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The year 1951 in film involved some significant events.


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Quo Vadis MGM $11,902,000
2. Alice in Wonderland* Disney/RKO $7,196,000
3. Show Boat MGM $5,533,000
4. A Streetcar Named Desire Warner Brothers $4,800,000
5. David and Bathsheba 20th Century Fox $4,720,000
6. The Great Caruso MGM $4,531,000
7. The African Queen United Artists $4,300,000
8. An American in Paris MGM $4,213,000
9. That's My Boy Paramount $3,800,000
10. A Place in the Sun
Strangers on a Train
Warner Brothers

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)



Academy Awards:

Best Picture: An American in Paris - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Best Director: George Stevens - A Place in the Sun
Best Actor: Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen
Best Actress: Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire
Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden - A Streetcar Named Desire
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter - A Streetcar Named Desire

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: A Place in the Sun
Best Actor: Fredric March - Death of a Salesman
Best Actress: Jane Wyman - The Blue Veil

Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: An American in Paris
Best Actor: Danny Kaye - On the Riviera
Best Actress: June Allyson - Too Young to Kiss

Best Director: Laslo Benedek - Death of a Salesman

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival):
Miss Julie (Fröken Julie), directed by Alf Sjöberg, Sweden
Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)
Rashômon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan

Films released in 1951


Short film series



Film Debuts

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