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.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[1]

Box office numbers were reported at the time as a percentage compared to 'normal' business at each theater. For example, Mrs. Miniver performed at 244% while Billy Wilder's directorial debut The Major and the Minor did a solid 155%. This is why exact dollar grosses for the period are unreliable at best.

Rank Title Studio
1. Mrs. Miniver MGM
2. Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros.
3. Random Harvest MGM
4. Road to Morocco Paramount
5. Reap the Wild Wind Paramount
6. The Black Swan 20th Century Fox
7. Somewhere I'll Find You MGM
8. Holiday Inn Paramount
9. Eagle Squadron Universal
10. The Pride of the Yankees RKO
11. Wake Island Paramount
12. For Me and My Gal MGM
13. Pardon My Sarong Universal
14. My Sister Eileen Columbia
15. Who Done It? Universal
16. The Major and the Minor Paramount
17. This Above All 20th Century Fox
18. The Talk of the Town Columbia
19. My Favorite Blonde Paramount

Academy Awards

1942 film releases

U.S.A unless stated

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Notable films released in 1942

U.S.A unless stated

A

B

C-D

E-F

G-H

I

J-K

L-M

N-O

P

Q-R

S

T-V

W-Z

Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Film Debuts

References

  1. ^ Box Office Digest, June 1943, p.18

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