3 1936 in film

1936 in film

The year 1936 in film involved some significant events.


*nov 6 - first "Porky Pig" animated cartoon
*February 15 - first Republic serial, "Darkest Africa", released
*September 28 - The Marx Brothers' Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming

Top grossing films

:North America
# "San Francisco"
# "The Great Ziegfeld"
# "One in a Million"
# "Modern Times"
# "Strike Me Pink"
# "Three Smart Girls"
# "Dodsworth"
# "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine"
# "Camille" starring Greta Garbo
# "Libeled Lady"
# "The Milky Way"
# "Red River Valley"
# "Rose Marie"
# "Man of the Frontier"
# "Come and Get It"
# "The Story of Louis Pasteur"
# "Anthony Adverse"
# "Go West, Young Man"
# "Romeo and Juliet"

Academy Awards

*Best Picture: "The Great Ziegfeld" - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
*Best Actor: Paul Muni - "The Story of Louis Pasteur"
*Best Actress: "Luise Rainer" - "The Great Ziegfeld"
*Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan - "Come and Get It"
*Best Supporting Actress: Gale Sondergaard - "Anthony Adverse"

Films released in 1936

*"After the Thin Man", starring William Powell and Myrna Loy
*"Anthony Adverse", starring Fredric March
*"The Big Noise", starring Guy Kibbee, Alma Lloyd, Warren Hull, and Dick Foran
*"The Bohemian Girl", starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
*"Cafe Mascot", starring Geraldine Fitzgerald
*"Camille", starring Greta Garbo
*"Captain January", starring Shirley Temple
*"Ceiling Zero", starring James Cagney
*"The Charge of the Light Brigade", starring Errol Flynn
*"Come and Get It"
*"Dodsworth", starring Walter Huston
*"Follow the Fleet", starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
*"Fury", starring Sylvia Sidney and Spencer Tracy
* "Go West, Young Man", starring Mae West, adapted by her from Lawrence Riley's 1934 stage play "Personal Appearance"
*"The Great Ziegfeld", starring William Powell, Myrna Loy and Luise Rainer
*"Green Pastures", adapted from the 1923 stage play of the same name, starring Eddie Anderson -(film mentioned in article)
*"Intermezzo", starring Ingrid Bergman and Gösta Ekman
*"The Lawless Nineties", starring John Wayne
*"Libeled Lady", starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy and Jean Harlow
*"The Man Who Could Work Miracles", starring Roland Young and Ralph Richardson
*"Mayerling", directed by Anatole Litvak starring Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux
*"Modern Times", written, directed by and starring Charles Chaplin
*"The Moon's Our Home"
*"Mr. Deeds Goes to Town", starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur; directed by Frank Capra
*"My Man Godfrey", starring William Powell and Carole Lombard
*"Man of the Frontier", starring Gene Autry
*"The Mongolian Boy" (Монгол хүү), directed by Ilya Trauberg is released as the first Mongolian film
*"The Petrified Forest", starring Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis
*"Reefer Madness", (also known as "Tell Your Children")
*"Road Gang
*"Romeo and Juliet", starring Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore and Basil Rathbone
*"Rose Marie", starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
*"Show Boat", starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson and Helen Morgan
*"Sabotage", an Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring John Gielgud, Peter Lorre and Madeleine Carroll
*"San Francisco", starring Clark Gable and Jeanette MacDonald
*"Secret Agent", an Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring John Gielgud, Peter Lorre and Madeleine Carroll
*"Small Town Girl", a William Wellman film starring Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor and James Stewart
*"Swing Time", starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
*"Things to Come", based on the story by H.G. Wells
*"The Story of Louis Pasteur", starring Paul Muni
*"Yiddle with his Fiddle", starring Molly Picon


*"Ace Drummond", starring John (Dusty) King
*"The Adventures of Frank Merriwell"
*"The Black Coin"
*"The Clutching Hand"
*"Custer's Last Stand"
*"Darkest Africa", starring Clyde Beatty
*"Flash Gordon", starring Buster Crabbe
*"The Phantom Rider"
*"Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island", starring Ray Mala
*"Shadow of Chinatown"
*"Undersea Kingdom", starring Ray Corrigan
*"The Vigilantes Are Coming"

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

*"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)
*"ComiColor Cartoons" (1933-1936)
*"Happy Harmonies" (1934-1938)
*"Color Rhapsodies" (1934-1949)
*"Rainbow Parades" (1935-1936)
*"Meany, Miny, and Moe" (1936-1937)


*January 22 - Nyree Dawn Porter, English actress (d. 2001)
*January 27 - Troy Donahue, American actor
*January 28 - Alan Alda, United States actor
*February 11 - Burt Reynolds, United States actor
*March 1 - Georgina Spelvin, pornographic film actress
*May 9 - Glenda Jackson, British actress and politician
*August 5 - John Saxon
*August 18 - Robert Redford, actor, director
*August 25 - Hugh Hudson, director
*October 19 - Irina Demick, French actress (d. 2004)
*December 25 - Ismail Merchant Indian film producer


*January 9John Gilbert, American actor
*June 17 - Henry B. Walthall, actor
*October 17 - Suzanne Bianchetti, French actress
*November 26 - Max Schreck, German actor

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