1943 in film


1943 in film

The year 1943 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Awards

16th Academy Awards

:Best Picture: "Casablanca" - Warner Bros. :Best Director: Michael Curtiz - "Casablanca":Best Actor: Paul Lukas - "Watch on the Rhine":Best Actress: Jennifer Jones - "The Song of Bernadette":Best Supporting Actor: Charles Coburn - "The More the Merrier", :Best Supporting Actress: Katina Paxinou - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

1st Golden Globe Awards

:Best Picture: "The Song of Bernadette":Best Director: Henry King - "The Song of Bernadette":Best Actor: Paul Lukas - "Watch on the Rhine":Best Actress: Jennifer Jones - "The Song of Bernadette"

Films released in 1943

*"A Guy Named Joe"
*"Action in the North Atlantic"
*"Air Force"
*"The Ape Man"
*"Background to Danger", by Raoul Walsh with Peter Lorre
*"Bataan"
*"Bombardier", starring Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott, and Anne Shirley
*"Cabin in the Sky"
*"Calling Dr. Death" the first of the Inner Sanctum Mysteries, starring Lon Chaney, Jr.
*"Crazy House"
*"Coney Island"
*"The Constant Nymph"
*"Corvette K-225"
*"Crash Dive"
*"The Dancing Masters"
*"The Demi-Paradise"
*"Der Fuehrer's Face", Donald Duck's Academy Award-winning short
*"Destination Tokyo"
*"Five Graves to Cairo"
*"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
*"Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and Béla Lugosi
*"The Gang's All Here"
*"Hangmen Also Die!"
*"Heaven Can Wait"
*"Hello, Frisco, Hello"
*"Hit the Ice", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Hitler's Children"
*"Holy Matrimony"
*"The Human Comedy"
*"It Ain't Hay", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Journey into Fear"
*"Lassie Come Home"
*"The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"
*"Madame Curie"
*"The Man in Grey", the first of the Gainsborough melodramas
*"Millions Like Us"
*"Mission to Moscow"
*"The More the Merrier"
*"Mr. Lucky"
*"Münchhausen"
*"No Time for Love"
*"The North Star"
*"Old Acquaintance"
*"The Ox-Bow Incident"
*"Phantom of the Opera", starring Claude Rains
*"Princess O'Rourke"
*"Riding High"
*"Sahara"
*"Shadow of a Doubt", directed by Alfred Hitchcock
*"Sherlock Holmes in Washington"
*"The Song of Bernadette"
*"So Proudly We Hail!"
*"Spitfire" (originally released as "The First of the Few" in the U.K.)
*"Star Spangled Rhythm"
*"Stormy Weather"
*"A Stranger in Town"
*"Tender Comrade"
*"This is the Army"
*"Thousands Cheer"
*"Titanic"
*"Victory Through Air Power"
*"War of the Wildcats" (a.k.a. "In Old Oklahoma")
*"Watch on the Rhine"
*"We Dive at Dawn"
*"We've Never Been Licked"
*"You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith", screenplay by the playwright Lawrence Riley "et al". (film mentioned in article)

erials

*"Adventures of the Flying Cadets"
*"The Adventures of Smilin' Jack"
*"Batman", starring Lewis Wilson
*"Daredevils of the West", starring Allan Lane, directed by John English
*"Don Winslow of the Coast Guard"
*"G-Men vs the Black Dragon", starring Rod Cameron, directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
*"The Masked Marvel", directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
*"The Phantom", starring Tom Tyler
*"Secret Service in Darkest Africa", starring Rod Cameron, directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet

hort film series

*"Laurel and Hardy" (1921-1943)
*"Our Gang" (1922–1944)
*"Three Stooges" (1934-1959)

Animated short film series

*"Mickey Mouse" (1928–1953)
*"Looney Tunes" (1930–1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930–1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931–1969)
*"Scrappy" (1931–1941)
*"Popeye" (1933–1957)
*"Color Rhapsodies" (1934–1949)
*"Donald Duck" (1934–1956)
*"Daffy Duck" (1937 – 1966)
*"Goofy" (1939–1955)
*"Andy Panda" (1939–1949)
*"Tom and Jerry (MGM)" (1940–1958)
*"Woody Woodpecker" (1941–1949)
*"Swing Symphonies" (1941–1945)
*"The Fox and the Crow" (1941–1950)
*"Red Hot Riding Hood" (1943–1949)
*"Chip 'n Dale" (1943–1956)
*"Droopy" (1943–1958)

Births

*January 3 - Van Dyke Parks, musician, composer
*January 13 - Richard Moll, actor
*February 20 - Mike Leigh, director
*March 15 - David Cronenberg, director
*March 31 - Christopher Walken, actor
*May 24 - Gary Burghoff, American actor
*May 31 - Sharon Gless, actress
*June 13 - Malcolm McDowell, actor
*August 15 - Barbara Bouchet, actress
*August 17 - Robert De Niro, actor
*October 4 - John Bindon, actor and bodyguard
*October 22 - Catherine Deneuve, actress
*December 21 - Jack Nance, actor

Deaths

*February 14 - Dora Gerson, German actress (b. 1899)
*June 1 - Leslie Howard, Academy Award-nominated British actor (b. 1893)


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