ⓘ 1923 in film


Alice's Wonderland

Alices Wonderland is a 1923 Walt Disney short silent film, produced in Kansas City, Missouri. The black-and-white short was the first in a series of Walt Disneys famous Alice Comedies and had a working title of Alice in Slumberland. The film was never shown theatrically, but was instead shown to prospective film distributors. It was included as a bonus feature in the Special "Un-Anniversary Edition" of Alice in Wonderland.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923 film)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American romantic drama film with horror elements starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. The supporting cast includes Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Nigel de Brulier, and Brandon Hurst. The film was Universals "Super Jewel" of 1923 and was their most successful silent film, grossing.5 million. The film is based on Victor Hugos 1831 novel, and is notable for the grand sets that recall 15th century Paris as well as for Chaneys performance and make-up as the tortured hunchback Quasimodo. The f ...


The Ten Commandments (1923 film)

The Ten Commandments is a 1923 American silent religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Written by Jeanie MacPherson, the film is divided into two parts: a prologue recreating the biblical story of the Exodus and a modern story concerning two brothers and their respective views of the Ten Commandments. Lauded for its "immense and stupendous" scenes, use of Technicolor process 2, and parting of the Red Sea sequence, the expensive film proved to be a box-office hit upon release. It is the first in DeMilles biblical trilogy, followed by The King of Kings 1927 and The Sig ...


Maytime (1923 film)

Maytime is a 1923 American silent romantic drama film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and starring Ethel Shannon, Harrison Ford and William Norris. The film also features one of Clara Bows earliest cinema roles. The film is based on the play of the same name by Cyrus Wood and Rida Johnson Young, and was remade in 1937 with the same title.


A Woman of Paris

A Woman of Paris is a feature-length American silent film that debuted in 1923. The film, an atypical drama film for its creator, was written, directed, produced and later scored by Charlie Chaplin. It is also known as A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate.


Hollywood (1923 film)

Hollywood is a 1923 American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze, co-written by Frank Condon and Thomas J. Geraghty, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a lengthier feature follow-up to Paramounts own short film expose of itself, A Trip to Paramountown from 1922. The film has become famous as having featured cameos of more than thirty famous Hollywood stars. However, the film is now considered a lost film.

1923 in film

ⓘ 1923 in film

  • April 4 – Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. incorporated.
  • April 15 – Lee De Forest demonstrates the Phonofilm sound-on-film system at the Rivoli Theater in New York with a series of short musical films featuring vaudeville performers.

1. Notable films released in 1923

American films unless stated otherwise

  • The Merchant of Venice Der Kaufmann von Venedig, starring Henny Porten and Werner Krauss – Germany
  • The Unknown Tomorrow Das unbekannte Morgen, directed by Alexander Korda – Germany
  • Merry-Go-Round, directed by Erich von Stroheim
  • Woman to Woman, starring Betty Compson and Clive Brook – GB
  • The Treasure Der Schatz, directed by G.W. Pabst – Germany
  • The Balloonatic, a Buster Keaton short
  • A Woman of Paris, directed by Charles Chaplin; starring Edna Purviance
  • Adams Rib, directed by Cecil B. DeMille
  • The Brass Bottle, directed by Maurice Tourneur; starring Harry Myers, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Ford Sterling, Aggie Herring
  • The Isle of Lost Ships, directed by Maurice Tourneur; starring Anna Q. Nilsson, Milton Sills, Frank Campeau, Walter Long, Aggie Herring
  • The Grub-Stake, directed by & starring Nell Shipman
  • Miss Suwanna of Siam – The first international feature film set in Thailand it features an all Thai cast
  • Our Hospitality, directed by & starring Buster Keaton
  • I.N.R.I., directed by Robert Wiene – Germany
  • Rosita, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Mary Pickford
  • The Pilgrim, directed by & starring Charlie Chaplin with Edna Purviance and Syd Chaplin
  • The Ten Commandments, directed by Cecil B. DeMille; starring Theodore Roberts
  • Circus Days, starring Jackie Coogan
  • The Shriek of Araby, starring Ben Turpin
  • The Street, directed by Karl Grune – Germany
  • The Doll Maker of Kiang-Ning Der Puppenmacher von Kiang-Ning, directed by Robert Wiene; starring Werner Krauss – Germany
  • Raskolnikow, directed by Robert Wiene – Germany
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie directed by Charles Calvert, starring Ivor Novello and Gladys Cooper – GB
  • Frozen Hearts, starring Stan Laurel and Mae Laurel
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Lon Chaney
  • The Covered Wagon, starring J. Warren Kerrigan
  • This Freedom directed by Denison Clift; starring Fay Compton and Clive Brook – GB
  • Le Retour à la Raison Return to Reason – France
  • The Shock, starring Lon Chaney
  • Three Wise Fools, directed by King Vidor
  • Drakula halala Draculas Death – Hungary
  • Cameo Kirby, directed by John Ford; starring John Gilbert
  • Safety Last!, starring Harold Lloyd – This film has the famous scene where Lloyd is seen hanging from a clock.
  • Ashes of Vengeance, starring Norma Talmadge
  • Through Fire and Water directed by Thomas Bentley; starring Clive Brook, Flora Le Breton – GB
  • The Blizzard aka Gunnar Hedes saga, directed by Mauritz Stiller – Sweden
  • Wild Bill Hickok, directed by Clifford Smith
  • Suzanna, starring Mabel Normand
  • Within the Law, directed by Frank Lloyd; starring Norma Talmadge
  • The Gold Diggers
  • The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots, directed by Denison Clift; starring Fay Compton, Gerald Ames and John Stuart – GB
  • The Harbour Lights directed by Tom Terriss; starring Tom Moore and Isobel Elsom – Britain
  • Little Old New York, directed by Sidney Olcott, starring Marion Davies and Harrison Ford
  • Squibs M.P. directed by George Pearson; starring Betty Balfour – GB
  • Mysteries of a Barbershop Mysterien eines Friseursalons – Germany
  • Rupert of Hentzau, directed by Victor Heerman
  • Paddy the Next Best Thing, directed by Graham Cutts, starring Mae Marsh Britain
  • I Will Repay directed by Henry Kolker; starring Holmes Herbert, Flora Le Breton – GB
  • The Daring Years, starring Mildred Harris, Charles Emmett Mack and Clara Bow
  • The Audacious Mr. Squire directed by Edwin Greenwood; starring Jack Buchanan, Valia – GB
  • Scaramouche Starring Ramon Novarro, Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, Lloyd Ingraham
  • The Ancient Law Das alte Gesetz, directed by E. A. Dupont and starring Henny Porten – Germany
  • The White Sister, starring Lillian Gish and Ronald Colman
  • La Roue The Wheel, directed by Abel Gance – France
  • The Lady Owner – directed by Walter West; starring Violet Hopson and James Knight – Britain
  • The Purple Highway, starring Madge Kennedy, Monte Blue, Vincent Coleman and Pedro de Cordoba
  • Coeur fidele The Faithful Heart, directed by Jean Epstein – France
  • Souls for Sale, starring Richard Dix and Eleanor Boardman
  • Three Ages, a Buster Keaton film
  • The White Shadow, starring Betty Compson and Clive Brook – GB
  • Salome, directed by Charles Bryant; starring Alla Nazimova
  • Why Worry?, starring Harold Lloyd
  • Under the Red Robe, directed by Alan Crosland; starring Robert B. Mantell
  • Schatten – Eine nachtliche Halluzination aka Warning Shadows, directed by Arthur Robison – Germany
  • Out to Win, directed by Denison Clift; starring Catherine Calvert, Clive Brook – GB
  • The Extra Girl, starring Mabel Normand
  • Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske The Man in the Iron Mask, directed by Max Glass – Germany
  • Black Oxen, directed by Frank Lloyd
  • The Love Nest, a Buster Keaton short

2. Births

  • May 14 – Mrinal Sen, Bengali director died 2018
  • September 27 - Mary McCarty, American actress died 1980
  • January 23 – Silvano Campeggi, Italian poster designer died 2018
  • November 28
  • June 12 – Herta Elviste, Estonian actress died 2015
  • February 12 – Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director died 2019
  • May 4 – Eric Sykes, British actor and comedian died 2012
  • July 6 – Cathy ODonnell, American actress died 1970
  • James Karen, American actor died 2018
  • March 10 – Dolores Fuller, American actress died 2011
  • February 21 – Lola Flores, Spanish actress died 1995
  • November 13 – Linda Christian, Mexican-American actress died 2011
  • August 14 – Alice Ghostley, American actress died 2007
  • July 22 – Mukesh, Indian singer died 1976
  • April 12 – Ann Miller, American dancer, singer, actress died 2004
  • October 16 – Linda Darnell, American actress died 1965
  • April 28 – Adele Mara, American actress died 2010
  • August 29 – Richard Attenborough, English actor and director died 2014
  • January 7 – Pinkas Braun, Swiss actor, director died 2008
  • August 3 – Jean Hagen, American actress died 1977
  • August 15 – Rose Marie, American actress, singer died 2017
  • September 7 – Peter Lawford, British-American actor died 1984
  • July 18 – Michael Medwin, English actor and producer
  • May 26 – Roy Dotrice, British actor died 2017
  • April 2 – Gloria Henry, American actress
  • February 2 – Bonita Granville, American actress died 1988
  • January 8 – Larry Storch, American actor
  • March 19 – Pamela Britton, American actress died 1974
  • January 29 – Paddy Chayefsky American writer died 1981
  • October 5 – Glynis Johns, British actress
  • February 28 – Charles Durning, American actor died 2012
  • Gloria Grahame, American actress died 1981
  • January 19 – Jean Stapleton, American actress died 2013
  • January 26 – Anne Jeffreys, American actress died 2017
  • May 7 – Anne Baxter, actress died 1985
  • April 4 – Gene Reynolds, American actor, producer
  • August 10 – Rhonda Fleming, American actress
  • October 4 – Charlton Heston, American actor died 2008
  • December 11 – Betsy Blair, American actress died 2009
  • December 10 – Harold Gould, American actor died 2010
  • December 29 – Dina Merrill, American actress died 2017

3. Deaths

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


4. Film debuts

  • Donald Meek
  • Johnny Arthur
  • Mary Carlisle
  • Jack Oakie
  • Ken Maynard
  • Charles Farrell
  • Fay Wray
  • Jean Arthur
  • William Haines
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
  • Thomas Mitchell
  • A list of films produced in the Soviet Union in 1923 see 1923 in film 1923 in the Soviet Union Soviet films of 1923 at the Internet Movie Database
  • list of films produced in Italy in 1923 see 1923 in film List of Italian films of 1922 List of Italian films of 1924 Italian films of 1923 at the Internet
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American romantic drama film with horror elements starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced
  • Salome is a 1923 silent film directed by Charles Bryant and starring Alla Nazimova. It is an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play of the same name. The play
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  • The 1923 feature was the only silent film produced based on the book. A Charlie Brown special with a plot similar to the novel aired on TV in 1978
  • Commandments is a 1923 American silent religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Written by Jeanie MacPherson, the film is divided into
  • Shock is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Lon Chaney as a cripple named Wilse Dilling. The film was based on
  • The Oregon Trail is a 1923 American Western film serial directed by Edward Laemmle. The film is considered to be lost. Art Acord as Jean Brulet Louise
  • Films produced in France in 1923 1923 in France L affaire du Courrier de Lyon UniFrance. Retrieved 4 August 2018. Fait - divers UniFrance. Retrieved