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 Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and the first teaming of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. 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.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1935 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1935
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Mutiny on the Bounty Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,250,000[1]
2 Top Hat RKO Radio Pictures $1,782,000[2]
3 China Seas Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,710,000[1]
4 The Crusades Paramount Pictures $1,700,000[3]
5 Broadway Melody of 1936 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,655,000[1]
6 David Copperfield $1,621,000[1]
7 Love Me Forever Columbia Pictures $1,600,000[4]
8 Steamboat Round the Bend 20th Century Fox $1,528,000[4]
9 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Paramount Pictures $1,500,000[4]
10 Roberta RKO Radio Pictures $1,467,000[2]

Events

Academy Awards

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".

Most nominations: Mutiny on the Bounty (MGM) – 8

Major Awards

Most Awards: 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.[6]

1935 film releases

United States unless stated.

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1935

See also: United States unless stated.

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Serials

Comedy film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

  • March 8 – Ruan Lingyu, Chinese silent film actress, committed suicide (born 1910)
  • March 23 – Florence Moore, American singer and silent film actress (born 1886)
  • May 4 – Junior Durkin, American actor, in a road accident (born 1915)
  • August 15 – Will Rogers, American humorist, actor (born 1879)
  • September 28 – William Kennedy Dickson, British film pioneer, cancer (born 1860)
  • December 16 – Thelma Todd, American actress, carbon monoxide poisoning (born 1906)

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c d The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ a b Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931–1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p55
  3. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. ^ a b c "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "The Biggest Money Making Stars of 1934–1935". Motion Picture Herald. Quigley Publishing Company. December 28, 1935. p. 13. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Lucille Ball at IMDb

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