1962 in film

The year 1962 in film involved some very significant events, with Lawrence of Arabia winning seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.

List of years in film (table)
In television
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1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1962 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1962
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 The Longest Day 20th Century Fox $17,600,000[1]
2 Lawrence of Arabia Columbia Pictures $16,700,000[1]
3 The Music Man Warner Bros. $8,100,000[2]
4 That Touch of Mink Universal Pictures $7,942,000[2]
5 Mutiny on the Bounty Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $7,410,000[2]
6 To Kill a Mockingbird Universal Pictures $7,112,000[2]
7 Hatari! Paramount Pictures $7,000,000[2]
8 Gypsy Warner Bros. $6,000,000[2]
9 Bon Voyage!
The Interns
Walt Disney/Buena Vista Distribution
Columbia Pictures
$5,000,000[2]
10 In Search of the Castaways Walt Disney/Buena Vista Distribution $4,900,000[3]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia – Horizon-Spiegel-Lean, Columbia
Best Director: David LeanLawrence of Arabia
Best Actor: Gregory PeckTo Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress: Anne BancroftThe Miracle Worker
Best Supporting Actor: Ed BegleySweet Bird of Youth
Best Supporting Actress: Patty DukeThe Miracle Worker
Best Foreign Language Film: Sundays and Cybele (Les dimanches de ville d'Avray), directed by Serge Bourguignon, France


Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia
Best Actor: Gregory PeckTo Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress: Geraldine PageSweet Bird of Youth
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture − Comedy: That Touch of Mink
Best Picture − Musical: The Music Man
Best Actor: Marcello MastroianniDivorce Italian Style
Best Actress: Rosalind RussellGypsy
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Omar SharifLawrence of Arabia
Best Supporting Actress: Angela LansburyThe Manchurian Candidate
Best Director: David LeanLawrence of Arabia

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Keeper of Promises (O Pagador de Promessas), directed by Anselmo Duarte, Brazil

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Family Diary (Cronaca familiare, Journal intime), directed by Valerio Zurlini, France / Italy
My Name is Ivan (Ivanovo detstvo), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

A Kind of Loving, directed by John Schlesinger, United Kingdom

Notable films released in 1962Edit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Top 20 Films of 1962 by Domestic Revenue
  3. ^ "All-time top film grossers", Variety 8 January 1964 p 37.
  4. ^ "Famous birthdays for Dec. 9: Judi Dench, John Malkovich". UPI.