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105 Ratings


Directed by Rouben Mamoulian
United States, 1929


Stage director Rouben Mamoulian jolted the (at the time) moribund sound-film industry with innovative sound experiments and revolutionary camera techniques with his electrifying feature-film debut Applause.

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Applause Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1929 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Film Series

National Film Preservation Board

2006 | Winner: National Film Registry

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