Synopses & Reviews
After more than fifteen years, this initial volume of the American Film Institute Catalog series is again in print. The 1920s set covers the important filmmaking period when "movies" became "talkies," and the careers of many influential directors and actors were launched. Films such as Wings, The Phantom of the Opera, All Quiet on the Western Front, and The Jazz Singer are included in this volume.
All personal and institutional or corporate names credited in this Catalog with any aspect of film production and distribution, the performance of film roles, and authorship of original literary, dramatic, and other works from which the films were derived are listed in this Credit Index.The Subject Index provides the possibility of discovering the substantive content of the films described in this Catalog.