1944 in Film
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1944 in Film

The year 1944 in film involved some significant events, including the wholesome, award-winning Going My Way plus popular murder mysteries such as Double Indemnity, Gaslight and Laura.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[1]

Box office numbers were reported at the time as a percentage compared to "normal" business at each theater. For example, Going My Way performed at a massive 264% while To Have and Have Not was a hit at 173%. This is why exact dollar grosses for the period are unreliable at best.

Rank Title Studio
1. Going My Way Paramount
2. Wilson 20th Century-Fox
3. Since You Went Away United Artists
4. Lady in the Dark Paramount
5. Meet Me in St. Louis MGM
6. Mrs. Parkington MGM
7. Here Come the Waves Paramount
8. The Story of Dr. Wassell Paramount
9. Winged Victory 20th Century-Fox
10. Hollywood Canteen Warner Bros.
11. The Princess and the Pirate RKO
12. National Velvet MGM
13. Gaslight MGM
14. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo MGM
15. Arsenic and Old Lace Warner Bros.
16. Mr. Skeffington Warner Bros.
17. The White Cliffs of Dover MGM
18. Dragon Seed MGM
19. Cover Girl Columbia
20. Frenchman's Creek Paramount

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Going My Way - Paramount
Best Director: Leo McCarey - Going My Way
Best Actor: Bing Crosby - Going My Way
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - Gaslight
Best Supporting Actor: Barry Fitzgerald - Going My Way
Best Supporting Actress: Ethel Barrymore - None but the Lonely Heart

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: Going My Way
Best Director: Leo McCarey, Going My Way
Best Actor: Alexander Knox - Wilson
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - Gaslight

Top Ten Money Making Stars

1944 film releases

January-March

April-June

  • April 1944
    • 9 April
    • 17 April
      • The Lady and the Monster
    • 25 April
      • Pin Up Girl
      • And the Angels Sing
  • May 1944
    • 5 May
      • Follow the Boys
    • 13 May
      • Cowboy and the Senorita
    • 22 May
      • The Eve of St Mark
    • 27 May
      • The Tiger Woman
  • June 1944
    • 1 June
      • Address Unknown

July-September

  • July 1944
    • 2 July
      • The Hairy Ape
    • 6 July
      • Double Indemnity
    • 8 July
      • Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    • 12 July
      • The Invisible Man's Revenge
    • 14 July
      • Summer Storm
    • 20 July
      • Since You Went Away
    • 22 July
      • The Adventures of Mark Twain
    • 24 July
      • The Seventh Cross
  • August 1944
    • 12 August
      • Mr Skeffington
    • 17 August
      • Cry of the Werewolf
    • 23 August
      • Marriage is a Private Affair
    • 30 August
      • Till We Meet Again
  • September 1944
    • 2 September
      • Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
    • 9 September
      • Crime By Night
    • 12 September
      • Strangers in the Night
    • 23 September
      • Arsenic and Old Lace

October-December

  • October 1944
    • 17 October
      • None but the Lonely Heart
  • November 1944
    • 1 November
      • Something for the Boys
    • 3 November
      • The Woman in the Window
    • 11 November
      • Bluebeard
    • 28 November
      • Meet Me in St Louis
  • December 1944
    • 1 December
      • House of Frankenstein
    • 5 December
      • Blonde Fever
    • 6 December
      • Nothing but Trouble
    • 18 December
      • Dangerous Passage
    • 22 December
      • Winged Victory
    • 29 December
      • Tomorrow the World

Notable films released in 1944

U.S.A. unless stated

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Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Film Debuts

References

  1. ^ Box Office Digest, March 1945, p. 18.

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