The year 1943 in film featured various significant events for the film industry.

List of years in film
In television
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1942
1943
1944
1945
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Top-grossing films (U.S.)

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The top ten 1943 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1943
Rank Title Distributor Domestic rentals
1 This is the Army Warner Bros. $8,301,000[1]
2 For Whom the Bell Tolls Paramount $6,300,000[2]
3 The Song of Bernadette 20th Century Fox $4,700,000[3]
4 Stage Door Canteen United Artists $4,350,000[4]
5 Star Spangled Rhythm Paramount $3,850,000[5]
6 Thousands Cheer MGM $3,751,000[6]
7 Casablanca Warner Bros. $3,398,000[1]
8 Coney Island 20th Century Fox $3,305,000[7]
9 Destination Tokyo Warner Bros. $3,237,000[1]
10 Dixie Paramount $3,100,000[5]

Events

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Awards

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Category/Organization 1st Golden Globe Awards
January 20, 1944
16th Academy Awards
March 2, 1944
Best Film The Song of Bernadette Casablanca
Best Director Henry King
The Song of Bernadette
Michael Curtiz
Casablanca
Best Actor Paul Lukas
Watch on the Rhine
Best Actress Jennifer Jones
The Song of Bernadette
Best Supporting Actor Akim Tamiroff
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Charles Coburn
The More the Merrier
Best Supporting Actress Katina Paxinou
For Whom the Bell Tolls

Top Ten Money Making Stars

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Rank Actor/Actress
1. Betty Grable
2. Bob Hope
3. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
4. Bing Crosby
5. Gary Cooper
6. Greer Garson
7. Humphrey Bogart
8. James Cagney
9. Mickey Rooney
10. Clark Gable

1943 film releases

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United States

January–March

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April–June

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July–September

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October–December

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Notable films released in 1943

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United States unless stated

Serials

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Comedy film series

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Animated short film series

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Births

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Deaths

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Film Debuts

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References

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  1. ^ a b c 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 28 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. ^ Solomon, Aubrey (2002). Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 220. ISBN 978-0810842441.
  4. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers". Variety. 6 January 1965. p. 67. Retrieved 29 December 2022 – via Internet Archive.
  5. ^ a b "Top Grossers of the Season". Variety. 5 January 1944. p. 54.
  6. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  7. ^ "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M162 to 166.
  8. ^ a b "Historical Events in 1943". www.historyorb.com.

Further reading

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