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Not only was 1975 a big year for movies but it was also a big year for actors making their film debuts and the deaths of some truly great talent. Here is a snap shot of the American film industry.

Making Their Film Debuts:

  •     Kim Cattrall – Rosebud
  •     Tim CurryThe Rocky Horror Picture Show
  •     Brad Dourif – W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
  •     Laurence Fishburne – Cornbread, Earl and Me
  •     Carrie FisherShampoo
  •     Richard Gere – Report to the Commissioner
  •     Nastassja Kinski – The Wrong Move
  •     Christopher LloydOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  •     Mary Stuart Masterson – The Stepford Wives
  •     Bill Murray – Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle
  •     Kate Nelligan – The Romantic Englishwoman
  •     Bill Paxton – Crazy Mama
  •     Dennis Quaid – Crazy Mama
  •     Chris SarandonDog Day Afternoon
  •     Patrick Stewart – Hennessy
  •     John Travolta – The Devil’s Rain
  •     Treat Williams – Deadly Hero (filmed in 1975, released in May 1976)

 

Top-grossing Films

Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1 Jaws Universal Pictures $190,000,000
2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 20th Century Fox $112,892,319
3 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest United Artists $108,981,275
4 Dog Day Afternoon Warner Bros. $50,000,000
5 Shampoo Columbia Pictures $49,407,734
6 The Return of the Pink Panther United Artists $41,833,347
7 Funny Lady Columbia Pictures $39,000,000
8 The Apple Dumpling Gang Walt Disney Productions $36,853,000
9 Aloha, Bobby and Rose Columbia Pictures $35,000,000
10 The Other Side of the Mountain Universal Pictures $34,673,100

 

While The Rocky Horror Picture Show has accumulated revenue for years, technically it is still in its first release because it has never been withdrawn from distribution, and holds the record for the longest theatrical run in movie history.

 

Academy Award Winners

Best Picture: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Best Director: Miloš Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Best Actress: Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Best Supporting Actor: George Burns, The Sunshine Boys

Best Supporting Actress: Lee Grant, Shampoo

 

Among Those Who Died In 1975:

    Name Age Profession Notable films
Jan 1 Arthur Pierson 73 Director, Actor The Fighting O’Flynn
          Home Town Story
           
  9 Pierre Fresnay 77 Actor La Grande Illusion
          Le Corbeau
           
  18 Gertrude Olmstead 77 Actress The Boob
          The Monster
           
  21 Marie Lohr 84 Actress The Winslow Boy
          Great Catherine
           
  24 Larry Fine 72 Actor The Three Stooges
          4 for Texas
           
  27 Bill Walsh 61 Screenwriter, Producer Mary Poppins
          Bedknobs and Broomsticks
           
Feb 1 Richard Wattis 62 Actor The Longest Day
          The Man Who Knew Too Much
           
  11 Maria Balcerkie-wiczówna 71 Actress Vampires of Warsaw
          Augustus the Strong
           
  17 George Marshall 83 Director How the West Was Won
          Destry Rides Again
           
  20 Robert Strauss 61 Actor Stalag 17
          The Seven Year Itch
           
  20 Lillian Fontaine 88 Actress The Locket
          The Lost Weekend
           
Mar 3 Edward H. Griffith 86 Director Honeymoon in Bali
          Virginia
           
  4 Renée Björling 76 Actress Summer Interlude
          A Lesson in Love
           
  7 Ben Blue 73 Actor The Big Broadcast of 1938
          The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
           
  8 George Stevens 70 Director, Producer A Place in the Sun
          Giant
           
  9 Shirley Ross 62 Actress The Big Broadcast of 1938
          Thanks for the Memory
           
  14 Susan Hayward 57 Actress I Want to Live!
          The Snows of Kilimanjaro
           
  15 John H. Auer 68 Director, Producer Johnny Trouble
          City That Never Sleeps
           
  15 Arthur Crabtree 74 Director, Screenwriter Caravan
          Lilli Marlene
           
  19 Harry Lachman 88 Director Charlie Chan in Rio
          It Happened in Hollywood
           
  22 Cass Daley 59 Actress, Singer Riding High
          Ladies’ Man
           
  25 Michele Girardon 36 Actress The Lovers
          Hatari!
           
Apr 3 Mary Ure 42 Actress Where Eagles Dare
          Look Back in Anger
           
  5 Inez Courtney 67 Actress Clarence
          The 13th Man
           
  10 Marjorie Main 85 Actress Meet Me in St. Louis
          Ma and Pa Kettle
           
  13 Larry Parks 60 Actor The Jolson Story
          Down to Earth
           
  14 Fredric March 77 Actor The Best Years of Our Lives
          A Star Is Born
           
  15 Richard Conte 65 Actor The Godfather
          Ocean’s 11
           
  15 William Hartnell 67 Actor Hell Drivers
          Carry On Sergeant
           
  22 Mary Philips 74 Actress A Farewell to Arms
          Leave Her to Heaven
           
May 4 Moe Howard 77 Actor The Three Stooges
          Men in Black
           
  9 Philip Dorn 73 Actor Random Harvest
          I Remember Mama
           
June 3 Ozzie Nelson 69 Actor Sweetheart of the Campus
          The Impossible Years
           
  4 Evelyn Brent 75 Actress Underworld
          The Last Command
           
  6 Larry Blyden 49 Actor On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
          Kiss Them for Me
           
  28 Rod Serling 50 Screenwriter Seven Days in May
          Planet of the Apes
           
July 2 James Robertson Justice 68 Actor The Guns of Navarone
          Moby Dick
           
  20 Richard Gaines 70 Actor Double Indemnity
          The More the Merrier
           
  28 Alfred L. Werker 78 Director The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
          Repeat Performance
           
Aug 2 Jean Yarbrough 73 Director Inside Job
          Shed No Tears
           
  7 Phyllis Povah 82 Actress The Women
          Pat and Mike
           
  23 Sidney Buchman 73 Screenwriter Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
          Here Comes Mr. Jordan
           
  23 Hank Patterson 86 Actor The Arizona Kid
          Tarantula
           
  25 Joseph Kane 81 Director King of the Cowboys
          Flame of Barbary Coast
           
  29 Bob Baker 64 Actor The Singing Outlaw
          The Phantom Stage
           
Sept 9 John McGiver 61 Actor The Manchurian Candidate
          Midnight Cowboy
           
  19 Pamela Brown 58 Actress Lust for Life
          Becket
           
  24 Clive Morton 71 Actor The Moonraker
          Kind Hearts and Coronets
           
  27 Mark Frechette 27 Actor Zabriskie Point
          Many Wars Ago
           
Oct 18 Al Lettieri 47 Actor The Godfather
          The Getaway
           
  24 Martin Boddey 68 Actor Carry on Sergeant
          Carry on Nurse
           
  31 Joseph Calleia 78 Actor, Singer After the Thin Man
          Touch of Evil
           
Nov 2 Pier Paolo Pasolini 53 Director, Screenwriter, Actor The Hawks and the Sparrows
          Teorema
           
  4 Sheila Ryan 54 Actress Dressed to Kill
          Song of Texas
           
  5 Annette Kellerman 88 Actress Venus of the South Seas
          A Daughter of the Gods
           
  17 Kay Johnson 70 Actress Dynamite
          Of Human Bondage
           
Dec 9 William A. Wellman 79 Director Wings
          Battleground
           
  13 Cyril Delevanti 88 Actor Mary Poppins
          Soylent Green
           
  14 Arthur Treacher 81 Actor Thank You, Jeeves!
          Heidi
           
  20 William Lundigan 61 Actor The House on Telegraph Hill
          Love Nest
           
  21 Rowland V. Lee 84 Director Son of Frankenstein
          Captain Kidd
           
  24 Bernard Herrmann 64 Composer Psycho
          Taxi Driver

 

The Greatest Films of 1975

 

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Barry Lyndon (UK)

D: Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s lengthy tale – the tragic exploits of a scheming Irish rogue named Redmond Barry (Ryan O’Neal) to enter the 18th century aristocracy by marrying a rich widow, captured the Oscar for Best Cinematography. It was one of the most visually-beautiful films ever made. The lush, opulent, romanticized views of English countryside landscapes often dominated the screen, carefully composed as artistic paintings and appearing similar to the works of English portrait and landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough. When the camera pulled back, characters were often dwarfed by the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings. Technical innovations in some indoor scenes involved using only natural lighting – the golden illumination from candles.

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The Day of the Locust

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The Day of the Locust

D: John Schlesinger

A drama directed by John Schlesinger, and starring William Atherton, Karen Black, Donald Sutherland, and Geraldine Page. The screenplay by Waldo Salt is based on the 1939 novel of the same title by Nathanael West

The dark side of Hollywood in the 1930’s is revealed through the confict-filled lives of a novice art director, an ambitious hustler and an accountant. Burgess Meredith was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Based on Nathaniel West’s novel.

 

 

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Dog Day Afternoon

D: Sidney Lumet

On the blistering afternoon of August 22, 1972, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank — the frantic master-mind Sonny (Academy Award-winner Al Pacino”Scent of a Woman”, “Carlito’s Way”), and his slow-witted buddy Sal (John Cazale”The Godfather“, “The Deer Hunter“). But then the cops arrive. The crowds arrive. The TV cameras arrive. Even the pizza man arrives. As their heist turns into a circus, Sonny and Sal’s notoriety grows, and their chances for survival shrink. Pacino teams with his “Serpico” director Sidney Lumet (“The Verdict“, “Prince of the City”) for a jolting comedy-drama that earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and a win for Frank Pierson’s streetwise screenplay based on a real-life incident. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time. “Funny…vivid…Lumet’s most accurate, most flamboyant New York movie” raves The New York Times of this box-office hit.

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Jaws

D: Steven Spielberg

From the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley and with a thrilling, memorable and rousing score by John Williams. A Great White Shark terrorizes a popular Massachusetts seaside resort area, Amity Island (fictional), during the summer tourist season in this action/adventure/horror classic, a quintessential summer blockbuster film from Steven Spielberg. Surprise attacks on the New England coast (partially set over Independence Day), in which the monstrous man-eater preys on the unsuspecting inhabitants and vacationers alike, are truly frightening and scary. Three unlikely partners team up on a suspenseful ‘fishing trip’ to hunt down the rogue and destroy it: the new chief of police from New York (Roy Scheider), a young university-educated oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss), and a crusty, grizzled old-time fisherman (Robert Shaw) resembling the obsessed Ahab in the Moby Dick tale.

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The Man Who Would Be King (UK)

D: John Huston

An old-fashioned, rousing costume adventure film and morality tale told in flashback from writer/director John Huston and based on Anglo-Indian novelist Rudyard Kipling’s (Christopher Plummer) short story tale. [Huston had originally wanted to make the film in the 1940s, with Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable in the lead roles as soldiers of fortune.] Shot on location in Morocco, it is about two roguish British soldiers-adventurers, Peachy Carnehan (Michael Caine) and Daniel Dravot (Sean Connery) at the turn of the century who set out from Raj-ruled India. While serving as military officers in the remote city of Kafiristan in E. Afghanistan (a province now called Nuristan), the pair are mistaken for gods or kings by the people in the priest cult, when an arrow from a renegade attack strikes Daniel’s chest, but he survives without injury. Rather than actually being immortal, the arrow struck his bandolier and failed to penetrate into his flesh and wound him. The natives believe him to be the incarnation of Alexander the Great, and Daniel himself begins to arrogantly believe in his own divinity, and his right to take their rich royal treasures from the holy city of Sikandergul. Peachy, on the other hand, suspects that eventually their fraud will be found out, and attempts to get Daniel to give up the delusion and leave before calamity strikes. But Daniel insists on taking a native wife named Roxanne (Shakira Caine, Michael’s real-life wife in her screen debut). The marriage turns out to be a disaster, because Roxanne, in fear of marrying a god, bites Daniel’s face and draws blood – thereby exposing the two as mortals. As the two flee the city and its outraged natives, Daniel is killed when he falls to his death from a rope bridge into a deep gorge, while Peachy is caught, tortured and crucified, and left for dead. He eventually survives and returns to England where he tells his story to Rudyard Kipling.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (UK)

D: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

The silly, chaotic, sick joke-filled and zany Monty Python troupe, a close modern equivalent to the Marx Brothers, first appeared in their late 60s BBC-TV show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Afterwards, the group compiled a retelling of the show’s sketches for the big screen in And Now For Something Completely Different (1971). This was their second film and first feature-length film – a raucous, anarchic retelling of the Middle Ages legend of King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his quest, that skewered medieval action epics, mythology, war, religion, the Arthurian legend, Camelot and more. The opening credits in this popular, outrageous, and original cult film slowly give way to mock Swedish titles, and drift into ravings about the moose and its virtues, before grinding to a halt with: “We apologize for the fault in the subtitles. Those responsible have been sacked.” The opening credits resume, but still with odd credits added for everything from “Moose Costumes” to “Moose trained to mix concrete and sign complicated insurance forms,” which is followed by another apology: “The directors of the firm hired to continue the credits after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked. The credits have been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.” Their style of humor was best exemplified by the comically-gruesome encounter with the unbelievably persistent Black Knight (John Cleese), who still insists on fighting (“It’s just a flesh wound”) after his limbs have been hacked off by King Arthur. Many fans can instantly recite many of the memorable scenes, vignettes and set-pieces, such as the “Bring Out Your Dead” scene, or the rude, taunting Frenchman, a bloodthirsty killer rabbit, and the tree-shaped Knights who say “Ni.” Over the years, the troupe’s popularity would grow with additional Monty Python films, such as Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979),and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983).

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Nashville

D: Robert Altman

Altman’s great country-music, Bicentennial epic length drama, set in the capital city of Nashville – a microcosm of America, was summed up in one of the film’s lyrics: “We must be doing something right to last 200 years.” It was one of the great American films of the 1970s with its multi-level, original, tragic-comedic epic study of American culture, show-business, leadership and politics. Altman was cynically commenting upon the confused state of American society with its political emptiness and showy commercialism. The business of country-western music co-existed with the election campaign of an unseen, independent (populist) party candidate. It was told as an intricate, free-form, impressionistic, intertwining tale, tangentially linking together twenty-four protagonists who arrived on the scene to be part of the Nashville showbiz crowd, and appeared at a pop concert and a political rally for the “Replacement Party.” Colorful characters, both performers and audience members in the mosaic-style film, converge in a massive traffic jam and were present during a violent assassination scene by the film’s conclusion: Presidential hopeful Hal Philip Walker, frail, crooning country western sweetheart Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley), singing rival Connie White (Karen Black), folk-singing lecherous lover Tom Frank (Keith Carradine), BBC tele-journalist Opal (Geraldine Chaplin), a groupie from LA (Shelley Duvall), and master of ceremonies Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson). A satirical film that commented upon religion, politics, sex, violence, and the materialistic culture. Altman keenly observed the differing agendas of the characters – companionship and/or sex, a shot at stardom or political advancement, and musical aspirations, to name a few. Notice the multiple means of communication to connect the characters (phone calls, tape recordings, radio and TV, and P.A. announcements), and that most of them performed somewhere or another.

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Night Moves

D: Arthur Penn

A neo-noir film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, and features early career appearances by Melanie Griffith and James Woods. Los Angeles private investigator Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter. Moseby tracks the daughter down, only to stumble upon something much more intriguing and sinister.

Although Night Moves was not considered particularly successful at the time of its release, it has attracted viewers and significant critical attention following its videotape and DVD releases.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

D: Milos Forman

The mid-70s baby-boomers’ counter-culture was ripe for a film dramatizing rebellion and insubordination against oppressive bureaucracy, and an insistence upon rights, self-expression and freedom. A compelling, socially-conscious portrait of mental institution patients pitted the protagonist against a tyrannical, sinister head nurse, cinematically adapted from Ken Kesey’s celebrated 1962 novel. A free-spirited, ebullient, rebellious convict Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), an energetic, flamboyant, wise-guy anti-hero, feigned insanity to avoid a jail sentence, and was incarcerated in an insane asylum. His crazed struggles against oppression, the status-quo, conformity and the manipulative, authoritarian Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) symbolized the rebellious 60’s era. He served as a catalyst and invigorating inspiration for the subdued, troubled patients against the mental institution (“the cuckoo’s nest”). When he protested the arbitrary and heavy-handed rules about watching the World Series, and illegally staged both a fishing trip and a drinking party in the ward – he found that his rebellious struggle was hopeless and powerless, capped by his own zombie-producing, paralyzing lobotomy. He was taken down and paid the ultimate price for his messianic, outrageous non-conformity. The strong and silent Indian Chief Bromden (Will Sampson) that he had befriended relieved his pitiful misery.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (Australia)

D: Peter Weir

Adapted by Cliff Green from the 1967 novel of the same name by Joan Lindsay, who was deliberately ambiguous about whether the events really took place, although the story is in fact entirely fictitious.  In the early 1900s, Miranda (Anne Lambert) attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine’s Day, the school’s typically strict headmistress (Rachel Roberts) treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It’s not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers (Vivean Gray) have disappeared mysteriously.

Picnic at Hanging Rock was a commercial and critical success.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (UK)

D: Jim Sharman

Perhaps the most popular cult film of all time, this low-budget, campy horror rock musical from writer/director Jim Sharman initially bombed at the box-office. One of the longest-running films of all time, the bizarre film honors (and gently spoofs) the horror and science fiction genres of the past (RKO Pictures’ King Kong (1933), Forbidden Planet (1956), The Wizard of Oz (1939), the Hercules films, The Day of the Triffids (1962), the classic “atomic age” sci-fi horror of the ’50s, such as It Came From Outer Space (1951), and, of course, Frankenstein (1931)). The film was based on the 1973 British musical stage play The Rocky Horror Show by playwright/composer Richard O’Brien (who also plays the butler named Riff Raff), about a haunted house inhabited by transexual aliens. The strange tale follows a straight-laced, wholesome, newly-engaged couple, Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick in his feature film debut) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) who are forced to take refuge in a spooky mansion/castle on a rainy night when their car has a flat tire. The two are brought into a world of subversiveness by the bisexual host – the carnivorous “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist whose dream is to create the perfect man named Rocky “with blond hair and a tan.” The film features catchy, overtly-sexual songs like “The Time Warp,” “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me,” and “Sweet Transvestite.” When the film began to play at midnight showings in Greenwich Village in April 1976, the film was revived as a multi-media, audience participatory experience and exploded as a worldwide phenomenon for many years.

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Shampoo

D: Hal Ashby

A satirical romantic comedy-drama film written by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, and directed by Hal Ashby. It stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill, and, in a first film appearance, Carrie Fisher.

The the film was nominated for four Academy Awards® and has been chosen as one of the American Film Institute’s 100 Funniest Movies. George is one of L.A.’s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his clients look and feel better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill (Goldie Hawn) to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester (Jack Warden) for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife (Lee Grant), his mistress (Julie Christie) and his teenage daughter (Carrie Fisher). Can George resist temptation and settle down with Jill or will he get tangled up in even more scandalous affairs?

Upon its release, the film generally received positive reviews from critics who lauded its talented cast and sharp, satirical writing. Praise was not universal; some critics, including Roger Ebert, pronounced it a disappointment.

Commercially, Shampoo was a great success. Produced on a budget of $4 million, the film grossed $49,407,734 domestically and $60 million at the worldwide box office. It was the fourth most successful film of 1975 by box office takings, beaten only by Jaws, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Tommy (UK)

D: Ken Russell

A musical fantasy drama film based upon The Who’s 1969 rock opera album Tommy. The film featured a star-studded ensemble cast, including the band members themselves (most notably, lead singer Roger Daltrey, who plays the title role), Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Elton John, and Jack Nicholson.

This is the story of Tommy, who, when just a boy of six, witnessed the murder of his father by his mother (Ann-Margret) and her lover (Oliver Reed). They command him, “You didn’t hear it, you didn’t see it, and you won’t say anything to anyone…” As a result, the traumatized boy retreats into the shadows of his mind and becomes deaf, dumb and blind. Growing into manhood, Tommy (Roger Daltrey) is subjected to several bizarre cure attempts by The Acid Queen (Tina Turner), the Preacher (Eric Clapton), and the Specialist (Jack Nicholson). In spite of his handicap, Tommy defeats the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) and becomes the champ, attaining a devoted following. When he is finally cured, he is hailed by his fans as a “Messiah.”

Roger Ebert gave the film three stars out of four, and praised Ann-Margret as being “simply great as Tommy’s mother”. He called the pinball tournament sequence “the movie’s best single scene: a pulsating, orgiastic turn-on edited with the precision of a machine gun burst.”[

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