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The following is an overview of 1934 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1934 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1934
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Cleopatra Paramount Pictures $1,929,000[1]
2 One Night of Love Columbia Pictures $1,700,000[1]
3 Broadway Bill $1,400,000[1]
4 Forsaking All Others Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,399,000[2]
5 It Happened One Night Columbia Pictures $1,366,000[1]
6 Chained Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,301,000[2]
7 Belle of the Nineties Paramount Pictures $1,300,000[1]
8 Wonder Bar Warner Bros. $1,264,000[3]
9 The Barretts of Wimpole Street Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,258,000[2]
10 Here Comes the Navy Warner Bros. $1,183,000[3]

Events

Academy Awards

Main article: 7th Academy Awards

The 7th Academy Awards was held on February 27, 1935, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. They were hosted by Irvin S. Cobb. For the first time, the Academy standardized the practice – still in effect, notwithstanding changes to the 93rd and 94th Academy Awards as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – that the award eligibility period for a film would be the preceding calendar year.

Most nominations: One Night of Love (Columbia Pictures) – 6

Major Awards

Most Awards: It Happened One Night – 5

It Happened One Night became the first film to perform a "clean sweep" of the top five award categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. This feat would later be duplicated by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1976 and The Silence of the Lambs in 1992. It also was the first romantic comedy to be named Best Picture.

1934 film releases

United States unless stated

January–March

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Notable films released in 1934

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Serials

Comedy film series and shorts

Harold Lloyd (19131938)
Lupino Lane (19151939)
Buster Keaton (19171944)
Laurel and Hardy (19211945)
Our Gang (19221944)
Harry Langdon (19241936)
Wheeler & Woolsey (19291937)
The Three Stooges (19331962)

Animated short film series

Krazy Kat.
Krazy Kat.


Births

Deaths

Debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  2. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. ^ a b Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 15 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  4. ^ a b Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931–1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p55
  5. ^ Eesti Draamateater Archived 2017-09-23 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 30 November 2016.