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Year by Year Polls: 1924 (RESULTS)

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Year by Year Polls: 1924 (RESULTS)

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ICM Forum's Favorite Films from 1924


There were 38 voters and 86 different films voted for in this poll. The table below shows all films that received at least 21 points.

Rank Title AKA Director Points Received Number of Ballots Number of IMDb Votes Link
1 Der letzte Mann The Last Laugh F.W. Murnau 379.0 35 14221 :imdb:
2 Sherlock Jr. Buster Keaton 356.0 34 50519 :imdb:
3 Die Nibelungen: Siegfried Fritz Lang 344.0 29 6003 :imdb:
4 Greed Erich von Stroheim 307.0 27 10116 :imdb:
5 Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge Fritz Lang 286.0 26 4585 :imdb:
6 The Thief of Bagdad Raoul Walsh 254.0 22 6347 :imdb:
7 The Navigator Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton 193.0 28 10140 :imdb:
8 He Who Gets Slapped Victor Sjöström 191.0 20 3897 :imdb:
9 Girl Shy Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor 187.0 23 3465 :imdb:
10 L'inhumaine The Inhuman Woman Marcel L'Herbier 184.0 17 928 :imdb:
11 Orlacs Hände The Hands of Orlac Robert Wiene 162.5 21 3041 :imdb:
12 The Iron Horse John Ford 139.0 18 2241 :imdb:
13 Michael Carl Theodor Dreyer 130.0 15 1890 :imdb:
14 Entr'acte René Clair 123.0 16 3983 :imdb:
15 Gösta Berlings saga The Saga of Gösta Berling Mauritz Stiller 120.5 15 1296 :imdb:
16 Hot Water Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor 112.0 13 1458 :imdb:
17 The Great White Silence Herbert G. Ponting 108.5 11 1363 :imdb:
18 Ballet mécanique Dudley Murphy, Fernand Léger 93.0 10 3075 :imdb:
19 Symphonie diagonale Viking Eggeling 91.0 12 1399 :imdb:
20 The Marriage Circle Ernst Lubitsch 75.0 8 1336 :imdb:
21 L'hirondelle et la mésange The Swallow and the Titmouse André Antoine 63.0 5 210 :imdb:
22 Aelita Aelita: Queen of Mars Yakov Protazanov 59.0 8 2680 :imdb:
23 Das Wachsfigurenkabinett Waxworks Paul Leni, Leo Birinsky 50.5 12 2126 :imdb:
24 Peter Pan Herbert Brenon 49.0 9 1103 :imdb:
25 Kinoglaz Kino Eye Dziga Vertov 46.0 9 1106 :imdb:
26 Isn't Life Wonderful D.W. Griffith 42.0 6 374 :imdb:
27 Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks Lev Kuleshov 40.0 6 1031 :imdb:
28 The Sea Hawk Frank Lloyd 33.0 5 558 :imdb:
29 The Red Lily Fred Niblo 31.0 3 486 :imdb:
30 L'inondation The Flood Louis Delluc 30.0 2 64 :imdb:
31 La belle Nivernaise Jean Epstein 27.5 5 139 :imdb:
32 Nju - Eine unverstandene Frau Husbands or Lovers Paul Czinner 27.0 3 95 :imdb:
33 Le lion des Mogols The Lion of the Moguls Jean Epstein 26.0 3 153 :imdb:
34 Kean Edmund Kean: Prince Among Lovers Alexandre Volkoff 24.0 3 177 :imdb:
34 Beau Brummel Harry Beaumont 24.0 2 473 :imdb:
34 Opus III Walter Ruttmann 24.0 2 388 :imdb:
34 Wild Oranges King Vidor 24.0 2 538 :imdb:
38 Le miracle des loups Miracle of the Wolves Raymond Bernard 23.0 4 91 :imdb:
38 Die Finanzen des Großherzogs Finances of the Grand Duke F.W. Murnau 23.0 3 911 :imdb:
40 La galerie des monstres Jaque Catelain 22.0 3 105 :imdb:
41 Helena Manfred Noa 21.0 2 116 :imdb:


Films that received 1st-place votes
(ranked in order of number of first-place votes received, then by total points received)

6 - Sherlock Jr. – gromit82, jeff_v, joachimt, monclivie, murnaunosferatu, Mysterious Dude
6 - Die Nibelungen: Siegfried – airdolll, Gordon_Gekko, Leopardi, Lonewolf2003, Minkin, prodigalgodson
5 - Greed – DudeLanez, Good_Will_Harding, OldAle1, Opio, Y U M E
3 - Der letzte Mann – 1SO, Caracortada, PUNQ
3 - The Thief of Bagdad – gunnar, insomnius, peeptoad
3 - Michael – beavis, lineuphere, PopperTheKungFu-Dragon
2 - L’inhumaine – hurluberlu, sol
2 - The Great White Silence – Fergenaprido, klaus78
1 - Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache – St. Gloede
1 - He Who Gets Slapped - Traveller
1 - Orlacs Hände - maxwelldeux
1 - The Iron Horse – Rufus-T
1 - The Marriage Circle - MoTH
1 - Wild Oranges – Angel Glez
1 - North of 50-50 (Len Powers) – Perception de Ambiguity (1 ballot, 20 points)
1 - Conductor 1492 (Frank Griffin, Charles Hines) – 3eyes (1 ballot, 7 points)

Every voter had a first-place vote this time, although I should note that prodigalgodson inquired about having a tie vote for first place between Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache. If that had been allowed (my spreadsheet doesn’t accommodate that), Siegfried would have lost half a point, Kriemhilds Rache would have gained half a point, and none of the rankings would have changed.

From the predecessor poll

On the IMDb Classic Film board, a version of this poll for 1924 was conducted in 2010.
The top 23 films that time around were:

01. The Last Laugh (Der letzte Mann) … F.W. Murnau (this time: 1)
02. Sherlock, Jr. … Buster Keaton (2)
03. The Navigator … Keaton & Crisp (7)
04. Greed … Erich von Stroheim (4)
05. The Thief of Bagdad … Raoul Walsh (6)
06. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried … Fritz Lang (3)
07. Girl Shy … Newmeyer & Taylor (9)
08. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge … Fritz Lang (5)
09. The Marriage Circle … Ernst Lubitsch (20)
10. He Who Gets Slapped … Victor Sjostrom (8)
11. Entr’acte (short) … Rene Clair (14)
12. Michael/Chained … Carl Theodor Dreyer (13)
13. Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) … Brinsky & Leni (23)
14. Aelita: Queen of Mars … Yakov Protazanov (22)
15. The Iron Horse … Charles Kenyon, et al. (12)
16. The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks … Lev Kuleshov (27)
17. Peter Pan … Herbert Brenon (24)
18. Hot Water … Newmeyer & Taylor (16)
19. The Saga of Gosta Berling (Gosta Berlings Saga) … Mauritz Stiller (15)
20. The Red Lily … Fred Niblo (29)
21. Ballet Mecanique (short) … Leger & Murphy (18)
22. The Hands of Orlac (Orlacs Hande) … Robert Wiene (11)
23. Symphonie diaganale (short) … Viking Eggeling (19)

And the awards go to …

None of the awards I normally cover in this section had been established yet. The most significant film award of this era may have been the Photoplay Award, which gave its top honor for the year to The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (directed by Phil Rosen); only incomplete prints of that film survive, and it received no votes here.

Shorts
The following films under 45 minutes long made the main list:

14. Entr’acte
18. Ballet mécanique
19. Symphonie diagonale
34. Opus III

Your mileage may vary
The following titles are well-known by current standards for 1924 films (over 200 votes) and reasonably well-liked (average rating of 7.0 or higher) by IMDb users, but they didn't make a big impression here:

The Epic of Everest (over 600 votes, 1 ballot, 14 points)
Captain January (over 200 votes, no ballots)

The next poll will be for 1941, followed by 1992 and 1931.
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The results can be found as a list at:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... /gromit82/

A list of all films receiving votes can be found at:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls566778898/

Every ballot had a list of URLs, and no ineligible films were voted for.
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Thanks for result gromit. I came across some good first viewing for this poll. Wish I had time to see few more. The Last Laugh certainly was a great movie. Amazingly, hardly any intertitles. I should start the 1941 poll sometime next week.
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Thanks for pulling this gromit !
I am somehow disappointed by the rank of L’Inhumaine as it showed up high on many lists but I guess some of these lists were too short to make a real difference.
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Surprised that The Last Laugh came out on top, but I guess I shouldn't be since it won the last poll. It got the last laugh indeed. Seriously impressive that the top 2 films appeared on almost every single ballot. Either they're the best of the best ever, or they're the lowest common denominator that everyone saw and voted for.

If we ever get around to doing this poll again a decade from now, I hope to have a full ballot by then. Most of the usual suspects at the top don't interest me that much, but some of the lower ones do. Just discovered yesterday that The Marriage Circle is leaving Mubi in a few days; wish I'd noticed that sooner as I would have prioritized it.
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