Johnny Marvin, Musical Comedy Star and Victor Recording Artist © July 2, 1927 Johnny Marvin with Murray Kellner on violin, Andy Sannella on guitar and Frank Banta on piano
493 & 494 (NYC) John Charles Thomas and Vivienne Segal © April 18, 1927 John Charles Thomas & Vivienne Segal (released as two separate film shorts)
496 (NYC) The Reformer © June 29, 1927 Joe Browning
498 (NYC) Beniamino Gigli of the Metropolitan Opera Company © May 6, 1927 Beniamino Gigli
499 (NYC) Marion Talley and Beniamino Gigli © June 29, 1927 Marion Talley & Beniamino Gigli
500 (NYC) California Collegians released?
501 (NYC) Raymond Eisman, the Little Artist © July 2, 1927 Raymond Eisman
503 (NYC) Utica Jubilee Singers © May 7, 1927
505 (NYC) Twinkle Twinkle April 1927 Joe E. Brown Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
507 (NYC) At the Ball Game May 7, 1927 Leo Carrillo
509 (NYC) Giovanni Martinelli Assisted by Louis D'Angelo April 1927 Giovanni Martinelli
510 (NYC) Giovanni Martinelli April 1927 Giovanni Martinelli
512 (NYC) A Song Recital © June 29, 1927 Hearst Radio Kids
515 (NYC) The Kouns Sisters, the Mirror Voiced Sopranos © July 2, 1927 Nellie & Sarah Kouns
517 (NYC) Beniamino Gigli Singing Selections from Act 2 of the Opera La Gioconda © June 29, 1927 Beniamino Gigli
518 (NYC) The Pearl Fishers © March 15, 1928 Beniamino Gigli & Giuseppe De Luca
519 (NYC) Florence Moore and Lt. Gitz Rice © February 18, 1928 Florence Moore & Lieutenant Gitz Rice
521 (NYC) Carlos Sedano, Celebrated Concert Violinist © June 29, 1927 Carlos Sedano
524 (NYC) Rosa Raisa and Giacomo Rimini © May 19, 1927 Rosa Raisa & Giacomo Rimini
527 & 528 (NYC) The Yacht Club Boys, Popular Instrumental and Vocal Group © June 29, 1927 Yacht Club Boys (released as two separate film shorts)
530 & 531 (NYC) The Record Boys, Radio Winners © June 28, 1927 Frank Kamplain, Samuel Step & Al Bernard (released as two separate film shorts)
532 (NYC) The Loomis Twins, Darlings of Songland © June 29, 1927 Maxine & Virginia Loomis
534 (NYC) A Few Moments with George Jessel © June 29, 1927 George Jessel & Alex Sater
535 (NYC) An Office Scene © June 29, 1927 George Jessel, Muriel Gray, Gladys Keck and Charles Canfield
536 & 537 (NYC) Billy Jones & Ernie Hare, the Happiness Boys June 29, 1927 The Happiness Boys two same titled film shorts; #537 available on Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
539 & 540 (NYC) The Sunshine Boys "Triple Alliance of Song, Music and Fun" © June 9, 1927 Dave Ringle, Eddie Roth & Billy Sharkey (two separate film shorts)
542 (NYC) Rosa Raisa and Giacomo Rimini (#2) © May 19, 1927 Rosa Raisa & Giacomo Rimini
(NYC) Banjo Buddy June 1927 Harold Sandelman
(NYC) Wanda Goll June 1927 Wanda Goll
543 (NYC) Pals © July 18, 1927 Willie and Eugene Howard
544 (NYC) The Four Aristocrats May 1927 (filming date); © November 3, 1927 The Four Aristocrats (Bert Bennett, Fred Weber, Eddie Lewis & Tom Miller) Features "My Regular Gal"; "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover"; "You'll Never Be Missed a Hundred Years from Now"
545 (NYC) The Four Aristocrats May 1927 (filming date); © November 3, 1927 The Four Aristocrats (Bert Bennett, Fred Weber, Eddie Lewis & Tom Miller) Features "A Little Music in the Moonlight"; "I Gotta Get Myself Somebody to Love"; "(The Gang That Sang) Heart of My Heart"
546 (NYC) The Four Aristocrats May 1927 (filming date); © July 11, 1927 The Four Aristocrats (Bert Bennett, Fred Weber, Eddie Lewis & Tom Miller) Features "Hello! Swanee - Hello!"; "Don't Sing Aloha When I Go"; "I Never See Maggie Alone"; "Me Too"
547 (NYC) The Four Aristocrats May 1927 (filming date); © July 11, 1927 The Four Aristocrats (Bert Bennett, Fred Weber, Eddie Lewis & Tom Miller) Features "Looking at the World thru Rose Colored Glasses"; "Bells of Hawaii"; "Voom Voom"; "The Glow-Worm"; "Sing, Katie"
548 (NYC) Blossom Seeley & Benny Fields © July 11, 1927 Blossom Seeley, Benny Fields, the Music Boxes, Chas Bourne & Phil Ellis on piano The Jazz Singer DVD
549 (NYC) Six Original Brown Brothers, Saxaphonic Jazz Masters and Orchestra April 1927 Original Brown Brothers
552 (NYC) Call of the Nile © July 11, 1927 Charles Hackett
553 (NYC) The Piano Duellists © July 11, 1927 Victor Arden & Phil Ohman Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
556-558 (NYC) Cantor Josef Rosenblatt May 1927 Yossele Rosenblatt
557 (NYC) Senator Edward H. Ford © July 11, 1927 Edward H. Ford
560 (NYC) Irving and Jack Kaufman, Harmony Songsters May 1927 Irving Kaufman (singer), Jack Kaufman
562 (NYC) Venita Gould, Famous Star Impersonator © July 18, 1927 Venita Gould
563 (NYC) Eddie Conrad, Broadway's Favorite Comedian "So Far So Good" © July 18, 1927 Eddie Conrad, ballet with Marion Eddy & Charlotte Conrad
565 (NYC) The Diplomats, High Hat Syncopators of Jazz © July 18, 1927 Teddy King, Hal Salies, Johnny Ferrara, Andy Hamilton, Harry Nadell, Walter Read & George Coon
566 (NYC) Aunt Jemima "The Original Fun Flour Maker" © July 18, 1927 Tess Gardella with pianist Art Sorenson
568 (NYC) Ernestine Schumann-Heink © July 18, 1927 Ernestine Schumann-Heink
570 (NYC) Mike and Meyer © July 18, 1927 Joe Weber (vaudevillian) & Lew Fields
571 (NYC) Arnaut Brothers the Famous Loving Birds © July 18, 1927 John & Rene Arnaut
572 (NYC) In a Casting Office © July 18, 1927 Willie and Eugene Howard with Sonia Jackson
573 (NYC) Frances Williams, Broadway's Queen of Jazz © July 18, 1927 Frances Williams with Leo Feiner & the Vitaphone Symphony
574 (NYC) Biff and Bang Fisticuffs Funsters "Winner By A Nose" © July 18, 1927 Ivan Falkenstein, Milton Weiss & Eddie Lewis
608 (NYC) Frank Moulan, Comedian and Comic Song Writer © August 8, 1927 Frank Moulan
609 (NYC) The Four Buddies, Harmony Songsters © August 22, 1927 Leonard Saxon, Philip Duey, James Waites and Henry Shope
610 (NYC) The Gale Brothers, Juvenile Comedians © August 8, 1927 Abraham & Isadore Gale
611 (NYC) Adele Le Narr, the Wonder Kid of Vaudeville June 1927 Adele Le Narr
612 (NYC) The Merl Twins, Syncopating Songsters © August 8, 1927 Belle & Cecille Merl
613 (NYC) Knight MacGregor © August 8, 1927 Knight MacGregor with pianist Edna Wallace
614 (NYC) Horace Britt © August 22, 1927 Horace Britt with pianist Ruth M. Connist
616 (NYC) Roselle and Mack, Song and Dance Thrillers June 1927 Mildred Rosenburg & Max Epstein
617 (NYC) Bob MacGregor, Radio's Scotch Comedian © August 22, 1927 Bob MacGregor with Elspeth Brownwell at piano
619 (NYC) Harry Montgomery the Humorologist © August 22, 1927 Harry Montgomery
623 (NYC) Miller and Farrell, Society's Favorite Entertainers June 1927 James Miller & Charles Farell
625 (NYC) The Freeman Sisters, Sunshine Spreaders from Roxy's Gang © August 22, 1927 Mildred & Marjorie Freeman
(NYC) Bert Fiske (released?) Bert Fiske
(NYC) Radio Station (released?) Harry Downing
2101 (LA) Those Pullman Brothers, the Kings of Harmony © August 8, 1927 Bryan Foy (director), Pullman Brothers
2102 (LA) A Night at Coffee Dan's (Ten Minutes at Coffee Dan's) © August 15, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); William Demarest, Hutchings & Holloway, Nita Martan & Miss Gogo
2103 (LA) Banjomania © August 22, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Eddie Peabody
2104 (LA) Visions of Spain © August 22, 1927 Lina Basquette, Sam Ash & Arthur Kay conducting the Vitaphone Orchestra
2105 (LA) Hot Songs and Hot Fingers © August 8, 1927 The Trigg Brothers (Johnny & Jack Trigg) with John Maxwell & the Vitaphone Orchestra
2106 (LA) Allan Prior, Famous Australian Tenor and Star of "The Student Prince" © September 13, 1927 Bryan Foy (director), Allan Prior
2107 (LA) The College Boy and California Medley Girls © September 13, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); George Givot, Pearl Leonard & Nina Hinds
2108 (LA) The Accordion Man and Girl Imitator June 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Dorothy Murray & Earl La Vere with De Sues, Furney & Johnson
2109 (LA) Carolynne Snowden & Co. - Colored Syncopation © August 4, 1927 Carolynne Snowden, Henry "Tin Can" Allen, Harvey Oliver Brooks & Thomas Valentine
2110 (LA) Cockatoos at Their Best © September 13, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Fritz Landes
2111 (LA) Sherry Louise Marshall and the Three Bad Boys © October 17, 1927 Bryan Foy (director), Sherry Louise Marshall, Cliff Sherry, Gene Warren & Bud Foster
2112 (LA) Hazel Green and Company © September 13, 1927 Bryan Foy (director), Hazel Green The Jazz Singer DVD
2113 (LA) Russ Wildey and Billy Sheehan "Famous Radio and Vaudeville Artists" © September 13, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Accompanied by Arthur Kay & the Vitaphone Orchestra.
2114 (LA) Carnival Night in Paris © December 4, 1927 Henry Halstead Orchestra with Betty Patrick
2115 (LA) Doris Duncan, Herring and Zeb © October 17, 1927 Bryan Foy (director), Doris Duncan
2116 (LA) Cliff Nazarro "Versatile Young Artist" and the Two Marjories © October 17, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Cliff Nazarro
2117 (LA) In a Blacksmith's Shop © November 8, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); J. Delon Jewkes & the Blacksmiths
2118 (LA) Auriole Craven the Dancing Violinist © September 13, 1927 Auriole Craven
2119 (LA) O'Neil and Vermont, the Two Dark Knights © December 27, 1927 O'Neil & Vermont
2120 (LA) The Cruse Brothers "Missouri Sheiks" with "Old Time Melodies in an Old Time Way" © November 3, 1927 The Cruse Brothers
2121 (LA) The Beauty of Old Time Music © November 8, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); the Three Colonial Girls (Louise Klos, Anna Timmnr and Jeanette Rogers)
2122 (LA) Joseph Diskay, the Hungarian Tenor © November 3, 1927 Joseph Diskay
2123 (LA) Reb Spikes and His Follies Entertainers (Premiere Colored Orchestra with Dancers) Bryan Foy (director), Reb Spikes © October 17, 1927
2124 (LA) The Cruse Brothers, the Arkansaw Trio © September 13, 1927 The Cruse Brothers
2125 (LA) Don Cummings the Drawing Room Roper © October 18, 1927 Bryan Foy (director), Don Cummings
2126 (LA) Joe Wong the Chinese Jazz Boy © October 17, 1927 Joe Wong
2127 (LA) High Up and Low Down © October 17, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Harry & Dan Downing
2128 (LA) Jane Pursell, Hollywood's Radio Girl © October 17, 1927 Jane Pursell
2129 (LA) The Boob and His Harmonica © October 17, 1927 Britt Wood
2130 (LA) Amateur Night October 17, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); William Demarest & Bessie Love
2131 (LA) Personalities © October 17, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Florrie Le Vere & Lou Handman
2132 (LA) The Hoot Gibson Trio "The Hawaiian Serenaders" © November 3, 1927 The Hoot Gibson Trio
2133 (LA) The Lash © November 3, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Hal Crane, William B. Davidson, Richard Tucker & others
2135 (LA) The Talking Violin and the Blues Singer August 1927 Wade Watts & Bobby Gilbert
2136 (LA) Gus Arnheim & His Ambassadors © January 30, 1928 Gus Arnheim
2137 (LA) Tuning In © November 3, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Murray Roth (story)
2138 (LA) Night Court © November 28, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Murray Roth (story); William Demarest The Jazz Singer DVD
2139 (LA) The Serpentine © December 29, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Elmira Lane & the Vitaphone Girls
2140 (LA) Lillian Crowell and Ty Parvis, Vaudeville's Talented Children © November 3, 1927 Lillian Crowell & Ty Parvis
2141 (LA) Realization © November 3, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Hugh Herbert, Anita Pam & Lee Kinney
2142 (LA) The Friars in a Monastery Cellar © November 3, 1927 The Monastery Quartet
2143 (LA) When the Wife's Away © November 28, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Mabel Normandie & William Demarest
2144 (LA) The Land of Harmony © November 28, 1927 Bartram & Saxton
2145 (LA) The Sweet Long Ago © November 28, 1927 Alice Wellman & Paul Russell
2146 (LA) Two Doves in Dark Days © November 28, 1927 Walter Weams & Ed Garr
2147 (LA) The Hostess © November 28, 1927 Sally Fields (billed as "America's Greatest Entertainer")
2148 (LA) Solly Ward the "Foremost German Comedian" at the Party © November 28, 1927 Bryan Foy (director), Solly Ward
2149 (LA) The Hunt: Hunting Songs © December 29, 1927 Frolicker's Quartet & Vernon Rickard
2149 (LA) French Leave "War Days In the Trenches" © November 23, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Mildred Bailey & the Frolickers Quartette
2150 (LA) Jane and Katherine Lee © December 4, 1927 Jane & Katherine Lee
2159 (LA) Buddy Cooper and Sammy Stept, Song Hit Writers © December 8, 1927 Buddy Cooper & Sammy Stept
2160 (LA) Frank and Teddy Sabini, Popular Italian Comedians © December 4, 1927 Frank & Teddy Sabini
2169 (LA) Non-Support © December 4, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Burr McIntish with Paul Kruger, Bonie Jean DeBard, Linda Ann Corlin & Harry Foy
2170 (LA) Phedre Overture © December 29, 1927 Herman Heller & Vitaphone Symphony Orchestra
2178 (LA) Two Doves Flying High © December 4, 1927 Walter Weams & Ed Garr
2179 (LA) Stranded December 8, 1927 Richard Carle
2180 (LA) Hurley, Putnam and Snell, Popular Song Trio © December 8, 1927 Hurley, Putnam & Snell
2188 (LA) The Tout © December 8, 1927 Frank Gaby
2189 (LA) Arthur Pat West and His Middies "Syncopated Blues Players" © December 8, 1927 Arthur Pat West
2190 (LA) Leon Navara in a Pianologue © December 8, 1927 Leon Navara
2199 (LA) A Lesson in Golf © December 8, 1927 Alex J. Morrison & Walter Weams
2233 (LA) A Man of Peace © April 21, 1928 Hobart Bosworth with Charles Middleton & Ann McCay
2234 (LA) The Death Ship © June 2, 1928 Jose Jackson (story); Mitchell Lewis, Jason Robards, Sr. & Elizabeth Page Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2239 (LA) Sunny California © May 1, 1928 May McAvoy with Neely Edwards, Richard Carle & Arthur Collins
2240 (LA) Solomon's Children © December 27, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Hugh Herbert
2242 (LA) Dream Café © December 27, 1927 Jimmy Clemons Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2243 (LA) Jolly Fanny Rice In "Types" © December 27, 1927 Fanny Rice
2244 (LA) Putting It On © December 27, 1927 Bryan Foy (director); Claudia Coleman
2245 (LA) Lynn Cowan Master of Ceremonies and Song Writer - Original Songs © December 27, 1927 Lynn Cowan
2246 (LA) The Eternal Barrier © December 29, 1927 Sarah Padden
2247 (LA) All In (For) Fun © December 29, 1927 Charles Smith (story), John Hyams & Leila McIntire
2249 (LA) Campus Capers © February 4, 1928 The Collegiate Four
2250 (LA) A Spanish Serenade © February 4, 1928 The La Valles
2251 (LA) The Worrier © February 4, 1928 Richard Carle
2252 (LA) The Author © February 4, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Walter Weems & Leo Sulkey
2253 (LA) Songs and Dances © January 21, 1928 Dodie Coyle & Bobby Weir
2254 (LA) A Neapolitan Romance © February 4, 1928 Pasquale Amato & Lillian Miles (on piano)
2255 (LA) Men Among Men © January 21, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Fred Ardath
2256 (LA) Clair Omar Musser, the World's Foremost Marimbaphonist © January 21, 1928 Clair Omar Musser
2257 (LA) Two Doves Scared Stiff © February 4, 1928 Walter Weems & Ed Garr
2258 (LA) Lynn Cowan, Vitaphone Community Singer © December 27, 1927 Lynn Cowan
2259 (LA) The Lemon © February 4, 1928 Hugh Herbert
2260 (LA) Master Gilbert, Sensational Child Artist © January 21, 1928 Master Gilbert
2261 (LA) Harry Wayman & His Debutantes (Premiere Feminine Jazz Band) © February 4, 1928 Harry Wayman Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
2262 (LA) A Garden of Songs © January 21, 1928 The Harrington Sisters
2263 (LA) His Night Out © February 17, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); John Miljan
2264 (LA) Playing Pranks With Webster © February 4, 1928 Johnny Hyman
2266 (LA) Gene Morgan, the West's Comedian and His Orchestra © February 17, 1928 Gene Morgan
2267 (LA) Rin Tin Tin and His Owner, Mr. Lee Duncan February 4, 1928 Rin Tin Tin
2268 (LA) Souvenirs © February 17, 1928 Sarah Padden, Allen Stansell & Molly Fisher
2269 (LA) Haleyisms © February 17, 1928 Jack Haley & Flo McFadden
2270 (LA) Frank Richardson, the Joy Boy of Song © February 17, 1928 Frank Richardson
2271 (LA) Bartch-A-Kalloop © February 10, 1928 Steve Freda & Johnny Palace
2272 (LA) Coscia and Verdi, Music Glorified, Classified and Mortified © March 15, 1928 Phil Coscia & Al Verdi
2273 (LA) The Book Worm January 4, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Harry Conley, Ethel De Voe & Duncan Harris Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2274 (LA) Abe Lyman Orchestra "Syncopated Symphony" © February 18, 1928 Abe Lyman Band with Jimmy Ray
2275 (LA) On the Air: An All Star Playlet © February 18, 1928 John Maxwell, Hugh Herbert, Fanny Rice & Harry Downing
2276 (LA) Proff Moore and His Hotel Orchestra "California’s King of Harmony" © February 15, 1929 Proff Moore & His Roosevelt Hotel Orchestra
2277 (LA) A Few Minutes in the Mines © March 3, 1928 Flynn O'Malley, Vernon Rickard & the Black Diamond Four Quartette
2278 (LA) Character Studies January 4, 1928 Montague Love Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2279 (LA) The Beast © February 18, 1928 Irene Rich with John Miljan & Barry Townly
2280 (LA) The Imperial Russian Cossacks © March 3, 1928
2281 & 2282 (LA) The Florentine Choir "Italy's Greatest Ensemble" © February 18, 1928 The Florentine Choir (released as two similar titled films)
2283 (LA) The Fashion Plates of Harmony © March 3, 1928 Messrs. Reese, R.L. Williams & Maginetti
2284 (LA) Lucky in Love © March 15, 1928 Bryan Foy (director?); Clyde Cook, Hugh Herbert
2285 (LA) Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra © March 3, 1928 Earl Burtnett Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
2286 (LA) Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra © March 3, 1928 Earl Burtnett
2290 (LA) Papa's Vacation © March 31, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); William Demarest
2291 (LA) Vincent Rose and Jackie Taylor and Their Hollywood Montmartre Orchestra © March 3, 1928 Vincent Rose & Jackie Taylor
2292 (LA) Vincent Rose and Jackie Taylor with the Hollywood Montmartre Orchestra September 30, 1928 (Film Daily review) Vincent Rose & Jackie Taylor
2300 (LA) Juvenile Musicians © March 31, 1928 Charles D. McCoy's Newsboys Harmonica Band
2309 (LA) Nat Carr, Character Comedian © December 8, 1927 Nat Carr
2310 (LA) The Herman Music Box © March 31, 1928 Jack Lipton & Lola Terrell
2318 (LA) East Side West Side © December 29, 1927 Joe Weston & Collette Lyons
2319 (LA) Ten Minutes © March 3, 1928 Robert T. Haines with Guy d'Ennery
2320 (LA) The Police Quartette December 29, 1927 Los Angeles Police singing group The Jazz Singer DVD
2328 (LA) In the Park © February 18, 1928 Brown & Whitaker
2329 (LA) Frank Richardson, the Joy Boy of Song #2 © February 18, 1928 Frank Richardson
2338 (LA) Abe Lyman and His Orchestra © February 18, 1928 Abe Lyman and His Orchestra Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD; aka "Maestro of Syncopated Symphony"
2347 (LA) Jimmy Lyons, the General of Hilarity © April 21, 1928 Jimmy Lyons
2369 (LA) The Foreigner © April 30, 1928 Leo Carrillo
2379 (LA) Charles Hackett, Leading Tenor of the Chicago Opera Company - Schubert's "Who Is Sylvia" © July 1, 1928 Charles Hackett

1928Edit

Listed by Vitaphone number. Filmed in 1928 in Hollywood unless marked (NYC)

# Title Release, copyright or review date Performers (and credited director) Notes
2232 Two Boys and a Piano © March 15, 1928 Brooks & Ross
2235 Hollywood Bound © June 4, 1928 Gladys Brockwell, James Bradburry, Neely Edwards, Anita Pam & Allan Sears Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2236 When East Meets West © March 15, 1928 Ray Mayer & Edith Evans The Jazz Singer DVD
2237 Miss Information April 10, 1928 Bryan Foy & F. Hugh Herbert (directors); Lois Wilson, Edward Everett Horton, Allan Sears & others
2238 The Question of Today March 15, 1928 Lloyd Bacon (director); Audrey Ferris, Landers Stevens & others
2265 A Laugh or Two © February 4, 1928 Russ Brown & Jean Whittaker Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2285 Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra March 3, 1928 Earl Burtnett Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2286 Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra March 3, 1928 Earl Burtnett
2287 Overtones © March 15, 1928 Ursula Faucit, Elizabeth Page & others
2288 Vitaphone Community Sing #2 © July 24, 1928 Lynn Cowan
2289 The Notre Dame Glee Club © April 30, 1928 Joseph J. Casasanta (conductor)
2293 The Morrissey & Miller Night Club Revue © May 19, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Will Morrisey & Midgie Miller with Harry Downing, Charlotte DeLovelace, Vina & Arthur and Sammy Cantor Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2294 Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra © March 3, 1928; September 29, 1928 (Film Daily review) Earl Burtnett Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
2295 Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra © March 3, 1928 Earl Burtnett Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2296 Billy & Elsa Newell, Those Hot Tamales April 30, 1928 Billy & Elsa Newell
2297 The Movie Chatterbox © April 10, 1928 Polly Moran
2298 Ted Doner "Broadway's Favorite Dancing Man" and His Sunkist Beauties March 31, 1928 Ted Doner
2299 Xavier Cugat and His Gigolos: A Spanish Ensemble March 25, 1928 (Film Daily review) Xavier Cugat
2339 The Cowboy and the Girl © April 21, 1928 Ray Mayer & Edith Evans Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
2348 Stories in Song March 18, 1928 (Film Daily review) Adele Rowland with Mildred Brown (piano) The Jazz Singer DVD
2349 The Jazzmania Quintette © April 10, 1928 Georgie Stoll & Edythe Flynn The Jazz Singer DVD
2358 Herbert Rawlinson, the Monologist of the Screen © June 2, 1928 Herbert Rawlinson
2359 Renee Tumanova and Company, Three Russian Gypsies © May 19, 1928 Renee Tumanova
2368 Lead Kindly Light © July 23, 1928 Irene Rich
2409 Jimmy Lyons © February 4, 1928 Jimmy Lyons
2418 Retribution © June 14, 1928 Archie Mayo (director); Henry B. Walthall, Tom McGuire & Ed Cane Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2430 General Vitaphone Trailer © March 31, 1928 Conrad Nagel
2517–2518 (two-reeler) The Prediction © July 10, 1928 Hugh Herbert with Anita Pam, Otto Lederer & Guy D'Enner
2538 Dorothy Whitmore, the Popular Prima Donna in a Song Recital © September 5, 1928 Dorothy Whitmore
2539 Seven Minutes of Your Time © September 5, 1928 Benny Rubin
2540 By the Campfire © May 19, 1928 Xavier Cugat & Company (Melodious Gypsies)
2541 The Ice Man © May 19, 1928 Murray Roth (director); Charles Rogers
2542 Character Songs © June 2, 1928 Harry Delf
2543 A Colorful Sermon © May 19, 1928 Bert Swor Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2544 Ducks and Deducts © May 19, 1928 Bert Swor
2545 Mme Rosa Raisa (Soprano of the Chicago Opera Company) "Goodbye Forever" & "Eli Eli" © May 19, 1928 Rosa Raisa
2546 Mme Rosa Raisa "Plaisir d'Amour" & "La Paloma" © May 19, 1928 Rosa Raisa
2547 Vitaphone Community Sing #1 © March 3, 1928 Lynn Cowan
2548 Stop and Go © November 6, 1928 Eddie Nelson with Jack Lipson
2550 The Movie Man © June 2, 1928 Charles Rogers with Violet Palmer, Walter Rodgers & Louise Carver
2551 Soup © June 2, 1928 Harry Delf
2552 The Hell Gate of Soissons © August 14, 1928 Leo Carillo
2553 Jest Moments © July 1, 1928 The Klein Brothers
2554 Wanted - a Man © August 25, 1928 Daphne Pollard
2555 Charles Irwin, the Debonair Humorist © July 1, 1928 Charles Irwin
2556 The Globe Trotters © July 1, 1928 Bill Bailey & Barnum
2557 Without a Band © July 1, 1928 Bill Bailey & Barnum
2558 Two White Elephants © July 1, 1928 Bill Bailey & Barnum
2559 In a Music Shop © July 12, 1928 Eddie Peabody
2560 Banjoland © June 2, 1928 Eddie Peabody with Jimmy Maisel Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
2561 Keep Smiling © July 1, 1928 Ed Lowry & His Orchestra
2562 The Larry Ceballos Revue March 1928 Larry Ceballos accompanied by Owen Fallon's Orchestra, Al Herman Badger & Lory, Irma, Dot & Ama Lou
2563 Giving In © July 1, 1928 Murray Roth (director); Harry Delf, Hedda Hopper & others
2565 The Happy Jester © July 1, 1928 Ed Lowry
2566 Dixie Days "Negro Spirituals" © August 18, 1928 Dixie Days
2567 Cleo to Cleopatra © June 30, 1928 Daphne Pollard
2568–2569 (two-reeler) Wives, etc. © June 30, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Charles Ruggles
2570 Glorifying the American Song © July 1, 1928 The Brox Sisters
2571 Down South © July 1, 1928 The Brox Sisters
2572 The Band Beautiful © June 30, 1928 The Ingenues All-Girl Orchestra The Jazz Singer DVD
2572 & 2573 The Ingenues the Syncopating Sweeties © June 15, 1928 The Ingenues (two separate film shorts)
2574 A Little Bit of Everything © July 1, 1928 Eddie Quillan & Marie Quillan
2575–2576 (two-reeler) The Swelled Head (The Swellhead) © July 14, 1928 Eddie Foy, Jr. & Bessie Love
2577 Sharps and Flats © July 24, 1928 Jimmy Conlin & Myrtle Glass Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2578 Assassin of Grief and Remorse © July 24, 1928 Al Herman & His Troubadors
2579 Foys for Joys © July 1, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Eddie Foy, Jr. & the Foy Family
2580 Chips of the Old Block July 1, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Eddie Foy, Jr. & the Foy Family The Jazz Singer DVD
2581 The Ham What Am © June 30, 1928 Jay C. Flippen Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2583 Songalogue © July 31, 1928 Dolly Connolly & Percy Wenrich
2584 Gus Arnheim and His Ambassadors July 15, 1928 (Film Daily review) Gus Arnheim, Harry Robison & Russ Columbo The Jazz Singer DVD
2585 Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra July 1928 Gus Arnheim Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
2586 Cut Yourself a Piece of Cake © June 30, 1928 Val & Ernie Stanton Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2587 English As She Is Not Spoken © June 30, 1928 Val & Ernie Stanton Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2588 Terry and Jerry © July 14, 1928 Fields & Johnston
2589 Don't Handle the Goods © August 25, 1928 Frank Browne & Kay LaVelle
2590 Don't Be Jealous © August 18, 1928 Joe E. Brown with Harry Downing, Eugene Pallette & Patricia Caron
2591 Winnie Lightner the Song a Minute Girl June 30, 1928 Winnie Lightner
2592 Winnie Lightner Broadway's Favorite June 30, 1928 Winnie Lightner
2593 The Arkansas Travelers June 30, 1928 Meyers & Hanford
2595 Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs © July 24, 1928 Dick Rich, Cheri Rich (ventriloquist) The Jazz Singer DVD & Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2596 Joseph E. Howard, America's Popular Composer © July 24, 1928 Joseph E. Howard Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
2597 Bright Moments © July 30, 1928 Jack Benny & "Sayde" Marks (Mary Livingstone) (very first Benny film may, unfortunately, be lost)
2598 Chief Caupolican, the Indian Baritone © August 18, 1928 Chief Caupolican
2599 Thanksgiving Day © August 18, 1928 Harry Kelly, Cornelius Keefe, Harry Wardell & Walter Rodgers Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2600 Miss Ann Grey and Her Boy Friends © August 27, 1928 Ann Grey
2607–2608 (two-reeler) A Regular Business Man © August 18, 1928 Robert Ober with John Sainpolis (St. Polis), Margery Meadows and Lucille Beaumont
2609 Homer Dickinson, Broadway's Smart (Musical) Comedy Star © August 27, 1928 Homer Dickinson
2610 The Hi-Hatter June 1928 Jack Inglis
2620 A Friend of Father's © August 18, 1928 Al Lydell & Bobby Higgins
2628 Joseph Regan, America's Foremost Irish Tenor © December 8, 1928 Joseph Regan
2629 Here Comes the Bridesmaid © March 12, 1929 Janet Adair
2640 The Aristocrats © March 12, 1929 Born & Lawrence
2640 The Sideshow © March 20, 1929 Doc Salomon (director); Jack Born & Elmer Lawrence
2648–2649 (two-reeler) Ain't It the Truth: A Comedy in Manners © March 9, 1929 William B. Davidson, Grace Valentine, Dot Farley & Patricia Caron
2650 A Musicale Melange © March 12, 1929 Kjerulf's Mayfair Quintette (Barbara Kjerulf, Myra Dennis, Gladys Hubmer & Ida Schultz) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
2659 The Broadway Minstrel © January 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Sam Coslow & June Clyde
2660 How's Your Stock? © September 22, 1928 Murray Roth & Bryan Foy (directors); Charlie Sellon
2661 Larry Ceballos' Undersea Revue September 2, 1928 (Film Daily review) Larry Ceballos, Jimmy Clemons & Lyda Roberti
2662 Types August 19, 1928 (Film Daily review) Karyl Norman
2663 Silks and Satins © August 20, 1928 Karyl Norman with Bob Hammill
2664–2665 (two-reeler) Across the Border © August 27, 1928 Sarah Padden, Frank Campeau & Roy Stewart
2666–2667 (two-reeler) Sharp Tools October 7, 1928 Willard Mack (director); Ethel Grey Terry, William B. Davidson & others
2668 A Bit of Scotch © August 27, 1928 Kitty Doner
2669 A Famous Male Impersonator September 5, 1928 Kitty Doner
2670 Archie Gottler, His Songs are Sung in a Million Homes © August 27, 1928 Archie Gottler, Babe Glick & Peggy Rollins
2677–2678 (two-reeler) The Alibi June 1928 Kenneth Harlan
2679 Dank You © September 12, 1928 Joe Burns & Murray Kissen
2680 Vitaphone Community Singing #3 © August 27, 1928 Lynn Cowan
2685 Just Crooning Along © September 5, 1928 The Croonaders
2686 The Beau Brummels © September 22, 1928 Al Shaw & Sam Lee The Jazz Singer DVD
2687 The Reward July 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Louis Bennison
2689 I Thank You © September 12, 1928 Eddie White Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2691 A Breath of Broadway © September 5, 1928 Jack Waldron Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2692 Melody Lane July 1928 The Dennis Sisters
2693 Larry Ceballos' Crystal Cave Revue November 18, 1928 (Film Daily review) Larry Ceballos
2694 A Rope and a Story © October 18, 1928 Tex McLeod
2695 The Northern Patrol © November 6, 1928 Mounted Police Quartette
2696 Chaz Chase, the Unique Comedian © October 18, 1928 Chaz Chase Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
2697 A Singing Act September 2, 1928 (Film Daily review) Bell & Coates
2698 Horses July 1928 Benny Rubin
2699 A Cycle of Songs September 2, 1928 Florence Brady Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2700 Feminine Types © December 8, 1928 Jean Barrios
2702 De La Plaza and Juanita with Their Spanish Serenaders © December 13, 1928 De La Plaza, Juanita, Alma Real, Royale Filipino Band
2703 Small Town Rambles January 27, 1929 (Film Daily review) Al Abbott
2704 A Family Affair © January 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Arthur Byron with Kate, Eileen & Kathryn Byron
2705 Irene Franklin, the American Comedienne © January 14, 1929 Irene Franklin & Jerry Jarnagin
2707 Songs and Things © January 28, 1929 Jack Norworth
2708 Give Us a Lift © December 13, 1928 Bryan Foy (director); Flo Lewis & Leo Karlyn
2709 42nd Street ("Zweiundvierzigste Strasse") January 19, 1929 Frank Orth & Ann Codee German and French version of AFTER THE HONEYMOON (qv)
2710 After the Honeymoon January 19, 1929 Frank Orth & Ann Codee
2730 Jesse Stafford Orchestra, World Famous Musician October 28, 1928 Jesse Stafford, the Lucas Brothers
2731 The Bad, Bad Woman © October 18, 1928 Dora Maughan & Walter Fehl
2732 Song Impressions © October 18, 1928 Dora Maughan & Walter Fehl Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2733 Donald Brian, America's Foremost Musical Comedy Star © February 9, 1929 Donald Brian
2734 Character Studies September 2, 1928 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Florence Brady
2735 A Breeze from the South © December 1, 1928 Gilbert Wells Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
2736 Melodious Moments © October 18, 1928 The Croonaders Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
2737 Idle Chatter © December 1, 1928 Kramer & Boyle
2739 Popular Songs © November 28, 1928 Anna Chandler
2741 Songs and Impressions August 1928 Mary Marlowe & Jordan Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2743 Number Please August 1928 Ruth Warren
2744 The Gatling Gun August 1928 Bert Hanlon
2745 The Song Bird © December 1, 1928 Stewart Brady
2746 Singin' the Blues July 1928 Jane Green & Ron Wilson
2747 Bert Hanlon with Doris Canfield August 1928 Bert Hanlon & Doris Canfield
2748 The Gyp © December 8, 1928 Fern Redmond & Herman Wells
2750 The Melody Girl July 1928 Jane Green & Ron Wilson
2753 Bedtime © March 20, 1929 Harry Hollingsworth & Nan Crawford
2754 Spring Has Come August 1928 Pert Kelton
2755 Two Black Aces (A Pair of Aces) © December 8, 1928 Slim Timblin & Billy Raymond
2756 The Ban-Jokester © November 24, 1928 Jack North
2757 Fair Days © November 24, 1928 Val Harris & Ann Howe
2758 In Dutch © December 1, 1928 Ulis & Clarke
2759 Larry Ceballos' Roof Garden Revue © November 14, 1928 Larry Ceballos & the Adagio Dancers The Jazz Singer DVD
2759 The Wild Westerner © November 14, 1928 Val Harris & Ann Howe Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2762 The Beauty Shop © December 1, 1928 Mary Haynes
2763 The Lady That's Known Lou December 1, 1928 Mary Haynes
2766 Cross Words © November 24, 1928 Newhoff & Phelps
2767 Sing, Sister, Sing September 1928 Hazel Kennedy
2768 Neighbors © December 8, 1928 Jack Baxley & Babette Wilson
2769 I'm Afraid That's All © December 8, 1928 Red Corcoran
2770 A Little Conversation September 1928 Bert Hanlon & Doris Canfield
2783 Songs As You Like Them © December 8, 1928 Irene Stone & Esther Larette
2784 A Group of Songs © November 24, 1928 Jay Velie
2785 A Little Bit of This and That (never released) Frank Shaw
2786 King and Boles October 1928
2788 Not for Me October 1928 Murray Roth (director); Miss Juliet
2789 Al Lyons and His Four Horsemen (aka "My Musical Melange") © January 28, 1929 Al Lyons, Jack Beardsley, D.M. Taylor, Neal Castagnoli & Edith Murray Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2790 Jan Rubini "The Violin Virtuoso" with Vernon Rickard January 27, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Jan Rubini
2791 My Bag O' Trix © January 14, 1929 Trixie Friganza The Jazz Singer DVD
2793 Army Days November 1928 Murray Roth (director); Lieutenant Clifford Carling
2795 An Everyday Occurrence © May 27, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Wilbur Mack & Gertrude Purdy
2796 Here Comes the Show Boat © April 6, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Dave Bernie's Orchestra
2797 Dave Bernie's Orchestra © April 20, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Dave Bernie
2798 Stranded in Paris © March 12, 1929 Ann Codee & Frank Orth
2800 What Price Burlesque? November 1928 Murray Roth (director); Sammy Cohen
2814 Red Hot Harmony © March 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); The Serenaders
2815 The Sunshine Girl © March 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Hope Vernon
2816 The Land of Harmony © February 9, 1929 The Plantation Trio
2817 Who Is She? November 1928 Murray Roth (director); Joseph Bernard
2819 Roy Fox, the Whispering Cornetist © March 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Roy Fox & His Montmarte Café Orchestra Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
2820 The Gladiator November 1928 Murray Roth (director); Jimmy Conlin & Myrtle Glass
2837 The Fall Guy © May 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Ray Hughes & Pam
2838 Syncopated Breezes © March 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Bobby Gillette & Doris Walker
2839 A Modern Priscilla March 10, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Bobby Folsom
2840 The Picadilly November 1928 Murray Roth (director); William DuCalion
2849–2850 (two-reeler) Gossip March 31, 1929 (Film Daily review) Bryan Foy (director); Robert Emmet Keane, John Milijan & Claire Whitney Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2868 The Night Club Favorite © March 9, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Joe E. Lewis
2869 Flaming Youth © March 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Little Billy
2870 Artistic Mimicry © March 20, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Bruce Bowers
2883 The Paragons in the Tropics March 10, 1929 (Film Daily review) Doc Salomon (director); The Paragons & Doris Walker
2885 The Country Gentlemen © January 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Jack Born & Elmer Lawrence Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2888 Headin' South © April 6, 1929 The Three Brox Sisters
2889 Tin Pan Alley © January 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Dave Dreyer & Nora Schiller
2899 Harmony As You Like It December 1928 Doc Salomon (director); Bert Rome & Henry Dunn
2900 After the Roundup December 1928 Doc Salomon (director); The Rangers Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2910 The Champion Golfer © March 16, 1929 Doc Salomon (director); Ben Bard & Bob Callahan
2919 Ship Ahoy © March 12, 1929 Doc Salomon (director); Arthur "Pat" West, Sidney Dalbrock & Harris Gordon Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2940 Pigskin Troubles © March 7, 1929 Jack Born & Elmer Lawrence Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
2968 Guido Deiro, World's Foremost Piano-Accordionist © March 20, 1929 Guido Diero Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
702 (NYC) Eddie Lambert, America's Foremost Concert Pianist © January 28, 1929 Eddie Lambert
703 (NYC) Frank Whitman, the Surprising Fiddler © January 22, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Frank Whitman Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
704 (NYC) Jack Goldie, the Ace of Spades © January 28, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Jack Goldie

1929Edit

Filmed in 1929 in Hollywood (LA) and Brooklyn (NYC).

# Title Release, copyright or review date Performers (and credited director) Notes
(NYC) Jan Gerber & His Little Club Orchestra January 1929 Jan Gerber
2570 (NYC) Glorifying the Popular Song © October 29, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Ruth Etting
2575 (NYC) John Miller and James Mack, the Bing Boys January 1929 John Miller & James Mack
2590 (NYC) Joe E. Brown Personal Appearance Trailer May 1929 Joe E. Brown
451 (NYC) Madame Frances Alda © August 30, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Frances Alda
705 (NYC) Lerdo's Mexican Orchestra © March 19, 1929
706 (NYC) Tajado's Tipica Orchestra © March 20, 1929
707 (NYC) Mexican Tipica Orchestra © February 15, 1929
708 (NYC) Back from Abroad © March 9, 1929 McKay & Ardine
709 (NYC) Sol Violinsky, the Eccentric Entertainer © September 28, 1929 Sol Violinsky The Jazz Singer DVD
710 (NYC) Green's Twentieth Century Faydetts © March 20, 1929 Charles Green, Nina Grey The Jazz Singer DVD
711 (NYC) Green's Flapperettes © March 7, 1929
712 (NYC) Songs As You Like Them © February 25, 1929 Jim & Betty Morgan
713 (NYC) Frances Shelley, the Girl with the Guitar © February 15, 1929 Frances Shelley
714 (NYC) A Few Absurd Moments © March 12, 1929 Stanley & Ginger
715 (NYC) The Original Hillbillies © March 7, 1929 The "North Carolina Jazz Band" featuring Al Hopkins
716 (NYC) Miss Marcelle Singing Southern Syncopated Songs © March 20, 1929 Miss Marcelle
717 (NYC) A Journey of Songs © March 19, 1929 Jay Velie
718 (NYC) Songs of Love © March 7, 1929 Jay Velie
719 (NYC) Blondes That Gentlemen Prefer February 24, 1929 (Film Daily review) Neal Sisters
720 (NYC) The Corner Store © March 20, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Fred Ardath
721 (NYC) Fannie Ward the Miracle Woman March 24, 1929 (Film Daily review) Fannie Ward
722-723 (NYC, two-reeler) The Music Makers April 7, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Willie and Eugene Howard
724 (NYC) A Bad Boy from a Good Family © March 12, 1929 Phil Baker
725 (NYC) In Spain © March 12, 1929 Phil Baker
726 (NYC) Mirth and Melody © March 7, 1929 Dorothy & Rosetta Ryan
727 (NYC) Frank Crumit, the One Man Glee Club © March 19, 1929 Frank Crumit
728 (NYC) Stella Mayhew, the Hallelujah Lady © March 20, 1929 Stella Mayhew
729 (NYC) Mal Hallett and His Way Down East Band March 3, 1929 (Film Daily review) Mal Hallet & Orchestra
730 (NYC) Mal Hallett and His Way Down East Band July 28, 1929 (Film Daily review) Mal Hallet & Orchestra
731 (NYC) Musical Moments © March 19, 1929 The Four Synco-Pets
732 (NYC) Tal Henry and His North Carolinians © April 10, 1929 Tal Henry Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
733 (NYC) Words of Love © March 20, 1929 Julia Sanderson & Frank Crumit
734 (NYC) A Traffic Muddle © April 30, 1929 Red Donahue & U-No the Mule
735 (NYC) June, the English Musical Comedy Star, with John Hundley © March 19, 1929
736 (NYC) Paul Cunningham and Florence Bennett, the Popular Singing Composers © March 20, 1929 Paul Cunningham & Florence Bennett
739 (NYC) Grace La Rue, the International Star of Song © April 30, 1929 Grace La Rue
740 (NYC) Hope Hampton (in the First Act of Manon) March 31, 1929 (Film Daily review) Hope Hampton
741 (NYC) Song Sayings © April 10, 1929 George Whiting & Sadie Burt with Edmund Weber (piano)
742 (NYC) Paul Tremaine & His Aristocrats March 31, 1929 (Film Daily review) Paul Tremaine and His Jazz Band The Jazz Singer DVD
743-744 (NYC, two-reeler) The Squarer February 1929 Bryan Foy (director); J.C. Nugent with Natalie Shafer & Percy Helton
745 (NYC) Max Schmeling, Heavyweight Champion of Germany © April 10, 1929 Max Schmeling
746 (NYC) Eleanor Painter, the Lyric Soprano March 31, 1929 (Film Daily review) Eleanor Painter
747, 748 & 749 (NYC) Isa Kremer © April 9, 1929 Isa Kremer (three similar titled film shorts released separately)
750-751 (NYC, two-reeler) My People © July 22, 1929 Willie and Eugene Howard
752 (NYC) Bernie Cummins and His Biltmore Orchestra © April 10, 1929 Bernie Cummins
753 (NYC) At the Seashore © May 4, 1929 Ethel Sinclair & Marge LaMarr The Jazz Singer DVD
754-755 (NYC, two-reeler) Motoring © July 22, 1929 Harry Tate
757 (NYC) A Bird in the Hand © April 30, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Ann Codee & Frank Orth Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
758 (NYC) Americanische Lieder March 1929 Ann Codee
759 (NYC) Ann Codee dans "Des Melodies Americainers" March 1929 Ann Codee
760 (NYC) Evening At Home with Hitchy © April 17, 1929 Raymond Hitchcock
761-762 (NYC, two-reeler) The Man Who Laughed Last © September 7, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Sessue Hayakawa
763 (NYC) Harry Horlick and His A&P Gypsies April 7, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Accompanied by Frank Parker & Valerie Bergere
764-765 (NYC, two-reeler) The Woman Tamer March 1929 Bryan Foy (director); J.C. Nugent with Natalie Schaefer & Percy Helton
766 (NYC) Clarence Tisdale, Southland's Spiritual Tenor (Old-Time Songs) © May 12, 1929 Clarence Tisdale
767 (NYC) The Patent Office © June 29, 1929 Harry Tate
769 (NYC) Playmates © April 30, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Arthur & Morton Havel with Dora Mills Adams & David Bender
770 (NYC) Rhythms © June 1, 1929 Leo Reisman & His Hotel Brunswick Orchestra Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
771 (NYC) Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees Murray Roth (director); March 31, 1929 (Film Daily review) Rudy Vallée
772-773 (NYC, two-reeler) The Veteran March 1929 Bryan Foy (director); J.C. Nugent
774 (NYC) Josie Heather, the Character Comedienne © May 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Josie Heather
775 (NYC) Fresh from Hollywood © May 12, 1929 Jimmy Duffy & Helen Gleason
776 (NYC) The Ninety-Ninth Amendment © May 18, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Hugh O’Connell, Charles Richman & Verree Teasdale
777 (NYC) Irene Franklin, the American Comedienne May 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Irene Franklin & Jerry Jarnagin
778 (NYC) Selling a Car © July 23, 1929 Harry Tate
780 (NYC) Three O'Clock in the Morning © May 27, 1929 George Broadhurst & Co. (Harold Bolton, Eleanor Cody & Phil Raymond)
781 (NYC) Eva Shirley and Her Versatile Band April 1929 Murray Roth (director); Eva Shirley, Gil Lamb, Ray Block, Willie Fratkin & the Two Sammys
782 (NYC) The Outlaw In-Law © August 7, 1929 Bryan Foy & Murray Roth (directors); Hobart Cavanaugh & Mary Loane
783 (NYC) At the Party © June 12, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Bud Harris & Frank Radcliffe Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
784 (NYC) Pageant of the Lilliputians June 9, 1929 (Film Daily review) Bryan Foy (director); Tiny Town Revue with Buster Shaver
785 (NYC) The Singing Bee © May 27, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Fred Ardath with Klar Magnus, Claude Allen & Audrey St. Claire
786 (NYC) These Dry Days © August 30, 1929 Fred Ardath Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
787 (NYC) Odds and Ends © May 27, 1929 Mr. & Mrs. Jack Norworth
788 (NYC) Typical Types © June 1, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Bobby Folsom
789 (NYC) Beau Night © June 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); El Brendel & Flo Bert
790 (NYC) The Family Ford May 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Jim Harkins with Marian Harkins, Hope Eden, Harry Lester and Marie Dolan
791 (NYC) Jack White with the Montrealers © May 27, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Jack White, Mary Lee, Billie Lee & Ruth Petty Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
792 (NYC) Cecilia Leftus in Her Famous Impersonations © May 27, 1929 Cecilia Leftus
793 (NYC) Don Alberto y su Orquestra Argentina April 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Don Alberto, Genaro Viega (singer), Epaim Suares (on violin) & Celestino Bianchi (on accordion)
794 (NYC) Palm Beach Four "Favorite Nightclub Quartette" © May 27, 1929 Murray Roth (director); accompanied by Charles Anderson, Joseph Markese, Harry Hill & Al Perry
795 (NYC) The Blue Ridgers with Cordelia Mayberry © June 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Sam Morley, Jim & Pete Holy, Dan & Cordelia Mayberry
796 (NYC) Roy Sedley and His Night Club Revue © June 1, 1929 Murray Roth (director); accompanied by Berth Miller & Billy Smith
797 (NYC) Albert Spalding Playing "Ave Maria" by Shubert & "Waltz in A" by Brahms © September 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Albert Spalding (violinist) & André Benoist
798 (NYC) Albert Spalding Playing "Minuet in B" by Mozart & "Liebesfreud" by Kreisler © July 22, 1929 Harold Levey (director); Albert Spalding (violinist) & André Benoist
799 (NYC) Albert Spalding Playing Schumann's "Traumere" & Sarasate's "Romanza Andaluza" © November 7, 1929 Harold Levey (director); Albert Spalding (violinist) & André Benoist
800 (NYC) Albert Spalding Playing Kreisler's "Liebeslied" & Raff's "Cavitina" © September 7, 1929 Harold Levey (director); Albert Spalding (violinist) & André Benoist
801 (NYC) Albert Spalding Playing Alabama & Chopin's "Valse in G Flat" © June 12, 1929 Harold Levey (director); Albert Spalding (violinist) & André Benoist
802 (NYC) Albert Spalding © November 7, 1929 Albert Spalding (violinist) & André Benoinst (piano)
803 (NYC) Sympathy © August 30, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Hobart Cavanaugh, Regina Wallace, Harry Shannon & others Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
804 (NYC) The Varsity Three "Blue Streaks of Rhythm" © June 12, 1929 Harold Levey (director); Jack Hauser, Robert Hauser & pianist Jack Bloom
806 (NYC) Blanche Ring April 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Blanche Ring, Charles Rand & Cyril Ring
807 (NYC) The Familiar Face June 9, 1929 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Russel Crouse (story); Hugh O’Connell with Granville Bates, Frank Rowan & William Shelley
808 (NYC) Jeanne Gordon, the Celebrated Mezzo Soprano May 1929 Murray Roth (director); Jeanne Gordon
809 (NYC) Baby Rose Marie, the Child Wonder © June 12, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Rose Marie The Jazz Singer DVD
810 (NYC) Oklahoma Bob Albright & His Rodeo Do Flappers © June 12, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Bob Albright Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
811 (NYC) The Gay Nineties or, the Unfaithful Husband © July 22, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Larry Bolton, Lenita Lane, Elizabeth Patterson, Sidney Toler & Eunice Howard
812 (NYC) The Dinner Party May 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Stanley Ridges, Florence Vernon & Daisy Atherton
813 (NYC) High Water, A Song Poem of the Southland June 9, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Guy Robertson with Marsh McGurdy (piano)
815 (NYC) Charles C. Peterson - Billiard Champion of Fancy Shots © August 30, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Charles C. Peterson Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
816 (NYC) He's a Devil © June 29, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Roy & Dot Dean
817 (NYC) Kate Smith, Songbird of the South © June 29, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Kate Smith
818 (NYC) The All Girl Revue June 9, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Betty Lou Webb, Lillian Price, Jean Rankin's Bluebells, the Malenoff Trio, Terry Green, Ellen Bunting, DePaco & Kazviki
819 (NYC) The Man About Town © July 22, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Frank X. Silk with Fred Sumner
820-821 (NYC) Small Timers © October 14, 1929 Bert Wheeler with Bernice Speer & Al Clair
822 (NYC) John Steel, the Musical Comedy Star May 1929 Murray Roth (director); John Steel, Allen Parade (piano)
823 (NYC) Segar Ellis and His Embassy Club Orchestra © July 31, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Seger Ellis
824 (NYC) Dooley's the Name © July 31, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Francis Dooley & Corinne Sales Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
825 (NYC) Cora Green, the Famous Creole Singer © August 20, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Cora Green, pianist Isadore Myer
826 (NYC) Mel Klee, the Prince of Wails © August 30, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Mel Klee Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
827 (NYC) Harlem-Mania © July 22, 1929 Murray Roth (director);The Norman Thomas Quintette, Earl Shanks, Stanley Brown, Alphonse Kennedy & Freddie Crump (on drums) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
828 (NYC) Harry Fox & His Six American Beauties © July 22, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Harry Fox Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
829 (NYC) The Bee & the Fox © July 23, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Harry Fox & Bea Curtis Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
831 (NYC) Alexander Moissi, Europe's Greatest Actor (not released?) Arthur Hurley (director); Alexander Moissi
832 (NYC) The Gotham Rhythm Boys © September 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Eddie Lewis, Tom Miller & Lou Monte Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
833 (NYC) You Don't Know the Half of It © December 9, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Jay Brennan & Ann Butler Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
834 (NYC) The Opry House © August 20, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Doris Walker & the Mound City Blue Blowers (Lou Hearn, William McKenzie, Frank Billings, Jack Bland & Carl Kress) Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
835 (NYC) Hilda © August 20, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Billy "Swede" Hall & Co. Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
836 (NYC) Harry Rosenthal and His Bath and Tennis Club Orchestra © August 20, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Harry Rosenthal, Jean Ackerman, Hazel Forbes, Myra Darby, Evelyn Groves, Mary Mulhern, Mildred LeGay, Gen Pearson, Murray Smith, Dare & Belmonte, Cornell Smelser & Jack Scheer
837 (NYC) Reva Reyes, the Piquant Senorita June 1929 Murray Roth (director); accompanied by Guillermo Plaza (piano)
838 (NYC) The Interview © August 30, 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Russel Crouse (story); Hugh O’Connell with Granville Bates & Don Dilloway
839 (NYC) Just Like a Man © August 30, 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); John Hobble
840 (NYC) The Big Paraders © August 20, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Charlotte Conrad, Tiny & Jack Waites, Elsie Thiel, Edna Howard & Ben Wise Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
841 (NYC) Don't Get Nervous July 28, 1929 (Film Daily review) Bryan Foy (director); Georgie Price Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
842 (NYC) James J. Corbett and Neil O'Brien © August 9, 1929 Murray Roth (director); James J. Corbett, Neil O'Brien
843 (NYC) You Tell 'em, I Stutter released? Murray Roth (director); Harry Savoy & Ruth Mann
844 (NYC) Jack White and His Chateau Madrid Club Entertainers © August 20, 1929 Jack White & Jeanne Fayal
845 (NYC) Joe College (Two College Nuts) © August 20, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Billy Edison & Charlie Gregory Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
846 (NYC) Frances Shelley and the Four Eton Boys July 28, 1929 (Film Daily review) Frances Shelley, Charlie & Jack Day, Eddie Murray & Earl Smith
847 (NYC) Rarin' to Go © August 20, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Jack Kraft & Elsie Lamont Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
848 (NYC) Carolina Segrera "The Cuban Nightingale" with Don Alberto and His Argentines July 1929 Murray Roth (director); Carolina Segrera, Don Alberto, Gennaro Viega, Epaim Suarez & Celestino Bianchi Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
849 (NYC) Satires © September 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); John T. Murray & Vivien Oakland Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
850 (NYC) Moving Day © November 7, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Frank Hunter, Mae Percival & Charles Wesson
861 (NYC) Marching Home with Douglas Stanbury and His Veterans August 18, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Edward DuParr (camera); Douglas Stanbury
862 (NYC) They Know Their Groceries August 30, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Fluornoy Miller & Aubrey Lyles with Vivienne Baher, Onion Jeffrey, Paul Floyd & Oswald Lyles
863 (NYC) Nan Halperin, America's Famous Satirist © September 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Nan Halperin
864 (NYC) Carlena Diamond, Harpist Supreme © September 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Carlena Diamond Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
865 (NYC) Those Were the Days © November 7, 1929 Irene Franklin
866 (NYC) Fishing Around © September 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Howard Anderson, Rean? Graves & Cole Carroll Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
867 (NYC) Before the Bar © September 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Frank Hurst & Eddie Vogt
869 (NYC) Grace Johnston and The Indiana Five © September 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Grace Johnston Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
870 (NYC) Red Nichols and His Five Pennies © September 16, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Red Nichols with Eddie Condon Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
871 (NYC) Diamond Til September 1, 1929 (Film Daily review) Grace Hayes & Neville Fleeson
872 (NYC) Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra © September 14, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Ben Pollack
873 (NYC) Somewhere in Jersey © September 28, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); William Halligan & Mary Mulhern
874 (NYC) Coletta Ryan and Duke Yellman (aka "Songology") © September 14, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Coletta Ryan & Duke Yellman Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
875 (NYC) Dave Apollon and His Russian Stars © September 7, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Dave Apollon
876 (NYC) Guido Ciccolini and Eric Zardo © September 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Guido Ciccolini, Eric Zardo & Joan Ruth
878 (NYC) The Kiddie Cabaret © October 14, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Sybil Lee, Peggy & Dorothy Delight, Buddy Reed, Lenora Bohen, Glauco D'Attilli & Yukona Cameron
879 (NYC) Harlem Knights © December 9, 1929 Fluornoy Miller & Aubrey Lyles
880 (NYC) Sending a Wire © September 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Eddie Green with Jimmy Baskett & Noma Davis
881 (NYC) The One Man Quartette © November 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Eddie Miller
882 (NYC) Moments in Mimicry © October 14, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Roger Williams
883 (NYC) Just Dumb © October 14, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Nelson B. Clifford & Marie Marion
884 (NYC) Shake It Up © November 7, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Eddie Moran, Beth Challis & Their Cheerful Steppers
885 (NYC) Music Hath Charms © October 14, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Frank Orth & Ann Codee with Florence Vernon
886 (NYC) Des Nouvelles Chansons Americaines August 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Ann Codee & Frank Orth
887 (NYC) Meine Frau August 1929 Murray Roth (director); Ann Codee & Frank Orth with Walter Dreher
888 A Tete-a-Tete in Songs © October 14, 1929 Murray Roth (director); James Burke & Eleanor Durkin
889 (NYC) The Hall of Injustice © October 14, 1929 John T. Murray & Vivien Oakland
890 (NYC) Charles Hackett Singing "I Looked Into Your Garden" & "I Heard You Singing" September 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Charles Hackett
891 (NYC) Lambchops October 14, 1929 Murray Roth (director); George Burns & Gracie Allen The Jazz Singer DVD
892 (NYC) Josef Kallini "Foremost Tenor of the Manhattan Opera House" August 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Josef Kallini, Aaron Pressman
893 (NYC) Josef Kallini (#893) August 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Josef Kallini
895 (NYC) Dead or Alive © December 10, 1929 Arthur Hurley; story: Russel Crouse; Hugh O’Connell with Granville Bates & William Shelley
896 (NYC) A Night on the Bowery October 20, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Will Aubrey
897-898 (NYC, two-reeler) In the Nick of Time © December 31, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Sidney Toler with Lucy Beaumont, Bert Wilson & Dorothy Hall
899-900 (NYC, two-reeler) Charles Hackett in "Faust" assisted by Chase Borromeo December 8, 1929 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Charles Hackett
901 (NYC) Two Good Boys Gone Wrong © October 29, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Jans & Whalen Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
902 (NYC) Horace Heidt & His Californians © October 28, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Horace Heidt, Lee Lykins (vocalist)
903 (NYC) Fred Allen's Prize Playlets © November 25, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Fred Allen Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
904-905 (NYC) Faint Heart © December 21, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Bert Lahr with Bobbe Arnst, Harry Shannon & Malcolm Duncan Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
906 (NYC) Chistes y Lasses September 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Tex McLeod & Marjorie Tiller
907 (NYC) Illusions © November 25, 1929 Murray Roth (director?); Fred Keaton
908 (NYC) Horace Heidt & His Californians February 2, 1930 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Horace Heidt Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
909 (NYC) A Glimpse of the Stars © December 21, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Paula Trueman
910 (NYC) The Fallen Star © November 29, 1929 Murray Roth (director); George Rosener
911 (NYC) Marie Vero September 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Marie Veno, Helen Whitaker (piano)
912 (NYC) A Song Drama © December 9, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Charles Derickson & Burton Brown
913 (NYC) Rhythms in Blue © November 29, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Bobbe Arnst & Peggy Ellis Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
914 (NYC) Low-down, a Bird's Eye View of Harlem © December 21, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Monette Moore, Gertie Chambers, Mary Burnes & Washboard Serenaders
915 (NYC) Who's Who © November 25, 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Harry Lang & Bernice Healy
916 (NYC) Charles Hackett Singing "Il Mio Tesoro Instanto" & "O Paradiso" November 25, 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Charles Hackett
917 (NYC) Molly Picon, the Celebrated Character Comedienne © December 21, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Molly Picon Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
918 (NYC) Pack Up Your Troubles October 20, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Douglas Stanbury & the Lyric Quartette with Jack Burns Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
919 (NYC) Little Miss Everybody November 24, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Zelda Santley Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
920 (NYC) Apartment Hunting © November 29, 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); George Fisher & Honey Hurst
921-921 (NYC, two-reeler) Room 909 November 3, 1929 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Edward DuParr (camera); Robert Emmet Keane & Claire Whitney
923 (NYC) The Midnight Lodge © January 15, 1930 Fluornoy Miller & Aubrey Lyles
924 (NYC) For Goodness Sake! October 1929 Murray Roth (director); Sidney Marion & Adele Jason
925 (NYC) Bigger and Better © December 23, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Fanny & Kitty Watson
926-927 (NYC, two-reeler) The Under Dog © January 15, 1930 Fred Allen (writer); James Barton
928 (NYC) Crinoline Classics © December 23, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Helen Yorke & Virginia Johnson
929 (NYC) Some Pumpkins © December 21, 1929 Murray Roth (director); Sam Summers & Estelle Hunt Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
930-931 (NYC, two-reeler) Hello Thar! © January 13, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Eddie Buzzell
932 (NYC) Giovanni Martinelli and Livia Maracci December 15, 1929 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Giovanni Martinelli
933 (NYC) Herschel Henlere, the Madcap Musician © January 18, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Herschel Henlere Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
934 (NYC) The Letter Box © December 31, 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Sybil Lee, Burke Clark, Harold Kennedy & others
935 (NYC) Impressions © January 25, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Albert Carroll
936 (NYC) The Musicale © January 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Al Trahan with Yukona Cameron & Helen Hawley Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
937 (NYC) Then and Now © January 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Billy & Elsa Newell
938 (NYC) Imagine My Embarrassment © January 18, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Frank Orth & Ann Codee A German version was also made (Vitaphone #942)
939 (NYC) The Benefit February 2, 1930 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Joe Frisco
940 (NYC) Rose Perfect, the Girl With the Golden Voice © January 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); accompanied by Dudley Wilkinson (piano)
941 (NYC) Jest for a While © January 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Clara Barry & Orval Whitledge Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
943 (NYC) Ave Maria January 5, 1930 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Giovanni Martinelli & Frances Alda
944 (NYC) Giovanni Martinelli Singing Arias from "Verdis Il Trovatore" © January 18, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Giovanni Martinelli
945 (NYC) Two of a Kind © January 18, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Billy Lytell & Tom Fant
946 (NYC) Oh Sarah! © January 25, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Jack McLallen & Sarah Carson with Tony Labriola
947 (NYC) The Operation February 9, 1930 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy & Christina Graver Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
948 (NYC) Une Chanson Mimee December 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Ann Codee with Joe Cappo & Marion Lessing
949 (NYC) Sound Effects © February 17, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Buddy Traps
950 (NYC) Talking It Over © March 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Jack Osterman Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
951 (NYC) A Perfect Understanding © February 17, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Joe May & Dorothy Oaks
952 (NYC) On the Rancho © February 17, 1930 Murray Roth & Arthur Hurley (directors); Will & Gladys Ahern with Ben Ahern
953 (NYC) Giovanni Martinelli Singing "Céleste Aïda" © December 21, 1929 Arthur Hurley (director); Giovanni Martinelli
954 (NYC) Idle Chatter © March 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Lou Holtz Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
955 (NYC) The Love Boat © March 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Herman Timberg
956 (NYC) Scotch Taffy December 1929 Edmund Joseph (director); Scott Sanders Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
957 (NYC) Jane Dillon and Her Boy Friends December 1929 Edmund Joseph (director); Jane Dillon
958 (NYC) Ben Bernie and His Orchestra © May 16, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Ben Bernie, Clayton, Jackson & Jimmy Durante, Pat Kennedy & Frances McCoy Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 (Warner Archive) DVD
959 (NYC) Ruth Breton, the Celebrated Violinist © February 17, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Rith Breton, Rudolfo Noyos (vocalist) & "Miss" Baker (piano)
960 (NYC) Broadway's Like That © March 15, 1930 Arthur Hurley & Murray Roth (directors); Ruth Etting, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart & Mary Philips
1025 (LA) Stimulation © December 31, 1929 Johnny Arthur
3179–3180 (LA, two-reeler) Finders Keepers © November 25, 1929 Bryan Foy & George Kelly (directors); Helen Ferguson, John Litel & Janet Adair
3190 (LA) The Frame © April 30, 1930 William Boyd & Charles Middleton
3238–3239 (LA, two-reeler) The Flattering Word © November 25, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); George Kelly, Harrison Ford, Janet Adair, Blanche Frederici & John Litel
3280 (LA) At the Church Festival © November 25, 1929 Wright & Louis? Silvers (directors); Dick Henderson
3289–3290 (LA, two-reeler) All Square © January 15, 1930
3300 (LA) Head of the Family © December 31, 1929 Little Billy
3333 (LA) The Dead Line © November 25, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); David Callis, Blanche Friderici & Jimmy Phillips
3334 (LA) Always Faithful December 31, 1929 George Middleton (director); Blanche Sweet, John Litel & others Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
3335 (LA) For Sale © November 25, 1929 Bryan Foy (director); Gregory Ratoff Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
3413 (LA) The Music Shop © December 31, 1929 Dick Henderson
3640 (LA) The Barber Shop Chord © November 25, 1929 Martie Martel & others
3667 (LA) White Lies © December 31, 1929
3668 (LA) The Window Cleaners © April 7, 1930 Neely Edwards & Lew Brice
3674–3675 (LA, 15 minutes) Poor Aubrey © January 30, 1930 Franklin Pangborn, Helen Ferguson, Ruth Lyons & Clara Blandick Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
3676 (LA) And Wife © April 30, 1930 William McCann (director); Frank Davis & Bernice Elliott
3679 (LA) Revival Day January 5, 1930 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director) & Tenny Wright (directors); Slim Timblin, Bobby Arnst & Peggy Ellis Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
3680 (LA) The Maid's Night Out © December 31, 1929 Bobby Watson
3681 (LA) More Sinned Against Than Usual © January 30, 1930 Howard Bretherton
3722 (LA) Trifles © January 30, 1930 Jason Robards, Sr., Sarah Padden, Blanche Friderici & Frank Campeau Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
3740 (LA) Christmas Knight © April 30, 1930 C.B. Platts (director); Bryant Washburn, Helen Jerome Eddy & Charles Middleton
3757 (LA) Mechant Mais Gentil December 1929 Georges Carpentier
3759 (LA) A Matter of Ethics © February 17, 1930 Howard Bretherton
3761 (LA) Naughty But Nice © March 30, 1930 Georges Carpentier
3762 (LA) The Stand Up © February 17, 1930 Wilbur Mack, Bobby Watson & Marjorie Lane
3780 (LA) Vanity © January 30, 1930 Ruth Lyons, Rudolph Cameron & Vivien Oakland
3781 (LA) The People Versus-- © April 30, 1930 Patrick H. O'Malley, Jr. & Frank Campeau
3816 (LA) Jack Buchanan with the Glee Quartet © February 17, 1930 Jack Buchanan The Band Wagon DVD & Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
3825 (LA) Letters © February 17, 1930 John G. Adolfi (director); Pauline Garon, Natalie Moorhead, Kathryn Givney & William B. Davidson

1930Edit

Filmed in 1930 in Hollywood (LA) and Brooklyn (NYC).

# Title Release, copyright or review date Director & performers Notes
3529 (LA) Danger © March 15, 1930 Eddie Cline (director); John Litel, Frank Campeau & Charlotte Merriam
3686 (LA) The New Racket © June 11, 1930 John G. Adolfi (director); Gardner James, James Bradbury Jr., Irene Homer & DeWitt Jennings
3758 (LA) The Baby Bandit © June 11, 1930 Bobby Watson & Anne Cornwall
3778 (LA) Niagara Falls © January 30, 1930 Bryant Washburn & Helen Jerome Eddy Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
3798 (LA) The Pay Off © March 19, 1930 Harry B. Walthall, Barbara Leonard & Russell Hopton
3799 (LA) Vengeance February 9, 1930 (Film Daily review) Archie Mayo (director); Warner Richmond, Natalie Moorhead & Gardner James
3800–3801 (LA, 12 minutes) Getting a Raise © February 17, 1930 Bryan Foy (director); Lucien Littlefield, Mary Hutchinson & Billy Taft The Potters series
3827–3828 (LA, 18 minutes) At Home © March 15, 1930 Bryan Foy (director); Lucien Littlefield The Potters series
3849 (LA) What a Life © March 15, 1930 John G. Adolfi (director); William Irving, Lon Poff, Virginia Sale & others Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
3863 (LA) Beatrice Lillie and Her Boyfriends © May 15, 1930 Beatrice Lillie
3864 (LA) Honolulu January 1930 Noel Madison & Vera Marsh
3873 (LA) Who Pays? © April 30, 1930 John T. Murray & Vivien Oakland
3881–3882 (LA, 17 minutes) Done in Oil © March 15, 1930 Bryan Foy (director); Lucien Littlefield The Potters series
3883 (LA) Surprise © March 15, 1930 Tom Dugan & Barbara Leonard Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
3900 (LA) She Who Gets Slapped © May 16, 1930 Tom Dugan Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
3942–3943 (LA, two-reeler) Reno or Bust © April 7, 1930 Howard Bretherton
3972 (LA) Paper Hanging © April 30, 1930 Carter DeHaven & Herman Ruby
3983–3984 (LA, 18 minutes) Pa Gets a Vacation © May 15, 1930 Bryan Foy (director); Lucien Littlefield The Potters series
3988 (LA) Ducking Duty © May 15, 1930 Heinie Conklin & Phil Morgan
4009–4010 (LA, 14 minutes) Big Money May 4, 1930 (Film Daily review) Bryan Foy (director); Lucien Littlefield The Potters series
4033 (LA) The Eternal Triangle © June 30, 1930 Wyndham Standing, Lillian Rich & Armand Kaliz
4034 (LA) Her Relatives © June 11, 1930 Neely Edwards
4035 (LA) Bridal Night September 14, 1930 (Film Daily review) Johnny Arthur & Charlotte Merriam
4036 (LA) Cry Baby © June 30, 1930 Bobby Vernon & Mary Treen
4093 (LA) No Questions Asked (The Flaming Youth) © June 11, 1930 Little Billy & Jed Prouty
4097–4098 (LA, two-reeler) An Ill Wind or No Mother To Guide Us May 18, 1930 (Film Daily review) Edna Hibbard, Theodore Lorch & Eddie Graham
4099–4100 (LA, 18 minutes) Out For Game © June 30, 1930 Bryan Foy (director); Lucien Littlefield, Dot Farley & Del Henderson The Potters series
4122 (LA) Road Knights © June 11, 1930 Roy Mack (director); George Reilly & Eddie Davis
4123 (LA) The Body Slam © June 11, 1930 Eddie Lambert & William Irving
4139 (LA) Won to Lose August 31, 1930 (Film Daily review) Eddie Lambert & William Irving
4140 (LA) The Servant Problem May 1930 John T. Murray, Vivien Oakland & Mary Strauber
4149 (LA) Gates of Happiness May 1930 Carl McBride (director); Arthur West with Ty Parvis, the Murray Sisters, 20th Century Steppers & Norman Spencer Singers
4150 (LA) Russian Around August 3, 1930 (Film Daily review) Carl McBride (director); Orville Rennie, Arthur West & others
4160 (LA) Ginsburg of Newburg May 1930 Eddie Lambert & William Irving
4162–4163 (LA, 22 minutes) His Big Ambition © June 30, 1930 Bryan Foy (director); Lucien Littlefield & Lucille Ward The Potters series
4164 (LA) I'll Fix It May 1930 Billy Kent & Alice Lake
4168 (LA) Twixt Love and Duty May 1930 Esther Howard, Eddie Graham & others
4169 (LA) Old Seidelburg May 1930 Carl McBride (director); Orville Rennie, Elsa Peterson, Gus Reed & Janet Gilmore
4200 (LA) Dining Out June 1930 Alice Lake, Billy Kent & Ernest Wood
4209 (LA) Railroad Follies June 1930 Gene Morgan, Clyde Hager & Violet Barlow
4210 (LA) School Daze August 31, 1930 (Film Daily review) Carl McBride (director); Jack White, Ty Parvis & Jeanie Lang
4230 (LA) The Big Deal June 1930 Harry Holman, Franklin Pangborn, Billy Gilbert, Gertrude Astor & Geneva Mitchell
4240 (LA) Who's the Boss November 2, 1930 (Film Daily review) Slim Summerville (director); Franklin Pangborn & Esther Howard
4249 (LA) The Woman Tamer June 1930 Billy Gilbert, Esther Howard, Roger Davis, Dot Farley & Gus Reed
4260 (LA) The Doctor's Wife November 30, 1930 (Film Daily review) Franklin Pangborn, Billy Gilbert, Gertrude Astor & Geneva Mitchell
4270–4271 (LA, two-reeler) The Legacy August 31, 1930 (Film Daily review) Carl McBride (director); Betty Compton
4284 (LA) The Skin Game July 1930 Jack White, William Irving & Jack Duffy
4285 (LA) Ship Ahoy March 15, 1931 (Film Daily review) Jack White, Clarence Nordstrom, Esther Howard & Hazel Sperling
4286 (LA) The Victim July 8, 1930 Frank Orth & Esther Howard with Florence Vernon
4287 (LA) The Salesman August 1930 Frank Orth & Florence Vernon
4393 (LA) The Happy Hottentots August 1930 Bryan Foy & Herman Ruby (directors); Joe Frisco & Billy Gilbert The Jazz Singer DVD
961 (NYC) Money, Money, Money © March 15, 1930 Edmund Joseph (director); Homer Mason & Marguerite Keeler
962 (NYC) Wedding Belles © March 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Lorraine Howard & Florence Newton
963-964 (NYC, two-reeler) Keeping Company April 6, 1930 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); Eddie Buzzell
965 (NYC) Gym-Jams © March 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Lewis Mayer
966 (NYC) Seeing Sarah Off © March 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Sylvia Clark
967 (NYC) The Bubble Party © April 30, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Frank Allworth, Janet Velie, Margaret Knight & Don Dilloway
968 (NYC) Lobo "The Dog of Dogs" with Clarence Moore © March 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director)
969 (NYC) The Master Sweeper © March 19, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Chester Conklin
970 (NYC) Let's Elope! © March 15, 1930 Edmund Joseph (director); Betty & Jerry Browne Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
971 (NYC) Pat Henning January 1930
972 (NYC) A Battery of Songs © March 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Waite Hoyt & J. Fred Coots
973 (NYC) Absent Minded April 30, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Wallace Ford
974 (NYC) Giovanni Martinelli in the Prison Scene of "Faust" April 6, 1930 (Film Daily review) Giovanni Martinelli
975-976 (NYC, two-reeler) The Royal Fourflusher May 18, 1930 Eddie Buzzell
977 (NYC) The Varsity Vamp © April 30, 1930 Edmund Joseph (director); Lionel "Mike" Ames
978 (NYC) Find the Woman © April 30, 1930 Arthur Hurley & Russel Crouse (director/writers); Hugh O’Connell
979 (NYC) Milton C. Work the International Bridge Authority April 6, 1930 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Milton C. Work
980 (NYC) Three Rounds of Love © May 15, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director?); Jean Dixon, James Rennie & others
981 (NYC) System © June 9, 1930 Dudley Clements, Evalyn Knapp, Allan Wood & Helen Goodhue
982 (NYC) Yuna Baile De Fantancia © April 30, 1930 Paulo, Paquita & Chiquita
983 (NYC) Taking Ways © April 30, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Frank Orth & Ann Codee
984 (NYC) A Russian Rhapsody © April 30, 1930 Edmund Joseph (director); A. Kuznetzoff & B. Nicolina
985 (NYC) Footnotes © April 30, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Margie Finley, William Carey, Oscar Grogan & the Page Sisters
986 The No-Account © April 30, 1930 Edmund Joseph (director); Russell Hardie & Josephine Hutchinson
987 (NYC) Nile Green © May 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Helen Broderick & Lester Crawford
988 (NYC) At Your Service © April 30, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Jessie Royce Landis, William Halligan, George Blackwood & William Carey
989 (NYC) Desert Thrills © April 30, 1930 Edwin Bartlett & others
990 (NYC) The Head Man © May 15, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Hugh O’Connell & Kitty Kelly with Francis Pierlot, Leroy Wade & Arthur Hartley
991 (NYC) Rural Hospitality February 1930 Edmund Joseph (director); Russell Hardie & Marcelle Coreene
992 (NYC) The Devil's Parade © June 8, 1930 George Hale (director); Sidney Toler, Joan Blondell, Gerald Smith & Jessie Busley
993 (NYC) The Cheer Leader © June 9, 1930 Tom Douglas & Beatrice Blinn
994 (NYC) Donde Estas Corazon February 1930 Luana Alcaniz
995 (NYC) Taxi Talks (Taxi Tales) © June 8, 1930 Fred & Fanny Hatton (story); Mayo Method, Katharine Alexander, Roger Pryor, Evelyn Knapp (Evalyn Knapp) & Spencer Tracy
997 (NYC) Babe Egan and Her Hollywood Redheads February 1930 Babe Egan
998 (NYC) Websterian Students © May 15, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Ben Ryan & Henrietta Lee
999 (NYC) The Cave Club © May 15, 1930 Ethel Merman with Marjorie Leach, Frank Tinney & Ted Lewis
1000 (NYC) Grand Uproar © June 8, 1930 Jim McWilliams
1001 (NYC) Married © June 8, 1930 Helen Flint, Stanley Ridges & William Foran
1002 (NYC) Office Steps © May 15, 1930 George Hale (director); Harry McNaughton, the Phelps Twins, Billy Reed, Lou Duthers, Jack Thompson & Gertrude McDonald
1003 (NYC) The Strong Arm March 1930 Paul Harvey
1004 (NYC) The Music Racket © June 30, 1930 Lee Morse, Leo Donnelly & June Clayworth
1006 (NYC) The Fight © June 9, 1930 Ring Lardner (director); Harry McNaughton, Charles Lawrence & others
1007–1008 (NYC, two-reeler) The Collegiate Model © June 9, 1930 Ona Munson, Harry Rosenthal & Roger Pryor
1009 (NYC) Yamekraw June 9, 1930 Murray Roth (director); James Price Johnson (songwriter); Hugo Marianni & His Mediterraneans with Louise Cook, Margaret Sims & Jimmy Mordecai Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1010 (NYC) The Poor Fish © June 8, 1930 Hobart Cavanaugh, Natalie Schafer, Stanley Ridges & George Blackwood Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
1011 (NYC) Song Paintings © June 9, 1930 Ann Seymour
1012–1013 (NYC, two-reeler) The Heart Breaker © June 30, 1930 Edmund Joseph (director); Eddie Foy, Jr., Joan Blondell & others
1015–1016 (NYC, two-reeler) Slick As Ever © June 9, 1930 Harry J. Conley
1017 (NYC) 23-Skidoo June 9, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Lew Fields Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1018 (NYC) Fore © June 30, 1930 Wallace Ford, Lenita Lane & Val Sherry
1019–1020 (NYC, 22 minutes) The Song Plugger © June 8, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Joe Frisco with Josephine Williams, Leo Donnelly, Arthur Leonard, Milt Francis & the Wyn Talbert Orchestra Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 (Warner Archive) DVD
1021 (NYC) The Matinee Idle September 14, 1930 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Henry Hull & James Dale
1022 (NYC) Evolution © June 11, 1930 Bert Frank (film editor) compilation documentary includes The Great Train Robbery (1903 film)
1023 (NYC) The Fowl Triangle April 1930 Alan Wood, Donna Pasdeloup & others
1024 (NYC) Giovanni Martinelli © January 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Giovanni Martinelli
1025 (NYC) The Still Alarm © June 30, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Fred Allen & Clifton Webb
1026 (NYC) Thank You, Doctor May 1930
1027 (NYC) Going Places © June 9, 1930 Shaw & Lee Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
1028 (NYC) The Duel June 1930 Lew Fields with Verree Teasdale & Jean De Val
1029 (NYC) A Tenement Tangle June 30, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Ben Ryan & Henrietta Lee
1030 (NYC) Strong and Willing © June 30, 1930 Neville Fleeson (writer); Trixie Friganza Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
1031 (NYC) Scotch Love © June 9, 1930 Eric Blore, Nora Swinburne & Ray Collins
1032 (NYC) The Varsity Show © June 30, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Gloria [Olivia] Shea, Joey Ray & Billy Taylor
1034 (NYC) Horse Sense May 1930 Bob Roebuck & his horse Sporting Life
1035 (NYC) The Lucky Break October 12, 1930 (Film Daily review) Harry Fox, Glenda Farrell & Walter Regan
1036 (NYC) The Hard Guy September 6, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Spencer Tracy & Katherine Alexander Little Caesar (film) (TCM Greatest Gangster Films Prohibition Era) DVD
1037 (NYC) Temple Bells May 1930 Eddie Green
1039–1040 (NYC, two-reeler) The Play Boy September 7, 1930 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Harry Fox & others
1041–1042 (NYC) Roseland September 12, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Ruth Etting Love Me or Leave Me (film) (Greatest Classic Legends Doris Day) DVD
1043 (NYC) A Private Engagement May 1930 the Yacht Club Boys Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
1044 (NYC) Harmonizing Songs April 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Josephine Harmon & Jack King Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
1045 (NYC) Fashion's Mirror October 19, 1930 (Film Daily review) Jack Thompson & Barbara Newberry Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1046 (NYC) Everything Happens to Me June 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); James Carson with Leo Hoyt, Sid Garry, Lucille Lortel & Lisa Silbert
1047 (NYC) At the Round Table October 5, 1930 (Film Daily review) Murray Roth (director); James J. Corbett, Damon Runyon, Mark Hellinger & DeWolf Hopper
1048 (NYC) Bright Sayings May 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Rob Le May, Harry Tighe & Irene Shirley
1049 (NYC) Nay, Nay Nero May 1930 Roy Mack (director); Hugh Cameron, Bobby Watson & Nora Swinburne
1050 (NYC) The Wanderer September 21, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Douglas Stanbury
1051–1052 (NYC, 14 minutes) Five Minutes From the Station October 10, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Sylvia Sidney, Lynne Overman & Berton Churchill
1054 The Substitute September 28, 1930 (Film Daily review) Charles Lawrence, Ray Collins & Walter Regan
1055–1056 (NYC, two-reeler) Many Happy Returns August 31, 1930 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Walter Connolly, Madge Evans, John Breedon & Ferdinand Gottschalk
1057 (NYC) Grounds for Murder July 1930 Harold Beaudine (director); Ernest Glendenning, Phoebe Foster & others
1059 (NYC) Let's Merge June 1930 Roy Mack (director); Doree Leslie, Stanley Ridges & Lillian Fitzgerald
1060 (NYC) Snooze Reel #2 June 1930
1061 (NYC) The Jay Walker September 21, 1930 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); H.I. Phillips (writer); Chester Clute
1062 (NYC) Barefoot Days July 1930 Roy Mack (director); James Dunne?
1063 (NYC) The Emergency Case September 5, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Hugh Cameron, Al Ochs & Loretta Shea
1064 (NYC) Lost and Found November 9, 1930 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); William Demarest, Dorothy Appleby & Lilian Bond
1065 (NYC) Dolly Daisy in "Dizzy Doings" August 1930 Howard Moss; co-animator: Charles Bennes stop-motion animated cartoon
1066 (NYC) Seeing Off Service October 19, 1930 (Film Daily review) Harold Beaudine (director); Joe Penner, Jessie Busley & Harry McNaughton
1068 (NYC) Stepping Out July 1930 Harold Beaudine (director); Joe Penner, Mary Phillips & Leo Donnelly
1069 (NYC) Excuse the Pardon December 7, 1930 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Ralph Morgan with Marjorie Gateson, Robert Middleton & Katherine Alexander
1070 (NYC) Putting It On June 1930 Bobby Jarvis & Lilian Bond
1071 (NYC) Modern Fairy Tales February 22, 1931 (Film Daily review) Harold Beaudine (director); Lilian Bond & others
1072–1073 (NYC, two-reeler) The Nightingale February 1, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Vivienne Osborne, Pat O'Brien & Lyle Talbot
1074 (NYC) Mister Intruder November 9, 1930 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Otto Kruger, Alan Brooks & Veree Teasdale
1075–1076 (NYC, two-reeler) His Public July 1930 Harold Beaudine (director); Joe Morris & Flo Campbell
1077 (NYC) Tintypes July 1930 Roy Mack (director); Chic Yorke & Rose King
1078 (NYC) For Two Cents August 1930 De Wolf Hopper with Stanley Ridges
1079 (NYC) The Recruits February 1, 1931 (Film Daily review) Arthur Hurley (director); Dudley Clements & Harry Shannon
1080 (NYC) A Syncopated Sermon November 16, 1930 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Hall Johnson Choir
1081 (NYC) Seeing Things September 21, 1930 (Film Daily review) Harold Beaudine (director); William Demarest
1083 (NYC) Where There's a Will September 1930 Roy Mack (director); George Hassell, Mabel Grainger, Joe Bonomo & Martin Berkeley
1085 (NYC) For Art's Sake October 5, 1930 Harold Beaudine (director); Helen Broderick & Lester Crawford
1086 (NYC) My Mistake August 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Pat O'Brien & Donald Brian
1087 (NYC) Alpine Echoes July 1930 Roy Mack (director); Douglas Stanbury Spanish version #1088.
1089 (NYC) Showin' Off July 1930 Roy Mack (director); the Vitaphone Kiddies
1090 (NYC) A Tip to Paris December 6, 1931 (Film Daily review, completed ’30) Bobby Jarvis & Eloise Taylor
1091–1092 (NYC, two-reeler) The Bard of Broadway October 5, 1930 (Film Daily review) Joseph Henabery & Roy Mack (director); Walter Winchell, Madge Evans & others
1094 (NYC) Compliments of the Season September 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Eric Dressler, Lenita Lane & Pat O'Brien
1096–1097 (NYC, two-reeler) Curses © November 5, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Alan Dinehart, Erin O'Brien-Moore & others
1098–1099 (NYC, two-reeler) The Gob © December 9, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Hal Skelly & Madge Evans
1100 (NYC) Politics © November 24, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); George Jessel
1102 (NYC) One on the Aisle © November 25, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Lon Hascall, Peggy Bernier & George Haggerty
1103 (NYC) Knocking 'em Cold © November 5, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Andrew Tombes
1104 (NYC) The Thirteenth Prisoner November 30, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director)
1105 (NYC) Tom Thumbs Down © December 9, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Bobby Jarvis, Jimmy Dunn, Harry McNaughton & Sue Conroy
1106 (NYC) Purely an Accident © November 14, 1930 Reed Brown Jr., Allen Kearns & Frank Otto
1107 (NYC) Sitting Pretty December 28, 1930 (Film Daily review) Alfred J. Goulding (director); Joe Phillips & Ruth Donnelly
1108 (NYC) The Snooze Reel December 1930 Arthur Hurley & Roy Mack (director)
1110 (NYC) A Stuttering Romance © November 6, 1930 Murray Roth (director); Joe Penner & Dorothea Chard
1111 (NYC) The Unfair Sex © February 16, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Dan Healy & Dolly Gilbert
1114 (NYC) The Headache Man November 23, 1930 (Film Daily review) Alfred J. Goulding (director); Dudley Clements, Hobart Cavanaugh
1115 (NYC) Number Please! (Number, Please) © October 24, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Sheila Barrett & Leslie Barrie
1116 (NYC) My Hero © November 5, 1930 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Eddie Foy Jr.
1117 (NYC) The Honeymoon Trail © February 5, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director)
1118 (NYC) The Pest of Honor © December 9, 1930 Roy Mack (director); Harry Short, Edward Fielding
1119 (NYC) Straight and Narrow © November 14, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Ed Robbins, Herschel Mayall & Allen Jenkins
1120 (NYC) Horseshoes © December 9, 1930 Lynne Overman
1121 (NYC) Madame of the Jury © November 14, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Judith Anderson, John Patrick & Phil Leigh
1122 (NYC) One Good Turn © December 9, 1930 Ruth Etting & Jay Velie
1124 (NYC) Service Stripes © December 9, 1930 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Joe Penner, Anthony Hughes & Joan Carter Waddell
1125 (NYC) Envy © January 5, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Geoffrey Kerry; Madge Evans, Eric Dresser, Romney Brent
1126 (NYC) The Darling Brute November 1930 Jack Hazzard, Helen Goodhue & William Halligan
1127 (NYC) Buster Bear January 1931 John McCory Studio animated cartoon © April 14, 1930 as "Buster Bear in The Spring Carnival" (an earlier Buster cartoon © March 14, 1930 seems not to have been picked up by Warner)
1128 (NYC) Henry Santry and His Soldiers of Fortune March 1, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Henry Santry Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1130 (NYC) Wedding Bills © January 5, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Billy Wayne, Helen Lynd & Brooks Benedict
1131 (NYC) The Check-up © December 10, 1930 Jack Hazzard & Ruth Donnelly
1132–1133 (NYC, two-reeler) Revenge Is Sweet December 1930 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Herschel Mayall, Barbara Weeks, Leslie Adams & Frank Allworth
1134 (NYC) Lodge Night © December 10, 1930 Joe Phillips, John Dunsmore & Hazel Cox
1135 (NYC) Home Made © December 10, 1930 Arthur Hurley (director); Albert Hackett, Dorothy Hall & Jessie Busley
1136 (NYC) Dolly Daisy in "Hearts and Flowers" December 1930 Howard Moss; co-animator: Charles Bennes stop-motion animated cartoon
1137 (NYC) The Painter © January 5, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Frank Orth
1138 (NYC) Opening Night © January 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director) & Benjamin Kaye (writer); Dorothy Sands, Thomas Jackson, Leo Hoyt, Peggy Shannon, Helen Eby-Rock Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1140 (NYC) The Lady Killer © January 5, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Eric Dressler & Shirley Palmer
1141 (NYC) Last But Not Leased © January 5, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Billy Wayne & Thelma White
1142 (NYC) Last Straw © January 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Romney Bent
1143 (NYC) Charlie Hackett in "Romeo & Juliet" November 9, 1930 (Film Daily review) Charles Hackett with Rosa Lowe
1144 (NYC) Maid to Order © January 5, 1931 Eleanor Shaler, Pauline MacLean & Bob Lynn
1145 (NYC) The Watch Dog © January 5, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Jack Hazzard
1147 (NYC) Office Scandal © December 9, 1930 Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy & Christina Graver Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
1149 (NYC) Merry Christmas (Pap's Slay Ride) © March 16, 1931 Hugh Cameron & Spring Byington
1150 (NYC) On the Job © January 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Ann Codee, Frank Orth, Florence Vernon
1151 (NYC) Africa Shrieks © February 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Hugh Cameron
1152 (NYC) Peace and Quiet © February 5, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Billy Wayne & Betty Lawrence
1153 (NYC) One Way Out © January 5, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Charles Lawrence & Thelma White Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1155–1156 (NYC, two reeler) With Pleasure © February 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Billy Wayne, the Colette Sisters & others
1157 (NYC) The Love Nest © February 5, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Billy Wayne & Thelma White
1158 (NYC) Squaring the Triangle © February 5, 1931 Donald Brian & Mayo Methot
1159 (NYC) The Old Flame © February 5, 1931 Audrey Dale, Dennie Moore & John Marsdon
1160 (NYC) The Hangover © February 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Bernard Granville & Neely Edwards
1161 (NYC) The Strange Case © February 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Charles Halton & Gerald Oliver Smith
1167–1168 (NYC, two-reeler) Masquerade © February 16, 1931 Casey Robinson (director); Vivienne Osborne, Roy D'Arcy & Wilfred Lytell
1171 (NYC) Good Times © February 16, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Madge Evans
1188 (NYC) Playing with Fire © March 26, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Jack Hazzard
4426–4427 (LA, two-reeler) The Border Patrol January 25, 1931 (Film Daily review) Joe Frisco, Dorothy Knapp, Eddie Graham & Theodore Lorch
4654 (LA) Alaska © February 16, 1931 Eddie Lambert Laff Tours

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Filmed in 1931 in Brooklyn, New York.

# Title Release, copyright or review date Director & performers Notes
1149 Crimes Square © March 26, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Pat O'Brien, Mary Doran Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
1162 Ship's Concert February 5, 1931 Giovanni Martinelli
1163 Making Good © February 5, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Stanley Rauh (story); Joe Penner
1164 Taking Chances April 26, 1931 (Film Daily review) Alfred J. Goulding (director); Billy Wayne & Thelma White
1165 Court Plastered January 25, 1931 (Film Daily review) Helen Broderick & Lester Crawford
1166 Sleepy Head © February 5, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Billy Wayne & Thelma White
1169 Second Childhood © February 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Herschel Mayall & Clara Mackin
1173 Hello, Sucker! © February 20, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Hugh O’Connell
1174 Carnival April 12, 1931 (Film Daily review) Giovanni Martinelli & John Harvard
1175 Hot Sands © February 20, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Billy Wayne & Thelma White
1176 George Jessel and His Russian Art Choir © February 20, 1931 George Jessel Smart Money (1931 film) (TCM Greatest Gangster Films Prohibition Era) DVD
1177 Donkey Business © February 5, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy & Christina Graver
1178 Stars of Yesterday February 22, 1931 (Film Daily review) Bert Frank (film editor) Reissued as a "Pepper Pot". Clips of various silent screen stars: William S. Hart, Texas Guinan, Theda Bara & Mabel Normand. Walter O'Keefe hosts.
1179–1180 (two-reeler) Angel Cake © February 20, 1931 Roy Mack (director)
1183–1184 (two-reeler) Partners March 15, 1931 (Film Daily review) Leon Errol, Billy Gaxton, George Haggerty & Shirley Palmer
1185 Sax Appeal © April 13, 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Joe Penner
1186 Good Pie Forever © April 13, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Billy Wayne & Thelma White
1187 The Spirits of 76th Street March 26, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Helen Broderick, Dudley Clements & Lester Crawford
1190 Dumb Luck April 19, 1931 (Film Daily review) Alfred J. Goulding (director); Frank Orth & Ann Codee
1191 Close Friends June 1931 Alfred J. Goulding (director); Hobart Cavanaugh & Roger Gray
1193 Night Club Revels © March 16, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Walter O’Keefe with the Collette Sisters & the Muriel Abbott Dancers
1194 Ye Old Time News Reel (Yee Old Time News Flashes) April 26, 1931 (Film Daily review) Bert Frank (editor); narr: Burnet Hershey compilation reel with old clips of the Wright brothers & Harry Houdini
1195 Hocus Pocus © March 16, 1931 Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy)
1196 Hitting the High C's © March 16, 1931 Roy Mack (director); the Brittons (Frank & Mitt Britton)
1198–1199 (two-reeler) Gangway August 16, 1931 (Film Daily review) Alfred J. Goulding (director); Joe Penner & Polly Walters
1200 Sky High March 29, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Janet Reade & Dudley Clements with Larry Adler & the Lovel Sisters
1201 Riding Master March 1931 Poodles Hanneford with Madge Evans & Naomi Ray
1203 The Grand Dame May 2, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Patsy Kelly Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1204–1205 (two-reeler) Freshman Love April 12, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Ruth Etting with Don Tompkins & Jeanie Lang
1206 Good Mourning August 23, 1931 (Film Daily review) Alfred J. Goulding (director); Eddie Foy, Jr. with Eric Dressler, Thelma White, Peggy Shannon, Doris Covert & Mel Efird
1209–1210 (two-reeler) The Handy Guy May 24, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Earle Sande
1212 The Inventor May 11, 1931 (Film Daily review) Al Ray (director); Billy Wayne & Thelma White
1215 Cold Turkey July 5, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Helen Broderick & Lester Crawford
1216 Babykins July 19, 1931 (Film Daily review) Al Ray (director?); Pee Wee Singer
1217 The Dandy and the Belle May 11, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Frank McGlynn, Mary Murray, Pauline Dee
1220 Nine O'Clock Folks June 28, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Fant & the Mound City Blue Blowers Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1221–1222 (two-reeler) Moving In June 7, 1931 (Film Daily review) Al Ray (director); Joe Penner
1224 Fast and Pleasant May 1931 Al Ray (director); Billy Wayne & Thelma White
1226 The Troubador May 11, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Giovanni Martinelli
1227 Baby Face May 1931 Victor Moore
1232 Milky Way May 1931 Roy Mack (director); Neely Edwards with Six Ambassadors, Bob Ripa & the Muriel Abbott Dancers
1235 The Week End June 1931 Neely Edwards, Mary Murray & Lucille Sears
1241 The Bitter Wife (Our Wife) June 1931 Al Ray (director); Frank Orth & Ann Codee with Dudley Clements, Florence Vernon, Lew Christy & Mabel Ash
1244 Opportunity Night June 1931 Al Klein, Frank Leslie & Genevieve Bowman
1245 The Gypsy Caravan September 27, 1931 Roy Mack (director); Giovanni Martinelli, Max Pollikoff (violinist) & Willis Stiles (dancer)
1246–1247 (two-reeler) June 28, 1931 (Film Daily review) The Bigger They Are Primo Carnera & Little Billy
1255–1256 (two-reeler) The Gigolo Racket June 21, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Helen Morgan with Reed Brown Jr. & Joseph Striker Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) DVD
1260 Travel Hogs November 15, 1931 (Film Daily review) Hugh Cameron & Dave Chasen
1263 Gold Digging Gentlemen August 23, 1931 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Al Klein, Maria Gambarelli, Joan Abbott, Harriet Nawrot & Co.
1314 The High School Hoofer December 6 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Hal Le Roy & Eleanor King
1564–1565 Seasons Greetings December 20, 1931 Arthur Hurley (director); Janet Reade, Ray Collins, Joe Penner, Robert L. Ripley, Jack Norworth, Thelma White, Ruth Etting

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# Title Release, copyright or review date Director & performers Additional notes
1351 Campus Spirit April 24, 1932 (Film Daily review) Roy Mack (director); Douglas Stanbury & NYU Glee Club
1387 Smash Your Baggage October 29, 1932 Roy Mack (director); Carrie Marrier, Lew Payton, Mabel Scott Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
1391 Pie, Pie Blackbird June 4, 1932 Roy Mack (director) & A. Dorian Otvas (directors); Eubie Blake, Nina Mae McKinney & the Nicholas Brothers Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD & Hallelujah! (1929 film) DVD
1454 Municipal Band Wagon © September 29, 1932 Roy Mack (director); Bernice Claire with Jimmy Caruso Band, Cy Laundry and Walter Wilson
5401 Breakwater August 1932

Vitaphone Varieties in Technicolor (1929–1930)Edit

Warners Brothers and its Vitaphone and First National subsidiaries produced more features and shorts in two-strip Technicolor during the late twenties and early thirties than any other studio. Unfortunately not all of them survive in their original format as black and white TV prints are sometimes the remaining available ones. The following were filmed in Hollywood in the fall of 1929 through the spring of 1930. One title, Bubbles, is available in black and white form on Meet Me In St. Louis (2-disc) DVD & Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD

Title Release, copyright or review date Director & performers
The Military Post October 1929 Roberto Guzman (director)
A Spanish Fiesta October 1929 Roberto Guzman (director)
Dance of The Paper Dolls November 13, 1929 Roy Mack (director)
Minstrel Days © January 13, 1930 The Plantation Four & Jess Brooke
Bubbles January 1930 Roy Mack (director); The Gumm Sisters with Judy Garland, Mary McCarty & The Vitaphone Kiddies
The Sultan's Jester January 1930 Joyzell, Randall Adagio Four & Edward Lankow
Only the Girl February 1930 Vera Marshe & Buddy Wattles
A Scene from Carmen February 19, 1930 (filmed October 1929) Alice Gentle. May be a cut scene from The Show of Shows
Lonely Gigolo March 1930 Jack Haskell (director); Lotti Loder
Jazz Rehearsal © March 19, 1930 (filmed December '29)
And How © March 19, 1930 (filmed December '29) Anne Greenway
Contrary Mary © March 19, 1930 (filmed Dec '29) Bobby Watson
The Wedding of Jack and Jill © March 19, 1930 Roy Mack (director); The Gumm Sisters with Judy Garland, Peggy Ryan & The Vitaphone Kiddies
Hello Baby! © March 24, 1930 (filmed December '29) Larry Ceballos
A Holiday in Storyland April 2, 1930 Roy Mack (director); The Gumm Sisters with Judy Garland, the Vitaphone Kiddies, the Three Kute & Five Little Steppers
South Sea Pearl May 7, 1930 Gaston Glass
Holland May 28, 1930 Jack Haskell (director)
The Japanese Bowl June 11, 1930 Jack Haskell (director)
Evolution of the Dance July 11, 1930 (Film Daily review) Lupino Lane, Billy Taft & Mary Hutchinson
Girls We Remember © September 6, 1930 Mack College Quartette, the DeMarcos & Mitzi Mayfair
College Capers © September 6, 1930 Carl McBride (director); Ty Parvis, Lillian Crowell, Baron & Janet Gilmore, Ken & DeBard Brothers
Modern Business © September 6, 1930
Poor Little Butterfly September 21, 1930 Roy Mack (director)
Shakespeare Was Right October 12, 1930 (Film Daily review; completed February)

Assorted Vitaphone promotionals and commercialsEdit

Not a complete list, but a select number of 1926–1931 shorts of interest

  • The Birth of the Telephone / Thomas A. Watson (former assistant to Alexander Graham Bell) / June 1926
  • Reverend J. Ford and Reverend H. Hickman: 100th anniversary of Jamestown, New York / June 1927
  • Special Star Number for Theater Opening / Al Jolson / December 1928
  • Voice of Vitaphone / August 1929 / Short reel numbered #877
  • Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee / John G. Adolfi (director) / August 1930 / The Jazz Singer DVD
  • Chesterfield Celebrities / Clark & McCullough / January 18, 1931 / 22 minute special
  • Graduation Day in Bugland / animated cartoon / March 1, 1931
  • Slopes of the Andes / March 29, 1931 / commercial for American Coffee

Pepper Pots (1931–1936)Edit

"Pepper Pots" replaced "Vitaphone Varieties" as a marketing name for Warner's black & white one-reel (running under 11 minutes) shorts released between 1931 and 1936. These included comedy acts, a series spotlighting famous songwriters and a number of sports, animal subjects and other human-interest documentary films.

Title Director & performers Release, copyright or review date Additional notes
Speaking Out Of Turn Al Ray (director); Johnny Walker & Dudley Clements September 20, 1931 (Film Daily review)
The Eyes Have It Alfred J. Goulding (director); Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy & Christina Graver © October 3, 1931 The Public Enemy (Greatest Gangster Films Prohibition Era) DVD
Thrills Of Yesterday: Serious Moments from Serial Days Bert Frank (film editor) October 17, 1931 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD (film montage featuring Norma Talmidge, William Duncan, The Perils of Pauline (1914 serial), Harry Houdini & Larry Semon)
Free And Easy Roy Mack (director); Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy & Christina Graver November 8, 1931 (Film Daily review)
In Your Sombrero Billy Wayne & Josephine Bono November 15, 1931 (Film Daily review)
Hot News Margie Alfred J. Goulding (director); Marjorie Beebe November 29, 1931 (Film Daily review) Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Relativity And Relatives Dr. Rockwell December 6, 1931 (Film Daily review) Motion Picture Herald also lists this as a "Big Star Comedy" [8]
The Wise Quacker The Drakes December 1931
Junior Roy Mack (director); Neely Edwards with James McCallion, Maxine Flood & May Hanna January 10, 1932 (Film Daily review; completed May 1931)
Cigars, Cigarettes Alfred J. Goulding (director); Marjorie Beebe February 28, 1932 (Film Daily review)
Stuck Down Stucco Alfred J. Goulding (director); Louis Simon, Gertrude Mudge & others March 1932
The Movie Album #1 Herman Ruby (director); Bert Frank (film editor) March 5, 1932 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD (film montage includes Biograph 1913 material with Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Sweet and Lillian Gish, Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew at Vitagraph, MY OFFICIAL WIFE with Clara Kimball Young, early Norma Shearer in 1922, John Bunny, Helene Costello, Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, 1915 feature CARMEN, Charlie Chaplin in A WOMAN, Antonio Morenao & Edith Storey)
Remember When Bert Frank (film editor) April 17, 1932 (Film Daily review) clips of Teddy Roosevelt, Titanic, Emmeline Pankhurst and Nicholas II of Russia
Movie Album #2 (Movie Album Featurettes) Bert Frank (film editor) June 4, 1932 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD (film montage mostly from the Vitagraph and Biograph studios featuring Maurice Costello, John Bunny, Helene Costello, Blanche Sweet, Walter Miller (actor) & James Young in 1914's THE PORTRAIT)
Movie Album #3 Bert Frank (film editor) June 1932 Includes early shots of Marie Dressler
Napoleon's Bust Alfred J. Goulding (director); Don Coleman, Jane Allen & Ted Husing June 18, 1932 (Film Daily review)
Love Thy Neighbor Alfred J. Goulding (director); Dan Tompkins & Marel Foster July 23, 1932 (Film Daily review)
Babe O'Mine Jul 23, 1932 (Film Daily review)
If I'm Elected Alfred J. Goulding (director); Douglass Dumbrille, Ray Collins, Chester Clute & Diana Seaby August 9, 1932 (Film Daily review)
Nickelette Roy Mack (director) August 24, 1932 (Film Daily review) Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD (film montage of 1890s NYC Bowery, sports events 1910s, Rudolph Valentino in 1920 and vintage Vitagraph)
You're Killing Me Alfred J. Goulding (director); Ray Collins, Victor Kilian & others August 26, 1932 (Film Daily review)
King Salmon © September 29, 1932
Contact Joseph Henabery (director); Frank Hawks, Alice Reinheart, Billy Hayes, G. MacQuarrie, Scott Moore & William Pringle October 8, 1932
Mississippi Suite, A Tone Journey October 1932 musical travelogue
Out of the Past Bert Frank (film editor) October 22, 1932 (Film Daily review) clips of Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and Jack Dempsey
Fisherman's Holiday Frank McHugh (narrator) November 1932 Tuna fishing
Dangerous Occupations Bert Frank (film editor); Lowell Thomas © January 16, 1933 newsreel clips of daredevilry
A Whale of a Yarn Lowell Thomas (narrator) January 28, 1933 (Film Daily review) Alaska wildlife (whales, sea otters, birdlife)
Africa Speaks - English Roy Mack (director), Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy) © February 6, 1933
Sea Devils Frank McHugh (narrator) © March 22, 1933 tuna fishing
Little White Lies Glen Lambert (director); Franklin Ardell & Chester Clute, Dan Coleman, Margaret Lee, Wilfred Lyrel and Agnes Franey April 1, 1933
Inklings Charles Geigerich; Lowell Thomas (narrator); part animated cartoon April 8, 1933 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Parades of Yesterday Jack Henley; Bert Frank (film editor); Leo Donnelly (narrator); David Mendoza (music) April 8, 1933 newsreel footage of 1890s-20s of Coney Island, civil war veterans and the 1919 victory celebration.
Around the World in Eight Minutes Alfred J. Goulding (director); Hugh Cameron, Dan Coleman, Dudley Hawley & Lois Wild © June 6, 1933 (filmed February 1932)
A Penny a Peep Ralph Staub (director); Fred Harper, Gertrude Mudge & Dick Wallace © July 16, 1933 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Song Hits by Roy Turk Roy Mack (director); Kay Hamilton, Madelyn Kileen, Mario & Lavarin, Barnett & Clark & Mildren van Dorn July 1933
The Road Is Open Again Alfred E. Green (director); Dick Powell August 1933
Walter Donaldson, Popular Composer Roy Mack (director) © September 9, 1933
Rock-A-Bye Bye Joseph Henabery (director); Doctor Rockwell, Jules Epailly, Adelina Thomason & Oscar Ragland © September 28, 1933
Admission Five Cents Leo Donnelly (narrator) © October 9, 1933
Laughs in the Law Joseph Henabery (director); Dan Coleman, Joan Castle, Robert Hyman, Hugh Cameron & Edgar Nelson © October 20, 1933
Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer Ray McCarey (director); Harry Warren November 18, 1933 42nd Street (film) DVD & Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Movie Memories Jack Henley & Glen Lambert (directors) December 30, 1933 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD (includes clips of Robert Anderson Van Wyck, 1910 Jeffries-Johnson fight & Flora Finch and Kate Brice in THE OLD FIRE HORSE AND THE NEW FIRE CHIEF, 1914)
Isn't That Awful? Roy Mack (director); Easy Aces (Goodman & Jane Ace) © February 28, 1934
The Wrong, Wrong Trail Joseph Henabery (director); Block and Sully (Jesse Block & Eve Sully), Donald McBride & Shemp Howard © February 28, 1934 Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) DVD
The Tune Detective Joseph Henabery (director); Sigmund Spaeth, Katherine Newman, Peggy Lee, Vera Van & Davey Jones © March 1, 1934
Easy Aces Joseph Henabery (director); Easy Aces (Goodman & Jane Ace) © March 4, 1934 first Easy Aces comedy filmed (July 1933)
Hollywood Newsreel George Bilson March 24, 1934 42nd Street (film) DVD & Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD (features Guy Kibbee, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell & Hal Le Roy)
Little Miss Mischief © April 10, 1934
A Cabinet Meeting Joseph Henabery (director); Radio Ramblers, Janet Rathbun and Dudley Clements © April 13, 1934
Pure Feud Joseph Henabery (director); Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy) (and Shemp Howard in a bit role) © Apr 14, 1934 Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) DVD
Those Were the Days Roy Mack (director), George Meyer, Brook Allen, the Eton Boys, Lovey Sisters and Helen Gordon © April 23, 1934
Good Badmitten Hugh Herbert, Walter Pidgeon June 1934
At the Races Joseph Henabery & Jack Henley (directors); Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy) July 21, 1934
Just Concentrate Ralph Staub (director); Lulu McConnell, Bob Hyman, Eddie Acuff & Jean Lacy © July 21, 1934
Dad Minds The Baby August 3, 1934
The Camera Speaks Billy Bitzer August 11, 1934 Lady Killer (1933 film) DVD & Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD (includes clips of Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon, Charles Ray, Dorothy Dalton, Louise Glaum & William Jennings Bryan)
Guess Stars Joseph Henabery (director); Radio Ramblers, Lionel Stander & Nancy Kelly August 22, 1934
Movie Memories #2 Ralph Staub (director) August 23, 1934 (Film Daily review) Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD (montage of famous stars who died before 1934)
The Stolen Melody Joseph Henabery (director); Sigmund Spaeth, Noveliers Quartet, Crawford & Caskey, Kean & Reese © October 5, 1934
Vaudeville Reel #1: Herb Williams Joseph Henabery (director); with Honey Family, Reis & Dunn, Grauman's Stepping Stars October 13, 1934 Footlight Parade DVD & Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Vaudeville Reel #2: Buster Shaver, Olive and George Roy Mack (director); Jack Pepper's Society Pets, Carl Emmy & his Mad Wigs, the Three Queens October 29, 1934 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Songs That Live Roy Mack (director); Gus Edwards © November 24, 1934
A Trip through a Hollywood Studio Ralph Staub (director); Hugh Herbert & others December 7, 1934 42nd Street (film) (Greatest Classic Films Busby Berkeley 1) DVD & Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Charles Ahearn and His Millionaires Joseph Henabery (director); with Eddie Miller & the Three Aristocrats © February 9, 1935
Vaudeville Reel #3: Al Trahan Joseph Henabery (director); Chaz Chase, Ray & Sunshine, the Holman Sisters February 16, 1935 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Radio Reel #1: Listening In Roy Mack (director); Arthur Brown, DeMarco Sisters, Cross & Dunn, Irene Taylor and Mary Small © February 18, 1935
Radio Reel #3: We Do Our Part Joseph Henabery (director); Landt Trio & White, Donald Novis, Ed Lowry, Edith Murray, Gene & Glenn and David Burns © February 18, 1935
Man of a Thousand Hits Joseph Henabery (director); Harry Von Tilzer © March 18, 1935
Radio Reel #4: Egg Marks The Spot Joseph Henabery (director); Sam Hearn, Jessie Busley, Three X Sisters, Lee Sullivan, Sims & Bailey March 30, 1935
Billy Hill Joseph Henabery (director); Billy Hill (songwriter) © April 8, 1935
Some Bridge Work Lloyd French (director); Easy Aces (Goodman & Jane Ace) April 13, 1935
Vaudeville Reel #4: All Star Vaudeville Roy Mack (director); On-Wah Troupe, Blossom Seeley, Benny Fields, Pat Rooney Jr. & Sr., the Runaway Four April 27, 1935 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Palm Beach Knights Lloyd French (director); Charles Ahearn, David Burns, Casper Balsamo and Fred Harper May 1935
Two Boobs in a Balloon Lloyd French (director); Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy) May 5, 1935
Kings of the Turf Ralph Staub (director) May 11, 1935 horse-race reel
Moving Melodies Joseph Henabery (director); J. Fred Coots, Lillian Shade & Charles Coles June 8, 1935
All Colored Vaudeville Show Roy Mack (director); Adelaide Hall, Nicholas Brothers June 22, 1935 Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD & The Green Pastures (film) DVD
Radio Reel #5- Rah Rah Radio Roy Mack (director); David Burns, Jimmie Lucas, DeMarco Sisters, Ralph Kirbery, Al & Lee Riser and Jack & Lee Cleman July 6, 1935
What's the Idea? Roy Mack (director); Lew Pollack, Helen Ware & the Cavaliers August 17, 1935
Nutville Roy Mack (director) ; Radio Ramblers, Donald MacBride & David Burns September 7, 1935
The All American Drawback Lloyd French (director); Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy) October 5, 1935 Captain Blood (1935 film) (Greatest Classic Legends Errol Flynn) DVD
Wee Men Joseph Henabery (director); Singer's Midgets, Lucille Sears & Flora Seaman November 2, 1935
P's and Cues (Ps & Qs) Lloyd French (director); Paul Douglas (narrator); Charles Peterson & Ruth McGinnis November 27, 1935
Can It Be Done? Lloyd French (director); Ray Gross, Charles Laurance, Loretta Sayers & Elliot Fisher November 29, 1935
Some Class Lloyd French (director); Charles Ahearn, Willie Solar & Gene Bruce December 4, 1935
Logging Along Eddie Acuff (narrator) December 4, 1935
Wild Wings Donald R. Dickey (director); Gayne Whitman (narrator) January 24, 1936 covers birdlife at Laysan Island
Seein' Stars Lloyd French (director); Easy Aces (Goodman & Jane Ace) with Clarence Chase & Billie Leonard February 8, 1936 (filmed September 1934)
Timber Giants (Tall Timber) Eddie Acuff (narrator) February 22, 1936 logging documentary
Half-Witness Roy Mack (director); Radio Ramblers March 21, 1936
Whale Ho! April 1936 profiles whale hunting in New Zealand
Beneath the Sea B. F. Zeidman (producer); Stacy Woodard (director) April 11, 1936 Undersea documentary featuring sharks and octopus
Medium Well Done Lloyd French (director); Theodore Hardeen © April 21, 1936

Vitaphone "Novelties" and revived Vitaphone Varieties (1936–1939)Edit

All of these are black and white shorts, running under 11 minutes and completed at the Brooklyn (NYC) facilities.

Title Director & performers Release, copyright or review date Additional notes
Nut Guilty Lloyd French (director); Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy), Gerrie Worthing, George Anderson & Edith Brandall June 12, 1936
When Fish Fight (Sunbeam Pictures co-production); Clem McCarthy (narrator) July 11, 1936
Check Your Cash Lloyd French (director); Paul Douglas (narrator); card expert Louis Zingone © July 12, 1936
Slum Fun Lloyd French (director); Johnny Berkes & Charles O'Donnell © August 8, 1936
An Ounce of Prevention Lloyd French (director); Ray Gross October 21, 1936
Oklahoma As Is Carl Sterns Clancy & Cal Tinney October 29, 1936 (Film Daily review) travelogue
Roger Wolf Kahn & His Orchestra Roy Mack (director); Roger Wolf Kahn, Charles Carlyle, Evelyn Poe, James & Evelyn Vernon December 2, 1936
Rushin' Art John Henley & Lloyd French (directors); Miss Juliet & others December 1936
Ghost to Ghost Hookup Joseph Henabery (director); Radio Ramblers April 3, 1937
The Lifers of the Party Roy Mack (director); the Yacht Club Boys April 17, 1937
Home Run on the Keys Roy Mack (director); Babe Ruth, Byron Gay & Zez Confrey April 24, 1937
A Musical Operation Roy Mack (director); the Norsemen, Frank Gaby, Virginia Verrill & Gloria Gilbert May 24, 1937
Double Talk Lloyd French (director); Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy) June 26, 1937 Hollywood Hotel (film) DVD
A Neckin' Party Lloyd French (director); Edgar Bergen (& Charlie McCarthy) September 4, 1937 Variety Show (1937 film) (Busby Berkeley Collection 2) DVD
Puppet Love Lloyd French (director); Salici's puppets September 18, 1937 (BoxOffice review) in color
Roping 'Em Alive Ira Genet (editor); Basil Ruysdael (narrator) November 6, 1937 travelogue footage of African tribes and India
Vitaphone Frolics Stanley Brothers, Jack & Loretta Clemens, Zeb Carver & his Cousins & L.I.M.E. Trio November 27, 1937
Vitaphone Capers The Downing Sisters with Elaine Downing, Raphael, Swor & Lubin Joe Termini & Co. © December 22, 1937
Unreal Newsreel Eddie Forman; Paul Douglas (narrator) January 8, 1938
Ski Flight: A Document of Skiing According to the Principles of Hannes Otto Lang & Jerome Hill (directors); Howard Claney (narrator) February 4, 1938 sport reel filmed at Mount Whitney and Mount Baker, California
Alibi Time Roy Mack (director); Radio Ramblers, Jose Dawning, Edith Roarke & Morgan Conway February 12, 1938
Vitaphone Gambols Lloyd French (director); the ABC Trio, Masters & Rollins, Chaz Chase, Elaine Dowling & the Tip Top Girls March 19, 1938
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford Lloyd French (director); Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Crawford, Lynn Martin, Sam Moseby & the Foremen Quartet April 11, 1938
The Juggling Fool Lloyd French (director); Bobby May & Anita Simpson May 14, 1938
Table Manners Lloyd French (director); Clem McCarthy October 15, 1938 Sports reel on table tennis.
A Vaudeville Interlude Bert & Betty, Gaudsmith Brothers, Hamonica Scamps with Murray Lane November 19, 1938
Robbin' Good Louis Zingone December 10, 1938
Radio and Relatives Roy Mack (director); Jack Walson, Rob Nichols, Laura Deane and Garner, Wolfe & Hakins © December 30, 1938
Ski Girl Ira Genet (director); Dwight Weist (narrator) January 14, 1939
The Nine Million Roy Mack (director); Burnet Hershey February 4, 1939 newsreel documentary about the rise of Fascism
Gadgeteers Joseph Henabery (director); Warren Asche, Marjorie Stafford & Fred Harper February 18, 1939
The Crawfords At Home Lloyd French (director); Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Crawford, Judith Barron, Bill Johnson, Crawford & Caskey April 15, 1939 Invisible Stripes DVD & Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts (Warner Archive) DVD
Dean of Pasteboards Lloyd French (director); Louis Zingone May 27, 1939
One Day Stand Ira Genet (director); Dwight Weist (narrator); Clyde Beatty & his animal acts August 19, 1939
History Repeats Itself Lloyd French (director); Radio Rogues October 10, 1939
An Organ Novelty with the Three Crawfords Joseph Henabery (narrator); Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Crawford, Miriam Graham & Robert Simmons October 25, 1939
All Girl Revue Lloyd French (director); June Allyson, Harrison Sisters, Betty Moe, Beverly Crane and Beverly Kirk June 22, 1940 (filmed July '39) The Roaring Twenties (Greatest Gangster Films Prohibition Era) DVD

Hollywood Novelties / Warner Novelties (1940–1953)Edit

Most of these were completed in California, explaining the change in series name. In the mid-forties, the studio reverted to the old "Vitaphone Varieties" logo with a number of titles, although these black and white documentaries (all running 8–11 minutes in length) were very different than the twenties and thirties musical and comedy acts. After a few years absence, they were revived as "Warner Novelties", consisting mostly of newsreel and earlier recycled footage stretching past the decades. Excluded from the following list (for space reasons) are the first two Joe McDoakes comedies of 1942 that were issued under the Hollywood Novelty logo, those featuring archery expert Howard Hill and compilation director Robert Youngson. See their articles for further information.

Title Major credits Release, copyright or review date Additional notes
Mexican Jumping Beans Eddie Davis (director); music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning © December 7, 1940
Polo with the Stars producer: Myron J. Schwartz; director: Paul R. Thoma; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning September 20, 1941 Features Joe E. Brown, Jack Holt & Buddy Rogers
Miracle Makers Owen Crump (director); music: Rex Dunn; narrator: Knox Manning September 20, 1941 Docu-reel on "sources of power" like water
White Sails producer: Walter Fulter; director: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson © November 8, 1941 ship travelogue edited from a British documentary
Then and Now music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning © December 24, 1941 documentary on trains and autos
Ring of Steel director: Garson Kanin; narrator: Spencer Tracy April 2, 1942 military short
There Ain't No Such Animal producers/directors: Joel Maline & Rich Hall; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning May 9, 1942 Visits Australia's Great Barrier Reef
This Is Your Enemy credited: Archibald MacLeish; music: Howard Jackson & William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning January 23, 1943 footage of the Nazi invasion of Poland
Stars on Horseback producer: Myron J. Schwartz; music: William Lava; narrator: Lou Marcelle April 3, 1943 DVD release: Old Acquaintance (Greatest Classic Legends Bette Davis). Showcases George Garfield, blacksmith for Hollywood
Bees A'Buzzin' producer: Gordon Hollingshead; director: Roger Q. Denny; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Lou Marcelle September 18, 1943 Made with the association of the International Bees Producers Association.
Our Alaskan Frontier director: Carl Dudley; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Lou Marcelle November 6, 1943 travelogue
The Struggle for Life director: Roger Q. Denny; music: Rex Dunn; narrator: Art Gilmore March 4, 1944 edited from a Soviet nature documentary
Jungle Thrills director: Roger Q. Denny; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Lou Marcelle April 15, 1944
Road to Victory producer: Gordon Hollingshead; director: Le Roy Prinz May 13, 1944 Semi-promotional for Fifth War Loan Campaign
Throwing the Bull director: Augustin Delgado; narrator: James A. Fitzpatrick July 29, 1944 A Mexican bullfight.
Their Dizzy Day director: Mervyn Freeman; story: Roger Q. Denny; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: George O'Hanlon September 2, 1944 A day with four lion cubs. This and subsequent 1944-45 titles were marketed as "Vitaphone Varieties"
Ski-Whizz producer: Blackwood Grant; director: Alan Francis Corby; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore October 7, 1944 ski reel
Overseas Roundup #1 music: Howard Jackson & William Lava March 17, 1945 Covers news from the war front. A Nazi submarine is attacked / military recreation at Bougainville / Persian transport of goods to Soviet forces / Merrill's Marauders in Burma / Hollywood entertainers overseas
Overseas Roundup #2 May 26, 1945 Segments: life on a troopship / rat-catching in the tropical Pacific / the medical corps in action / an Australian rodeo
Overseas Roundup #3 July 14, 1945 (previewed May 19) Segments: a helicopter saving stranded Marines / how coffee is supplied to troops / Chinese soldiers in training / GI salutes on the radio
Alice in Jungleland director: Marjorie Freeman; music: Rex Dunn; narrator: Marvin Miller September 22, 1945
Story of a Dog producer: Gordon Hollingshead; director: Saul Elkins; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning October 27, 1945 Nominee for Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, available on DVD for San Antonio (film). A Doberman Pinscher trains for Coast Guard War Unit at Curtis Bay, Maryland.
Peeks at Hollywood producer: Gene Lester; director: Irving Applebaum; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning January 26, 1946 on DVD San Antonio (film). Hollywood celebrities are seen by two ladies from Griffith Observatory.
Smart as a Fox producer: Gordon Hollingshead; story: Saul Elkins; music: William Lava; camera: Viktor Asmus; narrator: Knox Manning April 27, 1946 Life of a fox in a Soviet forest. Nominee for Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
Horse and Buggy Days producer: Gordon Hollingshead; director: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore October 21, 1949
Those Who Dance producer: Gordon Hollingshead; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore December 1949
Hands Tell the Story directors: Hal Seeger & Edwin Kasper; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore February 4, 1950
Slap Happy music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore October 14, 1950 (completed 1948) footage of Ben Turpin with Mack Sennett in the 1920s
Animal Antics music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore January 20, 1951 vintage Sennett material
The Naughty Twenties Charles Tedford (director) February 10, 1951 includes clips of Van & Schenck & Willie and Eugene Howard
Anything For Laughs music: Howard Jackson & William Lava; narrator: George O'Hanlon April 21, 1951 edit of The Show (1922 film)
To Bee or Not to Bee music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore; September 15, 1951 re-edit of Fatty Arbuckle in Buzzin' Around.
Stop, Look and Laugh music: William Lava October 20, 1951 edit of Larry Semon's silent The Saw Mill.
Ain't Rio Grand? director: James Bloodworth; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore December 2, 1951 re-edit of Larry Semon Well I'll Be (1919 Vitagraph).
Songs of All Nations producer: Gordon Hollingshead; director: Jack Scholl February 16, 1952
Orange Blossoms for Violet directors: Friz Freleng & Chuck Jones; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Robert C. Bruce with Mel Blanc & Bea Benaderet May 24, 1952 featured on Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, culled from Hal Roach 1923 "Dippy Dood-Dad" series.
Here We Go Again director: Charles L. Tedford; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore © November 15, 1952 edited from a 1921 Mack Sennett First National comedy, Hard Knocks and Love Taps starring Charlie Murray
Hit 'Em Again (Hit 'Im Again) director: Charles L. Tedford; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore September 5, 1953 edited from Horseshoes featuring Larry Semon[9]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Liebman, Roy. Vitaphone Films – A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts. 2003. McFarland & Company, p. 13
  2. ^ Patrick J. Picking. "The Vitaphone Project!". picking.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  3. ^ Maltin, Leonard. The Great Movie Shorts. 1972. Bonanza Books, p. 22
  4. ^ Koszarski, Richard. Hollywood On the Hudson: Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff. 2008. Rutgers University Press, p. 157
  5. ^ Liebman, Roy. Vitaphone Films – A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts. 2003. McFarland & Company
  6. ^ "Film Daily archives". onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  7. ^ Motion Pictures 1912–1939 Catalog of Copyright Entries. 1951. Library of Congress
  8. ^ Motion Picture Herald magazine, "Release Chart Lists", December 26, 1931 (p. 73)
  9. ^ Roy Liebman, Vitaphone Films – A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts p. 312

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