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The year 1964 in film involved some significant events, including two highly successful musical films, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins.

Events

  • March 6 - Elvis Presley's 14th motion picture, Kissin' Cousins, is released to theaters.
  • July 6 - A Hard Day's Night, the first Beatles film, premieres.
  • October - In Photoplay magazine, Hedda Hopper announces that Sophia Loren and Paul Newman will star in the film version of Arthur Miller's play After the Fall, with Loren in the role that was written about Marilyn Monroe. The film is never made.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. My Fair Lady Warner Bros. Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison $72,000,000[1]
2. Goldfinger United Artists Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Harold Sakata $51,081,062[2]
3. Mary Poppins Disney Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke $31,000,000[3]
4. The Carpetbaggers Paramount George Peppard, Carroll Baker, Alan Ladd, Elizabeth Ashley $28,409,547[4]
5. From Russia with Love United Artists Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya $24,796,765[5]
6. A Fistful of Dollars United Artists Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch $14,500,000[6]
7. Father Goose Universal International Cary Grant, Leslie Caron $12,500,000[7]
8. A Shot in the Dark United Artists Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer $12,368,234[8]
9. A Hard Day's Night United Artists The Beatles $12,299,668[9]
10. The Night of the Iguana MGM Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr $12,000,000[10]
11. What a Way to Go! Fox Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin $11,180,531[11]
12. The Unsinkable Molly Brown MGM Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley $11,070,559[12]
13. The Pink Panther United Artists Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine $10,878,107[13]
14. Viva Las Vegas MGM Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret $9,442,967[14]
15. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Columbia Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Tracy Reed $9,440,272[15]
16. Becket Paramount Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole $9,164,370[16]
17. Send Me No Flowers Universal International Rock Hudson, Doris Day $9,129,247[17]
18. Good Neighbor Sam Columbia Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Edward G. Robinson $9,072,726[18]
19. Zorba the Greek Fox Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas $9,000,000[19]
20. Sex and the Single Girl Warner Bros. Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda $8,000,000[20]
21. Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Fox Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten $8,000,000[21]
22. Marnie Universal International Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery $7,000,000[22]
23. Topkapi United Artists Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell $7,000,000[23]
24. Man's Favorite Sport? Universal International Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy $6,000,000[24]
25. Kiss Me, Stupid Lopert Dean Martin, Kim Novak $5,000,000
26. Dead Ringer Warner Bros. Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford $2,000,000
27. Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! Columbia Pictures Daws Butler, Don Messick, Julie Bennett $2,492,678

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: My Fair Lady - Warner Bros.
Best Director: George Cukor - My Fair Lady
Best Actor: Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady
Best Actress: Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov - Topkapi
Best Supporting Actress: Lila Kedrova - Zorba the Greek
Best Foreign Language Film: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Becket
Best Actor: Peter O'Toole - Becket
Best Actress: Anne Bancroft - The Pumpkin Eater
Best Supporting Actress: Agnes Moorehead - Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Best Supporting Actor: Edmund O'Brien - Seven Days in May
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: My Fair Lady
Best Actor: Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady
Best Actress: Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
Other
Best Director: George Cukor - My Fair Lady

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), directed by Jacques Demy, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Il deserto rosso (The Red Desert), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Susuz Yaz (Dry Summer), directed by Ismail Metin, Turkey

1964 film releases

  1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  2. Woman in the Dunes
  3. Red Desert
  4. A Fistful of Dollars
  5. The Gospel According to St. Matthew
  6. A Hard Day's Night
  7. Goldfinger
  8. Zulu
  9. Mary Poppins
  10. My Fair Lady
  11. The Lively Set

Action films released in 1964

  1. Goldfinger
  2. Three Outlaw Samurai
  3. That Man from Rio

Romance films released in 1964

  1. Gertrud

Short film series

Births

  • January 7 - Nicolas Cage, actor/producer/director
  • January 13 - Penelope Ann Miller, actress
  • January 18 - Jane Horrocks, actress
  • January 27 - Bridget Fonda, actress
  • February 5 - Laura Linney, actress
  • February 15 - Chris Farley, actor (d. 1997)
  • February 18 - Matt Dillon, actor
  • February 24 - Todd Field, director/actor
  • March 9 - Juliette Binoche, actress
  • March 17 - Rob Lowe, actor
  • April 7 - Russell Crowe, actor
  • April 20 - Crispin Glover, actor
  • May 12 - Pierre Morel, French film director
  • May 25 - Ray Stevenson, Irish actor
  • June 9 - Gloria Reuben, actress/singer
  • June 15 - Courteney Cox, actress
  • July 26 - Sandra Bullock, actress
  • August 2 - Mary-Louise Parker, actress
  • August 16 - William Salyers, actor and voice actor
  • September 2 - Keanu Reeves, actor
  • December 4 - Marisa Tomei, actress
  • December 8 - Teri Hatcher, actress

Deaths

  • January 21 - Joseph Schildkraut, 67, Austrian actor, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Life of Emile Zola, Viva Villa!
  • January 27 - Norman Z. McLeod, 65, American director, The Paleface, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • January 29 - Alan Ladd, 50, American actor, Shane, The Blue Dahlia
  • February 24 - Frank Conroy, 73, British actor, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Naked City
  • February 27 - Orry-Kelly, 66, Australian costume designer, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon
  • February 29 - Frank Albertson, 55, American actor, It's a Wonderful Life, Psycho
  • March 23 - Peter Lorre, 59, Hungarian actor, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon
  • April 18 - Ben Hecht, 70, American playwright and screenwriter, Notorious, His Girl Friday
  • May 10 - Carol Haney, 39, American dancer, actress, The Pajama Game, Invitation to the Dance
  • May 13 - Diana Wynyard, 58, British actress, Cavalcade, Gaslight
  • June 27 - Mona Barrie, 54, British actress, Mystery Woman, Ladies Love Danger
  • July 26 - William A. Seiter, 73, American film director, The Beautiful and Damned, Sons of the Desert, Roberta
  • August 6
    • Cedric Hardwicke, 71, British actor, Rope, Suspicion
    • Reed Howes, 64, American model and actor, The Dawn Rider, Paradise Canyon
  • August 12 - Ian Fleming, 56, British author of James Bond novels, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • August 27 - Gracie Allen, 69, American comedy actress, A Damsel in Distress, The Big Broadcast of 1936
  • September 28
    • Harpo Marx, 75, American comedy actor (The Marx Brothers), Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera
    • Nacio Herb Brown, 68, American songwriter and composer, The Broadway Melody, Glorifying the American Girl
  • October 10 - Eddie Cantor, 72, American actor, singer, comedian, Whoopee!, Kid Millions
  • October 15 - Cole Porter, 73, American composer and songwriter, Night and Day, High Society
  • October 19 - Russ Brown, American actor, Damn Yankees, Anatomy of a Murder
  • October 23 - Jo Swerling, 71, American screenwriter, It's a Wonderful Life, Guys and Dolls
  • October 27 - Rudolph Maté, 66, Hungarian cinematographer and director, D.O.A., When Worlds Collide
  • December 9 - Edith Sitwell, 77, British actress
  • December 11 - Percy Kilbride, 76, American actor, The Southerner, State Fair
  • December 14 - William Bendix, 58, American actor, Lifeboat, Detective Story
  • December 31 - Gertrude Michael, 53, American actress, Murder at the Vanities, Women in Bondage

Film debuts

References

  1. "My Fair Lady (1964)". Box Office Mojo.
  2. "Box Office Information for Goldfinger". Box Office Mojo. 1964-12-22. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  3. "Box Office Information for Mary Poppins". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  4. Box Office Information for The Carpetbaggers. The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  5. Box Office Information for From Russia with Love. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  6. Box Office Information for A Fistful of Dollars. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  7. Box Office Information for Father Goose. The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  8. "A Shot in the Dark (1964)". Box Office Mojo. 1964-06-23. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  9. Box Office Information for A Hard Day's Night. The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  10. Box Office Information for The Night of the Iguana. IMDb. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  11. Box Office Information for What a Way to Go! The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  12. Box Office Information for The Unsinkable Molly Brown The Numbers. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  13. "The Pink Panther (1964) (1964)". Box Office Mojo. 1964-04-11. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  14. Box Office Information for Viva Las Vegas. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  15. Box Office Information for Dr. Strangelove. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  16. Box Office Information for Becket. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  17. Box Office Information for Send Me No Flowers. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  18. Box Office Information for Good Neighbor Sam. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  19. Box Office Information for Zorba the Greek. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  20. "All-Time B.O. Champs", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25.
  21. "Big Rental Pictures of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966 p 6.
  22. Box Office Information for Marnie. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  23. Box Office Information for Topkapi. The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  24. Box Office Information for Man's Favorite Sport? The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2013.

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