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The year 1950 in film involved some significant events.


February 15 - Walt Disney Studios' animated film Cinderella debuts. July 19 - Walt Disney Studios' first completely live-action film Treasure Island debuts.

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

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. King Solomon's Mines MGM Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, and Hugo Haas $9,955,000
2. All About Eve Fox Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm $8,400,000
3. Cinderella Disney Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley $8,000,000
4. Annie Get Your Gun MGM Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, and Edward Arnold $7,756,000
5. Father of the Bride MGM Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, and Billie Burke $6,084,000
6. Sunset Boulevard Paramount Gloria Swanson, William Holden, and Erich von Stroheim $5,000,000
7. Born Yesterday Columbia Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, and William Holden $4,150,000
8. Wabash Avenue Fox Betty Grable, Victor Mature, and Phil Harris $4,054,000
9. At War with the Army Paramount Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Polly Bergen $3,100,000
10. My Blue Heaven Fox Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, David Wayne, and Mitzi Gaynor $3,000,000


Academy Awards: Best Picture: All About Eve - 20th Century-FoxBest Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz - All About EveBest Actor: José Ferrer - Cyrano de BergeracBest Actress: Judy Holliday - Born YesterdayBest Supporting Actor: George Sanders - All About EveBest Supporting Actress: Josephine Hull - Harvey Golden Globe Awards: Drama:Best Picture: Sunset BoulevardBest Actor: José Ferrer - Cyrano de BergeracBest Actress: Gloria Swanson - Sunset BoulevardMusical or comedy:Best Picture: no awardBest Actor: Fred Astaire - Three Little WordsBest Actress: Judy Holliday - Born YesterdayOtherBest 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[]



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[]

  1. Annie Get Your Gun


Atom Man vs. Superman, starring Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill and Lyle Talbot Cody of the Pony Express Desperadoes of the West, starring Tom Keene Flying Disc Man from Mars, starring Walter Reed and Lois Collier The Invisible Monster, starring Richard Webb and Aline Towne The Mystery of the Snakeskin Belt Pirates of the High Seas, starring Buster Crabbe

Short film series[]

Mickey Mouse (1928–1952) Looney Tunes (1930–1969) Merrie Melodies (1931–1969) Popeye (1933–1957) The Three Stooges (1934–1959) Donald Duck (1936–1956) Pluto (1937–1951) Goofy (1939–1953) Tom and Jerry (1940–1958) Bugs Bunny (1940–1962) The Fox and the Crow (1941-1950) Mighty Mouse (1942–1955) Chip and Dale (1943–1956) Yosemite Sam (1945–1963) Noveltoons (1943–1967)



Film debuts[]

Marlon Brando - The Men Tippi Hedren - The Petty Girl Sophia Loren - Totò Tarzan Peter Sellers - The Black Rose Robert Wagner - The Happy Years