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It wasn't just the newsreels. The ultra-fast talking high-pitched (and almost rhythmic) voice was actually common in media of that era. For example, here's the final scene from Casablanca in 1942. By modern standards, it sounds like a lot of bursts of rapid-fire dialog, interspersed by pauses for you to mentally catch your breath and process what you just ...


Please see the following list, also on WikiPedia, along with A Bijou Flashback: The History of Movie Newsreels. These newsreels were produced by each of the major film corporations between the late 20's to the early 60's. Each Corporation used a different narrator. See my quoted example below, as Movietone and Universal/MGM are the most widely known. Most ...

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