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The History of Cinema: 1922

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

Austria - Denmark

     
   

Haxan (Denmark, 1922)

     
     
   

Austria

     
   

Listo F., Schönbrunner, Astoria, and Dreamland studios all open. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Bulgaria

     
  22/12 -

Nikolai Larine’s Pod Staroto Nebe, the first feature-length Bulgarian film, premieres at the Theatre Moderne in Sofia. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Canada

     
   

– The Allen Theatres cinema chain, the largest in Canada, is acquired by Famous Players. [ADD]

     
     
     
    China
     
    Zhang Shichuan
     
  31/3 -

Inspired by the antics of American comics Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, Zhang Shichuan’s newly created Mingxing production company begins work on three comedy films. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Colombia

     
   

– Colombia’s first feature film, Maria, is released.   It is directed by Alfredo del Diestro and Maximo Calvo Olmeda. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Czechoslovakia

     
  7/4 -

Karl Anton’s first film, Cikani, inspired by the life of bohemian poet Karel H. Macha, is released. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Denmark

     
  7/2 -

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Die Gezeichneten premieres in Copenhagen.   The film was shot in Germany and stars Polina Piekovska and Vladimir Gadjarov. [ADD]

     
    Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
     
  18/9 -

Premiere of Benjamin Christiansen’s Haxan (Witchcraft Through the Ages) after three years in the making. [ADD]

 
     
     
     
     
   

Other Key Films of 1922

     
     
    Austria
     
    Sodom and Gomorrah (1922)
   
   

Sodom and Gomorrah (Michael Curtiz) [ADD]

     
     
     
    France
     
    Germany-Gt. Britain
     
    Hungary-USSR
     
    USA: January - June
     
    USA: July - December
     
     
     

 

1921

1922: France

1922: Germany - Gt. Britain

1922: Hungary - USSR

1922: USA January - June

1922: USA July - December

1923

 

 

 

 

 

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