John Gilbert and Alma Rubens in The Masks of the Devil (1928)
[Victor] Seastrom used double exposures to show the satanic personality behind the dashing exterior, and Gilbert reveled in the flashy role. “It stamps Gilbert as one of the great dramatic actors of the screen,” wrote the New York Telegram.
Lillian Gish in The Wind (released Nov 23, 1928) the last great American silent film. The Jazz Singer, featuring talking and singing sequences, was released a year earlier, but it took Hollywood awhile to adapt and make a good all talking feature.