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ⓘ 1927 in film




                                               

College (1927 film)

In Southern California, Ronald graduates high school as its "most brilliant scholar". At his graduation, Ronald speaks on "the Curse of the Athlete", arguing that books are more important than athletics. Ronald decides to follow Mary, who rejected him because she loves athletes more than bookworms, to Clayton which the dean describes as an "athlete-infested college". Hoping to impress Mary, Ronald tries out for the baseball and track and field teams, but proves to be totally inept. At the same time, he attempts to work as a soda jerk and as a waiter in blackface while trying to keep these ...

                                               

The Italian Straw Hat (film)

The Italian Straw Hat is a 1928 French silent film comedy written and directed by Rene Clair, in his feature debut, based on the 1851 play Un chapeau de paille dItalie, by Eugene Marin Labiche and Marc-Michel.

                                               

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog is a 1927 British silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June Tripp, Malcolm Keen, and Ivor Novello. Hitchcocks third feature film, it was released on 14 February 1927 in London and on 10 June 1928 in New York City. Based on the 1913 novel The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes and the play Who Is He? co-written by Belloc Lowndes, the film is about the hunt for a "Jack the Ripper"-like serial killer in London.

                                               

Wings (1927 film)

Wings is a 1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen. Gary Cooper appears in a small role which helped launch his career in Hollywood. The film, a romantic action-war picture, was rewritten by scriptwriters Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton from a story by John Monk Saunders to accommodate Bow, Paramounts biggest star at the time. Wellman was hired as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War ...

                                               

The Kid Brother

The Kid Brother is a 1927 American classic comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd. It was successful and popular upon release and today is considered by critics and fans to be one of Lloyds best films, integrating elements of comedy, romance, drama, and character development. Its storyline is an homage to a 1921 film called Tolable David, although it is essentially a re-make of a little-known 1924 Hal Roach feature, The White Sheep, starring Glenn Tryon.

                                               

Napoleon (1927 film)

Napoleon is a 1927 silent French epic film written, produced, and directed by Abel Gance that tells the story of Napoleons early years. On screen, the title is Napoleon vu par Abel Gance, meaning "Napoleon as seen by Abel Gance". The film is recognised as a masterwork of fluid camera motion, produced in a time when most camera shots were static. Many innovative techniques were used to make the film, including fast cutting, extensive close-ups, a wide variety of hand-held camera shots, location shooting, point of view shots, multiple-camera setups, multiple exposure, superimposition, underw ...

1927 in film
                                     

ⓘ 1927 in film

  • May 11 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded in Los Angeles by Douglas Fairbanks. The 1st Academy Awards Oscars will be awarded to films which are released in 1927 or 1928.
  • January 10 – Fritz Langs science-fiction fantasy Metropolis premieres in Germany.
  • October 6 – The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, premieres at the Warner Theater in New York City. Although not the first talkie, The Jazz Singer becomes the first box-office hit and popularizes sound motion pictures. It is the highest-grossing movie up to this time.
  • September 5 – Nicholas Schenck becomes president of Loews Inc. following the death of Marcus Loew.
  • December 3 – The silent short Putting Pants on Philip, the first official billing of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, is released in the United States.
  • September 7 – Oswald the Lucky Rabbit debuts in Trolley Troubles.
  • April 7 – Abel Gances Napoleon often considered his best known and greatest masterpiece, premieres in a shortened version at the Paris Opera and demonstrates techniques and equipment that will not be revived for years to come, such as hand-held cameras, and what is often considered the first widescreen projection format Polyvision. It will be more than three decades before films with a widescreen format would again be attempted.
  • Cinematograph Films Act sets a minimum quota for British films to be shown in British cinemas.
  • March 11 – Worlds largest movie theatre, the Roxy Theatre, opens in New York City.
  • September 23 – Fox Films acquires the rights to the Tri-Ergon sound-on-film technology, which had been developed in 1919 by three German inventors, Josef Engl, Hans Vogt, and Joseph Massole.
  • Italian Alberto Rabagliati wins a Rudolph Valentino look-alike contest and moves to Hollywood to start his acting career.
  • August 12 – Paramounts dramatic film Wings, which will go on to win the first Academy Award for Best Picture, opens at the Criterion Theater in New York City, with an unheard-of roadshow admission price of $2.00 per ticket.
                                     

1. Academy Awards

  • Best Actress: Janet Gaynor for Seventh Heaven and Sunrise, as well as the 1928 movie Street Angel
  • Best Director: Frank Borzage for Seventh Heaven
  • Best Actor: Emil Jannings for The Way of All Flesh and the 1928 movie The Last Command
  • Best Artistic Quality: Sunrise
  • Best Production: Wings
                                     

2. Notable films released in 1927

United States unless stated

  • Slide, Kelly, Slide, starring Harry Carey
  • Quality Street, directed by Sidney Franklin, starring Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel
  • The Mountain Eagle, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Nita Naldi – GB/Germany
  • Downhill, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ivor Novello and Isabel Jeans – GB
  • The End of St. Petersburg Konets Sankt-Peterburga – U.S.S.R.
  • The Lady in Ermine, directed by James Flood, starring Corinne Griffith
  • It, starring Clara Bow
  • My Best Girl, starring Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers
  • College, directed by James W. Horne and Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton
  • The Bugle Call
  • The Only Way directed by Herbert Wilcox, starring John Martin Harvey and Madge Stuart – Britain
  • The Ring, directed by Alfred Hitchcock – GB
  • The Beloved Rogue, directed by Alan Crosland, starring John Barrymore, Marceline Day
  • The Red Mill, directed by William Goodrich Fatty Arbuckle, starring Marion Davies
  • His First Flame, directed by Harry Edwards, starring Harry Langdon
  • Hula, directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clara Bow
  • The Jazz Singer, directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy
  • Her Wild Oat, directed by Marshall Neilan, starring Colleen Moore
  • The Forty-First Sorok pervyy – U.S.S.R.
  • Johnny Get Your Hair Cut, directed by B. Reeves Eason and Archie Mayo starring Harry Carey
  • Why Girls Love Sailors, a Laurel and Hardy short
  • The Love of Jeanne Ney Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney, directed by G.W. Pabst – Germany
  • Topsy and Eva, directed by Del Lord; starring Rosetta Duncan and Vivian Duncan
  • Uncle Toms Cabin, directed by Harry A. Pollard, starring Margarita Fischer
  • Children of Divorce, starring Clara Bow, Gary Cooper and Esther Ralston
  • Man from the Restaurant Chelovek iz restorana – U.S.S.R.
  • Romance of the Western Chamber – China
  • Annie Laurie, starring Lillian Gish
  • The Scar of Shame, a race movie starring Harry Henderson and Lucia Lynn Moses
  • The Drop Kick, directed by Millard Webb, starring Richard Barthelmess
  • The Fair Co-Ed, directed by Sam Wood; starring Marion Davies and Johnny Mack Brown
  • Long Pants, directed by Frank Capra, starring Harry Langdon
  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Ramon Novarro and Norma Shearer
  • Husband Hunters, directed by John G. Adolfi starring Mae Busch, Jean Arthur and Mildred Harris
  • London After Midnight, directed by Tod Browning, starring Lon Chaney, Sr., Conrad Nagel and Marceline Day
  • Quinneys, directed by Maurice Elvey and starring John Longden and Alma Taylor – Britain
  • Education of a Prince – France
  • The Dove, directed by Roland West, starring Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland and Noah Beery Sr.
  • Spring Fever, starring Joan Crawford
  • The Loves of Carmen, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Dolores del Rio
  • The Club of the Big Deed Союз Великого дела – U.S.S.R.
  • The Love of Sunya, directed by Albert Parker starring Gloria Swanson
  • Wings, directed by William A. Wellman, starring Clara Bow, Charles Buddy Rogers and Richard Arlen
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring June and Ivor Novello – GB
  • The Way of All Flesh, starring Emil Jannings
  • Singed, starring Blanche Sweet and Warner Baxter
  • When a Man Loves, an early Vitaphone sound movie starring John Barrymore and Dolores Costello who would become John Barrymores future wife
  • Blighty, directed by Adrian Brunel; starring Ellaline Terriss and Lillian Hall-Davis – Britain
  • Bigamie, starring Heinrich George – Germany
  • October: Ten Days That Shook the World – U.S.S.R.
  • The Cat and the Canary, directed by Paul Leni
  • Confetti, directed by Graham Cutts, starring Jack Buchanan and Annette Benson – GB
  • Tillie the Toiler, directed by Hobart Henley; starring Marion Davies and Matt Moore
  • Svengali directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Paul Wegener – Germany
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring George OBrien and Janet Gaynor
  • Huntingtower, by George Pearson, starring Harry Lauder – Britain
  • Mata Hari starring Magda Sonja – Germany
  • Napoleon directed by Abel Gance, starring Albert Dieudonne – France
  • The Gaucho, directed by F. Richard Jones, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Lupe Velez
  • Robinson Crusoe – GB
  • Underworld, directed by Josef von Sternberg, starring George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent
  • Twelve Miles Out, directed by Jack Conway, starring John Gilbert and Joan Crawford
  • Madame Pompadour, directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Dorothy Gish – GB
  • Berlin: Symphony of a Great City documentary – Germany
  • Seventh Heaven, directed by Frank Borzage, starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
  • The First Auto, directed by Roy Del Ruth, starring Barney Oldfield, Patsy Ruth Miller, Charles Emmett Mack, Russell Simpson, Gibson Gowland
  • Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang, starring Alfred Abel – Germany
  • The Private Life of Helen of Troy, directed by Alexander Korda
  • The Kid Brother, a comedy starring Harold Lloyd
  • Ghost Train, directed by Geza von Bolvary, starring Guy Newall – GB/Germany
  • Chicago, directed by Frank Urson
  • The Patent Leather Kid, starring Richard Barthelmess
  • Sorrell and Son, starring H.B. Warner and Anna Q. Nilsson – GB
  • The Chinese Parrot, directed by Paul Leni
  • Bed and Sofa Tretya meshchanskaya – U.S.S.R.
  • Mockery, directed by Benjamin Christensen starring Lon Chaney
  • The Unknown, directed by Tod Browning, starring Lon Chaney Sr., Norman Kerry, and Joan Crawford
  • The Honorable Mr. Buggs, starring Anna May Wong
  • The King of Kings, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring H. B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming and Joseph Schildkraut
  • Shooting Stars, directed by Anthony Asquith and A.V. Bramble – GB
  • His Greatest Bluff Sein groSter Bluff – Germany
                                     

3. Animated short film series

  • Alices Circus Daze
  • Alices Medicine Show
  • Alice at the Carnival
  • Alices Channel Swim
  • Alices Auto Race
  • Alice at the Rodeo
  • Alice Comedies
  • Alices Three Bad Eggs
  • Alices Picnic
  • Felix the Cat 1919–1962
  • Aesops Film Fables 1921–1933
  • Alice the Golf Bug
  • Alice the Whaler
  • Alice in the Alps
  • Alices Knaughty Knight
  • Alice in the Big League
  • Alice in the Klondike
  • Alice the Collegiate
  • Alice Foils the Pirates
  • Alice the Beach Nut
  • Ko-Ko Song Car-Tunes 1924-1927
  • Trolley Troubles
  • Great Guns!
  • Rickety Gin
  • Krazy Kat 1925–1940
  • The Ocean Hop
  • Inkwell Imps 1927–1929
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
  • All Wet
  • Empty Socks
  • Oh Teacher
  • The Mechanical Cow
  • Un-Natural History 1925-1927
  • The Bankers Daughter
  • Pete the Pup 1926-1927
  • Newslaffs 1927–1928


                                     

4. Births

  • June 15 – Otto Foky, Hungarian animator d. 2012
  • April 2 – Rita Gam, American actress died 2016
  • January 17 – Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer died 2008
  • May 30 – Clint Walker, American actor died 2018
  • April 13 – Maurice Ronet, French film actor, director and writer died 1983
  • May 5 – Pat Carroll, American actress
  • July 4
  • May 6 – Ettore Manni, Italian actor died 1979
  • January 31 – Jean Speegle Howard died 2000
  • January 15 – Phyllis Coates, American actress
  • June 23 – Bob Fosse, American dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter and director died 1987
  • May 31 – Koreyoshi Kurahara, Malaysian-Japanese screenwriter, director d. 2002
  • April 5 – Chao-Li Chi, Shanxi-born actor died 2010
  • February 7 – Juliette Greco, French singer and actress
  • May 11 – Bernard Fox, Welsh actor died 2016
  • June 30 – Mario Lanfranchi, Italian film, theatre and television director, screenwriter, producer, collector and actor
  • April 30 – Ellen Alakula, Estonian actress died 2011
  • March 25 – Monique van Vooren, Belgian-American actress
  • March 21 – Virginia Weidler, American actress died 1968
  • April 1 – Maria Eugenia, Portuguese actress died 2016
  • March 31 – William Daniels, American actor
  • Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter died 2018
  • January 4 – Barbara Rush, American actress
  • June 8 – Jerry Stiller, American actor and comedian
  • March 20 – Cairbre also known as Leo, Dublin Zoo-born Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion mascot
  • June 27 – Geoffrey Palmer, British actor
  • March 1 – Harry Belafonte, American actor and singer
  • Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
  • May 13 – Herbert Ross, American film director, producer and choreographer died 2001
  • February 20 – Sidney Poitier, American actor
  • August 14 – Roger Carel Bancharel, French voice actor
  • August 19 – L. Q. Jones, American actor
  • Rosemary Harris, English actress
  • William Hickey, American actor died 1997
  • September 19
  • July 6 – Janet Leigh, American actress died 2004
  • September 16 – Peter Falk, American actor died 2011
  • August 9 – Robert Shaw, British actor and novelist died 1978
  • August 30 – Bill Daily, American actor died 2018
  • July 30 –Richard Johnson, British actor, writer and producer died 2015
  • October 31 – Lee Grant, American actress
  • October 18 – George C. Scott, American film and stage actor died 1999
  • Fenella Fielding, English actress died 2018
  • November 17
  • October 14 – Roger Moore, English actor died 2017
  • November 12 – John Hollis, British screen actor died 2005
  • October 27 – Silvia Laidla, Estonian actress died 2012
  • Lynn Stalmaster, American casting director
  • December 29 – Giorgio Capitani, Italian film director and screenwriter died 2017
  • November 14 – McLean Stevenson, American actor died 1996
  • November 20 – Estelle Parsons, American actress
  • November 23 – Sybil Jason, American actress died 2011
                                     

5. Deaths

  • October 5 – Sam Warner, American co-founder of Warner Brothers studios born 1887
  • May 20 – Oscar Stribolt, Danish actor born 1873
  • November 4 – Valli Valli, German stage and film actress born 1882
  • July 26 – June Mathis, American screenwriter born 1889
  • May 7 – Bruce McRae, American stage and screen actor born 1867
  • January 13 – Arnold Daly, American actor, playwright and producer born 1875
  • April 25 – Earle Williams, American actor born 1880
  • May 16 – Sam Bernard, English stage and screen actor born 1863
  • December 16 – Romaine Fielding, American actor and director born 1868
  • September 5 – Marcus Loew, American theater chain executive & founder of Loews Theaters born 1870
  • October 13 – Hughie Mack, American actor born 1884
  • December 24 – Julia Bruns, American stage & film actress born 1895
  • December 6 – Kate Toncray, American actress born 1867
  • June 3 – Einar Hanson, Swedish stage and screen actor born 1897
  • March 17 – Charles Emmett Mack, American actor born 1900
  • June 4 – Robert McKim, American actor born 1886
                                     

6. Film debuts

  • Claudette Colbert – For the Love of Mike
  • Fred Zinneman, director and producer – The March of the Machines
  • Barbara Stanwyck – Broadway Nights
  • Ann Sothern – Broadway Nights
  • Robert Armstrong – The Main Event
  • Lupe Velez – What Women Did for Me
                                     
  • A list of films produced in the Soviet Union in 1927 see 1927 in film 1927 in the Soviet Union Soviet films of 1927 at the Internet Movie Database
  • list of films produced in Italy in 1927 see 1927 in film List of Italian films of 1926 List of Italian films of 1928 Italian films of 1927 at the Internet
  • A list of British films released in 1927 1927 in British music 1927 in British television 1927 in film 1927 in the United Kingdom Brian McFarlane, ed
  • Cinematograph Films Act of 1927 17 18 Geo. V was an act of the United Kingdom Parliament designed to stimulate the declining British film industry. It
  • initially released as a standard silent film in May 1927 On September 10, 1927 Fox Film Corporation re - released the film with a synchronized Movietone soundtrack
  • The Ring is a 1927 British silent sports film directed and written by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall - Davis and Ian Hunter. It
  • A list of films produced in France in 1927 1927 in France Celle qui domine Retrieved 4 August 2018. Chantage in Polish Retrieved 4 August 2018
  • Братишка, romanized: Bratishka is a 1927 Soviet silent comedy film directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg. The film is believed to be lost. Pyotr
  • Heimweh is a 1927 German silent drama film directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Mady Christians, William Dieterle and Ida Wust. The film s art direction
  • This is a list of American films released in 1927 The 1st Academy Awards were presented in Los Angeles on May 16, 1929 at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
  • Сорок первый is a 1927 Soviet war film directed by Yakov Protazanov based on a novel of the same name by Boris Lavrenyov. The film is set during the Russian