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1923 in film

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List of years in film

The following is an overview of 1923 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1923 by U.S. gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1923
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 The Covered Wagon Paramount Pictures $3,500,000[1]
2 The Ten Commandments $2,457,710[2]
3 Safety Last! Pathé Exchange $1,500,000[1]
4 Scaramouche Metro Pictures $1,400,000[3]
5 Little Old New York Goldwyn Pictures $1,100,000[3]
6 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Universal Pictures $1,019,798[4]
7 Rosita United Artists $900,000[5]
8 Main Street Warner Bros. $510,000[6]
9 The Gold Diggers $470,000[6]
10 Tiger Rose $466,000[6]

Events

Notable films released in 1923

American films unless stated otherwise

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Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

  • January 18 – Wallace Reid, American actor (born 1892)
  • March 3 – Dante Testa, Italian actor and director (born 1861)
  • March 26 – Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (born 1844)
  • May 21 – Charles Kent, veteran actor and director (born 1852)
  • June 11 – Porter Strong, American silent film actor
  • June 17 – Macey Harlam, screen actor (born 1873)
  • July 12 – Harry Lonsdale, stage and screen actor (born 1865)
  • July 30 – Charles Hawtrey, veteran British actor (born 1858)
  • August 29 – Bernard Durning, American actor and director, (born 1893)
  • September 26 – Jerome Patrick, Broadway stage and silent film leading man (born 1883)
  • October 28 – Joe Roberts, American actor (born 1871)
  • November 20 – Allen Holubar, America actor and director (born 1888)
  • November 30 – Martha Mansfield, American actress (born 1899)
  • December 28 – Frank Hayes, American actor and comedian (born 1871)

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ a b Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ Box Office Information for The Ten Commandments
  3. ^ a b "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  4. ^ Box Office Information for The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  5. ^ Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 91.
  6. ^ a b c Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 2 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  7. ^ "Hoy o Nuca, Besame (1923)". imdb.com.
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