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1963 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In television
1960
1961
1962
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1964
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1966

The year 1963 in film involved some significant events, including the big-budget epic Cleopatra and two films with all-star casts, How the West Was Won and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Contents

  • Events 1
  • Top grossing films (U.S.) 2
  • Awards 3
  • Notable films released in 1963 4
  • Short Film Series 5
  • Births 6
  • Deaths 7
  • Film debuts 8
  • References 9

Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Director(s) Actors Gross
1. Cleopatra 20th Century Fox Joseph L. Mankiewicz Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, Martin Landau $57,777,778[1]
2. How the West Was Won Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Cinerama George Marshall Carolyn Jones $46,500,000[2]
3. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World United Artists Stanley Kramer Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett, Terry-Thomas, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Dorothy Provine, Phil Silvers, Edie Adams, Dick Shawn, Peter Falk, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Jimmy Durante $46,332,858[3]
4. Tom Jones United Artists Tony Richardson Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, David Tomlinson $37,600,000[4]
5. Irma la Douce United Artists / The Mirisch Corporation Billy Wilder Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine $25,246,588[5]
6. The Sword in the Stone Walt Disney Productions Wolfgang Reitherman Rickie Sorensen, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews, Martha Wentworth, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden, Thurl Ravenscroft $22,182,353[6]
7. Son of Flubber Walt Disney Productions Robert Stevenson Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Ed Wynn, Tommy Kirk $22,129,412[7]
8. The Birds Universal Pictures Alfred Hitchcock Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright, Suzanne Pleshette $18,500,900
9. Dr. No United Artists Terence Young Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, John Kitzmiller $16,067,035[8]
10. The V.I.P.s Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Anthony Asquith Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles, Rod Taylor, Elsa Martinelli, Margaret Rutherford $15,000,000[9]
11. McLintock! United Artists Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Yvonne De Carlo, Stefanie Powers, Jack Kruschen, Chill Wills $14,500,000[10]
12. Charade Universal Pictures Stanley Donen George Kennedy $13,474,588[11]
13. Bye Bye Birdie Columbia Pictures George Sidney Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Bobby Rydell, Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton, Jesse Pearson $13,129,412[12]
14. Move Over, Darling 20th Century Fox Michael Gordon Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter, Chuck Connors, Edgar Buchanan $12,705,882[13]
15. Come Blow Your Horn Paramount Pictures Bud Yorkin Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb, Molly Picon, Barbara Rush $12,000,000[14]
16. The Thrill of It All Universal Pictures Norman Jewison Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen $11,779,093[15]
17. The Great Escape United Artists John Sturges Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Hannes Messemer, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, John Leyton, Angus Lennie, Nigel Stock, Robert Graf, Jud Taylor, William Russell $11,744,471[16]
18. The Cardinal Columbia Pictures Otto Preminger Tom Tryon, Romy Schneider, Carol Lynley, Dorothy Gish $11,170,588[17]
19. Hud Paramount Pictures Martin Ritt Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Brandon deWilde, Melvyn Douglas $10,000,000[18]
20. 55 Days at Peking Allied Artists Nicholas Ray Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson, Leo Genn, Harry Andrews $10,000,000[19]
21. Captain Newman, M.D. Universal Pictures David Miller Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, Eddie Albert, Bobby Darin $8,500,000[20]
22. Love with the Proper Stranger Paramount Pictures Robert Mulligan Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Harvey Lembeck, Tom Bosley $7,200,000[20]
23. Columbia Pictures / Embassy Pictures Federico Fellini Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk $7,000,000[21]
24. Donovan's Reef Paramount Pictures John Ford John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Allen, Cesar Romero $6,600,000[22]
25. Lilies of the Field United Artists Ralph Nelson Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino, Francesca Jarvis, Pamela Branch, Stanley Adams, Dan Frazer $6,000,000[23]
26. Promises! Promises! Independent film King Donovan Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald, Tommy Noonan $3,775,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Tom Jones — Woodfall, United Artists-Lopert (British)
Best Director: Tony RichardsonTom Jones
Best Actor: Sidney PoitierLilies of the Field
Best Actress: Patricia NealHud
Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn DouglasHud
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret RutherfordThe V.I.P.s
Best Foreign Language Film: (Otto e mezzo), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Cardinal
Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field
Best Actress: Leslie Caron - The L-Shaped Room
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Tom Jones
Best Actor: Alberto Sordi - Il diavolo
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Irma la Douce
Other
Best Director: Elia Kazan - America, America

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo), directed by Luchino Visconti, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Hands Over the City (Le mani sulla città), directed by Francesco Rosi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Il diavolo (To Bed... or Not to Bed), directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro, Italy

Notable films released in 1963

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Short Film Series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ .CleopatraBox Office Information for Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  2. ^ .How the West Was WonBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  3. ^ .It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldBox Office Information for Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  4. ^ .Tom JonesBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  5. ^ .Irma la DouceBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  6. ^ .The Sword in the StoneBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  7. ^ .Son of FlubberBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  8. ^ .Dr. NoBox Office Information for Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  9. ^ The V.I.P.sBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  10. ^ McLintock!Box Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  11. ^ .CharadeBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  12. ^ .Bye Bye BirdieBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  13. ^ .Move Over, DarlingBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  14. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 69
  15. ^ .The Thrill of It AllBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  16. ^ .The Great EscapeBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  17. ^ .The CardinalBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  18. ^ .HudBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  19. ^ .55 Days at PekingBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  20. ^ a b "Big Rental Pictures of 1964", Variety, 6 January 1965 p 39.
  21. ^ "Top Rental Films of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 37
  22. ^ .Donovan's ReefBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  23. ^ Hollywood Trick: Or, How To Turn Cheap 'Lilies' Into Gold by Murray Schumachhollywood.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 Feb 1964: X9.
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