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This Day in Film History:
February 1


Acclaimed director John Ford is born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.


Suave actor Clark Gable is born in Cadiz, Ohio.


MGM releases The Broadway Melody. The film serves as a landmark in cinematic sound, as it was the first to have soundtrack on the actual film strip. Prior to this, the sound played on a completely different system. For more on landmarks in film sound technology, read Jason Dean's article Here.


Rat Pack member Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy divorce. The two had been married since April of 1954.


Buster Keaton dies of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California.

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