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0 Adam s Rib (1949) Adam's Rib genre Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance Adam's Rib tell story about " Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband." Adam's Rib directed by: Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell
1 The Third Man (1949) The Third Man genre Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller The Third Man tell story about " Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime." The Third Man directed by: Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard
2 Samson and Delilah (1949) Samson and Delilah genre Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History Samson and Delilah tell story about " When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret." Samson and Delilah directed by: Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury
3 Little Women (1949) Little Women genre Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance Little Women tell story about " The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. Despite harsh times, they cling... See full summary » " Little Women directed by: Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor
4 Thieves Highway (1949) Thieves' Highway genre Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller Thieves' Highway tell story about " A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw." Thieves' Highway directed by: Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence
5 Holiday Affair (1949) Holiday Affair genre Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance Holiday Affair tell story about " A young widow is romanced by a sales clerk whom she inadvertently got fired." Holiday Affair directed by: Director: Don Hartman | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey, Gordon Gebert
6 On the Town (1949) On the Town genre Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance On the Town tell story about " Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up." On the Town directed by: Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller
7 Malaya (1949) Malaya genre Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir Malaya tell story about " Newspaperman Royer convinces government officials of a plan to obtain rubber by stealing it out from under the Japanese. Carnahan is let out of prison to help." Malaya directed by: Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Valentina Cortese, Sydney Greenstreet
8 Twelve O Clock High (1949) Twelve O'Clock High genre Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, War Twelve O'Clock High tell story about " A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape." Twelve O'Clock High directed by: Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell
9 Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) Sands of Iwo Jima genre Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, Romance Sands of Iwo Jima tell story about " A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima." Sands of Iwo Jima directed by: Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker
10 White Heat (1949) White Heat genre Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama White Heat tell story about " A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn." White Heat directed by: Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly
11 The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) The Doolins of Oklahoma genre Passed | 90 min | Western The Doolins of Oklahoma tell story about " Former Dalton gang member Bill Doolin puts together his own bank-robbing gang but federal Marshals are closing in." The Doolins of Oklahoma directed by: Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Randolph Scott, George Macready, Louise Allbritton, John Ireland
12 The Heiress (1949) The Heiress genre Passed | 115 min | Drama, Romance The Heiress tell story about " A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter." The Heiress directed by: Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins
13 The Fountainhead (1949) The Fountainhead genre Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance The Fountainhead tell story about " An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards." The Fountainhead directed by: Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith
14 The Window (1949) The Window genre Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller The Window tell story about " To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9 year old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, no one will believe him." The Window directed by: Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart
15 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) She Wore a Yellow Ribbon genre Unrated | 90 min | Western She Wore a Yellow Ribbon tell story about " Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled." She Wore a Yellow Ribbon directed by: Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson
16 Batman and Robin (1949) Batman and Robin genre Approved | 263 min | Action, Adventure, Crime Batman and Robin tell story about " The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind." Batman and Robin directed by: Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams, Lyle Talbot
17 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad (1949) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad genre Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad tell story about " An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"." The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad directed by: Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish
18 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Kind Hearts and Coronets genre Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Crime Kind Hearts and Coronets tell story about " A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession." Kind Hearts and Coronets directed by: Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood
19 Whisky Galore (1949) Whisky Galore genre Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime Whisky Galore tell story about " Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship." Whisky Galore directed by: Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton
20 All the King s Men (1949) All the King's Men genre Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir All the King's Men tell story about " The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal." All the King's Men directed by: Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek
21 Mighty Joe Young (1949) Mighty Joe Young genre Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Mighty Joe Young tell story about " A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch." Mighty Joe Young directed by: Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young
22 Battleground (1949) Battleground genre Approved | 118 min | Action, War, Drama Battleground tell story about " A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge." Battleground directed by: Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy
23 The Blue Lagoon (1949) The Blue Lagoon genre Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance The Blue Lagoon tell story about " Two children are shipwrecked on a desert-island and fall in love while growing up together." The Blue Lagoon directed by: Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks, Peter Rudolph Jones
24 Bitter Rice (1949) Bitter Rice genre Not Rated | 108 min | Drama Bitter Rice tell story about " Two criminals on the run end up working in a rice field and decide to recruit other workers for their next robbery." Bitter Rice directed by: Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone
25 D O A (1949) D.O.A. genre Approved | 77 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery D.O.A. tell story about " Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why." D.O.A. directed by: Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland
26 A Letter to Three Wives (1949) A Letter to Three Wives genre Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance A Letter to Three Wives tell story about " A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands...but she does not say which one." A Letter to Three Wives directed by: Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas
27 Late Spring (1949) Late Spring genre Not Rated | 108 min | Drama Late Spring tell story about " Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father." Late Spring directed by: Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura
28 I Was a Male War Bride (1949) I Was a Male War Bride genre Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, War I Was a Male War Bride tell story about " After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act." I Was a Male War Bride directed by: Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart
29 Under Capricorn (1949) Under Capricorn genre Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance Under Capricorn tell story about " A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets." Under Capricorn directed by: Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton
30 Streets of Laredo (1949) Streets of Laredo genre Approved | 93 min | Western Streets of Laredo tell story about " An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies." Streets of Laredo directed by: Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix
31 The Stratton Story (1949) The Stratton Story genre Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance The Stratton Story tell story about " Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms." The Stratton Story directed by: Director: Sam Wood | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead
32 Stray Dog (1949) Stray Dog genre Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery Stray Dog tell story about " During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol." Stray Dog directed by: Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi
33 Criss Cross (1949) Criss Cross genre Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir Criss Cross tell story about " An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route." Criss Cross directed by: Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally
34 Pinky (1949) Pinky genre Approved | 102 min | Drama Pinky tell story about " A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race." Pinky directed by: Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan
35 Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) Ma and Pa Kettle genre 76 min | Comedy Ma and Pa Kettle tell story about " On the verge of being evicted from their run-down farmhouse, the large Kettle family is given a new, modern home after Pa wins a contest, but he is accused of plagiarizing his winning slogan by a jealous local woman." Ma and Pa Kettle directed by: Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall
36 The Secret Garden (1949) The Secret Garden genre Approved | 92 min | Drama, Family The Secret Garden tell story about " A girl is sent to live with her uncle on his estate when her parents die. There she discovers much intrigue, family history and secrets and personal baggage. In particular, a screaming child and...a secret garden." The Secret Garden directed by: Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell, Gladys Cooper
37 Neptune s Daughter (1949) Neptune's Daughter genre Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance Neptune's Daughter tell story about " A swimsuit fashion designer is determined to protect her scatterbrained sister from a South American heart-breaker, but a case of mistaken identity complicates matters." Neptune's Daughter directed by: Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban, Betty Garrett
38 Landfall (1949) Landfall genre 86 min | Drama, War Landfall tell story about " Rick (Michael Denison) is a costal command pilot patrolling the English Channel for U-Boats. He sinks what he believes is a German submarine, but which later proves to be British. He is ... See full summary » " Landfall directed by: Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Michael Denison, Patricia Plunkett, Edith Sharpe, Margaret Barton
39 Knock on Any Door (1949) Knock on Any Door genre 12 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir Knock on Any Door tell story about " Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary » " Knock on Any Door directed by: Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts
40 Champion (1949) Champion genre Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport Champion tell story about " Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people." Champion directed by: Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart
41 The Great Gatsby (1949) The Great Gatsby genre 91 min | Drama The Great Gatsby tell story about " A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin." The Great Gatsby directed by: Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey
42 Le Silence de la Mer (1949) Le Silence de la Mer genre Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War Le Silence de la Mer tell story about " 1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary » " Le Silence de la Mer directed by: Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe
43 In the Good Old Summertime (1949) In the Good Old Summertime genre Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance In the Good Old Summertime tell story about " It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is ... See full summary » " In the Good Old Summertime directed by: Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington
44 The Set Up (1949) The Set-Up genre Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport The Set-Up tell story about " Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match." The Set-Up directed by: Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter
45 Too Late for Tears (1949) Too Late for Tears genre Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir Too Late for Tears tell story about " Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder." Too Late for Tears directed by: Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy
46 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff (1949) Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff genre 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff tell story about " Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect." Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff directed by: Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert
47 Strange Bargain (1949) Strange Bargain genre 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir Strange Bargain tell story about " Sam Wilson is having a hard time making ends meet. When he asks his boss for a raise, he finds out that the company is closing down and he'll be out of a job. His boss decides to commit ... See full summary » " Strange Bargain directed by: Director: Will Price | Stars: Martha Scott, Jeffrey Lynn, Harry Morgan, Katherine Emery
48 Madame Bovary (1949) Madame Bovary genre Passed | 114 min | Drama, Romance Madame Bovary tell story about " A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts." Madame Bovary directed by: Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan
49 Impact (1949) Impact genre Unrated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir Impact tell story about " A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy." Impact directed by: Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker