"High Voltage," Carole Lombard's first all-talking picture, is if nothing else a curio of the motion picture industry in the first few months of 1929, when sound stopped filmdom dead in its tracks and most of the movies released were for all intents and purposes photographed stage plays. It was true for Pathe, which like nearly every other studio was learning on the fly.
Fortunately for Hollywood, sound in and of itself was enough of a novelty to lure customers...for a while, at least. "High Voltage" may not be much of a film by our standards, but 1929 audiences largely didn't care.
And now we've uncovered a new still photo associated with the movie:
That's William Boyd, later to gain fame as cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy, alongside Carole. Even better, we have a snipe on the back describing the scene:
We previously ran a similar still, but you'll note a few minor differences:
The new pic is from the Lester Glassner collection, and like most of the Glassner photos, it's in splendid shape. More info:
You can buy this rarity straight up for $69.95, or you can make an offer. All the information is at https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-ORIGINAL-KEY-SET-PATHE-PHOTO-HIGH-VOLTAGE-PRE-CODE-BOYD-1929/264510804164?hash=item3d961290c4:g:eRcAAOSwDMtdswvG.