1924 in film

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List of years in film (table)

The following is an overview of 1924 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

Events[edit]

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

Rank Title Gross
1. The Sea Hawk $2,000,000[1]
2. The Thief of Bagdad $1,500,000[1] or $2 million[2]
3. Girl Shy $1,550,000[1]
4. Secrets $1,500,000[1]
5. Hot Water $1,350,000[1]
6. He Who Gets Slapped $881,000[3]
7. A Society Scandal
8. The Humming Bird
9. His Hour $595,000[3]
10. Beau Brummel $495,000[4]
11. The Dixie Handicap $447,000[3]
12. The Marriage Circle $427,000[4]

Notable films released in 1924[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

Short film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

  • Koko the Clown (1919–1934)
  • Felix the Cat (1919–1936)
  • Alice Comedies (1923–1927)
    • Alice's Day at Sea
    • Alice's Spooky Adventure
    • Alice's Wild West Show
    • Alice's Fishy Story
    • Alice and the Dog-Catcher
    • Alice the Peacemaker
    • Alice Gets in Dutch
    • Alice Hunting in Africa
    • Alice and the Three Bears
    • Alice the Piper

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • April 16 – Amleto Novelli, Italian stage and screen actor (born in 1885)
  • April 21 – Eleonora Duse, Italian veteran and stage actress who made one film in 1916 (born in 1858)
  • August 9 – L. Rogers Lytton, American stage and screen actor (born in 1867)
  • September 23 – Ben Deeley, film actor married to Barbara La Marr (born in 1878)
  • October 12 – Kate Lester, English veteran stage and film actress (born in 1857)
  • November 19 – Thomas Ince, American actor and pioneer film producer (born in 1882)

Film debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The All Time Best Sellers". International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38. Quigley Publishing Company. p. 942. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-23004-3. p45
  3. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  4. ^ a b Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15.