First National Pictures

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First National Pictures was an American motion picture production and distribution company.wikipedia
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Charlie Chaplin

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Between 1917 and 1918, the company made contracts with Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, the first million-dollar deals in the history of film.
He directed his own films and continued to hone his craft as he moved to the Essanay, Mutual, and First National corporations.

Paramount Pictures

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First National was the brainchild of Thomas L. Tally, who was reacting to the overwhelming influence of Paramount Pictures, which dominated the market.
With only the exhibitor-owned First National as a rival, Famous Players-Lasky and its "Paramount Pictures" soon dominated the business.

James Dixon Williams

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In 1917 Tally and J. D. Williams formed First National Exhibitors' Circuit.
He was a founder of First National Pictures and British National Pictures.

Warner Bros.

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In September 1928, control of First National passed to Warner Bros., into which it was completely absorbed on November 4, 1929.
By the end of 1924, Warner Bros. was arguably Hollywood's most successful independent studio, where it competed with "The Big Three" Studios (First National, Paramount Pictures, and MGM).

Vitaphone

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Warner Bros. acquired access to First National's affiliated chain of theaters, while First National acquired access to Vitaphone sound equipment.
Vitaphone was a sound film system used for feature films and nearly 1,000 short subjects made by Warner Bros. and its sister studio First National from 1926 to 1931.

Burbank, California

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Associated First National Pictures expanded from only distributing films to producing them in 1924 and changed its corporate name to First National Pictures, Inc. It built its 62 acre studio lot in Burbank in 1926.
By 1930, as First National Studios, Andrew Jergens Company, The Lockheed Company, McNeill and Libby Canning Company, the Moreland Company, and Northrop Aircraft Corporation opened facilities in Burbank and the population jumped to 16,662.

The Hoodlum (1919 film)

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The Hoodlum is a 1919 silent film comedy-drama produced by and starring Mary Pickford and released through First National.

In Old Kentucky (1919 film)

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In Old Kentucky is a 1919 American silent drama film produced by Louis B. Mayer and distributed through First National Attractions, later First National Pictures.

Even as Eve

Even as Eve is a 1920 American silent drama film by A. H. Fischer Features and distributed by Associated First National Pictures.

Thomas Lincoln Tally

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First National was the brainchild of Thomas L. Tally, who was reacting to the overwhelming influence of Paramount Pictures, which dominated the market.
With James Dixon Williams he founded First National Pictures.

The Devil's Garden

The Devil's Garden is a lost 1920 American silent drama film produced by Whitman Bennett, directed by Kenneth Webb, and released through First National Exhibitor's Circuit, which was later known as First National Pictures.

The Great Adventure (1921 film)

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The Great Adventure is a 1921 American silent romantic comedy film produced by Whitman Bennett and distributed by First National Pictures, then called Associated First National.

The Panther Woman

It was written by Mary Murillo based upon the 1895 novel Patience Sparhawk and Her Times by Gertrude Atherton and released in October 1918 by First National.

Mary Pickford

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Between 1917 and 1918, the company made contracts with Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, the first million-dollar deals in the history of film.
She declined, and went to First National Pictures, which agreed to her terms.

Jim the Penman (1921 film)

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Jim the Penman is a 1921 American silent crime drama film produced by Whitman Bennett and distributed through Associated First National, later just First National Pictures.

The Branded Woman

The Branded Woman is a 1920 American silent drama film released by First National Pictures.

Salvation Nell (1921 film)

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Salvation Nell is a 1921 American silent drama film produced by Whitman Bennett and distributed by Associated First National Pictures, later First National Pictures.

The Lotus Eater (film)

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The Lotus Eater is a 1921 American silent romantic drama film produced and directed by Marshall Neilan and released through Associated First National.

Man, Woman & Marriage

It was released through Associated First National Pictures.

The Primitive Lover

The Primitive Lover is a 1922 silent drama film produced by and starring Constance Talmadge and distributed by Associated First National (*later First National Pictures).

The Pilgrim (1923 film)

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The Pilgrim is a 1923 American silent film made by Charlie Chaplin for the First National Film Company, starring Chaplin and Edna Purviance.

Scrambled Wives

It was directed by Edward H. Griffith and released through Associated First National.

The Isle of Lost Ships (1923 film)

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The Isle of Lost Ships is a 1923 American silent adventure/melodrama film directed and produced by Maurice Tourneur and distributed by Associated First National Pictures.

Go and Get It

The film was released on July 18, 1920 by First National Exhibitors' Circuit.