1920 in film

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List of years in film (table)
  • 1917
  • 1918
  • 1919
  • 1920
  • 1921
  • 1922
  • 1923
  • The year 1920 in film involved some significant events.

    Events[edit]

    Top-grossing films[edit]

    Rank Title Gross
    1. Something to Think About $9,158,489[3]
    2. Way Down East $4,500,000
    3. Over the Hill to the Poorhouse $3,000,000
    4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde $1,300,000[4]
    5. Pollyanna $1,160,962
    6. Shipwrecked Among Cannibals $1,000,000
    7. The Mark of Zorro
    8. The Round-Up
    9. Double Speed
    10. Excuse My Dust

    Notable films released in 1920[edit]

    Notable United States films[edit]

    For a complete list see: American films of 1920

    Austria[edit]

    For a complete list see: List of Austrian films of the 1920s

    France[edit]

    For a complete list see: French films of 1920

    Germany[edit]

    For a complete list see: List of German films of 1920

    Sweden[edit]

    For a complete list see: Swedish films before 1930

    United Kingdom[edit]

    For a complete list see: British films of 1920

    Film series[edit]

    1. The Call of the Jungle
    2. Out of the Lion's Jaws
    3. Girl of the Jungle
    4. The Sheik's Revenge
    5. The Pirate's Prey
    6. The Killer's Mate
    7. The Quest of the Killer
    8. The Coming of Tarzan
    9. The Kiss of the Beast
    10. Tarzan Takes the Trail
    11. Ashes of Love
    12. Meriem's Ride in the Night
    13. Double Crossed
    14. Blazing Hearts
    15. An Amazing Denouement

    Short film series[edit]

    Animated short film series[edit]

    The following is a list of animated shorts of the year 1920 that belong to series that lasted several years.

    • Felix the Cat (1919–1936)
      • A Frolic with Felix (January 25, 1920)
      • Felix the Big Game Hunter (February 22, 1920)
      • Wrecking a Romeo (March 7, 1920)
      • Felix the Food Controller (April 11, 1920)
      • Felix the Pinch Hitter (April 18, 1920)
      • Foxy Felix (May 16, 1920)
      • A Hungry Hoodoo (June 6, 1920)
      • The Great Cheese Robbery (June 13, 1920)
      • Felix and the Feed Bag (July 18, 1920)
      • Nifty Nurse (August 22, 1920)
      • The Circus (September 26, 1920)
      • My Hero (October 24, 1920)
      • Felix the Landlord (November 21, 1920)
      • Felix's Fish Story (December 26, 1920)

    A major animated series of the silent era produced by Max Fleischer from 1918 to 1929 in which it appeared Koko the Clown:

    • The Boxing Kangaroo
    • The Chinaman
    • The Circus
    • The Ouija Board
    • The Clown's Little Brother
    • Perpetual Motion
    • Poker
    • The Restaurant

    Births[edit]

    Deaths[edit]

    Film debuts[edit]

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ "C. B. C. Film Sales: New Independent Organization Formed by Joe Brandt and Jack Cohn". Wid's Daily. August 11, 1920. p. 3. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
    2. ^ "Obituaries". Variety. March 1, 1939. p. 54. 
    3. ^ "Box office for Something to Think About". IMDB. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
    4. ^ Finler, Joel W. (April 2, 1992), The Hollywood Story (Second ed.), Mandarin, p. 472, ISBN 0-7493-0637-8