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            List of years in film       (table)
 1919 .  1920 .  1921 .  1922  . 1923  . 1924  . 1925 
1926 1927 1928 -1929- 1930 1931 1932
 1933 .  1934 .  1935 .  1936  . 1937  . 1938  . 1939 
    In television: 1926 1927 1928 -1929- 1930 1931 1932     
       In radio: 1926 1927 1928 -1929- 1930 1931 1932     
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Events

The days of the silent film were numbered. A mad scramble to provide synchronized sound was on.

  • January 20 - The movie In Old Arizona was released. The film was the first full-length talking film to be filmed outdoors.
  • May 16 - The first Academy Awards, or Oscars, are distributed
  • July 13, The first all color talkie (in Technicolor), On with the Show is released by Warner. Bros. who led the way in a new color revolution just as they had ushered in that of the talkies.
  • Hallelujah!, first Hollywood film to contain an entire black cast.
  • Atlantic (1929 film) is the first sound on film movie made in Germany. It is also the first Titanic movie with sound.
  • The Broadway Melody is released by MGM and becomes the first major musical film of the sound era, sparking a host of imitators as well as a series of Broadway Melody films that would run until 1940.

Top grossing films

Rank Title Gross
1. Gold Diggers of Broadway
2. The Broadway Melody(#1 for year 1929 alone)
3. The Wild Party
4. Welcome Danger
5. Dangerous Curves
6. Rio Rita
7. Hollywood Revue of 1929
8. In Old Arizona
9. Coquette
10. Syncopation
11. Disraeli
12. The Saturday Night Kid
13. The Single Standard
14. Wild Orchids
15. Paris
16. The Kiss
17. The Mysterious Island
18. Pandora's Box
19. On With the Show
20. The Love Parade
21. The Four Feathers
22. Sally
23. Redskin
24. The Pagan
25. Marriage Playground
26. Say It With Songs
27. They Had to See Paris
28. Navy Blues
29. Their Own Desire
30. Divine Lady
31. The Trespasser
32. Madame X
33. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
34. Bulldog Drummond

Academy Awards

Note: Prior to 1933, awards were not based on calendar years, which is how there are 2 'Best Actor' awards for 1929 films.

Films released in 1929

Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

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