The year 1951 in film involved some significant events.
Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati United States of America - Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland premieres, while a disappointment at first it later became a major cult classic in the animation medium.
Top-grossing films (U.S.)
(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
Academy Awards: Best Picture: An American in Paris - Metro-Goldwyn-MayerBest Director: George Stevens - A Place in the SunBest Actor: Humphrey Bogart - The African QueenBest Actress: Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named DesireBest Supporting Actor: Karl Malden - A Streetcar Named DesireBest Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter - A Streetcar Named Desire Golden Globe Awards: Drama:Best Picture: A Place in the SunBest Actor: Fredric March - Death of a SalesmanBest Actress: Jane Wyman - The Blue VeilMusical or comedy:Best Picture: An American in ParisBest Actor: Danny Kaye - On the RivieraBest Actress: June Allyson - Too Young to KissOtherBest Director: Laslo Benedek - Death of a SalesmanSpecial Award: Pictura: An Adventure in Art Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival): Miss Julie (Fröken Julie), directed by Alf Sjöberg, SwedenMiracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival) Rashômon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan
Top ten money making stars
1. John Wayne 2. (tie) Dean Martin Jerry Lewis 3. Betty Grable 4. (tie) Bud Abbott Lou Costello 5. Bing Crosby 6. Bob Hope 7. Randolph Scott 8. Gary Cooper 9. Doris Day 10. Spencer Tracy
Notable films released in 1951
Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere, starring Judd Holdren Don Daredevil Rides Again, starring Ken Curtis and Aline Towne Government Agents vs Phantom Legion, starring Walter Reed Mysterious Island, starring Richard Crane Roar of the Iron Horse, starring Buster Crabbe
Short film series
Mickey Mouse (1928–1956) 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 (1940–1964) Mighty Mouse (1942–1955) Chip and Dale (1943–1956) Yosemite Sam (1945–1963) Terrytoons (1930–1971) Noveltoons (1944–1967)
Jeff Bridges - The Company She Keeps Charles Bronson - You're in the Navy Now Leslie Caron - An American in Paris John Cassavetes - Fourteen Hours James Dean - Fixed Bayonets! Lee Grant - Detective Story Audrey Hepburn - One Wild Oat Grace Kelly - Fourteen Hours Leonard Nimoy - Queen for a Day William Shatner - The Butler's Night Off Rod Steiger - Teresa