Cannes 1949

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1. Act of Violence (1949)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

Votes: 4,090

2. Almafuerte (1949)

92 min | Drama

Biography of the Argentine poet Almafuerte.

Director: Luis César Amadori | Stars: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Pola Alonso, Eva Caselli, Federico Mansilla

Votes: 17

3. An Act of Murder (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 494

5. The Original Sin (1948)

105 min | Comedy, Fantasy

An apple juice producer can't decide between his wife and his secretary and tries to commit suicide. Being committed to psychiatry, he falls asleep and dreams of adventures as Adam and Eve in heaven and hell.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Bobby Todd, Bettina Moissi, Joana Maria Gorvin, Arno Assmann

Votes: 50

7. Die Buntkarierten (1949)

100 min | Drama

Family drama spanning three generations and almost 70 years of German history, from the Wilhelmine period through the end of WWII.

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Camilla Spira, Werner Hinz, Liselotte Lieck, Friedrich Gnaß

Votes: 44

11. Främmande hamn (1948)

85 min | Drama

A Swedish cargo ship is in the winter of 1938 at the dock in Gdynia in Poland. In a port tavern a Polish dockworkers tries to tell something to the Swedish sailors. Later in the evening he is found dead.

Director: Hampe Faustman | Stars: Adolf Jahr, George Fant, Stig Järrel, Illona Wieselmann

Votes: 29

12. House of Strangers (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler

Votes: 2,590

14. Lies of Love (1949)

11 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary short about the romantic Italian comic strips called Fumetti.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Anna Vita, Annie O'Hara, Sergio Raimondi, Sandro Roberti

Votes: 135

15. The Walls of Malapaga (1949)

89 min | Drama, Romance

A French fugitive arrives in Genoa, where he becomes entangled with an Italian woman and her daughter.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean Gabin, Isa Miranda, Vera Talchi, Andrea Checchi

Votes: 638

16. Lost Boundaries (1949)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Beatrice Pearson, Mel Ferrer, Susan Douglas Rubes, Robert A. Dunn

Votes: 351

18. On Our Own Land (1948)

110 min | Drama, War

Set in the small Slovenian village , it tells the story of its residents who lived under German occupation after Italian defeat in 1943. While helping the partisans, the residents looked forward to upcoming liberation.

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Lojze Potokar, Franc Presetnik, Mileva Zakrajsek, Stefka Drolc

Votes: 135

19. The Hidden Room (1949)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 1,503

20. Occupe-toi d'Amélie..! (1949)

92 min | Comedy

Once a lowly chambermaid, Amelie Pochet now revels as the pampered mistress of a military man named Etienne.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Jean Desailly, Victor Guyau, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 168

21. Pueblerina (1949)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Aurelio Rodríguez is released from jail, and tries to start a new life marrying Paloma and working his land. But the local landowners, the brothers González, interfere with his plans.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Columba Domínguez, Roberto Cañedo, Arturo Soto Rangel, Manuel Dondé

Votes: 166

22. Rendezvous in July (1949)

112 min | Comedy, Drama

Hopes and love and ambitions and friendship in a group of young jazz-loving Parisians.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Auber, Nicole Courcel, Pierre Trabaud

Votes: 291 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Return to Life (1949)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Five prisoners ,a woman and four men,return to France after WW2.We follow their rocky road to life.It's a movie which consists of five different stories.

Directors: André Cayatte, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jean Dréville, Georges Lampin | Stars: Bernard Blier, Louis Jouvet, Noël-Noël, François Périer

Votes: 110

24. Bitter Rice (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Two criminals on the run end up working in a rice field and decide to recruit other workers for their next robbery.

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone

Votes: 3,251

25. The Passionate Friends (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary Justin (Ann Todd) meets Steven Stratton (Trevor Howard) again and they have one last ... See full summary »

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ann Todd, Trevor Howard, Claude Rains, Betty Ann Davies

Votes: 1,983

26. The Queen of Spades (1949)

95 min | Drama, Horror

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Howard

Votes: 1,141

27. The Set-Up (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport

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.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

Votes: 7,031

28. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 148,122 | Gross: $0.45M

29. Without Honor (1949)

TV-PG | 69 min | Drama

Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Laraine Day, Dane Clark, Franchot Tone, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 192



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