Cinema 1946: You Must Remember This…Popular Movies, Stars, Trends, Events

Box-Office Champions

The Best Years of Our Lives, $11.3 million  (Best Picture Oscar Winner)

Song of the South, 12.8 million

Duel in the Sun, 11.3

The Jolson Story,  7.6

Blue Skies, 5.7

The Yearling,  5.2

The Razor’s Edge, 5.0

Notorious, 4.8

The Green Years, 4.6

Easy to Wed, 4.5


Till the Clouds Roll By, 4.5

Two Years Before Mast, 4.4

The Harvey Girls, 4.35

Saratoga Trunk, 4.25

Margie, 4.1

Holiday in Mexico, 4.0

The Kid from Brooklyn, 4.0

Night and Day, 4.0

The Postman Always Rings Twice, 4.0

Smoky, 4.0

Ziegfeld Follies, The, 4.0


Best Actress:

Oscar: Olivia De Havilland, To Have and Have Not

N.Y. Film Critics Circle: Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter

National Board: Anna Magnani, Open City

Cannes Film Fest (first year): Michelle Morgan, Symphonie Pastorale

Golden Globes: Rosalind Russell, Sister Kenny

Venice Fest: No acting awards


Best Actor:

Oscar: Fredric March, The Best Years of Our Lives

N.Y. Film Critics Circle: Laurence Olivier, Henry V

National Board:  Laurence Olivier, Henry V

Cannes Film Fest (first year): Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend

Golden Globes: Gregory Peck, The Yearling

Venice Fest: No acting awards