1921 in film

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

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

The top eight films released in 1921 by U.S. gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1921
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Metro Pictures $4,500,000[1]
2 The Kid First National Pictures $2,500,000[1]
3 The Three Musketeers United Artists $2,000,000[2]
4 The Sheik Paramount Pictures $1,500,000[1]
5 Orphans of the Storm United Artists $1,000,000[2]
6 Little Lord Fauntleroy $900,000[3]
7 School Days Warner Bros. $546,000[4]
8 Why Girls Leave Home $410,000[4]

Events[edit]

Notable films released in 1921[edit]

United States unless stated

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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)[11]
  • 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)[12]
  • June 20 – George Loane Tucker, 49, American actor, screenwriter and director
  • July 9 – Robert Broderick, 56, American stage and film actor [13]
  • 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. ^ a b c "The All Time Best Sellers". International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38. Quigley Publishing Company. p. 942. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M190.
  3. ^ Fragias, Leonidas (2017). Annual US Top Film Rentals 1912 - 1979 (Kindle Edition). Leonidas Fragias.
  4. ^ a b Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p. 1 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  5. ^ a b c d e Kinnard,Roy (1995). "Horror in Silent Films". McFarland and Company Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0036-6. Page 124.
  6. ^ "El Capullo Marchito (1921)". imdb.com.
  7. ^ Kinnard,Roy (1995). "Horror in Silent Films". McFarland and Company Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0036-6. Page 125.
  8. ^ a b c d e Kinnard,Roy (1995). "Horror in Silent Films". McFarland and Company Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0036-6. Page 126.
  9. ^ a b Kinnard,Roy (1995). "Horror in Silent Films". McFarland and Company Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0036-6. Page 127.
  10. ^ a b Kinnard,Roy (1995). "Horror in Silent Films". McFarland and Company Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0036-6. Page 128.
  11. ^ "Mrs George Formby's Own Story". The Sunday Post. Dundee. 13 February 1921. p. 16.
  12. ^ Manuel A. Esteban (1983). Georges Feydeau. Twayne Publishers. pp. 17–18. ISBN 978-0-8057-6551-9.
  13. ^ Robert Broderick; IMDb.com