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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.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Gross
1. The Sea Hawk $2,000,000[1]
2. The Thief of Bagdad $1,500,000[1] or $2 million[2]
3. Girl Shy $1,550,000[1]
4. Secrets $1,500,000[1]
5. Hot Water $1,350,000[1]
6. He Who Gets Slapped $881,000[3]
7. A Society Scandal
8. The Humming Bird
9. His Hour $595,000[3]
10. Beau Brummel $495,000[4]
11. The Dixie Handicap $447,000[3]
12. The Marriage Circle $427,000[4]

Notable films released in 1924

U.S.A. unless stated

Short film series

Animated short film series

  • Felix the Cat (1919-1936)
  • Koko the Clown (1919-1934)
  • Alice Comedies
    • 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

Births

Day Name Profession Year of death
January 9 Sergei Parajanov Director 1990
January 14 Carole Cook Actress
January 16 Katy Jurado 2002
January 26 Armand Gatti Filmmaker 2017
February 12 Louis Zorich Actor 2018
February 19 Lee Marvin 1987
March 12 Helen Parrish Actress 1959
March 25 Machiko Kyo
April 3 Marlon Brando Actor 2004
April 13 Stanley Donen Director
April 20 Leslie Phillips Actor
Nina Foch Actress 2008
May 1 Dodo Abashidze Director 1990
May 2 Theodore Bikel Actor 2015
June 25 Sidney Lumet Director 2011
July 4 Eva Marie Saint Actress
July 6 Draga Aha?i? Actress and director
July 21 Don Knotts Actor 2006
August 1 Marcia Mae Jones Actress 2007
August 10 Martha Hyer 2014
September 8 Denise Darcel 2011
September 9 Jane Greer 2001
September 16 Lauren Bacall 2014
September 21 Gail Russell 1961
September 28 Marcello Mastroianni Actor 1996
September 30 Truman Capote Author 1984
October 25 Billy Barty Actor 2000
November 22 Geraldine Page Actress 1987
December 2 Vilgot Sjöman Director 2006
December 25 Rod Serling Screenwriter 1975

Deaths

Day Name Profession Year of birth
April 16 Amleto Novelli Italian stage and screen actor 1885
April 21 Eleonora Duse Italian veteran & stage actress who made one film in 1916 1858
August 9 L. Rogers Lytton American stage and screen actor 1867
September 23 Ben Deeley film actor married to Barbara La Marr 1878
October 12 Kate Lester English veteran stage & film actress, age 67 1857
November 19 Thomas Ince American actor & pioneer film producer 1882

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "The All Time Best Sellers". International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38. Quigley Publishing Company. p. 942. Retrieved 2018. 
  2. ^ Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-23004-3.  p45
  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. 

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