This Video Explains Why People in Old Movies Talked in a Weird Way

By Pen Cooper

There’s a distinct way of talking that American actors and broadcasters used in the early days of radio and in pre-World War II movies. It’s not quite British or American – so what gives? Why do all those actors from old movies have such a distinct and strange accent?

Jonathan Strickland explains the answer, and it’s somewhat fascinating.

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