1950 in film

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The year 1950 in film involved some significant events.


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

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Cinderella* Disney Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley $141,087,000
2. King Solomon's Mines MGM Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger $5,586,000
3. Annie Get Your Gun MGM Betty Hutton, Howard Keel $4,919,000
4. Sunset Boulevard Paramount Gloria Swanson, William Holden $4,425,000
5. Father of the Bride MGM Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor $4,115,000
6. Wabash Avenue Fox Betty Grable, Victor Mature $4,054,000
7. All About Eve Fox Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe $3,600,000
8. Born Yesterday Columbia Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden $3,300,000
9. At War with the Army Paramount Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis $3,100,000
10. My Blue Heaven Fox Betty Grable, Dan Dailey $3,000,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)


Academy Awards:

Best Picture: All About Eve - 20th Century-Fox
Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz - All About Eve
Best Actor: José Ferrer - Cyrano de Bergerac
Best Actress: Judy Holliday - Born Yesterday
Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders - All About Eve
Best Supporting Actress: Josephine Hull - Harvey

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: Sunset Boulevard
Best Actor: José Ferrer - Cyrano de Bergerac
Best Actress: Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: no award
Best Actor: Fred Astaire - Three Little Words
Best Actress: Judy Holliday - Born Yesterday
Best Director: Billy Wilder - Sunset Boulevard

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival): not held

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)

Justice Is Done (Justice est faite), directed by André Cayatte, France

Top Ten Money Making Stars[edit]

Rank Actor/Actress
1. John Wayne
2. Bob Hope
3. Bing Crosby
4. Betty Grable
5. James Stewart
6. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
7. Clifton Webb
8. Esther Williams
9. Spencer Tracy
10. Randolph Scott

Notable films released in 1950[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

















Short film series[edit]



Film debuts[edit]

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