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This Day in Film History:
February 1


1895:

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

1901:

Suave actor Clark Gable is born in Cadiz, Ohio.

1929:

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.

1966:

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

1966:

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





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