1923 Timelines: 1920 to 1929

The German director, Ernst Lubitsch, has come to Hollywood to pursue his career. His first film, produced by Mary Pickford, is “Rosita”.

 

Significant Films:

Universal releases, The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, starring Lon Chaney.

Cecil B. DeMille’s, “The Ten Commandments”, is released. It is two and a half hours long, and cost $1.5 million.

 

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