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1939 in film

See also: 1938 in film, other events of 1939, 1940 in film, list of 'years in film'.

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Top Grossing Films of the Year
3 Births
4 Deaths
5 Other Movies Released


Movie historians and film buffs often look back on the year 1939 as "the greatest year in film history." Hollywood was at the height of its Golden Age, and this particular year saw the release of an unusually large number of exceptional movies, many of which have been honored as memorable classics when multitudes of other films of the era have been largely forgotten.

Top Grossing Films of the Year

  1. Gone with the Wind, starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
  2. The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr
  3. Ninotchka, starring Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire and Bela Lugosi
  4. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver and Walter Brennan



Other Movies Released