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The year 1949 in film involved some significant events.

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Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1949 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1949
RankTitleStudioDomestic rentals
1 Jolson Sings Again Columbia Pictures $5,000,000 [1]
2 Battleground Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,722,000 [2]
3 I Was a Male War Bride 20th Century Fox $4,100,000 [3]
4 Sands of Iwo Jima Republic Pictures $4,000,000 [3]
5 The Stratton Story Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer$3,831,000 [2]
6 Pinky 20th Century Fox$3,800,000 [4]
7 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College $3,700,000 [4]
8 Neptune's Daughter Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer$3,477,000 [2]
9 Little Women $3,425,000 [2]
10 Sorrowful Jones Paramount Pictures $3,400,000 [4]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 7th Golden Globe Awards
February 23, 1950
22nd Academy Awards
March 23, 1950
Best Film All the King's Men
Best Director Robert Rossen
All the King's Men
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
A Letter to Three Wives
Best Actor Broderick Crawford
All the King's Men
Best Actress Olivia de Havilland
The Heiress
Best Supporting Actor James Whitmore
Battleground
Dean Jagger
Twelve O'Clock High
Best Supporting Actress Mercedes McCambridge
All the King's Men
Best Screenplay, Adapted Robert Pirosh
Battleground
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
A Letter to Three Wives
Best Screenplay, Original Robert Pirosh
Battleground
Best Foreign Language Film Bicycle Thieves

Top ten money making stars

RankActor/Actress
1. Bob Hope
2. Bing Crosby
3. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
4. John Wayne
5. Gary Cooper
6. Cary Grant
7. Betty Grable
8. Esther Williams
9. Humphrey Bogart
10. Clark Gable

Notable films released in 1949

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References

  1. Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp.  356–357. ISBN   978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. 1 2 3 4 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. 1 2 Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp.  358–359. ISBN   978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. 1 2 3 Top 20 Films of 1949 by Domestic Revenue
  5. "Boxoffice Magazine – December 10, 1949, p. 26". Boxoffice . Archived from the original on 2013-08-11.