1949 in film


1949 in film

The year 1949 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1949.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards:

:Best Picture: "All the King's Men" - Rossen, Columbia :Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz - "A Letter to Three Wives":Best Actor: Broderick Crawford - "All the King's Men":Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland - "The Heiress":Best Supporting Actor: Dean Jagger - "Twelve O'Clock High":Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge - "All the King's Men"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Best Picture: "All the King's Men":Best Director: Robert Rossen - "All the King's Men":Best Actor: Broderick Crawford - "All the King's Men":Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland - "The Heiress"

:Best Foreign Language Film: "The Bicycle Thief" ("Ladri di Biciclette"), Italy

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival)::"The Third Man", directed by Carol Reed, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):"Manon", directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, France

Films released in 1949

*"Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Adam's Rib"
*"The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad"
*"Africa Screams", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Alexander Popov"
*"All the King's Men"
*"The Barkleys of Broadway"
*"Beyond the Forest"
*"The Bicycle Thief" (U.S. release)
*"The Big Steal"
*"The Bribe"
*"Border Incident"
*"Champion"
*"Criss Cross", a film noir debuting Tony Curtis
*"Come to the Stable"
*"Edward, My Son"
*"The Fallen Idol" (U.S. release)
*"The Fountainhead"
*"The Hasty Heart"
*"The Heiress"
*"I Was a Male War Bride"
*"Impact"
*"In the Good Old Summertime"
*"The Inspector General
*"It Happens Every Spring"
*"Jolson Sings Again"
*"Jour de fête"
*"Kind Hearts and Coronets"
*"A Letter to Three Wives"
*"Little Women"
*"Ma and Pa Kettle" -(film only mentioned in article)
*"Madame Bovary"
*"Malaya"
*"Manon"
*"Mighty Joe Young"
*"My Friend Irma", film debut of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
*"My Foolish Heart"
*"Neptune's Daughter"
*"On the Town", starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra
*"Passport to Pimlico"
*"Pinky"
*"Prince of Foxes"
*"Samson and Delilah"
*"Saraband for Dead Lovers" (U.S. release)
*"The Set-Up"
*"She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"
*""She Shoulda Said 'No'!""
*"Le Silence de la mer"
*"The Small Back Room"
*"The Stratton Story"
*"They Live by Night"
*"The Third Man"
*"Tulsa"
*"The Walls of Malapaga" ("Au-delà des grilles")
*"The Window"
*"Under Capricorn"
*"Whisky Galore!"
*"White Heat"

erials

*"Adventures of Sir Galahad", starring George Reeves and Charles King
*"Batman and Robin", starring Robert Lowery
*"Bruce Gentry", starring Tom Neal
*"Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc", starring Kirk Alyn and Rosemary LaPlanche
*"Ghost of Zorro", starring Clayton Moore and Pamela Blake
*"The James Brothers of Missouri", starring Keith Richards and Noel Neill
*"King of the Rocket Men", starring Tristram Coffin and Mae Clarke
*"Radar Patrol vs Spy King", starring Kirk Alyn

hort film series

*"Mickey Mouse" (1928-1952)
*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"Color Rhapsodies" (1934-1949)
*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)
*"Donald Duck" (1934-1956)
*"Pluto" (1937-1951)
*"Chip and Dale" (1943-1956)
*"Andy Panda" (1939-1949)
*"Goofy" (1939-1953)
*"Tom and Jerry" (1940-1958)
*"The Fox and the Crow" (1941-1950)
*"Woody Woodpecker" (1941-1949)
*"Mighty Mouse" (1942-1955)
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Blackie the Sheep" (1947-1949)
*"Red Hot Riding Hood" (1943-1949)

Births

*January 10 - Linda Lovelace, pornographic film actress (d. 2002)
*January 12 - Wayne Wang, director
*January 14 - Lawrence Kasdan, director, screenwriter
*January 17 - Andy Kaufman, comedian, actor (d. 1984)
*March 22 - Fanny Ardant, actress
*April 20 - Veronica Cartwright, actress
*May 9 - Billy Joel, songwriter
*May 31 - Tom Berenger, actor
*June 22 - Meryl Streep, US actress
*July 7 - Shelley Duvall, actress
*August 23 - Shelley Long, US actress
*August 31 - Richard Gere, US actor
*October 8 - Sigourney Weaver, US actress
*November 6 - Arturo Sandoval, songwriter
*November 26 - Juanin Clay, US actress
*December 25 - Sissy Spacek, US actress

Deaths

*January 6 - Victor Fleming, director
*December 16 - Sidney Olcott, pioneer film director


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