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1929 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In television

In the year of 1929, there are many significant films.


  • Events 1
  • Top grossing films 2
  • Academy Awards 3
  • Notable films released in 1929 4
  • Serials 5
  • Short film series 6
  • Animated short film series 7
  • Births 8
  • Deaths 9
  • Film debuts 10
  • References 11


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

Top grossing films

Rank Title Gross[2]
1. Gold Diggers of Broadway $5,250,000
2. Sunny Side Up $3,200,000
3. The Cock-Eyed World $2,600,000
4. Welcome Danger $2,100,000
5. The Desert Song $2,000,000
6. Rio Rita $1,900,000
7. The Cocoanuts $1,800,000
8. In Old Arizona $1,500,000
9. The Love Parade $1,500,000
10. Why Bring That Up? $1,400,000
11. Disraeli
12. The Broadway Melody
13. Hollywood Revue of 1929
14. Coquette
15. Paris
16. The Kiss
17. The Mysterious Island
18. Show of Shows
19. On with the Show
20. Broadway
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. The 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.

Notable films released in 1929

U.S.A. unless stated otherwise.


Short film series

Animated short film series



Film debuts


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  2. ^ Grosses for first ten films from the article entitled "Biggest Money Pictures" in Variety Magazine, June 21, 1932, page 1.
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