1941 in film


1941 in film

The year 1941 in film involved some significant events, in particular the release of a film consistently rated as one of the greatest films of all time, Citizen Kane.

Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Academy Awards

*Best Picture: "How Green Was My Valley" - 20th Century-Fox
*Best Actor: Gary Cooper - "Sergeant York"
*Best Actress: Joan Fontaine - "Suspicion"

Films released in 1941

*"Adam Had Four Sons"
*"Andy Hardy's Private Secretary", starring Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, and Fay Holden
*"Ball of Fire"
*"Blood and Sand"
*"Blossoms in the Dust", starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon
*"Broadway Limited", starring Victor McLaglen, Marjorie Woodworth, Dennis O'Keefe, and Patsy Kelly
*"Bowery Blitzkrieg"
*"Buck Privates", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Caught in the Draft"
*"The Chocolate Soldier"
*"Citizen Kane", directed by and starring Orson Welles
*"The Corsican Brothers"
*"The Devil and Daniel Webster" (often billed as "All That Money Can Buy")
*"The Devil and Miss Jones"
*"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner
*"Dumbo"
*"Flying Wild"
*"Forty-Ninth Parallel"
*"The Gang's All Here" starring Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland
*"The Great Lie"
*"Hatter's Castle"
*"Hellzapoppin'"
*"Here Comes Mr. Jordan"
*"High Sierra"
*"Hit the Road"
*"Hold Back the Dawn"
*"Hold That Ghost", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"How Green Was My Valley"
*"In the Navy", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Keep 'Em Flying", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Kipps"
*"Lady Be Good"
*"The Lady Eve"
*"Life Begins for Andy Hardy" starring Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, and Fay Holden
*"The Little Foxes"
*"Louisiana Purchase"
*"Major Barbara"
*"The Maltese Falcon", starring Humphrey Bogart
*"Man Hunt"
*"Man Made Monster", starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Lionel Atwill
*"Mob Town"
*"Mr. Bug Goes to Town"
*"One Foot in Heaven"
*"Penny Serenade"
*"Pride of the Bowery"
*"Princess Iron Fan"
*"Rage in Heaven"
*"Red River Valley", directed by Joseph Kane
*"The Reluctant Dragon"
*"Sergeant York"
*"The Shanghai Gesture"
*"Shining Victory", starring James Stephenson and Geraldine Fitzgerald
*"Skylark"
*"Spooks Run Wild"
*"Sullivan's Travels"
*"Sun Valley Serenade"
*"Suspicion"
*"Tank Patrol"
*"Target for Tonight"
*"Tarzan's Secret Treasure"
*"They Died with Their Boots On"
*"Tobacco Road"
*"War Front"
*"Western Union"
*"The Wolf Man"
*"You Belong to Me"

erials

*"The Adventures of Captain Marvel", starring Tom Tyler, directed by William Witney and John English
*"Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc", starring Ralph Byrd, directed by William Witney and John English
*"The Green Hornet", starring Gordon Jones
*"Holt of the Secret Service", directed by James W. Horne
*"The Iron Claw", directed by James W. Horne
*"Jungle Girl", starring Frances Gifford, directed by William Witney and John English
*"King of the Texas Rangers", directed by William Witney and John English
*"Riders of Death Valley", directed by Ray Taylor and Ford Beebe
*"Sea Raiders", directed by Ray Taylor and Ford Beebe
*"Sky Raiders", directed by Ray Taylor and Ford Beebe
*"The Spider Returns", starring Warren Hull, directed by James W. Horne
*"White Eagle", directed by James W. Horne

hort film series

*"Buster Keaton" (1917-1941)
*"Laurel and Hardy" (1921-1943)
*"Our Gang" (1922-1944)
*"The 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" (1937-1956)
*"Walter Lantz Cartunes (also known as New Universal Cartoons or Cartune Comedies)" (1938-1942)
*"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)
*"Superman" (1941-1943)

Births

*January 5 - Miyazaki Hayao, Japanese film maker
*January 8 - Graham Chapman, comedian
*January 14 - Faye Dunaway, actress
*April 20 - Ryan O'Neal, actor
*June 25 - Denys Arcand, screenwriter, film director
*June 27 - Krzysztof Kieślowski, film director
*October 4 - Anne Rice, horror/fantasy writer
*November 5 - Art Garfunkel, singer, occasional actor
*December 9 - Beau Bridges, actor

Deaths

*January 4 - Henri Bergson, writer
*January 10 - Joe Penner, comedian, actor
*May 12 - Ruth Stonehouse, actress, film director


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