1922 in film

The following is an overview of 1922 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

List of years in film

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top nine films released in 1922 by U.S. gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1922
Rank Title Studio Domestic rentals
1 Robin Hood United Artists $2,500,000[1]
2 Blood and Sand Paramount Pictures $1,250,000[2]
3 Grandma's Boy Pathé Exchange $1,100,000[2]
4 Smilin' Through First National Pictures $1,000,000[2]
5 Rags to Riches Warner Bros. Pictures $418,000[3]
6 Heroes of the Street $366,000[3]
7 The Beautiful and Damned $327,000[3]
8 Your Best Friend $132,000[3]
9 A Dangerous Adventure $83,000[3]

EventsEdit

Notable films released in 1922Edit

United States unless stated

AEdit

  • Arima No Neko/ The Ghost Cat of Arima (Japanese), directed by Jiro Yoshino for Shochiku Films, starring Shirogoro Sawamura
  • Asajigahara Hitsotsuya/ The Horror House of Asajigahara (Japanese) directed by Kaname Mori for Shochiku Films
  • At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern, directed by Lloyd Ingraham, starring Betty Ross Clarke, Earl Schenck and Victor Potel, based on the novel by Myrtle Reed[4]

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HEdit

  • Hachisuka no neko/ The Cat of Hochisuka (Japanese) yet another Japanese "ghost-cat" film directed by Jiro Yoshino for Shochiku Films, starring Shirogoro Sawamura
  • The Haunted House, 20-minute film directed by Erle C. Kenton, produced by William Fox; old dark house film featured white actors in blackface portraying servants[14]
  • Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Swedish, 104 minutes), directed by (and starring) Danish-born Benjamin Christensen; also starring Astrid Holm and Maren Pedersen; this film was re-released in an edited, 77-minute version in 1968, with added sound narration by William S. Burroughs – (Sweden/Denmark)
  • The Headless Horseman, directed by Edward D. Venturini, starring Will Rogers, Lois Meredith and Mary Foy; a silent film adaptation of the famous 1820 story by Washington Irving

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QEdit

  • Queen of Spades (Hungarian), directed by Paul Fejos, starring Mara Jankovsky and Leona Karolyi, based on the 1833 short story "Pikovaya dama" by Alexander Pushkin[18]

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VEdit

  • Vaskresenja ne biva bez smrti/ There's No Resurrection Without Death), the first Montenegrin movie

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Short film seriesEdit

Animated short film seriesEdit

 
Felix the Cat cartoon.

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Film debutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M182.
  2. ^ a b c Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. ^ a b c d e 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
  4. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 245. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
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  7. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 247. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  8. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 247. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  9. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 248. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  10. ^ "Estrellita del Cine (1922)". imdb.com.
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  12. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 249. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  13. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 250. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  14. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 250. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  15. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 252. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
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  17. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 253. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
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  19. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 257. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  20. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 257. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  21. ^ "Doris Day, legendary singer and actress, dies at 97". NBC News. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Obituary: Barbara Hale". The Irish Times. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Obituary: Sir Christopher Lee". BBC News. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Judy Garland | American singer and actress". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

External linksEdit

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