1977 in film

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The year 1977 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1977 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1977
Rank Title Distributor Box-office gross
1 Star Wars Fox $221,280,994[1]
2 Smokey and the Bandit Universal $126,737,428[2]
3 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Columbia $116,395,460[3]
4 Saturday Night Fever Paramount $94,213,184[4]
5 The Goodbye Girl Warner Bros. $82,000,470[5]
6 A Bridge Too Far United Artists $50,750,000[6]
7 The Deep Columbia $47,346,365[7]
8 The Spy Who Loved Me United Artists $46,838,673[8]
9 Oh, God! Warner Bros. $41,687,243[9]
10 Annie Hall United Artists $38,251,425[10]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 35th Golden Globe Awards
January 28, 1978
31st BAFTA Awards
March 16, 1978
50th Academy Awards
April 3, 1978
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Turning Point The Goodbye Girl Annie Hall
Best Director Herbert Ross
The Turning Point
Woody Allen
Annie Hall
Best Actor Richard Burton
Equus
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
Peter Finch
Network
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
Best Actress Jane Fonda
Julia
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Marsha Mason
The Goodbye Girl
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Best Supporting Actor Peter Firth
Equus
Edward Fox
A Bridge Too Far
Jason Robards
Julia
Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Redgrave
Julia
Jenny Agutter
Equus
Vanessa Redgrave
Julia
Best Screenplay, Adapted Neil Simon
The Goodbye Girl
Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Annie Hall
Alvin Sargent
Julia
Best Screenplay, Original Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Annie Hall
Best Original Score John Williams
Star Wars
John Addison
A Bridge Too Far
John Williams
Star Wars
Jonathan Tunick
A Little Night Music
Best Original Song "You Light Up My Life"
You Light Up My Life
N/A "You Light Up My Life"
You Light Up My Life
Best Foreign Language Film A Special Day N/A Madame Rosa

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Father and Master (Padre padrone), directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye), directed by Larisa Shepitko, USSR

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1977 Wide-release movies[edit]

January–March[edit]

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7 The Sentinel Universal Pictures James B. Harris (director); Jeffrey Konvitz (screenplay); Chris Sarandon, Cristina Raines, José Ferrer, Martin Balsam, Ava Gardner, John Carradine, Arthur Kennedy, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, Deborah Raffin, Eli Wallach, Christopher Walken, Jerry Orbach, Beverly D'Angelo, Hank Garrett, Nana Visitor, Tom Berenger, William Hickey, Jeff Goldblum Horror Live Action
18 Pumping Iron Cinema 5 / White Mountain Films George Butler (director/screenplay); Charles Gaines (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu, Mike Katz, Ken Waller, Ed Corney, Serge Nubret Documentary Live Action
21 Scalpel United International Pictures / PJ Productions John Grissmer (director/screenplay); Robert Lansing, Judith Chapman, Sandy Martin, Arlen Dean Snyder, David Scarroll, Muriel Moore, Stan Wojno, Laura Whyte, Larry Quackenbush, Mimi Honce Thriller Live Action
23 Roots ABC / Warner Bros. Television / Wolper Productions Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses (directors); Alex Haley, James Lee (screenplay); John Amos, Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Uggams, Georg Stanford Brown, Olivia Cole, Vic Morrow, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sinclair, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Brad Davis, Lane Bickley, Hilly Hicks, Lynne Moody, Austin Stoker, Ralph Waite, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Moses Gunn, Hari Rhodes, Ren Woods, Ernest Lee Thomas, Lorne Greene, Scatman Crothers, George Hamilton, Lillian Randolph, Roxie Roker, Richard Roundtree, Thayer David, Tanya Boyd, John Quade, Maya Angelou, O.J. Simpson, Beverly Todd, Paul Shenar, Gary Collins, Richard Farnsworth, Raymond St. Jacques, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, John Schuck, Macdonald Carey, Ian McShane, Doug McClure, Burl Ives, Richard McKenzie, Sally Kemp, William C. Watson, Charles Cyphers, Macon McCalman, Brion James, Tracey Gold, Todd Bridges, Ross Chapman, Grand L. Bush Drama Live Action
25 Providence Cinema 5 Distributing Alain Resnais (director); David Mercer (screenplay); Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner, Elaine Stritch, Cyril Luckham, Denis Lawson, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Milo Sperber, Anna Wing, Peter Arne, Tanya Lopert Drama Live Action
28 The Late Show Warner Bros. Robert Benton (director/screenplay); Rodolfo Sonego (screenplay); Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy, John Considine, Ruth Nelson, Howard Duff, John Davey Neo-Noir, Mystery Live Action
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4 Raw Deal Greater Union / Homestead Films Russell Hagg (director); Patrick Edgeworth (screenplay); Gerard Kennedy, Gus Mercurio, Rod Mullinar, Christopher Pate, Hu Pryce, John Cousins, Michael Carman, Norman Yemm, Gary Day, Briony Behets Western Live Action
9 Fun with Dick and Jane Columbia Pictures Ted Kotcheff (director); David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler (screenplay); George Segal, Jane Fonda, Ed McMahon, Dick Gautier, Allan Miller, Hank Garcia, John Dehner, Mary Jackson, Walter Brooke, Sean Frye, Fred Willard, Thayer David, Burke Byrnes, Dewayne Jesse, Anne Ramsey, Jon Christian Erickson, Gloria Stroock, Thalmus Rasulala, Jay Leno Comedy Live Action
Twilight's Last Gleaming Allied Artists / Lorimar Productions Robert Aldrich (director); Ronald M. Cohen (screenplay); Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Charles Durning, Paul Winfield, Burt Young, Melvyn Douglas, Joseph Cotten, Richard Jaeckel, Roscoe Lee Browne, William Marshall, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Leif Erickson, Charles Aidman, Charles McGraw, William Smith, Simon Scott, Morgan Paull, Bill Walker, Ed Bishop, Phil Brown, Don Fellows, Garrick Hagon, David Healy, William Hootkins, Ray Jewers, John Ratzenberger, Lionel Murton, Shane Rimmer, Mark Russell, M. Phil Senini, David Baxt, Glenn Beck, Gary Cockrell, Weston Gavin, Elizabeth Halliday, Thomasine Heiner, Ron Lee, Robert Sherman, Robert MacLeod, Robert O'Neil, Pamela Roland, Rich Steber, Drew W. Wesche, Kent O. Doering, Allan Dean Moore, Rich Demarest, Gary Harper Thriller Live Action
Wizards 20th Century Fox / Bakshi Productions Ralph Bakshi (director/screenplay); Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Steve Gravers, Mark Hamill, Susan Tyrrell, Ralph Bakshi, James Connell, Angelo Grisanti Fantasy Animation
11 Fire Sale 20th Century Fox Alan Arkin (director); Robert Klane (screenplay); Alan Arkin, Rob Reiner, Vincent Gardenia, Anjanette Comer, Kay Medford, Sid Caesar, Byron Stewart, Alex Rocco, Oliver Clark, Barbara Dana Comedy Live Action
In Search of Noah's Ark Sunn Classic Pictures James L. Conway (director/screenplay); Charles E. Sellier Jr. (screenplay); Brad Crandall, Vern Adix Documentary Live Action
Thieves Paramount Pictures / Brut Productions John Berry (director); Herb Gardner (screenplay); Marlo Thomas, Charles Grodin, Irwin Corey, Héctor Elizondo, Mercedes McCambridge, John McMartin, Gary Merrill, Ann Wedgeworth, Larry B. Scott, Bob Fosse, Norman Matlock, Ian Martin, Janet Colazzo, Kenneth Kimmins, Santos Morales, MacIntyre Dixon, Bill Lazarus, Alice Drummond, Zvee Scooler, Craig Barrie, Victor Le Guillow, Lee Wallace, Jess Osuna, Joan Kaye Comedy Live Action
20 The Spell Worldvision Enterprises / MGM Television / Charles Fries Productions / Stonehenge Productions Lee Philips (director); Brian Taggert (screenplay); Lee Grant, Susan Myers, Lelia Goldoni, Helen Hunt, Jack Colvin, James Olson, James Greene, Wright King, Barbara Bostock, Doney Oatman, Richard Carlyle, Kathleen Hughes, Robert Gibbons, Arthur Peterson, Marneen Fields Horror Live Action
25 Slap Shot Universal Pictures / Pan Arts / Kings Road Entertainment George Roy Hill (director); Nancy Dowd (screenplay); Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Andrew Duncan, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, David Hanson, Yvon Barrette, Allan Nicholls, Brad Sullivan, Stephen Mendillo, Yvan Ponton, Matthew Cowles, Kathryn Walker, Melinda Dillon, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz, Paul D'Amato, Ronald L. Docken, Guido Tenesi, Jean Rosario Tėtreault, Christopher Murney, Blake Ball, Ned Dowd, Larry Block, Paul Dooley, Bruce Boudreau, Galen Head, Connie Madigan, Joe Nolan, Dick Roberge, Ross Smith, Steve Stirling, Cliff Thompson, Nancy N. Dowd, Barbara L. Shorts, Dan Belisle Jr., Rod Bloomfield, Susan Kendall Newman, Ray Schultz, Carol Shelton Sports, Comedy Live Action
Tentacles American International Pictures Ovidio G. Assonitis (director); Steven W. Carabatsos (screenplay); John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins, Henry Fonda, Cesare Danova, Delia Boccardo, Claude Akins, Franco Diogene, Marc Fiorini, Alan Boyd, Sherry Buchanan Horror Live Action
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3 Mr. Billion 20th Century Fox / Pantheon Pictures Jonathan Kaplan (director/screenplay); Terence Hill, Valerie Perrine, Jackie Gleason, Slim Pickens, William Redfield, Chill Wills, Dick Miller, R.G. Armstrong Comedy, Action, Adventure Live Action
4 Death Weekend American International Pictures / Cinépix Film Properties William Fruet (director/screenplay); Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud, Chuck Shamata, Richard Ayres, Kyle Edwards, Don Granberry, Ed McNamara, Michael Kirby, and Richard Donat Horror, Thriller Live Action
9 The Farmer Columbia Pictures / Milway Productions David Berlatsky (director); John Carmody, Janice Eymann, George Fargo, Patrick Regan (screenplay); Lewell Akins, Gary Conway, Michael Dante, Dave Graig, Stratton Leopold, Ray McIver, George Memmoli, Timothy Scott, Sonny Shroyer, Angel Tompkins, Bill Moses, Judge Parker, Don Payne, Louis C. Pessolano, Johnny Popwell, Ken Renard, Wayne Stewart, Roy Tatum, Jack Waltzer, Eric Weston, Laura Whyte Crime, Action Live Action
Islands in the Stream Paramount Pictures Franklin J. Schaffner (director); Denne Bart Petitclerc (screenplay); George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland, Susan Tyrrell, Richard Evans, Claire Bloom, Julius Harris, Hart Bochner, Brad Savage, Michael-James Wixted, Hildy Brooks Drama Live Action
11 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman (directors); Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Vance Gerry, Xavier Atencio, Ken Anderson, Julius Svendsen, Ted Berman, Eric Cleworth (screenplay); Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Junius Matthews, Paul Winchell, Howard Morris, Bruce Reitherman, Jon Walmsley, Timothy Turner, Ralph Wright, Clint Howard, Barbara Luddy, Hal Smith, Sebastian Cabot, Dori Whitaker Family, Musical Animation
Black Sunday Paramount Pictures John Frankenheimer (director); Ernest Lehman, Kenneth Ross, Ivan Moffat (screenplay); Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Bekim Fehmiu, Steven Keats, Michael V. Gazzo, William Daniels, Walter Gotell, Victor Campos, Joe Robbie, Robert Wussler, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier, Walter Brooke, Clyde Kusatsu, Tom McFadden, Than Wyenn, James Jeter, Robert Patten Thriller Live Action
Airport '77 Universal Pictures Jerry Jameson (director); Michael Scheff, David Spector (screenplay); Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, James Stewart, George Kennedy, Brenda Vaccaro, Christopher Lee, Darren McGavin, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, Robert Foxworth, Robert Hooks, Monte Markham, Kathleen Quinlan, Gil Gerard, James Booth, Monica Lewis, Maidie Norman, Pamela Bellwood, Arlene Golonka, Tom Sullivan, M. Emmet Walsh, Michael Pataki, George Furth, Richard Venture, Elizabeth Cheshire, Anthony Battaglia Action, Disaster Live Action
25 Eraserhead Warner Bros. Pictures / Libra Films David Lynch (director/screenplay); Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Roberts, Jack Fisk, Laurel Near Horror Live Action
The American Friend Paramount Pictures Wim Wenders (director/screenplay); Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Peter Lilienthal, Daniel Schmid, Jean Eustache, Sandy Whitelaw, Lou Castel, David Blue, Andreas Dedecke Neo-Noir Live Action
The Domino Principle AVCO Embassy Pictures / ITC Entertainment Stanley Kramer (director); Adam Kennedy (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Mickey Rooney, Richard Widmark, Edward Albert, Eli Wallach, Ken Swofford, Neva Patterson, Jay Novello, Joseph V. Perry, Majel Barrett Neo-Noir, Thriller Live Action
27 Jesus of Nazareth ITC Entertainment / RAI / NBC Franco Zeffirelli (director/screenplay); Anthony Burgess, Suso Cecchi d'Amico (screenplay); Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, James Earl Jones, Peter Ustinov, Claudia Cardinale, Valentina Cortese, James Farentino, Stacy Keach, Tony Lo Bianco, James Mason, Ian McShane, Donald Pleasence, Fernando Rey, Ralph Richardson, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Yorgo Voyagis, Ian Bannen, Marina Berti, Regina Bianchi, Maria Carta, Lee Montague, Renato Rascel, Oliver Tobias, Norman Bowler, Robert Beatty, John Phillips, Ken Jones, Nancy Nevinson, Renato Terra, Roy Holder, Jonathan Adams, Oliver Smith, Murray Salem, Tony Vogel, Michael Cronin, Derek Godfrey, Renato Montalbano, John Duttine, Keith Skinner, Cyril Shaps, John Tordoff, Francis de Wolff, Mark Eden, Bruno Barnabe, Simon MacCorkindale, Forbes Collins, Martin Benson, Carl Forgione, Donald Sumpter, Pino Colizzi, Robert Brown, Harold Bennett, Abdelmajid Lakhal Epic, Drama Live Action

April–June[edit]

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1 Breaker! Breaker! American International Pictures / Paragon Films Inc. / Worldwide Productions Don Hulette (director); Terry Chambers (screenplay); Chuck Norris, George Murdock, Jack Nance, Terry O'Connor, Michael Augenstein, Don Gentry, John Di Fusco, Ron Cedillos, Dan Vandegrift, Douglas Stevenson, Paul Kawecki, Larry Feder Action Live Action
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure 20th Century Fox / The Bobbs-Merrill Company / Richard Williams Productions Richard Williams (director); Max Wilk (screenplay); Claire Williams, Didi Conn, Mark Baker, Mason Adams, Allen Swift, Sheldon Harnick, George S. Irving, Arnold Stang, Joe Silver, Alan Sues, Marty Brill, Paul Dooley, Joe Raposo, Hetty Galen, Ardyth Kaiser, Margery Gray, Lynne Stuart, Niki Flacks, Fred Stuthman Musical, Fantasy Live Action / Animation
The Van Crown International Pictures Sam Grossman (director); Celia Susan Cotelo, Robert J. Rosenthal (screenplay); Stuart Getz, Deborah White, Danny DeVito, Harry Moses, Marcie Barkin, Bill Adler, Stephen Oliver, Connie Lisa Marie Teen, Comedy Live Action
2 The Eagle Has Landed Columbia Pictures / ITC Entertainment John Sturges (director); Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay); Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Sven-Bertil Taube, Judy Geeson, Siegfried Rauch, John Standing, Treat Williams, Larry Hagman, Michael Byrne, Maurice Roeves, Keith Buckley War Live Action
6 Audrey Rose United Artists / Sterobcar Productions Robert Wise (director); Frank De Felitta (screenplay); Marsha Mason, Anthony Hopkins, John Beck, Susan Swift, Norman Lloyd, John Hillerman, Robert Walden, Stephen Pearlman, Mary Jackson, Richard Lawson, Ivy Jones, Aly Wassil, Elizabeth Farley Horror, Drama Live Action
8 Demon Seed Warner Bros. Pictures (United States/Canada) / Cinema International Corporation (international) / Herb Jaffe Productions Donald Cammell (director); Dean Koontz (screenplay); Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger, Lisa Lu, Larry J. Blake, Alfred Dennis, Patricia Wilson, Barbara O. Jones, Felix Silla, Robert Vaughn, John O'Leary, Davis Roberts, E. Hampton Beagle, Michael Glass, Dana Laurita, Monica MacLean, Harold Oblong, Georgie Paul, Michelle Stacy, Tiffany Potter Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Rabid Cinépix Film Properties / New World Pictures / Cinema Entertainment Enterprises / DAL Productions / The Dibar Syndicate David Cronenberg (director/screenplay); Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Terry Schonblum, Allan Moyle, John Boylan, Vlasta Vrana, Peter MacNeill, Louis Negin, J. Roger Periard, Lynne Deragon, Victor Désy, Julie Anna, Gary McKeehan, Terence G. Ross Horror Live Action
15 Jabberwocky Columbia Pictures (United States/Canada) / Warner Bros. (international) / Python Films / Umbrella Films Terry Gilliam (director/screenplay); Charles Alverson (screenplay); Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell, Annette Badland, Max Wall, Deborah Fallender, Jerold Wells, Bernard Bresslaw, Rodney Bewes, John Bird, Neil Innes, Terry Jones, Brian Glover, Graham Crowden, Terry Gilliam, David Prowse Fantasy, Comedy Live Action
20 Annie Hall United Artists Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Marshall Brickman (screenplay); Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Janet Margolin, Shelley Duvall, Christopher Walken, Colleen Dewhurst, Donald Symington, Joan Newman, Marshall McLuhan, Mordecai Lawner, Truman Capote, John Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Beverly D'Angelo, Sigourney Weaver Romance, Comedy, Drama Live Action
3 Women 20th Century Fox / Lion's Gate Films Robert Altman (director/screenplay); Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell, Sierra Pecheur, Craig Richard Nelson, Maysie Hoy, Belita Moreno, Leslie Ann Hudson, Patricia Ann Hudson, Beverly Ross Drama Live Action
27 Between the Lines Midwest Films / Vestron Video Joan Micklin Silver (director); Fred Barron, David M. Helpern Jr. (screenplay); John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum, Gwen Welles, Bruno Kirby, Stephen Collins, Joe Morton, Marilu Henner, Richard Cox, Michael J. Pollard, Lane Smith, Raymond J. Barry, Guy Boyd, Charles Levin, Jill Eikenberry, Susan Haskins Drama Live Action
The Man Who Loved Women United Artists / Les Films du Carrosse François Truffaut (director/screenplay); Michel Fermaud, Suzanne Schiffman (screenplay); Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Nelly Borgeaud, Geneviève Fontanel, Leslie Caron, Nathalie Baye, Valérie Bonnier, Jean Dasté, Roger Leenhardt, François Truffaut Comedy, Drama Live Action
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6 Andy Warhol's Bad New World Pictures / Factory Films Jed Johnson (director); Pat Hackett, George Abagnalo, Andy Warhol (screenplay); Carroll Baker, Perry King, Susan Tyrrell, Stefania Casini, Cyrinda Foxe, Susan Blond, Tere Tereba, Lawrence Tierney, Tamara Horrocks, Charles McGregor, Matthew Anton, Cathy Roskam, Mary Boylan, Gordon Oas-Heim, Michael Forella, Kitty Bruce, Renee Paris, John Starke, Ruth Jaroslow Comedy Live Action
The Picture Show Man Village Roadshow Pictures / Umbrella Entertainment / Limelight Productions John Power (director); Joan Long (screenplay); Rod Taylor, John Meillon, John Ewart, Harold Hopkins, Patrick Cargill, Yelena Zigon, Garry McDonald, Sally Conabere, Judy Morris, Gerry Duggan Comedy, Drama Live Action
The White Buffalo Warner Bros. Pictures J. Lee Thompson (director); Richard Sale (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak, Slim Pickens, Clint Walker, Stuart Whitman, John Carradine, Ron Thompson Fantasy, Western Live Action
13 The Car Universal Pictures Elliot Silverstein (director); Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack, Lane Slate (screenplay); James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, Elizabeth Thompson, Ronny Cox, R.G. Armstrong, John Rubinstein, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Roy Jenson, Kate Murtagh, Doris Dowling, Eddie Little Sky, Lee McLaughlin, Melody Thomas Scott, Geraldine Keams Horror Live Action
17 A Special Day Surf Film / Gold Film / Compagnia Cinematografica / Champion / Canafox Films Ettore Scola (director/screenplay); Maurizio Costanzo, Ruggero Maccari (screenplay); Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd, Vittorio Guerrieri, Alessandra Mussolini, Patrizia Basso, Tiziano De Persio, Maurizio Di Paolantonio, Antonio Garibaldi, Nicole Magny Drama Live Action
18 Handle with Care Paramount Pictures Jonathan Demme (director); Paul Brickman (screenplay); Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark, Bruce McGill, Roberts Blossom, Richard Bright, Charles Napier, Ann Wedgeworth, Marcia Rodd, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Northup, Will Seltzer, Alix Elias, Michael Rothman, Michael Mahler, Leila Smith Comedy Live Action
Joseph Andrews United Artists / Paramount Pictures / Woodfall Film Productions Tony Richardson (director); Chris Bryant (screenplay); Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid, Jim Dale, Beryl Reid, Natalie Ogle, John Gielgud, Hugh Griffith, Peter Bull, Karen Dotrice, Peggy Ashcroft, James Villiers, Timothy West, Wendy Craig, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Kenneth Cranham, Norman Rossington, Patsy Rowlands Period, Comedy Live Action
20 Cross of Iron EMI Films / Constantin Film / AVCO Embassy Pictures / Anglo-EMI Productions / Rapid Film / Terra-Filmkunst / ITC Entertainment Sam Peckinpah (director/screenplay); James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Klaus Löwitsch, Vadim Glowna, Roger Fritz, Dieter Schidor, Burkhard Driest, Fred Stillkrauth, Michael Nowka, Véronique Vendell, Arthur Brauss, Senta Berger, Igor Galo, Slavko Štimac, Demeter Bitenc, Vladan Živković, Bata Kameni, Hermina Pipinić War Live Action
The Greatest Columbia Pictures / British Lion Films / EMI Films Tom Gries, Monte Hellman (directors); Muhammad Ali (screenplay); Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine, James Earl Jones, Robert Duvall, John Marley, Lloyd Haynes, David Huddleston, Ben Johnson, Dina Merrill, Roger E. Mosley, Paul Winfield, Annazette Chase, Mira Waters, Drew Bundini Brown, Malachi Throne, Richard Venture, Arthur Adams, Stack Pierce, Paul Mantee, Skip Homeier, David Clennon, Nai Bonet, Chip McAllister, Rahman Ali, Howard Bingham, Don Dunphy, Lloyd Wells, Harold Conrad, Pat Patterson, Gene Kilroy Biography, Sports Live Action
25 Star Wars 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm George Lucas (director/screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, James Earl Jones, David Prowse, Phil Brown, Shelagh Fraser, Jack Purvis, Eddie Byrne, Denis Lawson, Garrick Hagon, Don Henderson, Leslie Schofield, Richard LeParmentier, Alex McCrindle, Alfie Curtis, Peter Geddis, Michael Leader, Robert Clarke Action, Adventure, Fantasy Live Action
27 Cinderella Group 1 Michael Pataki (director); Frank Ray Perilli (screenplay); Cheryl Smith, Yana Nirvana, Marilyn Corwin, Jennifer Stace, Sy Richardson, Brett Smiley, Kirk Scott, Boris Moris, Pamela Stonebrook, Frank Ray Perilli Musical, Comedy Live Action
Desperate Living New Line Cinema / Dreamland John Waters (director/screenplay); Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Susan Lowe, Mary Vivian Pearce, Jean Hill, Cookie Mueller, Channing Wilroy, Ed Peranio, Paul Swift, George Figgs, Sharon Niesp, George Stover, Turkey Joe, Al Strapelli, Brook Blake, Karen Gerwig, Marina Melin Comedy Live Action
Smokey and the Bandit Universal Pictures / Rastar Hal Needham (director); James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, Mike Henry, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, Macon McCalman, Michael McManus, Ben Jones, Joe Klecko, Hank Worden, Sonny Shroyer, Susan McIver, George Reynolds, Laura Lizer Sommers, Michael Mann, Lamar Jackson, Ronnie Gay, Quinnon Sheffield, Alfie Wise, Pat Hustis, Ingeborg Kjeldsen, Gene Witham, Susan Sindelar Road, Action, Comedy Live Action
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1 The Grateful Dead Movie Monarch Films Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast (directors); Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart Concert Live Action
3 Fraternity Row Paramount Pictures Thomas Pope (director); Charles Gary Allison (screenplay); Peter Fox, Gregory Harrison, Scott Newman, Nancy Morgan, Wendy Phillips, Robert Emhardt, Cliff Robertson, Dean Smith Drama Live Action
Crossed Swords Warner Bros. Pictures / International Film Production / Prince and the Pauper Film Export A.G. Richard Fleischer (director); George MacDonald Fraser (screenplay); Mark Lester, Ernest Borgnine, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Rex Harrison, Charlton Heston, George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Harry Andrews, Julian Orchard, Murray Melvin, Lalla Ward, Felicity Dean, Sybil Danning, Graham Stark, Preston Lockwood, Arthur Hewlett, Tommy Wright, Harry Fowler, Richard Hurndall, Don Henderson, Dudley Sutton, Ruth Madoc Action, Adventure Live Action
8 The Other Side of Midnight 20th Century Fox Charles Jarrott (director); Herman Raucher (screenplay); Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone, Clu Gulager, Christian Marquand, Michael Lerner, Sorrell Booke, Antony Ponzini, Louis Zorich, Charles Cioffi, Howard Hesseman, Titos Vandis, Dimitra Arliss, Josette Banzet Drama Live Action
10 For the Love of Benji Mulberry Square Releasing Joe Camp (director/screenplay); Ben Vaughn (screenplay); Benjean, Patsy Garrett, Cynthia Smith, Allen Fiuzat, Ed Nelson, Peter Bowles, Art Vasil, Bridget Armstrong, Tiffany Family Live Action
Grand Theft Auto New World Pictures Ron Howard (director/screenplay); Rance Howard (screenplay); Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Marion Ross, Peter Isacksen, Don Steele, Clint Howard, Rance Howard, Paul Linke, Elizabeth Rogers, Barry Cahill, Jack Perkins, Paul Bartel, Garry Marshall, Leo Rossi, Allan Arkush, Bill Conklin, Robby Weaver, James Ritz Comedy, Road Live Action
Rollercoaster Universal Pictures James Goldstone (director); Sanford Sheldon, Richard Levinson, William Link, Tommy Cook (screenplay); George Segal, Richard Widmark, Timothy Bottoms, Harry Guardino, Susan Strasberg, Henry Fonda Disaster, Thriller Live Action
15 A Bridge Too Far United Artists / Joseph E. Levine Productions Richard Attenborough (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Hardy Krüger, Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullmann, Michael Byrne, Denholm Elliott, Peter Faber, Christopher Good, Frank Grimes, Jeremy Kemp, Nicholas Campbell, Paul Copley, Donald Douglas, Keith Drinkel, Richard Kane, Paul Maxwell, Stephen Moore, Donald Pickering, Gerald Sim, John Stride, Alun Armstrong, David Auker, Michael Bangerter, Philip Raymond, Michael Graham Cox, Garrick Hagon, John Ratzenberger, Arthur Hill, Ben Cross, Mark Sheridan, George Innes, Wolfgang Preiss, Walter Kohut, Hartmut Becker, Hans von Borsody, Lex van Delden, Fred Williams, Erik Chitty, Richard Attenborough Epic, War Live Action
17 Exorcist II: The Heretic Warner Bros. Pictures John Boorman (director); William Goodhart (screenplay); Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul Henreid, James Earl Jones, Ned Beatty, Richard Paul, Dana Plato, Belinha Beatty, Rose Portillo, Barbara Mason, Joey Green, Tiffany Kinney, Charles Parks, Lorry Goldman, Robert Lussier, George Skaff, Karen Knapp Horror Live Action
The Getting of Wisdom Roadshow / Southern Cross Films Bruce Beresford (director); Eleanor Witcombe (screenplay); Susannah Fowle, Hilary Ryan, Terence Donovan, Patricia Kennedy, Sheila Helpmann, Candy Raymond, Barry Humphries, John Waters, Julia Blake, Diana Greentree, Monica Maughan, Dorothy Bradley, Kay Eklund, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Phillip Adams, Kerry Armstrong, Sigrid Thornton, Celia De Burgh, Kim Deacon, Alix Longman, Jo-Anne Moore, Amanda Ring, Janet Shaw, Karen Sutton Drama Live Action
21 New York, New York United Artists / Chartoff-Winkler Productions Martin Scorsese (director); Mardik Martin, Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay); Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus, Mary Kay Place, Frank Sivero, Georgie Auld, George Memmoli, Harry Northup, Dick Miller, Clarence Clemons, Casey Kasem, Adam David Winkler, Jack Haley Musical, Drama Live Action
24 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Vincent McEveety (director); Arthur Alsberg, Don Nelson (screenplay); Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin, Roy Kinnear, Bernard Fox, Eric Braeden, Xavier Saint-Macary, Alan Caillou, Laurie Main, Johnny Haymer, Gérard Jugnot, Richard Warlock, Carey Loftin, Katia Tchenko, Josiane Balasko, François Lalande, Mike Kulcsar Comedy, Adventure Live Action
The Rescuers Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery, Art Stevens (directors); Larry Clemmons, Vance Gerry, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Burny Mattinson, Fred Lucky, Dick Sebast, David Michener, Ted Berman (screenplay); Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Michelle Stacy, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jim Jordan, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, Bernard Fox, James McDonald, George Lindsey, Larry Clemmons, Dub Taylor, John Fiedler, Shelby Flint, Bill McMillian Adventure, Comedy, Drama Animation
Sorcerer Universal Pictures (U.S.A & Canada) / Paramount Pictures (International) / Film Properties International N.V. William Friedkin (director); Walon Green (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou, Ramon Bieri, Karl John, Peter Capell, Anne-Marie Deschodt, Friedrich von Ledebur, Chico Martinez, Joe Spinell, Rosario Almontes, Richard Holley, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques François, Gerard Murphy, Randy Jurgensen, Cosmo Allegretti Thriller Live Action

July–September[edit]

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1 2001: A Space Odyssey (re-release) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Stanley Kubrick Productions Stanley Kubrick (director/screenplay); Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay); Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Douglas Rain, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan, Edward Bishop, Penny Brahms, Alan Gifford, Ann Gillis, Vivian Kubrick, Kenneth Kendall, Frank Miller, Edwina Carroll, Heather Downham, Maggie d'Abo, Chela Matthison, Judy Keirn Epic, Sci-Fi Live Action
Greased Lightning Warner Bros. Pictures Michael Schultz (director); Melvin Van Peebles (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Richie Havens, Julian Bond, Earl Hindman, Lucy Saroyan, Noble Willingham, Bill Cobbs, Georgia Allen, Bruce Atkins, Steve Fifield Biography Live Action
8 The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training Paramount Pictures Michael Pressman (director); Paul Bickman (screenplay); William Devane, Jackie Earle Haley, Clifton James, Chris Barnes, Erin Blunt, Jimmy Baio, Alfred W. Lutter, Brett Marx, David Pollock, Jeffrey Louis Starr, David Stambaugh, Jaime Escobedo, George Gonzales, Quinn Smith, Lane Smith, Dolph Sweet, Pat Corley, Douglas Anderson, Jerry Lawson, Fred Stuthman Sports, Comedy, Drama Live Action
12 Stroszek Werner Herzog Filmproduktion / ZDF Werner Herzog (director/screenplay); Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz Tragicomedy Live Action
13 The Spy Who Loved Me United Artists / Eon Productions Lewis Gilbert (director); Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum (screenplay); Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Geoffrey Keen, Edward de Souza, George Baker, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, Vernon Dobtcheff, Desmond Llewelyn, Michael Billington, Bernard Lee, Shane Rimmer, Bryan Marshall, Sue Vanner, Bob Sherman, Sydney Tafler, Valerie Leon, Nadim Sawalha, Eva Rueber-Staier, Olga Bisera, Victor Tourjansky Spy, Action Live Action
The Island of Dr. Moreau American International Pictures Don Taylor (director); John Herman Shaner (screenplay); Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera, Richard Basehart, Nick Cravat, Fumio Demura, The Great John L., Bob Ozman, Gary Baxley, John Gillespie, David Cass Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
14 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden New World Pictures Anthony Page (director); Roger Corman (screenplay); Kathleen Quinlan, Bibi Andersson, Ben Piazza, Lorraine Gary, Martine Bartlett, Darlene Craviotto, Reni Santoni, Susan Tyrrell, Signe Hasso, Diane Varsi, Norman Alden, Sylvia Sidney, Dennis Quaid, Clint Howard, Robert Viharo, Jeff Conaway, Mel Gibson, Margo Ann Berdeshevsky, Karin de la Penha, Carol Worthington Fantasy, Drama Live Action
15 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington Cannon Films William A. Levey (director); Bob Kaufman (screenplay); Joey Heatherton, George Hamilton, Ray Walston, Jack Carter, Louisa Moritz, Rip Taylor, Phil Foster, David White, Joe E. Ross, Billy Barty, Harold Sakata, Edy Williams, Larry Storch, Will Hutchins, Cisse Cameron Comedy Live Action
MacArthur Universal Pictures Hal Barwood (director); Matthew Robbins (screenplay); Gregory Peck, Ed Flanders, Dan O'Herlihy, Ivan Bonar, Ward Costello, Nicolas Coster, Marj Dusay, Art Fleming, Russell Johnson, Sandy Kenyon, Robert Mandan, Allan Miller, Dick O'Neill, G.D. Spradlin, Addison Powell, Garry Walberg, James Shigeta Biography, War Live Action
The Last Remake of Beau Geste Universal Pictures Marty Feldman (director/screenplay); Sam Bobrick (screenplay); Marty Feldman, Michael York, Ann-Margret, Peter Ustinov, James Earl Jones, Trevor Howard, Henry Gibson, Roy Kinnear, Spike Milligan, Terry-Thomas, Sinéad Cusack, Burt Kwouk, Avery Schreiber, Irene Handl, Hugh Griffith, Stephen Lewis, Ed McMahon, Michael McConkey Historical, Comedy Live Action
17 The Deep Columbia Pictures / Casablanca FilmWorks / EMI Films Peter Yates (director); Peter Benchley (screenplay); Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Louis Gossett, Eli Wallach, Dick Anthony Williams, Earl Maynard, Bob Minor, Teddy Tucker, Robert Tessier, Lee McClain, Colin Shaw Adventure Live Action
22 One on One Warner Bros. Lamont Johnson (director); Robby Benson, Jerry Segal (screenplay); Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G. D. Spradlin, Lamont Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Hector Morales, Gail Strickland, Cory Faucher, Charles Fleischer Sports, Drama Live Action
Orca Paramount Pictures / Famous Films Michael Anderson (director); Sergio Donati, Robert Towne (screenplay); Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek, Keenan Wynn, Robert Carradine, Scott Walker, Peter Hooten, Don "Red" Barry Thriller Live Action
The Hills Have Eyes New World Pictures / Vanguard / Blood Relations Company Wes Craven (director/screenplay); Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace, Russ Grieve, John Steadman, Michael Berryman, Virginia Vincent, Janus Blythe, James Whitworth, Cordy Clark, Lance Gordon, Peter Locke, Brenda Marinoff Horror Live Action
29 Empire of the Ants American International Pictures / Cinema 77 Bert I. Gordon (director/screenplay); Jack Turley (screenplay); Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson, Albert Salmi, Jacqueline Scott, Pamela Susan Shoop, Robert Pine, Tom Fadden, Irene Tedrow, Edward Power, Brooke Palance, Harry Holcombe Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
House Toho Nobuhiko Obayashi (director); Chiho Katsura (screenplay); Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Ai Matubara, Kumiko Oba, Mieko Sato, Eriko Tanaka, Masayo Miyako, Yōko Minamida, Kiyohiko Ozaki, Saho Sasazawa, Haruko Wanibuchi Comedy, Horror Live Action
Walking Tall: Final Chapter American International Pictures Jack Starrett (director); Howard B. Kreitsek, Samuel A. Peeples (screenplay); Bo Svenson, Lurene Tuttle, Forrest Tucker, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn, Simpson Hemphill, Sandy McPeak, Logan Ramsey, Morgan Woodward, Clay Tanner, Maggie Blye, Bruce Glover, Red West, David Adams, Michael Allen Honaker, Vance Davis, Libby Boone Action, Crime, Drama Live Action
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5 March or Die Columbia Pictures / ITC Entertainment Dick Richards (director); David Zelag Goodman (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Max von Sydow, Ian Holm, Catherine Deneuve, Jack O'Halloran, Rufus, Marcel Bozzuffi, Liliane Rovère, André Penvern, Paul Sherman, Vernon Dobtcheff, Marne Maitland, Gigi Bonos, Wolf Kahler, Jean Champion, Walter Gotell, Arnold Diamond, Guy Deghy, Eve Brenner, Margaret Modlin, Mathias Hell, Paul Antrim, Maurice Arden, Albert Woods, Villena War, Drama Live Action
10 The Kentucky Fried Movie United Film Distribution Company / Kentucky Fried Theater John Landis (director); Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker (screenplay); Bill Bixby, George Lazenby, Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Donald Sutherland, Henry Gibson, Barry Dennen, Agneta Eckemyr, Tony Dow, Stephen Bishop, Shadoe Stevens, Janice Kent, Michael Laurence, Rick Baker, Uschi Digard, Jerry Zucker, Tony Dow, Marilyn Joi, Saul Kahan, Robert Starr Comedy Live Action
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Astral Films / Cinema International Corporation / American International Pictures / Claremont Productions / Zev Braun Productions / I.C.L. Industries / La Societe Filmel / Ypsilon Films Nicolas Gessner (director); Laird Koenig (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, Scott Jacoby, Connie Foster Drama, Horror, Mystery Live Action
12 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Columbia Pictures / Andor Films Sam Wanamaker (director); Ray Harryhausen, Beverley Cross (screenplay); Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Kurt Christian, Nadim Sawalha, Damien Thomas, Bruno Barnabe, Bernard Kay, Salami Coker, David Sterne, Peter Mayhew Fantasy Live Action
14 Outlaw Blues Warner Bros. Richard T. Heffron (director); Bill L. Norton (screenplay); Peter Fonda, Susan Saint James, John Crawford, James T. Callahan, Michael Lerner, Steve Fromholz, Richard Lockmiller, Matt Clark, Jan Rita Cobler, Gene Rader, Curtis Harris, Jerry Greene, Dave Helfert, Jeffrey Friedman, James N. Harrell Drama Live Action
Suspiria 20th Century Fox / Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (Italy) / Seda Spettacoli Dario Argento (director); Daria Nicolodi (screenplay); Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Barbara Magnolfi, Susanna Javicoli, Eva Axén, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Udo Kier, Rudolf Schündler, Franca Scagnetti, Renato Scarpa, Dario Argento, Giuseppe Transocchi, Jacopo Mariani, Margherita Horowitz, Giovanni Di Bernardo, Lela Svasta Horror Live Action
17 That Obscure Object of Desire Greenwich Film Productions / Les Films Galaxie / InCine / GEF-CCFC Luis Buñuel (director/screenplay); Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay); Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau, André Weber, Milena Vukotic Comedy, Drama Live Action
18 Journey Among Women Greater Union / Ko-An Film Productions Tom Cowan (director/screenplay); John Weiley, Dorothy Hewett (screenplay); Jeune Pritchard, Nell Campbell, Diana Fuller, Lisa Peers, Jude Kuring, Robyn Moase, Michelle Johnson, Rose Lilley, Lillian Crombie, Therese Jack, Kay Self, Helenka Link, Ralph Cotterill, Martin Phelan, Tim Elliot Drama Live Action
24 Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown Paramount Pictures / Bill Melendez Productions / Lee Mendelson Film Productions / United Feature Syndicate Bill Melendez (director); Phil Roman (co-director); Charles M. Schulz (screenplay); Duncan Watson, Stuart Brotman, Gail Davis, Liam Martin, Melanie Kohn, Jimmy Ahrens, Kirk Jue, Jordan Warren, Tom Muller, Greg Felton, Joseph Biter, Bill Melendez, Jackson Beck, Fred Van Amburg Adventure, Comedy Animation
Thunder and Lightning 20th Century Fox Corey Allen (director); William Hjortsberg (screenplay); Sterling Holloway, Patrick Cranshaw, Charles Napier, George Murdock, Ron Feinberg, David Carradine, Kate Jackson, Roger C. Carmel, Eddie Barth, Charles Willeford, Emilio Rivera, Richard Holden, Hope Pomerance, Malcolm Jones, Christopher Raynolds, Claude Earl Jones Action, Comedy Live Action
26 Joyride American International Pictures Joseph Ruben (director/screenplay); Peter Rainer (screenplay); Desi Arnaz, Jr., Robert Carradine, Melanie Griffith, Anne Lockhart, Tom Ligon, Cliff Lenz, Robert Loper, Diana Grayf Adventure Live Action
31 The War of the Worlds (re-release) Paramount Pictures Byron Haskin (director); Barré Lyndon (screenplay); Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Bob Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Housely Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees, William Phipps, Vernon Rich, Henry Brandon, Jack Kruschen, Sir Cedric Hardwicke Sci-Fi Live Action
You Light Up My Life Columbia Pictures Joseph Brooks (director/screenplay); Didi Conn, Joe Silver, Michael Zaslow, Melanie Mayron, Jerry Keller, Joseph Brooks, Ken Olfson, Stephen Nathan, Lisa Reeves, John Gowans, Simmy Bow, Bernice Nicholson, Ed Morgan, Amy Letterman, Marty Zagon, Martin Gish Romance, Drama Live Action
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11 The Haunting of Julia Astral Films / Cinema International Corporation / Canadian Film Development Corporation Richard Loncraine (director); Dave Humphries (screenplay); Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti, Jill Bennett, Robin Gammell, Cathleen Nesbitt, Anna Wing, Edward Hardwicke, Mary Morris, Pauline Jameson, Arthur Howard, Peter Sallis, Damaris Hayman, Sophie Ward, Hilda Fenemore, Nigel Havers, Samantha Gates, Denis Lill, Julian Fellowes, Michael Bilton, Susan Porrett Horror Live Action
16 THX-1138 (re-release) Warner Bros. / American Zoetrope George Lucas (director/screenplay); Walter Murch (screenplay); Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe, Marshall Efron, Sid Haig, John Pearce, James Wheaton Sci-Fi Live Action
21 Shock Waves Joseph Brenner Associates / Lawrence Friedricks Enterprises / Zopix Company Ken Wiederhorn (director/screenplay); John Harrison (screenplay); Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams, Fred Buch, Jack Davidson, Luke Halpin, D. J. Sidney, Don Stout Horror Live Action
22 Soldier of Orange Tuschinski Film Distribution / The Rank Organisation / The International Picture Show Company / Excelsior Films / Film Holland / Rob Houwer Productions Paul Verhoeven (director/screenplay); Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, Kees Holierhoek, Gerard Soeteman (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Derek de Lint, Edward Fox, Susan Penhaligon, Lex van Delden, Huib Rooymans, Dolf de Vries, Eddy Habbema, Belinda Meuldijk, Peter Faber, Rijk de Gooyer, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Andrea Domburg, Guus Hermus, Bert André, Hugo Koolschijn, Brûni Heinke Romance, Thriller Live Action
28 Another Man, Another Chance United Artists / Chartoff-Winkler Productions Claude Lelouch (director/screenplay); James Caan, Geneviève Bujold, Francis Huster, Susan Tyrrell, Jennifer Warren, Ross Harris, Linda Lee Lyons, Jacques Villeret, Fred Stuthman, Diana Douglas, Michael Berryman, William S. Bartman, Dominic Barto, Dick Farnsworth, George Flaherty, Christopher Lloyd Western Live Action
Short Eyes Film League Robert M. Young (director); Miguel Piñero (screenplay); Bruce Davison, Jose Perez, Joseph Carberry, Nathan George, Don Blakely, Tito Goya, Shawn Elliott, Bob Maroff, Miguel Piñero, Luis Guzmán, Curtis Mayfield, Freddy Fender Drama Live Action
29 Bobby Deerfield Columbia Pictures (U.S.A / Canada) / Warner Bros. (International) / First Artists Sydney Pollack (director); Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn, Romolo Valli, Stephan Meldegg, Jaime Sánchez, Norm Nielsen, Mickey Knox, Guido Alberti, Gérard Hernandez, Antonino Faà Di Bruno, André Valardy, Féodor Atkine, Al Silvani, Franco Ressel, Monique Lejeune, Steve Gadler, Van Doude, Patrick Floersheim, Bernie Pollack Romance, Drama Live Action
30 A Little Night Music New World Pictures Harold Prince (director); Hugh Wheeler (screenplay); Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Rigg, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down, Hermione Gingold, Laurence Guittard, Christopher Guard, Lesley Dunlop, Heinz Marecek, Chloe Franks, Jonathan Tunick Musical Live Action

October–December[edit]

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1 The Yellow Handkerchief Shochiku Yoji Yamada (director/screenplay); Yoshitaka Asama (screenplay); Ken Takakura, Chieko Baisho, Tetsuya Takeda, Kaori Momoi, Hachirō Tako, Hisao Dazai, Mari Okamoto, and Kiyoshi Atsumi Comedy, Drama Live Action
2 Julia 20th Century Fox Fred Zinnemann (director); Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook, Rosemary Murphy, Maximilian Schell, Meryl Streep, John Glover, Lisa Pelikan, Maurice Denham, Gérard Buhr, Cathleen Nesbitt, Lambert Wilson, Dora Doll, Elisabeth Mortensen, Susan Jones Period, Drama Live Action
Roseland Cinema Shares International Distribution James Ivory (director); Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay); Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Geraldine Chaplin, Helen Gallagher, Joan Copeland, Christopher Walken, Conrad Janis, Lilia Skala, Don De Natale, Louise Kirkland, Hetty Galen, Carol Culver, Denny Shearer, Jayne Heller, Annette Rivera, Floyd Chisolm, Jeanmarie Evans, David Thomas, Edward Kogan, Madeline Lee, Stan Rubin, Dortha Duckworth Drama, Music, Romance Live Action
7 Oh, God! Warner Bros. Pictures Carl Reiner (director); Larry Gelbart (screenplay); George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bellamy, William Daniels, Barnard Hughes, Paul Sorvino, Barry Sullivan, Dinah Shore, Carl Reiner, Jeff Corey, George Furth, David Ogden Stiers, Titos Vandis, Moosie Drier, Jerry Dunphy, Mario Machado, Connie Sawyer, Wonderful Smith, Murphy Dunne, Zane Buzby, Bob McClurg, Rachel Longaker, Jane Lambert Comedy Live Action
A Piece of the Action Universal Pictures / First Artists Sidney Poitier (director); Charles Blackwell (screenplay); Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Denise Nicholas, Hope Clarke, Tracy Reed, Titos Vandis, Frances Foster, Jason Evers, Marc Lawrence, Ja'net Dubois, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ernest Lee Thomas, Estelle Evans Crime, Comedy Live Action
Rolling Thunder American International Pictures / Lawrence Gordon Productions / TBC Film John Flynn (director); Paul Schrader, Heywood Gould (screenplay); William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best, Dabney Coleman, Luke Askew, James Victor, Cassie Yates, Paul A. Partain, James N. Harrell, Carol Baass Sowa, Lawrason Driscoll, Lisa Blake Richards, Randy Hermann, Charles Escamilla, Pete Ortega, Jordan Gerler, Jacque Burandt Drama, Thriller Live Action
14 The Chicken Chronicles AVCO Embassy Pictures Frank Simon (director); Paul Diamond (screenplay); Phil Silvers, Ed Lauter, Steve Guttenberg, Lisa Reeves, Gino Baffa, Meridith Baer, Branscombe Richmond, Jon Gries, Raven De La Croix Comedy Live Action
Starship Invasions Warner Bros. Pictures / Hal Roach Studios Ed Hunt (director/screenplay); Robert Vaughn, Christopher Lee, Daniel Pilon, Helen Shaver, Sean McCann, Tiiu Leek, Henry Ramer, Victoria Johnson, Doreen Lipson, Kate Parr, Sherri Ross, Linda Rennhofer, Richard Fitzpatrick, Ted Turner, Bob Warner, Kurt Schiegl Sci-Fi Live Action
16 Alambrista! First Run Features / Filmhaus Robert M. Young (director/screenplay); Domingo Ambriz, Trinidad Silva, Linda Gillen, Ned Beatty, and Jerry Hardin Adventure, Drama Live Action
19 Equus United Artists / Winkast Film Productions Sidney Lumet (director); Peter Shaffer (screenplay); Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Jenny Agutter, Joan Plowright, Colin Blakely, Harry Andrews, Eileen Atkins, Kate Reid, John Wyman, Frazier Mohawk, Brook Williams, Elva Mai Hoover, Ken James, David Gardner, James Hurdle, Sheldon Rybowski Drama Live Action
Looking for Mr. Goodbar Paramount Pictures Richard Brooks (director/screenplay); Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Richard Kiley, Richard Gere, Alan Feinstein, Tom Berenger, Priscilla Pointer, Laurie Prange, Alexander Courtney, Joel Fabiani, Julius Harris, Richard Bright, LeVar Burton, Brian Dennehy, Richard Venture, Elizabeth Cheshire Crime, Drama Live Action
21 Damnation Alley 20th Century Fox Jack Smight (director); Alan Sharp, Lukas Heller (screenplay); Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Dominique Sanda, Paul Winfield, Jackie Earle Haley, Kip Niven, Mark L. Taylor, Robert Donner, Murray Hamilton Sci-Fi Live Action
Ruby Dimension Pictures Curtis Harrington (director); George Edwards, Steve Krantz, Barry Schneider (screenplay); Piper Laurie, Stuart Whitman, Roger Davis, Janit Baldwin, Paul Kent, Len Lesser, Fred Kohler Jr., Michael Alldredge, Sal Vecchio, Crystin Sinclaire, Jack Perkins, Eddy Donno, Rory Stevens, Kip Gillespie, Mary Margaret Robinson Horror Live Action
28 Valentino United Artists Ken Russell (director/screenplay); Mardik Martin (screenplay); Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane, Felicity Kendal, Seymour Cassel, Huntz Hall, Alfred Marks, David de Keyser, Linda Thorson, Leland Palmer, Lindsay Kemp, Peter Vaughan, Penelope Milford, Emily Bolton, Anthony Dowell, William Hootkins, Don Fellows, John Justin, Anton Diffring, Jennie Linden, Dudley Sutton Biography Live Action
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2 Madame Rosa Warner Bros. Pictures Moshé Mizrahi (director/screenplay); Simone Signoret, Michal Bat-Adam, Samy Ben-Youb, Gabriel Jabbour, Geneviève Fontanel, Claude Dauphin, Costa-Gavras, Bernard La Jarrige, Elio Bencoli, Stella Annicette, El Kebir, Ibrahim Seck, Mohamed Zinet Drama Live Action
3 Pete's Dragon Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Don Chaffey (director); Malcolm Marmorstein (screenplay); Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Jeff Conaway, Shelley Winters, Jane Kean, Jim Backus, Sean Marshall, Charlie Callas, Charles Tyner, Gary Morgan, Cal Bartlett, Walter Barnes Musical, Fantasy Live Action / Animation
4 Heroes Universal Pictures Jeremy Kagan (director); James Carabatsos (screenplay); Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Val Avery, Olivia Cole, Hector Elias, Dennis Burkley, Tony Burton, Michael Cavanaugh, Stuart Margolin Drama Live Action
First Love Paramount Pictures Joan Darling (director); Jane Stanton Hitchcock, David Freeman (screenplay); William Katt, Susan Dey, John Heard, Beverly D'Angelo, Robert Loggia, Swoosie Kurtz, Tom Lacy, June Barrett Romance, Drama Live Action
Which Way Is Up? Universal Pictures Michael Schultz (director); Carl Gottlieb, Cecil Brown (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward, Marilyn Coleman, BeBe Drake-Hooks, Gloria Edwards, Ernesto Hernandez, Otis Day, Morgan Roberts, Diane Rodriguez, Dolph Sweet, Timothy Thomerson, Danny Valdez, Luis Valdez, Harry Northup Comedy Live Action
6 Black Joy ITC Entertainment Anthony Simmons (director); Jamal Ali (screenplay); Norman Beaton, Trevor Thomas, Floella Benjamin, Dawn Hope, Oscar James, Paul J. Medford, Vivian Stanshall Comedy Live Action
14 The Turning Point 20th Century Fox Herbert Ross (director); Arthur Laurents (screenplay); Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Browne, Martha Scott, James Mitchell, Alexandra Danilova, Lisa Lucas, Philip Saunders, Antoinette Sibley, Marshall Thompson, Starr Danias, Anthony Zerbe, Daniel Levans Drama Live Action
16 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Columbia Pictures Steven Spielberg (director/screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut, Bob Balaban, Roberts Blossom, Cary Guffey, Lance Henriksen, George DiCenzo, Gene Dynarski, Josef Sommer, Carl Weathers, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren Kemmerling, Philip Dodds, Merrill Connally Sci-Fi Live Action
18 The Mouse and His Child Murakami-Wolf-Swenson / Sanrio Fred Wolf (director); Russell Hoban (screenplay); Peter Ustinov, Cloris Leachman, Sally Kellerman, John Carradine, Andy Devine, Don Lake, Joan Gerber, Frank Nelson, Cliff Norton, Regis Cordic, Neville Brand, Bob Holt, Robert Ridgely, Iris Rainer, Mel Leven, Cliff Osmond, Maitzi Morgan, Charles Woolf, Alan Barzman, Marcy Swenson Adventure, Drama Animation
The Pack Warner Bros. Pictures Robert Clouse (director/screenplay); Joe Don Baker, Hope Alexander-Willis, Richard B. Shull, R. G. Armstrong, Ned Wertimer, Richard O'Brien, Bibi Besch, Delos V. Smith Jr., Sherry Miles, and Paul Willson Horror Live Action
Planet of Dinosaurs Cineworld Pictures James Shea (director); Jim Aupperle, Ralph Lucas (screenplay); James Whitworth, Pamela Bottaro, Louie Lawless, Harvey Shain, Charlotte Speer, Chuck Pennington, Derna Wylde, Max Thayer, Mary Appleseth Sci-Fi Live Action
Semi-Tough United Artists Michael Ritchie (director); Walter Bernstein, Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston, Lotte Lenya, Bert Convy, Brian Dennehy, Richard Masur, Carl Weathers, Roger E. Mosley, Mary Jo Catlett, Joe Kapp, Ron Silver, Jim McKrell, Peter Bromilow, Norman Alden Sports, Comedy Live Action
27 The Hobbit Rankin/Bass / Topcraft / ABC Video Enterprises Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass (directors); Romeo Muller (screenplay); Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, Brother Theodore, Paul Frees, Jack DeLeon, Don Messick, John Stephenson, Glenn Yarbrough, Thurl Ravenscroft Musical Animation
30 The Goodbye Girl Warner Bros. Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rastar Herbert Ross (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict, Barbara Rhoades, Theresa Merritt, Michael Shawn, Patricia Pearcy, Nicol Williamson Romance, Comedy, Drama Live Action
Scott Joplin Universal Pictures / Motown Productions / NBC Jeremy Kagan (director); Christopher Knopf (screenplay); Billy Dee Williams, Clifton Davis, Margaret Avery, Eubie Blake, Godfrey Cambridge, Art Carney Biography Live Action
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13 Goodbye Emmanuelle Parafrance Films/ Warner Bros. Pictures / Columbia Pictures François Leterrier (director); Monique Lange, François Leterrier, Emmanuelle Arsan (screenplay); Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Alexandra Stewart, Jean-Pierre Bouvier, Olga Georges-Picot, and Charlotte Alexandra Drama, Romance Live Action
The Last Wave McElroy & McElroy / South Australian Film Corporation / Australian Film Commission Peter Weir (director/screenplay); Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu (screenplay); Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, Gulpilil, Nandjiwarra Amagula, Fred Parslow, Vivean Gray, Peter Carroll, Wallas Eaton, Walter Amagula, Roy Bara, Cedrick Lalara, Morris Lalara, Athol Compton, Hedley Cullen, Michael Duffield Mystery, Drama Live Action
16 Candleshoe Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Norman Tokar (director); David Swift, Rosemary Anne Sisson (screenplay); Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes, Leo McKern, Vivian Pickles, John Alderson, Mildred Shay, Michael Balfour, Sydney Bromley, Veronica Quilligan, Ian Sharrock, Sarah Tamakuni, David Samuels Family, Adventure Live Action
Saturday Night Fever Paramount Pictures John Badham (director); Norman Wexler (screenplay); John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Donna Pescow, Bruce Ornstein, Val Bisoglio, Julie Bovasso, Martin Shakar, Lisa Peluso, Sam Coppola, Denny Dillon, Fran Drescher, Monti Rock III, Robert Costanzo, Nina Hansen, Bert Michaels, Robert Weil, Donald Gantry Dance, Drama Live Action
Telefon United Artists / Cinema International Corporation Don Siegel (director); Peter Hyams, Stirling Silliphant (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly, Alan Badel, Patrick Magee, Sheree North, Frank Marth, Helen Page Camp, Roy Jenson, Jacqueline Scott, Ed Bakey, John Mitchum, Iggie Wolfington, Hank Brandt, John Carter, Burton Gilliam, Regis Cordic, Carmen Zapata, Kathleen O'Malley, Åke Lindman, Ansa Ikonen, George O. Petrie, Cliff Emmich, Ville-Veikko Salminen, Derek Rydall, Michael Byrne Spy, Action Live Action
18 The World's Greatest Lover 20th Century Fox Gene Wilder (director/screenplay); Gene Wilder, Carol Kane, Dom DeLuise, Fritz Feld, Ronny Graham, Danny DeVito, Rolfe Sedan Comedy Live Action
21 The Gauntlet Warner Bros. Pictures / The Malpaso Company Clint Eastwood (director); Dennis Shryack (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, Michael Cavanaugh, Carole Cook, Mara Corday, Doug McGrath, Jeff Morris, Roy Jenson, Dan Vadis Action, Thriller Live Action
22 The Choirboys Universal Pictures / Lorimar Productions Robert Aldrich (director); Jennifer Miller (screenplay); Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Clyde Kusatsu, Stephen Macht, Tim McIntire, Randy Quaid, Chuck Sacci, Don Stroud, James Woods, Burt Young, Robert Webber, Jim Davis, Phyllis Davis, Susan Batson, Cheryl Smith, Barbara Rhoades, Charles Haid Comedy, Drama Live Action
Summer City Intertropic films / Avalon Film Corporation Studio Christopher Fraser (director); Phil Avalon (screenplay); Mel Gibson, John Jarratt, Phil Avalon, Steve Bisley, James Elliott, Abigail, and Ward "Pally" Austin, Debbie Forman, Carl Rorke, Ross Bailey, Vicki Hekimian, Karen Williams Drama, Thriller Live Action
25 The Duellists Paramount Pictures / Enigma Productions / National Film Finance Consortium Ridley Scott (director); Gerald Vaughan-Hughes (screenplay); Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Tom Conti, Edward Fox, Cristina Raines, Robert Stephens, John McEnery, Arthur Dignam, Diana Quick, Alun Armstrong, Maurice Colbourne, Gay Hamilton, Meg Wynn Owen, Jenny Runacre, Alan Webb, Matthew Guinness, Dave Hill, William Hobbs, W. Morgan Sheppard, Liz Smith, Hugh Fraser, Michael Irving, Tony Matthews, Pete Postlethwaite, Stacy Keach Historical, Drama Live Action
High Anxiety 20th Century Fox Mel Brooks (director/screenplay); Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson (screenplay); Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris, Dick Van Patten, Jack Riley, Charlie Callas, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson, Lee Delano, Richard Stahl, Darrell Zwerling, Murphy Dunne, Albert J. Whitlock, Eddie Ryder, Sandy Helberg, Billy Sands, Ira Miller, Beatrice Colen, Hunter von Leer, Frank Campanella, Arnold Soboloff, Bernie Kuby Comedy Live Action
Opening Night Universal Pictures / Faces Distribution John Cassavetes (director/screenplay); Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, John Cassavetes, John Tuell, Laura Johnson, Lady Rowlands, John Finnegan, Fred Draper, Katherine Cassavetes, Louise Lewis, Carol Warren, Ray Powers Drama Live Action
26 ABBA: The Movie Warner Bros. Pictures / Polar Music / Reg Grundy Productions Lasse Hallström (director/screenplay); Robert Caswell (screenplay); Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Robert Hughes, Tom Oliver, Stig Anderson, Richard Norton, Bruce Barry Drama, Documentary Live Action
28 Grayeagle American International Pictures Charles B. Pierce (director/screenplay); Brad White, Michael O. Sajbel (screenplay); Ben Johnson, Iron Eyes Cody, Lana Wood, Jack Elam, Alex Cord, Paul Fix, Charles B. Pierce, Jacob Daniels, Jimmy Clem, Cindy Butler Western, Adventure Live Action

Births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 3 Tom Gries 54 US Director
6 Niall MacGinnis 63 Ireland Actor
12 Henri-Georges Clouzot 69 France Director, Screenwriter
14 Peter Finch 60 UK Actor
18 Yvonne Printemps 82 France Actress, Singer
26 Margaret Hayes 60 US Actress
31 Daniel Mainwaring 74 US Screenwriter
February 3 Pauline Starke 76 US Actress
17 Edward G. Boyle 78 Canada Production Designer
18 Andy Devine 71 US Actor
22 Edith Barrett 70 US Actress
27 Allison Hayes 46 US Actress
28 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson 71 US Actor
March 25 Nunnally Johnson 79 US Screenwriter, Director
27 Diana Hyland 41 US Actress
April 17 Marjorie Gateson 86 US Actress
19 Marion Gering 75 Russia Director
21 Gummo Marx 83 US Actor, Agent
28 Ricardo Cortez 76 US Actor
May 10 Joan Crawford 71 US Actress
15 Herbert Wilcox 87 UK Director, Producer
21 Dorothy Christy 70 US Actress
31 William Castle 63 US Producer, Director
June 2 Stephen Boyd 45 Ireland Actor
3 Roberto Rossellini 71 Italy Director, Screenwriter
5 Luis César Amadori 75 Italy/Argentina Director, Screenwriter
13 Matthew Garber 21 UK Actor
14 Alan Reed 69 US Actor
19 Geraldine Brooks 51 US Actress
20 Abner Biberman 68 US Director, Actor
July 2 William H. Ziegler 67 US Film Editor
22 Erik Chitty 70 UK Actor
August 3 Alfred Lunt 84 US Actor
14 George Oppenheimer 77 US Screenwriter
16 Elvis Presley 42 US Actor, Singer
17 Delmer Daves 73 US Screenwriter, Director
19 Groucho Marx 86 US Actor, Screenwriter
19 Peter Dyneley 56 UK Actor
21 Danny Lockin 34 US Actor
22 Sebastian Cabot 59 UK Actor
22 Alex Segal 62 US Director
29 Jean Hagen 54 US Actress
31 H. C. Potter 72 US Director
September 2 Stephen Dunne 59 US Actor
8 Zero Mostel 62 US Actor
October 3 Tay Garnett 83 US Director
5 Fred F. Finklehoffe 67 US Screenwriter
14 Bing Crosby 74 US Actor, Singer
31 Joan Tetzel 56 US Actress
November 4 Betty Balfour 74 UK Actress
9 Gertrude Astor 90 US Actress
15 William C. McGann 84 US Director
18 Victor Francen 89 Belgium Actor
25 Richard Carlson 65 US Actor
30 Olga Petrova 93 UK Actress, Screenwriter
30 Terence Rattigan 66 UK Screenwriter
December 4 Leila Hyams 72 US Actress
18 Cyril Ritchard 79 Australia Actor
19 Jacques Tourneur 73 France Director
25 Charlie Chaplin 88 UK Actor, Director, Screenwriter
26 Howard Hawks 81 US Director
28 Charlotte Greenwood 87 US Actress

Film debuts[edit]

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