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            List of years in film       (table)
 1930 .  1931 .  1932 .  1933  . 1934  . 1935  . 1936 
1937 1938 1939 -1940- 1941 1942 1943
 1944 .  1945 .  1946 .  1947  . 1948  . 1949  . 1950 
    In television: 1937 1938 1939 -1940- 1941 1942 1943     
       In radio : 1937 1938 1939 -1940- 1941 1942 1943     
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The year 1940 in film involved some significant events.

Contents

Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Fantasia* Disney/RKO $98,000,000*
2. Pinocchio* Disney/RKO $84,000,000*
3. Rebecca Selznick/United Artists Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine
4. Boom Town MGM Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr
5. Santa Fe Trail Warner Bros. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
6. The Philadelphia Story MGM Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart
7. Strange Cargo MGM Clark Gable and Joan Crawford
8. Virginia City Warner Bros. Errol Flynn and Miriam Hopkins
9. Down Argentine Way 20th Century Fox Betty Grable and Don Ameche
10. Kitty Foyle RKO Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan

* After theatrical reissues

Films become more watchable and modern... turn from escape tone to a more realistic tone.

Academy Awards

Films released in 1940

Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths








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