1928 in film
The following is an overview of 1928 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.wikipedia
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December 25 – In Old Arizona, released by Fox Films, is the first sound-on-film feature-length talkie, utilizing the Movietone process. Previously, feature-length talkies used the less-reliable Vitaphone sound-on-disc process. It is also the first Western talkie, and the first sound film primarily shot outdoors.
In Old Arizona is a 1928 American Pre-Code Western film directed by Irving Cummings, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
U.S.A. unless stated
A list of American films released in 1928.
Best ActorBest Actor in a Leading RoleAcademy Award
Best Actor: Emil Jannings - The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh
Best DirectorDirectorAcademy Award
Best Director, Dramatic Picture: Frank Borzage – 7th Heaven
Best ActressBest Actress in a Leading RoleAcademy Award
Best Actress: Janet Gaynor - 7th Heaven, Street Angel, and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Best PictureBest Picture OscarOutstanding Production
Best Picture: Wings – Paramount Pictures
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Alraune, starring Brigitte Helm and Paul Wegener – (Germany)
Alraune (also called Unholy Love, Mandrake, or A Daughter of Destiny) is a 1928 German silent science fiction, horror film directed by Henrik Galeen and starring Brigitte Helm in which a prostitute is artificially inseminated with the semen of a hanged man.
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L'Argent (Money), starring Pierre Alcover and Brigitte Helm – (France)
L'Argent ("money") is a French silent film directed in 1928 by Marcel L'Herbier.
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The Fall of the House of Usher, directed by James Sibley Watson
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) is a short silent horror film adaptation of the short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Godless Girl, directed by Cecil B. DeMille
The Godless Girl (1928) is a drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shown for years as his last completely silent film.
The House on Trubnaya, directed by Boris Barnet – (U.S.S.R.) Storm Over Asia (Potomok Chingis-Khana), starring Valéry Inkijinoff – (U.S.S.R.)
A list of films produced in the Soviet Union in 1928 (see 1928 in film).
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The Italian Straw Hat (Un chapeau de paille d'Italie), directed by René Clair – (France)
The Italian Straw Hat (Un chapeau de paille d'Italie) is a 1928 French silent film comedy written and directed by René Clair, in his feature debut, based on the 1851 play Un chapeau de paille d'Italie, by Eugène Marin Labiche and Marc-Michel.
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Laugh, Clown, Laugh, starring Lon Chaney and Loretta Young
Laugh, Clown, Laugh is a 1928 American silent drama film starring Lon Chaney and Loretta Young.
The Matinee Idol, directed by Frank Capra, starring Bessie Love and Johnnie Walker.
The Matinee Idol is a 1928 silent romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra, and starring Bessie Love and Johnnie Walker.
''The Midnight Taxi
The Midnight Taxi is a 1928 American early part-talkie thriller picture from Warner Bros. directed by John G. Adolfi and starring Antonio Moreno, Helen Costello, and Myrna Loy.
The Power of the Press, directed by Frank Capra, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr
The Power of the Press is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by Frank Capra and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as an aspiring newspaper reporter and Jobyna Ralston as a young woman suspected of murder.
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Beggars of Life, directed by William Wellman, starring Wallace Beery and Louise Brooks
Ladies of the Mob (1928)
The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (Huo shao hong lian si) – (China) – Released in 18 parts as the film runs for a total of 27 hours
''Spione (Spies), directed by Fritz Lang – (Germany)
Spione (English title: Spies, under which title it was released in the United States) is a 1928 German silent espionage thriller directed by Fritz Lang and co-written with his wife, Thea von Harbou, who also wrote a novel of the same name.
Storm Over Asia (Potomok Chingis-Khana), starring Valéry Inkijinoff – (U.S.S.R.)
Storm over Asia (Потомок Чингисхана, Potomok Chingiskhana, "The Heir to Genghis Khan") is a 1928 Russian film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, written by Osip Brik and Ivan Novokshonov, and starring Valéry Inkijinoff.
La Coquille et le Clergyman
The Seashell and the Clergyman (La Coquille et le clergyman) – (France)
It premiered in Paris on 9 February 1928.
Three Sinners starring Pola Negri, Warner Baxter and Olga Baclanova
Three Sinners (1928) is a silent film directed by Rowland V. Lee, starring Pola Negri, and co-starring Warner Baxter, Olga Baclanova, and Paul Lukas.
Adam's Apple, starring Monty Banks – (GB)
1928 in film
The Wind, directed by Victor Sjostrom, starring Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson
Three films with MGM gave her near-total creative control, La Bohème (1926), The Scarlet Letter (1926), and The Wind (1928).
Jujiro – (Japan)