1919 in film

The year 1919 in film involved some significant events. Films also appear in the Classics of the Silent Cinema 1983 book.

List of years in film (table)

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top three 1919 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1919
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Daddy-Long-Legs First National Pictures $1,250,000[1]
2 The Miracle Man Paramount Pictures $1,000,000[1]
3 Broken Blossoms
Male and Female
United Artists
Paramount Pictures
$600,000[2][3]

EventsEdit

Notable films released in 1919 around the worldEdit

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Comedy film seriesEdit

Only the films of the series released in 1919 are collected.

Buster Keaton (1917–1941)Edit

Films starring Roscoe Arbuckle, featuring Buster Keaton released in 1919:

Charlie Chaplin (1914–1923)Edit

Charlie Chaplin wrote, produced, directed, and starred in 9 films for his own production company between 1918 and 1923. These films were distributed by First National. Below the movies filmed in 1919:

Score composed for 1973 re-release

Uncompleted and unreleased films
  • The Professor as Professor Bosco, Slated as a two-reeler, but never issued

Harold Lloyd (1913–1921)Edit

Glasses character ("The Boy"):

Animated short film seriesEdit

 
Out of the Inkwell.

Koko the Clown (1919–1934)Edit

Koko the Clown was the first animated movie cartoon series. Below list of short films released in 1919:

  • The Tantalizing Fly
  • The Clown's Pups
  • Out of the Inkwell
  • Slides
  • Experiment No. 2
  • Experiment No. 3
  • Out of the Inkwell

Felix the Cat (1919–1936)Edit

 
Felix the cat in his first cartoon Feline Follies.

Below list of Felix the Cat short films released in 1919:

November 9: Feline Follies
November 16: The Musical Mews
December 14: The Adventures of Felix

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Film debutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38 (1938) p 942 accessed January 28, 2017
  2. ^ Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-23004-3.p30-31
  3. ^ Fragias, Leonidas (2017). Annual US Top Film Rentals 1912 - 1979 (Kindle ed.). Leonidas Fragias.
  4. ^ Kreimeier, Klaus (1996). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. University of California Press. p. 56. premiere of Passion.
  5. ^ Silberman, Marc (1995). German Cinema: Texts in Context. Detroit: Wayne State University. p. 3. ISBN 978-0814325605.
  6. ^ "Brief Descriptions and Expanded Essays of National Film Registry Titles". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 27, 2018.

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