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1927 In Film

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1927 In Film

This page is a subpage of the List of years in film page.

List of years in film (table)
In television


  • Top grossing films 1
  • Events 2
  • Academy Awards 3
  • Notable films released in 1927 4
  • Comedy film series 5
  • Animated short film series 6
  • Births 7
  • Deaths 8
  • Film debuts 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11

Top grossing films

Rank Title Studio Actors
1. The Jazz Singer Warner Bros. Al Jolson
2. Wings (#1 for year 1927 alone) Paramount Clara Bow and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
3. It Paramount Clara Bow
4. Love MGM John Gilbert and Greta Garbo
5. Seventh Heaven Fox Film Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
6. Children of Divorce Paramount Clara Bow
7. The Unknown MGM Lon Chaney, Sr. and Joan Crawford
8. My Best Girl United Artists Mary Pickford
10. Hula Paramount Clara Bow
11. The King of Kings Pathe (RKO) H. B. Warner
12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Fox Film Janet Gaynor
13. The Patent Leather Kid First National Richard Barthelmess
14. Metropolis UFA Brigitte Helm and Alfred Abel



Academy Awards

Notable films released in 1927

U.S.A. unless stated


Comedy film series

Animated short film series



  • 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

See also


  1. ^ "The Best Movies of 1927 - Original Release". 
  2. ^ "Time After Time: Movies from 1927". 
  3. ^ "Timeline of Greatest Film Milestones and Turning Points in Film History". 
  4. ^ "Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1927". 
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