1937 in film

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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 .

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Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1937 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1937
RankTitleStudioBox-office gross rental
1 Saratoga Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,432,000 [1]
2 Maytime $2,183,000 [2]
3 The Good Earth $2,002,000 [1]
4 Stella Dallas United Artists/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $2,000,000 [3]
5 Broadway Melody of 1938 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer$1,889,000 [1]
6 A Star Is Born United Artists/Selznick International Pictures $1,800,000 [3]
7 Captains Courageous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer$1,688,000 [1]
8 Lost Horizon Columbia Pictures $1,683,000 [3]
9 A Day at the Races Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer$1,600,000 [1]
10 Thin Ice 20th Century Fox $1,590,000 [3]

Events

Academy Awards

Top ten money-making stars

RankActor/Actress
1. Shirley Temple
2. Clark Gable
3. Robert Taylor
4. Bing Crosby
5. William Powell
6. Jane Withers
7. (tie) Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
8. Sonja Henie
9. Gary Cooper
10. Myrna Loy

1937 film releases

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1937

United States unless stated.

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T–V

W–Z

Serials

Comedy film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Debuts

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. Turk, Edward Baron "Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald" (University of California Press, 1998)
  3. 1 2 3 4 "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety . October 15, 1990.
  4. First Actor to Portray Sherlock Holmes on TV; Guinness World Records online; retrieved November 2016