Movies from 1949

A Dangerous Profession

A Dangerous Profession (1949)   2/52/52/52/52/5

79 mins     Crime, Drama      

A Dangerous Profession: George Raft stars as a bail bond broker who finds himselves investigating a crime when he comes in to contact with a former flame...

A Woman's Secret

A Woman's Secret (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

84 mins     Drama, Mystery, Thriller      

"A Woman's Secret" is, well I am not sure what it is because it isn't film-noir and technically as no one ends up dying it isn't a murder mystery either but it is a mystery. That mystery is to why Marian confesses to shooting...

Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib (1949)   4/54/54/54/54/5

101 mins     Comedy, Drama, Romance      

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn made an impressive 9 movies together and out of those 9 "Adam's Rib" is one of the best. With Tracy and Hepburn paired up as a married couple who find themselves on different sides of the c...

The Barkleys of Broadway

The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

109 mins     Comedy, Musical      

"The Barkleys of Broadway" was the last movie which Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made together, although originally it was Judy Garland who was set to appear with Astaire not Ginger. And sadly whilst not a bad movie it is a...


Battleground (1949)   4/54/54/54/54/5

118 mins     Action , Drama, War      

As I often do before watching an old movie I look at opinions from others hopefully to find reactions of those who watched "Battleground" nearer the time it was released. What I found was a lot of reviews from American's proc...

The Big Steal

The Big Steal (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

71 mins     Thriller      

For some reason "The Big Steal" has over the years been called film-noir, maybe technically it is but from my own definition it is more of a light weight crime, road trip drama. I say that because there is plenty of humour go...

Britannia Mews

Britannia Mews (1949)   2/52/52/52/52/5

90 mins     Drama      

"Britannia Mews" which also goes by the name "The Forbidden Street" is a nothing movie. Oh it tells a story, has a nice set and an appealing cast, well it stars Maureen O'Hara, but it is all kind of pointless. It is hard to d...

The Case of Charles Peace

The Case of Charles Peace (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

88 mins     Crime, Drama      

I have to be honest and say that I had never heard of Charles Peace before stumbling across "The Case of Charles Peace" and in fact was surprised when I learned that this British movie from the late 1940s was in fact based on...


Caught (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

88 mins     Drama, Thriller      

Barbara Bel Geddes will always be Miss Ewing for me as like many who grew up in the 80s I did so watching "Dallas" but it is because of "Dallas" I have always had a fondness for the actress which is how I cam to be watching "...


Champion (1949)   4/54/54/54/54/5

99 mins     Drama, Sport      

There have been many memorable boxing movies over the years, movies such as "Rocky" rank high amongst the most popular. But there are not so many which focus on the boxer himself rather than the sport of boxing. One of the ea...

Down to the Sea in Ships

Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

120 mins     Action , Adventure , Drama      

For the first 20 minutes of "Down to the Sea in Ships" I wondered whether I was watching the right movie as whilst there was Lionel Barrymore as an old sea dog and young Dean Stockwell as the grandson he dotes on we were asho...

Father Was a Fullback

Father Was a Fullback (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

84 mins     Comedy      

Oh how I wanted to enjoy "Father Was a Fullback" as on paper it sounded like a snappy old fashioned comedy especially with a well chosen cast which included Maureen O'Hara and Betty Lynn. But when "Father Was a Fullback" ebbe...

The Fighting Kentuckian

The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

100 mins     Western      

Whilst "The Fighting Kentuckian" is an entertaining movie, partly down to seeing Oliver Hardy partner up with John Wayne, there isn't anything stand out brilliant or memorable about it. In fact with out that unique set up of ...

Fighting Man of the Plains

Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

94 mins     Western      

"Fighting Man of the Plains" has one of the best openings I have ever come across from a western made before 1950. We have an abrupt murder scene as Dancer first tries to intervene when Evelyn is being harassed by a member of...

The Hasty Heart

The Hasty Heart (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

102 mins     Drama, War      

The Hasty Heart - Richard Todd stars as an angry Scot unaware that he is dying and not use to people being nice to him....

The History of Mr. Polly

The History of Mr. Polly (1949)   4/54/54/54/54/5

95 mins     Comedy, Drama      

I've never read H.G. Wells novel from which "The History of Mr. Polly" is adapted from, in fact knowing Wells as only a writer of fantasy and science fiction it was a bit of surprise to see his name as the original source for...

Holiday Affair

Holiday Affair (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

87 mins     Comedy, Romance      

Holiday Affair: Christmas movie starring Janet Leigh as Connie who falls for nice guy Steve (Robert Mitchum) but she is already dating the safe Carl (Wendell Corey)...

I Was a Male War Bride

I Was a Male War Bride (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

105 mins     Comedy, Romance, War      

Adequate is not a bad word when describing movies because to be honest most movies are no more than adequate, plainly average. It's not just modern movies which are adequate, older ones are as well and of those older one whic...

The Inspector General

The Inspector General (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

102 mins     Comedy, Musical, Romance      

"The Inspector General" sounds right up my street; it's a comedy musical about mistaken identity and stars Danny Kaye. Sadly the experience certainly does not live up to expectations because it is a dull story, which is padde...

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)   4/54/54/54/54/5

106 mins     Comedy, Crime, Drama      

Considering "Kind Hearts and Coronets" was released back in 1949 it is a surprisingly daring movie for the time. I say daring because "Kind Hearts and Coronets" is a dark comedy, one which is seriously dry and revolves around...

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