1951 in film


1951 in film

The year 1951 in film involved some significant events.

Events

* Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1951.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards:

:Best Picture: "An American in Paris" - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer :Best Director: George Stevens - "A Place in the Sun":Best Actor: Humphrey Bogart - "The African Queen":Best Actress: Vivien Leigh - "A Streetcar Named Desire":Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden - "A Streetcar Named Desire":Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter - "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "A Place in the Sun":Best Actor: Fredric March - "Death of a Salesman":Best Actress: Jane Wyman - "The Blue Veil" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "An American in Paris":Best Actor: Danny Kaye - "On the Riviera" :Best Actress: June Allyson - "Too Young to Kiss"

:Other:Best Director: Laslo Benedek - "Death of a Salesman"

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival)::"Miss Julie" ("Fröken Julie"), directed by Alf Sjöberg, Sweden:"Miracle in Milan" ("Miracolo a Milano"), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):"Rashômon", directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan

Films released in 1951

*"Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man"
*"Ace in the Hole"
*"The African Queen"
*"Alice in Wonderland"
*"An American in Paris"
*"Angels in the Outfield"
*"Bedtime for Bonzo"
*"The Blue Veil"
*"Bright Victory"
*"The Browning Version"
*"Bullfighter and the Lady"
*"Captain Horatio Hornblower"
*"Cause for Alarm!"
*"A Christmas Carol"
*"Come Fill the Cup"
*"Comin' Round The Mountain"
*"Cry, the Beloved Country"
*"David and Bathsheba"
*"The Day the Earth Stood Still"
*"Decision Before Dawn"
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*"Detective Story"
*"Diary of a Country Priest"
*"Early Summer"
*"Flying Leathernecks"
*"Fourteen Hours"
*"The Frogmen"
*"Gerald McBoing-Boing"
*"Go for Broke!"
*"The Great Caruso"
*"He Ran All the Way"
*"Here Comes the Groom"
*"His Kind of Woman"
*"The House on Telegraph Hill"
*"The Idiot"
*"Lambert the Sheepish Lion"
*"Laughter in Paradise"
*"The Lavender Hill Mob"
*"Let's Go Crazy"
*"The Magic Box"
*"The Man in the White Suit"
*"The Mating Season"
*"Miracle in Milan" ("Miracolo a Milano")
*"Miss Julie" ("Fröken Julie")
*"No Highway in the Sky"
*"Olivia"
*"On the Riviera"
*"Pandora and the Flying Dutchman"
*"Penny Points to Paradise"
*"People Will Talk"
*"A Place in the Sun"
*"The Racket"
*"Quo Vadis"
*"Rawhide"
*"The Red Badge of Courage"
*"Rich, Young and Pretty"
*"The River" ("Le Fleuve")
*"Royal Wedding"
*"Show Boat"
*"The Steel Helmet"
*"Strangers on a Train"
*"A Streetcar Named Desire"
*"The Tales of Hoffmann"
*"That's My Boy"
*"The Thing from Another World"
*"The 13th Letter"
*"Vengeance Valley"
*"The Well"
*"When Worlds Collide"
*"Young Wives' Tale"
*"You're in the Navy Now"

erials

*"", starring Judd Holdren
*"Don Daredevil Rides Again", starring Ken Curtis and Aline Towne
*"Government Agents vs Phantom Legion", starring Walter Reed
*"Mysterious Island", starring Richard Crane
*"Roar of the Iron Horse", starring Buster Crabbe

hort film series

*"Mickey Mouse" (1928-1953)
*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)
*"Donald Duck" (1936-1956)
*"Pluto" (1937-1951)
*"Goofy" (1939-1953)
*"Tom and Jerry" (1940-1958)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Mighty Mouse" (1942-1955)
*"Chip and Dale" (1943-1956)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)

Births

*March 13 - Charo, Spanish-American singer & actress
*March 14 - Season Hubley, American actress
*July 13 - Didi Conn, American actress
*July 24 - Lynda Carter, American actress
*August 6 - Catherine Hicks, American actress

Deaths

*January 11Charles W. Goddard, American playwright & screenwriter (b. 1879)
*March 25 - Oscar Micheaux, African American pioneer filmmaker & author (b. 1884)
*April 4 - Al Christie, Canadian-born early Hollywood director/producer (b. 1881)
*June 6 - Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
*June 9 - Mayo Methot, American actress (b. 1904)
*July 23 - Robert J. Flaherty, American pioneer documentary filmmaker (b. 1884)
*August 28 - Robert Walker, American actor (b. 1918)
*August 30 - Konstantin Märska, Estonian cinematographer (b. 1896)
*September 7 - Maria Montez, Dominican-born actress (b. 1912)


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