1971 in film

The year 1971 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
In television
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1971 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1971
RankTitleStudioDomestic gross
1. Fiddler on the Roof MGM $75,600,000[1]
2. The French Connection 20th Century Fox $51,700,000[2]
3. Diamonds Are Forever MGM $43,819,547[3]
4. Dirty Harry Warner Bros. $35,976,000[4]
5. Billy Jack $32,500,000[5]
6. Summer of '42 $32,063,634[6]
7. The Last Picture Show Columbia $29,133,000[7]
8. Carnal Knowledge Embassy Pictures $28,623,000[8]
9. A Clockwork Orange Warner Bros. $26,589,355[9]
10. Bedknobs and Broomsticks Disney $17,871,174[10]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization29th Golden Globe Awards
February 6, 1972
26th BAFTA Awards
February 26, 1973
44th Academy Awards
April 10, 1972
DramaComedy or Musical
Best FilmThe French ConnectionFiddler on the RoofCabaretThe French Connection
Best DirectorWilliam Friedkin
The French Connection
Bob Fosse
Cabaret
William Friedkin
The French Connection
Best ActorGene Hackman
The French Connection
Chaim Topol
Fiddler on the Roof
Gene Hackman
The French Connection
Gene Hackman
The French Connection
Best ActressJane Fonda
Klute
Twiggy
The Boy Friend
Liza Minnelli
Cabaret
Jane Fonda
Klute
Best Supporting ActorBen Johnson
The Last Picture Show
Ben Johnson
The Last Picture Show
Ben Johnson
The Last Picture Show
Best Supporting ActressAnn-Margret
Carnal Knowledge
Cloris Leachman
The Last Picture Show
Cloris Leachman
The Last Picture Show
Best Screenplay, OriginalThe Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
The Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
The Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
Best Screenplay, AdaptedThe Last Picture Show
Peter Bogdanovich and Larry McMurtry
The French Connection
Ernest Tidyman
Best ScoreShaft
Isaac Hayes
Summer of '42
Michel Legrand
Summer of '42
Michel Legrand

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Go-Between, directed by Joseph Losey, United Kingdom

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy / W. Germany

1971 film releases

United States unless stated

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1971

United States unless stated

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
W
XYZ

Short film series

Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 5Douglas Shearer71CanadaSound Engineer
5Fanfulla57ItalyActor
15John Dall52USActor
20Broncho Billy Anderson90USActor, Director, Writer
25Isobel Lennart55USScreenwriter
February 3Jay C. Flippen71USActor
22Frédéric Mariotti87FranceActor
26Fernandel67FranceActor
March 5Winnie Lightner71USActress
8Harold Lloyd87USActor, Director, Writer
8Borden Chase71USScreenwriter
12Roy Glenn56USActor
12Tor Johnson67SwedenActor
15Bebe Daniels70USActress
21Nan Wynn55USSinger, Actress
23Basil Dearden60UKDirector
30Werner Peters52GermanyActor
April 9Paulette Noizeux83FranceActress
20Cecil Parker73UKActor
21Edmund Lowe81USActor
28John Tansey69USActor, Director
May 1Glenda Farrell66USActress
26John Longden71UKActor
27Chips Rafferty62AustraliaActor
28Audie Murphy45USActor
June 8Piero Gherardi61ItalyProduction, Costume Designer
9Harold Lloyd Jr.40USActor
10Michael Rennie61UKActor
14Kenneth Macpherson69Scotland-ItalyFilm-maker
18Thomas Gomez65USActor
July 6Louis Armstrong69USActor, Musician
11Carleton G. Young64USActor
17Cliff Edwards76USActor, Singer
19Norman Reilly Raine77USScreenwriter
23Van Heflin60USActor
August 3Ernst Eklund81SwedenActor
15Paul Lukas80HungaryActor
16Spyros Skouras78GreeceProducer, Studio Executive
17Horace McMahon65USActor
September 7Spring Byington84USActress
10Pier Angeli39ItalyActress
11Bella Darvi42PolandActress
October 11Chester Conklin85USActor
12Fritz Achterberg90GermanyActor
13Phoebe Ephron57USScreenwriter
19Betty Bronson64USActress
24Cheryl Walker53USActress
26Vincent Coleman71USActor
November 2Martha Vickers46USActress
4Ann Pennington77USActress
17Gladys Cooper82UKActress
19Stuart Gilmore70USEditor, Director
26Bengt Ekerot51SwedenActor
December 12Frank Wolff43USActor
13Dita Parlo63PolandActress
18Diana Lynn45USActress
26Robert Lowery58USActor
28Max Steiner83AustriaComposer
30Dorothy Comingore58USActress
31Marin Sais81USActress

Film debuts

References

  1. Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey, eds. (2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061778896.
    • Fiddler on the Roof: p.527. $75.6 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
  2. "The French Connection, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. "Diamonds Are Forever, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  4. "Dirty Harry, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  5. "Billy Jack". The Numbers. Nash Information Services. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  6. "Summer of '42, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  7. "The Last Picture Show, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  8. "Carnal Knowledge, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  9. "A Clockwork Orange, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  10. "Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  11. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jun/05/features.review
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