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See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... See also: 1938 in film 1939 1940 in film 1930s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Movie historians and film buffs often look back on the year 1939 as the greatest year in film history. ... Other Lists of Movies List of years in film in the 1930s 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 Decades in Film: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s List of movies See also Film, History of cinema Categories: 1930s ... This page indexes the individual year in film pages. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ...


Events

January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Judy Garland, circa 1943. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Bolger, circa early 1930s Ray Bolger (January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American entertainer of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of the Scarecrow in the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. ... Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett Buddy Ebsen (born April 2, 1908; died July 7, 2003) was an American actor, who is best-remembered for his role as Jed Clampett in the popular television series The Beverly Hillbillies. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Noel Langley (December 25, 1911 – November 4, 1980) was a motion picture screenwriter probably best known for being one of the screenwriters for The Wizard of Oz. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... E. Y. Yip Harburg (April 8, 1896 - March 5, 1981) was a lyricist who worked with many well-known composers. ... Harold Arlen, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1960 Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 - April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Bert Lahr, born Irving Lahrheim, (August 13, 1895 - December 4, 1967) was a United States comic actor, best remembered today for his role as the Cowardly Lion in the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, but known during his life for a career in burlesque, vaudeville and Broadway. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett Buddy Ebsen (born April 2, 1908; died July 7, 2003) was an American actor, who is best-remembered for his role as Jed Clampett in the popular television series The Beverly Hillbillies. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Jack Haley (August 10, 1898 - June 6, 1979) was an American film actor. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Margaret Hamilton (December 9, 1902 – May 16, 1985) was an American film actress. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ...

Top grossing films

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Academy Awards

Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Spencer Tracy Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American film actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... This article is about Bette Davis the actress; there is also singer named Betty Davis. ... Jezebel is a 1938 film that tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the years prior to the American Civil War, and how her actions cost her the love of the man she truly loves. ...

Movies released

Movies released in 1938 include:

Errol Flynn as Robin Hood. ... Errol Flynn Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, one of his most famous roles Errol Leslie Thompson Flynn (June 20, 1909–October 14, 1959), was a film actor born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles. ... Photo still of Olivia de Havilland. ... For other uses, see Russian) (May 30, 1220?–November 14, 1263) was a Russian statesman and Grand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir (from 1252). ... Nikolai Constantinovich Cherkasov (Russian Николай Константинович Черкасов), born on 27th July 1903, died on 14th September 1966, was a Soviet actor. ... Alexanders Ragtime Band is the name of a song by Irving Berlin. ... Tyrone Power in 1946 Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... Don Ameche (May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor. ... Alice Faye from her official website, http://www. ... Edward G. Robinson (December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was a Jewish-American actor of stage and film. ... Angels with Dirty Faces is a 1938 film which tells the story of two boys, growing up in the slums of New York City, who take different paths -- one becomes a gangster, one a priest. ... Jimmy Cagney was part of the Legends of Hollywood USPS stamp series. ... James Cagney (center) and OBrien (right) in Angels with Dirty Faces Pat OBrien (November 11, 1899 - October 15, 1983), born William Joseph Patrick OBrien, was a movie actor with over 100 screen credits. ... Stan Laurel Stan Laurel (June 16, 1890 – February 23, 1965), born Arthur Stanley Jefferson, was a comedian and member of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy. ... Oliver Norvell Hardy (1892–1957) Oliver Norvell Hardy (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American film actor. ... With Eleanor Roosevelt in 1950 Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901 - May 13, 1961) was an American film actor whose career spanned the from the 1920s up until the year of his death. ... Girls and Boys Town (previously known as Boys Town) is the name of an organization dedicated to the housing and education of at-risk children. ... Spencer Tracy Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American film actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Joseph Yule, Jr. ... Grant and Hepburn Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 screwball comedy film which tells the story of a scientist who winds up falling in love with a woman who helps him to care for a leopard, named Baby. ... Cary Grant Cary Grantwas born Archibald Alexander Leach in Horfield, Bristol, England on January 18, 1904, was an English-born American actor in mostly American films. ... Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic star of American film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... Ebenezer Scrooge encounters Ignorance and Want in A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol is a short story written by Charles Dickens. ... The Citadel has several meanings: A military college in South Carolina The Citadel of Quebec, a fortress in Quebec City. ... Friedrich Robert Donath (March 18, 1905 – June 9, 1958) was a distinguished English film and stage actor of English, Polish and German descent. ... Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 - November 28, 1976) was an American actress. ... King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director. ... The Dawn Patrol is a 1930 World War I film starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Errol Flynn Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, one of his most famous roles Errol Leslie Thompson Flynn (June 20, 1909–October 14, 1959), was a film actor born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles. ... Four Daughters is a 1938 film which tells the story of a happy musical family whose lives and loves are disrupted by the arrival of a cynical young composer who interjects himself into the daughters romantic lives. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 - May 30, 1967) was an English actor. ... Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic star of American film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... Cary Grant Cary Grantwas born Archibald Alexander Leach in Horfield, Bristol, England on January 18, 1904, was an English-born American actor in mostly American films. ... Jezebel is a 1938 film that tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the years prior to the American Civil War, and how her actions cost her the love of the man she truly loves. ... This article is about Bette Davis the actress; there is also singer named Betty Davis. ... The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. ... Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood in The Lady Vanishes (1938) Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave (March 20, 1908 - March 21, 1985) was an English actor. ... Margaret Lockwood with Michael Redgrave in The Lady Vanishes (1938) Dame Margaret Mary Lockwood (September 15, 1916 - July 15, 1990) was a British actress. ... Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE, (born on August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a British-born American film director closely associated with the thriller genre. ... Pygmalion is a play written by George Bernard Shaw written in 1913. ... Leslie Howard (April 3, 1893 – June 1, 1943) was a British film actor. ... Jack Oakie (November 12, 1903 – January 23, 1978) is an actor. ... Ann Miller was born on April 12, 1923 (some sources still indicate 1919) and died on January 22, 2004. ... Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is an American 1903 childrens classic novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin. ... Shirley Temple in Glad Rags to Riches Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928), later known as Shirley Temple Black, was an American film child actress (considered by many to be the most famous child actor in history) and diplomat. ... Room Service is a 1938 Marx Brothers comedy film in which they portray producers of a play, Hail and Farewell. ... The brothers in Hollywood: (left to right) Chico, Zeppo, Groucho, Harpo The Marx Brothers were a team of sibling comedians that played in vaudeville, stage plays, film and television. ... Reefer Madness is the title of a 1936 film about cannabis, two books, a 2004 off-Broadway musical satirizing the original film (itself made into a television movie in 2005), a song by Hawkwind, and a one-off strip in the comic anthology 2000 AD. 1936 movie Reefer Madness, originally... Reefer Madness is the re-release title of a 1936 film about cannabis, two books, a 2004 off-Broadway musical satirizing the original film (itself made into a television movie in 2005), a song by Hawkwind, and a one-off strip in the comic anthology 2000 AD. // 1936 movie Reefer... Test Pilots work on developing, evaluating and proving experimental aircraft. ... Clark Gable from the cover of Clark Gable: Biography, Filmography, Bibliography by Chrystopher J. Spicer William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 —November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, and the biggest box-office star of the early sound film era. ... Myrna Loy in the 1930s Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 - December 14, 1993) was a United States motion picture actress. ... You Cant Take it With You was an important example of the category of end-of-depression heart warming movies made by Frank Capra in the 1930s. ... Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900 (although sources also cite 1905 and 1908) - June 19, 1991) was an American actress. ... Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878 - November 15, 1954), original name: Lionel Blythe, was an American actor of stage, radio and film, elder brother of Ethel and John Barrymore. ...

Short film series

A poster for the 1931 Our Gang comedy Love Business featuring depictions of (from left to right): Pete the Pup, Jackie Cooper, and Norman Chubby Chaney. ... See also: 1921 in film 1922 1923 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 26 - Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely... See also: 1943 in film 1944 1945 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... Laurel and Hardy Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are probably the most famous comedy duo in film history. ... See also: 1925 in film 1926 1927 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events August - Warner Brothers debuts the first Vitaphone film, Don Juan. ... See also: 1939 in film 1940 1941 in film 1940s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Walt Disneys animated film Pinocchio is released. ...

Animated short film series

Krazy Kat was a comic strip created by George Herriman, appearing in both weekday and Sunday U.S. newspapers published by William Randolph Hearst. ... See also: 1924 in film 1925 1926 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films Ben-Hur His People The Unholy Three The Freshman Movies released Movies released in 1925 include: Ben-Hur, starring Ramon Novarro. ... See also: 1939 in film 1940 1941 in film 1940s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Walt Disneys animated film Pinocchio is released. ... A poster sketch for Sky Scrappers (1928) Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was an animated cartoon character who starred in a series of cartoon motion pictures of 1920s and 1930s released by Universal Studios. ... See also: 1926 in film 1927 1928 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events January 10 - The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang premieres. ... Mickeys most recognizable look has him wearing red shorts and yellow shoes. ... See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. ... See also: 1952 in film 1953 1954 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events September 16 - The Robe debuts as the first anamorphic, widescreen CinemaScope film. ... Silly Symphonies was an acclaimed series of animated short subjects produced by Walt Disney Productions from 1929 to 1938. ... See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ... See also: 1938 in film 1939 1940 in film 1930s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Movie historians and film buffs often look back on the year 1939 as the greatest year in film history. ... See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ... Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers cartoon series that preceded the Merrie Melodies series, and is both WBs first animated theatrical series and the second longest continuous animated series in any medium. ... See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... See also: 1968 in film 1969 1970 in film 1960s in film years in film film Events Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... Mighty Mouse, the signature character of the studio. ... See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... See also: 1963 in film 1964 1965 in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Merrie Melodies end title Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros. ... See also: 1930 in film 1931 1932 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore Academy Awards Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul... See also: 1968 in film 1969 1970 in film 1960s in film years in film film Events Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... Scrappy is a cartoon character created by Sid Marcus for Charles Mintzs Krazy Kat Studio. ... See also: 1930 in film 1931 1932 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore Academy Awards Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul... See also: 1940 in film 1941 1942 in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films Sergeant York Buck Privates, starring Abbott and Costello Tobacco Road Academy Awards Best Picture: How Green Was My Valley - 20th Century-Fox Best Actor: Gary Cooper - Sergeant York Best Actress... Betty Boop from the opening title sequence of the earliest entries in the Betty Boop Cartoons series. ... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ... See also: 1938 in film 1939 1940 in film 1930s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Movie historians and film buffs often look back on the year 1939 as the greatest year in film history. ... Popeye from an opening still from a 1950s Famous Studios cartoon short, with his characteristic corncob pipe and single good eye. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... See also: 1956 in film 1957 1958 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley, opens. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... Color Rhapsodies was a series of ussually one-shot animated cartoon shorts produced by the Screen Gems studio for Columbia Pictures. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... Donald Duck Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character best known for his cartoons from Walt Disney Studios. ... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... See also: 1955 in film 1956 1957 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events November 15 - The film Love Me Tender starring Elvis Presley (his first film) opens. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... ... See also: 1938 in film 1939 1940 in film 1930s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Movie historians and film buffs often look back on the year 1939 as the greatest year in film history. ...

Births

January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Diane Marie Varsi (February 23, 1938 - November 19, 1992) was an American film and television actress. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... Perrette Pradier, born April 17, 1938, is a French actress. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... Jean Seberg Jean Seberg (November 13, 1938 - September 8, 1979) was an American actress born in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA who spent an important part of her career in France. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on The Empire Strikes Back, the first sequel to Star Wars. ...

Deaths


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Encyclopedia: 1938 in film (4347 words)
Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general.
Four Daughters is a 1938 film which tells the story of a happy musical family whose lives and loves are disrupted by the arrival of a cynical young composer who interjects himself into the daughters romantic lives.
The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White.
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