The first Thai film was a 35 mm black and white silent movie entitled " Chok Song Chun" (Double Luck). "Talking pictures" were first shown in 1927 when Hollywood succeeded in making the first" talkie" using the " Vitaphone" system.

Development of Thai film industry was similar to that of the West. However, the characteristics of Thai film production were different from the West in that low cost-high quality was emphasized. Therefore, Thai films that were produced were of high quality and reflected the unique Thai lifestyle, which was not well known around the world.