1923 in film

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The year 1923 in motion pictures is widely considered the second most outstanding year ever in the 1920s.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

Rank Title Gross
1. The Covered Wagon $3,800,000 (USA)[1]
2. The Ten Commandments $4,169,798 (worldwide)[2]
3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
4. Safety Last!
5. Daddy
6. Homeward Bound
7. The Ne'er Do-Well
8. The Pilgrim

Notable films released in 1923[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

Short film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • January 18 – Wallace Reid American actor (born 1892)
  • March 26 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (born 1844)
  • May 21 - Charles Kent, veteran actor & director born (1852)
  • June 11 - Porter Strong, American silent film actor
  • June 17 - Macey Harlan, screen actor (born 1876)
  • July 12 - Harry Lonsdale, stage & screen actor (born 1865)
  • July 30 - Sir Charles Hawtrey, veteran British actor (born 1858)
  • August 29 - Bernard J. Durning, American actor and director, (born 1893)
  • September 26 - Jerome Patrick, Broadway stage & silent film leading man (born 1883)
  • October 18 - Joe Roberts, American actor (born 1871)
  • November 20 - Allen Holubar, silent film actor and director
  • November 30 - Martha Mansfield, American actress (born 1899)
  • December 28 - Frank Hayes, American actor & comedian (born 1871)

Film debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Covered Wagon (1923 film), [1], website of The Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 6 June 2010
  2. ^ Birchard, Robert S. (2004), Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood, Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, p. 45, ISBN 0-8131-2324-0