1897 in film
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|List of years in film (table)|
|... 1887 . 1888 . 1889 . 1890 . 1891 . 1892 . 1893 ...
1894 1895 1896 -1897- 1898 1899 1900
... 1901 . 1902 . 1903 . 1904 . 1905 . 1906 . 1907 ...
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|Years in film|
- 125 people died during a film screening at the Charity Bazaar in Paris after a curtain catches on fire from the ether used to fuel the projector lamp.
- Mitchell and Kenyon go into a film-making partnership
- Enoch Rector develops a 63 mm film format called Veriscope, which films the Corbett-Fitzsimmons championship match.
- Thomas Henry Blair develops a 48 mm film format called Viventoscope.
- Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession filmed
Films released in 1897
- After The Ball, directed by Georges Melies
- La Bandera Argentina
- Chicago Police Parade, directed by Louis Lumiere
- The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight, a documentary directed by Enoch J. Rector. First film to be shot in widescreen. At 1 hour and 40 minutes, it is considered the first Feature Film ever made.
- The Haverstraw Tunnel
- Horses Loading for Klondike
- Kørsel med Grønlandske Hunde
- The Milker's Mishap
- New Pillow Fight
- Niagara Falls, directed by Louis Lumiere
- Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer, directed by George Albert Smith
- On The Roof, directed by Georges Melies
- President McKinley At Home
- Seminary Girls, directed by James A. White
- The X-Rays, directed by George Albert Smith
- January 3
- February 10 - Judith Anderson, Australian actress (died 1992)
- February 12 - Vola Vale, American actress (died 1970)
- March 16 - Conrad Nagel, American actor (died 1970)
- April 1 - Nita Naldi, American actress (died 1961)
- April 14 - Claire Windsor, American actress (died 1972)
- June 16 - Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (died 1948)
- June 19 - Moe Howard, American actor and comedian (died 1975)
- June 23 - Alexandru Giugaru, Romanian actor (died 1986)
- August 31 - Fredric March, American actor (died 1975)
- October 28 - Edith Head, American costume designer (died 1981)
- October 30 - Rex Cherryman, American actor (died 1928)
- September 23 - Walter Pidgeon, American actor (died 1984)
- November 13 - Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (died 1975)