The Silent Film Era ran from 1895 to 1929. The period is marked by stories without synchronized dialogue or sound.
“Casablanca” was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, including the Oscar for Best Picture. In 1989, “Casablanca” was among the first twenty-five films named to the National Film Registry.
The Day the Earth Stood Still won the 1951 Golden Globe Award for “Best Picture Promoting International Understanding”. It was also nominated that year for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Score”.
“Rebecca” was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and won two including the Oscar for “Outstanding Production” (Best Picture). This would be the only movie for which Hitchcock would win an Academy Award for “Best Picture”.
This humorous, nostalgic, original screen musical is based on the movie industry’s awkward transition from silent pictures to sound.