1920 in film

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The year 1920 in film involved some significant events.

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

The top five films released in 1920 by U.S. gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1920
Rank Title Distributor Domestic rentals
1 Way Down East United Artists $2,000,000[1]
2 Why Change Your Wife? Paramount $1,046,286[2]
3 Passion (Madame DuBarry) UFA/First National $1,000,000[1]
4 Something to Think About Paramount $915,848[2]
5 The Mark of Zorro United Artists $500,000[3]

Events[edit]

Notable films released in 1920[edit]

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
  • Barrabas, a 12-chapter serial/ crime drama directed by Louis Feuillade
  • The Man Who Sold His Soul to the Devil, directed by Pierre Caron [7]
  • Les Morts qui parlent/ The Dead Who Speak, directed by Pierre Marodon[8]
  • Narayana (translates as Vishnu), directed by Leon Poirier, starring Laurence Myrga and Edmon Van Daele; based on the 1831 novel "Le Peau de Chagrin" by Honore de Balzac, with some story elements lifted from Wilkie Collins' novel The Moonstone[9]
  • The Silence, ghost film directed by Louis Delluc, starring Gabriel Signoret and Eve Francis (Delluc's wife)

Germany[edit]

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

Hungary[edit]

  • Lord Arthur Saville's Crime (aka The Mark of the Phantom), written and directed by Paul Fejos, starring Margit Lux, based on the 1891 story by Oscar Wilde

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

  • The Last of the Borgias, directed by Armando Carbone
  • The Power of the Borgias, directed by Luigi Caramba for Medusa Film, starring Irene Saffo-Nomo and Enrico Piacentini
  • Spiritism (aka Spiritismo), starring Francesca Bettina [18]

Japan[edit]

  • Akakabe Myojin/ The Red Wall God, a ghost-cat film directed by Jiro Yoshino for Kokkatsu Films, starring Shirogoro Sawamura
  • Arima no neko/ The Cat in Arima, a ghost-cat film directed by Shozo Makino for Nikkatsu Films, starring Matsumosuke Onoe and Sentaro Nakamura

Philippines[edit]

For a complete list see: List of Philippine films before 1940

Sweden[edit]

For a complete list see: Swedish films before 1930

United Kingdom[edit]

For a complete list see: British films of 1920

United States[edit]

For a complete list see: American films of 1920

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B[edit]

  • Black Shadows, directed by Howard M. Mitchell[6]

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Film serials[edit]

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)
  • Out of the Inkwell (1918–1929)

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]

Films set in 1920[edit]

There are films released in later years whose plot is developed totally or partially in 1920:

1920 (2008)
1920: The Evil Returns (2012)
1920: London (2016)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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