1947 in film

The year 1947 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1947 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1947
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Welcome Stranger Paramount Pictures $6,100,000[1]
2 The Egg and I Universal Pictures $5,500,000[1]
3 Unconquered Paramount Pictures $5,300,000[1]
4 Life with Father Warner Bros. $5,057,000[2]
5 Forever Amber 20th Century Fox $5,000,000[1]
6 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Road to Rio
RKO Radio Pictures
Paramount Pictures
$4,500,000[1]
7 Green Dolphin Street Metro-Goldwyn Mayer $4,384,380[3]
8 Mother Wore Tights 20th Century Fox $4,100,000[4]
9 Cass Timberlane Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $3,983,000[3]
10 California
Gentleman's Agreement
Paramount Pictures
20th Century Fox
$3,900,000[5][6]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 5th Golden Globe Awards
March 10, 1948
20th Academy Awards
March 20, 1948
Best Film Gentleman's Agreement
Best Director Elia Kazan
Gentleman's Agreement
Best Actor Ronald Colman
A Double Life
Best Actress Rosalind Russell
Mourning Becomes Electra
Loretta Young
The Farmer's Daughter
Best Supporting Actor Edmund Gwenn
Miracle on 34th Street
Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm
Gentleman's Agreement
Best Screenplay, Adapted George Seaton
Miracle on 34th Street
George Seaton
Miracle on 34th Street
Best Screenplay, Original Sidney Sheldon
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Top Ten Money Making StarsEdit

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Betty Grable
3. Ingrid Bergman
4. Gary Cooper
5. Humphrey Bogart
6. Bob Hope
7. Clark Gable
8. Gregory Peck
9. Claudette Colbert
10. Alan Ladd

Notable films released in 1947Edit

United States unless stated

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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  4. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  5. ^ "Top Grossers of 1947". Variety. January 7, 1948. p. 63. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "Top Grossers of 1948". Variety. January 5, 1949. p. 46. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  7. ^ "Scotland Hosts the World's Longest Running Film Festival". Scotland.com. Retrieved 2014-07-18.