ⓘ 1914 in film

Anna Karenina (1914 film)

Moreva as Dolly Vladimir Shaternikov as Karenin Mikhail Tamarov as Vronsky V. Obolensky as Levin Vladimir Kvanin as Stiva Oblonsky Zoya Barantsevich as Kittie Maria Germanova as Anna Karenina Vera Kholodnaya as Italian wet-nurse uncredited

The Battle of the Sexes (1914 film)

The Battle of the Sexes is a 1914 American silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith for the Majestic Motion Picture Company. No complete prints of the film are known to exist, however, a fragment has survived. Griffith remade the film as The Battle of the Sexes in 1928 as a comedy-drama and this latter version is available on DVD.

The Knockout

The Knockout was Charlie Chaplins seventeenth film for Keystone Studios. Chaplin only has a small role, and Fatty Arbuckle takes up the main role. It also stars Arbuckles wife, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy and Keystone owner, Mack Sennett in a minor role as a spectator. The film was directed by Charles Avery, and made in 1914 in America.

                                     

ⓘ 1914 in film

  • May 8 – Paramount Pictures is formed as a film distributor by William Wadsworth Hodkinson.
  • Filoteo Alberini introduces a new 70 mm format, Panoramico, with the film Il sacco di Roma
  • March 8 - D. W. Griffiths first feature film, Judith of Bethulia, is released. It was his last production for the Biograph Company.
  • December – Chaplin joins Essanay Studios for $1.250 per week.
  • April 12 – The 3.300-seat Mark Strand Theatre opens in New York City.
  • April 18 – The film Cabiria is released featuring extensive use of a moving camera for the first time in film.
  • March 31 – The serial The Perils of Pauline is an early example of the damsel in distress in film.
  • March 20 - Tess of the Storm Country makes Mary Pickford an icon in the US and a celebrity around the world.
  • February – Lewis J. Selznick and Arthur Spiegel organize the World Film Corporation, a distributor of independently produced films located in Fort Lee, New Jersey,
  • December 21 – Release of the first American made feature-length comedy film, Tillies Punctured Romance, which was also Marie Dressler and Charlie Chaplins feature film debuts.
  • The Neptune Film Company opens the first of the Elstree Studios, the first "dark stage" in England, at Borehamwood, north of London.
  • December 3 – William S. Hart appears in his first feature film, The Bargain, which makes him a star.
  • February 8 - Winsor McCays Gertie the Dinosaur greatly advances filmed animation movement techniques.
  • February 10 - Release of the film Hearts Adrift ; the name of Mary Pickford, the star, is displayed above the title on movie marquees.
  • November 19 – William Foxs Box Office Attractions Company releases its first production, Lifes Shop Window
  • February 7 – Release of Charlie Chaplins second film, the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice, in which his character of The Tramp is introduced to audiences although first filmed in Mabels Strange Predicament, released two days later.
  • February 2 – Charlie Chaplins first film, Making a Living is released.
                                     

1. Selected films released in 1914

  • April 13 – A Bathing Beauty
  • November 7 – The Hazards of Helen, serial, starring Helen Holmes
  • September 7 – The Virginian, starring Dustin Farnum
  • December 28 – Cinderella, starring Mary Pickford
  • January 12 – Fantomas Contre Fantomas
  • July 22 – By the Suns Rays
  • April 6 – The Old Curiosity Shop directed by Thomas Bentley, starring Alma Taylor
  • April 15 – Brewsters Millions
  • December 7 – The Ghost Breaker
  • November 9 – The Wishing Ring
  • April 18 – Mabel at the Wheel, starring Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy, and Charlie Chaplin
  • June 15 – The Only Son
  • March 24 – The Avenging Conscience, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Blanche Sweet
  • July 13 – My Official Wife, starring Clara Kimball Young
  • July 17 – The Stain, starring Theda Bara
  • July 13 – The Man on the Box
  • November 2 – Salomy Jane
  • September 28 – The Patchwork Girl of Oz
  • November 7 – His Musical Career, starring Charlie Chaplin
  • June 22 – The Million Dollar Mystery, serial, starring Florence La Badie
  • September 23 – The Aztec Treasure
  • April 23 – A Little Madonna
  • March 31 – The Perils of Pauline, serial, starring Pearl White
  • May 11 – The Master Mind
  • June 8 – The Wrath of Gods, starring Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki and Frank Borzage
  • December 7 – His Prehistoric Past, written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin
  • December 7 – In the Land of the Head Hunters
  • January 14 – Captive Souls Hungarian: Rablelek a Hungarian film directed by Michael Curtiz
  • December 21 – Tillies Punctured Romance, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin. First comedy feature film.
  • February 12 – The Squaw Man, directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille, starring Dustin Farnum
  • October 14 – Mabels Blunder
  • February 5 – O Mimi San, starring Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki and Mildred Harris
  • January 3 – Engelein, German silent comedy film written and directed by Urban Gad
  • March 8 – Judith of Bethulia, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Blanche Sweet
  • November 15 – Rose of the Rancho, starring Bessie Barriscale
  • August 10 – The Call of the North, starring Robert Edeson
  • April 18 – Cabiria, directed by Giovanni Pastrone. Not the first dolly moving camera shot, but it may be the first dolly moving camera shot in a feature film. A blockbuster feature film of 1914.
  • February 8 – Gertie the Dinosaur, an animated film that incorporated many cinematic innovations
  • December 28 – The Exploits of Elaine, serial, starring Pearl White
  • October 14 – His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, starring Mildred Harris
  • December 28 – A Study in Scarlet, directed by George Pearson
  • January 22 – Absinthe American silent drama film starring King Baggot and Leah Baird and directed by Herbert Brenon
  • May – Mr. Barnes of New York
  • January – The House of Bondage a lost 1914 silent film drama directed by Pierce Kingsley and starring Lottie Pickford.
  • December 14 – The Last Egyptian
  • March 5 – Child of the Big City
  • September 28 – The Magic Cloak of Oz, starring Mildred Harris
  • November 9 – The Man from Home
  • February 2 – Making a Living the first film starring Charlie Chaplin.
  • November 13 – Ayastefanostaki Rus Abidesinin Yıkılısı, directed by Fuat Uzkınay, considered to be the first Turkish movie – Ottoman Empire
  • February 9 – Mabels Strange Predicament, starring Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin
  • October 22 – Whats His Name, starring Max Figman
  • November 19 – Lifes Shop Window, first film produced by William Foxs Box Office Attractions Company, the forerunner to Fox Film
  • February 7 – Kid Auto Races at Venice, starring Charlie Chaplin
                                     

2. Births

  • February 17 – Arthur Kennedy, actor died 1990
  • November 8 – Norman Lloyd, actor
  • August 14 – Andrea Leeds, actress died 1984
  • January 6 – Danny Thomas, singer, actor, comedian died 1991
  • June 21 – Wensley Pithey, character actor died 1993
  • January 30 – John Ireland, actor died 1992
  • July 23 - Julie Mitchum, actress died 2003
  • September 27 – Sophie Sooaar, Estonian actress and singer d. 1996
  • August 31 – Richard Basehart, actor died 1984
  • September 12 – Desmond Llewelyn, actor died 1999
  • April 2 – Alec Guinness, actor died 2000
  • January 14 – Harold Russell, actor died 2002
  • August 2 – Beatrice Straight, actress died 2001
  • October 30 – Anna Wing, actress died 2013
  • Amelia Bence, actress died 2016
  • July 29 – Irwin Corey, comedian died 2017
  • June 18 – E. G. Marshall, actor died 1998
  • March 3 – Charlotte Henry, actress died 1980
  • November 13
  • February 26 – Robert Alda, actor died 1986
  • January 5 – George Reeves, actor died 1959
  • Henri Langlois, film preservationist died 1977
  • November 9 – Hedy Lamarr, actress died 2000
  • February 21 – Zachary Scott, actor died 1965
  • March 2 – Martin Ritt, director died 1990
  • September 20 – Kenneth More English actor died 1982
  • May 5 – Tyrone Power, actor died 1958
  • July 31 – Louis de Funes, actor died 1983
  • April 4 – Richard Coogan, actor died 2014
  • February 3 – Mary Carlisle, actress died 2018
  • April 16 – John Hodiak, actor died 1955
  • Alberto Lattuada, director died 2005
  • September 10 – Robert Wise, director died 2005
  • May 24 – Lilli Palmer, actress died 1986
  • October 26 – Jackie Coogan, actor died 1984
  • June 7 – Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, director died 1987
  • November 23 – Roger Avon, British film and television actor died 1998
  • December 26 – Richard Widmark, actor died 2008
  • December 30 – Jo Van Fleet, actress died 1996
  • December 13 – Larry Parks, actor died 1975
  • December 10 – Dorothy Lamour, actress died 1996
                                     

3. Deaths

  • Owen Carter, American cinematographer died while trying to save Grace McHugh, Across the Border
  • July 1
  • January 9 – Gladys Rankin, American actress as Mrs. Sidney Drew; writer as George Cameron
  • June 19 – Brandon Thomas, 65, British writer, Charleys Aunt
  • Grace McHugh, American actress died while filming the movie Across the Border
  • January 11 – William A. Russell, 35, American actor
  • March 25 – Frederic Mistral, 83, French writer, Mireille
  • November 14 – Stellan Rye, 34, Danish film director, Dur Verfuhrte, Evinrude, The Student of Prague
  • August 22 – David Davie Shelby, 66, actor.
  • October 24 – Gustav Wied, 56, Danish playwright and novelist
  • August 21 – Charles J. Hite, 38, President and CEO of Thanhouser Film Corporation
                                     

4. Film debuts

  • Emil Jannings – Passionels Tagebuch
  • Constance Talmadge – Buddys First Call short
  • Musidora – Sainte-Odile short
  • Tyrone Power, Sr. – Aristocracy as Tyrone Power
  • Gaby Deslys – La remplacante short
  • Milton Sills – The Pit 1914 film
  • Sam De Grasse – Texas Bills Last Ride short
  • Cecil B. DeMille – director, The Squaw Man
  • Pola Negri – Slave of Passion, Slave of Vice
  • Gloria Swanson – The Song of the Soul short unconfirmed
  • Milton Berle at 6 years old – Bunnys Little Brother short, uncredited
  • John Barrymore – An American Citizen
  • Beatriz Michelena – Salomy Jane
  • Henrietta Crosman – The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch
  • Rudolph Valentino – The Battle of the Sexes uncredited
  • Charlie Chaplin – writer, Kid Auto Races at Venice short uncredited; actor, Making a Living short; director, Twenty Minutes of Love short unconfirmed
  • Marguerite Clark – Wildflower
  • Oliver Hardy – Outwitting Dad short as O. N. Hardy
  • Sessue Hayakawa – O Mimi San short
  • Adolphe Menjou – The Acid Test short uncredited
  • Hazel Dawn – One of Our Girls
  • H. B. Warner – The Lost Paradise
  • Ethel Barrymore – The Nightingale
  • Thomas Meighan – Danny Donovan, the Gentleman Cracksman short
  • Theda Bara – The Stain as Theodosia Goodman
  • Dorothy Dalton – Pierre of the Plains