1949 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1949

Notable Films Released in 1949

U.S.A. unless stated


  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • The Accused, starring Loretta Young and Robert Cummings
  • Adam's Rib, directed by George Cukor, starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, David Wayne, Tom Ewell, Judy Holliday
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, narrated by Basil Rathbone and Bing Crosby
  • Africa Screams, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • Alexander Popov, starring Nikolai Cherkasov - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Alias Nick Beal, starring Ray Milland and Audrey Totter
  • All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, starring Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge
  • Always Leave Them Laughing, starring Milton Berle and Bert Lahr
  • Any Number Can Play, starring Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Audrey Totter
  • Aventurera (Adventuress) - (Mexico)


  • The Barkleys of Broadway, the last of 10 films starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
  • Barsaat (Rain), directed by and starring Raj Kapoor - (India)
  • Battleground, starring Van Johnson, Ricardo Montalbán, George Murphy
  • The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, starring Betty Grable
  • Begone Dull Care, experimental animated film featuring music of Oscar Peterson - (Canada)
  • Beyond the Forest, starring Bette Davis
  • The Big Cat, starring Preston Foster, Forrest Tucker, Peggy Ann Garner
  • The Big Steal, starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Patric Knowles
  • Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro), starring Vittorio Gassman and Silvana Mangano - (Italy)
  • The Blue Lagoon, starring Jean Simmons - (Britain)
  • Border Incident, starring Ricardo Montalbán
  • Boys from the Streets (Gategutter) - (Norway)
  • The Bribe, starring Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, John Hodiak


  • Canadian Pacific, starring Randolph Scott and Jane Wyatt
  • Caught, directed by Max Ophüls, starring Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Ryan
  • Champion, starring Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell
  • Chicken Every Sunday, directed by George Seaton, starring Dan Dailey and Celeste Holm
  • The Chiltern Hundreds, directed by John Paddy Carstairs - (Britain)
  • Christopher Columbus, directed by David MacDonald, starring Frederic March - (Britain)
  • City Across the River, starring Stephen McNally
  • Colorado Territory, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Joel McCrea and Virginia Mayo
  • Come to the Stable, starring Loretta Young and Celeste Holm
  • Criss Cross, starring Burt Lancaster and Yvonne De Carlo
  • Crows and Sparrows (Wuya yu maque), directed by Zheng Junli - (China)


  • A Dangerous Profession, starring George Raft and Ella Raines
  • Distant Journey (Daleká cesta) - (Czechoslovakia)


  • East Side, West Side, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, James Mason, Van Heflin, Nancy Davis
  • Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, starring Spencer Tracy and Deborah Kerr
  • Easy Living, starring Victor Mature and Lucille Ball
  • The Emperor of Capri (L'imperatore di Capri), directed by Luigi Comencini - (Italy)
  • The Emperor's Nightingale (Císařův slavík), an animated film narrated by Boris Karloff - (Czechoslovakia)


  • Father was a Fullback, starring Fred MacMurray
  • Flamingo Road, starring Joan Crawford
  • For Them That Trespass, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, starring Richard Todd - (Britain)
  • The Fountainhead, directed by King Vidor, starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal


  • Give Us This Day, directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Sam Wanamaker - (Britain)
  • The Great Gatsby, starring Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Ruth Hussey
  • The Great Madcap (El Gran Calavera), directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Fernando Soler - (Mexico)


  • Hardly a Criminal (Apenas un delincuente), directed by Hugo Fregonese - (Argentina)
  • The Hasty Heart, starring Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal - (U.S./Britain)
  • The Heiress, directed by William Wyler, starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Miriam Hopkins
  • Holiday Affair, starring Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh
  • Home of the Brave, starring Jeff Corey
  • House of Strangers, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Edward G. Robinson, Richard Conte, Susan Hayward


  • I Married a Communist, starring Laraine Day and Robert Ryan
  • I Shot Jesse James, starring Preston Foster and John Ireland
  • I Was a Male War Bride, starring Cary Grant
  • Impact, starring Brian Donlevy and Ella Raines
  • In the Good Old Summertime, starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson
  • In the Name of the Law (In nome della legge), directed by Pietro Germi - (Italy)
  • The Inspector General, starring Danny Kaye
  • The Interrupted Journey, starring Richard Todd and Valerie Hobson - (Britain)
  • Intruder in the Dust, directed by Clarence Brown
  • It Happens Every Spring, starring Ray Milland
  • It's Not Cricket directed by Alfred Roome, starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne - (Britain)


  • Johnny Stool Pigeon, starring Shelley Winters and Howard Duff
  • Jolson Sings Again, starring Larry Parks and Barbara Hale
  • Jour de fête (Festival Day), directed by and starring Jacques Tati - (France)


  • Kind Hearts and Coronets, directed by Robert Hamer, starring Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson - (Britain)
  • King of the Rocket Men, starring Tristram Coffin and Mae Clarke


  • Late Spring (Banshun), directed by Yasujirō Ozu - (Japan)
  • Life (Vazhkai), directed by A. V. Meiyappan, starring Vyjayanthimala in her screen debut - (India)
  • A Letter to Three Wives, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Paul Douglas, Kirk Douglas
  • Little Women, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor
  • Lust for Gold, starring Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford


  • Ma and Pa Kettle, starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride
  • Madame Bovary, starring Jennifer Jones and James Mason
  • Mahal (The Mansion), starring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala - (India)
  • Malaya, starring Spencer Tracy and James Stewart
  • Manon, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot - (France)
  • The Marriage of Figaro (Figaros Hochzeit) - (East Germany)
  • Mighty Joe Young, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Terry Moore and Ben Johnson
  • Mother Is a Freshman, starring Loretta Young and Van Johnson
  • My Foolish Heart, starring Susan Hayward and Dana Andrews
  • My Friend Irma, film debut of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


  • Neptune's Daughter, starring Esther Williams
  • Night Unto Night, directed by Don Siegel, starring Ronald Reagan
  • No Way Back, starring Terence De Marney, Eleanor Summerfield - (Britain)


  • Obsession, directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Robert Newton - (Britain)
  • Oh, You Beautiful Doll, starring June Haver
  • On the Town, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Vera-Ellen, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett


  • The Passionate Friends, directed by David Lean, starring Ann Todd and Claude Rains - (Britain)
  • Passport to Pimlico, starring Stanley Holloway and Margaret Rutherford - (Britain)
  • Pinky, starring Jeanne Crain
  • Prince of Foxes, starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles
  • Prison (Fängelse), directed by Ingmar Bergman - (Sweden)


  • The Queen of Spades, starring Anton Walbrook and Edith Evans - (Britain)
  • The Quiet Duel (Shizukanaru Ketto), starring Toshiro Mifune - (Japan)


  • The Reckless Moment, starring James Mason and Joan Bennett
  • Red, Hot and Blue, starring Betty Hutton and Victor Mature
  • Red Light, starring George Raft and Virginia Mayo
  • The Red Pony, starring Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum
  • The Rocking Horse Winner, starring Valerie Hobson and John Howard Davies - (Britain)
  • Rope of Sand, starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
  • Rotation (Sowjetische Zone) - (East Germany)
  • Rustlers, starring Tim Holt and Martha Hyer


  • Samson and Delilah, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature
  • Sands of Iwo Jima, directed by Allan Dwan, starring John Wayne
  • The Secret Garden, starring Margaret O'Brien and Herbert Marshall
  • The Set-Up, starring Robert Ryan
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, Ben Johnson
  • Shockproof, starring Cornel Wilde
  • Une si jolie petite plage (Such a Pretty Little Beach), directed by Yves Allégret - (France)
  • Le Silence de la mer, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville - (France)
  • Slattery's Hurricane, starring Richard Widmark, Veronica Lake, Linda Darnell
  • The Small Back Room, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger - (Britain)
  • Sons of Matthew (aka The Rugged O'Riordans) - (Australia)
  • South of St. Louis, starring Joel McCrea and Alexis Smith
  • The Stratton Story, starring James Stewart and June Allyson
  • Stray Dog (Nora inu), directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune - (Japan)
  • Streets of Laredo, starring William Holden, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix
  • The Sun Comes Up, starring Jeannette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Lassie


  • Tension, starring Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse
  • That Dangerous Age, starring Myrna Loy and Peggy Cummins
  • That Forsyte Woman, starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon
  • That Midnight Kiss, starring Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza
  • They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell
  • Thieves' Highway, directed by Jules Dassin, starring Richard Conte
  • The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Orson Welles - (Britain)
  • Too Late for Tears, starring Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea
  • Tulsa, starring Susan Hayward and Robert Preston
  • Twelve O'Clock High, starring Gregory Peck
  • Under Capricorn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ingrid Bergman - (Britain)
  • The Undercover Man, starring Glenn Ford and Nina Foch


  • Waga koi wa moenu (Flame of My Love), directed by Kenji Mizoguchi - (Japan)
  • The Walls of Malapaga (Au-delà des grilles), directed by René Clément, starring Jean Gabin - (France/Italy)
  • We Were Strangers, starring Jennifer Jones and John Garfield
  • Whirlpool, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Gene Tierney
  • Whisky Galore!, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, starring Basil Radford and Joan Greenwood - (Britain)
  • White Heat, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien
  • The Window, starring Barbara Hale and Arthur Kennedy
  • Without Honor, starring Laraine Day
  • You, the Rich (Ustedes los ricos), starring Pedro Infante - (Mexico)
  • You're My Everything, directed by Walter Lang, starring Dan Dailey and Anne Baxter

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