1924 in film

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

RankTitleGross
1. The Sea Hawk $2,000,000[1]
2. The Thief of Bagdad $1,500,000[1] or $2 million[2]
3. Girl Shy $1,550,000[1]
4. Secrets $1,500,000[1]
5. Hot Water $1,350,000[1]
6. He Who Gets Slapped $881,000[3]
7. A Society Scandal
8. The Humming Bird
9. His Hour $595,000[3]
10. Beau Brummel $495,000[4]
11. The Dixie Handicap $447,000[3]
12. The Marriage Circle $427,000[4]

Notable films released in 1924

United States unless stated

Short film series

Animated short film series

  • Koko the Clown (1919–1934)
  • Felix the Cat (1919–1936)
  • Alice Comedies (1923–1927)
    • Alice's Day at Sea
    • Alice's Spooky Adventure
    • Alice's Wild West Show
    • Alice's Fishy Story
    • Alice and the Dog-Catcher
    • Alice the Peacemaker
    • Alice Gets in Dutch
    • Alice Hunting in Africa
    • Alice and the Three Bears
    • Alice the Piper

Births

Deaths

  • April 16 – Amleto Novelli, Italian stage and screen actor (born in 1885)
  • April 21 – Eleonora Duse, Italian veteran and stage actress who made one film in 1916 (born in 1858)
  • August 9 – L. Rogers Lytton, American stage and screen actor (born in 1867)
  • September 23 – Ben Deeley, film actor married to Barbara La Marr (born in 1878)
  • October 12 – Kate Lester, English veteran stage and film actress (born in 1857)
  • November 19 – Thomas Ince, American actor and pioneer film producer (born in 1882)

Film debuts

References

  1. "The All Time Best Sellers". International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38. Quigley Publishing Company. p. 942. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  2. Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-23004-3. p45
  3. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  4. Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15.
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