1924 in film


1924 in film

Events

* Entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures to create Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
*Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) considers making a silent film of "The Wizard of Oz". MGM and L. Frank Baum failed to come to an agreement so the rights were sold to Chadwick Pictures.
*CBC Distributions corp. is renamed Columbia Pictures

Top grossing films

# "The Sea Hawk (1924 film)"
# "He Who Gets Slapped"
# "Girl Shy"
# "A Society Scandal"
# "Humming Bird"
# "The Marriage Circle"
# "Beau Brummell"
# "The Thief of Bagdad"
# "Greed"
# "Secrets"
# "Hot Water (1924 film)"

Films released in 1924

*"Aelita", directed by Yakov Protazanov.
*"America (film)", directed by D.W. Griffith.
*"Ballet Mécanique", directed by Dudley Murphy and Fernand Léger.
*"Forbidden Paradise", starring Pola Negri; directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
*"Girl Shy", starring Harold Lloyd.
*"Greed", starring Zasu Pitts and Gibson Gowland; directed by Erich von Stroheim.
*"He Who Gets Slapped", starring Lon Chaney.
*"Hot Water (1924 film)", starring Harold Lloyd
*"The Humming Bird", starring Gloria Swanson
*"The Iron Horse", starring George O'Brien.
*"Isn't Life Wonderful", directed by D.W. Griffith.
*"Janice Meredith", starring Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, and Tyrone Power, Sr.
*"The Last Laugh"
*"The Marriage Circle", directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
*"Michael", directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.
*"Monsieur Beaucaire", starring Rudolph Valentino, directed by Sidney Olcott.
*"The Navigator", starring Buster Keaton
*"Peter Pan", starring Betty Bronson.
*"The Sea Hawk (1924 film)", starring Milton Sills.
*"Secrets", starring Norma Talmadge
*"Sherlock, Jr."
*"The Thief of Bagdad", directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks.
*"Three Weeks", starring Conrad Nagel and Aileen Pringle.

hort film series

*"Buster Keaton" (1917-1941)
*"Laurel and Hardy" (1921-1943)
*"Our Gang" (1922-1944)

Animated short film series

*"Felix the Cat" (1919-1930)
*"Koko the Clown" (1919-1934)
*"Alice Comedies" (1923-1927)

Births

*January 16 - Katy Jurado, actress († 2002)
*January 21 - Telly Savalas, actor († 1994)
*April 3 - Doris Day, actress, singer
*April 3 - Marlon Brando, actor († 2004)
*April 20 - Nina Foch, actress
*July 4 - Eva Marie Saint, actress
*July 21 - Don Knotts, actor († 2006)
*September 16 - Lauren Bacall, actress
*September 28 - Marcello Mastroianni, actor († 1996)
*September 30 - Truman Capote, author († 1984)
*November 22 - Geraldine Page, actress
*December 25 - Rod Serling, screenwriter († 1975)

Film Debuts

*Clark Gable
*Johannes Heesters

Deaths

*April 21 - Eleanora Duse, veteran & revered Italian stage actress who made one film in 1916.

*September 23 - Ben Deeley, film actor married to Barbara La Marr

*October 12 - Kate Lester, veteran stage & film actress, age 67.

*November 19 - Thomas Ince, actor & pioneer film producer


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