1924 in film

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

List of years in film (table)

As of 2019, all American made films from this year officially became the first copywrited materials to enter public domain. This will continue every year in the United States until 2072, when the last materials under the original Copywrite laws will be officially voided (the films of 1977).

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

Highest-grossing films of 1924
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 The Sea Hawk Associated First National Pictures $2,000,000[1]
2 The Thief of Bagdad United Artists $1,587,275[2]
3 Girl Shy Pathé Exchange $1,550,000[1]
4 Secrets Associated First National Pictures $1,500,000[1]
5 Hot Water Pathé Exchange $1,350,000[1]
6 He Who Gets Slapped Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $881,000[3]
7 His Hour $595,000[3]
8 Beau Brummel Warner Bros. $453,000[4]
9 The Dixie Handicap Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $447,000[3]
10 The Marriage Circle Warner Bros. $373,000[4]

EventsEdit

Notable films released in 1924Edit

United States unless stated

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Short film seriesEdit

Animated short film seriesEdit

  • 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

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • 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 debutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "The All Time Best Sellers". International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38. Quigley Publishing Company. p. 942. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Box Office Information for The Thief of Bagdad
  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.