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
In television
1930
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1933
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1935
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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 Distributor Domestic rentals
1 Roman Scandals United Artists $2,443,000[1]
2 I'm No Angel Paramount $2,250,000[1]
3 Gold Diggers of 1933 Warner Bros. $2,202,000[2]
4 She Done Him Wrong Paramount $2,200,000[3]
5 Tugboat Annie MGM $1,917,000[4]
6 Footlight Parade Warner Bros. $1,601,000[2]
7 Dancing Lady MGM $1,490,000[4]
8 42nd Street Warner Bros. $1,438,000[2]
9 Dinner at Eight MGM $1,398,000[4]
10 Little Women RKO $1,337,000[5]

Events edit

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 edit

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 edit

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Notable films released in 1933 edit

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References edit

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ 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: 55–73. doi:10.1080/01439689500260031.
  3. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b "The Year in Pictures". Variety. January 2, 1934. p. 3. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  8. ^ McGilligan, Patrick (1997). Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0312132476.
  9. ^ King Kong at the American Film Institute Catalog
  10. ^ "ABS-CBN News". news.abs-cbn.com/. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  11. ^ U.S. Patent 1,909,537
  12. ^ "82 years ago today, first U.S. drive-in theater opened in N.J." NJ.com. June 2015. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  13. ^ Hofler, Robert (October 28, 2008). "Depression Doesn't Stop Daily Variety". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "About Philippines" (PDF). aboutphilippines.org/. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  15. ^ "Philippine Movies during the American Occupation". philippinepresshistory.wordpress.com/. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  16. ^ "British Film Institute". gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  17. ^ Variety, Wednesday 1 August 1933, page 14 (retrieved 28 May 2018) – Film Reviews page – This Is America (review)

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