Goat gland (film release)

Goat gland (film release)

Goat gland was a term applied c.1927-1929 during the period of transition from silent to sound films. It referred to an already completed silent film to which one or more talkie sequences were added in an effort to make the otherwise redundant film more suitable for release in the radically altered market conditions. The name was derived by analogy from the treatment devised by Dr John R Brinkley to treat male impotence.


*John Belton: 'Awkward Transitions: Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and the Dynamics of Early Film Sound' in "The Musical Quarterly", Vol. 83, No. 2 (Summer 1999), pp. 227-246

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