List of early Warner Bros. sound and talking features

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This is a list of early pre-recorded sound and/or talking movies produced, co-produced, and/or distributed by Warner Bros. and its subsidiary First National for the years 1927-1931.

Silent film[edit]

silent film with Vitaphone track unless otherwise noted

Release date Title Notes
August 6, 1926 Don Juan First Vitaphone feature. Synchronized Score and sound effects.
August 14, 1926 Broken Hearts of Hollywood[N 1] Synchronized Score and sound effects.
September 2, 1926 The Honeymoon Express Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
October 1, 1926 Millionaires Lost film
October 2, 1926 Across the Pacific Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
October 6, 1926 The Better 'Ole Synchronized Score and sound effects.
October 16, 1926 My Official Wife
October 30, 1926 Private Izzy Murphy Lost film.
November 27, 1926 While London Sleeps Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
December 1, 1926 The Third Degree[N 1] Synchronized Score and sound effects.
January 8, 1927 Finger Prints Lost film
January 15, 1927 Wolf's Clothing Lost film
January 18, 1927 The Fortune Hunter Synchronized Score and sound effects. ..Lost film
January 22, 1927 Don't Tell the Wife Lost film
February 19, 1927 Hills of Kentucky
February 26, 1927 The Gay Old Bird Lost film
March 19, 1927 White Flannels Lost film
March 20, 1927 What Every Girl Should Know Lost film
April 9, 1927 Matinee Ladies Lost film.
April 23, 1927 Bitter Apples Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
April 30, 1927 The Brute Lost film.
May 7, 1927 Tracked by the Police Synchronized Score and sound effects. Soundtrack is lost.
May 14, 1927 The Climbers Lost film.
May 21, 1927 Irish Hearts Lost film.
May 22, 1927 The Missing Link Synchronized Score and sound effects. Surviving film-- Gosfilmofond, LoC, Cineteca Nazionale, BFI National Film and Television
May 28, 1927 A Million Bid[N 1]
June 1, 1927 Simple Sis Lost film
June 4, 1927 The Black Diamond Express[N 1] Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
June 18, 1927 Dearie Lost film.
June 25, 1927 What Happened to Father? Synchronized Score and sound effects.
July 23, 1927 The Heart of Maryland[N 1] Synchronized Score and sound effects.
August 20, 1927 The Bush Leaguer Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
August 21, 1927 When a Man Loves Synchronized Score and sound effects.
August 27, 1927 The Desired Woman Lost film.
September 3, 1927 Slightly Used Lost film
September 4, 1927 Old San Francisco Synchronized Score and sound effects.
September 10, 1927 Jaws of Steel[N 1] Synchronized Score and sound effects.
September 17, 1927 One Round Hogan Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
September 18, 1927 The First Auto Synchronized Score and sound effects.
September 24, 1927 A Sailor's Sweetheart[N 1] Synchronized Score and sound effects.
October 8, 1927 Sailor Izzy Murphy Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
October 15, 1927 The College Widow Lost film.
October 22, 1927 A Reno Divorce Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
October 29, 1927 A Dog of the Regiment Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
November 5, 1927 Good Time Charley Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
November 12, 1927 The Silver Slave Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
November 19, 1927 The Girl from Chicago Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
November 26, 1927 Ginsberg the Great Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
December 3, 1927 Brass Knuckles Synchronized Score and sound effects.
December 17, 1927 If I Were Single Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
December 24, 1927 Ham and Eggs at the Front Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film
December 31, 1927 Husbands for Rent Lost film
January 14, 1928 Beware of Married Men Synchronized Score and sound effects. 1 reel only.[1]
January 28, 1928 A Race for Life Synchronized Score and sound effects.
February 11, 1928 The Little Snob Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
February 25, 1928 Across the Atlantic Synchronized Score and sound effects.
March 10, 1928 Powder My Back Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
March 28, 1928 Domestic Troubles Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
April 7, 1928 The Crimson City[N 1] Synchronized Score and sound effects.
April 21, 1928 Rinty of the Desert Synchronized Score and sound effects. Lost film.
September 9, 1928 Night Watch Synchronized Score and sound effects.
September 28, 1928 Show Girl Synchronized Score and sound effects.
October 18, 1928 Lilac Time Synchronized Score and sound effects.
January 9, 1929 Synthetic Sin Synchronized Score and sound effects.
February 9, 1929 The Greyhound Limited Synchronized Score and sound effects.
February 28, 1929 Why Be Good? Synchronized Score and sound effects.
March 24, 1929 Love and the Devil Synchronized Score and sound effects.
March 31, 1929 The Divine Lady Synchronized Score and sound effects.

Sound film[edit]

These films consist of part-talking, part-silent with Vitaphone soundtrack, unless otherwise noted.

Title Release date Notes
The Jazz Singer October 6, 1927 First Part-Talkie Feature. Survives in WCFTR, LoC and BFI.
Tenderloin March 14, 1928 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Glorious Betsy April 26, 1928 Part-Talkie. Survive in LoC and WCFTR. Soundtrack is lost.
The Lion and the Mouse June 15, 1928 Part-Talkie. Survive in UCLA, LoC and WCFTR. Soundtrack is lost.
Lights of New York July 8, 1928 First All-Talkie Feature.
The Terror August 15, 1928 All-Talking. Lost film. Complete soundtrack survive only.
State Street Sadie September 2, 1928 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
The Singing Fool September 19, 1928 Part-Talkie.
Women They Talk About October 14, 1928 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Land of the Silver Fox October 18, 1928 Part-Talkie. Soundtrack is lost.
The Home Towners October 23, 1928 All-Talking. Lost film.
Beware of Bachelors October 27, 1928 Part-Talkie. Soundtrack is lost.
The Midnight Taxi October 28, 1928 Part-Talkie. Sound version lost. Silent version survives.
Noah's Ark November 1, 1928 Part-Talkie.
On Trial November 14, 1928 All-Talking. Lost film.
Caught in the Fog December 2, 1928 Part-Talkie.
The Little Wildcat December 8, 1928 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
The Barker (FN) December 9, 1928 Part-Talkie.
My Man December 21, 1928 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Conquest December 22, 1928 All-Talking. Lost film.
Seven Footprints to Satan(FN) January 27, 1929 Part-Talkie. Sound version lost. Silent version survives. Soundtrack is lost.
Million Dollar Collar February 9, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Weary River (FN) February 10, 1929 Part-Talkie.
Fancy Baggage February 23, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Stolen Kisses February 23, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Sonny Boy February 27, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Stark Mad March 2, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Queen of the Night Clubs March 24, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Hardboiled Rose March 30, 1929 Part-Talkie. Soundtrack is lost.
The Redeeming Sin April 6, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
His Captive Woman (FN) April 7, 1929 Part-Talkie.
Hot Stuff (FN) April 7, 1929 Part-Talkie.
The Desert Song April 8, 1929 All-Talking. Part Technicolor.
Saturday's Children (FN) April 14, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
One Stolen Night April 20, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Kid Gloves April 27, 1929 Part-Talkie. Survive at GEH[2]
House of Horror (FN) April 28, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Glad Rag Doll May 4, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
No Defense May 11, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Two Weeks Off (FN) May 12, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Prisoners (FN) May 19, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
Frozen River May 25, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
The Squall (FN) May 26, 1929 All-Talkie.
On with the Show May 28, 1929 All-Talking. All Technicolor. Survives only in black and white. Color fragments survive.
Careers (FN) June 2, 1929 All-Talkie. Lost film.
From Headquarters June 6, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
The Girl in the Glass Cage (FN) June 23, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
The Gamblers June 29, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Broadway Babies (FN) June 30, 1929 All-Talking.
The Man and the Moment (FN) July 7, 1929 Part-Talkie.
The Time, the Place and the Girl July 8, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Twin Beds (FN) July 14, 1929 All-Talkie. Lost film.
Drag (FN) July 21, 1929 All-Talking.
Madonna of Avenue A July 22, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Smiling Irish Eyes (FN) July 28, 1929 All-Talking. Technicolor sequences. Lost film.
Hard To Get (FN) August 4, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Say It with Songs August 6, 1929 All-Talking.
Dark Streets (FN) August 11, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Careless Age (FN) August 18, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Her Private Life (FN) August 25, 1929 All-Talking. Print exists in the Italian Cineteca Italiana.
Gold Diggers of Broadway August 30, 1929 All-Talking. All Technicolor. Mostly lost film. Complete soundtrack survives.
Fast Life (FN) September 1, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Hearts in Exile September 14, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Great Divide (FN) September 15, 1929 All-Talking.
Honky Tonk September 21, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
A Most Immoral Lady (FN) September 22, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Hottentot September 28, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Isle Of Lost Ships (FN) September 29, 1929 All-Talking.
The Argyle Case October 5, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Evidence October 5, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
So Long Letty October 16, 1929 All-Talking.
Is Everybody Happy? October 19, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Young Nowheres (FN) October 20, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
In the Headlines October 26, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Girl From Woolworths (FN) October 27, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Disraeli November 1, 1929 All-Talking. Nominee for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Skin Deep November 2, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Paris (FN) November 7, 1929 All-Talking. Part Technicolor. Lost film.
Footlights And Fools (FN) November 8, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Sap November 9, 1929 Part-Talkie. Lost film.
The Forward Pass (FN) November 10, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Little Johnny Jones (FN) November 17, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Show of Shows November 21, 1929 All-Talking. Nearly all Technicolor. Survives but most only in black and white.
The Sacred Flame November 24, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Painted Angel (FN) December 1, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Love Racket (FN) December 8, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
The Aviator December 14, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.
Tiger Rose December 21, 1929 All-Talking.
Sally (FN) December 23, 1929 All Technicolor. Survives only in black and white. Color fragments survive.
Wedding Rings (FN) December 29, 1929 All-Talking. Lost film.

Films released in 1930 and after are All-Talking[edit]

No further Silent Films with Synchronized Scores or Part-Talkies were made or released.

Title Release date Notes
Second Choice January 4, 1930 Lost Film.
Lilies of the Field (FN) January 5, 1930 Lost Film.
Playing Around (FN) January 19, 1930 On DVD
General Crack January 25, 1930 Part Technicolor. Sound version lost. A soundtrack survives but doesn't match the silent version footage that does survive.
In the Next Room (FN) January 26, 1930 Lost Film.
Wide Open February 1, 1930 On DVD
Loose Ankles (FN) February 2, 1930 On DVD
The Other Tomorrow (FN) February 9, 1930 Lost Film.
The Green Goddess February 13, 1930
She Couldn't Say No February 15, 1930 Lost Film.
No, No, Nanette (FN) February 16, 1930 Part Technicolor. Lost Film.
Demon of the Sea March 1930 Lost Film.
Isle of Escape March 1, 1930 Lost Film.
Strictly Modern (FN) March 2, 1930 Lost Film.
Son of the Gods (FN) March 9, 1930 Part Technicolor. Survives only in black and white. On DVD
Song of the West March 15, 1930 All Technicolor. Lost Film.
On the Border March 15, 1930
The Furies (FN) March 16, 1930 Lost Film.
Hold Everything March 20, 1930 All Technicolor. Lost Film.
Mammy March 26, 1930 Technicolor sequences. On DVD
The Man from Blankley's March 28, 1930 Lost Film.
Under a Texas Moon April 1, 1930 All Technicolor. Print at UCLA.
Murder Will Out (FN) April 6, 1930 Lost Film.
Spring is Here (FN) April 13, 1930
Those Who Dance April 19, 1930
Show Girl in Hollywood (FN) April 20, 1930 Part Technicolor. Survives only in black and white. On DVD
The Second Floor Mystery April 26, 1930
A Notorious Affair (FN) May 4, 1930 On DVD
The Man Hunter May 5, 1930 Lost Film.
Dumbbells in Ermine May 10, 1930 Lost Film.
The Flirting Widow (FN) May 11, 1930
The Bride of the Regiment (FN) May 21, 1930 All Technicolor. Lost Film.
Courage May 22, 1930 Lost Film.
Song of the Flame (FN) May 25, 1930 All Technicolor. Vitascope. Lost Film.
Back Pay (FN) June 1, 1930 On DVD
Rough Waters June 7, 1930 Lost Film.
Golden Dawn June 14, 1930 All Technicolor. Survives only in black and white.
Sweethearts and Wives (FN) June 15, 1930
Sweet Mama (FN) July 6, 1930
Recaptured Love July 8, 1930
The Dawn Patrol (FN) July 10, 1930 On DVD
Dancing Sweeties July 19, 1930 On DVD
Road to Paradise (FN) July 20, 1930 On DVD
Three Faces East July 26, 1930 On DVD
The Matrimonial Bed August 2, 1930 On DVD
Sweet Kitty Bellairs August 9, 1930 All Technicolor. Survives only in black and white. On DVD
Numbered Men (FN) August 6, 1930
Moby Dick August 14, 1930 On DVD
Oh Sailor Behave August 16, 1930 On DVD
The Office Wife August 23, 1930 On DVD
Top Speed (FN) August 24, 1930
Big Boy September 6, 1930 On DVD
The Way of All Men (FN) September 7, 1930 Lost Film.
The Bad Man (FN) September 15, 1930 Unpreserved nitrate print at UCLA. In danger of being lost.
Bright Lights (FN) September 21, 1930 All Technicolor. Survives only in black and white. Color fragments at LOC. On DVD
Old English September 27, 1930 On DVD
Scarlet Pages (FN) September 28, 1930 On DVD
Maybe It's Love October 4, 1930 On DVD
College Lovers (FN) October 5, 1930 Lost Film
Sinner's Holiday October 11, 1930 On DVD
The Girl of the Golden West (FN) October 12, 1930 Lost Film.
The Doorway to Hell October 18, 1930 On DVD
The Life of the Party October 25, 1930 All Technicolor. Survives only in black and white.
Kismet (FN) October 30, 1930 Vitascope. Lost Film.
A Soldier's Plaything November 1, 1930 Vitascope. On DVD
River's End November 1, 1930
The Gorilla (FN) November 2, 1930 Lost Film.
The Truth About Youth (FN) November 3, 1930
Sunny (FN) November 9, 1930 On DVD
The Widow from Chicago (FN) November 23, 1930 On DVD
Viennese Nights November 26, 1930 All Technicolor. Color print at UCLA.
Outward Bound November 29, 1930
One Night at Susie's (FN) November 30, 1930 On DVD
Man to Man December 6, 1930
Mother's Cry (FN) December 7, 1930
Divorce Among Friends December 13, 1930
The Lash (FN) December 14, 1930 Vitascope. On DVD
Captain Thunder December 27, 1930 On DVD
Other Men's Women January 17, 1931 On DVD
Captain Applejack January 31, 1931
Illicit February 14, 1931 On DVD
Sit Tight February 28, 1931 On DVD
Fifty Million Frenchmen March 21, 1931 All Technicolor. Survives only in black and white.
God's Gift to Women April 25, 1931 On DVD
Svengali April 29, 1931 On DVD
The Millionaire May 15, 1931
The Public Enemy May 22, 1931 On DVD
The Maltese Falcon June 13, 1931 On DVD
Gold Dust Gertie June 27, 1931 On DVD
Smart Money July 11, 1931 On DVD
Children of Dreams July 25, 1931 Part Technicolor. Lost film.
Night Nurse August 8, 1931 On DVD
Bought! August 8, 1931
The Star Witness August 21, 1931
Alexander Hamilton September 12, 1931 On DVD
Side Show September 19, 1931 On DVD
The Road to Singapore October 10, 1931 On DVD
Expensive Women October 24, 1931
The Mad Genius November 7, 1931 On DVD
Blonde Crazy November 14, 1931 On DVD
The Naughty Flirt (FN) January 11, 1931 On DVD
Little Caesar (FN) January 25, 1931 On DVD
Going Wild (FN) February 2, 1931 On DVD
The Right of Way (FN) February 7, 1931 On DVD
Kiss Me Again (FN) February 21, 1931 All Technicolor. Survives only in black and white.
Father's Son (FN) March 7, 1931 Lost film. Soundtrack survives.
The Hot Heiress (FN) March 28, 1931 On DVD
Woman Hungry (FN) April 4, 1931 All Technicolor. Lost film.
The Finger Points (FN) April 11, 1931 On DVD
Misbehaving Ladies (FN) April 18, 1931
Too Young to Marry (FN) May 8, 1931
The Lady Who Dared (FN) May 29, 1931
Party Husband (FN) June 6, 1931 On DVD
Men of the Sky (FN) June 20, 1931 Lost film.
Big Business Girl (FN) July 4, 1931 On DVD
Chances (FN) July 18, 1931 On DVD
Broadminded (FN) August 1, 1931 On DVD
The Reckless Hour (FN) August 15, 1931 On DVD
The Last Flight (FN) August 29, 1931 On DVD
The Bargain (FN) September 5, 1931 Lost film.
I Like Your Nerve (FN) September 12, 1931 On DVD
Five Star Final (FN) September 26, 1931 On DVD
Penrod and Sam (FN) October 3, 1931 On DVD
Honor of the Family (FN) October 17, 1931 Lost film.
The Ruling Voice (FN) October 31, 1931
Local Boy Makes Good (FN) November 28, 1931 On DVD
Compromised (FN) December 5, 1931 Lost film.
Safe in Hell (FN) December 12, 1931 On DVD
Her Majesty, Love (FN) December 26, 1931 On DVD

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Some films from the Warner Archive Collection has not been announced on DVD.

See also[edit]

  • ^ American Silent Feature Film Survival Database Beware of Married Men
  • ^ [1]