Warner Brothers


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Reception J. K. Rowling
Interest in the film rights was intense and immediate. They were acquired by Warner Brothers , together with all merchandising rights, but the contract gave Rowling some say over the film and a veto over...
Textual Features Elizabeth von Arnim
Originally entitled The Birthday Party, this novel focuses on Fanny Skeffington, an aging socialite forced to come to terms with her deteriorating looks. The novel ends with Fanny's reconciliation with her estranged husband, a...
Textual Features Dodie Smith
The play dramatizes various temptations for an accountant's family over the course of a single day.
Short, Ernest. Theatrical Cavalcade. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Despite DS 's claim that she did not write self-portraits, she admits that she did try to base...
Textual Production Margaret Kennedy
The theatrical staging of the novel proved so successful that film versions soon followed: by Fox (1934), Gaumont (1935), and Warner Brothers (1943).
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
For the 1934 filming, Victoria Hopper , who later married Basil...
Textual Production Penelope Mortimer
PM also wrote for the cinema. She adapted Galsworthy 's The Apple Tree as a screenplay for Warner Brothers , but it was decades before the film was made. In June 1972, at the request...


6 October 1927: Warner Brothers released the first film with...

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6 October 1927

Warner Brothers released the first film with a spoken dialogue soundtrack, or talkie, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson .


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