Publicity photograph for the film The Barker, First National's inaugural talkie

Publicity photograph for the filmThe Barker


Publicity photograph for the movie The Barker (1928), First National's inaugural talkie, featuring stars Dorothy Mackaill and Milton Sills.

The film was released in December 1928.

Source Desc

Alternative Film Guide, Transferred from en.wikipedia, transfer was stated to be made by User:Stef48. 2006-09-16 (original upload date)

Author Description

Original rights holder: First National Pictures


Public domain

Pages that link here:

The Sound Era of Movies

From the moment sound entered film industry, it managed to revolutionize this art medium and enable countless filmmakers to express themselves in the way it was not possible before. With over 80 years of presence in the market, sound movies represent the most dominant way we experience films today. Learn more about its history here.

Related Articles:

History of Bollywood

Bollywood is one of the largest film industries ever created on planet earth, serving the fans on Indian subcontinent hundreds of movie each year, from the second decade of 20th century up to today. Here you can learn more about the incredible history of Bollywood, its origins, influences and most popular films.

Early History of Hollywood

Beginnings of the Hollywood was marked by the arrival of films studios from heavily taxed New York area to the sunny California, and establishment of five large film studios who dominated theaters of the US and the World between 1910 and the end of the World War II.

The Silent Era of Movies

First few decades of movie history were marked by the popularity of silent black and white movies. Before advanced technology enabled filmmakers to create movies with sound, silent films played a big role in establishing the roots of the modern film industry.