The Best Movies Of 1949
Here we collected the best movies from 1949 in order of popularity
The Adventures of Tobisuke
Tobisuke, puppeteer in Kyôtô, saves O-fuku's life. Wounded in the head, it can now count to three. O-fuku invited him to meet her mother so she can heals him with a golden fruit. But O-fuku and Tobisu...
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name is called The Wind in the Willows. J. The owner of Toad Hall is prone to fads. It is up to his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger, to save him from himself, because...
Long before he became producer/director of The Tonight Show, Fred DeCordova helmed the Universal meller Illegal Entry. Howard Duff, who later worked with DeCordova on the TV series Mr. Adams and Eve, ...
That Forsyte Woman
Soames and Irene Forsyte have a marriage of convenience. Young Jolyon Forsyte is a black sheep who ran away with the maid after his wife's death. Teenager June Forsyte has found love with an artist, P...
The Reformation of St. Jules
Author Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) casually narrates his uncanny 1937 tale. 'Audible skywriting' and its unintended consequences are the unlikely subject, effectively undercut by a surprise ending....
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. turns outs t...
Pikku pelimannista viulun kuninkaaksi
Directed by Toivo Särkä, the music-filled drama Little Gymph to the King of the Violin (1949) tells the story of Olavi (Heimo Haitto), who, after arriving at an orphanage, sets out in search of his mo...
The Quiet Duel
Toshir Mifune plays a young idealistic doctor who works at his father's clinic in a small and seedy district. He contracted the disease from the blood of a patient when he cut himself during an operat...
Huset nr 17
The sailor Calle Svensson gets a tip on a cheap hotel from a stranger. But Calle walks to the wrong house. And finds a dead man in the bed, stolen passports and signs of trafficking in a cupboard.
Begun in Austria in 1944/45, finished and released in 1949, this is a biography of the minor Austrian composer Carl Michael Ziehrer, who overcomes hypersensitivity in competitive situations which lea...
City Across the River
Brooklyn youth Frank Cusack, good son and brother by day, is a gang member by night. The Dukes, seemingly likable dead-end-kids, are dangerously involved with racketeer Gaggsy Steens. Despite the effo...
Celia: The Sinister Affair of Poor Aunt Nora
A private detective (Bruce Lester) and an aspiring actress (Hy Hazell) join forces to thwart a man's scheme to murder his wealthy--and much older--wife. British thriller, directed by Francis Searle.
Begone Dull Care
Begone Dull Care shines with his masterful use of scratching and painting on film stock. In Begone Dull Care, McLaren adds complexity to Lye’s compositions, emphasising sound/visual synchronisation an...
Siren of Atlantis
Two Foreign Legion soldiers, Jean (Dennis O'Keefe) and Andre (Jean Pierre Aumont), accidentally discover the famed lost continent of Atlantis. Bewitched by the sultry, beauty of the Queen of Atlantis ...
The Last Bandit
About to marry Jim Plummer, Kate Foley runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In Bannock City sh...
The Lost People
Set in a German theatre after the Second World War, two British soldiers are holding a disparate and hostile band of refugees in this theatre, prior to returning them to their homelands. The soldiers ...
Le Secret de Mayerling
On the morning of January 30, 1889, the Archduke Rodolphe de Habsbourg and his mistress Marie Vetsera were found dead. The remains of Rodolphe are discreetly repatriated to Hofburg, while that of Mary...
La hija del penal
A young woman who was born and grew up on an island prison-colony decides to move to the island and try life in the real world. Romance, bad luck and astonishing coincidences wait in her path.
Catherine lives with her distant father. Sloper in New York. Her days are filled with needlepoint. Morris Townsend is a social climber with an eye on the spinster's heart and substantial inheritance.
The Story of Seabiscuit
Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, Shawn takes ...
For Scent-imental Reasons
Pepé Le Pew invades a Parisian perfumery, where he sniffs the various scents. The shopkeeper runs in horror and recruits a female cat to run the skunk out of the shop. She tosses the cat inside, and a...
The Daring Caballero
Daring Cabellero was the third of producer Phil Krasne's Cisco Kid "B" westerns. Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo return as Cisco and Pancho, roles they'd carry over into a popular 1950s TV series. Onc...
Renegades of the Sage
The plot finds Steve/Durango attempting to capture ex-Civil War guerilla fighter Miller (Trevor Bardette), who may be the man who's been going around knocking down telegraph wires.
It took a lot of courage to set up a new production company devoted to "B" westerns in 1949, a year when the genre was showing signs of winding down. Filmed in Trucolor, Stallion Canyon was the maiden...
An imaginative boy who frequently makes things up witnesses a murder, but can't get his parents or the police to believe him. The only people taking him seriously are the killers - who live upstairs, ...
A Royal Affair
Mme Beaudrier, the wife of a Parliamentary Senator, hurls a pastry at visiting King Joan IV of Cerdagne, sparking off a series of farcical events involving all levels of the government and their mistr...