1921 in film

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List of years in film (table)

The following is an overview of 1921 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

Events[edit]

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

Highest-grossing films of 1921
Rank Title Gross
1 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse $9,200,000[1]
2 The Kid $5,450,000
3 Orphans of the Storm $3,000,000[2]
4 The Three Musketeers $2,000,000* [3]
5 The Sheik $1,500,000[4]
6 Little Lord Fauntleroy $900,000
7 The Love Light $690,965
8 Brewster's Millions
9 White and Unmarried
10 The Passion Flower

*U.S. and Canada rental only

Notable films released in 1921[edit]

United States unless stated

Comedy film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • February 8 – George Formby Sr, 45, British music hall entertainer who appeared in one film (pulmonary tuberculosis)[5]
  • May 17 – Karl Mantzius, 61, Danish actor, theatre director, writer
  • June 5 – Georges Feydeau, 58, French playwright, many of whose plays were adapted for the screen (syphilis)[6]
  • June 20 – George Loane Tucker, 49, American actor, screenwriter and director
  • July 9 – Robert Broderick, 56, American stage and film actor [7]
  • September 9 – Virginia Rappe, 26 American actress
  • September 17 – Van Dyke Brooke, 62, American actor, screenwriter and film director

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box office at IMDB accessed January 27, 2017
  2. ^ "Biggest Money Pictures". Variety. June 21, 1932. p. 1.
  3. ^ "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M190.
  4. ^ "The All Time Best Sellers". International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38. Quigley Publishing Company. p. 942. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mrs George Formby's Own Story". The Sunday Post. Dundee. 13 February 1921. p. 16.
  6. ^ Manuel A. Esteban (1983). Georges Feydeau. Twayne Publishers. pp. 17–18. ISBN 978-0-8057-6551-9.
  7. ^ Robert Broderick; IMDb.com