1944 in film

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The year 1944 in film involved some significant events, including the wholesome, award-winning Going My Way plus popular murder mysteries such as Double Indemnity, Gaslight and Laura.

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, Going My Way performed at a massive 264% while To Have and Have Not was a hit at 173%. This is why exact dollar grosses for the period are unreliable at best.

Rank Title Studio
1. Going My Way Paramount
2. Wilson 20th Century-Fox
3. Since You Went Away United Artists
4. Lady in the Dark Paramount
5. Meet Me in St. Louis MGM
6. Mrs. Parkington MGM
7. Here Come the Waves Paramount
8. The Story of Dr. Wassell Paramount
9. Winged Victory 20th Century-Fox
10. Hollywood Canteen Warner Bros.
11. The Princess and the Pirate RKO
12. National Velvet MGM
13. Gaslight MGM
14. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo MGM
15. Arsenic and Old Lace Warner Bros.
16. Mr. Skeffington Warner Bros.
17. The White Cliffs of Dover MGM
18. Dragon Seed MGM
19. Cover Girl Columbia
20. Frenchman's Creek Paramount

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Going My Way - Paramount
Best Director: Leo McCarey - Going My Way
Best Actor: Bing Crosby - Going My Way
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - Gaslight
Best Supporting Actor: Barry Fitzgerald - Going My Way
Best Supporting Actress: Ethel Barrymore - None but the Lonely Heart

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: Going My Way
Best Director: Leo McCarey, Going My Way
Best Actor: Alexander Knox - Wilson
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - Gaslight

Top Ten Money Making Stars[edit]

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Gary Cooper
3. Bob Hope
4. Betty Grable
5. Spencer Tracy
6. Greer Garson
7. Humphrey Bogart
8. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
9. Cary Grant
10. Bette Davis

Notable films released in 1944[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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B

C

D

E-F

G

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I

J-K

L

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N

O-P

Q-R

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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, March 1945, p. 18.