1944 in film

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List of years in film (table)
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  • 1947
  • In television
    1941
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    1944
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    1947

    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

    A

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    C

    D

    E-F

    G

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    I

    J-K

    L

    M

    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.