1920 in film

The year 1920 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film

Top-grossing filmsEdit

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

Highest-grossing films of 1920
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Way Down East United Artists $2,000,000[1]
2 Over the Hill to the Poorhouse Fox Film Corporation $1,500,000[2]
3 Passion
The Mark of Zorro
UFA/First National Pictures
United Artists
$1,000,000[1][2]

EventsEdit

Notable films released in 1920Edit

Notable United States filmsEdit

For a complete list see: American films of 1920

AEdit

BEdit

  • Black Shadows, directed by Howard M. Mitchell[5]

CEdit

DEdit

FEdit

GEdit

HEdit

IEdit

JEdit

LEdit

MEdit

NEdit

OEdit

PEdit

REdit

SEdit

TEdit

WEdit

AustriaEdit

For a complete list see: List of Austrian films of the 1920s

FranceEdit

For a complete list see: French films of 1920

GermanyEdit

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

ItalyEdit

PhilippinesEdit

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

SwedenEdit

For a complete list see: Swedish films before 1930

United KingdomEdit

For a complete list see: British films of 1920

Film seriesEdit

  1. The Call of the Jungle
  2. Out of the Lion's Jaws
  3. Girl of the Jungle
  4. The Sheik's Revenge
  5. The Pirate's Prey
  6. The Killer's Mate
  7. The Quest of the Killer
  8. The Coming of Tarzan
  9. The Kiss of the Beast
  10. Tarzan Takes the Trail
  11. Ashes of Love
  12. Meriem's Ride in the Night
  13. Double Crossed
  14. Blazing Hearts
  15. An Amazing Denouement

Short film seriesEdit

Animated short film seriesEdit

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

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Film debutsEdit

Films set in 1920Edit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Obituaries". Variety. March 1, 1939. p. 54.
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