1905 in film
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|Years in film|
The year 1905 in film involved some significant events.
- The Manaki brothers make the first motion picture in the Balkans, The Weavers.
- Pathé Frères colors black-and-white films by machine.
- Filmmaking takes an unexpected historical role by recording activities along Market Street, in the year preceding the destruction from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 (footage in the modern film Trip Down Market Street 1905/2005).
- Aleksandr Khanzhonkov begins filming his first documentaries.
- The Misadventure of a French Gentleman Without Pants at the Zandvoort Beach, the oldest surviving Dutch fictional film is released by Alberts Frères. Later to be included in the canon of Dutch cinema as released by the Netherlands Film Festival.
- December 16 - Variety, an entertainment trade newspaper that would later cover the film industry, is published for the first time in New York City.
Films released in 1905
- Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; or, Held for Ransom, directed by J. Stuart Blackton
- Airy Fairy Lillian Tries On Her New Corsets, produced by Frank Marion and Wallace McCutcheon
- Baby's Toilet, directed by Cecil Hepworth
- The Black Imp, directed by Georges Méliès
- The Boarding School Girls, cinematography by Edwin S. Porter
- Esmeralda, directed by Alice Guy-Blaché and Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset
- Halifax Catholic Procession, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- An Interesting Story, directed by James Williamson
- The Kleptomaniac, directed by Edwin S. Porter
- The Living Playing Cards, directed by Georges Méliès
- The Night Before Christmas, directed by Edwin S. Porter, starring Harry Eytinge
- Ormond Beach Florida Auto Races
- The Other Side Of The Hedge, produced by Cecil Hepworth and directed by Lewin Fitzhamon
- La presa di Roma, directed by Filoteo Alberini; possibly the first Italian short film
- Rescued by Rover, starring Cecil Hepworth, Margaret Hepworth (his wife), Barbara Hepworth (their baby daughter), and Blair (their dog); co-directed by Lewin Fitzhamon and Cecil Hepworth
- La Revolution en Russie, directed by Ferdinand Zecca
- Special March Past of St. Joseph's Scholars and Special Parade of St. Matthew's Pupils, Blackburn, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- The Weavers, directed by the Manaki brothers; most likely the first film shot in the (then-Ottoman) Balkans
- The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog, directed by Edwin S. Porter
- January 3 - Anna May Wong, actress (d. 1961)
- January 12 - Tex Ritter, actor, singer (d. 1974)
- January 13 - Kay Francis, actress (d. 1968)
- January 17 - Grant Withers, actor (d. 1959)
- January 26 - Charles Lane (d. 2007)
- February 27 - Franchot Tone, actor (d. 1968)
- March 18 - Robert Donat, actor (d. 1958)
- March 23 - Joan Crawford, actress (d. 1977)
- April 8 - Ilka Chase, actress, (d. 1978)
- April 17 - Arthur Lake, actor (d. 1987)
- May 1 - Leila Hyams, actress (d. 1977)
- May 15 - Joseph Cotten, actor (d. 1994)
- May 16 - Henry Fonda, actor (d. 1982)
- June 19 - Mildred Natwick, actress (d. 1994)
- July 29 - Clara Bow, actress (d. 1965)
- August 2 - Myrna Loy, actress (d. 1993)
- August 3 - Dolores del Río, actress (d. 1983)
- September 18 - Greta Garbo, actress (d. 1990)
- September 21 - Marguerite Roberts, writer (d. 1989)
- October 10 - Aksella Luts, screenwriter and actress (d. 2005)
- November 5 - Joel McCrea, actor (d. 1990)
- December 5 - Otto Preminger, director (d. 1986)
- December 11 - Gilbert Roland, actor (d. 1994)
- December 24 - Howard Hughes, director, producer, editor (d. 1976)
- March 24 - Jules Verne, famous novelist of fantasy stories and science-fiction, (born 1828)
- March 25 - Maurice Barrymore, Barrymore family patriarch (born 1849)
- April 23 - Joseph Jefferson, Rip Van Winkle (1896 film) (born 1829)
- October 13 - Henry Irving, revered English Shakespearean actor and stage manager, who at one time was Bram Stoker's employer, (born 1838)