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The year 1916 in film involved some significant events.

Contents

Events

  • October 17 - A Daughter of the Gods released - first US production with a million dollar budget also credited with first ever nude scene by a major star.
  • November 19 - Samuel Goldfish (later renamed Samuel Goldwyn) and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Company (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).
  • 11 mm, an amateur film gauge, appears on the market.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Gross
1. Intolerance, directed by D.W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish, Constance Talmadge
2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
3. The Innocent Lie
4. Hulda From Holland

Films released in 1916

Short film series

Births

Deaths

  • January 17 - Arthur V. Johnson, screen actor
  • September 17 - Arthur Hoops, stage & screen actor
  • October 6 - Henry Woodruff, stage & screen actor

Debuts

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