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1935 in Film
The cinema releases of 1935 were highly representative of the
early Golden Age period of Hollywood. This period was punctuated by performances from Judy Garland, Clark Gable and Shirley Temple. A significant number of productions also originated in the UK film industry. It was also a period notable in Soviet Russia for the increasing amount of state control exercised over their film industry.
Mutiny on the Bounty
$4,460,000  2.
$3,202,000  3.
$2,969,000  4.
Broadway Melody of 1936
$2,871,000  5.
$2,867,000  6.
$2,475,000  7.
$2,335,000  8.
$2,304,000  9.
A Tale of Two Cities
$2,294,000  10.
The 8th Academy Awards were held on March 5, 1936, at the
Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Frank Capra. This was the first year in which the gold statuettes were called "Oscars".
( Mutiny on the Bounty MGM) - 8
( The Informer RKO) - 4 (Actor, Director, Adaptation, Scoring)
Top Ten Money Making Stars
Exhibitors selected the following as the
Top Ten Money Making Stars of the Year in Quigley Publishing Company's annual poll. 
1935 film releases
U.S.A. unless stated.
January-March January 1935
April-June April 1935
July-September July 1935
October-December October 1935
Notable films released in 1935 See also: U.S.A. unless stated.
, directed by La Bandera Julien Duvivier and starring Jean Gabin ( France)
, starring Barbary Coast Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson and Joel McCrea
, starring Becky Sharp Miriam Hopkins (first feature made in Three Strip Technicolor)
, directed by Black Fury Michael Curtiz, starring Paul Muni
, starring The Black Room Boris Karloff
, starring Bordertown Paul Muni and Bette Davis
, starring Boys Will Be Boys Will Hay ( GB)
, starring Brewster's Millions Jack Buchanan and Lili Damita ( GB)
, starring The Bride Comes Home Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray
, directed by Bride of Frankenstein James Whale, starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester , starring Broadway Melody of 1936 Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor
, starring The Call of the Wild Clark Gable
, starring Captain Blood Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
, starring Car of Dreams John Mills ( Britain)
(La Kermesse héroïque), directed by Carnival in Flanders Jacques Feyder ( France)
, starring Charlie Chan in Egypt Warner Oland
, starring China Seas Clark Gable and Jean Harlow
, a Coal Face documentary directed by Alberto Cavalcanti ( GB)
, directed by Crime and Punishment Josef von Sternberg, starring Peter Lorre
, starring The Crime of Dr. Crespi Erich Von Stroheim
, directed by The Crusades Cecil B. DeMille, starring Henry Wilcoxon and Loretta Young , starring Curly Top Shirley Temple
, starring Dandy Dick Will Hay ( GB)
, starring Dangerous Bette Davis and Franchot Tone
, starring Dante's Inferno Spencer Tracy and Claire Trevor
, starring The Dark Angel Fredric March and Merle Oberon
, directed by David Copperfield George Cukor, starring Edna May Oliver, Freddie Bartholomew, W. C. Fields
( Devdas India)
, directed by The Devil Is a Woman Josef von Sternberg, starring Marlene Dietrich
, starring Dinky Jackie Cooper and Mary Astor , starring Drake of England Matheson Lang and Jane Baxter (GB)
, starring G Men James Cagney and Ann Dvorak
, directed by The Ghost Goes West René Clair, starring Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette ( GB)
, starring The Gilded Lily Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray
, starring The Girl from 10th Avenue Bette Davis
, starring The Glass Key George Raft
, starring Go Into Your Dance Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler
, starring Goin' to Town Mae West
, a Gold Diggers of 1935 Busby Berkeley musical starring Dick Powell and Gloria Stuart
, starring The Good Fairy Margaret Sullavan and Herbert Marshall , directed by The Great Impersonation Alan Crosland, starring Edmund Lowe and Valerie Hobson
(aka Mad Love The Hands of Orlac), starring Peter Lorre
, starring Magnificent Obsession Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor
(Der alte und der junge König), starring The Making of a King Emil Jannings ( Germany)
, starring Man of the Moment Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ( GB)
, starring Man on the Flying Trapeze W. C. Fields
, starring The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Ronald Colman and Joan Bennett
, directed by Midshipman Easy Carol Reed, starring Hughie Green and Margaret Lockwood ( GB)
, directed by A Midsummer Night's Dream Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle
(Tange Sazen Yowa: Hyakuman Ry? no Tsubo) ( The Million Ryo Pot Japan)
, starring Les Misérables Fredric March and Charles Laughton
, starring Mississippi Bing Crosby, W. C. Fields and Joan Bennett
, directed by Moscow Nights Anthony Asquith, starring Laurence Olivier ( GB)
, starring The Murder Man Spencer Tracy
, directed by Music Hath Charms Thomas Bentley, starring Henry Hall ( Britain)
, starring Mutiny on the Bounty Clark Gable and Charles Laughton , starring The Mystery of Edwin Drood Claude Rains and Valerie Hobson
, starring Page Miss Glory Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Mary Astor, and Patsy Kelly
, starring Party Wire Jean Arthur and Victor Jory
, starring The Passing of the Third Floor Back Conrad Veidt ( GB)
, directed by Peter Ibbetson Henry Hathaway, starring Gary Cooper and Ann Harding
(Antek policmajster) ( Police Chief Antek Poland)
, starring Princess Tam Tam Josephine Baker ( France)
, starring Private Worlds Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Joel McCrea
, starring Professional Soldier Victor McLaglen , starring Public Hero No. 1 Lionel Barrymore and Jean Arthur
, starring The Raven Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi
, a musical starring Reckless Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone
, directed by Remember Last Night? James Whale, starring Edward Arnold and Constance Cummings
, a musical starring Roberta Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, with an uncredited appearance by Lucille Ball 
, a historical film celebrating Royal Cavalcade George V's silver jubilee with six directors and a large ensemble cast (GB) , directed by Ruggles of Red Gap Leo McCarey, starring Charles Laughton
Comedy film series
Animated short film series
Births January 1 -
Brian G. Hutton, actor, director (died 2014) January 8 -
Elvis Presley, singer, actor (died 1977) January 9 -
Bob Denver, actor (died 2005) January 22 -
Seymour Cassel, actor January 30 -
Elsa Martinelli, actress (died 2017) March 27 -
Julian Glover, English actor April 19 -
Dudley Moore, actor, musician (died 2002) April 21 -
Charles Grodin, actor May 11 -
Doug McClure, actor (died 1995) July 1 -
David Prowse, English bodybuilder, weightlifter and character actor July 17
August 5 -
Michael Ballhaus, cinematographer (died 2017) October 1 -
Julie Andrews, actress November 29 -
Diane Ladd, actress December 1 -
Woody Allen, director, actor December 8 -
Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, German director December 10 -
Jaromil Jire?, Czechoslovak director (died 2001) December 14 - Lee Remick (died 1991)
Deaths March 8 -
Ruan Lingyu, actress, committed suicide (born 1910) March 23 -
Florence Moore, singer, actress (born 1886) May 4 -
Junior Durkin, actor, in a road accident (born 1915) August 15 -
Will Rogers, humorist, actor (born 1879) September 28 -
William K. Dickson, film pioneer, cancer (born 1860) December 16 - Thelma Todd, actress, carbon monoxide poisoning (born 1906)
Notcutt, L. A.; Latham, G. C. (1937). The African and the Cinema: An Account of the Work of the Bantu Educational Cinema Experiment during the Period March 1935 to May 1937. London: Edinburgh House Press.
^ a b c d e f g
The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
^ a b Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951',
Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p55
Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921-51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15.
"The Biggest Money Making Stars of 1934-1935". . Motion Picture Herald Quigley Publishing Company. December 28, 1935. p. 13 . Retrieved 2018.
Lucille Ball on IMDb