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1922 (2017 film)

1922 is a 2017 American horror drama film written and directed by Zak Hilditch, based on Stephen Kings novella of the same name. Starring Thomas Jane, Neal McDonough, and Molly Parker, the film was released on Netflix on October 20, 2017.



Haxan is a Swedish-Danish silent film completed in 1920 and released in 1922. Written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, the films documentary style is dramatized with horror sequences. Based partly on Christensens study of the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th-century German guide for inquisitors, Haxan is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts. With Christensens meticulous recreation of medieval scenes and the lengthy production period, the film was the most expensive Scandinavian silent film ever mad ...


The Headless Horseman (1922 film)

The Headless Horseman is a 1922 American silent film adaption of Washington Irvings The Legend of Sleepy Hollow directed by Edward D. Venturini. It stars Will Rogers, Lois Meredith, and Ben Hendricks Jr. It was the first panchromatic black-and-white feature film. There were three silent film adaptations of the story, but this 1922 version is the longest of the three, as well as the only one that survives today. Film critic Christopher Workman states "the obvious day-for-night shooting foreshadows the work of Edward D. Wood Jr. is a motion picture that wavers between irritating and flat-out ...


Blood and Sand (1922 film)

Blood Sand is a 1922 American silent drama film produced by Paramount Pictures, directed by Fred Niblo and starring Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee, and Nita Naldi. It was based on the 1909 Spanish novel Sangre y arena by Vicente Blasco Ibañez and the play version of the book by Thomas Cushing.


Monte Cristo (1922 film)

Monte Cristo is a 1922 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation and directed by Emmett J. Flynn. It is based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which was adapted by 19th century thespian Charles Fechter and written for this screen version by Bernard McConville. John Gilbert plays the hero with Estelle Taylor as the leading lady. This film was long thought lost until a print surfaced in the Czech Republic. The film has been released on DVD, packaged with Gilberts 1926 MGM film Bardelys the Magnificent.


Oliver Twist (1922 film)

Oliver Twist is a 1922 American silent drama film adaptation of Charles Dickens Oliver Twist, featuring Lon Chaney as Fagin and Jackie Coogan as Oliver Twist. The film was directed by Frank Lloyd.

1922 in film

ⓘ 1922 in film

  • June 11 – United States premiere of Robert J. Flahertys Nanook of the North, the first commercially successful feature length documentary film.
  • November 26 – The Toll of the Sea, starring Anna May Wong and Kenneth Harlan, debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely distributed.

1. Notable films released in 1922

United States unless stated

  • The Primitive Lover, directed by Sidney Franklin; starring Constance Talmadge
  • La Souriante Madame Beudet The Smiling Madame Beudet – France
  • The Prisoner of Zenda, starring Lewis Stone
  • More to Be Pitied Than Scorned, directed by Edward LeSaint
  • Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror, directed by F. W. Murnau; starring Max Schreck – Germany
  • Cops, a Buster Keaton film
  • The Toll of the Sea, starring Anna May Wong
  • Beyond the Rocks, directed by Sam Wood; starring Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino
  • A Gipsy Cavalier, directed by J. Stuart Blackton ; starring Georges Carpentier and Flora le Breton – GB
  • The Ghost Breaker, directed by Alfred E. Green; starring Wallace Reid and Lila Lee
  • The Grass Orphan, directed by Frank Hall Crane; starring Margaret Bannerman, Reginald Owen – Britain
  • Rent Free, directed by Howard Higgin; starring Wallace Reid and Lila Lee
  • Dr. Jack, starring Harold Lloyd
  • A Bill of Divorcement, directed by Denison Clift, starring Constance Binney, Fay Compton – Britain
  • Beautys Worth, directed by Robert G. Vignola, starring Marion Davies and Forrest Stanley
  • Squibs Wins the Calcutta Sweep directed by George Pearson; starring Betty Balfour – GB
  • Sherlock Holmes, starring John Barrymore and Roland Young
  • Crainquebille Coster Bill of Paris, directed by Jacques Feyder – France
  • One Glorious Day, directed by James Cruze; starring Will Rogers and Lila Lee
  • The Young Diana, directed by Robert G. Vignola, starring Marion Davies and Forrest Stanley
  • A Debt of Honour, starring Isobel Elsom and Clive Brook Britain
  • The Scarlet Letter, starring Sybil Thorndike – GB
  • Vaskresenja ne biva bez smrti, Theres no resurrection without death, the first Montenegrin movie
  • When Knighthood Was in Flower, starring Marion Davies
  • The Bachelor Daddy, directed by Alfred E. Green, starring Thomas Meighan and Leatrice Joy
  • Lorna Doone, directed by Maurice Tourneur
  • Shadows, directed by Tom Forman; starring Lon Chaney and Marguerite De La Motte
  • Phantom, directed by F. W. Murnau; starring Alfred Abel, Lil Dagover and Lya De Putti – Germany
  • My Boy, starring Jackie Coogan
  • The Blacksmith, a Buster Keaton short
  • Smilin Through, starring Norma Talmadge
  • Number 13, directed by Alfred Hitchcock; starring Ernest Thesiger – GB
  • Flesh and Blood, starring Lon Chaney
  • Haxan, directed by Benjamin Christensen – Sweden/Denmark
  • Saturday Night, starring Leatrice Joy and Conrad Nagel
  • Whats Wrong with the Women?, directed by Roy William Neill; starring Constance Bennett & Hedda Hopper
  • Daydreams, a Buster Keaton short
  • Mud and Sand, a parody of Blood and Sand, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
  • The Paleface, starring Buster Keaton
  • Peg o My Heart, directed by King Vidor
  • Oliver Twist, starring Jackie Coogan
  • Nathan the Wise, directed by Manfred Noa Germany
  • Cocaine, directed by Graham Cutts – GB
  • Laborers Love Laogong zhi aiqing – China
  • Nice People, directed by William C. deMille; starring Wallace Reid and Bebe Daniels
  • Rob Roy, directed by W.P. Kellino GB
  • Sodom and Gomorrah, directed by Michael Curtiz – Austria
  • Foolish Wives, directed by & starring Erich von Stroheim
  • The Brides Play, directed by George Terwilliger, starring Marion Davies and Carl Miller
  • Tess of the Storm Country, starring Mary Pickford
  • Lucrezia Borgia, directed by Richard Oswald, starring Conrad Veidt and Liane Haid Germany
  • Nanook of the North, a documentary directed by Robert J. Flaherty
  • Robin Hood, directed by Allan Dwan; starring Douglas Fairbanks
  • The Dictator, directed by Jim Cruze; starring Wallace Reid and Lila Lee
  • A Blind Bargain, directed by Wallace Worsley, starring Lon Chaney
  • Fair Lady, directed by Kenneth Webb
  • Blood and Sand, directed by Fred Niblo; starring Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, and Lila Lee
  • Marizza aka Marizza, called the Smuggler Madonna, directed by F.W. Murnau – Germany
  • The Young Rajah, starring Rudolph Valentino
  • Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, directed by Fritz Lang; starring Rudolf Klein-Rogge – Germany
  • Polikushka – U.S.S.R.
  • Grandmas Boy, starring Harold Lloyd
  • Manslaughter, starring Thomas Meighan
  • The Bohemian Girl, Starring Gladys Cooper and Ivor Novello – GB
  • My Wifes Relations, starring Buster Keaton
  • Clarence, directed by William C. deMille, starring Wallace Reid
  • Pay Day, a Charles Chaplin short
  • The Frozen North, starring Buster Keaton
  • One Exciting Night, directed by D. W. Griffith; starring Carol Dempster and Henry Hull
  • The Headless Horseman, starring Will Rogers
  • The Electric House, a Buster Keaton short
  • The Burning Soil Der brennende Acker – Germany
  • Moran of the Lady Letty, directed by George Melford, starring Dorothy Dalton & Rudolph Valentino
  • The Card, directed by A.V. Bramble – Britain
  • The Loves of Pharaoh Das Weib des Pharao, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Emil Jannings – Germany
  • The Suram Fortress Suramis tsikhe – U.S.S.R.
  • La Femme de nulle part, directed by Louis Delluc – France
  • Flames of Passion, starring Mae Marsh and C. Aubrey Smith – GB
  • In the Name of the Law, directed by Emory Johnson, starring Ralph Lewis and Claire McDowell
  • The Three Must-Get-Theres directed by and starring Max Linder
  • Wildness of Youth, directed by Ivan Abramson

2. Births

  • Paul Scofield, actor died 2008
  • January 17 – Betty White, actress
  • January 10 – Hannelore Schroth, actress died 1987
  • January 13 – Albert Lamorisse, director died 1970
  • January 19 – Guy Madison, actor died 1996
  • Telly Savalas, actor died 1994
  • January 16 – Irene Vernon, actress died 1998
  • January 21
  • April 3 – Doris Day, actress, singer died 2019
  • February 26 – Margaret Leighton, actress died 1976
  • January 31 – Joanne Dru, actress died 1996
  • March 21 – Russ Meyer, director, producer died 2004
  • Yvonne De Carlo, American actress died 2007
  • June 9 – George Axelrod, American scriptwriter and director died 2003
  • September 1
  • February 9 – Kathryn Grayson, singer, actress died 2010
  • May 31 – Denholm Elliott, English-born actor died 1992
  • July 6 – William Schallert, American actor, died 2016
  • June 10 – Judy Garland, American singer, actress died 1969
  • March 20 – Carl Reiner, actor, director
  • March 5 – Pier Paolo Pasolini, film director died 1975
  • April 5 – Gale Storm, singer, actress died 2009
  • April 27 – Jack Klugman, American actor died 2012
  • Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor, director died 2000
  • June 1 – Joan Caulfield, American actress died 1991
  • May 27 – Christopher Lee, English actor died 2015
  • March 8 – Cyd Charisse, actress, dancer died 2008
  • June 16 – Frances Rafferty, American actress died 2004
  • May 10 – Nancy Walker, American actress died 1992
  • February 7 – Hattie Jacques, actress died 1980
  • February 6 – Patrick Macnee, actor died 2015
  • April 15 – Michael Ansara, American stage, screen, and voice actor died 2013
  • April 18 – Barbara Hale, American actress died 2017
  • July 26 – Blake Edwards, American director died 2010
  • June 26 – Eleanor Parker, American actress died 2013
  • August 8 – Rory Calhoun, American actor died 1999
  • September 14 – Michel Auclair,European actor died 1988
  • September 8 – Sid Caesar, American comedian, actor died 2014
  • Janis Paige, American actress
  • September 15 – Jackie Cooper, American actor, director died 2011
  • Guy Hamilton, English director died 2016
  • September 16
  • November 13
  • September 23 – Louise Latham, American actress died 2018
  • September 29 – Lizabeth Scott, American actress died 2015
  • October 23 – Coleen Gray, American actress died 2015
  • Oskar Werner, actor died 1984
  • November 9 – Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer died 1965
  • November 12 – Kim Hunter, actress died 2002
  • Madeleine Sherwood, actress 2016
  • October 31 – Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress died 2005
  • Don Fellows, American actor died 2007
  • November 14 – Veronica Lake, American actress died 1973
  • November 15 – Francesco Rosi, film director died 2015
  • December 2 – Leo Gordon, actor and screenplay writer died 2000
  • December 22
  • December 4 – Gerard Philipe, actor died 1959
  • Stan Lee, American comic-book writer, producer and actor died 2018
  • Ruth Roman, actress died 1999
  • December 11 – Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
  • December 24 – Ava Gardner, American actress died 1990

3. Deaths

  • November 30 – Rene Creste, actor and director born 1881
  • July 5 – Bobby Connelly, child star born 1909
  • September 23 – W. Chrystie Miller, veteran stage & screen actor born 1843
  • June 15 – Howard Crampton, actor born 1865
  • May 26 – Walter Jones, American actor b.1874
  • February 4 – Florence Deshon, American actress born 1893
  • February 1 – William Desmond Taylor, film director, victim of an unsolved and widely publicised murder which provoked a great scandal. born 1872
  • May 21 – Sidney Ainsworth, actor born 1872
  • March 4 – Bert Williams, American actor and singer born 1874
  • June 6 – Lillian Russell, stage and screen actress born 1860/61

4. Film debuts

  • Walt Disney – director, producer
  • Louise Dresser
  • Anne Shirley
  • Anita Louise
  • Rin Tin
  • Darryl F. Zanuck – director, producer
  • George OBrien
  • William Powell
  • Clara Bow
  • Edward Everett Horton
  • William Haines
  • Gene Lockhart
  • Will Hay
  • Broadway Rose is a 1922 American silent romantic drama film released by Metro Pictures and directed by Robert Z. Leonard. It stars Leonard s then - wife
  • The Second Mrs. Tanqueray Italian: La seconda moglie is a 1922 Italian silent drama film directed by Amleto Palermi and starring Pina Menichelli, Elena
  • Mixed Nuts is a 1922 American black - and - white silent film starring Stan Laurel. The film is a two - reeler 600m. comedy short. The film was created by
  • Puss in Boots is a 1922 film directed by Walt Disney. The film was based on the book by the Brothers Grimm. The film was produced in Kansas City, Missouri
  • as Forget - Me - Not, is a 1922 American silent melodrama film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and distributed by Metro Pictures. The film starred Bessie Love and
  • Silver Wings is a 1922 American drama film directed by Edwin Carewe and John Ford. Ford directed only the prologue of the film Silver Wings is now considered
  • Kick In is a 1922 American silent crime drama film produced by Famous Players - Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Betty Compson, and
  • a 1922 American silent drama film produced by and starring Alla Nazimova and directed by her husband Charles Bryant. The couple released the film through

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