The year 1942 in film involved some significant events, in particular the release of a film consistently rated as one of the greatest of all time, Casablanca.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945

Contents

EventsEdit

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[1]Edit

Box office numbers were reported at the time as a percentage compared to 'normal' business at each theater. For example, Mrs. Miniver performed at 244% while Billy Wilder's directorial debut The Major and the Minor did a solid 155%. This is why exact dollar grosses for the period are unreliable at best.

Rank Title Studio
1. Mrs. Miniver MGM
2. Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros.
3. Random Harvest MGM
4. Road to Morocco Paramount
5. Reap the Wild Wind
7. Somewhere I'll Find You MGM
8. Holiday Inn Paramount
9. Casablanca Warner Bros.
10. Wake Island Paramount

Academy AwardsEdit

1942 film releasesEdit

U.S.A unless stated

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

Notable films released in 1942Edit

U.S.A unless stated

A

B

C-D

E-F

G-H

I

J-K

L-M

N-O

P

Q-R

S

T-V

W-Z

SerialsEdit

Short film seriesEdit

Animated short film seriesEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Film DebutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Box Office Digest, June 1943, p.18