1942 in film

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The year 1942 in film involved some significant events, in particular the release of a film consistently rated as one of the greatest of all time, Casablanca.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1942 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1942
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Mrs. Miniver Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $5,358,000[1]
2 Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros. $4,800,000[2]
3 Random Harvest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,650,000[1]
4 Reap the Wild Wind Paramount Pictures $4,000,000[3]
5 Holiday Inn
Road to Morocco
$3,800,000[4]
6 The Pride of the Yankees RKO Radio Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $3,671,000[4]
7 Wake Island Paramount Pictures $3,500,000[5]
8 For Me and My Gal Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,894,000[1]
9 Somewhere I'll Find You $2,885,000[1]
10 The Black Swan 20th Century Fox $2,586,000[4]

Events[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

1942 film releases[edit]

U.S.A unless stated

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Notable films released in 1942[edit]

U.S.A unless stated

A[edit]

B[edit]

C-D[edit]

E-F[edit]

G-H[edit]

I[edit]

J-K[edit]

L-M[edit]

N-O[edit]

P[edit]

Q-R[edit]

S[edit]

T-V[edit]

W-Z[edit]

Serials[edit]

Short film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film Debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. ^ a b c "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990.
  5. ^ "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58