ⓘ 1966 in film

Batman (1966 film)

Batman is a 1966 American superhero film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by 20th Century Fox, the film starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. The film hit theaters two months after the last episode of the first season of the television series. The film includes most members of the original TV cast, with the exception of Lee Meriwether as Catwoman, the character previously played by Julie Newmar in two episodes of the series first season.

The Snow Queen (1967 film)

The Snow Queen is a Soviet 1967 fantasy film, directed by Gennadi Kazansky and based on the eponymous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Gambit (1966 film)

Gambit is a 1966 American comedy heist film starring Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine as two criminals involved in an elaborate plot centered on a priceless antiquity owned by millionaire Mr. Shahbandar, played by Herbert Lom. It was nominated for three Academy Awards. The film was advertised with the tagline, "Go Ahead: Tell the End Its Too Hilarious to Keep Secret But Please Dont Tell the Beginning!" Gambit was directed by Ronald Neame from a screenplay by Jack Davies and Alvin Sargent from the original story of Sidney Carroll. A remake, with only basic ideas in common, was released in ...

Fahrenheit 451 (1966 film)

Fahrenheit 451 is a 1966 British dystopian drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack. Based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury, the film takes place in a controlled society in an oppressive future, in which the government sends out firemen to destroy all literature to prevent revolution and thinking. This was Truffauts first colour film and his only English-language film. At the 1966 Venice Film Festival, Fahrenheit 451 was nominated for the Golden Lion.

Aladdin and His Magic Lamp (1967 film)

Aladdins Magic Lamp is a 1966 Soviet fantasy film directed by Boris Rytsarev based on the tale Aladdin from One Thousand and One Nights.

Wings (1966 film)

Wings is a 1966 Soviet black and white drama film directed by Ukrainian filmmaker Larisa Shepitko, her first feature film made after graduating from the All-Russian State Institute for Cinematography. In 1979, the little known director, screenwriter and actress died in a car accident, leaving behind only a small artistic output of four films.


ⓘ 1966 in film

The highest-grossing 1966 films in countries outside North America.


1. Events

  • December 15 - Entertainment pioneer Walt Disney, best known for his creation of Mickey Mouse, breakthroughs in the field of animation, filmmaking, theme park design and other achievements, dies at the age of 65. He died while he was producing The Jungle Book, The Happiest Millionaire, and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day ; the last three films under his personal supervision.
  • October 19 - Gulf and Western Industries acquire Paramount Pictures.
  • November - Seven Arts Productions reach agreement to acquire Warner Bros. for $32 million, later forming a new company Warner Bros Seven Arts.

2. Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best Supporting Actor: Walter Matthau - The Fortune Cookie Best Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis - Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best Foreign Language Film: A Man and a Woman Un homme et une femme, directed by Claude Lelouch, France

BAFTA Film Awards:

Best Film from any Source: Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best British film: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama: Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons Best Actor: Paul Scofield – A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Anouk Aimee – A Man and a Woman Comedy or Musical: Best Picture: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Best Actor: Alan Arkin – The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Best Actress: Lynn Redgrave – Georgy Girl Other Best Supporting Actor: Richard Attenborough – The Sand Pebbles Best Supporting Actress: Jocelyne LaGarde – Hawaii Best Director: Fred Zinnemann – A Man for All Seasons

Palme dOr Cannes Film Festival:

A Man and a Woman Un homme et une femme, directed by Claude Lelouch, France Signore & Signori The Birds, the Bees and the Italians, directed by Pietro Germi, Italy

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Location: Italy

Silver Ribbon

  • Nominee in The 10th Victim: Marcello Mastroianni
  • A third nominee was not determined.
  • Best Actor winner in Questa volta parliamo di uomini This Time Lets Talk about Men: Nino Manfredi
  • Best Actress winner in La fuga: Giovanna Ralli
  • Nominees in Juliet of the Spirits: Giulietta Masina and in The Mandrake: Rosanna Schiaffino
  • Best Supporting Actor winner in I Knew Her Well: Ugo Tognazzi
  • Nominees in The Mandrake: Toto and Romolo Valli
  • Nominee in Made in Italy Anna Magnani
  • A third nominee was not determined.
  • Best Supporting Actress winner in Juliet of the Spirits: Sandra Milo
  • Best Director winner in I Knew Her Well: Antonio Pietrangeli
  • Nominees in Fists in the Pocket: Marco Bellocchio and in Juliet of the Spirits: Federico Fellini
  • Best Foreign Director winner in The Servant: Joseph Losey
  • Nominees in Hamlet 1964 film: Grigori Kozintsev and in King and Country: Joseph Losey
  • Nominees in Fists in the Pocket: Marco Bellocchio and in Sandra: Suso Cecchi dAmico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti
  • Best Screenplay winner in I Knew Her Well: Ettore Scola, Antonio Pietrangeli and Ruggero Maccari
  • Best Cinematography, B/W winner in Sandra: Armando Nannuzzi
  • Best Cinematography, Color winner in Juliet of the Spirits: Gianni Di Venanzo. In memory of.
  • Nominees in I Knew Her Well: Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola, Antonio Pietrangeli and in Seven Golden Men: Marco Vicario
  • Best Short Film winner in Antonio Ligabue, pittore: Raffaele Andreassi
  • Best Score winner in Seven Golden Men: Armando Trovajoli
  • Best Costume Design winner in Juliet of the Spirits: Piero Gherardi
  • Best Producer - Short Film winner in Con il cuore fermo Sicilia: Clodio Cinematografica
  • Best Original Story winner in Fists in the Pocket: Marco Bellocchio
  • Best Producer winner in Seven Golden Men: Marco Vicario
  • A third nominee was not determined.
  • Nominee in Fists in the Pocket: Enzo Doria
  • Best Production Design winner in Juliet of the Spirits: Piero Gherardi.

Golden Lion Venice Film Festival:

The Battle of Algiers La Battaglia di Algeri, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria / Italy

Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival:

Cul-de-sac, directed by Roman Polanski, United Kingdom

3.1. 1966 film releases January–March

  • January 1966
  • 7 Women
  • 5 January
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness U.K.
  • 9 January
  • 16 January
  • Our Man Flint
  • The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  • 20 January
  • February 1966
  • 2 February
  • The Rare Breed
  • 9 February
  • Made in Paris
  • 18 February
  • The Silencers
  • 19 February
  • The Chase
  • 23 February
  • Harper
  • March 1966
  • 4 March
  • The Group
  • The Oscar
  • 9 March
  • Johnny Reno
  • 25 March
  • A Man Could Get Killed
  • 30 March
  • The Trouble with Angels
  • Hold On!
  • 31 March
  • Frankie and Johnny


3.2. 1966 film releases April–June

  • The Singing Nun
  • April 1966
  • 4 April
  • Gamera vs. Barugon Japan
  • 17 April
  • 5 May
  • May 1966
  • Arabesque
  • Our Man in Marrakesh
  • 11 May
  • The Fat Spy
  • 25 May
  • The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • A Big Hand for the Little Lady
  • 31 May
  • June 1966
  • The Daydreamer
  • 1 June
  • 7 June
  • Fireball 500
  • 8 June
  • Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
  • Paradise, Hawaiian Style
  • The Glass Bottom Boat
  • 9 June
  • Nevada Smith
  • 10 June
  • 15 June
  • Munster, Go Home!
  • Duel at Diablo
  • Stagecoach
  • The Endless Summer
  • Assault on a Queen
  • Around the World Under the Sea
  • Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • 22 June
  • A Fine Madness
  • Walk, Dont Run
  • 29 June

3.3. 1966 film releases July–September

  • July 1966
  • 7 July
  • Three on a Couch
  • 13 July
  • How to Steal a Million
  • 14 July
  • Torn Curtain
  • The Wild Angels
  • 20 July
  • Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
  • 29 July
  • Batman
  • 30 July
  • 31 July
  • The War of the Gargantuas Japan
  • 3 August
  • August 1966
  • The Man Called Flintstone
  • This Property Is Condemned
  • 5 August
  • Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. U.K.
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • 24 August
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
  • 31 August
  • September 1966
  • 1 September
  • Waco
  • 15 September
  • Chelsea Girls
  • 16 September
  • Fahrenheit 451 U.K.
  • The Bible: In the Beginning.
  • 28 September

3.4. 1966 film releases October–December

  • October 1966
  • 5 October
  • Seconds
  • Hawaii
  • 10 October
  • 11 October
  • Mister Buddwing
  • Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
  • 12 October
  • 16 October
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum U.S./U.K.
  • 17 October
  • Spinout
  • 19 October
  • The Fortune Cookie
  • 21 October
  • Way.Way Out
  • Ride in the Whirlwind
  • 23 October
  • Texas Across the River
  • 27 October
  • An American Dream
  • 28 October
  • 2 November
  • The Professionals
  • November 1966
  • Chappaqua
  • 5 November
  • 8 November
  • Madame X
  • Penelope
  • 10 November
  • 18 November
  • Lets Kill Uncle
  • December 1966
  • 1 December
  • Follow Me, Boys!
  • 9 December
  • Youre a Big Boy Now
  • Thunderbirds Are Go
  • 12 December
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • 15 December
  • 17 December
  • Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster Japan
  • The Sand Pebbles
  • 20 December
  • Murderers Row
  • Gambit
  • 21 December
  • Grand Prix
  • 30 December
  • One Million Years B.C. U.K.
  • Andrei Rublev
  • December 1966


4. Notable films released in 1966

United States unless stated


  • 7 Women, the last film of John Ford, starring Anne Bancroft, Flora Robson, Margaret Leighton, Mildred Dunnock, Anna Lee


  • Johnny Reno, starring Jane Russell
  • Judith, starring Sophia Loren and Peter Finch - Israel/U.K./U.S.


  • The Quiller Memorandum, starring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger - U.K./U.S.
  • Queen of Blood, starring John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Dennis Hopper

4.1. Notable films released in 1966 #

  • 7 Women, the last film of John Ford, starring Anne Bancroft, Flora Robson, Margaret Leighton, Mildred Dunnock, Anna Lee

4.2. Notable films released in 1966 A

  • Alfie, directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin - U.K.
  • Amrapali, starring Vyjayanthimala and Sunil Dutt - India
  • Alice in Wonderland, a TV film starring John Gielgud, Peter Cook, Peter Sellers - U.K.
  • An American Dream, starring Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker
  • Andrei Rublev, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky - U.S.S.R.
  • Assault on a Queen, starring Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Anthony Franciosa
  • Around the World Under the Sea, starring Lloyd Bridges
  • Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, starring Sophia Loren and Gregory Peck
  • Alvarez Kelly, starring William Holden
  • Aybolit-66 - U.S.S.R.
  • Larmata Brancaleone a.k.a. For Love and Gold, directed by Mario Monicelli, starring Vittorio Gassman and Gian Maria Volonte - Italy
  • The Appaloosa, starring Marlon Brando
  • Au Hasard Balthazar Chosen by Lot Balthazar, directed by Robert Bresson - France/Sweden
  • After the Fox, starring Peter Sellers and Victor Mature
  • Aakhri Khat The Last Letter - India


4.3. Notable films released in 1966 B

  • A Bullet for the General El Chucho, quien sabe?, starring Gian Maria Volonte and Klaus Kinski - Italy
  • The Birds, the Bees and the Italians Signore & Signori, directed by Pietro Germi - Italy
  • The Bible: In the Beginning., directed by John Huston, starring Stephen Boyd, Franco Nero, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris, Peter OToole
  • Blowup, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave - winner of Palme dOr, 1967 Cannes Film Festival - Italy/U.K./U.S.
  • A Big Hand for the Little Lady, starring Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Burgess Meredith, Kevin McCarthy
  • Bariera Barrier, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski - Poland
  • The Big Gundown La resa dei conti, starring Lee Van Cleef - Italy
  • Black Girl La Noire de., directed by Ousmane Sembene - France/Senegal
  • Born Free, starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers - U.K.
  • Birds Do It, starring Soupy Sales
  • Beregis Avtomobilya Beware of the Automobile - U.S.S.R.
  • Borom Sarret The Wagoner - Senegal
  • Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, starring Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Elke Sommer
  • Batman, starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Lee Meriwether, Frank Gorshin
  • The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo - Golden Lion winner - Italy/Algeria
  • The Blue Max, starring George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress - U.K.


4.4. Notable films released in 1966 D

  • The Deadly Affair, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring James Mason - U.K.
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness, starring Christopher Lee - U.K.
  • Daimajin - Japan
  • Dimension 5, starring Jeffrey Hunter
  • Django, starring Franco Nero - Italy/Spain
  • Le deuxieme souffle a.k.a. Second Breath, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Lino Ventura - France
  • Death of a Bureaucrat La Muerte de un Burocrata - Cuba
  • Dont Look Now, Were Being Shot At La grande vadrouille, starring Terry-Thomas and Bourvil - France/U.K.
  • Drop Dead Darling, starring Tony Curtis
  • Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, starring James Coburn, Camilla Sparv, Robert Webber, Rose Marie
  • Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., starring Peter Cushing - U.K.
  • Duel at Diablo, starring James Garner and Sidney Poitier
  • Daisies Sedmikrasky - Czechoslovakia
  • Dutchman, starring Al Freeman, Jr. and Shirley Knight
  • The Daydreamer, a Rankin-Bass and Embassy Pictures stop motion and live action film
  • Destination Inner Space, starring Gary Merrill and Sheree North

4.5. Notable films released in 1966 E

  • The Elusive Avengers Neulovimye mstiteli - U.S.S.R.
  • Eye of the Devil, directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Sharon Tate
  • El Dorado, directed by Howard Hawks, starring John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and James Caan


4.6. Notable films released in 1966 F

  • Fighting Elegy Kenka erejii, directed by Seijun Suzuki - Japan
  • Funeral in Berlin, starring Michael Caine - U.K.
  • The Fortune Cookie a.k.a. Meet Whiplash Willie, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
  • A Fine Madness, starring Sean Connery and Joanne Woodward
  • Fahrenheit 451, directed by François Truffaut, starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner - U.K.
  • The Face of Another Tanin no kao - Japan
  • Fantastic Voyage, directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Stephen Boyd and Raquel Welch
  • Follow Me, Boys!, directed by Norman Tokar, starring Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Kurt Russell
  • The Fat Spy, starring Phyllis Diller, Jayne Mansfield, Brian Donlevy
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Richard Lester, starring Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Phil Silvers, Michael Crawford - U.S./U.K.
  • Fireball 500, starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian Forte
  • Frankie and Johnny, starring Elvis Presley and Donna Douglas
  • The Family Way, a Boulting brothers film, starring Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett - U.K.

4.7. Notable films released in 1966 G

  • The Group, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Candice Bergen, Shirley Knight, Joan Hackett, Joanna Pettet, Jessica Walter
  • The Glass Bottom Boat, starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor
  • Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster - Japan
  • Gunpoint, starring Audie Murphy, Joan Staley, Warren Stevens
  • The Great St Trinians Train Robbery, starring Frankie Howerd and Dora Bryan - U.K.
  • The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, starring Don Knotts
  • Gamera vs. Barugon - Japan
  • Georgy Girl, directed by Silvio Narizzano, starring Lynn Redgrave, James Mason, Alan Bates - U.K.
  • Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring James Garner, Yves Montand, Toshiro Mifune, Eva Marie Saint, Jessica Walter
  • Gambit, starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine
  • The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, starring Deborah Walley, Tommy Kirk, Nancy Sinatra
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef- Italy

4.8. Notable films released in 1966 H

  • Hawaii, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris
  • Hunger Sult - Denmark/Norway/Sweden
  • The Hawks and the Sparrows Uccellacci e uccellini, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, starring Toto - Italy
  • How to Steal a Million, directed by William Wyler, starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter OToole
  • Harper, starring Paul Newman, Robert Wagner, Lauren Bacall, Pamela Tiffin, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh
  • Here Is Your Life har du ditt liv - Sweden
  • The Hunt La Caza, directed by Carlos Saura - Spain
  • The Hellbenders I Crudeli, starring Joseph Cotten - Italy
  • Hold On!, starring Peter Noone and Shelley Fabares

4.9. Notable films released in 1966 I

  • Is Paris Burning? Paris brûle-t-il?, directed by Rene Clement, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron - France/United States
  • Incompreso Misunderstood, directed by Luigi Comencini - Italy
  • Island of Terror, starring Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole Gray
  • It Happened Here, starring Sebastian Shaw - U.K.

4.10. Notable films released in 1966 J

  • Johnny Reno, starring Jane Russell
  • Judith, starring Sophia Loren and Peter Finch - Israel/U.K./U.S.

4.11. Notable films released in 1966 K

  • Kaleidoscope, directed by Jack Smight, starring Warren Beatty - U.K.
  • King of Hearts Le Roi de Coeur, directed by Philippe de Broca, starring Alan Bates - France
  • Khartoum, directed by Basil Dearden, starring Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier - U.K.
  • Kill, Baby, Kill, directed by Mario Bava- Italy
  • Kriminal - Italy/Spain

4.12. Notable films released in 1966 L

  • Lost Command, directed by Mark Robson, starring Anthony Quinn, George Segal, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale
  • Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., starring Dick Van Dyke and Nancy Kwan
  • Lord Love a Duck, starring Roddy McDowall and Tuesday Weld
  • Lets Kill Uncle, directed by William Castle

4.13. Notable films released in 1966 M

  • Mamta, starring Ashok Kumar - India
  • The Man Called Flintstone, directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
  • Morgan! a.k.a. Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment, directed by Karel Reisz - U.K.
  • Made in U.S.A., directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Anna Karina and Jean-Pierre Leaud - France
  • Murderers Row, starring Dean Martin as Matt Helm, with Karl Malden, Camilla Sparv, Ann-Margret
  • A Man for All Seasons, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles - winner of 6 Academy Awards and 5 BAFTAs - U.K.
  • Mister Buddwing, directed by Delbert Mann, starring James Garner, Jean Simmons, Angela Lansbury, Suzanne Pleshette, Katharine Ross
  • A Man and a Woman, directed by Claude Lelouch, starring Anouk Aimee and Jean-Louis Trintignant -- Palme dOr winner - France
  • A Man Could Get Killed, starring James Garner and Sandra Dee
  • Mera Saaya My Shadow, starring Sunil Dutt and Sadhana - India
  • Modesty Blaise, starring Monica Vitti and Terence Stamp - U.K.
  • Moment to Moment, starring Jean Seberg and Honor Blackman
  • Made in Paris, starring Ann-Margret, Louis Jourdan, Chad Everett, Edie Adams
  • Masculine-Feminine by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Pierre Leaud - France
  • Mademoiselle, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Jeanne Moreau - France/U.K.
  • Madame X, starring Lana Turner
  • Mission to Death
  • Munster, Go Home!, starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis

4.14. Notable films released in 1966 N

  • Nevada Smith, starring Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Martin Landau, Suzanne Pleshette, Arthur Kennedy
  • Nobody Wanted to Die Niekas nenorejo mirti - U.S.S.R.
  • Nayak, directed by Satyajit Ray - India
  • Navajo Joe, starring Burt Reynolds - Italy/Spain
  • The Nun La Religieuse, directed by Jacques Rivette, starring Anna Karina - France
  • Not with My Wife, You Dont!, starring Tony Curtis, George C. Scott, Virna Lisi

4.15. Notable films released in 1966 O

  • The Oscar, starring Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Jill St. John, Tony Bennett
  • Operazione San Gennaro a.k.a. The Treasure of San Gennaro, starring Nino Manfredi and Senta Berger - Italy
  • Our Man in Marrakesh, a.k.a. Bang! Bang! Youre Dead!, starring Tony Randall
  • One Million Years B.C., starring Raquel Welch - U.K.
  • Our Man Flint, starring James Coburn
  • Once Before I Die, starring Ursula Andress and John Derek

4.16. Notable films released in 1966 P

  • The Projected Man, starring Mary Peach, Bryant Haliday and Ronald Allen- U.K.
  • Penelope, starring Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Dick Shawn, Jonathan Winters, Ian Bannen, Arlene Golonka
  • The Priest and the Girl O Padre e a Moça - Brazil
  • The Poppy Is Also a Flower, directed by Terence Young, starring Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Rita Hayworth, Yul Brynner, Angie Dickinson
  • The Plague of the Zombies, starring Andre Morell - U.K.
  • Picture Mommy Dead, starring Don Ameche and Zsa Gabor
  • Pharaoh Faraon - Poland
  • Persona, directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann - Sweden
  • Paradise, Hawaiian Style, starring Elvis Presley
  • Le Pere Noel a les yeux bleus Father Christmas Has Blue Eyes, starring Jean-Pierre Leaud - France
  • The Professionals, directed by Richard Brooks, starring Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale
  • Phool Aur Patthar, starring Dharmendra - India
  • The Pornographers a.k.a. Erogotoshitachi yori Jinruigaku nyumon, directed by Shōhei Imamura - Japan
  • The Plainsman, starring Don Murray, Abby Dalton, Leslie Nielsen

4.17. Notable films released in 1966 Q

  • The Quiller Memorandum, starring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger - U.K./U.S.
  • Queen of Blood, starring John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Dennis Hopper

4.18. Notable films released in 1966 R

  • Run, Appaloosa, Run, starring Rex Allen
  • The Rare Breed, starring James Stewart, Maureen OHara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills
  • Rage, starring Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens
  • Roman Candles, directed by John Waters
  • The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, directed by Norman Jewison, starring Alan Arkin, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint
  • Rondo - Yugoslavia
  • A Report on the Party and the Guests O slavnosti a hostech, directed by Jan Nemec - Czechoslovakia
  • The Reptile, starring Noel Willman, Ray Barrett, Jennifer Daniel- U.K.
  • Ride in the Whirlwind, directed by Monte Hellman, starring Jack Nicholson and Millie Perkins
  • Return of the Seven, starring Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Claude Akins, Warren Oates

4.19. Notable films released in 1966 S

  • The Silencers, starring Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi, Cyd Charisse, Nancy Kovack
  • Suraj, starring Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Kumar - India
  • The Sand Pebbles, directed by Robert Wise, starring Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna
  • Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Rock Hudson
  • The Singing Nun, starring Debbie Reynolds and Greer Garson
  • Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam, directed by and starring N. T. Rama Rao - India
  • The Swinger, starring Ann-Margret, Tony Franciosa, Yvonne Romain
  • Spinout, starring Elvis Presley
  • The Sword of Doom Dai-bosatsu tōge - Japan
  • Stagecoach, starring Ann-Margret, Bing Crosby, Red Buttons, Alex Cord, Mike Connors, Stefanie Powers
  • Sound of Horror, starring James Philbrook, Arturo Fernandez, Soledad Miranda
  • The She Beast, starring Barbara Steele, John Karlsen, Ian Ogilvy
  • The Sandwich Man, starring Michael Bentine and Dora Bryan - U.K.
  • Shiroi Kyotō The White Tower - Japan
  • The Shooting, starring Warren Oates, Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins


4.20. Notable films released in 1966 T

  • The Trap, starring Rita Tushingham and Oliver Reed - U.K./Canada
  • Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews
  • Triple Cross, starring Christopher Plummer, Claudine Auger, Gert Frobe - U.K./France
  • Teesri Kasam Third Oath, starring Raj Kapoor - India
  • This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid
  • Texas Across the River, starring Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Rosemary Forsyth, Peter Graves, Joey Bishop
  • Trace of Stones Spur der Steine - East Germany
  • Thunderbirds Are Go, produced by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson, voices of Peter Dyneley, Shane Rimmer, Matt Zimmerman, David Graham, Christine Finn, Sylvia Anderson, Jeremy Wilkin, Ray Barrett
  • Theyre a Weird Mob, directed by Powell and Pressburger - Australia
  • Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, starring Mike Henry and Nancy Kovack
  • Three on a Couch, directed by and starring Jerry Lewis, with Janet Leigh, Leslie Parrish, Mary Ann Mobley
  • Trunk to Cairo, directed by Menahem Golan, starring Audie Murphy - Israel
  • Tokyo Drifter Tōkyō nagaremono, directed by Seijun Suzuki - Japan
  • The Trouble with Angels, directed by Ida Lupino, starring Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills

4.21. Notable films released in 1966 W

  • Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree animated short
  • Waco, starring Jane Russell and Howard Keel
  • The Witches, starring Joan Fontaine
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, directed by Blake Edwards, starring James Coburn and Dick Shawn
  • Way.Way Out, starring Jerry Lewis and Connie Stevens
  • Walk, Dont Run, starring Cary Grant in his final film, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton
  • The War of the Gargantuas Furankenshutain no Kaijū: Sanda tai Gaira - Japan
  • Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo? - France
  • Wings, directed by Larisa Shepitko - U.S.S.R.
  • The Wild Angels, starring Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra
  • The Wrong Box, starring John Mills, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Nanette Newman - U.K.
  • The War Is Over La Guerre est Finie, directed by Alain Resnais, starring Yves Montand and Ingrid Thulin - France
  • Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Best Actress Oscar, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

4.22. Notable films released in 1966 Y

  • Yesterday Girl, directed by Alexander Kluge - West Germany
  • Young Torless Der junge Torless, directed by Volker Schlondorff - West Germany
  • Youre a Big Boy Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Peter Kastner, Elizabeth Hartman, Karen Black, Julie Harris

5. Births

  • May 26 - Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
  • February 4 - Piret Kalda, Estonian actress
  • April 8 - Robin Wright, American actress
  • April 9 - Cynthia Nixon, American actress
  • January 13 - Patrick Dempsey, American actor
  • February 24 - Billy Zane, American actor
  • February 25 - Tea Leoni, American actress
  • March 26 - Michael Imperioli, American actor
  • June 22 - Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress
  • May 10 - Ilian Djevelekov, Bulgarian film director and producer
  • June 28
  • John Cusack, American actor, brother of actress Joan Cusack
  • May 12 - Stephen Baldwin, American actor
  • Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
  • September 7 - Toby Jones, English actor
  • November 23 - Vincent Cassel, French actor
  • December 6 - Fred Armisen, American actor and comedian
  • December 21 - Kiefer Sutherland, American actor
  • December 12 - Lydia Zimmermann, Spanish filmmaker
  • December 7 - C. Thomas Howell, American actor
  • October 16 - Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, American voice actress
  • November 17 - Sophie Marceau, French actress and director
  • September 2 - Salma Hayek, Mexican actress
  • July 15 - Irene Jacob, French-born Swiss actress
  • July 10 - A. O. Scott, American film critic of The New York Times
  • November 22 - Michael Kenneth Williams, American actor
  • September 9 - Adam Sandler, American actor
  • August 14 - Halle Berry, American actress
  • July 11 - Debbe Dunning, American actress

6. Deaths

  • January 3 - Rex Lease, 62, American actor, Rough Riding Ranger, Borrowed Wives
  • January 22 - Herbert Marshall, 75, British actor, The Letter, The Little Foxes
  • Hedda Hopper, 80, American gossip columnist and actress, Sunset Boulevard, Topper
  • Buster Keaton, 70, American actor and director, The General, Sherlock Jr.
  • February 1
  • January 17 - Vincent J. Donehue, 50, American director, Lonelyhearts, Sunrise at Campobello
  • January 31 - Elizabeth Patterson, 90, American actress, The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Remember the Night
  • February 26 - Mientje Kling, 71, Dutch actress, The Devil in Amsterdam
  • February 19 - James Edward Grant, 60, American writer and director, Angel and the Badman, The Alamo
  • February 9 - Sophie Tucker, 82, Russian-born American singer and actress, Thoroughbreds Dont Cry, Broadway Melody of 1938
  • March 3
  • William Frawley, 79, American actor, Miracle on 34th Street, The Lemon Drop Kid
  • February 18 - Robert Rossen, 57, American writer and director, The Hustler, All the Kings Men
  • Alice Pearce, 48, American actress, On the Town, The Disorderly Orderly
  • March 12 - Estelita Rodriguez, 34, Cuban actress, Tropical Heat Wave, Rio Bravo
  • Julia Faye, 73, American actress, Chicago, The Ten Commandments
  • Edna Flugrath, 73, American silent-film actress, The Derby Winner, The Pursuit of Pamela
  • April 6
  • March 26 - Cyril Hume, 66, American screenwriter, The Great Gatsby, Forbidden Planet
  • June 19 - Ed Wynn, 79, American actor, Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins
  • Montgomery Clift, 45, American actor, From Here to Eternity, A Place in the Sun
  • July 5 - John P. Fulton, 63, American special effects supervisor, The Ten Commandments
  • Douglass Montgomery, 59, American actor, Little Women, Waterloo Bridge
  • April 16 - Marjie Millar, 34, American actress, Money from Home, About Mrs. Leslie
  • July 23
  • June 5 - Natacha Rambova, 69, American actress, Salome, Monsieur Beaucaire
  • July 6 - Anne Nagel, 50, American actress, Under the Big Top, My Little Chickadee
  • June 11 - Wallace Ford, 68, British-born American actor, Another Face, 3 Ring Circus
  • Seena Owen, 71, American actress, Queen Kelly, Victory
  • Jan Kiepura, 64, Polish tenor and actor, My Song for You
  • August 15
  • August 3 - Lenny Bruce, 40, American satirist
  • Eugenio Bava, 80, Italian cinematographer, Cabiria, Quo Vadis
  • October 16 - George OHara, 67, American actor and writer, Side Street, The Grapes of Wrath
  • September 22 - Jules Furthman, 78, American screenwriter, The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not
  • August 23 - Francis X. Bushman, 83, American actor, Ben-Hur, The Phantom Planet
  • August 25 - Lance Comfort, 58, British director, Penn of Pennsylvania, Eight OClock Walk
  • October 13 - Clifton Webb, 76, American actor, Laura, The Man Who Never Was
  • Claire McDowell, 88, American actress, The Mark of Zorro, Ben-Hur
  • September 14 - Nikolai Cherkasov, 63, Soviet actor, Alexander Nevsky, Ivan The Terrible, Part II
  • October 23
  • August 26 - Art Baker, 68, American actor, Cover Up, The Farmers Daughter
  • December 14
  • October 24 - Hans Dreier, 81, German art director of European and American films, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity
  • Richard Whorf, 60, American actor and director, Christmas Holiday, Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • November 3 - Byron Barr, 49, American actor, Double Indemnity, Pitfall
  • Verna Felton, 76, American actress and voice actress, Picnic, Cinderella
  • Emma Dunn, 91, British actress, Mother, Life with Father
  • November 9 - James V. Kern, 57, American screenwriter and director, Never Say Goodbye, Two Tickets to Broadway
  • December 22
  • Robert Keith, 68, American actor, The Lineup, Written on the Wind
  • Harry Beaumont, 78, American director, The Broadway Melody, Enchanted April
  • December 19 - Betty Kuuskemaa, 87, Estonian actress, Elu tsitadellis, Poordel
  • December 15 - Walt Disney, 65, American producer, cartoonist and studio executive, Steamboat Willie, Cinderella, Fantasia

7. Debuts

  • Michael Douglas - Cast a Giant Shadow
  • Harrison Ford - Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
  • Bette Midler - Hawaii
  • Johnny Whitaker - The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • Helen Mirren - Press for Time
  • Candice Bergen - The Group