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The following is an overview of 1930 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

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Top-grossing films

The top ten 1930 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1930
RankTitleStudioBox office gross rental
1 Whoopee! United Artists/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $2,655,000 [1]
2 Check and Double Check RKO Radio Pictures $1,751,000 [2]
3 All Quiet on the Western Front Universal Pictures $1,634,000 [2]
4 Hell's Angels United Artists$1,600,000 [3]
5 The Big House Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,300,000 [4]
6 Common Clay Fox Film Corporation $1,246,000 [2]
7 Min and Bill Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer$1,223,000 [4]
8 Song o' My Heart Fox Film Corporation$1,200,000 [5]
9 Son of the Gods Warner Bros. $1,069,000 [6]
10 Animal Crackers Paramount Pictures $1,050,000 [2]

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Notable films released in 1930

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Wallace Beery American actor

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery was an American film and stage actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill (1930) opposite Marie Dressler, as Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934), as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa! (1934), and his titular role in The Champ (1931), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Beery appeared in some 250 films during a 36-year career. His contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer stipulated in 1932 that he would be paid $1 more than any other contract player at the studio. This made Beery the highest-paid film actor in the world during the early 1930s. He was the brother of actor Noah Beery Sr. and uncle of actor Noah Beery Jr.

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The year 1940 in film involved some significant events, including the premieres of the Walt Disney films Pinocchio and Fantasia.

The year 1939 in film is widely considered one of the most outstanding years ever, when it comes to the high quality and high attendance at the large set of the best films that premiered in the year.

The year 1938 in film involved some significant events.

The year 1937 in film involved some significant events, including the Walt Disney production of the first American full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The following is an overview of 1936 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

The cinema releases of 1935 were highly representative of the early Golden Age period of Hollywood. This period was punctuated by performances from Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and the first teaming of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. A significant number of productions also originated in the UK film industry. It was also a period notable in Soviet Russia for the increasing amount of state control exercised over their film industry.

The following is an overview of 1934 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1933 in film, including significant events, a list of films released, and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1932 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1931 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1929 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1928 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths. Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent.

The following is an overview of 1927 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1926 in film, including significant events, a list of films released, and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1925 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1923 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

The following is an overview of 1922 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

1917 in film was a particularly fruitful year for the art form, and is often cited as one of the years in the decade which contributed to the medium the most, along with 1913. Secondarily the year saw a limited global embrace of narrative film-making and featured innovative techniques such as continuity cutting. Primarily, the year is an American landmark, as 1917 is the first year where the narrative and visual style is typified as "Classical Hollywood".

References

  1. Jones, Lon (March 4, 1944). "Which Cinema Films Have Earned the Most Money Since 1914?". The Argus . Melbourne. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Weekend magazine. Retrieved August 6, 2012 via National Library of Australia.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety . October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  3. Eyman, Scott (1997). The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930. ISBN   978-0-6848-1162-8. Hell's Angels was a financial disaster, grossing $1.6 million domestically, with another million coming in from foreign markets.
  4. 1 2 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles, California: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  5. Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp.  356–357. ISBN   978-1-903364-66-6.
  6. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 10 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  7. "Fox Controversy is Settled". The Film Daily . April 7, 1930. p. 1. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  8. "The Fox Reorganization". Variety . April 9, 1930. p. 3. Retrieved May 8, 2018.