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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
A Blind Bargain 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
Annie Laurie 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
Ben-Hur 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
Beverly of Graustark 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
Bride of the Regiment Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Ford Sterling

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Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The First Color Movies
Bright Lights 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
Broadway 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
Call of the Flesh 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
Casanova 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
Chasing Rainbows 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
Children of Pleasure 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

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Cupid Angling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The First Color Movies
Cupid Angling 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
Cyrano de Bergerac 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
Cytherea 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
Delicious 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
Dixiana 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
Doctor X 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
Elstree Calling Donald Calthrop - Coloring Process: Pathéchrome

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Fanny Foley Herself is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The First Color Movies
Fanny Foley Herself 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
Fifty Million Frenchmen 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
Fig Leaves 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

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Follow Thru is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The First Color Movies
Follow Thru Thelma Todd, Eugene Pallette, Buddy Rogers - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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Foolish Wives is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The First Color Movies
Foolish Wives Erich von Stroheim, Mae Busch, Dale Fuller - Coloring Process: Hand coloring

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Footlights and Fools is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The First Color Movies
Footlights and Fools Fredric March, Colleen Moore, nm0179247

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Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The First Color Movies
Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 Sue Carol, Stepin Fetchit, Dixie Lee - Coloring Process: Multicolor

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General Crack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The First Color Movies
General Crack John Barrymore, Armida, Marian Nixon - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The First Color Movies
Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeii Coloring Process: Pathéchrome

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Glorifying the American Girl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The First Color Movies
Glorifying the American Girl Irving Berlin, Johnny Weissmuller, Eddie Cantor - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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Gold Diggers of Broadway is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The First Color Movies
Gold Diggers of Broadway George Raft, Nick Lucas, Winnie Lightner - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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Golden Dawn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The First Color Movies
Golden Dawn Noah Beery, Sr., Lupino Lane - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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Good News is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The First Color Movies
Good News Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards, Penny Singleton - Coloring Process: Multicolor

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Harmony Heaven is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The First Color Movies
Harmony Heaven Jack Raine, Bill Shine, Harry Terry - Coloring Process: Pathéchrome

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Hell's Angels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The First Color Movies
Hell's Angels Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall - Coloring Process: Multicolor

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The Heritage of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The First Color Movies
The Heritage of the Desert Bebe Daniels, Ernest Torrence, Noah Beery - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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His First Command is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The First Color Movies
His First Command Coloring Process: Multicolor

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His Supreme Moment is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The First Color Movies
His Supreme Moment Ronald Colman, Blanche Sweet

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Hit the Deck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The First Color Movies
Hit the Deck Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Walter Pidgeon - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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Hold Everything is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The First Color Movies
Hold Everything Joe E. Brown, Georges Carpentier, Edmund Breese - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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I Pagliacci is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The First Color Movies
I Pagliacci Coloring Process: Prizma

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Irene is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The First Color Movies
Irene Coloring Process: Technicolor

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It's a Great Life is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The First Color Movies
It's a Great Life Penny Singleton - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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Joan the Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The First Color Movies
Joan the Woman Ramon Novarro, Wallace Reid, Tully Marshall - Coloring Process: Handschiegl Color Process

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The King of Jazz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The First Color Movies
King of Jazz Bing Crosby, Paul Whiteman, John Boles

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Kismet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The First Color Movies
Kismet Loretta Young, Sidney Blackmer, David Manners

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Kiss Me Again is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The First Color Movies
Kiss Me Again Walter Pidgeon, Edward Everett Horton, Frank McHugh - Coloring Process: Technicolor

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Kliou the Killer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The First Color Movies