1933 in film

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

List of years in film (table)
In television
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

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

Highest-grossing films of 1933
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Roman Scandals United Artists $2,400,000[1]
2 I'm No Angel Paramount Pictures $2,300,000[1]
3 Gold Diggers of 1933 Warner Bros. $2,202,000[2]
4 She Done Him Wrong Paramount Pictures $2,200,000[1]
5 Tugboat Annie Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,917,000[3]
6 State Fair Fox Film Corporation $1,800,000[1]
7 Footlight Parade Warner Bros. $1,601,000[2]
8 Cavalcade Fox Film Corporation $1,500,000[1]
9 Dancing Lady Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,490,000[3]
10 42nd Street Warner Bros. $1,438,000[2]

EventsEdit

The Film Daily Yearbook listed the following as the ten leading news events of the year in North America.[4]

Other notable events include:

Academy AwardsEdit

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 releasesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ a b c Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15.
  3. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study
  4. ^ "The Ten Leading News Events". Film Daily Year Book (1934). p. 33.
  5. ^ a b "The Year in Pictures". Variety. January 2, 1934. p. 3. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  6. ^ King Kong at the American Film Institute Catalog
  7. ^ "The "Drive-in" Movie" (PDF). Electronics. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. 6 (8): 209. August 1933. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
  8. ^ Hofler, Robert (October 28, 2008). "Depression Doesn't Stop Daily Variety". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "British Film Institute - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  10. ^ Variety, Wednesday 1 August 1933, page 14 (retrieved 28 May 2018) – Film Reviews page – This Is America (review)