1947 in film

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The year 1947 in film involved some significant events.

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

The top ten 1947 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1947
Rank Title Studio Domestic rentals
1 Welcome Stranger Paramount Pictures $6,100,000[1]
2 The Egg and I Universal Pictures $5,500,000[1]
3 Unconquered Paramount Pictures $5,250,000[2]
4 Life with Father Warner Bros. Pictures $5,057,000[3]
5 Forever Amber 20th Century Fox $5,000,000[1]
6 Road to Rio Paramount Pictures $4,500,000[1]
7 Green Dolphin Street Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,384,380[4]
8 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer RKO Radio Pictures $4,200,000[5]
9 Mother Wore Tights 20th Century Fox $4,100,000[6]
10 Cass Timberlane Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $3,983,000[4]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 5th Golden Globe Awards
March 10, 1948
20th Academy Awards
March 20, 1948
Best Film Gentleman's Agreement
Best Director Elia Kazan
Gentleman's Agreement
Best Actor Ronald Colman
A Double Life
Best Actress Rosalind Russell
Mourning Becomes Electra
Loretta Young
The Farmer's Daughter
Best Supporting Actor Edmund Gwenn
Miracle on 34th Street
Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm
Gentleman's Agreement
Best Screenplay, Adapted George Seaton
Miracle on 34th Street
George Seaton
Miracle on 34th Street
Best Screenplay, Original Sidney Sheldon
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Top Ten Money Making Stars[edit]

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Betty Grable
3. Ingrid Bergman
4. Gary Cooper
5. Humphrey Bogart
6. Bob Hope
7. Clark Gable
8. Gregory Peck
9. Claudette Colbert
10. Alan Ladd

Notable films released in 1947[edit]

United States unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ "All-Time Top Grosses". Variety. January 4, 1961. p. 49. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 28 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  4. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  5. ^ Jewel, Richard. "RKO Film Grosses: 1931–1951" in Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p55
  6. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  7. ^ "Scotland Hosts the World's Longest Running Film Festival". Scotland.com. Retrieved 2014-07-18.