1923 in Film
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1923 in Film

The year 1923 in film involved many significant films.

Events

Highest-grossing films

The top 10 films released in 1923 by U.S. gross are as follows:[1][2][3]

Highest-grossing films of 1923
Rank Title Studio U.S. gross
1 The Covered Wagon Paramount Pictures $7,630,000[4]
2 The Ten Commandments Paramount Pictures $4,168,790[5]
3 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Universal Pictures $1,500,000
4 Safety Last! Pathé Exchange $1,500,000
5 Daddy Associated First National Pictures
6 Homeward Bound Paramount Pictures
7 The Ne'er-Do-Well Paramount Pictures
8 The Pilgrim Associated First National Pictures
9 Scaramouche Metro Pictures $1,000,000 [6]
10 The White Sister Metro Pictures

Notable films released in 1923

American films unless stated otherwise

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

  • January 18 - Wallace Reid, American actor (born 1892)
  • March 3 - Dante Testa, Italian actor and director (born 1861)
  • March 26 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (born 1844)
  • May 21 - Charles Kent, veteran actor and director (born 1852)
  • June 11 - Porter Strong, American silent film actor
  • June 17 - Macey Harlan, screen actor (born 1876)
  • July 12 - Harry Lonsdale, stage and screen actor (born 1865)
  • July 30 - Charles Hawtrey, veteran British actor (born 1858)
  • August 29 - Bernard Durning, American actor and director, (born 1893)
  • September 26 - Jerome Patrick, Broadway stage and silent film leading man (born 1883)
  • October 28 - Joe Roberts, American actor (born 1871)
  • November 20 - Allen Holubar, America actor and director (born 1888)
  • November 30 - Martha Mansfield, American actress (born 1899)
  • December 28 - Frank Hayes, American actor and comedian (born 1871)

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ "1923 Yearly Box Office Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ rentals in US and Canada - see Variety list of box office champions for 1923
  3. ^ "The All Time Best Sellers," International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938), Quigley Publishing Company, p. 942, January 22, 2017
  4. ^ The Covered Wagon (1923 film), [1], website of The Internet Movie Database Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved 27 January 2017
  5. ^ Shepherd, David J. (2010). The Bible on Silent Film: Spectacle, Story and Scripture in the Early Cinema. Cambridge University Press. p. 276. 
  6. ^ rentals in US and Canada - see Variety list of box office champions for 1923

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