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1937 In Film


1937 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In television

The year 1937 in film involved some significant events, including the Walt Disney production of the first American full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


  • Events 1
  • Top grossing films (U.S.) 2
  • Academy Awards 3
  • Top ten money-making stars 4
  • Notable films released in 1937 5
  • Serials 6
  • Comedy film series 7
  • Animated short film series 8
  • Births 9
  • Deaths 10
  • Debuts 11


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Starring
1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Disney/RKO voices of Adriana Caselotti and Lucille La Verne
2. The Good Earth MGM Paul Muni and Luise Rainer
3. One Hundred Men and a Girl Universal Deanna Durbin and Leopold Stokowski
4. Topper MGM Constance Bennett and Cary Grant
5. Wee Willie Winkie 20th Century Fox Shirley Temple
6. Stella Dallas Goldwyn/United Artists Barbara Stanwyck
7. In Old Chicago 20th Century Fox Tyrone Power, Alice Faye and Don Ameche
8. The Prince and the Pauper Warner Bros. Errol Flynn
9. Saratoga MGM Clark Gable and Jean Harlow
10. The Life of Emile Zola Warner Bros. Paul Muni
11. Lost Horizon Columbia Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt
12. Dead End United Artists Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Claire Trevor and Humphrey Bogart
13. The Hurricane United Artists Dorothy Lamour
14. Heidi 20th Century Fox Shirley Temple
15. Conquest MGM Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer
16. Personal Property MGM Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor

Academy Awards

Top ten money-making stars

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Shirley Temple
2. Clark Gable
3. Robert Taylor
4. Bing Crosby
5. William Powell
6. Jane Withers
7. (tie) Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
8. Sonja Henie
9. Gary Cooper
10. Myrna Loy

Notable films released in 1937

U.S.A. unless stated.












Comedy film series

Animated short film series




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