1930 in film

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February 16 - 'No, No, Nanette' is released as an all-talking musical comedy film with Technicolor sequences. It was adapted from the Play and Broadway show of the same name.

March 22 - 'Free and Easy' is released at cinemas, an American comedy film starring Buster Keaton. It was Keaton's first starring talkie vehicle.

April 29 - A full sound version of the controversial first world war film 'All Quiet on the Western Front' is released in New York City Cinemas.

May 5 - The Man Hunter is released at cinemas, an american all-talking adventure drama that stars Rin Tin Tin

May 20 - Sergei Eisenstein arrives in New York City.

May 30 - Sergei Eisenstein arrives in Hollywood to work for Paramount Pictures - they part ways by October.

June 5 - Achtung! Auto-Diebe! (Warning! Auto thieves!), a crime film directed by Harry Piel and written by Hans Rameau opens in Berlin.

August 9 - Betty Boop premiers in the animated film Dizzy Dishes.

August 15 - The American documentary film 'Africa Speaks!' is released. Directed by Walter Futter and narrated by Lowell Thomas, the film had been previously shot during a fourteen month expedition in the Serengeti of Uganda.

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