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The year 1912 in film involved some significant events.
- Mack Sennett, who had previously worked as an actor and comedy director with D.W. Griffith, formed a new company with New York City entrepreneur Adam Kessel called Keystone Studios. It would play an important role in developing slapstick comedy as the home to the Keystone Cops, English actor Charlie Chaplin, and others.
- July 26 - Edison Studios releases What Happened to Mary?, the first ever motion picture serial.
- October 31 - The Musketeers of Pig Alley, directed by D.W. Griffith, debuts as the first gangster film.
- Edison introduces the Home Kinetoscope, a home film-projector which uses a 22 mm print consisting of three rows of frames.
- Pathe releases Pathe Kok, their first entry into the amateur market, with a gauge of 28 mm.
- Alexander F. Victor improves on the 17.5 mm format with his Duoscope, which uses two center perforations instead of the typical one.
Films released in 1912Edit
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