Best Picture 1948

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1.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall. (87 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
 
2.
The Red Shoes (1948)
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (134 mins.)
 
3.
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist. (86 mins.)
 
4.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
5.
The Naked City (1948)
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New York City film noir about two detectives investigating the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder. (96 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
6.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
7.
Rope (1948)
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
 
8.
Drunken Angel (1948)
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond. (98 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
9.
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green. (82 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
10.
Johnny Belinda (1948)
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl. (102 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
11.
Key Largo (1948)
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
12.
I Remember Mama (1948)
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The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910. (134 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
13.
The Snake Pit (1948)
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A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution. (108 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
14.
The Search (1948)
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In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
15.
The Big Clock (1948)
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When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janoth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly... (95 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
16.
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)
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Fugitive Bill Saunders and lonely nurse Jane Wharton are crossed by fate when he hides out in her apartment. (79 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
17.
The Street with No Name (1948)
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums. (91 mins.)
 
18.
The Three Musketeers (1948)
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D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power. (125 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
19.
Without Pity (1948)
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(90 mins.)
 
20.
Hamlet (1948)
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (154 mins.)
 
21.
An Act of Murder (1948)
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A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
22.
Sitting Pretty (1948)
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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter... (83 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
23.
The Sign of the Ram (1948)
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The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her... (84 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
24.
The Emperor Waltz (1948)
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A brash American gramophone salesman tries to get Emperor Franz Joseph's endorsement in turn-of-the-century Austria. (106 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
25.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
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When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity. (81 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
26.
Call Northside 777 (1948)
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case. (112 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
27.
Sleep, My Love (1948)
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Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
28.
Arch of Triumph (1948)
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Illegal refugees lead dark lives in pre-World War II Paris. (120 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
29.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
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While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it. (89 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
30.
The Woman in White (1948)
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A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been... (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
31.
You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)
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Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night... (100 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
32.
Julia Misbehaves (1948)
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1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to... (99 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
33.
Joan of Arc (1948)
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The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine. (145 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
34.
The Loves of Carmen (1948)
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A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to betray his honor and get cashiered from the service, and for her sake he soon turns to a life of crime. (99 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
35.
Berlin Express (1948)
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A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot. (87 mins.)
 
36.
Hollow Triumph (1948)
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Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results. (83 mins.)
Director: Steve Sekely
 
37.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. (83 mins.)