1973 in film

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List of years in film (table)
In home video
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
In television
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.

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

The top ten 1973 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1973
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. The Sting Universal Pictures $156,000,000[1]
2. The Exorcist Warner Bros. $128,000,000[2]
3. American Graffiti Universal Pictures $96,300,000[3]
4. Papillon Allied Artists Pictures $53,267,000[4]
5. The Way We Were Columbia Pictures $45,000,000[5]
6. Magnum Force Warner Bros. $39,768,000[6]
7. Last Tango in Paris United Artists $36,144,000[7]
8. Live and Let Die United Artists $35,377,836[8]
9. Robin Hood Walt Disney Productions $32,056,467[9]
10. Paper Moon Paramount Pictures $30,933,743[10]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Sting - Bill/Phillips-Hill, Zanuck/Brown, Universal
Best Director: George Roy Hill - The Sting
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class
Best Supporting Actor: John Houseman - The Paper Chase
Best Supporting Actress: Tatum O'Neal - Paper Moon
Best Foreign Language Film: Day for Night (La Nuit américaine), directed by François Truffaut, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Exorcist
Best Actor: Al PacinoSerpico
Best Actress: Marsha MasonCinderella Liberty
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: American Graffiti
Best Actor: George SegalA Touch of Class
Best Actress: Glenda JacksonA Touch of Class
Other
Best Director: William FriedkinThe Exorcist
Best Foreign Language Film: The Pedestrian (Der Fußgänger), W. Germany

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Hireling, directed by Alan Bridges, United Kingdom
Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

Notable films released in 1973[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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1973 film releases[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 15 Coleman Francis 53 USA Actor, Director
19 Max Adrian 69 Northern Ireland Actor
24 J. Carrol Naish 77 USA Actor
26 Edward G. Robinson 79 Romania Actor
31 Jack MacGowran 54 Ireland Actor
February 13 David Bauer 55 USA Actor
15 Tim Holt 54 USA Actor
15 Wally Cox 48 USA Actor
22 Katina Paxinou 72 Greece Actress
24 Art Smith 73 USA Actor
28 Cecil Kellaway 82 South Africa Actor
March 5 Rupert Crosse 45 USA Actor
10 Robert Siodmak 72 Germany Director
13 Melville Cooper 76 England Actor
16 Carl Benton Reid 79 USA Actor
22 Kane Richmond 66 USA Actor
23 Ken Maynard 77 USA Actor
26 Noël Coward 73 England Actor, Songwriter
April 11 Ted de Corsia 69 USA Actor
12 Arthur Freed 78 USA Songwriter, Producer
14 Minna Gombell 80 USA Actress
20 Robert Armstrong 82 USA Actor
21 Merian C. Cooper 79 USA Director, Producer, Screenwriter
21 Ursula Jeans 73 UK Actress
May 4 Charles Grayson 69 USA Screenwriter
6 Myrna Fahey 40 USA Actress
10 Jack E. Leonard 63 USA Actor, Comedian
11 Lex Barker 54 USA Actor
12 Frances Marion 84 USA Screenwriter
21 Vaughn Monroe 61 USA Singer, Actor
29 P. Ramlee 44 Malaysia Actor, Director
June 10 William Inge 60 USA Screenwriter, Playwright
16 Louise Latimer 60 USA Actress
18 Roger Delgado 55 England Actor
23 Fay Holden 79 England Actress
25 Lars Tvinde 86 Norway Actor
26 Ernest Truex 83 USA Actor
July 2 Betty Grable 56 USA Actress
2 George Macready 73 USA Actor
6 Joe E. Brown 80 USA Actor
7 Veronica Lake 50 USA Actress
11 Robert Ryan 63 USA Actor
12 Lon Chaney, Jr. 67 USA Actor
18 Jack Hawkins 62 England Actor
20 Bruce Lee 32 USA Actor
30 Guy Middleton 65 England Actor
August 2 Jean-Pierre Melville 55 France Director
5 Warren Duff 69 USA Producer, Screenwriter
10 Douglas Kennedy 57 USA Actor
11 Peggie Castle 45 USA Actress
16 Veda Ann Borg 58 USA Actress
17 Eve Miller 50 USA Actress
22 Louise Huff 77 USA Actress
30 Michael Dunn 38 USA Actor, Singer
31 John Ford 79 USA Director
September 13 Betty Field 60 USA Actress
21 Diana Sands 39 USA Actress
26 Anna Magnani 65 Italy Actress
28 Norma Crane 44 USA Actress
October 6 Sidney Blackmer 78 USA Actor
6 Dennis Price 58 UK Actor
16 Cleo Moore 48 USA Actress
18 Crane Wilbur 86 USA Screenwriter, Director
27 Allan Lane 64 USA Actor
November 13 Lila Lee 72 USA Actress
23 Claire Dodd 64 USA Actress
23 Constance Talmadge 75 USA Actress
23 Sessue Hayakawa 84 Japan Actor
25 Laurence Harvey 45 Lithuania Actor
December 4 Michael O'Shea 67 USA Actor
12 Ranald MacDougall 58 USA Screenwriter
20 Bobby Darin 37 USA Actor, Singer
26 William Haines 73 USA Actor
31 A. Edward Sutherland 78 England Director

Debuts[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sting (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Kendall (2005). Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 102. ISBN 9780313017964. The Exorcist grossed $128 million in its initial release, a figure that, when adjusted for inflation, would make it the most successful R-rated film in American history. 
  3. ^ Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey, eds. (2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061778896. 
    • The Sting: p.717. $156.0 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
    • American Graffiti: p.421. $96.3 million (1973 Release Wave)
  4. ^ "Papillon, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Way We Were (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Magnum Force (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Last Tango in Paris, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Live and Let Die, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Robin Hood, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Paper Moon, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  11. ^ David-West, Alzo (January 2009). "The Literary Ideas of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il: An Introduction to North Korean Meta-Authorial Perspectives" (PDF). Cultural Logic. 12: 14. ISSN 1097-3087. Retrieved 2015-04-04.