1933 in film

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

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Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1933 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1933
RankTitleStudioBox office gross rental
1 Roman Scandals United Artists/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $2,443,000 [1]
2 I'm No Angel Paramount Pictures $2,250,000 [1]
3 Gold Diggers of 1933 Warner Bros. $2,202,000 [2]
4 She Done Him Wrong Paramount Pictures$2,200,000 [3]
5 Tugboat Annie Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,917,000 [4]
6 Footlight Parade Warner Bros.$1,601,000 [2]
7 Dancing Lady Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer$1,490,000 [4]
8 42nd Street Warner Bros.$1,438,000 [2]
9 Dinner at Eight Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer$1,398,000 [4]
10 Little Women RKO Radio Pictures $1,337,000 [5]

Events

The Film Daily Yearbook listed the following as the ten leading news events of the year in North America. [6]

Other notable events include:

Academy Awards

The 6th Academy Awards were held on March 16, 1934, at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. They were hosted by Will Rogers and Rogers also presented all of the awards. This was the last time that the Oscars' eligibility period was spread over two different calendar years, creating the longest time frame for which films could be nominated: the seventeen months from August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933.

Most nominations: Cavalcade (Fox Film); A Farewell to Arms (Paramount Pictures) and Lady for a Day (Columbia Pictures) – 4

Major awards:

Most Awards: Cavalcade – 3 (Outstanding Production; Best Director; Best Art Direction)

1933 film releases

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Notable films released in 1933

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References

  1. 1 2 "WHICH CINEMA FILMS HAVE EARNED THE MOST MONEY SINCE 1914?". The Argus . Melbourne. 4 March 1944. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Weekend magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2012 via National Library of Australia.
  2. 1 2 3 Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15.
  3. Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp.  356–357. ISBN   978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. 1 2 3 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study
  5. "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety . October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  6. "The Ten Leading News Events". Film Daily Year Book (1934). p. 33.
  7. 1 2 "The Year in Pictures". Variety . January 2, 1934. p. 3. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  8. King Kong at the American Film Institute Catalog
  9. "ABS-CBN News". news.abs-cbn.com/. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  10. "The "Drive-in" Movie" (PDF). Electronics. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. 6 (8): 209. August 1933. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
  11. Hofler, Robert (October 28, 2008). "Depression Doesn't Stop Daily Variety". Variety . Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  12. "About Philippines" (PDF). aboutphilippines.org/. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
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  15. Variety, Wednesday 1 August 1933, page 14 (retrieved 28 May 2018) – Film Reviews page – This Is America (review)