Oscar Movies: One Hundred Men and a Girl (aka 100 Men and a Girl)

Oscar Nominations: 5

Best Picture, produced by Charles R. Rogers and Joe Pasternak
Original Story: Hans Kraly
Sound Recording: Homer G. Tasker
Film Editing: Bernard W. Burton
Score: Charles Previn

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context

In 1937, nine other movies competed with “One Hundred Men and a Girl” for the Best Picture, including Warner biopic “The Life of Emile Zola,” which won the top award, Leo McCarey’s marital comedy “The Awful Truth” with six nominations, and Gregory La Cava’s backstage drama, “Stage Door,” with four.

The other nominees were: William Wyler’s social drama set in a New York City slum “Dead End,” the Pearl Buck literary adaptation “The Good Earth,” Frank Capra’s utopian comedy “Lost Horizon,” Henry King’s adventure “In Old Chicago,” and the first version of “A Star Is Born.”

Next to “Life of Emile Zola,” the most-nominated films were Fox’s adventure “In Old Chicago” and “A Star Is Born.” Only one of the ten nominated pictures was a comedy, Leo McCarey’s sublime screwball, “The Awful Truth,” co-starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne at their very best.

The Oscars were spread among eight films; the only two pictures that didn’t win any award were “Dead End” and “Stage Door.” The Original Story Oscar was won by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson for “A Star Is Born,” the Sound Award by Thomas Moulton for “The Hurricane,” and Film Editing by Gene Havlic and Gene Milford for “Lost Horizon.”