List of American films of 1962

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A list of American films released in 1962.
Lawrence of Arabia won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Lawrence of Arabia Columbia $20,311,000
2. The Longest Day 20th Century Fox $17,600,000
3. In Search of the Castaways Disney $9,975,000
4. The Music Man Warner Brothers $8,100,000
5. That Touch of Mink Universal $7,942,000
6. Mutiny on the Bounty MGM $7,410,000
7. To Kill a Mockingbird Universal $7,112,000
8. Hatari! Paramount $7,000,000
9. Gypsy Warner Brothers $6,000,000
10. Bon Voyage!
The Interns
Disney
Columbia
$5,000,000

source: https://web.archive.org/web/20080907071824/http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1962.shtml

A-B[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
1962
13 West Street Philip Leacock Alan Ladd, Rod Steiger Drama
The 300 Spartans Rudolph Maté Richard Egan, Diane Baker Adventure Fox
40 Pounds of Trouble Norman Jewison Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette Comedy Universal
Advise & Consent Otto Preminger Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford, George Grizzard, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres, Paul Ford Drama Columbia; from novel by Allen Drury
All Fall Down John Frankenheimer Eva Marie Saint, Warren Beatty Drama MGM
Bachelor Flat Frank Tashlin Terry-Thomas, Tuesday Weld, Celeste Holm Comedy Fox
The Bellboy and the Playgirls Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Umgelter June Wilkinson Comedy
Big Red Norman Tokar Walter Pidgeon Family Disney
Billy Rose's Jumbo Charles Walters Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye Musical comedy MGM
Birdman of Alcatraz John Frankenheimer Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas Drama United Artists; 4 Oscar nominations
Black Gold Leslie H. Martinson Diane McBain, Fay Spain, Philip Carey Adventure Warner Bros.
Bon Voyage! James Neilson Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman Family Disney
Boys' Night Out Michael Gordon James Garner, Kim Novak, Tony Randall Comedy MGM
The Brain That Wouldn't Die Joseph Green Jason Evers, Virginia Leith Sci-fi A.I.P.
Brushfire Jack Warner, Jr. John Ireland, Jo Morrow Drama
Buddies Thicker Than Water Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated MGM

C-G[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Cape Fear J. Lee Thompson Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Telly Savalas, Martin Balsam, Lori Martin, Barrie Chase Film noir Universal; remade in 1991
The Captive City Joseph Anthony David Niven, Ben Gazzara, Martin Balsam, Lea Massari Drama A.I.P
Carmen Get It! Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated MGM
Carnival of Souls Herk Harvey Candace Hilligoss, Art Ellison Horror
The Chapman Report George Cukor Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom Drama Warner Bros.
The Commies Are Coming, the Commies Are Coming George Waggner Jack Kelly, Jeanne Cooper War short Warner Bros.
Convicts 4 Millard Kaufman Ben Gazzara, Stuart Whitman, Sammy Davis, Jr. Drama United Artists
The Counterfeit Traitor George Seaton William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith War Paramount
The Creation of the Humanoids Wesley Barry Don Megowan, Dudley Manlove Sci-fi
David and Lisa Frank Perry Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin Drama 2 Oscar nominations
Days of Wine and Roses Blake Edwards Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Jack Klugman Drama Oscar for Best Song; 5 nominations
Deadly Duo Reginald Le Borg Marcia Henderson, Irene Tedrow Drama United Artists
Don't Knock the Twist Oscar Rudolph Chubby Checker, Lang Jeffries Musical
Escape from East Berlin Robert Siodmak Don Murray, Christine Kaufmann, Werner Klemperer Drama MGM
Escape from Zahrain Ronald Neame Yul Brynner, Sal Mineo, Jack Warden Drama Paramount
Experiment in Terror Blake Edwards Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Ross Martin Film noir Columbia
FBI Code 98 Leslie H. Martinson Jack Kelly, Ray Danton Crime Warner Bros.
Five Finger Exercise Daniel Mann Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins Drama Columbia
Five Miles to Midnight Anatole Litvak Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins Suspense United Artists
Follow that Dream Gordon Douglas Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Joanna Moore Musical comedy United Artists
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vincente Minnelli Glenn Ford, Lee J. Cobb, Charles Boyer Drama MGM
Freud: The Secret Passion John Huston Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks Biography Universal
Gay Purr-ee Abe Levitow (voices of) Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons Animated musical Warner Bros.
Gigot Gene Kelly Jackie Gleason Comedy Fox
A Girl Named Tamiko John Sturges Laurence Harvey, France Nuyen Drama Paramount
Girls! Girls! Girls! Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Laurel Goodwin Musical comedy Paramount
Gypsy Mervyn LeRoy Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden, Natalie Wood Musical story of Gypsy Rose Lee; Golden Globe for Russell

H-M[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hatari! Howard Hawks John Wayne, Red Buttons, Elsa Martinelli Action, Comedy Paramount; title means "danger" in Swahili
Heaven and Earth Magic Harry Everett Smith Animated
Hell Is for Heroes Don Siegel Steve McQueen, Fess Parker, James Coburn, Bobby Darin War drama Paramount
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Martin Ritt Richard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne Calvet Drama also featuring Paul Newman
Hero's Island Leslie Stevens James Mason, Rip Torn Adventure U.A.
High Steaks Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated short MGM
The Horizontal Lieutenant Richard Thorpe Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Jack Carter, Miyoshi Umeki, Charles McGraw, Jim Backus Comedy MGM
House of Women Crane Wilbur Shirley Knight, Andrew Duggan, Constance Ford Drama Warner Bros.
How the West Was Won John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, George Peppard, John Wayne Epic western MGM; nominated for 8 Academy Awards
If a Man Answers Henry Levin Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee, Cesar Romero Comedy Universal
In Search of the Castaways Robert Stevenson Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders Family Disney
The Inspector Philip Dunne Stephen Boyd, Dolores Hart, Leo McKern Drama 20th Century Fox
The Interns David Swift Cliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers, Telly Savalas, Michael Callan, James MacArthur, Suzy Parker Drama Columbia; sequel in 1964
The Intruder Roger Corman William Shatner Drama
I Thank a Fool Robert Stevens Susan Hayward, Peter Finch Drama MGM
It Happened In Athens Andrew Marton Jayne Mansfield Comedy Fox
It's Only Money Frank Tashlin Jerry Lewis, Zachary Scott, Joan O'Brien Comedy Paramount
Jack the Giant Killer Nathan H. Juran Kerwin Mathews, Torin Thatcher Fantasy
Jessica Jean Negulesco Angie Dickinson, Maurice Chevalier, Sylvia Koscina, Agnes Moorehead Drama filmed in Italy
The Jet Cage Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animated short Warner Bros.
Journey to the Seventh Planet Sid Pink John Agar, Greta Thyssen Sci-fi
Kid Galahad Phil Karlson Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Charles Bronson, Joan Blackman, Lola Albright, Edward Asner Musical drama United Artists; remake of 1937 film
Lawrence of Arabia David Lean Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness, José Ferrer, Arthur Kennedy, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains Epic, Biography Warner Bros.; won 7 Academy Awards; top-grossing film of 1962
Light in the Piazza Guy Green Olivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi, Barry Sullivan, Yvette Mimieux Drama MGM; from novel by Elizabeth Spencer
The Lion Jack Cardiff William Holden, Trevor Howard Drama filmed in Kenya
Lolita Stanley Kubrick James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers Comedy, Drama MGM; from Vladimir Nabokov novel
Lonely Are the Brave David Miller Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Gena Rowlands, Carroll O'Connor, George Kennedy Western Universal; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo
Long Day's Journey Into Night Sidney Lumet Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell Drama Embassy; based on Eugene O'Neill play
The Longest Day Ken Annakin John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Robert Ryan, George Segal, Tom Tryon, Peter Lawford War drama Fox; nominated for 5 Academy Awards
Madison Avenue H. Bruce Humberstone Dana Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Jeanne Crain Drama Fox
The Main Attraction Daniel Petrie Pat Boone, Nancy Kwan Drama MGM
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Ford James Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Edmond O'Brien, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef Western Paramount; Academy Award nomination for Costume Design
The Manchurian Candidate John Frankenheimer Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Leslie Parrish, James Gregory, Henry Silva, John McGiver Political thriller Richard Condon novel; Golden Globe for Lansbury; 2004 remake
The Manster George Breakston Peter Dyneley, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern, Jane Hylton Horror U.S./Japan
Merrill's Marauders Samuel Fuller Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Claude Akins War Warner Bros.
The Miracle Worker Arthur Penn Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory Biographical drama Helen Keller bio; Oscars for Bancroft, Duke
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Abe Levitow Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Royal Dano Animated
Moon Pilot James Neilson Tom Tryon, Edmond O'Brien, Dany Saval Comedy Disney
Mouse Into Space Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated short MGM
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Henry Koster James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, Reginald Gardiner, Marie Wilson, John McGiver Comedy Fox
The Music Man Morton DaCosta Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Susan Luckey, Pert Kelton Musical Warner Bros.; from Meredith Willson play; 5 Oscar nominations
Mutiny on the Bounty Lewis Milestone Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Richard Haydn, Hugh Griffith Adventure MGM; remake of 1935 film; 7 Oscar nominations
My Geisha Jack Cardiff Shirley MacLaine, Yves Montand, Edward G. Robinson Comedy Paramount

N-S[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
No Exit Tad Danielewski Viveca Lindfors, Rita Gam Drama based on the play
No Man Is an Island Richard Goldstone Jeffrey Hunter Drama Universal
The Notorious Landlady Richard Quine Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Fred Astaire Comedy Columbia
The Nun and the Sergeant Franklin Adreon Robert Webber, Anna Sten War United Artists
Only Two Can Play Sidney Gilliat Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling Comedy British Lion Films
Panic in Year Zero! Ray Milland Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon Sci-fi A.I.P.
Period of Adjustment George Roy Hill Jane Fonda, Tony Franciosa, Jim Hutton Comedy MGM; from Tennessee Williams play
Phaedra Jules Dassin Melina Mercouri, Anthony Hopkins, Raf Vallone Drama American/French/Greek co-production
The Pigeon That Took Rome Melville Shavelson Charlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli, Harry Guardino Comedy Paramount
Pontius Pilate Irving Rapper Jeanne Crain, Basil Rathbone, Leticia Roman Biblical
Premature Burial Roger Corman Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Alan Napier Horror A.I.P.
Pressure Point Hubert Cornfield Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk Drama United Artists
Red Nightmare George Waggner Jack Webb, Jack Kelly Drama Paramount
The Reluctant Saint Edward Dmytryk Maximilian Schell, Ricardo Montalbán Drama
Requiem for a Heavyweight Ralph Nelson Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris Drama Columbia; written by Rod Serling
Ride the High Country Sam Peckinpah Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, James Drury, Warren Oates, R.G. Armstrong, L.Q. Jones Western MGM; Scott's final film
The Ring of Terror Clark L. Paylow Horror
The Road to Hong Kong Norman Panama Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Joan Collins Comedy final Road picture
Rome Adventure Delmer Daves Angie Dickinson, Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette Romance Warner Bros.
Safe at Home! Walter Doniger Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, William Frawley Family Columbia
Satan in High Heels Jerald Intrator Grayson Hall, Meg Myles Drama
Satan Never Sleeps Leo McCarey William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen Drama
Sergeants 3 John Sturges Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop Western Rat Pack
Six Black Horses Harry Keller Audie Murphy, Joan O'Brien Western Universal
Sodom and Gomorrah Robert Aldrich Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli Drama
Something's Got to Give George Cukor Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin Comedy Unfinished
The Spiral Road Robert Mulligan Rock Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Burl Ives, Neva Patterson Drama based on Jan de Hartog novel
Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock Earl Bellamy Martin Landau, Warren Stevens, Judy Dan Western 20th Century Fox
Stark Fear Ned Hockman Skip Homeier, Beverly Garland Thriller
State Fair José Ferrer Tom Ewell, Pat Boone, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Alice Faye, Bobby Darin Musical remake of 1933, 1945 films
Sweet Bird of Youth Richard Brooks Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley, Rip Torn, Mildred Dunnock, Shirley Knight Drama from Tennessee Williams play; Oscar for Begley
A Symposium on Popular Songs Bill Justice Animated Disney

T-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Tales of Terror Roger Corman Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone Horror Anthology
Taras Bulba J. Lee Thompson Yul Brynner, Tony Curtis, Sam Wanamaker, Christine Kaufmann, Brad Dexter Adventure United Artists
Tarzan Goes to India John Guillermin Jock Mahoney Adventure MGM/UK
Tender Is the Night Henry King Jennifer Jones, Joan Fontaine, Jason Robards Drama from F. Scott Fitzgerald novel; King's final film
That Touch of Mink Delbert Mann Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young, Audrey Meadows, John Astin Comedy Universal
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules Edward Bernds The Three Stooges Comedy Columbia
The Three Stooges in Orbit Edward Bernds The Three Stooges Comedy Columbia
To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Mulligan Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall, Brock Peters, William Windom, Frank Overton, Paul Fix Drama Universal; based on novel by Harper Lee; nominated for 8 Oscars
Tonight for Sure Francis Ford Coppola Karl Schanzer Western
Too Late Blues John Cassavetes Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Vince Edwards Musical Paramount
Tower of London Roger Corman Vincent Price Horror remake of 1939 film
The Trial Orson Welles Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider Drama from Franz Kafka novel
Two for the Seesaw Robert Wise Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine Drama from William Gibson play
Two Weeks in Another Town Vincente Minnelli Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, Claire Trevor, George Hamilton Drama MGM
A View from the Bridge Sidney Lumet Raf Vallone, Maureen Stapleton, Carol Lawrence Drama based on Arthur Miller play
Walk on the Wild Side Edward Dmytryk Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Laurence Harvey, Capucine Drama based on Nelson Algren novel
War Hunt Denis Sanders John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Robert Redford War United Artists
The War Lover Philip Leacock Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner War from John Hersey novel
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Robert Aldrich Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono Thriller 5 Oscar nominations
Who's Got the Action? Daniel Mann Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Walter Matthau Comedy Paramount
Wild Guitar Ray Dennis Steckler Arch Hall, Jr. Musical
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Henry Levin Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Barbara Eden Biography 4 Oscar nominations
The World's Greatest Sinner Timothy Carey Drama Never released
Zotz! William Castle Tom Poston, Jim Backus, Margaret Dumont Sci-fi comedy Columbia

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