Films in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV

Events 101 - 200 of 555

  • 1949-09-19 "Late Spring", Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Chishū Ryū, Setsuko Hara and Haruko Sugimura, is released in Japan

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1949-09-28 "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1949-09-29 Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli

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1949-11-08 "All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulizer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)

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1949-12-08 "On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

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1949-12-21 "Samson and Delilah", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, premieres in New York

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

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1950-08-10 "Sunset Boulevard", American film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

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1950-10-13 "All About Eve" directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter premieres (Academy Awards Best Picture 1951)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

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1950-12-20 "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in New York

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1951-08-14 "A Place in the Sun", directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1952)

  • 1951-08-26 "An American in Paris" with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnell and starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Academy Awards Best Picture 1952)

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1951-09-18 "A Streetcar Named Desire", directed by Elia Kazan and based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is released

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1951-10-15 "I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz
Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball

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1951-12-23 "The African Queen", directed by John Huston and based on the 1935 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, is released (Academy Awards Best Actor 1952)

  • 1952-01-10 "The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Carlton Heston, premieres in New York (Best Picture 1953)
  • 1952-02-08 "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day" debuts on NBC TV
  • 1952-03-27 "Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

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1952-07-21 "The Quiet Man" film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is released in the UK

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

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1952-07-24 "High Noon", American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released

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1952-09-19 "Adventures of Superman" TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US

  • 1952-11-26 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1953-04-23 "Shane", directed by George Stevens and based on the 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer, starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur, is released

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1953-08-05 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)

Actor Burt Lancaster
Actor
Burt Lancaster
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

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1953-08-27 "Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

  • 1953-09-16 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
  • 1953-09-29 "Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1953-10-15 John Patrick's "Teahouse of the August Moon" premieres in New York
  • 1953-11-03 "Tokyo Story", Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama and Setsuko Hara, is released

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1954-04-26 "Seven Samurai", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa

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1954-07-28 "On the Waterfront", directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1955)

  • 1954-09-01 "Rear Window", directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released

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1954-09-06 "La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

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1954-09-29 "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

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1954-09-29 "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

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1955-04-11 "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann and starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair premieres in New York (Best Picture 1956)

  • 1955-06-12 "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • 1955-10-20 "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith

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1955-10-27 "Rebel Without a Cause", directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, is released

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean

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1955-12-08 Black Ealing comedy "The Ladykillers", directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Alec Guinness is released in the UK

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1956-10-05 "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Actor Charlton Heston
Actor
Charlton Heston
Actor Yul Brynner
Actor
Yul Brynner

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1956-10-10 "Giant", directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean, premieres in NYC

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1956-10-17 "Around the World in 80 Days", based on the book by Jules Verne, directed by Michael Anderson and starring David Nivon and Cantinflas premieres in New York

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

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1957-04-13 "12 Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, is released

  • 1957-09-22 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner

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1957-10-02 "The Bridge on the River Kwai", directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1958)

Actor William Holden
Actor
William Holden
Actor Alec Guinness
Actor
Alec Guinness
Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

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1957-10-21 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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1957-12-13 "Peyton Palace" film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

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1958-05-08 "Dracula", starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, debuts

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1958-05-09 "Vertigo", American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

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1958-05-15 "Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette

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1959-03-29 "Some Like It Hot", directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released

Actor Jack Lemmon
Actor
Jack Lemmon
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 1959-07-02 "Plan 9 From Outer Space", one of the worse films ever, premieres
  • 1959-07-17 "North by Northwest" directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint premieres in Los Angeles

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1959-10-07 "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

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1959-11-18 "Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Academy Awards Best Picture 1960)

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1960-02-03 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1960-03-17 One of the first French New Wave films, "Breathless", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France
  • 1960-05-03 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)

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1960-06-15 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1961)

  • 1960-06-16 "Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City
  • 1960-08-10 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

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1960-09-08 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • 1960-09-29 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV

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1960-10-07 "Spartacus", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier, is released

  • 1961-01-23 Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1961-09-28 "Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
  • 1961-10-18 "West Side Story", directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1962)

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1961-12-13 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

  • 1962-01-23 "Jules et Jim", based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché, directed by François Truffau and starring Jeanne Moreau is released

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1962-10-05 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

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1962-10-24 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

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1962-12-10 David Lean's film "Lawrence of Arabia", based on life of T. E. Lawrence and starring Peter O'Toole, premieres at Odeon Leicester Square (Academy Awards Best Picture 1963)

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1962-12-16 "Lawrence of Arabia" film directed by David Lean and starring Peter O'Toole, is released in the United States

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1962-12-25 "To Kill a Mockingbird", a film adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, is released (Gregory Peck - Best Actor Academy Awards 1963)

  • 1963-02-14 "81/2" a film directed by Federico Fellini premieres in Italy, starring Marcello Mastroianni.
  • 1963-02-14 "8½", directed by Federico Fellini, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale, is released (Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 1964)
  • 1963-06-12 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC
  • 1963-09-17 "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • 1963-09-29 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1963-09-29 "Tom Jones" film based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)
  • 1963-10-10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
  • 1964-01-29 "Dr Strangelove", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, premieres

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1964-08-29 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

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1964-09-18 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

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1964-09-26 "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver

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1964-10-21 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1965)

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1965-03-02 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews

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1965-09-18 TV comedy "Get Smart" created by Mel Brooks and starring Don Adams premieres

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks

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1965-09-18 "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • 1965-12-22 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC
  • 1965-12-29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

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1966-01-12 "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

  • 1966-05-25 "Au Hasard Balthazar", French film directed by Robert Bresson, starring Anne Wiazemsky and François Lafarge, is released

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1966-06-21 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)

  • 1966-09-08 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV

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1966-11-24 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch

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1966-12-12 "A Man for All Seasons" based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)


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