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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The year 1944 in film involved some significant events, including the wholesome, award-winning Going My Way plus popular murder mysteries such as Double Indemnity, Gaslight and Laura.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1944 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1944
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Going My Way Paramount Pictures $6,500,000[1]
2 Meet Me in St. Louis Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $5,016,000[2]
3 Since You Went Away United Artists/Selznick International Pictures $4,900,000[1]
4 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,297,000[2]
5 The White Cliffs of Dover $4,045,000[2]
6 A Guy Named Joe $3,970,000[2]
7 Hollywood Canteen Warner Bros. $3,831,000[3]
8 To Have and Have Not $3,652,000[3]
9 Frenchman's Creek Paramount Pictures $3,500,000[4]
10 Up in Arms RKO Radio Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $3,334,000[4]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 2nd Golden Globe Awards
January 20, 1945
17th Academy Awards
March 15, 1945
Best Film Going My Way
Best Director Leo McCarey
Going My Way
Best Actor Alexander Knox
Wilson
Bing Crosby
Going My Way
Best Actress Ingrid Bergman
Gaslight
Best Supporting Actor Barry Fitzgerald
Going My Way
Best Supporting Actress Agnes Moorehead
Mrs. Parkington
Ethel Barrymore
None but the Lonely Heart

Top Ten Money Making Stars

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Gary Cooper
3. Bob Hope
4. Betty Grable
5. Spencer Tracy
6. Greer Garson
7. Humphrey Bogart
8. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
9. Cary Grant
10. Bette Davis

1944 film releases

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1944

United States unless stated

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

U

W

Y

Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Film Debuts

References

  1. ^ a b Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ a b c d The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. ^ a b Glancy, H. Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921-51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 15 (1): 64. doi:10.1080/01439689500260031.
  4. ^ a b "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M162 to 166.
  5. ^ Michael D. Gambone, The Greatest Generation Comes Home: The Veteran in American Society, Texas A&M University Press, 2005 p 152
  6. ^ "Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer dies aged 75". BBC News. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
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