1922 in film


1922 in film

Events

* November 26 - "The Toll of the Sea", starring Anna May Wong and Kenneth Harlan, debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor ("The Gulf Between" was the first film to do so but it was not widely distributed).

Top grossing films

# "Robin Hood"
# "Oliver Twist"
# "Blood and Sand"
# "Manslaughter"
# "Grandma's Boy (1922 film)"
# "Smilin' Through"
# "More to Be Pitied Than Scorned"

Films released in 1922

*"Vaskresenja ne biva bez smrti", ("There's no resurrection without death"), the first Montenegrin movie
*"Beyond the Rocks", directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino
*"Blood and Sand", directed by Fred Niblo and starring Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, and Lila Lee
*"Cops" (Buster Keaton)
*"Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler" directed by Fritz Lang
*"Foolish Wives", directed by and starring Erich von Stroheim
*"Grandma's Boy (1922 film)", starring Harold Lloyd
*"Häxan", directed by Benjamin Christensen
*"Manslaughter", starring Thomas Meighan
*"Miss Lulu Bett", directed by William C. de Mille -(film mentioned in article)
*"More to Be Pitied Than Scorned"
*"Mud and Sand, a parody of "Blood and Sand", starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
*"Nanook of the North" (documentary)
*"Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens" ("Nosferatu the Vampire"), directed by F.W. Murnau and starring Max Schreck
*"Oliver Twist", starring Jackie Coogan
*"Phantom", directed by F.W. Murnau and starring Alfred Abel, Lil Dagover and Lya De Putti
*"The Prisoner of Zenda", starring Lewis Stone
*"Robin Hood", directed by Allan Dwan and starring Douglas Fairbanks
*"Saturday Night", starring Leatrice Joy and Conrad Nagel.
*"Shadows" directed by Tom Forman, starring Lon Chaney and Marguerite De La Motte
*"Smilin' Through", starring Norma Talmadge
*"The Toll of the Sea"
*"When Knighthood Was in Flower" starring Marion Davies -(film mentioned in article)
*"A Night Out" starring Elvis Famous and Jason Famous

hort film series

*"Charlie Chaplin" (1914-1923)
*"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" (1919-1963)
*"Aesop's Film Fables" (1921-1934)

Births

*January 7 - Vincent Gardenia, actor (d. 1992)
*January 13 - Albert Lamorisse, director (d. 1970)
*January 17 - Betty White, actress
*January 19 - Guy Madison, actor (d. 1996)
*January 21 - Paul Scofield, actor (d. 2008)
*January 31 - Joanne Dru, actress (d. 1996)
*February 7 - Hattie Jacques, actress (d. 1980)
*February 9 - Kathryn Grayson, singer, actress
*February 11 - Leslie Nielsen, actor
*February 26 - Margaret Leighton, actress (d. 1976)
*March 5 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, film director (d. 1975)
*March 20 - Carl Reiner, actor, director
*March 21 - Russ Meyer, director, producer (d. 2004)
*April 5 - Gale Storm, singer, actress
*April 27 - Jack Klugman, actor
*May 10 - Nancy Walker, actress (d. 1992)
*May 27 - Christopher Lee, actor
*May 31 - Denholm Elliott, actor (d. 1992)
*June 1 - Joan Caulfield, actress (d. 1991)
*June 10 - Judy Garland, singer, actress (d. 1969)
*June 26 - Eleanor Parker, actress
*July 26 - Blake Edwards, director
*August 8 - Rory Calhoun, actor (d. 1999)
*August 8 - Esther Williams, swimmer, actress
*September 1 - Vittorio Gassmann, actor, director (d. 2000)
*September 1 - Yvonne De Carlo, actress (d. 2007)
*September 14 - Michel Auclair, actor (d. 1988)
*September 15 - Jackie Cooper, actor, director
*September 29 - Lizabeth Scott, actress
*October 31 - Barbara Bel Geddes, actress
*November 12 - Kim Hunter, actress (d. 2002)
*November 14 - Veronica Lake, actress (d. 1973)
*December 2 - Leo Gordon, actor and screenplay writer (d. 2000)
*December 4 - Gérard Philipe, actor (d. 1959)
*December 22 - Ruth Roman, actress (d. 1999)
*December 24 - Ava Gardner, actress (d. 1990)

Film Debuts

* Darryl F. Zanuck director, producer
* Rin Tin Tin
* Clara Bow
* Walt Disney

Deaths

*February 22 - William Desmond Taylor, film director, victim of an unsolved and widely publicised murder which provoked a great scandal.

*May 21 - Sidney Ainsworth, actor

*June 6 - Lillian Russell, Stage & screen actress)

*July 5 - Bobby Connelly, 13 years old, child actor in silent films, appeared in his first film at the age of 4 in 1913 and a veteran of 83 films.


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