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
7. Here Come the Waves Paramount
8. The Story of Dr. Wassell
9. Winged Victory 20th Century Fox
10. Hollywood Canteen Warner Bros.

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 2nd Golden Globe Awards
January 20, 1945
17th Academy Awards
March 15, 1945
Best Film Going My Way
Best Director Leo McCarey
Going My Way
Best Actor Alexander Knox
Wilson
Bing Crosby
Going My Way
Best Actress Ingrid Bergman
Gaslight
Best Supporting Actor Barry Fitzgerald
Going My Way
Best Supporting Actress Agnes Moorehead
Mrs. Parkington
Ethel Barrymore
None but the Lonely Heart

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

1944 film releases[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Notable films released in 1944[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, March 1945, p. 18.