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1921 In Film

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1921 In Film

List of years in film (table)

The year 1921 in film involved some significant events.


  • Events 1
  • Top grossing films (U.S.) 2
  • Notable films released in 1921 3
  • Comedy film series 4
  • Animated short film series 5
  • Births 6
  • Deaths 7
  • Film debuts 8
  • See also 9


  • October 21 – The Sheik, which will propel its leading actor Rudolph Valentino to international stardom, is premiered in Los Angeles.
  • October 26 – The Chicago Theatre, which will be the oldest surviving French-style Baroque Revival grand movie palace, opens.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Gross
1. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
2. The Kid
3. The Three Musketeers
4. The Sheik
5. Little Lord Fauntleroy
6. The Love Light
7. Every Woman's Problem
8. Brewster's Millions
9. White and Unmarried
10. The Passion Flower
11. The Wonderful Thing
12. The Idle Class

Notable films released in 1921

U.S.A. unless stated

Comedy film series

Animated short film series



  • May 17 – Karl Mantzius, Danish actor, theatre director, writer
  • June 20 – George Loane Tucker, American actor, screenwriter and director
  • September 9 – Virginia Rappe, American actress
  • September 17 – Van Dyke Brooke, American actor, screenwriter and film director

Film debuts

See also

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