First screened in March 2006
Director: Frank Lloyd. Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson, William Holden (but not the one you're thinking), Louis Natheaux, George Stone, Gladden James, Raymond Turner. Screenplay: Bradley King, with titles by Paul Perez (based on the story by Courtney Riley Cooper). Twitter Capsule:
Melo about crooner in the slammer a nifty relic of synch/silent transition. Nice window into Barthelmess's popularity.
Not really my area, so I can't say how distinctive this semi-sound film is for its moment. Many have not lasted, though, so the ones we've got are cherishable.