1964 in film

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The year 1964 in film involved some significant events, including two highly successful musical films, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins.

Events[edit]

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

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Goldfinger* United Artists Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Harold Sakata $124,900,000[1]
2. Mary Poppins* Disney Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke $102,272,727[2]
3. My Fair Lady* Warner Bros. Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison $72,000,000[3]
4. The Carpetbaggers Paramount George Peppard, Carroll Baker, Alan Ladd, Elizabeth Ashley $28,409,547[4]
5. From Russia with Love United Artists Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya $24,796,765[5]
6. A Fistful of Dollars United Artists Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch $14,500,000[6]
7. Father Goose Universal International Cary Grant, Leslie Caron $12,500,000[7]
8. A Shot in the Dark United Artists Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer $12,368,234[8]
9. A Hard Day's Night United Artists The Beatles $12,299,668[9]
10. The Night of the Iguana MGM Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr $12,000,000[10]
11. What a Way to Go! Fox Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin $11,180,531[11]
12. The Unsinkable Molly Brown MGM Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley $11,070,559[12]
13. The Pink Panther United Artists Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine $10,878,107[13]
14. Viva Las Vegas MGM Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret $9,442,967[14]
15. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Columbia Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Tracy Reed $9,440,272[15]
16. Becket Paramount Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole $9,164,370[16]
17. Send Me No Flowers Universal International Rock Hudson, Doris Day $9,129,247[17]
18. Good Neighbor Sam Columbia Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Edward G. Robinson $9,072,726[18]
19. Zorba the Greek Fox Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas $9,000,000[19]
20. Sex and the Single Girl Warner Bros. Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda $8,000,000[20]
21. Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Fox Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland $8,000,000[21]
22. Marnie Universal International Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery $7,000,000[22]
23. Topkapi United Artists Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell $7,000,000[23]
24. Man's Favorite Sport? Universal International Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy $6,000,000[24]
25. Kiss Me, Stupid Lopert Dean Martin, Kim Novak $5,000,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: My Fair Lady - Warner Bros.
Best Director: George Cukor - My Fair Lady
Best Actor: Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady
Best Actress: Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov - Topkapi
Best Supporting Actress: Lila Kedrova - Zorba the Greek
Best Foreign Language Film: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Becket
Best Actor: Peter O'Toole - Becket
Best Actress: Anne Bancroft - The Pumpkin Eater
Best Supporting Actress: Agnes Moorehead - Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Best Supporting Actor: Edmund O'Brien - Seven Days in May
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: My Fair Lady
Best Actor: Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady
Best Actress: Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
Other
Best Director: George Cukor - My Fair Lady

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), directed by Jacques Demy, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Il deserto rosso (The Red Desert), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Susuz Yaz (Dry Summer), directed by Ismail Metin, Turkey

Notable films released in 1964[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goldfinger". IMDb. 1964-12-22. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Mary Poppins (1964) -". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  3. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=myfairlady.htm
  4. ^ Box Office Information for The Carpetbaggers. The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  5. ^ Box Office Information for From Russia with Love. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Box Office Information for A Fistful of Dollars. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  7. ^ Box Office Information for Father Goose. The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  8. ^ "A Shot in the Dark (1964)". Box Office Mojo. 1964-06-23. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  9. ^ Box Office Information for A Hard Day's Night. The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  10. ^ Box Office Information for The Night of the Iguana. IMDb. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  11. ^ Box Office Information for What a Way to Go! The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  12. ^ Box Office Information for The Unsinkable Molly Brown The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  13. ^ "The Pink Panther (1964) (1964)". Box Office Mojo. 1964-04-11. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  14. ^ Box Office Information for Viva Las Vegas. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  15. ^ Box Office Information for Dr. Strangelove. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  16. ^ Box Office Information for Becket. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  17. ^ Box Office Information for Send Me No Flowers. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  18. ^ Box Office Information for Good Neighbor Sam. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  19. ^ Box Office Information for Zorba the Greek. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  20. ^ "All-Time B.O. Champs", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25.
  21. ^ "Big Rental Pictures of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966 p 6.
  22. ^ Box Office Information for Marnie. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  23. ^ Box Office Information for Topkapi. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  24. ^ Box Office Information for Man's Favorite Sport? The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  25. ^ Overview for Swingers' Paradise (1965)", Turner Classic Movies page