1946 in film

1946 in film

The year 1946 in film involved some significant events.


Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1946.shtml


Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "The Best Years of Our Lives" - Goldwyn, RKO Radio :Best Director: William Wyler - "The Best Years of Our Lives":Best Actor: Fredric March - "The Best Years of Our Lives" :Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland - "To Each His Own":Best Supporting Actor: Harold Russell - "The Best Years of Our Lives" :Best Supporting Actress: Anne Baxter - "The Razor's Edge" (1946 film)

Golden Globe Awards:

:Best Picture: "The Best Years of Our Lives":Best Director: Frank Capra - "It's a Wonderful Life":Best Actor: Gregory Peck - "The Yearling":Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - "Sister Kenny"

:Best Film Promoting International Understanding: "The Last Chance" (Switzerland)

GRAND PRIX (Cannes Film Festival)::"Portrait of Maria" ("María Candelaria"), directed by Emilio Fernández, Mexico:"The Turning Point" (Великий перелом, "Velikiy perelom"), directed by Fridrikh Markovitch Ermler, Soviet Union:"La Symphonie pastorale", directed by Jean Delannoy, France:"The Last Chance" ("Die Letzte Chance"), directed by Leopold Lintberg, Switzerland:"Men Without Wings" ("Muži bez křídel"), directed by František Čáp, Czechoslovakia:"Rome, Open City" ("Roma, città aperta"), directed by Roberto Rossellini, Italy

Films released in 1946

* "Anna and the King of Siam"
* "Beauty and the Beast" ("La Belle et la Bête"), directed by Jean Cocteau, starring Jean Marais and Josette Day
* "The Beast with Five Fingers", starring Robert Alda and Peter Lorre
* "The Best Years of Our Lives"
* "Beware", directed by Bud Pollard, starring Louis Jordan
* "The Big Sleep", starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
* "The Blue Dahlia"
* "Blue Skies"
* "Boom in the Moon" starring Buster Keaton
* "Brief Encounter"
* "Caesar and Cleopatra" (U.S. release)
* "The Captive Heart", the first Prisoner of War film from World War II
* "Centennial Summer"
* "Children of Paradise" (U.S. release)
* "The Dark Mirror"
* "Decoy", a film noir starring Jean Gillie
* "Dragonwyck"
* "Duel in the Sun"
* "Gallant Journey", directed by William A. Wellman
* "Great Expectations", directed by David Lean
* "Green for Danger", starring Alastair Sim
* "The Green Years"
* "The Harvey Girls", directed by George Sidney, starring Judy Garland
* "Henry V" (U.S. release)
* "Humoresque", directed by Jean Negulesco
* "It's a Wonderful Life", directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart
* "Ivan the Terrible"
* "The Killers"
* "Little Giant", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
* "The Jolson Story"
* "Make Mine Music"
* "A Matter of Life and Death", written and directed by Powell and Pressburger
* "My Darling Clementine"
* "Night and Day"
* "A Night in Casablanca" with the Marx Brothers
* "Notorious", directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
* "The Overlanders
* "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
* "The Razor's Edge", starring Tyrone Power
* "Road to Utopia"
* "Shock"
* "The Seventh Veil" (U.S. release)
* "Sister Kenny"
* "Smithy
* "Song of the South" by Walt Disney, combines animation and live action.
* "The Spiral Staircase"
* "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers"
* "The Stranger", starring Orson Welles and Edward G. Robinson
* "A Stolen Life"
* "Theirs is the Glory"
* "The Time of Their Lives", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
* "To Each His Own"
* "Tomorrow is Forever"
* "Without Reservations"
* "The Yearling", starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman


*"Daughter of Don Q"
*"Chick Carter, Detective"
*"The Crimson Ghost"
*"Hop Harrigan"
*"King of the Forest Rangers", starring Larry Thompson
*"Lost City of the Jungle"
*"The Mysterious Mr. M"
*"The Phantom Rider", starring Robert Kent and Peggy Stewart
*"The Scarlet Horseman"
*"Son of the Guardsman"

hort film series

*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)
*"Popular Science" (1935-1950)

Animated Short Film Series

*"Mickey Mouse" (1928-1952)
*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"Color Rhapsodies" (1934-1949)
*"Donald Duck" (1936-1956)
*"Pluto" (1937-1951)
*"Andy Panda" (1939-1949)
*"Goofy" (1939-1953)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Tom and Jerry" (1940-1958)
*"The Fox and the Crow" (1941-1950)
*"Woody Woodpecker" (1941-1949)
*"Mighty Mouse" (1942-1955)
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Chip and Dale" (1943-1956)
*"Screwball Squirrel" (1943-1946)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)
*"George and Junior" (1946-1948)


*January 5 - Diane Keaton, actress
*January 16 - Kabir Bedi, actor
*January 19 - Dolly Parton, singer, actress
*January 20 - David Lynch, film director
*January 26 - Gene Siskel, film critic, "Siskel and Ebert" (d. 1999)
*April 25 - Talia Shire, actress
*May 20 - Cher, American singer/actress
*September 15- Oliver Stone, American film director
*September 18- Nicholas Clay, actor (d. 2000)
*October 4 - Susan Sarandon, actress
*October 17 - Vicki Hodge, actress
*October 18 - Andrea Zsadon, actress
*October 25 - Edith Leyrer. actress
*October 27 - Carrie Snodgress, actress
*November 6 - Sally Field, actress
*November 8 - Jill Banner, actress (d. 1982)
*November 18 - Andrea Allan, actress
*November 21 - Emma Cohen, actress
*November 21 - Ulla Jessen, actress
*November 22 - Baisho Mitsuko, actress
*November 25 - Marika Lindstrom, actress
*November 27 - Nina Maslova, actress
*December 2 - Gulsun Karamustafa, film director
*December 8 - Sharmila Tagore, actress
*December 14 - Patty Duke, actress
*December 18 - Steven Spielberg, film director


*April 1 - Noah Beery, Sr., American actor
*June 23 - William S. Hart, American actor
*August 10 - Léon Gaumont, French film pioneer
*August 13 - H.G. Wells, British science fiction writer
*August 26 - Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter
*August 28 - Florence Turner, American actress
*September 21 - Olga Engl, Austrian actress
*December 12 - Renée Jeanne Falconetti, French actress

Film Debuts

* Kirk Douglas
* Burt Lancaster

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