1942 in film

The year 1942 in film involved some significant events, in particular the release of a film consistently rated as one of the greatest of all time, Casablanca.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1942 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1942
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Mrs. Miniver Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $5,358,000[1]
2 Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros. $4,800,000[2]
3 Random Harvest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,650,000[1]
4 Reap the Wild Wind Paramount Pictures $4,000,000[3]
5 Star Spangled Rhythm $3,900,000[4]
6 Holiday Inn
Road to Morocco
$3,800,000[4]
7 The Pride of the Yankees RKO Radio Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $3,671,000[4]
8 Wake Island Paramount Pictures $3,500,000[5]
9 For Me and My Gal Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,894,000[1]
10 Somewhere I'll Find You $2,885,000[1]

EventsEdit

Academy AwardsEdit

1942 film releasesEdit

U.S.A unless stated

January–MarchEdit

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Notable films released in 1942Edit

U.S.A unless stated

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SerialsEdit

Short film seriesEdit

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BirthsEdit

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Film DebutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. ^ a b c "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M162 to 166.
  5. ^ "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58