1964 in film


1964 in film

The year 1964 in film involved some significant events.

Events

* January 29 - The film "Dr. Strangelove" is released.
* March 6 - Elvis Presley's 14th motion picture, "Kissin' Cousins" is released to theaters.
* July 6 - "A Hard Day's Night", the first Beatles film, premieres.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1964.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards:

:Best Picture: "My Fair Lady" - Warner Bros.:Best Director: George Cukor - "My Fair Lady":Best Actor: Rex Harrison - "My Fair Lady":Best Actress: Julie Andrews - "Mary Poppins":Best Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov - "Topkapi":Best Supporting Actress: Lila Kedrova - "Zorba the Greek":Best Foreign Language Film: "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" ("Ieri, oggi, domani"), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "Becket":Best Actor: Peter O'Toole - "Becket":Best Actress: Anne Bancroft - "The Pumpkin Eater"

:Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "My Fair Lady":Best Actor: Rex Harrison - "My Fair Lady":Best Actress: Julie Andrews - "Mary Poppins"

:Other:Best Director: George Cukor - "My Fair Lady"

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)::"Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" ("The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"), directed by Jacques Demy, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)::"Il deserto rosso" ("The Red Desert"), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)::"Susuz Yaz" ("Dry Summer"), directed by Ismail Metin, Turkey

Films released in 1964

* "633 Squadron"
* "The Americanization of Emily"
* "At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul"
* "Bedtime Story"
* "Becket"
* "The Best Man"
* "Blood and Black Lace", directed by Mario Bava
* "The Carpetbaggers"
* "Circus World", starring John Wayne
* "Cheyenne Autumn"
* "The Disorderly Orderly", starring Jerry Lewis
* "", directed by Stanley Kubrick
* "Ensign Pulver"
* "Face of the Screaming Werewolf"
* "Fail-Safe"
* "The Fall of the Roman Empire"
* "Father Goose
* "A Fistful of Dollars" (Italy release)
* "The Flesh Eaters"
* "From Russia with Love" (U.S. release)
* "Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
* "Goldfinger"
* "Good Neighbor Sam", starring Jack Lemmon
* "Hamlet" (Russian adaptation)
* "A Hard Day's Night", starring The Beatles
* "The Incredible Mr. Limpet", starring Don Knotts
* "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home"
* "The Killers"
* "Kissin' Cousins", starring Elvis Presley
* "Marnie"
* "Mary Poppins", starring Julie Andrews
* "The Masque of the Red Death"
* "Mothra vs. Godzilla
* "My Fair Lady"
* "The Night of the Iguana"
* "Nothing But the Best"
* "One Potato, Two Potato"
* "The Patsy", starring Jerry Lewis
* "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" ("The Umbrellas of Cherbourg")
* "The Pink Panther", starring Peter Sellers
* "The Pumpkin Eater"
* "Robin and the 7 Hoods", starring Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby
* "Robinson Crusoe on Mars"
* "Roustabout", starring Elvis Presley
* "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
* "Séance on a Wet Afternoon"
* "Seven Up!"
* "A Shot in the Dark", starring Peter Sellers
* "The Thin Red Line"
* "Topkapi"
* "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
* "The Visit"
* "Viva Las Vegas", starring Elvis Presley
* "Welcome, or No Trespassing", starring Evgeni Evstigneev
* "What a Way to Go!"
* "Woman in the Dunes"
* "The Yellow Rolls-Royce"
* "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" ("Ieri, oggi, domani")
* "Zorba the Greek" (aka "Alexis Zorbas")
* "Zulu", starring Michael Caine and Stanley Baker

hort Film Series

* "Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
* "Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
* "Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
* "Speedy Gonzales" (1953-1968)

Births

* January 7 - Nicolas Cage, actor
* January 13 - Penelope Ann Miller, actress
* January 18 - Jane Horrocks, actress
* February 15 - Chris Farley, actor
* February 24 - Todd Field, director
* March 9 - Juliette Binoche, actress
* March 17 - Rob Lowe, actor
* June 15 - Courteney Cox, actress
* July 26 - Sandra Bullock, actress
* September 2 - Keanu Reeves, actor

Deaths

* January 29 - Alan Ladd, 50, American actor
* February 27 - Orry-Kelly, 66, Australian-born costume designer for American films
* March 23 - Peter Lorre, 59, Hungarian actor, later career in American films
* April 18 - Ben Hecht, 70, American playwright and screenwriter
* May 10 - Carol Haney, 39, American dancer, actress
* May 13 - Diana Wynyard, 58, British actress
* August 6 - Cedric Hardwicke, 71, British actor
* August 12 - Ian Fleming, 56, British author of "James Bond" novels
* August 28 - Gracie Allen, 69 American actress, comedienne
* September 28 - Harpo Marx, 75, American comedy actor (The Marx Brothers)
* September 28 - Nacio Herb Brown, 68, American songwriter and composer
* October 23 - Jo Swerling, 71, American screenwriter
* December 9 - Edith Sitwell, 77, British actress
* December 11 - Percy Kilbride, 76, American actor
* December 14 - William Bendix, 58, American actor


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