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University Archives & Special Collections, The Sheaf, Feb. 28, 1929. (Patrick Hayes)

Generations of Students

A Mere Detail

The above image is a scene from the film. The plot involved three college boys who become heirs to a girls’ high school.

The first feature film presented as a talkie was The Jazz Singer, released in October 1927.

The first showing of a “genuine talking movie” in Saskatoon was in Convocation Hall on March 8, 1929.

A Mere Detail was one of the main attractions on the program of the Varsity Follies, the year-end variety show.

The above image is a scene from the film. The plot involved three college boys who become heirs to a girls’ high school.

Other features of the variety night included the “snappy harmonies” of the Ukulele Band, singing and dancing, a melodrama presented by Emmanuel College, a farce performed by the students of the School of Medicine and a News-Reel of campus activities.