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The year 1976 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

See also: List of 1976 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1976 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1976
Rank Title Distributor Domestic rentals
1 Rocky United Artists $55,900,000[1]
2 A Star Is Born Warner Bros. $37,100,000[1]
3 King Kong Paramount Pictures $36,900,000[1]
4 Silver Streak 20th Century Fox $30,018,000[2]
5 All the President's Men Warner Bros. $30,000,000[1]
6 The Omen 20th Century Fox $28,500,000[1]
7 The Bad News Bears Paramount Pictures $24,800,000[1]
8 The Enforcer Warner Bros. $24,000,000[1]
9 In Search of Noah's Ark Sunn Classic Pictures $23,800,000[1]
10 Midway Universal Pictures $21,610,435[2]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 34th Golden Globe Awards
January 29, 1977
30th BAFTA Awards
March 24, 1977
49th Academy Awards
March 28, 1977
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Rocky A Star Is Born One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Rocky
Best Director Sidney Lumet
Network
Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
John G. Avildsen
Rocky
Best Actor Peter Finch
Network
Kris Kristofferson
A Star Is Born
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Peter Finch
Network
Best Actress Faye Dunaway
Network
Barbra Streisand
A Star Is Born
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Faye Dunaway
Network
Best Supporting Actor Laurence Olivier
Marathon Man
Brad Dourif
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jason Robards
All the President's Men
Best Supporting Actress Katharine Ross
Voyage of the Damned
Jodie Foster
Taxi Driver and Bugsy Malone
Beatrice Straight
Network
Best Screenplay, Adapted Paddy Chayefsky
Network
Alan Parker
Bugsy Malone
William Goldman
All the President's Men
Best Screenplay, Original Paddy Chayefsky
Network
Best Original Score Kenneth Ascher and Paul Williams
A Star Is Born
Bernard Herrmann
Taxi Driver
Jerry Goldsmith
The Omen
Leonard Rosenman
Bound for Glory
Best Original Song "Evergreen"
A Star Is Born
N/A "Evergreen"
A Star Is Born
Best Foreign Language Film Face to Face N/A Black and White in Color

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1976

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1976 Wide-release movies

January–March

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11 Jim the World's Greatest Universal Pictures Don Coscarelli (director/screenplay); Craig Mitchell (screenplay); Gregory Harrison, Reggie Bannister, Rory Guy, Marla Pennington, Robbie Wolcott, Karen McLain, David Lloyd Drama Live Action
14 Killer Force American International Pictures Val Guest (director); Gerald Sanford, Michael Winder (screenplay); Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda, Hugh O'Brian, O.J. Simpson, Maud Adams, Christopher Lee, Ian Yule, Richard Loring, Clive Scott, Robert Drayton, Michael Mayer, Victor Melleney, Stuart Brown, Marina Christelis, Frank Shelley, Peter Van Dissel, Cocky Thlothlalemaje Thriller Live Action
18 Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde Dimension Pictures Inc. William Crain (director); Lawrence Woolner (screenplay); Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O'Henry, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Milt Kogan, Stu Gilliam, Marc Alaimo, Elizabeth Robinson, Della Thomas Horror Live Action
27 The Four Deuces Embassy Pictures / AmeriEuro Pictures Corp William H. Bushnell (director); C. Lester Franklin (screenplay); Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Warren Berlinger, Adam Roarke, Gianni Russo, Hard Boiled Haggerty, Johnny Haymer, Martin Kove, Robert Deman, Carl Weathers, Lois Foraker, James Jeter, Robert Shayne, Cherie Latimer, E.J. Peaker, Damon Douglas, Ben Frommer, Mickey Morton, Jack O'Leary, Sierra Bandit, Isaac Goz, Lany Gustavson, David Jolliffe, Richard Molinare, Arnold Moreno, Rob Reece Comedy Live Action
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4 Next Stop, Greenwich Village 20th Century Fox Paul Mazursky (director/screenplay); Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith, Christopher Walken, Antonio Fargas, Mike Kellin, Lou Jacobi, Dori Brenner, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Joe Spinell, Stuart Pankin, Vincent Schiavelli, Rochelle Oliver, Rashel Novikoff, Michael Egan Comedy, Drama Live Action
6 Echoes of a Summer United Artists Don Taylor (director); Robert L. Joseph (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Richard Harris, Lois Nettleton, Brad Savage, Geraldine Fitzgerald, William Windom Family, Drama Live Action
9 Taxi Driver Columbia Pictures / Bill/Phillips Productions / Italo-Judeo Productions Martin Scorsese (director); Paul Schrader (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, Cybill Shepherd, Harry Northup, Victor Argo, Joe Spinell, Martin Scorsese, Steven Prince Crime, Drama Live Action
10 Hot Potato Warner Bros. Oscar Williams (director/screenplay); Jim Kelly, George Memmoli, Irene Tsu, Ron Prince, Yuen Biao, Geoffrey Binney, Judith Brown, Sam Hiona, Hardy Stockmann, Metta Rungrat, Supakorn Songssermvorakul, Somchai Meekunsut, Veerapol Pitavan, Puchong Makaraj Action Live Action
11 Gable and Lombard Universal Pictures Sidney J. Furie (director); Barry Sandler (screenplay); James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh, Allen Garfield, Red Buttons, Joanne Linville, Melanie Mayron, Alice Backes, Ross Elliot, Morgan Brittany, Noah Keen, Alan Dexter, S. John Launer, William Bryant, Robert Karnes, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Aron Kincaid, Army Archerd, Frank Ashmore, Ivan Bonar, Bill Quinn Biography Live Action
No Deposit, No Return Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Norman Tokar (director); Arthur Alsberg, Don Nelson (screenplay); David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi, Charles Martin Smith, Barbara Feldon, Kim Richards, Brad Savage, John Williams, Vic Tayback, Robert Hastings, Louis Guss, Barney Phillips, James Hong, Stu Gilliam, Milt Kogan, Iris Adrian, Henry Slate, Richard O'Brien, Ruth Manning, Olive Dunbar Crime, Comedy Live Action
13 Jack and the Beanstalk Columbia Pictures / Group TAC / Nippon Herald Films Gisaburō Sugii (director); Shūji Hirami (screenplay); Billie Lou Watt, Corinne Orr, Ray Owens, Jack Grimes Adventure, Family Animation
15 Deadly Hero AVCO Embassy Pictures / City Time Partners Ivan Nagy (director); George Wislocki, Don Petersen (screenplay); Don Murray, Diahn Williams, James Earl Jones, Lilia Skala, Conchata Ferrell, George S. Irving, Ron Weyand, Treat Williams, Hank Garrett, Dick Anthony Williams, Josh Mostel, Rutanya Alda, Charles Siebert, Beverly Johnson, Chu Chu Malave, Danny DeVito, Deborah Harry Neo-Noir, Thriller Live Action
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Faces Distribution John Cassavetes (director/screenplay); Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Morgan Woodward, Azizi Johari, Robert Phillips, Meade Roberts, Haji, Val Avery, John Finnegan, James Lew, John Red Kullers, Al Ruban, Virginia Carrington, Alice Friedland, Donna Marie Gordon, Carol Warren, Derna Wong Davis, Kathalina Veniero, Soto Joe Hugh Neo-Noir, Crime Live Action
19 Grey Gardens Portrait Films David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer (directors); Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, Norman Vincent Peale, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Jerry Torre, Lois Wright, Brooks Hyers, Jack Helmuth Documentary Live Action
27 Griffin and Phoenix ABC Circle Films Daryl Duke (director); John Hill (screenplay); Peter Falk, Jill Clayburgh, Sally Kirkland, George Chandler, John Harkins, Ken Sansom, John Lehne, Dorothy Tristan, Ben Hammer, Milton Parsons, Randy Faustino, Steven Rogers, Rod Haase Romance, Drama Live Action
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3 The First Nudie Musical Paramount Pictures Mark Haggard (director); Bruce Kimmel (director/screenplay); Leslie Ackerman, Diana Canova, Bruce Kimmel, Cindy Williams, Frank Doubleday, Hy Pyke, Susan Buckner, Ron Howard, Alan Abelew, Stephen Nathan, Alexandra Morgan, Kathleen Hietata, Art Marino, Greg Finley, Herb Graham, Rene J. Hall, Susan Stewart, Jerry Hoffman, Wade Crookham, Eileen Ramsey, Claude Spence, Allison Cohen Musical, Comedy Live Action
5 Black Shampoo Dimension Pictures Greydon Clark (director/screenplay); Alvin L. Fast (screenplay); John Daniels, Tanya Boyd, Skip E. Lowe, Joe Ortiz, Gary Allen, Anne Gaybis, Jack Mehoff, Bruce Kerley Blaxploitation Live Action
11 Creature from Black Lake Howco International Pictures / Cinema Shares International Distribution / Jim McCullough Productions Joy N. Houck Jr. (director/screenplay); Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple, John David Carson, Bill Thurman, Roy Tatum Horror Live Action
Robin and Marian Columbia Pictures / Rastar Richard Lester (director); James Goldman (screenplay); Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Nicol Williamson, Denholm Elliott, Ronnie Barker, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Holm, Richard Harris, Bill Maynard, Esmond Knight, Veronica Quilligan, Peter Butterworth, John Barrett, Kenneth Cranham, Victoria Abril Romance, Adventure Live Action
12 I Will, I Will... for Now 20th Century Fox / Brut Productions Norman Panama (director/screenplay); Albert E. Lewin (screenplay); Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino, Victoria Principal, Robert Alda, Warren Berlinger, Madge Sinclair, Candy Clark, Carmen Zapata, George Tyne, Renata Vanni Romance, Comedy Live Action
13 One Summer Love American International Pictures Gilbert Cates (director); N. Richard Nash (screenplay); Beau Bridges, Susan Sarandon, James Noble, Ann Wedgeworth, Linda Miller, Mildred Dunnock, Harriet Rogers, Martin Burke, Michael B. Miller Romance, Drama Live Action
17 Moving Violation 20th Century Fox / Santa Fe Productions Charles S. Dubin (director); David R. Osterhout, William Norton (screenplay); Stephen McHattie, Kay Lenz, Eddie Albert, Lonny Chapman, Will Geer, Jack Murdock, John S. Ragin, Francis De Sales, Dick Miller, Paul Linke, Dennis Redfield, Michael Ross Verona Action Live Action
18 The Man Who Fell to Earth British Lion Films Nicolas Roeg (director); Paul Mayersberg (screenplay); David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry, Bernie Casey, Adrienne La Russa, Albert Nelson, Claudia Jennings, Jim Lovell, Jackson D. Kane, Rick Riccardo, Tony Mascia Sci-Fi, Drama Live Action
Mustang Country Universal Pictures John C. Champion (director/screenplay); Joel McCrea, Robert Fuller, Patrick Wayne, Nika Mina Western Live Action
25 The Slipper and the Rose Universal Pictures / David Paradine Productions Bryan Forbes (director/screenplay); Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman (screenplay); Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven, Annette Crosbie, Edith Evans, Christopher Gable, Michael Hordern, Margaret Lockwood, Kenneth More, Lally Bowers, Julian Orchard, Rosalind Ayres, Sherrie Hewson, John Turner, Keith Skinner, Peter Graves, Polly Williams Musical Live Action
26 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw American International Pictures Mark L. Lester (director); Vernon Zimmerman (screenplay); Lynda Carter, Marjoe Gortner, Jesse Vint, Gerrit Graham, Belinda Balaski, Peggy Stewart, Chuck Russell, Virgil Frye, James Gammon, Merrie Lynn Ross, Gene Drew, Richard Breeding, John Durren, Howard R. Kirk, Aly Yoder, Jesse Price, Jose Toledo Crime, Drama Live Action
Ride a Wild Pony Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Don Chaffey (director); Rosemary Anne Sisson (screenplay); Robert Bettles, Eva Griffith, Michael Craig, John Meillon, Alfred Bell, Roy Haddrick, Peter Gwynne, Melissa Jaffer, Lorraine Bayly, Wendy Playfair, Kate Clarkson, Jessica Noad, Neva Carr Glyn, Gerry Duggan Family, Adventure Live Action
Sky Riders 20th Century Fox Douglas Hickox (director); Jack DeWitt, Stanley Mann, Garry Michael White (screenplay); James Coburn, Susannah York, Robert Culp, Charles Aznavour, Harry Andrews, John Beck, Zouzou, Kenneth Griffith, Werner Pochath, Barbara Trentham, Henry Brown, Anthony Antypas, Ernie F. Orsatti Action Live Action
31 W.C. Fields and Me Universal Pictures Arthur Hiller (director); Bob Merrill (screenplay); Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine, Jack Cassidy, John Marley, Bernadette Peters, Dana Elcar, Paul Stewart, Billy Barty, Allan Arbus, Milt Kamen, Louis Zorich, Andrew Parks, Linda Purl, Dennis Alwood, Selma Archerd, Donald Briggs, Frank De Vol, Eddie Firestone, Paul Mantee, Carlotta Monti, Kenneth Tobey Biography, Drama Live Action

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1 Caddie Roadshow Entertainment / Umbrella Entertainment Donald Crombie (director); Joan Long (screenplay); Helen Morse, Takis Emmanuel, Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver, Melissa Jaffer, Ron Blanchard, Drew Forsythe, Lynette Curran, June Salter, John Ewart, John Gaden, Lucky Grills, Robyn Nevin, Kirily Nolan, Jane Harders, Philip Hinton, Mary Mackay, Sean Hinton, Marianne Howard Drama, Romance Live Action
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox 20th Century Fox Melvin Frank (director/screenplay); Barry Sandler, Jack Rose (screenplay); George Segal, Goldie Hawn, Conrad Janis, Thayer David, Jennifer Lee, Pat Ast, Dick Farnsworth, Roy Jenson, Sid Gould, E. J. André, Clifford Turknett, Bob Hoy, Bennie Dobbins, Walter Scott, Jerry Gatlin Western, Romance, Comedy Live Action
2 Lipstick Paramount Pictures Lamont Johnson (director); David Rayfiel (screenplay); Margaux Hemingway, Chris Sarandon, Mariel Hemingway, Anne Bancroft, Perry King, Robin Gammell, John Bennett Perry, Francesco Scavullo, Meg Wyllie, Inga Swenson, Catherine McLeod, Lauren Jones Thriller Live Action
5 The Blue Bird 20th Century Fox / Lenfilm George Cukor (director); Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler (screenplay); Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Will Geer, Nadezhda Pavlova, Ava Gardner, Robert Morley, Leonid Nevedomsky, Harry Andrews, Todd Lookinland, Patsy Kensit, Mona Washbourne, George Cole, Richard Pearson, Georgiy Vitsin, Margarita Terekhova, Oleg Popov, Valentina Ganibalova, Eugene Shcherbakov, Grant Bardsley Fantasy Live Action
7 The Bad News Bears Paramount Pictures Michael Ritchie (director); Bill Lancaster (screenplay); Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten, Ben Piazza, Chris Barnes, Jackie Earle Haley, Alfred W. Lutter, Brett Marx, Brandon Cruz, Erin Blunt, Gary Lee Cavagnaro, Quinn Smith, David Stambaugh, Jaime Escobedo, George Gonzales, David Pollock, Scott Firestone Sports, Comedy Live Action
Sparkle Warner Bros. / RSO Sam O'Steen (director); Joel Schumacher (screenplay); Irene Cara, Philip M. Thomas, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice, Dorian Harewood, Tony King, Beatrice Winde, Paul Lambert, Armelia McQueen, DeWayne Jessie, Norma Miller, Bob Delegall, Don Bexley, Ken Renard, Renn Woods, Joyce Easton, Talya Ferro Musical, Drama Live Action
9 All the President's Men Warner Bros. / Wildwood Enterprises Alan J. Pakula (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Stephen Collins, Ned Beatty, Meredith Baxter, Penny Fuller, Penny Peyser, Lindsay Crouse, Robert Walden, F. Murray Abraham, David Arkin, Richard Herd, Dominic Chianese, Ron Hale, Nicolas Coster, Joshua Shelley, Polly Holliday, James Karen, Basil Hoffman, John McMartin, Paul Lambert, Richard Venture, John Furlong, Valerie Curtin, Jess Osuna, Allyn Ann McLerie, Christopher Murray, Frank Wills, Cara Duff-MacCormick, John Randolph, Henry Calvert, Nate Esformes, Ralph Williams, Gene Lindsey, Carol Trost, Stanley Bennett Clay, John Devlin Biography, Drama, Thriller Live Action
Family Plot Universal Pictures Alfred Hitchcock (director); Ernest Lehman (screenplay); Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane, Karen Black, Cathleen Nesbitt, Ed Lauter, Katherine Helmond, Nicholas Colasanto, Edith Atwater, William Prince, Marge Redmond, Charles Tyner, Alexander Lockwood, Martin West, Elisabeth Brooks, Alan Fudge, Richard Hale, Louise Lorimer, Harriet E. MacGibbon, Fran Ryan, John Steadman, Vernon Weddle, Darrell Zwerling, Alfred Hitchcock Black Comedy, Thriller Live Action
11 Jackson County Jail United Artists / New World Pictures Michael Miller (director); Donald E. Stewart (screenplay); Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Carradine, Severn Darden, Howard Hesseman, John Lawlor, Britt Leach, Nan Martin, Mary Woronov, Cliff Emmich, Betty Thomas, Hal Needham, Donald E. Stewart Crime, Thriller Live Action
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea AVCO Embassy Pictures / Haworth Productions by Martin-Poll Lewis John Carlino Production Sailor Company Lewis John Carlino (director/screenplay); Sarah Miles, Kris Kristofferson, Earl Rhodes, Jonathan Kahn, Margo Cunningham, Paul Tropea Drama Live Action
14 The River Niger Cine Artists Pictures / Continental Video / Reel Media International Krishna Shah (director); Joseph A. Walker (screenplay); Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett Jr., Glynn Turman, Jonelle Allen, Roger E. Mosley, Ralph Wilcox, Teddy Wilson, Charles Weldon, Zakes Mokae, Tony Burton Drama Live Action
23 Eat My Dust! New World Pictures Charles B. Griffith (director/screenplay); Ron Howard, Christopher Norris, Clint Howard, Charles Howerton, Rance Howard, Dave Madden, Robert Broyles, Paul Bartel, Corbin Bernsen, Don Brodie, Brad David, Kathy O'Dare, Peter Isacksen, Jessica Potter, Warren J. Kemmerling, Kedric Wolfe, John Kramer, W.L. Luckey Action Live Action
Stay Hungry United Artists Bob Rafelson (director/screenplay); Charles Gaines (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, R.G. Armstrong, Robert Englund, Helena Kallianiotes, Roger E. Mosley, Woodrow Parfrey, Scatman Crothers, Kathleen Miller, Fannie Flagg, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Gilliland, Ed Begley Jr., John David Carson, Joe Spinell, Dennis Fimple, Garry Goodrow, Dennis Burkley, Byron Berline, Franco Columbu, Ed Corney, Janelle Kirtley, Bob Rafelson, Robbie Robinson, Ken Waller, Mayf Nutter, Clifford A. Pellow, Bart Carpinelli, Bob Westmoreland, Brandy Wilde, Laura Hippe Comedy, Drama Live Action
25 Hollywood Boulevard New World Pictures Allan Arkush, Joe Dante (directors); Danny Opatoshu (screenplay); Candice Rialson, Mary Woronov, Rita George, Jeffrey Kramer, Dick Miller, Richard Doran, Tara Strohmeier, Paul Bartel, John Kramer, Jonathan Kaplan, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Comedy, Thriller Live Action
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5 Baby Blue Marine Columbia Pictures / Spelling-Goldberg Productions John D. Hancock (director); Stanford Whitmore (screenplay); Jan-Michael Vincent, Glynnis O'Connor, Katherine Helmond, Dana Elcar, Bert Remsen, Bruno Kirby, Richard Gere, Art Lund, Michael Conrad, Allan Miller, Will Seltzer, Kenneth Tobey, Lelia Goldoni, Adam Arkin, John Blyth Barrymore, John Calvin, Evan C. Kim, Keone Young, Warren Burton, Carole White, Tita Bell, Lani O'Grady, James Carroll, Michael LeClair, Marshal Efron, Barton Heyman, Damon Douglas, Richard Narita Drama Live Action
16 Escape from the Dark Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Charles Jarrott (director); Rosemary Anne Sisson (screenplay); Alastair Sim, Peter Barkworth, Maurice Colbourne, Susan Tebbs, Andrew Harrison, Chloe Franks, Benjie Bolgar, Prunella Scales, Leslie Sands, Joe Gladwin, Jeremy Bulloch, Rich Moore Family, Drama Live Action
Grizzly Film Ventures International / Columbia Pictures William Girdler (director); David Sheldon (director/screenplay); Harvey Flaxman (screenplay); Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall, Mike Clifford, Joe Dorsey, Charles Kissinger Horror, Thriller Live Action
That's Entertainment, Part II United Artists Gene Kelly (director); Leonard Gershe (screenplay); Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Abbott & Costello, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Lew Ayres, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Robert Benchley, Constance Bennett, Jack Benny, Jack Buchanan, James Cagney, Sammy Cahn, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Cyd Charisse, Maurice Chevalier, Ronald Colman, Jeanne Coyne, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Dan Dailey, Doris Day, Fifi D'Orsay, Melvyn Douglas, Tom Drake, Marie Dressler, Margaret Dumont, Jimmy Durante, Nelson Eddy, Nanette Fabray, W.C. Fields, Bob Fosse, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Betty Garrett, Greer Garson, Hermione Gingold, Cary Grant, Fernand Gravey, Kathryn Grayson, Carol Haney, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Lena Horne, Betty Hutton, Allan Jones, Buster Keaton, Howard Keel, Grace Kelly, June Knight, Miliza Korjus, Hedy Lamarr, Stan Laurel, Vivien Leigh, Oscar Levant, Myrna Loy, Jeanette MacDonald, The Marx Brothers, Roddy McDowall, Ann Miller, Robert Montgomery, Donald O'Connor, Maureen O'Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, Eleanor Powell, William Powell, Tommy Rall, Debbie Reynolds, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Al Shean, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, James Stewart, Lewis Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Taylor, Franchot Tone, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Bobby Van, Gwen Verdon, Ethel Waters, David Wayne, Johnny Weissmuller, Esther Williams, Keenan Wynn, Robert Young, Billie Burke, Cliff Edwards Documentary Live Action
19 The Missouri Breaks United Artists Arthur Penn (director); Thomas McGuane (screenplay); Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, John McLiam, John Ryan, Sam Gilman, Steve Franken, Richard Bradford, James Greene, Luana Anders, Danny Goldman, Hunter von Leer, Virgil Frye, Charles Wagenheim, R.L. Armstrong, Dan Ades, Dorothy Neumann, Vern Chandler Western Live Action
The Premonition AVCO Embassy Pictures / Movicorp Media Robert Schnitzer (director/screenplay); Anthony Mahon (screenplay); Sharon Farrell, Danielle Brisebois, Richard Lynch, Jeff Corey, Robert Harper, Edward Bell, Ellen Barber, Chitra Neogy, Margaret Graham, Rosemary McNamara, Thomas Williams, Roy White Horror Live Action
21 1900 Paramount Pictures Bernardo Bertolucci (director/screenplay); Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini, Laura Betti, Stefania Casini, Sterling Hayden, Ellen Schwiers, Alida Valli, Romolo Valli, Stefania Sandrelli, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster, Giacomo Rizzo, Pippo Campanini, Paulo Branco, Liù Bosisio, Maria Monti, Anna Maria Gherardi, José Quaglio, Clara Colosimo, Edda Ferronao, Werner Bruhns [de], Anna Henkel [de], Antonio Piovanelli, Demesio Lusardi, Pietro Longari Ponzoni, Vittorio Fanfoni, Paolo Pavesi, Roberto Maccanti Epic, Historical, Drama Live Action
Embryo Cine Artists Pictures / Plura Service Company / Sandy Howard Productions Ralph Nelson (director); Anita Doohan, Jack W. Thomas (screenplay); Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd, Roddy McDowall, Anne Schedeen, Vincent Baggetta, Jack Colvin, Dick Winslow, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Ken Washington, Lina Raymond Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Hawmps! Mulberry Square Releasing Joe Camp (director/screenplay); William Bickley, Michael Warren (screenplay); James Hampton, Christopher Connelly, Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle, Mimi Maynard, Jack Elam, Lee de Broux, Herb Vigran, Jesse Davis, Frank Inn, Don Starr, Alvin Wright, Gene Conforti, Dick Drake, Larry Swartz, Mike Travis, Tiny Wells, Dick Drake, Henry Kendrick, Catherine Hearne, Larry Strawbridge, Sheba Western, Comedy Live Action
26 Drive-In Columbia Pictures / George Litto Productions Rod Amateau (director); Bob Peete (screenplay); Lisa Lemole, Glenn Morshower, Trey Wilson, Ashley Cox, Bill McGhee, Gary Lee Cavagnaro, Billy Milliken, Lee Newsom, Regan Kee, Andy Parks, Gordon Hurst, Kent Perkins, Barry Gremillion, Gloria Shaw, Jessie Lee Fulton, Robert Valgova, Michelle Franks, Hank Stohl Comedy Live Action
Mother, Jugs & Speed 20th Century Fox Peter Yates (director); Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay); Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Harvey Keitel, Allen Garfield, Larry Hagman, Michael McManus, Allan Warnick, Bruce Davison, Dick Butkus, L.Q. Jones, Ric Carrott, Severn Darden, Bill Henderson, Valerie Curtin, Milt Kamen, Barra Grant, Toni Basil, Read Morgan, Tim Reid, Queenie Smith, Vivian St. John, Mark L. Taylor Black Comedy Live Action
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Paramount Pictures Michael Winner (director); Arnold Schulman, Cy Howard (screenplay); Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn, Art Carney, Phil Silvers, Ron Leibman, Teri Garr, Ronny Graham, Toni Basil, Dorothy Lamour, Joan Blondell, Virginia Mayo, Henny Youngman, Rory Calhoun, Aldo Ray, Ethel Merman, Nancy Walker, Rhonda Fleming, Dean Stockwell, Dick Haymes, Tab Hunter, Robert Alda, Victor Mature, Edgar Bergen, Henry Wilcoxon, Alice Faye, Yvonne De Carlo, Dennis Morgan, Shecky Greene, William Demarest, Billy Barty, Ricardo Montalban, Jackie Coogan, Andy Devine, Broderick Crawford, Richard Arlen, Jack La Rue, Gloria DeHaven, Louis Nye, Johnny Weissmuller, Stepin Fetchit, Ken Murray, Rudy Vallee, George Jessel, Ann Miller, Eli Mintz, Fritz Feld, Edward Ashley, Jane Connell, Janet Blair, Dennis Day, Mike Mazurki, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Jesse White, Carmel Myers, Jack Carter, Barbara Nichols, Army Archerd, Fernando Lamas, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Cyd Charisse, Huntz Hall, Doodles Weaver, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Morey Amsterdam, Eddie Foy Jr., Peter Lawford, Patricia Morison, Guy Madison, Regis Toomey, Ann Rutherford, Milton Berle, John Carradine, Keye Luke, Walter Pidgeon, Phil Leeds, Cliff Norton, Sterling Holloway, William Benedict, Dorothy Gulliver, Eddie LeVeque Comedy Live Action
28 Leadbelly Paramount Pictures Gordon Parks (director); Ernest Kinoy (screenplay); Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, Albert Hall, Art Evans, John Henry Faulk, Vivian Bonnell, Lynn Hamilton, William Wintersole, James Brodhead, Dana Manno Biography, Drama, Music Live Action
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (Cannes Film Festival) Astral Films / Cinema International Corporation / American International Pictures / Claremont Productions / Zev Braun Productions / I.C.L. Industries / La Societe Filmel / Ypsilon Films Nicolas Gessner (director); Laird Koenig (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, Scott Jacoby, Connie Foster Drama, Horror, Mystery Live Action
Shoot AVCO Embassy Pictures / Essex Enterprises / Getty Pictures Corporation Harvey Hart (director); Dick Berg (screenplay); Cliff Robertson, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva, James Blendick, Leslie Carlson, Kate Reid, Helen Shaver, Larry Reynolds, Gloria Carlin, Alan McRae, Ed McNamara, Peter Langley, Helena Hart, Allan Aarons, Sydney Brown Drama, Thriller Live Action
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1 A Clockwork Orange (re-release) Warner Bros. / Polaris Productions / Hawk Films Stanley Kubrick (director/screenplay); Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke, John Clive, Adrienne Corri, Carl Duering, Paul Farrell, Clive Francis, Michael Gover, Miriam Karlin, James Marcus, Aubrey Morris, Godfrey Quigley, Sheila Raynor, Madge Ryan, John Savident, Anthony Sharp, Philip Stone, Pauline Taylor, Margaret Tyzack, Steven Berkoff, David Prowse, Carol Drinkwater Crime, Sci-Fi Live Action
The Last Hard Men 20th Century Fox Andrew V. McLaglen (director); Guerdon Trueblood (screenplay); Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey, Jorge Rivero, Michael Parks, Larry Wilcox, Thalmus Rasulala, Morgan Paull, John Quade, Robert Donner, Christopher Mitchum, Riley Hill Western Live Action
2 Breaking Point 20th Century Fox Bob Clark (director); Stanley Mann, Roger Swaybill (screenplay); Bo Svenson, Robert Culp, John Colicos, Belinda Montgomery, Linda Sorenson, Stephen Young, Doug Lennox Crime, Drama Live Action
A Small Town in Texas American International Pictures Jack Starrett (director); William Norton (screenplay); Bo Hopkins, Susan George, Timothy Bottoms, John Karlen, Morgan Woodward, Art Hindle, Clay Tanner, Randee Lynne Jensen, Hank Rolike, George Buck Flower Action Live Action
4 Ode to Billy Joe Warner Bros. Max Baer Jr. (director); Herman Raucher (screenplay); Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis, Sandy McPeak, James Best, Terence Goodman, Becky Bowen, Simpson Hemphill, Ed Shelnut, Eddie Talr, William Hallberg, Rebecca Jernigan Drama Live Action
11 The Cars That Ate Paris British Empire Films / Australian Film Development Corporation / Royce Smeal Film Productions / Salt Pan Films Peter Weir (director/screenplay); John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Chris Haywood, Bruce Spence, Max Gillies, Edward Howell, Max Phipps, Melissa Jaffer, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully, Peter Armstrong, Joe Burrow, Deryck Barnes, Jack Ellerton Horror, Comedy Live Action
The Tenant Paramount Pictures / Marianne Productions Roman Polanski (director/screenplay); Gérard Brach (screenplay); Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Bernard Fresson, Rufus, Shelley Winters, Lila Kedrova, Josiane Balasko, Claude Dauphin, Claude Piéplu, Jacques Monod, Michel Blanc, Eva Ionesco, Albert Delpy, Patrice Alexsandre, Romain Bouteille, Jacques Rosny Horror Live Action
17 Harry and Walter Go to New York Columbia Pictures Mark Rydell (director); John Byrum, Robert Kaufman, Don Devlin (screenplay); James Caan, Michael Caine, Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Charles Durning, Lesley Ann Warren, Burt Young, Kathryn Grody, Brion James, Jack Gilford, Val Avery, Dennis Dugan, Carol Kane, David Proval, Michael Conrad, Bert Remsen, Ted Cassidy, Michael Greene, Roger Til, Selma Archerd, Christopher Rydell, Maureen Arthur, David Shire, Read Morgan, Kim Lankford, George Gaynes, Walter Willison, Carmine Coppola, Warren Berlinger, Dee Hoty, Dean Devlin Period, Comedy Live Action
Silent Movie 20th Century Fox / Crossbow Productions Mel Brooks (director/screenplay); Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson (screenplay); Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar, Harold Gould, Ron Carey, Bernadette Peters, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Liza Minnelli, Anne Bancroft, Marcel Marceau, Paul Newman, Carol Arthur, Liam Dunn, Fritz Feld, Chuck McCann, Valerie Curtin, Yvonne Wilder, Harry Ritz, Charlie Callas, Henny Youngman, Eddie Ryder, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson, Howard Hesseman, Lee Delano, Jack Riley, Robert Lussier, Phil Leeds Comedy Live Action
18 The Food of the Gods American International Pictures Bert I. Gordon (director/screenplay); Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher, Ida Lupino, Belinda Balaski, Tom Stovall, John McLiam, Chuck Courtney Sci-Fi, Thriller Live Action
Midway Universal Pictures / The Mirisch Corporation Jack Smight (director); Donald S. Sanford (screenplay); Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber, Ed Nelson, James Shigeta, Christina Kokubo, Edward Albert, Monte Markham, Biff McGuire, Christopher George, Kevin Dobson, Glenn Corbett, Gregory Walcott, Dabney Coleman, Erik Estrada, Larry Pennell, Phillip R. Allen, Tom Selleck, Kurt Grayson, Steve Kanaly, Pat Morita, John Fujioka, Dale Ishimoto, Clyde Kusatsu, Sab Shimono, Conrad Yama, Robert Ito, Seth Sakai, Lloyd Kino, Yuki Shimoda War Live Action
20 Once Upon a Girl Severin Films / Concelation a Girl, Inc. / Tommy J Productions Don Jurwich (director/screenplay); Hal Smith, Frank Welker, Richmond Johnson, Carol Piacente, Kelly Gordon Fantasy, Comedy Live Action / Animation
23 The Big Bus Paramount Pictures James Frawley (director); Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman (screenplay); Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, John Beck, Ned Beatty, José Ferrer, Ruth Gordon, Harold Gould, Larry Hagman, Sally Kellerman, Richard Mulligan, Lynn Redgrave, René Auberjonois, Bob Dishy, Richard B. Shull, Stuart Margolin, Howard Hesseman, Mary Wilcox, Walter Brooke, Vic Tayback, Murphy Dunne, Vito Scotti Disaster, Comedy Live Action
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday American International Pictures Don Taylor (director); Richard Shapiro (screenplay); Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Robert Culp, Elizabeth Ashley, Strother Martin, Sylvia Miles, Kay Lenz Comedy, Western Live Action
Logan's Run Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Michael Anderson (director); David Zelag Goodman (screenplay); Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Peter Ustinov, Michael Anderson Jr., Randolph Roberts, Gary Morgan, Ashley Cox, Lara Lindsay Sci-Fi, Action Live Action
Murder by Death Columbia Pictures / Rastar Robert Moore (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Nancy Walker, Estelle Winwood, James Cromwell, Richard Narita, Fay Wray Comedy, Mystery Live Action
24 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson United Artists Robert Altman (director/screenplay); Alan Rudolph (screenplay); Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin McCarthy, Joel Grey, Harvey Keitel, John Considine, Will Sampson, Pat McCormick, Shelley Duvall, Allan F. Nicholls, Robert DoQui, Evelyn Lear, Bert Remsen, Denver Pyle, Jerri Duce, Patrick Reynolds, Frank Kaquitts, Mike Kaplan, Bonnie Leaders, Noelle Rogers, Ken Krossa, Fred N. Larsen Western Live Action
25 The Omen 20th Century Fox / Mace Neufeld Productions Richard Donner (director); David Seltzer (screenplay); Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, Leo McKern, Robert Rietti, John Stride, Anthony Nicholls, Holly Palance, Roy Boyd, Freda Dowie, Sheila Raynor, Robert MacLeod, Bruce Boa, Don Fellows, Patrick McAlinney, Betty McDowall, Nicholas Campbell, Tommy Duggan Horror Live Action
28 Sweet Revenge United Artists Jerry Schatzberg (director); Marilyn Goldin, B.J. Perla, Jor Van Kline (screenplay); Stockard Channing, Sam Waterston, Franklyn Ajaye, Jan D'Arcy, Evan Lottman, Richard Daughty, Norman Matlock, Edmund Villa, Adele Burnett Crime Live Action
30 The Outlaw Josey Wales Warner Bros. / The Malpaso Company Clint Eastwood (director); Phil Kaufman, Sonia Chernus (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson, Sheb Wooley, Royal Dano, Matt Clark, Will Sampson, William O'Connell, John Quade, Buck Kartalian, Len Lesser, Doug McGrath, John Russell, Charles Tyner, Bruce M. Fischer, John Mitchum, John Chandler, Clay Tanner, Bob Hoy, John Verros, Frank Schofield, Tom Roy Lowe Western Live Action

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1 To Fly! Conoco Inc. / MacGillivray Freeman Films / Francis Thompson, Inc. Greg MacGillivray (director/screenplay); Jim Freeman, Thomas McGrath, Francis Thompson, Robert M. Young, Arthur Zegart (screenplay) Docudrama Live Action
Treasure of Matecumbe Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Vincent McEveety (director); Don Tait (screenplay); Robert Foxworth, Joan Hackett, Peter Ustinov, Vic Morrow, Johnny Doran, Billy Attmore, Jane Wyatt, Virginia Vincent, Robert DoQui, Mills Watson, Don Knight, Dub Taylor, Dick Van Patten, George Lindsey, John Myhers, Logan Ramsey, Valentin de Vargas, Jonathan Daly, John Steadman, Rex Holman, Clint Ritchie, Ken Renard, Brion James, John Hayes, David S. Cass Sr., Warde Donovan, James Brodhead, John C. Flinn III, Louie Elias, Richard Wright Adventure Live Action
6 Cannonball New World Pictures Paul Bartel (director/screenplay); Donald C. Simpson (screenplay); David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Belinda Balaski, Archie Hahn, Gerrit Graham, Robert Carradine, Mary Woronov, James Keach, Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, Judy Canova, Carl Gottlieb, David Arkin, Louisa Moritz, Joe Dante, Allan Arkush, Jonathan Kaplan, Roger Corman, Donald C. Simpson, Martin Scorsese, Sylvester Stallone, Aron Kincaid, Diane Lee Hart, Glynn Rubin, Stanley Bennett Clay, Patrick Wright Comedy Live Action
7 Gus Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Vincent McEveety (director); Arthur Alsberg, Don Nelson (screenplay); Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway, Liberty Williams, Dick Van Patten, Harold Gould, Ronnie Schell, Bob Crane, Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Tom Bosley, Titos Vandis, Hanna Hertelendy, Liam Dunn, Virginia O'Brien, Kenneth Tobey, Timothy Brown, Jackson Bostwick, John Orchard, Richard Kiel, Henry Slate, Larry McCormick, Danny Wells, Milton Frome, Iris Adrian, Bryan O'Byrne, Jack Manning, James Brown, Jeanne Bates, Dick Enberg, George Putnam, Stu Nahan, Irwin Charone, Larry Burrell, James Almanzar, Warde Donovan Sports, Comedy Live Action
9 Mad Dog Morgan British Empire Films / Motion Picture Productions Philippe Mora (director/screenplay); Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring, Michael Pate, Wallas Eaton, Bill Hunter, John Hargreaves, Robin Ramsay, Graeme Blundell, Gregory Apps, Liddy Clark, Peter Collingwood, Peter Cummins, John Derum, Gerry Duggan, Chuck Faulkner, Alan Hardy, Norman Kaye, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Robert McDarra, Grant Page, Bruce Spence, Roger Ward, Martin Harris, Liza Lee-Atkinson, Elaine Baillie, Don Barkham, Kurt Beimel, David Bracks, Max Fairchild, Judith Fisher, Isobel Harley, David John, Kevin Leslie, David Mitchell, Christopher Pate, Philip Ross, Peter Thompson, Ken Weaver Action, Crime, Drama Live Action
The Opening of Misty Beethoven Catalyst Productions / Joy Bear Pictures / VCA Pictures Radley Metzger (director/screenplay); Constance Money, Jamie Gillis, Jacqueline Beudant, Gloria Leonard, Terri Hall, Calvin Culver, Mark Margolis Comedy Live Action
14 Shadow of the Hawk Columbia Pictures George McCowan (director); Norman Thaddeus Vane, Herbert Wright (screenplay); Jan-Michael Vincent, Marilyn Hassett, Chief Dan George, Pia Shandel, Marianne Jones, Jacques Hubert Horror Live Action
15 At the Earth's Core American International Pictures / Amicus Productions Kevin Connor (director); Milton Subotsky (screenplay); Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant, Godfrey James, Keith Barron, Robert Gillespie, Sean Lynch, Helen Gill, Anthony Verner, Michael Crane, Bobby Parr, Andee Cromarty Fantasy, Sci-Fi Live Action
16 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Universal Pictures / Motown Productions John Badham (director); Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins (screenplay); Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Stan Shaw, Tony Burton, Jophery Brown, Leon Wagner, John McCurry, DeWayne Jessie, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Ken Foree, Carl Gordon, Rico Dawson, Sam "Birmingham" Brison Sports, Comedy Live Action
23 Lifeguard Paramount Pictures Daniel Petrie (director); Ron Koslow (screenplay); Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young, Parker Stevenson, Kathleen Quinlan, Sharon Weber, Steve Burns Drama Live Action
Special Delivery American International Pictures Paul Wendkos (director); John Melson, James Edward Grant, Gilbert Ralston, Don Gazzaniga (screenplay); Bo Svenson, Cybill Shepherd, Tom Atkins, Sorrell Booke, Gerrit Graham, Michael C. Gwynne Neo-Noir, Comedy, Crime Live Action
A*P*E Worldwide Entertainment / Kukje Movies / Lee Ming Film Co. Paul Leder (director/screenplay); Richard Leder (screenplay); Rod Arrants, Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Lee Nak-hoon, Paul Leder, Jules Levey, Yeon-jeong Woo, Jerry Harke Action, Adventure, Fantasy Live Action
28 Futureworld American International Pictures / The Aubrey Company Richard T. Heffron (director); Mayo Simon, George Schenck (screenplay); Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Stuart Margolin, John Ryan, Yul Brynner, James M. Connor, Allen Ludden, Robert Cornthwaite, Angela Greene, Darrell Larson, Nancy Bell, Bert Conroy, Dorothy Konrad, Jim Antonio Sci-Fi, Thriller Live Action
29 Oz Greater Union Chris Löfvén (director/screenplay); Joy Dunstan, Graham Matters, Bruce Spence, Gary Waddell, Robin Ramsay, Michael Carman Fantasy, Comedy, Musical Live Action
Swashbuckler Universal Pictures James Goldstone (director); Paul Wheeler (screenplay); Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold, Beau Bridges, Geoffrey Holder, Avery Schreiber, Tom Clancy, Anjelica Huston, Mark Baker, Kip Niven, Louisa Horton, Bernard Behrens, Dorothy Tristan, Tom Fitzsimmons Romance, Adventure Live Action
30 Drum United Artists / Dino De Laurentiis Company Steve Carver (director); Norman Wexler (screenplay); Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Ken Norton, Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, John Colicos, Fiona Lewis, Paula Kelly, Brenda Sykes, Royal Dano, Lillian Hayman, Rainbeaux Smith, Clay Tanner, Lila Finn Action, Drama Live Action
Squirm American International Pictures / The Squirm Company Jeff Lieberman (director/screenplay); Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, Jean Sullivan, William Newman, R.A. Dow, Peter MacLean, Fran Higgins, Barbara Quinn, Carl Dagenhart, Angel Sande, Carol Jean Owens, Kim Leon Iocovozzi, Walter Dimmick, Leslie Thorsen, Julia Klopp Horror Live Action
31 St. Ives Warner Bros. J. Lee Thompson (director); Barry Beckerman (screenplay); Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, Harris Yulin, Dana Elcar, Harry Guardino, Joseph Roman, Jerome Thor, George Sawaya Crime, Thriller Live Action
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The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West Danton Films Jack Arnold, Earl Bellamy, Bruce Bilson, Oscar Rudolph (directors); Ron Friedman, Howard Ostroff, Brad Radnitz, Sherwood Schwartz, Elroy Schwartz (screenplay); Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, Ivor Francis, Jeannine Riley, Lori Saunders, William Cort, Eddie Little Sky, Don 'Red' Barry, Buck Young, James Gammon, Dennis Fimple, John Quade, Dick Peabody, James Jeter, Ernesto Esparza III, Taylor Lacher Western, Comedy Live Action
4 The Return of a Man Called Horse United Artists / Estudios Churubusco Azteca / Sandy Howard Productions Irvin Kershner (director); Jack DeWitt (screenplay); Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, William Lucking, Claudio Brook, Enrique Lucero, Pedro Damián, Jorge Luke, Jorge Russek, Regino Herrera, Humberto López, Alberto Mariscal, Eugenia Dolores, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Ana De Sade Western Live Action
8 From Noon till Three United Artists Frank D. Gilroy (director/screenplay); Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Douglas Fowley, Anne Ramsey Western Live Action
12 The Devil's Playground Umbrella Entertainment / The Film House Fred Schepisi (director/screenplay); Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate, Simon Burke, Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Jonathan Hardy, Gerry Duggan, Peter Cox, Thomas Keneally, Sheila Florance, John Diedrich, Alan Cinis, Richard Morgan, Jeremy Kewley Drama Live Action
The Ritz Warner Bros. Richard Lester (director); Terrence McNally (screenplay); Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, F. Murray Abraham, Treat Williams, Dave King, Bessie Love, Paul B. Price, John Everson, Christopher J. Brown Comedy Live Action
18 The Great Texas Dynamite Chase New World Pictures / Yasny Talking Pictures II Michael Pressman (director); David Kirkpatrick (screenplay); Claudia Jennings, Tara Strohmeier, Oliver Clark, Tom Rosqui, Danny Sullivan, Bart Braverman, Jim Boles, Christopher Pennock, Priscilla Pointer, Johnny Crawford, Jocelyn Jones, Miles Watkins, Nancy Bleier, Buddy Kling, Ed Steef, Peggy Brenner Crime, Comedy Live Action
20 The Gumball Rally Warner Bros. / First Artists Charles Bail (director); Leon Capetanos (screenplay); Michael Sarrazin, Norman Burton, Gary Busey, John Durren, Susan Flannery, Steven Keats, Tim McIntire, Joanne Nail, J. Pat O'Malley, Nicholas Pryor, Raúl Juliá, Vaughn Taylor, Tricia O'Neil, Harvey Jason, John Morton, Linda Vaughn, John Lawlor, Lazaro Perez, Wally Taylor, Eddy Donno, Dick Karie, Alfred Shelly, Whitey Hughes, Larry Silvestri, Wes Dawn, Stephen Blood Comedy Live Action
The Shootist Paramount Pictures Don Siegel (director); Miles Hood Swarthout, Scott Hale (screenplay); John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, Richard Boone, John Carradine, Scatman Crothers, Richard Lenz, Harry Morgan, Sheree North, Hugh O'Brian, Bill McKinney, Gregg Palmer, Alfred Dennis, Dick Winslow, Melody Thomas Scott, Kathleen O'Malley, Charles G. Martin Western Live Action
25 Gator United Artists / Levy-Gardner-Laven Burt Reynolds (director); William W. Norton (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed, Alice Ghostley, Dub Taylor, Mike Douglas, Burton Gilliam, William Engesser, John Steadman, Alex Hawkins, Don Ferguson, Watson B. Duncan III, Lori Futch, Dudley Remus Action, Comedy Live Action
J.D.'s Revenge American International Pictures Arthur Marks (director); Jaison Starkes (screenplay); Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, James Watkins, Earl Billings, Carl W. Crudup, Fred Pinkard, Jo Anne Meredith, Alice Jubert, David McKnight, Stephanie Faulkner, Fuddie Bagley, Paul Galloway Blaxploitation, Horror Live Action
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1 High Velocity Turtle Releasing / First Asian Films of California Remi Kramer (director/screenplay); Michael Parsons (screenplay); Ben Gazzara, Britt Ekland, Paul Winfield, Keenan Wynn, Alejandro Rey, Joonee Gamboa, Liam Dunn, Richard O'Brien, Stacy Keach Sr., Victoria Racimo, Rita Gomez, Joe Andrade, James Bacon, Jojo Juan Action Live Action
9 Vigilante Force United Artists George Armitage (director/screenplay); Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal, Bernadette Peters, Brad Dexter, Judson Pratt, David Doyle, Antony Carbone, Andrew Stevens Action Live Action
15 In the Realm of the Senses Surrogate / Argos Films / Oceanic / Oshima Productions / Toho-Towa Nagisa Ōshima (director/screenplay); Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji, Taiji Tonoyama, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui, Meika Seri, Kanae Kobayashi, Kyôji Kokonoe, Naomi Shiraishi, Komikichi Hori Drama, Romance Live Action
Bugsy Malone Paramount Pictures Alan Parker (director/screenplay); Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi, Andrew Paul, Jeffrey Stevens, Dexter Fletcher, Bonnie Langford, Mark Curry, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Louise English, Florrie Dugger, Martin Lev, Paul Murphy, Sheridan Earl Russell, Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins, Paul Chirelstein, Donald Waugh, Peter Holder, Michael Kirkby, Davidson Knight, John Williams, Sarah E. Joyce, Helen Corran, Kathy Spaulding, Sharon Noonan, Vivienne McKone, Lynn Aulbaugh, Michael Jackson Gangster, Musical, Comedy Live Action
17 The Front Columbia Pictures Martin Ritt (director); Walter Bernstein (screenplay); Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Michael Murphy, Herschel Bernardi, Andrea Marcovicci, Remak Ramsay, Lloyd Gough, David Margulies, Joshua Shelley, Norman Rose, Charles Kimbrough, Josef Sommer, Danny Aiello, Georgann Johnson, Scott McKay, David Clarke, William Bogert, Marilyn Sokol, Sam McMurray, Lucy Lee Flippin, Donald Symington, Joe DiMaggio, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mamie Eisenhower, Carson Grant, Douglas MacArthur, Rocky Marciano, Joseph McCarthy, George Murphy, Lily Pons, Ethel Rosenberg, Julius Rosenberg, Harry S. Truman Drama Live Action
22 Mad Dog Morgan British Empire Films / Motion Picture Productions Philippe Mora (director/screenplay); Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring, Michael Pate, Wallas Eaton, Bill Hunter, John Hargreaves, Robin Ramsay, Graeme Blundell, Gregory Apps, Liddy Clark, Peter Collingwood, Peter Cummins, John Derum, Gerry Duggan, Chuck Faulkner, Alan Hardy, Norman Kaye, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Robert McDarra, Grant Page, Bruce Spence, Roger Ward, Martin Harris, Liza Lee-Atkinson, Elaine Baillie, Don Barkham, Kurt Beimel, David Bracks, Max Fairchild, Judith Fisher, Isobel Harley, David John, Kevin Leslie, David Mitchell, Christopher Pate, Philip Ross, Peter Thompson, Ken Weaver Action, Crime, Drama Live Action
29 Norman... Is That You? United Artists / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer George Schlatter (director/screenplay); Ron Clark, Sam Bobrick (screenplay); Redd Foxx, Pearl Bailey, Dennis Dugan, Michael Warren, Tamara Dobson, Vernee Watson, Jayne Meadows, George Furth, Barbara Sharma, Sergio Aragonés, Wayland Flowers Comedy Live Action

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3 Alex & the Gypsy 20th Century Fox John Korty (director); Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay); Jack Lemmon, Geneviève Bujold, James Woods, Robert Emhardt, Titos Vandis, William Cort, Frank Doubleday, Robert Miano, Al Checco, Harold Sylvester, Clyde Kusatsu, Eddra Gale, Gino Ardito, Todd Martin, Joseph X. Flaherty, Alan DeWitt, Victor Pinheiro Comedy Live Action
7 A Matter of Time Variety Distribution Vincente Minnelli (director); John Gay (screenplay); Liza Minnelli, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Isabella Rossellini, Tina Aumont, Fernando Rey, Spiros Andros, Gabriele Ferzetti, Orso Maria Guerrini, Amedeo Nazzari, Giampiero Albertini, Arnoldo Foà, Anna Proclemer Musical, Fantasy Live Action
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute SEPP, Brussels / Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Éditions Dupuis / Belvision Studios José Dutillieu (director); Peyo (screenplay); Jacques Balutin, Angelo Bardi, Jacques Marin Comedy, Family Animation
8 Fighting Mad 20th Century Fox / Santa Fe Productions Jonathan Demme (director/screenplay); Peter Fonda, Lynn Lowry, John Doucette, Philip Carey, Harry Northup, Noble Willingham, Kathleen Miller, Scott Glenn, Ted Markland Action, Drama Live Action
Marathon Man Paramount Pictures / Robert Evans-Sidney Beckerman Productions John Schlesinger (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Richard Bright, Marc Lawrence, Tito Goya, Jacques Marin, Allen Joseph, Ben Dova, Lou Gilbert Thriller Live Action
Scorchy American International Pictures / Hickmar Productions Howard Avedis (director/screenplay); Connie Stevens, Cesare Danova, William Smith, Norman Burton, John Davis Chandler, Joyce Jameson, Greg Evigan, Nick Dimitri, Marlene Schmidt, Nate Long, Ingrid Cedergren, Ellen Thurston, Ray Sebastian, Mike Esky, Gene White Crime Live Action
15 Harlan County, USA Cinema 5 / Cabin Creek Films Barbara Kopple (director) Documentary Live Action
18 Burnt Offerings United Artists / Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA) / Dan Curtis Productions Dan Curtis (director/screenplay); William F. Nolan (screenplay); Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart, Lee H. Montgomery, Dub Taylor, Bette Davis, Anthony James, Todd Tarquand Horror Live Action
The Killer Inside Me Warner Bros. Burt Kennedy (director); Edward Mann, Robert Chamblee (screenplay); Stacy Keach, Susan Tyrrell, Tisha Sterling, Keenan Wynn, Don Stroud, Charles McGraw, John Dehner, Pepe Serna, John Carradine, Royal Dano, Julie Adams Neo-Noir, Crime, Drama Live Action
20 Diary of the Dead B.S. Moss Enterprises Arvin Brown (director); I.C. Rapoport, Robert L. Fish, Ruth Rendell (screenplay); Geraldine Fitzgerald, Héctor Elizondo, Salome Jens, Joseph Maher, Austin Pendleton, Kate Wilkinson Neo-Noir Live Action
The Song Remains the Same Warner Bros. Peter Clifton, Joe Massot (directors); Led Zeppelin Concert Live Action
22 Car Wash Universal Pictures Michael Schultz (director); Joel Schumacher (screenplay); Franklin Ajaye, Bill Duke, George Carlin, Irwin Corey, Ivan Dixon, Antonio Fargas, Jack Kehoe, Clarence Muse, Lorraine Gary, The Pointer Sisters, Richard Pryor, Garrett Morris, Sully Boyar, Carmine Caridi, Arthur French, Leonard Jackson, DeWayne Jessie, Henry Kingi, Melanie Mayron, Tracy Reed, Pepe Serna, Ray Vitte, Renn Woods, Brooke Adams, Danny DeVito, Otis Sistrunk, Tim Thomerson, Jason Bernard, J.J. Jackson, Richard Brestoff, Michael Fennell, Darrow Igus, Lauren Jones, Leon Pinkney, James Spinks, Antoine Becker, Antar Mubarak, Jay Butler, Rod McGrew, Sarina C. Grant, Billy Bass Comedy Live Action
God Told Me To New World Pictures Larry Cohen (director/screenplay); Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney, Sam Levene, Robert Drivas, Mike Kellin, Richard Lynch, Sammy Williams, Harry Bellaver, Andy Kaufman Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Up! RM Films International Russ Meyer (director/screenplay); Raven De La Croix, Robert McLane, Kitten Natividad, Edward Schaaf, Candy Samples, Su Ling, Janet Wood, Linda Sue Ragsdale, Monty Bane, Marianne Marks, Larry Dean, Bob Schott, Foxy Lae, Ray Reinhardt, Elaine Collins Comedy Live Action
24 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Universal Pictures / Alex Winitsky/Arlene Sellers Productions / Herbert Ross Productions Herbert Ross (director); Nicholas Meyer (screenplay); Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson, Laurence Olivier, Joel Grey, Samantha Eggar, Charles Gray, Georgia Brown, Regine, Jeremy Kemp, Jill Townsend, Anna Quayle, John Bird, Alison Leggatt, Frederick Jaeger, Erik Chitty, Jack May, Gertan Klauber, Leon Greene, Harry Fielder, Drewe Henley Mystery Live Action
26 Monsieur Klein Fox-Lira (France) / Titanus (Italy) / Lira Films / Adel Productions / Nova Films / Mondial Televisione Film Joseph Losey (director); Franco Solinas, Fernando Morandi (screenplay); Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Michael Lonsdale, Francine Bergé, Juliet Berto, Massimo Girotti, Magali Clément, Louis Seigner, Jean Bouise, Suzanne Flon, Michel Aumont, Roland Bertin, Jean Champion, Étienne Chicot, Pierre Vernier, Gérard Jugnot, Hermine Karagheuz Mystery, Drama Live Action
31 Carry On England The Rank Organisation Gerald Thomas (director); David Pursall, Jack Seddon (screenplay); Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies, Patrick Mower, Judy Geeson, Jack Douglas, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth, Melvyn Hayes, Peter Jones, Diane Langton, Julian Holloway, David Lodge, Larry Dann, Brian Osborne, Johnny Briggs, Patricia Franklin, Linda Hooks, John Carlin, Vivienne Johnson, Michael Nightingale, Billy J. Mitchell, Peter Quince, Linda Regan, Barbara Rosenblat, Jeremy Connor, Richard Oiley, Peter Banks, Richard Bartlett, Paul Toothill, Tricia Newby, Louise Burton, Jeannie Collings, Barbara Hampshire Comedy Live Action
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3 Carrie United Artists / Red Bank Films Brian De Palma (director); Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, P.J. Soles, Priscilla Pointer, Sydney Lassick, Stefan Gierasch, Michael Talbott, Edie McClurg, Doug Cox, Harry Gold, Noelle North, Cindy Daly, Deirdre Berthrong, Anson Downes, Rory Stevens Horror Live Action
5 John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13. (Los Angeles and New York City openings). Turtle Releasing Organization / The CKK Corporation John Carpenter (director/screenplay); Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Loomis, Henry Brandon, Kim Richards, Frank Doubleday, Gilman Rankin, Peter Bruni, John J. Fox, Marc Ross, Alan Koss, Gilbert De La Pena, Peter Frankland, Al Nakauchi, James Johnson Action, Thriller Live Action
10 The Next Man Allied Artists Pictures Corporation Richard C. Sarafian (director/screenplay); David M. Wolf, Morton S. Fine, Alan Trustman (screenplay); Sean Connery, Cornelia Sharpe, Albert Paulsen, Adolfo Celi, Marco St. John, Ted Beniades, Charles Cioffi, Jaime Sánchez Action, Thriller Live Action
12 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Sony Pictures Television / Spelling-Goldberg Productions Randal Kleiser (director); Douglas Day Stewart (screenplay); John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland, Ralph Bellamy, P.J. Soles, Kelly Ward, Vernee Watson, Anne Ramsey Drama Live Action
Two-Minute Warning Universal Pictures / Filmways Larry Peerce (director); Edward Hume (screenplay); Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, Marilyn Hassett, David Janssen, Jack Klugman, Walter Pidgeon, Gena Rowlands, Brock Peters, David Groh, Mitchell Ryan, Joe Kapp, Pamela Bellwood, Jon Korkes, Allan Miller, Andy Sidaris, Harry Northup, William Bryant, J.A. Preston, Robert Ginty, Tom Bower, Asher Brauner, Carmen Argenziano, Larry Manetti, Joanna Pettet, Branscombe Richmond, Susan Backlinie, Juli Bridges, Warren Miller Action, Thriller Live Action
Welcome to L.A. United Artists Alan Rudolph (director/screenplay); Keith Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Hutton, Viveca Lindfors, Sissy Spacek, Denver Pyle, John Considine, Richard Baskin, James Remar, Tom Arnold, Diahnne Abbott, Allan F. Nicholls, Ron Silver Drama, Music, Romance Live Action
13 Alice, Sweet Alice Allied Artists / Harristown Funding, Ltd. Alfred Sole (director/screenplay); Rosemary Ritvo (screenplay); Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Brooke Shields, Jane Lowry, Louisa Horton, Antonino Rocca, Lillian Roth, Patrick Gorman, Paula Sheppard, Niles McMaster, Rudolph Willrich, Michael Hardstark, Alphonso DeNoble, Gary Allen, Tom Signorelli, Kathy Rich, Marco Quazzo, Ted Tinling, Sally Anne Golden Slasher Live Action
14 Sybil NBC / Lorimar Productions Daniel Petrie (director); Stewart Stern (screenplay); Sally Field, Joanne Woodward, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett, Penelope Allen, Charles Lane, William Prince, Camila Ashland, Karen Obediear, Gordon Jump, Jane Hoffman, Jessamine Milner, Tommy Crebbs, Gina Petrushka, Harold Pruett, Natasha Ryan, Paul Tulley, Lionel Pina, Anne Beesley, Virginia Campbell, Missy Karn, Tasha Lee, Cathy Lynn Lesko, Rachel Longaker, Jennifer McAllister, Kerry Muir, Tony Sherman, Danny Stevenson Biography, Drama Live Action
17 The Twelve Tasks of Asterix EMI Films / Gaumont / Dargaud Films / Les Productions René Goscinny Studios Idefix / Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (directors/screenplay); Henri Gruel (director); Pierre Tchernia (screenplay); Adventure, Comedy Animation
19 The Last Tycoon Paramount Pictures / Academy Pictures Corporation / Gelderse Maatschappij N.V. Elia Kazan (director); Harold Pinter (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Nicholson, Donald Pleasence, Ray Milland, Dana Andrews, Ingrid Boulting, Theresa Russell, Tige Andrews, Morgan Farley, John Carradine, Jeff Corey, Diane Shalet, Seymour Cassel, Anjelica Huston Period, Romance, Drama Live Action
21 Rocky United Artists / Chartoff-Winkler Productions John G. Avildsen (director); Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Al Silvani, George Memmoli, George O'Hanlon, Stan Shaw, Billy Sands, Pedro Lovell, DeForest Covan, Tony Burton, Shirley O'Hara, Frank Stallone, Lloyd Kaufman, Frank Stallone Jr., Joe Frazier, Michael Dorn, Arnold Johnson, Stu Nahan, Frank Pesce, Chino 'Fats' Williams Drama, Sports Live Action
24 Shout at the Devil American International Pictures / Tonav Productions Peter R. Hunt (director); Stanley Price, Alastair Reid (screenplay); Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins, Ian Holm, Rene Kolldehoff, Horst Janson, Karl Michael Vogler, Maurice Denham, Jean Kent, Heather Wright, George Coulouris, Murray Melvin, Bernard Horsfall War, Adventure Live Action
27 Network nationwide 13 days after its previous (November 14) Los Angeles and New York City openings. United Artists Sidney Lumet (director); Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay); Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight, Jordan Charney, William Prince, Lane Smith, Marlene Warfield, Conchata Ferrell, Arthur Burghardt, Cindy Grover, Darryl Hickman, Ken Kercheval, Kathy Cronkite, Lee Richardson, Paul Jenkins, Kenneth Kimmins, Russ Petranto, Carolyn Krigbaum, Ed Crowley, Lynn Klugman, Zane Lasky, Cameron Thomas, Michael Lipton, Pirie MacDonald Black Comedy, Drama Live Action
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5 Bound for Glory United Artists Hal Ashby (director); Robert Getchell (screenplay); David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Randy Quaid, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Wendy Schaal, Bernie Kopell, Mary Kay Place, John Lehne, Elizabeth Macey, Susan Vaill, Guthrie Thomas Biography Live Action
7 Fellini's Casanova (Italy) 20th Century Fox / Produzioni Europee Associate Federico Fellini (director/screenplay); Bernardino Zapponi (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Carmen Scarpitta, Olimpia Carlisi, Sandra Elaine Allen, Daniel Emilfork, Dudley Sutton, John Karlsen, Reggie Nalder, Harold Innocent, Marika Rivera, Alessandra Belloni, Diane Kurys, Dan van Husen, Mary Marquet, Nicholas Smith, Cicely Browne, Clara Algranti, Daniela Gatti, Margareth Clementi, Mario Cencelli, Silvana Fusacchia, Leda Lojodice, Clarissa Mary Roll Biography, Drama, History Live Action
8 A Star Is Born Warner Bros. / First Artists / Barwood Films Frank Pierson (director/screenplay); John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion (screenplay); Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Paul Mazursky, Joanne Linville, Oliver Clark, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sally Kirkland, Marta Heflin, Rita Coolidge, Tony Orlando, Susan Richardson, Robert Englund, Maidie Norman, Martin Erlichman, M.G. Kelly, Stephen Bruton, Donnie Fritts, Booker T. Jones, Art Munson, Charles Owens, Bobby Shew, Montrose, Sandy Helberg, Roslyn Kind Musical, Romance, Drama Live Action
Silver Streak 20th Century Fox / Frank Yablans Presentations / Miller-Milkis Productions Arthur Hiller (director); Colin Higgins (screenplay); Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Patrick McGoohan, Ray Walston, Scatman Crothers, Len Birman, Lucille Benson, Stefan Gierasch, Valerie Curtin, Richard Kiel, Fred Willard, Ed McNamara, Henry Beckman, Harvey Atkin, Bill Henderson, Robert Culp, J.A. Preston, Gordon Hurst Buddy, Comedy, Thriller Live Action
10 Alice in Wonderland General National Enterprises / Cruiser Productions / Essex Pictures Company Bud Townsend (director); Bucky Searles (screenplay); Kristine De Bell, Larry Gelman, Terri Hall, Gila Havana, Alan Novak, Jason Williams, Ron Nelson, Bucky Searles, J.P. Paradise, Bree Anthony, Tony Richards, Angel Barrett, Nancy Dare, Bruce Finklesteen, Juliet Graham, Astrid Hayase, John Lawrence, Ed Marshall, Melvina Peoples, Marcia Raven, Chris Steen Musical, Comedy Live Action
Queen Kong Constantin Film / Cine-Art München / Dexter Film London Frank Agrama (director/screenplay); Ron Dobrin, Fabio Piccioni (screenplay); Robin Askwith, Rula Lenska, Valerie Leon, Roger Hammond, Linda Hayden, John Clive, Carol Drinkwater, Vicki Michelle, Anna Bergman, Anthony Morton, Geraldine Gardner, Jeannie Collings Adventure, Comedy Live Action
15 At the Earth's Core American International Pictures / Amicus Productions Kevin Connor (director); Milton Subotsky (screenplay); Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant, Godfrey James, Keith Barron, Robert Gillespie, Sean Lynch, Helen Gill, Anthony Verner, Michael Crane, Bobby Parr, Andee Cromarty Fantasy, Sci-Fi Live Action
The Pink Panther Strikes Again United Artists / Amjo Productions Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Frank Waldman (screenplay); Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Colin Blakely, Leonard Rossiter, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk, André Maranne, Michael Robbins, Richard Vernon, Briony McRoberts, Dick Crockett, Byron Kane, Paul Maxwell, Gordon Rollings, Dudley Sutton, John Clive, Damaris Hayman, Deep Roy Comedy Live Action
Tracks Trio Henry Jaglom (director/screenplay); Dennis Hopper, Taryn Power, Dean Stockwell, Topo Swope, Alfred Ryder, Zack Norman, Frank McRae, James Frawley, Sally Kirkland, Michael Emil, Barbara Flood Drama Live Action
17 The Shaggy D.A. Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Robert Stevenson (director); Don Tait (screenplay); Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn, Jo Anne Worley, Dick Van Patten, Vic Tayback, John Myhers, Richard Bakalyan, Warren Berlinger, John Fiedler, Hans Conried, Michael McGreevey, Richard O'Brien, Richard Lane, Benny Rubin, Ruth Gillette, Hank Jones, Iris Adrian, Pat McCormick, Henry Slate, Milton Frome, Danny Wells, Herb Vigran, Olan Soule, Karl Lukas, George Kirby, Shane Sinutko, Vern Rowe, Christina Anderson Comedy Live Action
Freaky Friday Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Gary Nelson (director); Mary Rodgers (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, John Astin, Patsy Kelly, Dick Van Patten, Vicki Schreck, Sorrell Booke, Kaye Ballard, Sparky Marcus, Marc McClure, Charlene Tilton, Alan Oppenheimer, Ruth Buzzi, Marie Windsor, Marvin Kaplan, Al Molinaro, Iris Adrian, Jack Sheldon, Laurie Main, Fritz Feld, Dermott Downs, James Van Patten Fantasy, Comedy Live Action
King Kong Paramount Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis Corporation John Guillermin (director); Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph, René Auberjonois, Ed Lauter, Julius Harris, Jack O'Halloran, Dennis Fimple, Mario Gallo, John Lone, John Agar, Sid Conrad, Garry Walberg, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Piscopo, Walt Gorney, Rick Baker, Peter Cullen, Jorge Moreno, Keny Long, George Whiteman, Wayne Heffley Monster, Adventure Live Action
18 The Cassandra Crossing AVCO Embassy Pictures / ITC Entertainment / C. Cinematografica Champion s.p.a. George P. Cosmatos (director/screenplay); Tom Mankiewicz, Robert Katz (screenplay); Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Lee Strasberg, Ingrid Thulin, Lionel Stander, Ann Turkel, John Phillip Law, Alida Valli, Lou Castel, Ray Lovelock, Thomas Hunter, Carlo De Mejo, Renzo Palmer, John P. Dulaney, Stefano Patrizi, Fausta Avelli Disaster, Thriller Live Action
20 Across the Great Divide Pacific International Enterprises Stewart Raffill (director/screenplay); Robert Logan, Heather Rattray, George Buck Flower, Frank Salsedo, Mark Edward Hall, Hal Bokar Western Live Action
21 Mikey and Nicky Paramount Pictures / Castle Hill Productions Elaine May (director/screenplay); Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty, Rose Arrick, Carol Grace, William Hickey, Sanford Meisner, Joyce Van Patten, M. Emmet Walsh, Elaine May Crime, Drama Live Action
Nickelodeon Columbia Pictures / EMI Films / British Lion Films Peter Bogdanovich (director/screenplay); W.D. Richter (screenplay); Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Keith, Stella Stevens, John Ritter, Jane Hitchcock, Brion James, Sidney Armus, Lorenzo Music, Jeffrey Byron, Priscilla Pointer, Philip Bruns, Frank Marshall, Harry Carey Jr., James Best, George Gaynes, M. Emmet Walsh, Miriam Byrd-Nethery, Les Josephson, Griffin O'Neal, Hamilton Camp, Joe Warfield, Elaine Partnow Comedy Live Action
22 The Enforcer Warner Bros. / The Malpaso Company James Fargo (director); Stirling Silliphant, Dean Riesner (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, Tyne Daly, DeVeren Bookwalter, John Mitchum, Albert Popwell, John Crawford, Robert Hoy, Michael Cavanaugh, Dick Durock, M.G. Kelly, Terry McGovern, John Roselius, Rudy Ramos, Bill Ackridge, Jocelyn Jones, Samantha Doane Action, Thriller Live Action
Voyage of the Damned (New York City, with its Los Angeles opening on the following day, 23rd. AVCO Embassy Pictures / ITC Entertainment Stuart Rosenberg (director); Steve Shagan, David Butler (screenplay); Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow, Oskar Werner, Malcolm McDowell, Orson Welles, James Mason, Lee Grant, Katharine Ross, Ben Gazzara, Luther Adler, Michael Constantine, Denholm Elliott, José Ferrer, Lynne Frederick, Helmut Griem, Julie Harris, Wendy Hiller, Paul Koslo, Nehemiah Persoff, Fernando Rey, Leonard Rossiter, Maria Schell, Victor Spinetti, Janet Suzman, Sam Wanamaker, Keith Barron, Ian Cullen, David Daker, Brian Gilbert, Constantine Gregory, Georgina Hale, Don Henderson, Bernard Hepton, Anthony Higgins, Donald Houston, Frederick Jaeger, David de Keyser, Günter Meisner, Jonathan Pryce, Marika Rivera, Ina Skriver, Milo Sperber, Philip Stone, Laura Gemser, Della McDermott, Adele Strong, Genevieve West War, Drama Live Action
24 The Monkey Hustle American International Pictures Arthur Marks (director); Odie Hawkins, Charles Eric Johnson (screenplay); Yaphet Kotto, Rudy Ray Moore, Rosalind Cash, Thomas Carter, Debbi Morgan, Randy Brooks, Kirk Calloway, Lynn Harris, Donn Carl Harper Blaxploitation Live Action
The Town That Dreaded Sundown American International Pictures / Charles B. Pierce Film Productions, Inc. Charles B. Pierce (director); Earl E. Smith (screenplay); Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Charles B. Pierce, Jimmy Clem, Jim Citty, Robert Aquino, Cindy Butler, Christine Ellsworth, Mike Hackworth, Misty West, Rick Hildreth, Steve Lyons, Bud Davis, Vern Stierman Thriller, Horror Live Action
In Search of Noah's Ark Sunn Classic Pictures James L. Conway (director/screenplay); Charles E. Seller Jr. (screenplay); Brad Crandall, Vern Adix Documentary Live Action
25 The Eagle Has Landed Cinema International Corporation / ITC Entertainment John Sturges (director); Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay); Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Sven-Bertil Taube, Judy Geeson, Siegfried Rauch, John Standing, Treat Williams, Larry Hagman, Michael Byrne, Maurice Roeves, Keith Buckley, Jeff Conaway, Terry Plummer, David Gilliam, Kent Williams War Live Action

Births

Deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Walter Janssen 88 Germany Actor
12 Agatha Christie 85 UK Writer
13 Margaret Leighton 53 UK Actress
18 Sonia Dresdel 66 UK Actress
23 Paul Dupuis 62 France Actor
23 Paul Robeson 77 US Actor, Singer
29 Michael Gwynn 59 UK Actor
February 4 Roger Livesey 69 UK Actor
11 Lee J. Cobb 64 US Actor
11 John Twist 77 US Screenwriter
12 Sal Mineo 37 US Actor
13 Lily Pons 77 France Singer, Actress
13 John Lounsbery 64 US Animator
15 Maria Corda 77 Hungary Actress
16 Campbell Singer 66 UK Actor
24 Peter Madden 71 UK Actor
26 Frieda Inescort 75 UK Actress
March 3 Doris Hill 70 US Actress
5 Charles Lederer 69 US Screenwriter
14 Busby Berkeley 80 US Director, Choreographer
17 Luchino Visconti 69 Italy Director, Writer
20 Michael Goodliffe 61 UK Actor
28 Richard Arlen 76 US Actor
April 2 Ray Teal 74 US Actor
4 George Pastell 53 Cyprus Actor
5 Howard Hughes 70 US Director, Producer
5 Robert Lord 75 US Screenwriter, Producer
11 Liam Dunn 59 US Actor
12 Paul Ford 74 US Actor
21 Léonide Moguy 75 Russia Director, Writer
25 Carol Reed 69 UK Director, Writer
26 Neil McCallum 46 Canada Actor
26 Sid James 62 UK Actor
29 Thelma Connell 63 UK Film Editor
May 3 David Bruce 62 US Actor
7 Alan Baxter 67 US Actor
27 Hilde Hildebrand 78 Germany Actress
27 Ruth McDevitt 80 US Actress
June 5 Violet Wilkey 73 US Actress
6 Victor Varconi 85 Hungary Actor
9 Sybil Thorndike 93 UK Actress
10 Adolph Zukor 103 US Producer, Studio Executive
25 Johnny Mercer 66 US Songwriter
28 Stanley Baker 48 UK Actor
July 2 Frances Howard 73 US Actress
7 Norman Foster 72 US Actor, Director
12 James Wong Howe 76 China Cinematographer
17 Rina Morelli 67 Italy Actress
28 Lucie Mannheim 77 Germany Actress
August 2 Fritz Lang 85 Germany Director, Writer
6 William Mervyn 64 UK Actor
10 Ray Corrigan 74 US Actor
17 William Redfield 49 US Actor
17 Murvyn Vye 60 US Actor
18 Luigi Serventi 91 Italy Actor
28 Alastair Sim 75 UK Actor
September 10 Dalton Trumbo 70 US Screenwriter
30 Paul Dehn 63 UK Screenwriter
October 5 Barbara Nichols 47 US Actress
14 Edith Evans 88 UK Actress
November 15 Jean Gabin 72 France Actor
22 Rupert Davies 60 UK Actor
28 Rosalind Russell 69 US Actress
29 Godfrey Cambridge 43 US Actor
December 3 Mary Nash 92 US Actress
8 Cathy Downs 50 US Actress
12 Jack Cassidy 49 US Actor
20 Walter Fitzgerald 80 UK Actor

Film debuts

References

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