Poster of Don Juan (1926) by Warner Bros

Don Juan Poster


Poster for Warner Bros' Don Juan (1926).

Date: 1926

Vitaphone was publicly introduced with the premiere of the nearly three-hour-long Don Juan, on August 6, 1926.

Don Juan was the the first major motion picture to premiere with a full-length synchronized soundtrack, but had been staged and shot as a silent film.

Its soundtrack contained a musical score and added sound effects, but no recorded dialogue.

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Warner Bros


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