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The Movies March On (1939)

Short | 22 min | Short, Documentary

A "March of Time" presentation of the evolution of movies compiled primarily from film clips of silent movies through the early sound pictures to the present (1939) date. Industry executives such as Jack and Harry Warner, Walt Disney, ...See moreA "March of Time" presentation of the evolution of movies compiled primarily from film clips of silent movies through the early sound pictures to the present (1939) date. Industry executives such as Jack and Harry Warner, Walt Disney, Cecil B. DeMille, et al are seen taking bows in the live (non-archive) footage. Written by Les Adams See less
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Updated Jul 7, 1939

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Jul 7, 1939 (United States)

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Renée Adorée
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson
Self - from 'The Great Train Robbery' (archive footage) Self - from 'The Great Train Robbery' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Theda Bara
Self - From 'A Fool There Was' (archive footage) Self - From 'A Fool There Was' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Lionel Barrymore
Self (segment The New York Hat) (archive footage) Self (segment The New York Hat) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jackson Beck
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Joseph I. Breen
Self (archive footage) (as Joseph Breen) Self (archive footage) (as Joseph Breen)   See fewer
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Charles Chaplin
Self (archive footage) (as Charlie Chaplin) Self (archive footage) (as Charlie Chaplin)   See fewer
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Cecil B. DeMille
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Walt Disney
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Marie Dressler
Self (segment Tillie's Punctured Romance) (archive footage) Self (segment Tillie's Punctured Romance) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Douglas Fairbanks
Self - From 'Robin Hood' (archive footage) Self - From 'Robin Hood' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Greta Garbo
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Mary Garden
Self - From 'Thais' (archive footage) Self - From 'Thais' (archive footage)   See fewer
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John Gilbert
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Lillian Gish
Elsie - Stoneman's Daughter (archive footage) Elsie - Stoneman's Daughter (archive footage)   See fewer
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Hermann Göring
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William S. Hart
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Will H. Hays
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Adolf Hitler
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Al Jolson
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Buster Keaton
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Keystone Kops
Themselves (archive footage) Themselves (archive footage)   See fewer
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Raymond Massey
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Paul Muni
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Mabel Normand
Self - From 'Tillie's Punctured Romance') (archive footage) Self - From 'Tillie's Punctured Romance') (archive footage)   See fewer
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Mary Pickford
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Will Rogers
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Rosalind Russell
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George Schaefer
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Mack Sennett
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Rudolph Valentino
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Walter Wanger
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Harry M. Warner
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Jack L. Warner
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Darryl F. Zanuck
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5.7 / 10 | 15 votes