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The year 1950 in film involved some significant events.

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Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1950 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1950
RankTitleDistributorDomestic rentals
1 Samson and Delilah Paramount $9,000,000 [1]
2 King Solomon's Mines MGM $5,047,000 [2]
3 Annie Get Your Gun $4,708,000 [2]
4 Cheaper by the Dozen 20th Century Fox $4,425,000 [3]
5 Cinderella RKO/Walt Disney $4,275,000 [4]
6 Born Yesterday Columbia $4,100,000 [5]
7 Father of the Bride MGM$4,036,000 [2]
8 Broken Arrow 20th Century Fox$3,600,000 [6]
9 All About Eve $3,100,000 [6]
10 Three Little Words MGM$3,019,000 [2]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 8th Golden Globe Awards
February 28, 1951
23rd Academy Awards
March 29, 1951
DramaComedy or Musical
Best Film Sunset Boulevard All About Eve
Best Director Billy Wilder
Sunset Boulevard
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve
Best Actor José Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac
Fred Astaire
Three Little Words
José Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac
Best Actress Gloria Swanson
Sunset Boulevard
Judy Holliday
Born Yesterday
Judy Holliday
Born Yesterday
Best Supporting Actor Edmund Gwenn
Mister 880
George Sanders
All About Eve
Best Supporting Actress Josephine Hull
Harvey
Best Screenplay, Adapted Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve
Best Screenplay, Original Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D. M. Marshman Jr.
Sunset Boulevard

Top ten money making stars

RankActor/Actress
1. John Wayne
2. Bob Hope
3. Bing Crosby
4. Betty Grable
5. James Stewart
6. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
7. Clifton Webb
8. Esther Williams
9. Spencer Tracy
10. Randolph Scott

Notable films released in 1950

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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', Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Los Angeles
  3. "All-Time Top Grosses". Variety. January 4, 1961. p. 49. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  4. "All-Time Top Grossers". Variety. January 13, 1954. p. 10. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  5. Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp.  358–359. ISBN   978-1-903364-66-6.
  6. 1 2 "Top 20 Films of 1950 by Domestic Revenue". boxofficereport.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15.
  7. "Robbie Coltrane obituary". the Guardian. 14 October 2022. Retrieved 15 October 2022.