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The First Color Movies

A list of the first color movies, with pictures where possible. Color movies first appeared as early as 1903. Today, most films use virtually the same processes for color. In the early days, however, various systems were used, including different film stocks, techniques, cameras, etc. The rules of cinematography and film development had yet to be written as no standards had yet been set. In 1935 the Technicolor 3 step process (Process 4) was introduced and the major studios set it as the standard. Since then, even more advanced color techniques have been invented.
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    Lon Chaney, Wallace Beery, Raymond McKee Coloring Process: Handschiegl Color Process

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    Adventure Girl Coloring Process: Hand colored

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    John Wayne, Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Bali the Unknown Coloring Process: Prizma

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno, Creighton Hale Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Bride of the Regiment

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    Frank McHugh, Noah Beery, Sr., Frank Fay Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Evelyn Brent, Glenn Tryon Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Ramon Novarro, Renée Adorée, Ernest Torrence Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Sienna Miller, Heath Ledger, Natalie Dormer Coloring Process: Pathéchrome

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    Jack Benny, Bessie Love, Marie Dressler Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Court-Martial

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    Ruth Roland, Albert Morrison Coloring Process: Natural Color

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    Gérard Depardieu, Ludivine Sagnier, Vincent Pérez Coloring Process: Pathéchrome

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    Lewis Stone, Alma Rubens, Irene Rich Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Virginia Cherrill Coloring Process: Multicolor

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    Bebe Daniels, Bert Wheeler, Bill Robinson Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Donald Calthrop Coloring Process: Pathéchrome

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    Edna May Oliver, Rochelle Hudson, Hal Clement Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    William Gaxton, John Halliday, Chic Johnson Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Heinie Conklin, George O'Brien, Olive Borden Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Flames of Passion Coloring Process: Prizma

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    Thelma Todd, Eugene Pallette, Buddy Rogers Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Erich von Stroheim, Mae Busch, Dale Fuller Coloring Process: Hand coloring

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    Fredric March, Colleen Moore, Edward Martindel

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    Sue Carol, Stepin Fetchit, Dixie Lee Coloring Process: Multicolor

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    John Barrymore, Armida, Marian Nixon Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeii Coloring Process: Pathéchrome

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    Irving Berlin, Johnny Weissmuller, Eddie Cantor Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    George Raft, Nick Lucas, Winnie Lightner Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Noah Beery, Sr., Lupino Lane, Marion Byron Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards, Penny Singleton Coloring Process: Multicolor

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    Harmony Heaven Coloring Process: Pathéchrome

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    Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall Coloring Process: Multicolor

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    Bebe Daniels, Ernest Torrence, Noah Beery, Sr. Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    His First Command Coloring Process: Multicolor

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    Ronald Colman, Blanche Sweet

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    Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Alan King Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Joe E. Brown, Georges Carpentier, Edmund Breese Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    I Pagliacci Coloring Process: Prizma

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    Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Penny Singleton Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Ramon Novarro, Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton Coloring Process: Handschiegl Color Process

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    Bing Crosby, Paul Whiteman, John Boles

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    Loretta Young, Sidney Blackmer, David Manners

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    Walter Pidgeon, Edward Everett Horton, Frank McHugh Coloring Process: Technicolor

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    Kliou the Killer

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