The year 1937 in film involved some significant events, including the Walt Disney production of the first American full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- April 16 – Way Out West premieres in the US.
May 7 – Shall We Dance premieres in the US. May 11 – Captains Courageous premieres in the US. June 7 – Actress Jean Harlow passes away aged 26. July 9 – The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire. December 21 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premieres in the US.
Top-grossing films (U.S.)
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|1.||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||Disney/RKO Radio Pictures||voices of Adriana Caselotti and Lucille La Verne|
|2.||The Good Earth||MGM||Paul Muni and Luise Rainer|
|3.||One Hundred Men and a Girl||Universal||Deanna Durbin and Leopold Stokowski|
|4.||Topper||MGM||Constance Bennett and Cary Grant|
|5.||Wee Willie Winkie||20th Century Fox||Shirley Temple|
|6.||Stella Dallas||Goldwyn/United Artists||Barbara Stanwyck|
|7.||In Old Chicago||20th Century Fox||Tyrone Power, Alice Faye and Don Ameche|
|8.||The Prince and the Pauper||Warner Bros.||Errol Flynn|
|9.||Saratoga||MGM||Clark Gable and Jean Harlow|
|10.||The Life of Emile Zola||Warner Bros.||Paul Muni|
|11.||Lost Horizon||Columbia||Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt|
|12.||Dead End||United Artists||Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Claire Trevor and Humphrey Bogart|
|13.||The Hurricane||United Artists||Dorothy Lamour|
|14.||Heidi||20th Century Fox||Shirley Temple|
|15.||Conquest||MGM||Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer|
|16.||Personal Property||MGM||Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor|
Best Picture: The Life of Emile Zola – Warner Bros. Best Director: Leo McCarey – The Awful Truth Best Actor: Spencer Tracy – Captains Courageous Best Actress: Luise Rainer – The Good Earth
Top ten money-making stars
1. Shirley Temple 2. Clark Gable 3. Robert Taylor 4. Bing Crosby 5. William Powell 6. Jane Withers 7. (tie) Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers 8. Sonja Henie 9. Gary Cooper 10. Myrna Loy
Notable films released in 1937
Blake of Scotland Yard, starring Ralph Byrd and Herbert Rawlinson Dick Tracy, starring Ralph Byrd Jungle Jim Jungle Menace, starring Frank Buck The Mysterious Pilot, starring Frank Hawks The Painted Stallion, starring Ray Corrigan Radio Patrol Secret Agent X-9, starring Scott Kolk S.O.S. Coast Guard, starring Ralph Byrd and Bela Lugosi Tim Tyler's Luck, starring Frankie Thomas Wild West Days Zorro Rides Again, starring John Carroll
Comedy film series
Harold Lloyd (1913–1938) Charlie Chaplin (1914–1940) Lupino Lane (1915–1939) Buster Keaton (1917–1944) Laurel and Hardy (1921-1945) Our Gang (1922–1944) Wheeler and Woolsey (1929-1937) The Marx Brothers (1929–1946) The Three Stooges (1933–1962)
Animated short film series
Krazy Kat (1925–1940) Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (1927–1938) Mickey Mouse (1928–1953) Silly Symphonies Woodland Café Little Hiawatha The Old Mill
Screen Songs (1929–1938) Looney Tunes (1930–1969) Terrytoons (1930–1964) Merrie Melodies (1931–1969) Scrappy (1931–1941) Betty Boop (1932–1939) Popeye (1933–1957) Happy Harmonies (1934–1938) Color Rhapsodies (1934–1949) Meany, Miny, and Moe (1936-1937) Donald Duck (1937-1956)
Glenn Ford - Night in Manhattan Ronald Reagan - Love Is on the Air Lana Turner - They Won't Forget