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The year 1967 in film involved some significant events. It is widely considered as one of the most ground-breaking years in film, with "revolutionary" films highlighting the change, including: Bonnie and Clyde; The Graduate; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; and In the Heat of the Night .[1]


  • The prototype for the IMAX large-format-film acquisition and screening system is exhibited at Expo 67 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • The MPAA uses a new logo, which is still used today.
  • May 13 — A catastrophic electrical fire at MGM Vault #7 in Culver City, California destroys hundreds of silent and early sound films, leaving many of them lost.
  • August 13 — Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Gene Hackman, premieres. It broke many taboos of its time, such as the glorification of violence. In spite of that, it has been considered a landmark film in Hollywood filmmaking with its groundbreaking and ingenious filmmaking styles and because of that, Bonnie and Clyde brought forth the New Hollywood era, a period of artistic and commercial revival.
  • October 18 — Walt Disney's production of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book premieres. It was the last animated feature film to be personally supervised by Disney himself before his death, the year prior. It was also one of the last Disney films to be personally supervised by him, the others being The Happiest Millionaire and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. The story's moral message of friendship, love, and trust have been embraced by critics and audiences worldwide. The Jungle Book is very famous for its groundbreaking achievements in realistic character animation, voice acting, and choice of voice casting. The film's soundtrack, which includes songs like the Academy Award-nominated "The Bare Necessities", '"I Wan'na Be Like You", "Trust in Me", and "My Own Home", have also contributed to the film's enormous success, as well. It would the last acclaimed and successful animated film to be made by Disney until The Rescuers, ten years later.
  • December 21 — The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman (in his acting film debut), Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross, premieres. Its story of a man with a no-aimed in life, seduced and betrayed by an older woman, and fell in love with her daughter who seemed to help him to find the right path to follow in his life with the strength and will of his own, resonated and embraced Americans as they needed a new hope and direction in life after President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 and America was divided into two. The Graduate was one of some films released in 1967 that broke many taboos that had not been shown previously in American cinema, and more significantly, it represents as the bridge between traditional (pre-1967) and groundbreaking (1967 and onward) achievements filmmaking.

Top-grossing films (US)[]

Rank Title Studio Director Actors Gross
1. The Graduate AVCO Embassy / United Artists Mike Nichols Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Norman Fell $104,901,839[2]
2. The Jungle Book Walt Disney Productions / Walt Disney Feature Animation Wolfgang Reitherman Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders, Louis Prima, Darleen Carr, Verna Felton, J. Pat O'Malley $73,741,048[3]
3. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Columbia Pictures Stanley Kramer Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton, Beah Richards, Roy Glenn, Cecil Kellaway, Isabel Sanford $56,666,667[4]
4. Bonnie and Clyde Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Arthur Penn Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Wilder $50,700,000[5]
5. The Dirty Dozen Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Robert Aldrich Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker $45,300,000[6]
6. Valley of the Dolls 20th Century Fox Mark Robson Sharon Tate, Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, Susan Hayward, Martin Milner, Paul Burke $44,432,255[7]
7. You Only Live Twice United Artists Lewis Gilbert Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Charles Gray, Bernard Lee $43,084,787[8]
8. To Sir, with Love Columbia Pictures James Clavell Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall $42,432,803[9]
9. The Born Losers American International Pictures T.C. Frank Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James, Jane Russell $36,000,000[10]
10. Thoroughly Modern Millie Universal Pictures George Roy Hill Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, James Fox, Carol Channing, Beatrice Lillie $34,335,025[11]
11. Camelot Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Joshua Logan Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries $31,102,578[12]
12. In the Heat of the Night United Artists Norman Jewison Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Beah Richards, Larry Gates $24,379,978[13]
13. Casino Royale Columbia Pictures Ken Hughes David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen $22,744,718[14]
14. I Am Curious (Yellow) Janus Films Vilgot Sjöman Vilgot Sjöman, Lena Nyman $20,238,100[15]
15. Barefoot in the Park Paramount Pictures Gene Saks Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer $19,994,515[16]
16. Wait Until Dark Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Terrence Young Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Jack Weston, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. $17,550,741[17]
17. Cool Hand Luke Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Stuart Rosenberg Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet, Clifton James $16,217,773[18]
18. In Cold Blood Columbia Pictures Richard Brooks Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Scott Wilson, Paul Stewart, Jeff Corey, Charles McGraw $13,000,000[19]
19. Hombre 20th Century Fox Martin Ritt Paul Newman, Fredric March, Diane Cilento, Richard Boone, Martin Balsam, Barbara Rush $12,000,000[20]
20. Divorce American Style Columbia Pictures Bud Yorkin Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards, Van Johnson $12,000,000[21]
21. Two for the Road 20th Century Fox Stanley Donen Albert Finney, Audrey Hepburn $12,000,000[22]
22. In Like Flint 20th Century Fox Gordon Douglas James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Jean Hale $11,000,000[23]
23. The Trip American International Pictures Roger Corman Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper $10,000,000[24]
24. Doctor Dolittle 20th Century Fox Richard Fleischer Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Geoffrey Holder, Richard Attenborough $9,000,000[25]
25. The Taming of the Shrew Columbia Pictures Franco Zeffirelli Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton $8,000,000[26]


Academy Awards:

Best Picture: In the Heat of the Night - Mirisch, United Artists
Best Director: Mike Nichols - The Graduate
Best Actor: Rod Steiger - In the Heat of the Night
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Best Supporting Actor: George Kennedy - Cool Hand Luke
Best Supporting Actress: Estelle Parsons - Bonnie and Clyde
Best Foreign Language Film: Closely Watched Trains (Ostře sledované vlaky), directed by Jiří Menzel, Czechoslovakia

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: In the Heat of the Night
Best Actor: Rod SteigerIn the Heat of the Night
Best Actress: Edith EvansThe Whisperers
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Graduate
Best Actor: Richard HarrisCamelot
Best Actress: Anne BancroftThe Graduate
Best Director: Mike NicholsThe Graduate
Best English Language Foreign Film: The Fox, United Kingdom
Best Foreign Film: Live for Life (Vivre pour vivre), France

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Blowup, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Belle de jour, directed by Luis Buñuel, France / Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Le départ, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, Belgium==Notable films released in 1967==
  1. The Dirty Dozen
  2. You Only Live Twice

Romance films released in 1967[]

  1. The Graduate
  2. Bonnie and Clyde

Short Film Series[]


  • January 2 - Tia Carrere, American actress
  • January 14 - Emily Watson, English actress
  • February 10 - Laura Dern, American actress
  • February 13 – Carolyn Lawrence, American actress and voice actress
  • February 19 - Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor
  • March 1 - Rosyam Nor, Malaysian actor
  • March 16 - Lauren Graham, American actress
  • April 17 - Kimberly Elise, American actress
  • April 18 - Maria Bello, American actress
  • May 1 - Scott Coffey, American actor/director
  • May 31 - Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress
  • June 6 - Paul Giamatti, American actor
  • June 19 - Mia Sara, American actress
  • June 20 - Nicole Kidman, Australian actress
  • July 1 - Pamela Anderson, American actress
  • July 16 - Will Ferrell, American actor
  • July 18 - Vin Diesel, American Actor
  • July 22 – Rhys Ifans, Welsh actor and singer
  • July 23 - Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (d. 2014)
  • September 11 - Harry Connick, Jr., American actor and singer
  • October 3 - Tiara Jacquelina, Malaysian actress
  • October 4 - Liev Schreiber, American actor
  • October 5 - Guy Pearce, Australian actor
  • October 28 - Julia Roberts, American actress
  • November 13 - Steve Zahn , American actor
  • November 22 - Mark Ruffalo, American actor
  • November 28 - Anna Nicole Smith, American model and actress (d. 2007)
  • December 11 - Mo'Nique, American actress
  • December 13 - Jamie Foxx, American actor
  • December 16 - Miranda Otto, Australian actress


  • January 8 – Zbigniew Cybulski, 39, Polish actor, Ashes and Diamonds, The Saragossa Manuscript
  • January 21 – Ann Sheridan, 51, American actress, Angels with Dirty Faces, Kings Row
  • January 22 – Jobyna Ralston, 67, American actress, Wings, The Freshman
  • January 28
    • Ruut Tarmo, 70, Estonian actor
    • Václav Wasserman, 68, Czech actor, screenwriter and director
  • February 6 – Martine Carol, 46, French actress, Lola Montes, Around the World in 80 Days
  • February 14 – Sig Ruman, 82, German actor, Stalag 17, Ninotchka
  • February 15 – Antonio Moreno, 79, Spanish-American actor and director, The Searchers, Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • February 16
    • Smiley Burnette, 55, American actor, King of the Cowboys, Ridin' on a Rainbow
    • Amund Rydland, (79), Norwegian actor
  • February 21 - Charles Beaumont, 38, American television and film writer, Brain Dead, The Intruder
  • February 24 – Franz Waxman, 60, German film composer, Stalag 17, Mister Roberts
  • March 5 – Mischa Auer, 61, Russian actor, You Can't Take It With You, Destry Rides Again
  • March 6 – Nelson Eddy, 65, American singer and actor, Make Mine Music, The Chocolate Soldier
  • March 11 – Geraldine Farrar, 85, American singer and actress, Carmen, Joan the Woman
  • April 10 - Aage Winther-Jørgensen, 66, Danish actor, The Rector of Veilbye, Bussen
  • April 15 – Totò, 69, Italian actor and writer, Big Deal on Madonna Street, The Hawks and the Sparrows
  • April 22 - Tom Conway, 62, Russian-American actor, The Falcon's Brother, Cat People
  • April 24 - Frank Overton, 49, American actor, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fail-Safe
  • April 29 - Anthony Mann, 60, American director, El Cid, Winchester '73
  • May 7 - Judith Evelyn, 58, American actress, Rear Window, Giant
  • May 8
    • LaVerne Andrews, 55, American singer and actress (Andrews Sisters), Road to Rio, Follow the Boys
    • Barbara Payton, 39, American actress, Bride of the Gorilla, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  • May 30 – Claude Rains, 77, British actor, Casablanca, Notorious
  • June 7 - Dorothy Parker, 73, American writer, A Star Is Born, Saboteur
  • June 10 – Spencer Tracy, 67, American actor, Judgment at Nuremberg, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • June 10 - Frank Butler, 76, British-American screenwriter, Going My Way, Road to Morocco
  • June 16 – Reginald Denny, 75, British actor, Rebecca, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • June 26 – Françoise Dorléac, 25, French actress, The Soft Skin, Cul-de-sac
  • June 29 – Jayne Mansfield, 34, American actress, The Wayward Bus, The Girl Can't Help It
  • July 8 – Vivien Leigh, 53, British actress, Gone with the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • July 17 – Enzo Petito, 69, Italian actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • July 21
    • Basil Rathbone, 75, British actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    • David Weisbart, 52, American film editor and producer, Rebel Without a Cause, Them!
  • August 9 – Anton Walbrook, 70, Austrian actor, La Ronde, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • August 13 – Jane Darwell, 87, American actress, The Grapes of Wrath, Gone with the Wind
  • August 25 – Paul Muni, 71, Ukrainian-American actor, Scarface, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • September 1 - James Dunn, 65, American actor, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Bright Eyes
  • October 12 - Nat Pendleton, 72, American actor, former Olympic swimmer, The Thin Man, The Great Ziegfeld
  • November 1 - Benita Hume, 61, British actress, Tarzan Escapes, The Private Life of Don Juan
  • November 9 - Charles Bickford, 76, American actor, Days of Wine and Roses, The Song of Bernadette
  • November 29 - Theo Marcuse, 47, American actor, The Cincinnati Kid, Harum Scarum
  • December 4 - Bert Lahr, 72, American actor, The Wizard of Oz, Sing Your Worries Away
  • December 21 - Stuart Erwin, 64, American actor, Pigskin Parade, Going Hollywood

Film debuts[]


  1. Harris, Mark (2009). Pictures at a revolution : five movies and the birth of the new Hollywood. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0143115038.
  2. "The Graduate, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  3. "The Jungle Book, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  4. "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  5. "Bonnie and Clyde, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  6. "The Dirty Dozen, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  7. "Valley of the Dolls, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  8. "You Only Live Twice, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  9. "To Sir, With Love, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  10. "The Born Losers, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  11. "Thoroughly Modern Millie, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  12. "Camelot, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  13. "In the Heat of the Night, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  14. "Casino Royale, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  15. "I Am Curious (Yellow), Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  16. "Barefoot in the Park, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  17. "Wait Until Dark, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  18. "Cool Hand Luke, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  19. "In Cold Blood, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  20. "Hombre, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  21. "Divorce American Style, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  22. "Two for the Road, Box Office Information". IMDb. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  23. "In Like Flint, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  24. "The Trip, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  25. "Doctor Dolittle, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  26. "The Taming of the Shrew, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 13, 2013.

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