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1948 In Film


1948 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In television

The year 1948 in film involved some significant events.


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. The Red Shoes Eagle-Lion Moira Shearer $5,000,000
2. The Three Musketeers MGM Lana Turner, Gene Kelly $4,507,000
3. Red River United Artists John Wayne, Montgomery Clift $4,500,000
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Warner Bros. Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston $4,307,000
5. When My Baby Smiles at Me 20th Century Fox Betty Grable, Dan Dailey $4,200,000
6. Easter Parade MGM Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford $4,100,000
7. Johnny Belinda
The Snake Pit
Warner Bros.
20th Century Fox
Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres
Olivia de Havilland
8. Joan of Arc RKO Ingrid Bergman $4,000,000
9. Adventures of Don Juan Warner Bros. Errol Flynn $3,700,000
10. Homecoming MGM Clark Gable, Lana Turner $3,420,000
11. The Loves of Carmen Columbia Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford $3,395,000
12. Key Largo Warner Bros. Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall $3,289,000
13. That Lady in Ermine 20th Century Fox Betty Grable $3,250,000
14. The Emperor Waltz Paramount Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine $3,209,000
15. The Search MGM Montgomery Clift $3,191,000
16. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House RKO Cary Grant, Myrna Loy $3,140,000
17. Hamlet Rank Film Laurence Olivier $3,075,000
18. State of the Union MGM Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn $2,745,000
19. A Foreign Affair Paramount Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund $2,450,000
20. Sorry, Wrong Number Paramount Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster $2,200,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)


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

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

U.S.A. unless stated










Short film series



Film debuts

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