1942 in film

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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.

Events[edit]

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[1][edit]

Box office numbers were reported at the time as a percentage compared to 'normal' business at each theater. For example, Mrs. Miniver performed at 244% while Billy Wilder's directorial debut The Major and the Minor did a solid 155%. This is why exact dollar grosses for the period are unreliable at best.

Rank Title Studio
1. Mrs. Miniver MGM
2. Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros.
3. Random Harvest MGM
4. Road to Morocco Paramount
5. Reap the Wild Wind Paramount
7. Somewhere I'll Find You MGM
8. Holiday Inn Paramount
9. Casablanca Warner Bros.
10. Wake Island Paramount
11. The Black Swan 20th Century Fox
Eagle Squadron Universal
12. For Me and My Gal MGM
13. The Major and the Minor Paramount
My Favorite Blonde Paramount
14. The Pride of the Yankees RKO
15. Pardon My Sarong Universal
My Sister Eileen Columbia
16. This Above All 20th Century Fox
17. Who Done It? Universal
18. The Talk of the Town Columbia

Academy Awards[edit]

1942 film releases[edit]

U.S.A unless stated

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Notable films released in 1942[edit]

U.S.A unless stated

A

B

C-D

E-F

G-H

I

J-K

L-M

N-O

P

Q-R

S

T-V

W-Z

Serials[edit]

Short film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film Debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Office Digest, June 1943, p.18