1927 in film

The following is an overview of 1927 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1927 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1927
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 The Jazz Singer Warner Bros. $1,974,000[1]
2 7th Heaven Fox Film Corporation $1,800,000[2]
3 The King of Kings Pathé Exchange $1,500,000[2]
4 Tell It to the Marines Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,250,000[3]
5 The Patent Leather Kid First National Pictures $1,200,000[2]
6 My Best Girl United Artists $1,027,757[4]
7 The Way of All Flesh Paramount Pictures $1,000,000[5]
8 Love Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $946,000[6]
9 When a Man Loves Warner Bros. $732,000[7]
10 London After Midnight Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $721,000[8]

EventsEdit

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Academy AwardsEdit

Notable films released in 1927Edit

For the complete list of US film releases for the year, see United States films of 1927 [13]

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Comedy film seriesEdit

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BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • January 13 – Arnold Daly, American actor, playwright and producer (born 1875)
  • March 17 – Charles Emmett Mack, American actor (born 1900)
  • April 25 – Earle Williams, American actor (born 1880)
  • May 7 – Bruce McRae, American stage and screen actor (born 1867)
  • May 16 – Sam Bernard, English stage and screen actor (born 1863)
  • May 20 – Oscar Stribolt, Danish actor (born 1873)
  • June 3 – Einar Hanson, Swedish stage and screen actor (born 1897)
  • June 4 – Robert McKim, American actor (born 1886)
  • July 26 – June Mathis, American screenwriter (born 1889)
  • September 5 – Marcus Loew, American theater chain executive & founder of Loews Theaters (born 1870)
  • October 5 – Sam Warner, American co-founder of Warner Brothers studios (born 1887)
  • October 13 – Hughie Mack, American actor (born 1884)
  • November 4 – Valli Valli, German stage and film actress (born 1882)
  • December 6 – Kate Toncray, American actress (born 1867)
  • December 16 – Romaine Fielding, American actor and director (born 1868)
  • December 24 – Julia Bruns, American stage & film actress (born 1895)

Film debutsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crafton (1999), p. 549.
  2. ^ a b c Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. ^ Mirsalis, Jon (2008). "Tell It to the Marines (1926)". lonchaney.org. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ Box Office Information for My Best Girl
  5. ^ "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  6. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles, California: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study
  7. ^ Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15.
  8. ^ Mirsalis, Jon (2008). "London after Midnight (1927)". lonchaney.org. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Time After Time: Movies from 1927". Archived from the original on 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  10. ^ "Timeline of Greatest Film Milestones and Turning Points in Film History".
  11. ^ "Ang Manananggal (1927)". imdb.com.
  12. ^ "The Three Tramps (1927)". imdb.com.
  13. ^ "Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1927".