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 1943 .  1944 .  1945 .  1946  . 1947  . 1948  . 1949 
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The year 1939 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Movie historians and film buffs often look back on 1939 as "the greatest year in film history". Hollywood was at the height of its Golden Age, and this particular year saw the release of an unusually large number of exceptional movies, many of which have been honored as all-time classics, when multitudes of other films of the era have been largely forgotten.

August 15 - The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA.

October 17 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington premieres in Washington D.C.

December 15 - Gone with the Wind premieres in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with a 3-day festival.

Top grossing films

Rank Title Studio Actors Worldwide Gross
1. Gone with the Wind Selznick International Pictures/MGM Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh $400,176,459
2. The Wizard of Oz MGM Judy Garland $16,538,431
3. Ninotchka MGM Greta Garbo
4. Jesse James 20th Century Fox Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda
5. Mr Smith Goes to Washington Columbia James Stewart and Jean Arthur
6. Dodge City Warner Bros. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
7. The Old Maid Warners Bros. Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins
8. The Women MGM Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford
9. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle RKO Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
10. Goodbye, Mr. Chips MGM Robert Donat and Greer Garson
11. Another Thin Man MGM William Powell and Myrna Loy
12. The Little Princess 20th Century Fox Shirley Temple

Academy Awards

Films released in 1939

Serials

Comedy film series

Animated short film series

Births

Film Debuts

Deaths

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