1951 in film

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List of years in film (table)
In television
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

The year 1951 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

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

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Quo Vadis MGM $11,902,000
2. Alice in Wonderland* Disney $7,196,000
3. Show Boat MGM $5,533,000
4. A Streetcar Named Desire Warner Brothers $4,800,000
5. David and Bathsheba Fox $4,720,000
6. An American in Paris MGM $4,531,000
7. The African Queen United Artists $4,300,000
8. A Place in the Sun Paramount $4,213,000
9. Strangers on a Train Warner Brothers $3,800,000
10. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman MGM $3,500,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Top-grossing films (international)[edit]

The highest-grossing 1951 films from countries outside of North America.

Country Title Studio Gross
India Awaara R. K. Films $12,080,000[n 3]
Soviet Union In Peaceful Time Dovzhenko Film Studios $1,470,000[n 4]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: An American in Paris - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Best Director: George Stevens - A Place in the Sun
Best Actor: Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen
Best Actress: Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire
Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden - A Streetcar Named Desire
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter - A Streetcar Named Desire

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: A Place in the Sun
Best Actor: Fredric March - Death of a Salesman
Best Actress: Jane Wyman - The Blue Veil
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: An American in Paris
Best Actor: Danny Kaye - On the Riviera
Best Actress: June Allyson - Too Young to Kiss
Other
Best Director: Laslo Benedek - Death of a Salesman
Special Award: Pictura: An Adventure in Art

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival):

Miss Julie (Fröken Julie), directed by Alf Sjöberg, Sweden
Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)

Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan

Top ten money making stars[edit]

Rank Actor/Actress
1. John Wayne
2. (tie) Dean Martin
Jerry Lewis
3. Betty Grable
4. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
5. Bing Crosby
6. Bob Hope
7. Randolph Scott
8. Gary Cooper
9. Doris Day
10. Spencer Tracy

Notable films released in 1951[edit]

U.S.A. release unless stated

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E-F

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I-J

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N-O

P-Q

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T-V

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Serials[edit]

Short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

The Oscar winner Warner Baxter publicity photo.

Film Debuts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 4.7619 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1950 to 1965[2]
  2. ^ a b 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960[4]
  3. ^ Awaara: 5.75 crore (US$12.08 million)
  4. ^ 5.875 million SUR (23.5 million Soviet tickets sold,[5] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[6] 4 SUR per USD[n 2]

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