1915 in film

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List of years in film (table)

The year 1915 in film involved some significant events.


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

Rank Title Gross
1. The Birth of a Nation, directed by D.W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish, Sam De Grasse, Mae Marsh,

Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, and Blanche Sweet

2. Burlesque on Carmen
3. Carmen, starring Theda Bara
4. The Cheat $137,364 [2]
5. David Harum
6. Der Golem, starring Paul Wegener
7. The Eternal City
8. Fatty's Tintype Tangle, starring and directed by 'Fatty' Arbuckle
9. La Folie du Docteur Tube
10. A Fool There Was, starring Theda Bara
11. His New Job
12. Honeymoon for Three, directed by Maurice Elvey
13. Inspiration
14. The Italian
15. Martyrs of the Alamo, produced by D. W. Griffith
16. The Morals of Marcus, starring Marie Doro
17. Regeneration
18. The Tramp
19. Les Vampires, directed by Louis Feuillade, starring Musidora and Édouard Mathé

Notable films released in 1915[edit]

All following films are American, except where stated.

Short film series[edit]



Film debuts[edit]


  1. ^ Rucker, Walter C.; Upton, James N., eds. (2007). Encyclopedia of American race riots. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-313-33301-9. ...earning more than $10 million at the box office in 1915. By 1949, it had earned $50 million 
  2. ^ Birchard, Robert S. (2004), Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood, Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, p. 19, ISBN 0-8131-2324-0

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