List of American films of 1962

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A list of American films released in 1962.
Lawrence of Arabia won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

Title Studio Gross
1. Lawrence of Arabia Columbia $20,311,000
2. The Longest Day 20th Century Fox $17,600,000
3. In Search of the Castaways Disney $9,975,000
4. The Music Man Warner Brothers $8,100,000
5. That Touch of Mink Universal $7,942,000
6. Mutiny on the Bounty MGM $7,410,000
7. To Kill a Mockingbird Universal $7,112,000
8. Hatari! Paramount $7,000,000
9. Gypsy Warner Brothers $6,000,000
10. Bon Voyage!
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Title Director Cast Genre Note
13 West Street Philip Leacock Alan Ladd, Rod Steiger, Dolores Dorn Drama Columbia
The 300 Spartans Rudolph Maté Richard Egan, Diane Baker Adventure Fox
40 Pounds of Trouble Norman Jewison Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette, Phil Silvers Comedy Universal
Advise & Consent Otto Preminger Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford, George Grizzard, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres, Paul Ford Drama Columbia; from novel by Allen Drury
Air Patrol Maury Dexter Willard Parker, Merry Anders, Robert Dix Drama 20th Century Fox
All Fall Down John Frankenheimer Eva Marie Saint, Warren Beatty Drama MGM
Bachelor Flat Frank Tashlin Terry-Thomas, Tuesday Weld, Celeste Holm Comedy Fox
Beauty and the Beast Edward L. Cahn Joyce Taylor, Mark Damon, Merry Anders Romance United Artists
The Bellboy and the Playgirls Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Umgelter June Wilkinson Comedy
Big Red Norman Tokar Walter Pidgeon, Janette Bertrand Family Disney
Billy Rose's Jumbo Charles Walters Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye Musical comedy MGM
Birdman of Alcatraz John Frankenheimer Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas Drama United Artists; 4 Oscar nominations
Black Gold Leslie H. Martinson Diane McBain, Fay Spain, Philip Carey Adventure Warner Bros.
Bon Voyage! James Neilson Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman Family Disney
Boys' Night Out Michael Gordon James Garner, Kim Novak, Tony Randall Comedy MGM
The Brain That Wouldn't Die Joseph Green Jason Evers, Virginia Leith Sci-fi A.I.P.
The Broken Land John A. Bushelman Kent Taylor, Diana Darrin, Jody McCrea Western 20th Century Fox
Brushfire Jack Warner, Jr. John Ireland, Jo Morrow Drama Paramount
Buddies Thicker Than Water Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated MGM


Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Cabinet of Caligari Roger Kay Glynis Johns, Dan O'Herlihy Horror 20th Century Fox
Cape Fear J. Lee Thompson Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Telly Savalas, Martin Balsam, Lori Martin, Barrie Chase Film noir Universal; remade in 1991
The Captive City Joseph Anthony David Niven, Ben Gazzara, Martin Balsam, Lea Massari Drama A.I.P
Carmen Get It! Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated MGM
Carnival of Souls Herk Harvey Candace Hilligoss, Art Ellison Horror
The Chapman Report George Cukor Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom Drama Warner Bros.
Confessions of an Opium Eater Albert Zugsmith Vincent Price, Philip Ahn Crime Allied Artists
Convicts 4 Millard Kaufman Ben Gazzara, Stuart Whitman, Sammy Davis Jr. Drama United Artists
The Couch Owen Crump Grant Williams, Shirley Knight Horror Warner Bros.
The Counterfeit Traitor George Seaton William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith War Paramount
The Creation of the Humanoids Wesley Barry Don Megowan, Dudley Manlove Sci-fi
David and Lisa Frank Perry Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin Drama Continental Distributing. 2 Oscar nominations
Days of Wine and Roses Blake Edwards Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Jack Klugman Drama Warner Bros. Oscar for Best Song; 5 nominations
Deadly Duo Reginald Le Borg Marcia Henderson, Irene Tedrow Drama United Artists
Don't Knock the Twist Oscar Rudolph Chubby Checker, Lang Jeffries Musical Columbia
Dr. No Terence Young Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman Action United Artists; first James Bond film
Escape from East Berlin Robert Siodmak Don Murray, Christine Kaufmann, Werner Klemperer Drama MGM
Escape from Zahrain Ronald Neame Yul Brynner, Sal Mineo, Jack Warden Drama Paramount
Experiment in Terror Blake Edwards Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Ross Martin Film noir Columbia
FBI Code 98 Leslie H. Martinson Jack Kelly, Ray Danton Crime Warner Bros.
The Firebrand Maury Dexter Kent Taylor, Valentin de Vargas, Lisa Montell Western 20th Century Fox
Five Finger Exercise Daniel Mann Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins Drama Columbia
Five Miles to Midnight Anatole Litvak Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins Suspense United Artists
Five Weeks in a Balloon Irwin Allen Red Buttons, Barbara Eden Adventure 20th Century Fox
Follow that Dream Gordon Douglas Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Joanna Moore Musical comedy United Artists
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vincente Minnelli Glenn Ford, Lee J. Cobb, Charles Boyer Drama MGM
Freud: The Secret Passion John Huston Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks Biography Universal
Gay Purr-ee Abe Levitow (voices of) Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons Animated musical Warner Bros.
Geronimo Arnold Laven Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi Western United Artists
Gigot Gene Kelly Jackie Gleason Comedy Fox
A Girl Named Tamiko John Sturges Laurence Harvey, France Nuyen Drama Paramount
Girls! Girls! Girls! Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Laurel Goodwin Musical comedy Paramount
Gypsy Mervyn LeRoy Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden, Natalie Wood Musical Warner Bros. Story of Gypsy Rose Lee; Golden Globe for Russell


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hand of Death Gene Nelson John Agar, Paula Raymond Horror 20th Century Fox
Hands of a Stranger Newt Arnold Paul Lukather, Joan Harvey Horror Allied Artists
Hatari! Howard Hawks John Wayne, Red Buttons, Elsa Martinelli Action, Comedy Paramount; title means "danger" in Swahili
Heaven and Earth Magic Harry Everett Smith Animated
Hell Is for Heroes Don Siegel Steve McQueen, Fess Parker, James Coburn, Bobby Darin War drama Paramount
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Martin Ritt Richard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne Calvet Drama 20th Century Fox. Also featuring Paul Newman
Hero's Island Leslie Stevens James Mason, Rip Torn Adventure UA
High Steaks Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated short MGM
Hitler Stuart Heisler Richard Basehart, Maria Emo, Cordula Trantow Biopic Allied Artists
The Horizontal Lieutenant Richard Thorpe Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Jack Carter, Miyoshi Umeki, Charles McGraw, Jim Backus Comedy MGM
House of Women Crane Wilbur Shirley Knight, Andrew Duggan, Constance Ford Drama Warner Bros.
How the West Was Won John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, George Peppard, John Wayne Epic western MGM; nominated for 8 Academy Awards
If a Man Answers Henry Levin Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee, Cesar Romero Comedy Universal
In Search of the Castaways Robert Stevenson Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders Family Disney
Incident in an Alley Edward L. Cahn Harp McGuire, Virginia Christine Crime United Artists
The Inspector Philip Dunne Stephen Boyd, Dolores Hart, Leo McKern Drama 20th Century Fox
The Interns David Swift Cliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers, Telly Savalas, Michael Callan, James MacArthur, Suzy Parker Drama Columbia; sequel in 1964
The Intruder Roger Corman William Shatner, Beverly Lunsford Drama Filmgroup
Invasion of the Star Creatures Bruno VeSota Frank Ray Perilli, Gloria Victor Comedy American International Pictures
I Thank a Fool Robert Stevens Susan Hayward, Peter Finch Drama MGM
It Happened In Athens Andrew Marton Jayne Mansfield, Trax Colton Comedy Fox
It's Only Money Frank Tashlin Jerry Lewis, Zachary Scott, Joan O'Brien Comedy Paramount
Jack the Giant Killer Nathan H. Juran Kerwin Mathews, Torin Thatcher Fantasy United Artists
Jessica Jean Negulesco Angie Dickinson, Maurice Chevalier, Sylva Koscina, Agnes Moorehead Drama United Artists. Filmed in Italy
The Jet Cage Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animated short Warner Bros.
Journey to the Seventh Planet Sid Pink John Agar, Greta Thyssen Sci-fi American International Pictures
Kid Galahad Phil Karlson Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Charles Bronson, Joan Blackman, Lola Albright, Edward Asner Musical drama United Artists; remake of 1937 film
Lad, A Dog Leslie H. Martinson, Aram Avakian Peter Breck, Peggy McCay, Carroll O'Connor Drama Warner Bros.
Lawrence of Arabia David Lean Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness, José Ferrer, Arthur Kennedy, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains Epic, Biography Columbia; won 7 Academy Awards; top-grossing film of 1962
Light in the Piazza Guy Green Olivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi, Barry Sullivan, Yvette Mimieux Drama MGM; from novel by Elizabeth Spencer
The Lion Jack Cardiff William Holden, Trevor Howard Drama 20th Century Fox. Filmed in Kenya
Lolita Stanley Kubrick James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers Drama MGM; from Vladimir Nabokov novel
Lonely Are the Brave David Miller Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Gena Rowlands, Carroll O'Connor, George Kennedy Western Universal; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo
Long Day's Journey Into Night Sidney Lumet Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell Drama Embassy; based on Eugene O'Neill play
The Longest Day Ken Annakin John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Robert Ryan, George Segal, Tom Tryon, Peter Lawford War drama Fox; nominated for 5 Academy Awards
Madison Avenue H. Bruce Humberstone Dana Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Jeanne Crain Drama Fox
The Magic Sword Bert I. Gordon Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Anne Helm Fantasy United Artists
The Main Attraction Daniel Petrie Pat Boone, Nancy Kwan Drama MGM
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Ford James Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Edmond O'Brien, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef Western Paramount; Academy Award nomination for Costume Design
The Manchurian Candidate John Frankenheimer Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Leslie Parrish, James Gregory, Henry Silva, John McGiver Political thriller United Artists. Richard Condon novel; Golden Globe for Lansbury; 2004 remake
The Manster George Breakston Peter Dyneley, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern, Jane Hylton Horror U.S./Japan
Mermaids of Tiburon John Lamb George Rowe, Diane Webber Fantasy Filmgroup
Merrill's Marauders Samuel Fuller Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Claude Akins War Warner Bros.
The Miracle Worker Arthur Penn Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory Biographical drama United Artists. Helen Keller bio; Oscars for Bancroft, Duke
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Abe Levitow Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Royal Dano Animated
Moon Pilot James Neilson Tom Tryon, Edmond O'Brien, Dany Saval Comedy Disney
Mouse Into Space Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated short MGM
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Henry Koster James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, Reginald Gardiner, Marie Wilson, John McGiver Comedy Fox
The Music Man Morton DaCosta Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Susan Luckey, Pert Kelton Musical Warner Bros.; from Meredith Willson play; 5 Oscar nominations
Mutiny on the Bounty Lewis Milestone Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Richard Haydn, Hugh Griffith Adventure MGM; remake of 1935 film; 7 Oscar nominations
My Geisha Jack Cardiff Shirley MacLaine, Yves Montand, Edward G. Robinson Comedy Paramount


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Night of Evil Richard Galbreath Lisa Gaye, William Campbell Drama Astor Pictures
No Exit Tad Danielewski Viveca Lindfors, Rita Gam Drama based on the play by Sartre
No Man Is an Island Richard Goldstone Jeffrey Hunter Drama Universal
The Notorious Landlady Richard Quine Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Fred Astaire Comedy Columbia
The Nun and the Sergeant Franklin Adreon Robert Webber, Anna Sten War United Artists
Only Two Can Play Sidney Gilliat Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling Comedy British Lion Films
Panic in Year Zero! Ray Milland Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon Sci-fi A.I.P.
Paradise Alley Hugo Haas Hugo Haas, Carol Morris, Marie Windsor Comedy drama Astor Pictures
Period of Adjustment George Roy Hill Jane Fonda, Tony Franciosa, Jim Hutton Comedy MGM; from Tennessee Williams play
Phaedra Jules Dassin Melina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins, Raf Vallone Drama American/French/Greek co-production
The Pigeon That Took Rome Melville Shavelson Charlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli, Harry Guardino Comedy Paramount
Pontius Pilate Irving Rapper Jeanne Crain, Basil Rathbone, Letícia Román Biblical
Premature Burial Roger Corman Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Alan Napier Horror A.I.P.
Pressure Point Hubert Cornfield Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk Drama United Artists
The Reluctant Saint Edward Dmytryk Maximilian Schell, Ricardo Montalbán Drama
Requiem for a Heavyweight Ralph Nelson Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris Drama Columbia; written by Rod Serling
Ride the High Country Sam Peckinpah Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, James Drury, Warren Oates, R. G. Armstrong, L. Q. Jones Western MGM; Scott's final film
Rider on a Dead Horse Herbert L. Strock John Vivyan, Bruce Gordon, Kevin Hagen Western Allied Artists
The Ring of Terror Clark L. Paylow Horror
The Road to Hong Kong Norman Panama Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Joan Collins Comedy United Artists. Final Road picture
Rome Adventure Delmer Daves Angie Dickinson, Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette Romance Warner Bros.
Safe at Home! Walter Doniger Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, William Frawley Family Columbia
Saintly Sinners Jean Yarbrough Don Beddoe, Ellen Corby Comedy drama United Artists
Samar George Montgomery Gilbert Roland, Ziva Rodann Adventure Warner Bros.
Satan in High Heels Jerald Intrator Grayson Hall, Meg Myles Drama
Satan Never Sleeps Leo McCarey William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen Drama 20th Century Fox
Secret File: Hollywood Rudolph Cusumano Robert Clarke, Francine York Crime Crown International Pictures
Sergeants 3 John Sturges Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop Western United Artists. Rat Pack
Six Black Horses Harry Keller Audie Murphy, Joan O'Brien Western Universal
Sodom and Gomorrah Robert Aldrich Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli Drama 20th Century Fox
Something's Got to Give George Cukor Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin Comedy Unfinished
The Spiral Road Robert Mulligan Rock Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Burl Ives, Neva Patterson Drama Universal. Based on Jan de Hartog novel
Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock Earl Bellamy Martin Landau, Warren Stevens, Judy Dan Western 20th Century Fox
Stark Fear Ned Hockman Skip Homeier, Beverly Garland Thriller Independent
State Fair José Ferrer Tom Ewell, Pat Boone, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Alice Faye, Bobby Darin Musical 20th Century Fox. Remake of 1933, 1945 films
Sweet Bird of Youth Richard Brooks Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley, Rip Torn, Mildred Dunnock, Shirley Knight Drama MGM. From Tennessee Williams play; Oscar for Begley
A Symposium on Popular Songs Bill Justice Animated Disney


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Tales of Terror Roger Corman Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone Horror American International Pictures. Anthology
Taras Bulba J. Lee Thompson Yul Brynner, Tony Curtis, Sam Wanamaker, Christine Kaufmann, Brad Dexter Adventure United Artists
Tarzan Goes to India John Guillermin Jock Mahoney Adventure MGM/UK
Tender Is the Night Henry King Jennifer Jones, Joan Fontaine, Jason Robards Drama 20th Century Fox. From F. Scott Fitzgerald novel; King's final film
That Touch of Mink Delbert Mann Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young, Audrey Meadows, John Astin Comedy Universal
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules Edward Bernds The Three Stooges, Vicki Trickett Comedy Columbia
The Three Stooges in Orbit Edward Bernds The Three Stooges Comedy Columbia
To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Mulligan Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall, Brock Peters, William Windom, Frank Overton, Paul Fix Drama Universal; based on novel by Harper Lee; nominated for 8 Oscars
Tonight for Sure Francis Ford Coppola Karl Schanzer Western
Too Late Blues John Cassavetes Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Vince Edwards Musical Paramount
Tower of London Roger Corman Vincent Price Horror United Artists. Remake of 1939 film
Trauma Robert M. Young John Conte, Lynn Bari Horror Parade Releasing Organization
The Trial Orson Welles Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider Drama from Franz Kafka novel
Two for the Seesaw Robert Wise Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine Drama United Artists. From William Gibson play
Two Tickets to Paris Greg Garrison Joey Dee, Gary Crosby, Kay Medford Musical Columbia
Two Weeks in Another Town Vincente Minnelli Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, Claire Trevor, George Hamilton Drama MGM
The Underwater City Frank McDonald William Lundigan, Julie Adams Sci-fi Columbia
A View from the Bridge Sidney Lumet Raf Vallone, Maureen Stapleton, Carol Lawrence Drama Continental Film Distributors. Based on Arthur Miller play
Walk on the Wild Side Edward Dmytryk Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Laurence Harvey, Capucine Drama Columbia. Based on Nelson Algren novel
War Hunt Denis Sanders John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Robert Redford War United Artists
The War Lover Philip Leacock Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner War Columbia. From John Hersey novel
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Robert Aldrich Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono Thriller Warner Bros. 5 Oscar nominations
When the Girls Take Over Russell Hayden Marvin Miller, Jackie Coogan Comedy
Who's Got the Action? Daniel Mann Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Walter Matthau Comedy Paramount
Wild Guitar Ray Dennis Steckler Arch Hall Jr. Musical
The Wild Westerners Oscar Rudolph James Philbrook, Nancy Kovack, Duane Eddy, Guy Mitchell Western Columbia
Womanhunt Maury Dexter Lisa Lu, Berry Kroeger Crime 20th Century Fox
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Henry Levin Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Barbara Eden Biography MGM. 4 Oscar nominations
The World's Greatest Sinner Timothy Carey Drama Never released
Young Guns of Texas Maury Dexter James Mitchum, Jody McCrea Western 20th Century Fox
Zotz! William Castle Tom Poston, Jim Backus, Margaret Dumont Sci-fi comedy Columbia

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