1929 in Film
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1929 in Film

In the year of 1929, there are many significant films.


The days of the silent film are numbered. A mad scramble to provide synchronized sound is on.

Top-grossing films

Rank Title Gross[2]
1. Gold Diggers of Broadway $5,250,000
2. Sunny Side Up $3,200,000
3. The Cock-Eyed World $2,600,000
4. Welcome Danger $2,100,000
5. The Desert Song $2,000,000
6. Rio Rita $1,900,000
7. The Cocoanuts $1,800,000
8. In Old Arizona $1,500,000
9. The Love Parade $1,500,000
10. Why Bring That Up? $1,400,000

Academy Awards

Note: Prior to 1933, awards were not based on calendar years, which is how there are 2 'Best Actor' awards for 1929 films.

Notable films released in 1929

U.S.A. unless stated otherwise.


Short film series

Animated short film series



Film debuts

Lobby card of Berth Marks.


  1. ^ Sexton, Jamie. "Drifters (1929)". screenonline. BFI. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Grosses for first ten films from the article entitled "Biggest Money Pictures" in Variety Magazine, June 21, 1932, page 1.

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