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This Day in Film History:
February 23


Walt Disney's cartoon The Band Concert is released. This is the first Mickey Mouse cartoon produced in color.


Spencer Tracy wins Best Actor for Captains Courageous at the Academy Awards, the first time an actor has won the Oscar in consecutive years.


Walt Disney's animated feature Pinocchio is released.


Starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov, MGM's Quo Vadis opens. The film sets the record for the greatest number of costumes used, with 32,000.
Source: The AFI Desk Reference


A heart attack takes Stan Laurel in Santa Monica.

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This Day in Film History had absolutely nothing to do with the production of the movie Holy Man.


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