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Hamlet (1907 film)

Hamlet, released in the United States as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, was a 1907 French short silent film directed by Georges Melies, based on William Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet.

1907 in film
                                     

ⓘ 1907 in film

  • The Kalem Company founded in New York City by Frank J. Marion, Samuel Long, and George Kleine.
  • November 28 - In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater in a few years he had the largest theater chain in New England and in 1917 he founded his own production company, which eventually became part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • January 19 – Variety publishes its first film review.
  • Peerless Film Manufacturing Company was founded in Chicago by George K. Spoor and Gilbert M. Anderson. On August 10, the studio name was changed to Essanay Studios "S and A".
  • Carl Laemmle, later of Universal, experiments with combining audio from phonographs with film. Laemmles experiments lead to the German development of "Syncroscope." Syncroscope had several successful demonstrations, but was eventually abandoned.
  • December 7 – First Ben-Hur film, directed by Sidney Olcott and produced by the Kalem Company, released.
  • June 20 – LEnfant prodigue, the first feature-length motion picture produced in Europe, opens in Paris.
  • May 7 – Seattle film maker William Harbeck sets up a camera at the front of a B.C. Electric streetcar and films the downtown streets of Vancouver, British Columbia. Pieces of the film, the earliest surviving footage of the city, have disappeared, only about 7 minutes remain.
  • May 29 – Salaviinanpolttajat, also known as The Moonshiners, the first fictional film made in Finland, is released.
                                     

1. Films released in 1907

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  • La Marseillaise, directed by Georges Mendel
  • The Runaway Horse, directed by Louis J. Gasnier
  • Salaviinanpolttajat
  • That Fatal Sneeze, directed by Lewin Fitzhamon, produced by Cecil Hepworth
  • LEnfant prodigue The Prodigal Son, directed by Michel Carre. First feature film from Europe.
  • The Good Glue Stick, directed by Georges Melies
  • Robert Macaire and Bertrand, directed by Georges Melies
  • Tunneling the Channel, directed by Georges Melies
  • First Prize for the Cello
  • Ben-Hur, directed by Sidney Olcott
  • The Enchanted Sedan Chair, directed by Georges Melies
  • The Eclipse, directed by Georges Melies
  • The Policemens Little Run, directed by Ferdinand Zecca
  • The Race For The Sausage, directed by Alice Guy
  • A Curious Dream, directed by J. Stuart Blackton
  • The Golden Beetle, directed by Segundo de Chomon
  • Vancouver, directed by William Harbeck
  • The Lion Hunt
  • El Sartorio disputable, its a 1920s film
  • 20.000 Lieues Sous les Mers
  • The Red Spectre, directed by Segundo de Chomon and Ferdinand Zecca
  • The Dancing Pig
  • Laughing Gas, directed by Edwin S. Porter
                                     

2. Births

  • June 4 – Rosalind Russell, American actress d. 1976
  • August 12 – Joe Besser, actor, comedian d. 1988
  • January 3 – Ray Milland, actor d. 1986
  • February 22 – Robert Young, actor d. 1998
  • July 27 – Ross Alexander, actor d. 1937
  • July 14 – Olive Borden, actress d. 1947
  • April 11 – Paul Douglas, actor d. 1959
  • January 6 – Helen Kleeb, actress d. 2003
  • May 26 – John Wayne, actor d. 1979
  • January 16 – Alexander Knox, actor d. 1995
  • December 25 – Mike Mazurki, Austrian-American actor d. 1990
  • March 11 – Jessie Matthews, actress, singer d. 1981
  • April 19 – Lina Basquette, actress d. 1994
  • April 29 – Fred Zinnemann, director d. 1997
  • June 24 – Martha Sleeper, actress d. 1987
  • November 10 – Salme Reek, Estonian actress d. 1996
  • July 16 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress d. 1990
  • February 17 – Buster Crabbe, actor d. 1983
  • March 19 – Kent Smith, actor d. 1985
  • December 16 – Barbara Kent, actress d. 2011
  • June 16 – Jack Albertson, actor d. 1981
  • January 22 – Mary Dresselhuys, actress, d. 2004
  • January 20 – Paula Wessely, actress, producer d. 2000
  • February 12 – Joseph Kearns, actor d. 1962
  • May 22 – Lord Laurence Olivier, English actor d. 1989
  • February 15 – Cesar Romero, actor d. 1994
  • December 22 – Peggy Ashcroft, actress d. 1991
  • September 29 – Gene Autry, actor d. 1998
  • July 19 – Isabel Jewell, actress d. 1972
  • March 31 – Eddie Quillan, actor d. 1990
  • May 12 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress d. 2003
  • September 15 – Fay Wray, actress d. 2004
  • August 3 – Adrienne Ames, actress d. 1947
                                     

3. Debuts

  • William S. Hart – Ben Hur short
  • Linda Arvidson – Mr. Gay and Mrs. short
  • Robert Harron – Dr. Skinium short
  • Florence Turner – How to Cure a Cold short
                                     
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