Tag: 1949

The Kid from Cleveland (1949) 5.4

The Kid from Cleveland (1949)

Teen baseball fan Johnny Barrows sneaks into the baseball stadium of the Cleveland Indians, then playing in the 1948 World Series; claiming to be an orphan, he befriends team members & broadcaster Mike Jackson. But it de...

Abandoned (1949) 6.5

Abandoned (1949)

An expose of the baby-profiteering racket as told through the story of an unwed mother whose family and friends start an investigation as to the whereabouts of her baby. This leads to and through an organized gang led by...

The Lady Gambles (1949) 6.6

The Lady Gambles (1949)

When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "bor...

The Fountainhead (1949) 7.1

The Fountainhead (1949)

Individualistic and idealistic architect Howard Roark is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Ca...

The Red Pony (1949) 6.3

The Red Pony (1949)

In the coast range mountains on the western edge of the Salinas Valley is a ranch where Tom, a lad of about ten, longs for a pony. He lives with his mom, who was born there, her dad, a talkative pioneer who misses the ol...

White Heat (1949) 8.1

White Heat (1949)

Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead th...

Manon (1949) 6.9

Manon (1949)

An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want to lynch her for collaborating...

Impact (1949) 7.1

Impact (1949)

In San Francisco, the successful self-made businessman Walter Williams has just bought three factories in Denver with the approval of the board of directors. His beloved wife Irene tells him that she is not feeling well ...

Bless ‘Em All (1949) 5.7

Bless ‘Em All (1949)

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Whisky Galore! (1949) 7.2

Whisky Galore! (1949)

Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 1941 - during WWII - was S/S Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotlan...

Man on the Run-1949 6.7

Man on the Run-1949

An Army deserter, still a fugitive in Post-War Britain, wanders into a pawn-shop robbery and finds himself wanted for murder. He meets a war widow who helps him elude the police while he looks for the real criminals....

Meditation on Violence-1949 6

Meditation on Violence-1949

A young Oriental man with a headscarf and bare torso shadowboxes indoors in front of a series of unadorned walls, light, dark, both shades. He is then shown exercising outside with a sword in an area surrounded by a low ...

Champion-1949 7.4

Champion-1949

Midge Kelly, hitchhiking west with lame brother Connie, is hustled unprepared into a pro boxing match. Though he's severely beaten, manager Tommy Haley finds him promising. Arrived in California, Midge and Connie find no...

Reign of Terror-1949 7

Reign of Terror-1949

Robespierre, a powerful figure in the French Revolution and the subsequent Reign of Terror, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked by him for the guillotine and a key to help him eventual...

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad-1949 7

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad-1949

Two stories. The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest...

Adam’s Rib-1949 7.5

Adam’s Rib-1949

When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court. Amanda uses everythin...

Trapped-1949 6.3

Trapped-1949

The Secret Service of the US Treasury learns that a new batch of counterfeit bills has been in circulation using the plates that Tris Stewart, having completed three years of a ten year prison sentence, had used that led...

The File on Thelma Jordon-1949 6.9

The File on Thelma Jordon-1949

Assistant District Attorney Cleve Marshall, depressed about marital troubles, is drowning his sorrows in a bottle of whiskey when the mysterious and alluring Thelma Jordon walks in to report an attempted burglary. The tw...

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff-1949 6.9

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff-1949

Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the kille...

Stray Dog-1949 7.9

Stray Dog-1949

Murukami, a young homicide detective, has his pocket picked on a bus and loses his pistol. Frantic and ashamed, he dashes about trying to recover the weapon without success until taken under the wing of an older and wise...

Black Magic-1949 6.4

Black Magic-1949

Novelist Alexander Dumas tells his writer-son of Joseph Balsamo, a gypsy boy in southern France who was embittered because his parents were wrongfully hanged and he himself was tortured by the order of Viscount de Montag...

Calabacitas tiernas-1949 7.5

Calabacitas tiernas-1949

In this movie "Tin Tan" plays a broke man, that is harassed by his creditors, so he comes up with a plan to put an international musical show with four beautiful women, matters get complicated when the four women want th...

Salón México-1949 7.5

Salón México-1949

Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Her younger sister Beatriz (Derbez) studies in an expensive private school, paid by Mercedes. Obviously, young Be...

Una familia de tantas-1949 7.8

Una familia de tantas-1949

Rodrigo Catano seeks to impose in his family a Porfirian order. One day a door to door salesman, Roberto del Hierro, comes into the house to sell an American vacuum cleaner from the "Bright O'Home" company. Maru, Mr. Cat...

The Queen of Spades-1949 7.3

The Queen of Spades-1949

An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the secret, then finds himself haunt...

The Doolins of Oklahoma-1949 6.6

The Doolins of Oklahoma-1949

When the Daltons are killed at Coffeyville, gang member Bill Doolin arriving late escapes but kills a man. Now wanted for murder, he becomes the leader of the Doolin gang. He eventually leaves the gang and tries to start...

Not Wanted-1949 6.9

Not Wanted-1949

Twentyish Sally Kelton is unhappy at home and in the drab town in which she lives, until she meets roving musician Steve Ryan. Sally falls for Steve, but to Steve, she's just another fling before he heads to another town...

Le Silence de la Mer-1949 7.6

Le Silence de la Mer-1949

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 Ebrennac, to live in for as long as...

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court-1949 6.6

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court-1949

A bump on the head sends Hank Martin, 1912 mechanic, to Arthurian Britain, 528 A.D., where he is befriended by Sir Sagramore le Desirous and gains power by judicious use of technology. He and Alisande, the King's niece, ...

The Set-Up-1949 7.9

The Set-Up-1949

Over-the-hill boxer Bill 'Stoker' Thompson insists he can still win, though his sexy wife Julie pleads with him to quit. But his manager Tiny is so confident he will lose, he takes money for a "dive" from tough gambler L...

Love’ 47-1949 7.5

Love’ 47-1949

A young man and a woman about to commit suicide by jumping into a river, recount to each other their experiences of the Second World War and the struggles of the immediate post-war situation....

Canadian Pacific-1949 5.8

Canadian Pacific-1949

After finding a vital pass through the Canadian Rockies for the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Tom Andrews tells his boss Cornelius Van Horne that he is resigning to marry the girl he loves, Cecille Gautier. F...

Love Happy-1949 5.9

Love Happy-1949

Young hopefuls trying to stage a Broadway show on a shoestring are sustained with food by expert shoplifter Harpo. They little suspect that his donations include the special sardine can hiding the Romanoff diamonds! Slin...

Whirlpool-1949 6.8

Whirlpool-1949

The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients, now being treated by the real psycho-analyst, is found murdered. Wi...

Sands of Iwo Jima-1949 7.1

Sands of Iwo Jima-1949

After his wife takes their son and leaves him, Sgt. John Stryker is an embittered man who takes his misery out on the men under his command. They're a bunch of green recruits who have a hard time dealing with Stryker's t...

Caught-1949 7

Caught-1949

It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband - he is power mad and insane! S...

The Window-1949 7.4

The Window-1949

At the age of 9, Tommy Woodry has a reputation for telling tall tales -- the latest one being that his family is moving from Manhattan to a ranch out west. When the landlord interrupts the Woodrys at dinner to show their...

Batman and Robin-1949 6.1

Batman and Robin-1949

Antisocial Prof. Hammil's Remote Control device, which enables the user to take over any motor vehicle within 50 miles (!), is stolen by The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind, and his gang. Batman and Robin (who drive abou...

The Third Man-1949 8.1

The Third Man-1949

An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the i...

Too Late for Tears-1949 7.3

Too Late for Tears-1949

One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer's back seat. Alan wants to turn it over to the police, but Jane, with luxury within her reach, p...