1943 in film

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1942
1943
1944
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1946

The year 1943 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

  • January 3 - first missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • February 20 - American film studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor films.
  • November 23 - British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
  • December 31 - NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater

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Top-grossing films (U.S.)[2][edit]

Box office numbers were reported at the time as a percentage compared to 'normal' business at each theater. For example, For Whom the Bell Tolls performed at an extraordinary 254% while Thousands Cheer was a hit at 176%. This is why exact dollar grosses for the period are unreliable at best.

Rank Title Studio
1. For Whom the Bell Tolls Paramount
2. This is the Army Warner Bros.
3. The Song of Bernadette 20th Century Fox
4. Hitler's Children RKO
5. Star Spangled Rhythm Paramount
6. Casablanca Warner Bros.
7. Air Force Warner Bros.
8. Destination Tokyo Warner Bros.
9. A Guy Named Joe MGM
10. Coney Island 20th Century Fox
11. So Proudly We Hail! Paramount
12. Behind the Rising Sun RKO
13. Guadalcanal Diary 20th Century Fox
14. Hello, Frisco, Hello 20th Century Fox
15. Dixie Paramount
16. Sweet Rosie O'Grady 20th Century Fox
17. Girl Crazy MGM
18. Stage Door Canteen United Artists
19. The Gang's All Here 20th Century Fox
20. Thousands Cheer MGM

Awards[edit]

16th Academy Awards[edit]

Best Picture: Casablanca - Warner Bros.
Best Director: Michael Curtiz - Casablanca
Best Actor: Paul Lukas - Watch on the Rhine
Best Actress: Jennifer Jones - The Song of Bernadette
Best Supporting Actor: Charles Coburn - The More the Merrier
Best Supporting Actress: Katina Paxinou - For Whom the Bell Tolls

1st Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Best Picture: The Song of Bernadette
Best Director: Henry KingThe Song of Bernadette
Best Actor: Paul LukasWatch on the Rhine
Best Actress: Jennifer JonesThe Song of Bernadette

Top Ten Money Making Stars[edit]

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

Notable films released in 1943[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

A

B

C

D

E-F

G

H

I

J-K

L-M

N

O

P

Q-S

T-V

W-Z

Serials[edit]

Comedy film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film Debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943?p=5
  2. ^ Box Office Digest, March 1944, p. 14

Further reading[edit]