What was the first movie that had only female characters? In a quiz competition that question was asked and I didn't know its answer. Although the question was for Bollywood but here my question is for both Hollywood and Bollywood.

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    Is the statement "both Hollywood and Bollywood" supposed to be generalizing to all movies from everywhere or indeed meant to limit it to Hollywood and Bollywood movies only?
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 12:05
  • I got the answer for Hollywood movies, but I also wants to know about Bollywood which is more important for me. @Walt
    – afzalex
    Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 13:31
  • You need more parameters. Without parameters, I'm would go with "Woman Getting Into Bed" 1887, or something similar by Eadward Muybridge. You can watch some of his work on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=K6N2_82R90s
    – moviegique
    Commented Jan 1, 2019 at 1:51

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Mädchen in Uniform from 1931 about a girls boarding school must be a serious contender. From Wiki:

The film was groundbreaking in a number of ways: firstly for its all-female cast; secondly for its sympathetic portrayal of lesbian "pedagogical eros" (see Gustav Wyneken) and homoeroticism [...] and thirdly for its co-operative and profit-sharing financial arrangements (although in practice these ultimately failed).

The Women is another 30s film (1939) with an all-female cast:

Throughout The Women, not a single male is seen — although the males are much talked about, and the central theme is the women's relationships with them.


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