ⓘ 1936 in film

Without a Dowry (film)

Without a Dowry is a 1937 Soviet film directed by Yakov Protazanov and starring Nina Alisova. It was based on Alexander Ostrovskys play Without a Dowry.

The Goalkeeper (film)

The Goalkeeper is a 1936 Soviet sports-musical comedy film directed by Semyon Timoshenko. The screen version of novel by Lev Kassil Goalkeeper of the Republic, one of the first literary works about sport in the USSR.

The Children of Captain Grant (film)

The Children of Captain Grant is a 1936 Soviet adventure film directed by Vladimir Vaynshtok and David Gutman and starring Nikolai Cherkasov, Ivan Chuvelyov and Yuri Yuryev. It is an adaptation of the 1868 novel In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne. The film was popular on its release, and was followed in 1941 by another Verne adaptation Mysterious Island. In the 1860s, two Scottish children go on a global search for their missing father, the sailor Captain Grant.

Dubrovsky (film)

Stepan Kayukov as Colonel Vladimir Gardin as Prince Vereysky Mikhail Tarkhanov as Spitsin Galina Grigoreva as Marya Kirilovna Troyekurova Boris Livanov as Vladimir Dubrovsky Iosif Samarin-Elsky as Dubrovskys father Pavel Volkov as Arkhip Nikolay Monakhov as Kirill Petrovich Troekurov Konstantin Sorokin as Paramoshka

Mayerling (1936 film)

Mayerling is a 1936 French historical drama film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Seymour Nebenzal from a screenplay by Marcel Achard, Joseph Kessel, and Irma von Cube, based on the 1930 novel Idylls End by Claude Anet. The film stars Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux with Rene Bergeron, Jean Davy, Jean Dax, Jean Debucourt and Gabrielle Dorziat, and Jean-Louis Barrault in a bit part. The film is based on the real-life story of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, his affair with the 17-year-old Baroness Maria Vetsera and their tragic end at Mayerling. The film was remade twice. Once ...

The Milky Way (1936 film)

The Milky Way is a 1936 American comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. Directed by comedy veteran Leo McCarey, the film was written by Grover Jones, Frank Butler and Richard Connell based on a play of the same name by Lynn Root and Harry Clork which was presented on Broadway in 1934. An example of the popular screwball comedy genre of the time, and critically Harold Lloyds most successful talkie, it tells the story of a Brooklyn milkman who becomes middleweight boxing champion. The Milky Way features supporting performances by Adolphe Menjou and Verree Teasdale.

                                     

ⓘ 1936 in film

  • February 15 – first Republic serial, Darkest Africa, is released.
  • May 29 – Fritz Langs first Hollywood film, Fury, starring Spencer Tracy and Bruce Cabot, is released.
                                     

1. Academy Awards

  • Best Actress: Luise Rainer – The Great Ziegfeld
  • Best Supporting Actress: Gale Sondergaard – Anthony Adverse
  • Best Director: Frank Capra – Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Best Actor: Paul Muni – The Story of Louis Pasteur
  • Best Picture: The Great Ziegfeld – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan – Come and Get It
                                     

2. Top Ten Money Making Stars

Exhibitors selected the following as the Top Ten Money Making Stars of the Year in Quigley Publishing Companys annual poll.

Top Western stars

A poll of the top Western stars was also published for the first time.

                                     

3.1. 1936 film releases January–March

  • Ceiling Zero
  • January 1936
  • 16 January
  • Augustus the Strong Germany/Poland
  • 17 January
  • The Invisible Ray
  • 20 January
  • Collegiate
  • 22 January
  • 24 January
  • Anything Goes
  • Next Time We Love
  • 30 January
  • Rose Marie
  • February 1936
  • 1 February
  • 5 February
  • Modern Times
  • The Petrified Forest
  • 6 February
  • The Milky Way
  • 7 February
  • 14 February
  • The Bohemian Girl
  • It Had to Happen
  • 15 February
  • The Lawless Nineties
  • 19 February
  • Girl Friends U.S.S.R.
  • 20 February
  • Follow the Fleet
  • Things to Come GB
  • 22 February
  • The Story of Louis Pasteur
  • Wife vs. Secretary
  • 28 February
  • The Prisoner of Shark Island
  • Mayerling France
  • The Walking Dead
  • 29 February
  • Sutters Gold
  • March 1936
  • 1 March
  • Man of the Frontier
  • 2 March
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy
  • 6 March
  • Three Godfathers
  • Love Before Breakfast
  • 9 March
  • The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • 13 March
  • 18 March
  • These Three
  • The Great Ziegfeld
  • 22 March
  • Road Gang
  • 28 March
  • Too Many Parents
  • 30 March


                                     

3.2. 1936 film releases April–June

  • April 1936
  • 4 April
  • Till We Meet Again
  • 10 April
  • Small Town Girl
  • A Message to Garcia
  • The Moons Our Home
  • The Singing Kid
  • Desire
  • 11 April
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • 16 April
  • 20 April
  • By the Bluest of Seas U.S.S.R.
  • 24 April
  • Captain January
  • 30 April
  • Thirteen Hours by Air
  • 6 May
  • Its Love Again GB
  • May 1936
  • 8 May
  • The Case Against Mrs. Ames
  • 11 May
  • Draculas Daughter
  • 17 May
  • Show Boat
  • Love in Exile GB
  • 19 May
  • 26 May
  • Hearts in Bondage
  • Osaka Elegy Japan
  • 28 May
  • Fury
  • 29 May
  • June 1936
  • 5 June
  • Private Number
  • Bullets or Ballots
  • 6 June
  • The Last Outlaw
  • 14 June
  • 15 June
  • Secret Agent GB
  • 17 June
  • Poppy
  • 20 June
  • Hearts Divided
  • San Francisco
  • 26 June
                                     

3.3. 1936 film releases July–September

  • The Devil-Doll
  • July 1936
  • 10 July
  • Green Pastures
  • 16 July
  • Satan Met a Lady
  • 22 July
  • 24 July
  • Poor Little Rich Girl
  • 28 July
  • The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss GB
  • 29 July
  • Anthony Adverse
  • 10 August
  • August 1936
  • Where Theres a Will GB
  • 20 August
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • East Meets West UK
  • 26 August
  • The Gorgeous Hussy
  • 28 August
  • The Texas Rangers
  • Militiaman Bruggler Germany
  • Tudor Rose
  • September 1936
  • 1 September
  • 2 September
  • The General Died at Dawn
  • The Road to Glory
  • Swing Time
  • 4 September
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • 6 September
  • My Man Godfrey
  • 9 September
  • Spy of Napoleon GB
  • 10 September
  • Dusty Ermine UK
  • 11 September
  • The Man Who Changed His Mind GB
  • The Children of Captain Grant
  • 15 September
  • 23 September
  • Dodsworth
  • Craigs Wife
  • 25 September
  • Cain and Mabel
  • 26 September
  • Yiddle with his Fiddle Poland/U.S.
  • 30 September
                                     

3.4. 1936 film releases October–December

  • October 1936
  • 1 October
  • Everything Is Thunder UK
  • Alla en el Rancho Grande Mexico
  • 6 October
  • Libeled Lady
  • 9 October
  • The Garden of Allah
  • Sisters of the Gion Japan
  • 15 October
  • 16 October
  • Daniel Boone
  • Hopalong Cassidy Returns
  • 15 Maiden Lane
  • Dimples
  • 20 October
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • 22 October
  • Crime Over London GB
  • 27 October
  • Cesar France
  • Our Relations
  • 30 October
  • November 1936
  • Legion of Terror
  • 1 November
  • A Woman Rebels
  • Tarzan Escapes
  • Come and Get It
  • Rembrandt GB
  • 6 November
  • 12 November
  • Theodora Goes Wild
  • 13 November
  • Go West, Young Man
  • 16 November
  • Laburnum Grove GB
  • The Plainsman
  • Intermezzo Sweden
  • 20 November
  • Love on the Run
  • Lloyds of London
  • 25 November
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • 26 November
  • Men Are Not Gods GB
  • 27 November
  • Born to Dance
  • December 1936
  • 1 December
  • The Bold Caballero
  • Sabotage GB
  • 2 December
  • Les bas-fonds France
  • 11 December
  • General Spanky
  • 12 December
  • Camille
  • Empty Saddles
  • 20 December
  • Forget Me Not UK
  • 21 December
  • The Jungle Princess
  • 24 December
  • After the Thin Man
  • 25 December
  • Stowaway
  • 26 December
  • Gold Diggers of 1937
  • 31 December
  • Lets Go With Pancho Villa Mexico


                                     

4.1. Notable films released in 1936 0–9

  • 15 Maiden Lane, starring Claire Trevor and Cesar Romero
                                     

4.2. Notable films released in 1936 A-C

  • Blood on Wolf Mountain Lang shan die xue ji – China
  • Camel Through the Eye of a Needle Velbloud uchem jehly Czechoslovakia
  • By the Bluest of Seas U samogo sinego morya, directed by Boris Barnet U.S.S.R.
  • Anthony Adverse, starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland
  • Captain January, starring Shirley Temple
  • Circus Tsirk U.S.S.R.
  • The Children of Captain Grant
  • After the Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy
  • Alla en el Rancho Grande Out on the Great Ranch Mexico
  • Come and Get It, starring Edward Arnold and Joel McCrea
  • The Crime of Monsieur Lange Le Crime de Monsieur Lange, directed by Jean Renoir France
  • Craigs Wife, starring Rosalind Russell
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
  • Augustus the Strong August der Starke, directed by Paul Wegener – Germany/Poland
  • Accused, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Dolores del Rio GB
  • Les bas-fonds, Underworld, directed by Jean Renoir, starring Jean Gabin and Louis Jouvet France
  • Charlie Chan at the Opera, starring Warner Oland and Boris Karloff
  • Black Eyes directed by Abdolhossein Sepanta Iran
  • Bullets or Ballots, starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Blondell
  • Born to Dance, starring Eleanor Powell and James Stewart
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio Italy
  • The Case Against Mrs. Ames, starring Madeleine Carroll and George Brent
  • Ceiling Zero, directed by Howard Hawks, starring James Cagney and Pat OBrien
  • The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss, starring Cary Grant GB
  • Collegiate, starring Frances Langford and Betty Grable
  • Crime Over London, directed by Alfred Zeisler GB
  • The Bold Caballero, starring Robert Livingston
  • Achhoot Kanya Untouchable Maiden, starring Ashok Kumar India
  • Cesar, directed by Marcel Pagnol France
  • Camille, starring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor
  • The Bohemian Girl, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
  • Anything Goes, starring Bing Crosby and Ethel Merman
  • Cain and Mabel, starring Marion Davies and Clark Gable


                                     

4.3. Notable films released in 1936 D-K

  • Follow the Fleet, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
  • Der Kaiser von Kalifornien The Emperor of California – Germany
  • Gold Diggers of 1937, directed by Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley
  • Its Love Again, starring Jessie Matthews and Robert Young GB
  • Dusty Ermine, directed by Bernard Vorhaus UK
  • General Spanky, starring Spanky McFarland
  • The Devil-Doll, directed by Tod Browning, starring Lionel Barrymore and Maureen OSullivan
  • The General Died at Dawn, starring Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll
  • Green Pastures, adapted from the 1923 stage play, starring Rex Ingram and Eddie Anderson
  • Everything Is Thunder, starring Constance Bennett UK
  • The Gorgeous Hussy, starring Joan Crawford and Robert Taylor
  • Draculas Daughter, starring Otto Kruger and Gloria Holden
  • Daniel Boone, starring George OBrien
  • Devdas India
  • The Desert Island Lang tao sha China
  • Forget Me Not, directed by Zoltan Korda, starring Beniamino Gigli and Joan Gardner UK
  • Hopalong Cassidy Returns, starring William Boyd
  • Intermezzo, starring Ingrid Bergman and Gosta Ekman Sweden
  • The Four Musketeers Italy
  • The Great Ziegfeld, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer
  • Empty Saddles, starring Buck Jones and Louise Brooks
  • It Had to Happen, starring George Raft and Rosalind Russell
  • Hearts in Bondage, starring David Manners and Mae Clarke
  • Fury, starring Sylvia Sidney and Spencer Tracy
  • The Invisible Ray, starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
  • Go West, Young Man, starring Mae West, adapted by her from Lawrence Rileys 1934 stage play Personal Appearance
  • Ill Give a Million Daro un milione, starring Vittorio De Sica Italy
  • Dodsworth, directed by William Wyler, starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor
  • The Jungle Princess, starring Dorothy Lamour and Ray Milland
  • Girl Friends Podrugi U.S.S.R.
  • Desire, starring Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper
  • Dimples, starring Shirley Temple
  • The Garden of Allah, starring Marlene Dietrich and Charles Boyer
  • Hearts Divided, starring Marion Davies and Dick Powell
  • East Meets West, starring George Arliss UK
                                     

4.4. Notable films released in 1936 R-Z

  • Thirteen Hours by Air, starring Fred MacMurray and Joan Bennett
  • Swing Time, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
  • Till We Meet Again, starring Herbert Marshall and Gertrude Michael
  • Spy of Napoleon, directed by Maurice Elvey, starring Richard Barthelmess and Dolly Haas GB
  • Tudor Rose, starring Cedric Hardwicke, Nova Pilbeam, John Mills GB
  • Reefer Madness, aka Tell Your Children, a cult exploitation film
  • The Singing Kid, starring Al Jolson
  • Stowaway, starring Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye
  • The Road to Glory, directed by Howard Hawks, starring Lionel Barrymore and Fredric March
  • The Walking Dead, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Boris Karloff
  • Sutters Gold, starring Edward Arnold
  • Three Godfathers, starring Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan
  • Redes, directed by Fred Zinnemann – Mexico
  • Small Town Girl, directed by William Wellman, starring Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, James Stewart
  • Sisters of the Gion no shimai, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
  • Yiddle with his Fiddle, starring Molly Picon Poland/U.S.
  • The Texas Rangers, directed by King Vidor, starring Fred MacMurray and Jack Oakie
  • The Story of Louis Pasteur, starring Paul Muni
  • Rose Marie, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
  • Sportszerelem Hungary
  • Too Many Parents, debut film for Frances Farmer
  • Secret Agent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring John Gielgud and Madeleine Carroll GB
  • Wife vs. Secretary, starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy
  • Whom the Gods Love, directed by Basil Dean, starring Stephen Haggard, Victoria Hopper – GB
  • Windbag the Sailor, starring Will Hay GB
  • Where Theres a Will, starring Will Hay – GB
  • Rembrandt, directed by Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton – GB
  • Satan Met a Lady, starring Warren William and Bette Davis
  • Theodora Goes Wild, starring Irene Dunne and Melvyn Douglas
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tod Slaughter GB
  • Sabotage, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Sylvia Sidney and Oskar Homolka – GB
  • Red River Valley, starring Gene Autry
  • These Three, starring Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea adapted from Lillian Hellman play The Childrens Hour
  • Road Gang, starring Donald Woods
  • Romeo and Juliet, starring Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Basil Rathbone
  • Tarzan Escapes, starring Johnny Weissmuller
  • Show Boat, starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan
  • Things to Come, directed by William Cameron Menzies, starring Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke GB
  • San Francisco, starring Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy
  • The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, starring Sylvia Sidney, Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda
  • A Woman Rebels, starring Katharine Hepburn and Herbert Marshall


                                     

5. Serials

  • Flash Gordon, starring Buster Crabbe
  • Shadow of Chinatown
  • Darkest Africa, starring Clyde Beatty
  • The Phantom Rider
  • The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
  • Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island, starring Ray Mala
  • Undersea Kingdom, starring Ray Corrigan
  • Custers Last Stand
  • Ace Drummond, starring John Dusty King
  • The Vigilantes Are Coming
  • The Clutching Hand
  • The Black Coin
                                     

6. Comedy film series

  • Charlie Chaplin 1914–1940
  • The Marx Brothers 1929–1946
  • The Three Stooges 1933–1962
  • Harold Lloyd 1913–1938
  • Our Gang 1922–1944
  • Wheeler & Woolsey 1929–1937
  • Harry Langdon 1924–1936
  • Buster Keaton 1917–1928
  • Lupino Lane 1915–1939
  • Laurel and Hardy 1927–1940


                                     

7. Animated short film series

  • Toby Tortoise Returns
  • The Country Cousin
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 1927–1938
  • Krazy Kat 1925–1940
  • Silly Symphonies
  • More Kittens
  • Mother Pluto
  • Three Little Wolves
  • Elmer Elephant
  • Felix the Cat 1919-1936
  • Mickey Mouse 1928–1953
  • Three Blind Mousketeers
  • Merrie Melodies 1931–1969
  • Color Rhapsodies 1934–1949
  • Meany, Miny, and Moe 1936–1937
  • Popeye 1933–1957
  • ComiColor Cartoons 1933-1936
  • Happy Harmonies 1934–1938
  • Screen Songs 1929–1938
  • Terrytoons 1930–1964
  • Looney Tunes 1930–1969
  • Scrappy 1931–1941
  • Betty Boop 1932–1939
  • Rainbow Parades 1935-1936
                                     

8. Births

  • March 1 – Georgina Spelvin, born Shelley Graham, American pornographic film actress
  • May 9
  • January 28 – Alan Alda, American actor
  • Glenda Jackson, English actress and politician
  • February 11 – Burt Reynolds, American actor d. 2018
  • May 1 – Daniele Huillet, French director d. 2006
  • February 14 – Andrew Prine, American actor
  • March 5 – Dean Stockwell, American actor
  • March 19 – Ursula Andress, Swiss actress
  • January 27 – Troy Donahue, American actor d. 2001
  • Albert Finney, English actor d. 2019
  • January 22 – Nyree Dawn Porter, English actress d. 2001
  • Frederic Forrest, American actor
  • December 8 – David Carradine, American actor and martial artist d. 2009
  • November 9 – Teddy Infuhr, American child actor d. 2007
  • June 4 – Bruce Dern, American actor
  • May 17 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and performance artist d. 2010
  • November 27 – Joel Barcellos, Brazilian actor d. 2018
  • October 16 – Irina Demick, French actress d. 2004
  • August 13 – Vyjayanthimala, Indian actress, politician, dancer and singer
  • August 25 – Hugh Hudson, English director
  • October 9 – Brian Blessed, English actor
  • July 5 – Shirley Knight, American actress
  • August 18 – Robert Redford, American actor and director
  • December 10 – Howard Smith, American journalist, director and producer d. 2014
  • December 22 – hector elizondo, American actor
  • October 24 – David Nelson, American actor, director and producer d. 2011
  • December 23
  • James Stacy, American actor d. 2016
  • December 25 – Ismail Merchant, Indian film producer d. 2005
  • December 29 – Mary Tyler Moore, American actress d. 2017
                                     

9. Deaths

  • April 6 – Vaino Lehmus, Finnish actor b. 1886
  • January 24 – Harry T. Morey, American actor b. 1873
  • September 14 – Irving Thalberg, American film producer b. 1899
  • October 17 – Suzanne Bianchetti, French actress b. 1889
  • June 17 – Henry B. Walthall, American actor b. 1878
  • July 11 - James Murray, American actor b. 1901
  • February 28 – Justus Hagman, Swedish actor b. 1859
  • January 9 – John Gilbert, American actor b. 1897
  • February 20 – Max Schreck, German actor b. 1879
                                     

10. Debuts

  • Tony Martin – Follow the Fleet
  • Margaret Rutherford – Dusty Ermine
  • Van Heflin – A Woman Rebels
  • Lloyd Bridges – Freshman Love
  • Gloria DeHaven – Modern Times
  • Anthony Quinn – The Milky Way
  • Judy Garland – Pigskin Parade