1919 in film


Top-grossing films (U.S.)

1. The Miracle Man $3,000,000[4]
2. Male and Female $1,256,227 [5]
3. Daddy-Long-Legs $1,250,000 [6]
4. Madame DuBarry $1,000,000[7]
5. The Roaring Road
6. When the Clouds Roll By
7. Hawthorne of the U.S.A.
8. Broken Blossoms $600,000 [8]

Notable films released in 1919 around the world

Comedy film series

Only the films of the series released in 1919 are collected.

Buster Keaton (1917–1941)

Films starring Roscoe Arbuckle, featuring Buster Keaton released in 1919:

Charlie Chaplin (1914–1923)

Charlie Chaplin wrote, produced, directed, and starred in 9 films for his own production company between 1918 and 1923. These films were distributed by First National. Below the movies filmed in 1919:

Score composed for 1973 re-release

Uncompleted and unreleased films
  • The Professor as Professor Bosco, Slated as a two-reeler, but never issued

Harold Lloyd (1913–1921)

Glasses character ("The Boy"):

Animated short film series

Koko the Clown (1919–1934)

Koko the Clown was the first animated movie cartoon series. Below list of short films released in 1919:

  • The Tantalizing Fly
  • The Clown's Pups
  • Out of the Inkwell
  • Slides
  • Experiment No. 2
  • Experiment No. 3
  • Out of the Inkwell

Felix the Cat (1919–1936)

Below list of Felix the Cat short films released in 1919:

November 9: Feline Follies
November 16: The Musical Mews
December 14: The Adventures of Felix



Film debuts


  1. Kreimeier, Klaus (1996). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. p. 56.
  2. Silberman, Marc (1995). German Cinema: Texts in Context. Detroit: Wayne State University. p. 3. ISBN 978-0814325605.
  3. "Brief Descriptions and Expanded Essays of National Film Registry Titles". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  4. Box office at IMDB accessed January 27, 2017
  5. Birchard, Robert S. (2004), Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood, Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, p. 144, ISBN 0-8131-2324-0
  6. Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38 (1938) p 942 accessed January 28, 2017
  7. Finler, Joel W. (April 2, 1992), The Hollywood Story (Second ed.), Mandarin, p. 472, ISBN 0-7493-0637-8
  8. Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-23004-3.p30-31

See also

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