From the "Learn Something New Every Day " Department (#17, 443)
Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the famous Vaudevillians:
Gus Visser and his Singing Duck!
Actually, due to a recent contract negotiation the Duck gets top billing.
But this isn't just a film scrap. From this site I learn that:
While, at first glance, just a bizarre oddity of the early sound era, this film clip is of actual historical note. It was made by Theodore Case in 1925 as a proof-of-concept for the sound-on-film process he was shopping around an all-silent Hollywood--a process that would eventually lead to the birth of the talkie in 1929's The Jazz Singer