1934 in film

The following is an overview of 1934 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1934 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1934
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Cleopatra Paramount Pictures $1,929,000[1]
2 The Count of Monte Cristo United Artists $1,500,000[2]
3 Forsaking All Others Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,399,000[3]
4 It Happened One Night Columbia Pictures $1,366,000[1]
5 Chained Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,301,000[3]
6 Wonder Bar Warner Bros. $1,264,000[4]
7 The Barretts of Wimpole Street Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,258,000[3]
8 Judge Priest Fox Film Corporation $1,176,000[1]
9 Treasure Island Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,164,000[3]
10 The Gay Divorcee RKO Radio Pictures $1,077,000[5]

EventsEdit

Academy AwardsEdit

The 7th Academy Awards was held on February 27, 1935, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. They were hosted by Irvin S. Cobb. For the first time, the Academy standardized the practice – still in effect – that the award eligibility period for a film would be the preceding calendar year.

Most nominations: One Night of Love (Columbia Pictures) – 6

Major Awards

Most Awards: It Happened One Night – 5

It Happened One Night became the first film to perform a "clean sweep" of the top five award categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. This feat would later be duplicated by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1976 and The Silence of the Lambs in 1992. It also was the first romantic comedy to be named Best Picture.

1934 film releasesEdit

United States unless stated

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Notable films released in 1934Edit

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Comedy film series and shortsEdit

Harold Lloyd (19131938)
Lupino Lane (19151939)
Buster Keaton (19171944)
Laurel and Hardy (19211945)
Our Gang (19221944)
Harry Langdon (19241936)
Wheeler & Woolsey (19291937)
The Three Stooges (19331962)

Animated short film seriesEdit

 
Krazy Kat.


BirthsEdit

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DebutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  2. ^ DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL (Dec 30, 1934). "THE YEAR IN HOLLYWOOD: 1984 May Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Sweetness-and-Light Era". New York Times. p. X5.
  3. ^ a b c d The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  4. ^ Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 15 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  5. ^ a b c Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931–1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p55
  6. ^ Eesti Draamateater Archived 2017-09-23 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 30 November 2016.