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...

Adventure in Baltimore

Adventure in Baltimore (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

89 mins     Comedy, Drama      

Adventure in Baltimore (1949) Shirley Temple is the progressive thinking young lady who manages to cause a stir with some of her ideas when she returns home having been expelled from school...

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...

Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Western      

I am sure if I could be bothered I could look through Randolph Scott's portfolio of westerns and find at least a handful of movies which see him working for someone building a railroad, putting in a telegraph line or some oth...

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...

Death Valley Gunfighter

Death Valley Gunfighter (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

60 mins     Western      

For the most "Death Valley Gunfighter" is just a typical 1940s hour long west and quite a typical Allan Lane as Rocky lane western where he basically ends up a bit of a trouble shooter when someone is behind a devious plan to...

Down Dakota Way

Down Dakota Way (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

67 mins     Western      

He rides, charms, stops bad guys and sings as well. Of course I am on about Roy Rogers who does all those things in "Down Dakota Way" an enjoyably but almost forgettable 1940s western due to it sticking to the Roy Rogers' for...

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...

El Paso

El Paso (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

103 mins     Western      

"El Paso" is a pretty standard western with that familiar storyline of a businessman who makes the law up as he goes to grab the land of those around the town he has built his empire in. It is so typical that good old George ...

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 Golden Stallion

The Golden Stallion (1949)   3/53/53/53/53/5

67 mins     Western      

Two things struck me as I watched "The Golden Stallion", the first of which being that this is the first Roy Rogers movie I have seen in colour. Whilst not a bad thing there was something about seeing a Roy Rogers western in ...

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