1937 in film


1937 in film

The year 1937 in film involved some significant events.

Events

*April 16 - "Way Out West" premieres in the US.
*May 7 - "Shall We Dance" premieres in the US.

Top grossing films

:North America
#"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
#"Maytime"
#"Saratoga"
#"One Hundred Men and a Girl"
#"Stella Dallas
#"Parnell"
#"The Good Earth"
#"Lost Horizon"
#"The Life of Emile Zola"
#"Dead End"
#"The Hurricane"
#"Wells Fargo"
#"In Old Chicago"
#"Conquest"
#"Damaged Lives"
#"La Grande Illusion"
#"Annapolis Salute"
#"Pépé le Moko"
#"Green Fields"

Academy Awards

*Best Picture: "The Life of Emile Zola" - Warner Bros.
*Best Director: Leo McCarey - "The Awful Truth"
*Best Actor: Spencer Tracy - "Captains Courageous"
*Best Actress: Luise Rainer - "The Good Earth"

Films released in 1937

*"Annapolis Salute" -(remake of 1933 "Midshipman Jack")
*"Artists and Models" (Paramount)
*"The Awful Truth", starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant
*"Bizarre, Bizarre"
*"Broadway Melody of 1938", starring Eleanor Powell and Judy Garland
*"Captains Courageous", starring Spencer Tracy
*"Conquest", starring Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer
*"A Day at the Races", starring the Marx Brothers
*"Daughter of Shanghai"
*"Dead End", starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea and Humphrey Bogart
*"Ever Since Eve", starring Marion Davies and Robert Montgomery
*"A Family Affair" Starring Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, and Fay Holden
*"The Firefly", starring Jeanette MacDonald and Allan Jones
*"The Good Earth", starring Luise Rainer and Paul Muni
*"Good Morning, Boys", starring Will Hay
*"Grand Illusion", starring Jean Gabin and Dita Parlo; directed by Jean Renoir
*"Green Fields"
*"The Hurricane", starring Dorothy Lamour
*"Lancashire Luck", film debut of Wendy Hiller
*"The Life of Emile Zola"
*"Lost Horizon", starring Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt; directed by Frank Capra
*"Maytime", starring Jeanette Macdonald and Nelson Eddy
*"Nothing Sacred", starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March
*"Oh, Mr Porter!", starring Will Hay
*"The Old Mill"
*"One Hundred Men and a Girl, starring Deanna Durbin
*"Parnell", starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy
*"Pépé le Moko", starring Jean Gabin
*"The Perfect Specimen", starring Errol Flynn, screenplay by the playwright Lawrence Riley "et al". (film mentioned in article)
*"The Prisoner of Zenda", starring Ronald Colman
*"Shall We Dance", starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
*"Slim", starring Henry Fonda
*"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", first American feature-length animated movie (Walt Disney Productions)
*"Stage Door", starring Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers
*"A Star Is Born", starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March
*"Stella Dallas", starring Barbara Stanwyck
*"Topper", starring Cary Grant, and Constance Bennett
*"Tovarich", starring Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer
*"Way Out West", starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
*"You Only Live Once", starring Henry Fonda
*"You're Only Young Once" starring Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, and Fay Holden
*"Young and Innocent", directed by Alfred Hitchcock
*"Something to Sing About", directed by Victor Schertzinger

erials

*"Blake of Scotland Yard", starring Ralph Byrd and Herbert Rawlinson
*"Dick Tracy", starring Ralph Byrd
*"Jungle Jim
*"Jungle Menace", starring Frank Buck
*"The Mysterious Pilot", starring Frank Hawks
*"The Painted Stallion", starring Ray Corrigan
*"Radio Patrol"
*"Secret Agent X-9", starring Scott Kolk
*"S.O.S. Coast Guard", starring Ralph Byrd and Bela Lugosi
*"Tim Tyler's Luck", starring Frankie Thomas
*"Wild West Days"
*"Zorro Rides Again", starring John Carroll

hort film series

*"Buster Keaton" (1917–1941)
*"Laurel and Hardy" (1921-1943)
*"Our Gang" (1922-1944)
*"Charley Chase" (1924-1940)
*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)

Animated short film series

*"Krazy Kat" (1925-1940)
*"Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" (1927-1938)
*"Mickey Mouse" (1928-1953)
*"Silly Symphonies" (1929-1939)
*"Screen Songs" (1929-1938)
*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Scrappy" (1931-1941)
*"Betty Boop" (1932-1939)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"Happy Harmonies" (1934-1938)
*"Color Rhapsodies" (1934-1949)
*"Meany, Miny, and Moe" (1936-1937)
*"Donald Duck" (1937-1956)

Births

*January 4 - Dyan Cannon, American actress
*January 15 - Margaret O'Brien, American actress
*January 30 - Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
*February 27 - Barbara Babcock, American actress
*June 1 - Morgan Freeman, actor
*August 8 - Dustin Hoffman, American actor
*September 4 - Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor
*November 4 - Loretta Swit, American actress
*November 21 - Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress
*December 9 - Darwin Joston, American actor
*December 21 - Jane Fonda, American actress

Deaths

*January 2 - Ross Alexander, American actor
*January 23 - Marie Prevost, Canadian-born American actress
*February 3 - Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress
*May 1 - Snitz Edwards, Austro-Hungarian-born American actor
*June 7 - Jean Harlow, American actress
*November 13 - Mrs. Leslie Carter, stage & screen actress


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