Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for '1928 in film': 1928 Silent film Sound film July 31 Leo the Lion (MGM) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer November 18 Steamboat Willie The Walt Disney Company Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Buster Keaton Conrad Veidt Mary Philbin The Big City (1928 film) The Cameraman The Man Who Laughs (1928 film) Alfred Hitchcock Champagne (film) Charlie Chaplin The Circus (film) King Vidor The Crowd Betty Compson George Bancroft (actor) Olga Baclanova The Docks of New York Easy Virtue (1928 film) The Farmer's Wife Alice White Anita Loos Four Sons Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (lost film) In Old Arizona John Ford Ruth Taylor (actress) Subtitle (captioning) Emil Jannings Evelyn Brent The Last Command (film) William Powell Laugh, Clown, Laugh Lon Chaney, Sr. Lights of New York (1928 film) Bessie Love Frank Capra Conrad Nagel Greta Garbo Mother Machree The Mysterious Lady