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The First Color Movies  

Drake Bird
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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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A Blind Bargain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The First Color Movies
Lon Chaney, Wallace Beery, Raymond McKee
Coloring Process: Handschiegl Color Process
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Adventure Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The First Color Movies
Adventure Girl
Coloring Process: Hand colored
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Annie Laurie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The First Color Movies
John Wayne, Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Bali the Unknown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The First Color Movies
Bali the Unknown
Coloring Process: Prizma
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Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The First Color Movies
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Beverly of Graustark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The First Color Movies
Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno, Creighton Hale
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Bride of the Regiment is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The First Color Movies
Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Ford Sterling
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Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The First Color Movies
Frank McHugh, Noah Beery, Sr.
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Broadway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The First Color Movies
Evelyn Brent, Glenn Tryon
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Call of the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The First Color Movies
Ramon Novarro, Ernest Torrence, Renée Adorée
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Casanova is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The First Color Movies
Sienna Miller, Heath Ledger, Natalie Dormer
Coloring Process: Pathéchrome
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Chasing Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The First Color Movies
Jack Benny, Bessie Love, Marie Dressler
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Children of Pleasure is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The First Color Movies
Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Court-Martial is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The First Color Movies
Court-Martial
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Cupid Angling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The First Color Movies
Ruth Roland, Albert Morrison
Coloring Process: Natural Color
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Cyrano de Bergerac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The First Color Movies
Gérard Depardieu, Ludivine Sagnier, Vincent Pérez
Coloring Process: Pathéchrome
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Cytherea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The First Color Movies
Constance Bennett, Lewis Stone, Alma Rubens
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Delicious is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The First Color Movies
Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Virginia Cherrill
Coloring Process: Multicolor
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Dixiana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The First Color Movies
Bebe Daniels, Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Doctor X is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The First Color Movies
Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Elstree Calling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The First Color Movies
Donald Calthrop
Coloring Process: Pathéchrome
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Fanny Foley Herself is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The First Color Movies
Edna May Oliver, Rochelle Hudson, Helen Chandler
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Fifty Million Frenchmen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The First Color Movies
William Gaxton, John Halliday, Chic Johnson
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Fig Leaves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The First Color Movies
Olive Borden, Heinie Conklin, George O'Brien
Coloring Process: Technicolor
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Flames of Passion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The First Color Movies
Flames of Passion C. Aubrey Smith, Mae Marsh
Coloring Process: Prizma