1927 in film

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The following is an overview of 1927 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930

Top-grossing films (Worldwide)[edit]

Rank Title Gross
1. The Jazz Singer $7,630,000
2. Wings $3,600,000
3. Blake of Scotland Yard $3,500,000
4. 7th Heaven $2,500,000[1]
5. Love $1,677,000
6. Tell it to the Marines $1,658,000
7. Metropolis $1,236,166
8. Jesse James $1,200,000
9. Mr. Wu $1,068,000
10. When a Man Loves $1,037,000[2]

Events[edit]

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Academy Awards[edit]

Notable films released in 1927[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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Comedy film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biggest Money Pictures". Variety. June 21, 1932. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15. 
  3. ^ "Time After Time: Movies from 1927". 
  4. ^ "Timeline of Greatest Film Milestones and Turning Points in Film History". 
  5. ^ "Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1927".