1909 in film


1909 in film

The year 1909 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

*Matsunosuke Onoe, who would become the first superstar of Japanese cinema, appears in his first film, "Goban Tadanobu".
*James Joyce opens the Volta, the first cinema in Dublin.

Films released in 1909

* "The Adventures of Lieutenant Rose"
* "At the Altar"
* "A Corner in Wheat"
* "The Country Doctor"
* "The Cowboy Millionaire"
* "The Curtain Pole"
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*"The Drive for a Life" - Directed by D.W. Griffith
* "A Drunkard's Reformation"
* "Fools of Fate"
* "The Golden Louis"
* "The Hessian Renegades"
* "Les Joyeux microbes"
* "Lady Helen's Escapade"
* "Le Locataire diabolique"
* "The Lonely Villa"
* "Macbeth"
* "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
* "Mr. Flip"
* "Nerone"
* "Oliver Twist"
* "Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy"
* "The Red Man's View"
* "Resurrection"
* "The Sealed Room"
* "Those Awful Hats"
* "A Trap for Santa Claus"

Births

* January 1 - Dana Andrews, actor (d. 1992)
* January 3 - Victor Borge, musician, actor (d. 2000)
* January 8 - José Ferrer, actor (d. 1992)
* January 8 - Willy Millowitsch, actor (d. 1999)
* January 15 - Gene Krupa, musician, actor (d. 1973)
* January 22 - Ann Sothern, actress (d. 2001)
* February 9 - Carmen Miranda, singer, actress (d. 1955)
* February 9 - Heather Angel, actress (d. 1986)
* February 11 - Max Baer - boxer, actor (d. 1959)
* February 11 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz - director, screenwriter, producer (d. 1993)
* February 16 - Jeffrey Lynn, actor (d. 1995)
* March 19 - Louis Hayward, actor (d. 1995)
* March 26 - Chips Rafferty, actor (d. 1971)
* April 29 - Tom Ewell, actor (d. 1994)
* May 15 - James Mason, actor (d. 1984)
* May 30 - Benny Goodman, musician, actor (d. 1986)
* June 7 - Jessica Tandy, actress (d. 1994)
* June 14 - Burl Ives, actor (d. 1995)
* June 20 - Errol Flynn, actor (d. 1959)
* July 1 - Madge Evans, actress (d. 1981)
* July 12 - Curly Joe DeRita, actor (d. 1993)
* August 18 - Marcel Carné, director (d. 1996)
* August 22 - Lucille Ricksen, actress (d. 1925)
* August 25 - Ruby Keeler, singer, actress (d. 1993)
* August 25 - Michael Rennie, actor (d. 1971)
* September 7 - Elia Kazan, director (d. 2003)
* October 9 - Jacques Tati, actor, director, screenwriter (d. 1982)
* November 11 - Robert Ryan, actor (d. 1973)
* November 26 - Frances Dee, actress (d. 2004)
* December 9 - Douglas Fairbanks Jr., actor (d. 2000)
* December 12 - Karen Morley, actress (d. 2003)
* December 20 - Diane Ellis, actress (d. 1930)

Deaths

* (unknown)

Film Debuts

* Fatty Arbuckle
* Moe Howard


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