ⓘ 1906 in film

                                     

ⓘ 1906 in film

  • Carl Laemmle opens one of the first movie theaters in Chicago.
  • December 26 – The worlds first feature film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, is released.
                                     

1. Films released in 1906

  • A Lively Quarter-Day, directed by J.H. Martin
  • The? Motorist, directed by Walter R. Booth
  • A Winter Straw Ride, directed by Edwin S. Porter
  • Three American Beauties, directed by Edwin S. Porter
  • The Merry Frolics of Satan, directed by Georges Melies
  • Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, directed by J. Stuart Blackton
  • The Scheming Gamblers Paradise, directed by Georges Melies
  • Aladdin, of the Marvelous Lamp, directed by Ferdinand Zecca
  • The Story of the Kelly Gang, directed by Charles Tait. First feature film to tell a story in cinema. All feature films earlier than this are boxing title matches.
  • Solser en Hesse, directed by M.H. Ladde
  • Dream of a Rarebit Fiend, directed by Edwin S. Porter
  • A Trip Down Market Street, directed by the Miles Brothers
  • Whitsuntide Fair At Preston, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
  • The Mysterious Retort, directed by Georges Melies
  • The Automobile Thieves, directed by J. Stuart Blackton
  • A Visit To Peek Frean and Cos Biscuit Works
  • The Gans-Nelson Contest
  • Magic Rose, directed by Segundo de Chomon
  • The Hilarious Poster, directed by Georges Melies
  • San Francisco: Aftermath Of Earthquake, directed by Robert K. Bonine
                                     

2. Births

  • April 22 – Eddie Albert, actor d. 2005
  • February 7 – Colette Darfeuil, actress d. 1998
  • May 1 – Josephine Dunn, actress d. 1983
  • January 14 – William Bendix, actor d. 1964
  • May 8 – Roberto Rossellini, film director d. 1977
  • February 5 – John Carradine, actor d. 1988
  • May 30 – Lyda Roberti, actress d. 1938
  • Joan Hickson, actress d. 1998
  • June 26 – Alberto Rabagliati, singer, actor d. 1974
  • May 3 – Mary Astor, actress d. 1987
  • August 5
  • February 21 – Jeanne Aubert, actress, singer d. 1988
  • March 19 – Roy Roberts, actor d. 1975
  • June 4 – Vinton Hayworth, American actor, playwright and screenwriter d. 1970
  • March 6 – Lou Costello, comedian, actor d. 1959
  • March 1 – Camilla Spira, actress d. 1997
  • July 3 – George Sanders, actor d. 1972
  • February 17 – Mary Brian, actress d. 2002
  • May 21 – Lola Lane, singer, actress d. 1981
  • February 10 – Lon Chaney, Jr., actor d. 1973
  • April 26 – Renate Muller, actress d. 1937
  • February 26 – Madeleine Carroll, actress d. 1987
  • May 19 – Bruce Bennett, actor d. 2007
  • John Huston, director, actor d. 1987
  • June 22 – Billy Wilder, director, screenwriter d. 2002
  • December 27 – Oscar Levant, composer, screenwriter, actor d. 1972
  • December 25 – Lew Grade, producer d. 1998
  • September 4 – Dita Parlo, actress d. 1971
  • November 14 – Louise Brooks, actress d. 1985
  • August 30 – Joan Blondell, actress d. 1979
  • October 6 – Janet Gaynor, actress d. 1984
  • November 2 – Luchino Visconti, Italian director d. 1976
  • September 15 – Jacques Becker, director d. 1960
  • December 30 – Carol Reed, director d. 1976
  • December 6 – Onest Conley, actor d. 1989
  • August 9 – Dorothy Jordan, actress d. 1988
  • August 29 – Lurene Tuttle, actress d. 1986