1944 in film

1944 in film

The year 1944 in film involved some significant events.


*July 20 - "Since You Went Away" is released.
*September 6 - "Double Indemnity" is released.

Top grossing films (U.S.)


Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "Going My Way" - Paramount:Best Director: Leo McCarey - "Going My Way" :Best Actor: Bing Crosby - "Going My Way" :Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - "Gaslight":Best Supporting Actor: Barry Fitzgerald - "Going My Way":Best Supporting Actress: Ethel Barrymore - "None but the Lonely Heart"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Best Picture: "Going My Way":Best Director: Leo McCarey, "Going My Way":Best Actor: Alexander Knox - "Wilson":Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - "Gaslight"

Films released in 1944

*"The Adventures of Mark Twain"
*"Arsenic and Old Lace"
*"Between Two Worlds"
*"The Bridge of San Luis Rey"
*"Buffalo Bill"
*"A Canterbury Tale", written and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
*"Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble"
*"Casanova Brown", starring Gary Cooper
*"Christmas Holiday", starring Gene Kelly
*"Cover Girl"
*"Cry of the Werewolf"
*"Double Indemnity", starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson
*"Dragon Seed"
*"The Fighting Seabees"
*"Frenchman's Creek"
*"Gaslight", the Hollywood remake, with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer
* "The Eve of St. Mark"
*"Going My Way"
*"Hail the Conquering Hero"
*"Henry V", directed by and starring Laurence Olivier
*"Hollywood Canteen"
*"Home in Indiana"
*"House of Frankenstein"
*"In Society", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"It Happened Tomorrow"
*"Ivan the Terrible", by director Sergei Eisenstein
*"Jane Eyre (1944 film)", directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine
*"The Keys of the Kingdom", starring Gregory Peck, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, and Roddy McDowall
*"Kismet", starring Ronald Colman and Marlene Dietrich
*"Lady in the Dark"
*"Lady, Let's Dance", ice skating musical starring Belita and comedy ice team Frick and Frack
*"Lost in a Harem", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Meet Me in St. Louis"
*"Meet the People"
*"Mr. Skeffington"
*"Mrs. Parkington"
*"The Miracle of Morgan's Creek"
*"Murder, My Sweet"
*"National Velvet"
*"None but the Lonely Heart"
*"None Shall Escape"
*"North East Corner"
*"Passage to Marseille"
*"The Princess and the Pirate"
*"The Return of the Vampire"
*"The Seventh Cross"
*"The Spider Woman"
*"Since You Went Away"
*"The Sullivans"
*"Thirty Seconds over Tokyo"
*"The Uninvited"
*"The Way Ahead", directed by Carol Reed
*"The White Cliffs of Dover"
*"Wilson", biographical film about President Woodrow Wilson, starring Charles Coburn
*"The Woman in the Window"


*"Black Arrow"
*"Captain America", starring Dick Purcell
*"The Desert Hawk", starring Gilbert Roland and Charles Middleton
*"The Great Alaskan Mystery"
*"Haunted Harbor", starring Kane Richmond
*"Mystery of the River Boat"
*"Raiders of Ghost City"
*"The Tiger Woman", starring Linda Stirling
*"Zorro's Black Whip", starring Linda Stirling

hort film series

*"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" (1934-1956)
*"Goofy" (1939-1955)
*"Andy Panda" (1939-1949)
*"Tom and Jerry (MGM)" (1940-1958)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Woody Woodpecker" (1941-1949)
*"Swing Symphonies" (1941-1945)
*"The Fox and the Crow" (1941-1950)
*"Red Hot Riding Hood" (1943-1949)
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Screwball Squirrel" (1944-1946)
*"Sylvester the Cat" (1944-1966)


*January 6 - Bonnie Franklin, actress
*January 23 - Rutger Hauer, actor
*February 11 - Buddhadev Dasgupta, film director
*May 14 - George Lucas, film director and producer
*August 8 - Peter Weir, film director
*November 23 - Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter
*December 11 - Teri Garr, US actress


* July 20 - Mildred Harris, actress
* December 13 - Lupe Vélez, actress
* December 15 - Glenn Miller, musician, actor

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