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List of years in film
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1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
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1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977

The year 1974 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

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Highest-grossing films of 1974
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Blazing Saddles Warner Bros. $119,500,000[1]
2. The Towering Inferno 20th Century Fox / Warner Bros. $116,000,000[2]
3. The Trial of Billy Jack Warner Bros. $89,000,000[3]
4. Young Frankenstein 20th Century Fox $86,273,333[4]
5. Earthquake Universal Pictures $79,666,653[5]
6. The Godfather Part II Paramount Pictures $47,542,841[6]
7. Airport 1975 Universal Pictures $47,285,152[7]
8. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Sunn Classic Pictures $45,411,063[8]
9. The Longest Yard Paramount Pictures $43,008,075[9]
10. Benji Mulberry Square Releasing $39,552,000[10]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 32nd Golden Globe Awards
January 25, 1975
28th BAFTA Awards
February 18, 1975
47th Academy Awards
April 8, 1975
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Chinatown The Longest Yard Lacombe, Lucien The Godfather Part II
Best Director Roman Polanski
Chinatown
Roman Polanski
Chinatown
Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather: Part II
Best Actor Jack Nicholson
Chinatown
Art Carney
Harry and Tonto
Jack Nicholson
The Last Detail / Chinatown
Art Carney
Harry and Tonto
Best Actress Gena Rowlands
A Woman Under the Influence
Raquel Welch
The Three Musketeers
Joanne Woodward
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Best Supporting Actor Fred Astaire
The Towering Inferno
John Gielgud
Murder on the Orient Express
Robert De Niro
The Godfather: Part II
Best Supporting Actress Karen Black
The Great Gatsby
Ingrid Bergman
Murder on the Orient Express
Ingrid Bergman
Murder on the Orient Express
Best Screenplay, Adapted Chinatown
Robert Towne
Chinatown /
The Last Detail
Robert Towne
The Godfather: Part II
Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
Best Screenplay, Original Chinatown
Robert Towne
Best Score The Little Prince
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Murder on the Orient Express
Richard Rodney Bennett
The Godfather: Part II
Carmine Coppola and Nino Rota

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, directed by Ted Kotcheff, Canada

Notable films released in 1974

  1. The Godfather Part II
  2. A Woman Under the Influence
  3. Chinatown

Romance films released in 1974

  1. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Tex Ritter 68 USA Actor, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
3 Gino Cervi 72 Italy Actor Script error: No such module "list".
14 Paul Whitsun-Jones 50 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
31 Samuel Goldwyn 94 Poland Producer, Studio Executive Script error: No such module "list".
February 7 Arline Judge 61 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
11 Anna Q. Nilsson 85 Sweden Actress Script error: No such module "list".
23 Florence Rice 67 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
28 Carole Lesley 38 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
March 3 Barbara Ruick 43 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
5 Billy De Wolfe 67 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
7 Alberto Rabagliati 67 Italy Actor, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
13 Howard St. John 68 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
19 Edward Platt 58 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
April 2 Douglass Dumbrille 84 Canada Actor Script error: No such module "list".
10 Patricia Collinge 81 Ireland Actress Script error: No such module "list".
18 Betty Compson 77 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
20 Peter Lee Lawrence 30 Germany Actor Script error: No such module "list".
24 Bud Abbott 78 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
24 Agnes Moorehead 73 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
May 18 Mary Maguire 55 Australia Actress Script error: No such module "list".
24 Duke Ellington 75 USA Composer Script error: No such module "list".
25 Donald Crisp 91 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
June 10 Lewis R. Foster 75 USA Director, Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
17 Pamela Britton 51 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
28 Frank Sutton 50 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
July 13 Joe Flynn 48 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
13 Marthe Vinot 79 France Actress Script error: No such module "list".
August 13 Ilona Massey 64 Hungary Actress Script error: No such module "list".
September 6 Olga Baclanova 78 Russia Actress Script error: No such module "list".
6 Otto Kruger 89 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
14 Barbara Jo Allen 68 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
14 Warren Hull 71 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
18 Edna Best 74 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
21 Jacqueline Susann 56 USA Author, Actress Script error: No such module "list".
21 Walter Brennan 80 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
22 Stephanie Bidmead 45 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
27 James R. Webb 64 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
October 13 Ed Sullivan 73 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
November 13 Vittorio De Sica 73 Italy Actor, Director, Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
14 Johnny Mack Brown 70 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
25 Rosemary Lane 61 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
December 5 Pietro Germi 60 Italy Actor, Director, Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
10 Paul Richards 50 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
11 Reed Hadley 63 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
15 Anatole Litvak 72 Ukraine Director, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
21 Richard Long 47 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
26 Jack Benny 80 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".

Film debuts

References

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