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The year 1965 in film involved some significant events, with The Sound of Music topping the U.S. box office.

Events

  • February 15 - George Stevens' production of The Greatest Story Ever Told, a retelling of the account of Jesus Christ, premieres in New York City, New York. It was such a flop with critics and audiences that its failure discouraged production of religious epics for many years. It is considered notable in the 21st century for its impressive landscapes, powerful and provocative cinematography, actor Max von Sydow's debut performance in an American film, and the final film performance of Claude Rains.
  • March 2 - The Rodgers and Hammerstein film adaptation of The Sound of Music, directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, premieres. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon and an instant classic. It successfully displaced Gone with the Wind to become, at the time, the highest-grossing film of all-time. The Sound of Music is credited as the film that saved and restored Twentieth Century-Fox from bankruptcy after it suffered from extremely high production costs and low revenue of Cleopatra, two years prior.
  • July 1 - Blake Edwards's epic comedy The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, and Keenan Wynn, premieres. Initially a flop with critics and audiences, some do admire Edwards' direction, the acting by its ensemble cast, Henry Mancini's music and its climactic pie fight.
  • December 22 - David Lean's film adaptation of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger, and Alec Guinness, premieres and, like The Sound of Music, quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. Its moral story and message of a love and human spirit that defied the communist Soviet Union have made the film a true classic with critics and audiences. It was included among top films by the American Film Institute. In a decade of very difficult times for its studio, Zhivago became the most successful and acclaimed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film since How the West Was Won; it was the greatest MGM film since Ben-Hur.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Director Actors Gross
1. The Sound of Music* 20th Century Fox Robert Wise Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Eleanor Parker, Anna Lee, Portia Nelson, Marni Nixon, Daniel Truhitte, Ben Wright $163,214,286[1]
2. Doctor Zhivago* Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer David Lean Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger, Geraldine Chaplin, Alec Guinness, Ralph Richardson, Tom Courtenay, Siobhán McKenna, Rita Tushingham $111,721,910[2]
3. Thunderball United Artists Terence Young Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Desmond Llewelyn, Bernard Lee $63,595,658[3]
4. Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines 20th Century Fox Ken Annakin Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Terry-Thomas, Robert Morley, Alberto Sordi, Gert Fröbe, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Irina Demick, Red Skelton, Yujiro Ishihara, Karl Michael Vogler, Dame Flora Robson, Sam Wanamaker, Gordon Jackson $31,111,111[4]
5. That Darn Cat! Walt Disney Productions Robert Stevenson Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Frank Gorshin, Grayson Hall, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Ed Wynn $28,068,222[5]
6. The Great Race Warner Bros. Blake Edwards Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Larry Storch, Dorothy Provine, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Ross Martin, George Macready $25,333,333[6]
7. Cat Ballou Columbia Pictures Elliot Silverstein Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye $20,666,667[7]
8. What's New Pussycat? United Artists Clive Donner Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Ursula Andress, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Woody Allen, Paula Prentiss $18,820,000[8]
9. Shenandoah Universal Pictures Andrew V. McLaglen James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, Katharine Ross, Rosemary Forsyth $17,268,889[9]
10. Von Ryan's Express 20th Century Fox Mark Robson Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Brad Dexter, Sergio Fantoni, John Leyton, Edward Mulhare, Wolfgang Preiss, James Brolin, John van Dreelen, Adolfo Celi $17,111,111[10]
11. The Greatest Story Ever Told United Artists George Stevens Max von Sydow, José Ferrer, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston, David McCallum, Roddy McDowall, Dorothy McGuire, Sal Mineo, Donald Pleasence, Sidney Poitier, Claude Rains, Telly Savalas, John Wayne, Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Carroll Baker, Martin Landau, Angela Lansbury $15,473,333[11]
12. For a Few Dollars More United Artists Sergio Leone Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, Aldo Sambrell, Klaus Kinski $15,000,000[12]
13. The Sandpiper Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Vincente Minnelli Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Bronson, Robert Webber $13,691,111[13]
14. A Patch of Blue Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Guy Green Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon $13,500,000[14]
15. The Sons of Katie Elder Paramount Pictures Henry Hathaway John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson, Jr., Earl Holliman, Jeremy Slate, George Kennedy, Dennis Hopper $13,333,333[15]
16. Help! United Artists Richard Lester John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, John Bluthal $12,066,667[16]
17. How to Murder Your Wife United Artists Richard Quine Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas, Claire Trevor $12,000,000[17]
18. Darling Embassy Pictures John Schlesinger Julie Christie, Laurence Harvey, Dirk Bogarde, José Luis de Vilallonga, Roland Curram, Basil Henson $12,000,000[18]
19. The Agony and the Ecstasy 20th Century Fox Carol Reed Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi, Venantino Venantini $8,000,000[19]
20. Do Not Disturb 20th Century Fox Ralph Levy, George Marshall Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Hermione Baddeley, Sergio Fantoni, Reginald Gardiner $8,000,000[20]
21. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Paramount Martin Ritt Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker $7,600,000[21]
22. Ship of Fools Columbia Stanley Kramer Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Oskar Werner, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, José Greco, Michael Dunn $7,000,000[22]
23. The Collector Columbia William Wyler Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne $7,000,000[22]
24. The Train United Artists John Frankenheimer Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Simon $6,800,000[23]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle Enterprises, Twentieth Century-Fox
Best Director: Robert Wise - The Sound of Music
Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou
Best Actress: Julie Christie - Darling
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Balsam - A Thousand Clowns
Best Supporting Actress: Shelley Winters - A Patch of Blue
Best Foreign Language Film: The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze), directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, Czechoslovakia

BAFTA Film Awards:

Best Film from Any Source: My Fair Lady
Best British Film: The IPCRESS File

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Doctor Zhivago
Best Actor: Omar Sharif - Doctor Zhivago
Best Actress: Samantha Eggar - The Collector
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Sound of Music
Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou
Best Actress: Julie Andrews - The Sound of Music
Other
Best Director: David Lean - Doctor Zhivago

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Knack ...and How to Get It, directed by Richard Lester, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa (Sandra of a Thousand Delights), directed by Luchino Visconti, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Alphaville, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, France / Italy

1965 film releases

Christmas films

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  2. La vie heureuse de Léopold Z

Notable films released in 1965

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  2. The Sound of Music
  3. Thunderball

Short film series

Looney Tunes (1930–1969) Merrie Melodies (1931–1969) Speedy Gonzales (1953–1968) Goofy (1965)

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

Woody Allen - What's New Pussycat Robert De Niro - Encounter Sonny & Cher - Wild on the Beach Michael Gambon - Othello Derek Jacobi - Othello George Lucas - director - Look at Life Philip Kaufman - director - Goldstein

References

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  5. "That Darn Cat, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
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  8. "What's New Pussycat?, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  9. "Shenandoah, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  10. "Von Ryan's Express, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
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  12. "For a Few Dollars More, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  13. "The Sandpiper, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
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  17. "How to Murder Your Wife, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  18. Darling, Box Office Information. IMDb. May 19, 2013
  19. "The Agony and the Ecstasy, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  20. "Do Not Disturb, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  21. "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
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  23. "The Train, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
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