1948 in film

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List of years in film (table)
  • 1945
  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1948
  • 1949
  • 1950
  • 1951
  • In television
    1945
    1946
    1947
    1948
    1949
    1950
    1951

    The year 1948 in film involved some significant events.

    Events[edit]

    Top-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

    Rank Title Studio Gross
    1. The Red Shoes Eagle-Lion $5,000,000
    2. The Three Musketeers MGM $4,507,000
    3. Red River United Artists $4,500,000
    4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Warner Bros. $4,307,000
    5. When My Baby Smiles at Me 20th Century Fox $4,200,000
    6. Easter Parade MGM $4,100,000
    7. Johnny Belinda
    The Snake Pit
    Warner Bros.
    20th Century Fox
    $4,089,000
    8. Joan of Arc RKO $4,000,000
    9. Adventures of Don Juan Warner Bros. $3,700,000
    10. Homecoming MGM $3,420,000
    11. The Loves of Carmen Columbia $3,395,000
    12. Key Largo Warner Bros. $3,289,000
    13. That Lady in Ermine 20th Century Fox $3,250,000
    14. The Emperor Waltz Paramount $3,209,000
    15. The Search MGM $3,191,000
    16. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House RKO $3,140,000
    17. Hamlet Rank Film $3,075,000
    18. State of the Union MGM $2,745,000
    19. A Foreign Affair Paramount $2,450,000
    20. Sorry, Wrong Number Paramount $2,200,000

    (*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

    Awards[edit]

    Academy Awards:

    Best Picture: Hamlet - Two Cities Films
    Best Director: John Huston - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Best Actor: Laurence Olivier - Hamlet
    Best Actress: Jane Wyman - Johnny Belinda
    Best Supporting Actor: Walter Huston - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Best Supporting Actress: Claire Trevor - Key Largo

    Golden Globe Awards:

    Best Picture (tie): Johnny Belinda
    Best Picture (tie): The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Best Director: John Huston - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Best Actor: Laurence Olivier - Hamlet
    Best Actress: Jane Wyman - Johnny Belinda

    Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival): not held

    Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)

    Hamlet, directed by Laurence Olivier (United Kingdom)
    Best Actor: Ernst Deutsch in Der Prozess
    Best Actress: Jean Simmons in Hamlet

    Top ten money making stars[edit]

    Rank Actor/Actress
    1. Bing Crosby
    2. Betty Grable
    3. (tie) Bud Abbott
    Lou Costello
    4. Gary Cooper
    5. Bob Hope
    6. Humphrey Bogart
    7. Clark Gable
    8. Cary Grant
    9. Spencer Tracy
    10. Ingrid Bergman

    Notable films released in 1948[edit]

    U.S.A. unless stated

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