1951 in Film
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1951 in Film

The year 1951 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross rental
1. Quo Vadis MGM $11,902,000
2. Alice in Wonderland* Disney $7,196,000
3. Show Boat MGM $5,533,000
4. A Streetcar Named Desire Warner Brothers $4,800,000
5. David and Bathsheba Fox $4,720,000
6. An American in Paris MGM $4,531,000
7. The African Queen United Artists $4,300,000
8. A Place in the Sun Paramount $4,213,000
9. Strangers on a Train Warner Brothers $3,800,000
10. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman MGM $3,500,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Top-grossing films by country

The highest-grossing 1951 films from countries outside of North America.

Country Title Studio Domestic gross
India Awaara R. K. Films $4,830,000[n 2]
Soviet Union In Peaceful Time Dovzhenko Film Studios $1,470,000[n 4]

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: An American in Paris - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Best Director: George Stevens - A Place in the Sun
Best Actor: Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen
Best Actress: Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire
Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden - A Streetcar Named Desire
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter - A Streetcar Named Desire

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: A Place in the Sun
Best Actor: Fredric March - Death of a Salesman
Best Actress: Jane Wyman - The Blue Veil
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: An American in Paris
Best Actor: Danny Kaye - On the Riviera
Best Actress: June Allyson - Too Young to Kiss
Other
Best Director: Laslo Benedek - Death of a Salesman
Special Award: Pictura: An Adventure in Art

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival):

Miss Julie (Fröken Julie), directed by Alf Sjöberg, Sweden
Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)

Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan

Top ten money making stars

Notable films released in 1951

U.S.A. release unless stated

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Serials

Short film series

Births

Deaths

The Oscar winner Warner Baxter publicity photo.

Film Debuts

Notes

  1. ^ 4.7619 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1950 to 1965[2]
  2. ^ INR2.3 crore[1] (US$4.83 million)[n 1]
  3. ^ 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960[5]
  4. ^ 5.875 million SUR (23.5 million Soviet tickets sold,[3] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[4] 4 SUR per USD[n 3]

References


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