Festival de Cannes: Official Selection 1949

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1.
Act of Violence (1948)
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An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.. (82 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
2.
Almafuerte (1949)
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Biography of the Argentine poet Almafuerte. (92 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
Au grand balcon (1949)
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(123 mins.)
Director: Henri Decoin
 
5.
The Original Sin (1948)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
6.
Der Ruf (1949)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Josef von Báky
 
7.
Die Buntkarierten (1949)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Kurt Maetzig
 
8.
Eine große Liebe (1949)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Hans Bertram
 
9.
Eroica (1949)
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(95 mins.)
 
10.
Främmande hamn (1948)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Hampe Faustman
 
11.
House of Strangers (1949)
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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. (101 mins.)
“ Award for Best Actor: Edward G. ROBINSON ” - ndmailbox
 
12.
Images d'Ethiopie (1949 Documentary)
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(65 mins.)
 
13.
Lies of Love (1949 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
 
14.
The Walls of Malapaga (1949)
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A French fugitive arrives in Genoa, where he becomes entangled with an Italian woman and her daughter. (104 mins.)
Director: René Clément
“ Award for Best Director
Award for Best Actress - Isa MIRANDA ” - ndmailbox
 
15.
Lost Boundaries (1949)
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This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school... (99 mins.)
“ Award for Best Screenplay ” - ndmailbox
 
16.
Mughamarat Antar wa Abla (1948)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
17.
On Our Own Land (1948)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: France Stiglic
 
18.
The Hidden Room (1949)
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
19.
Occupe-toi d'Amélie..! (1949)
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Once a lowly chambermaid, Amelie Pochet now revels as the pampered mistress of a military man named Etienne. (92 mins.)
 
20.
Pueblerina (1949)
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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. (111 mins.)
 
21.
Rendezvous in July (1949)
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Hopes and love and ambitions and friendship in a group of young jazz-loving Parisians. (112 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
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23.
Bitter Rice (1949)
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Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police... (108 mins.)
 
24.
The Passionate Friends (1949)
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The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary... (95 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
25.
The Queen of Spades (1949)
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards... (95 mins.)
 
26.
The Set-Up (1949)
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Over-the-hill boxer Bill 'Stoker' Thompson insists he can still win, though his sexy wife Julie pleads with him to quit... (73 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
27.
The Third Man (1949)
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ Grand Prix ” - ndmailbox
 
28.
Without Honor (1949)
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Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because... (69 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
29.
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
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Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'. (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Cornelius
“ OUT OF COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
30.
A Capital Plan (1949 Documentary)
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(11 mins.)
Director: Bernard Devlin
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
31.
Tomorrow's a Wonderful Day (1947 Documentary)
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(47 mins.)
Director: Helmar Lerski
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
32.
In het land van Thijl Uilenspiegel (1948 Documentary)
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A documentary about Occidental Flanders.
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
33.
The Cane Cutters (1948 Documentary)
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(11 mins.)
Director: Hugh McInnes
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
34.
They Caught the Ferry (1948 Short Film)
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A man and a woman on a motorcycle arrive with a ferry to Assens. They want to catch the next ferry in Nyborg... (11 mins.)
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
35.
Goldtown (1949 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
36.
It's a Lovely Day (1949 Short Film)
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This cartoon features a squirrel, crow, mole, hare, & fish. (8 mins.)
Director: Bert Felstead
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
37.
La terre de Caïn (1949 Documentary)
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(21 mins.)
Director: Pierre Petel
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
38.
Les feux de la mer (1948 Documentary)
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Documentary film shot in Brittany about lighthouses and lighthouse keepers on the island of Ouessant and coast of Finistere. (20 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
39.
Muscle Beach (1948 Documentary)
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Amateur athletes and bodybuilders at the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California.
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
40.
Pacific 231 (1949 Short Film)
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An engine moves from the roundhouse to a track where it couples with several passenger cars. At 2:10 in the afternoon... (9 mins.)
Director: Jean Mitry
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
41.
Palle Alone in the World (1949 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
42.
Color Rhapsodie (1948 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
43.
Seal Island (1948 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
Director: James Algar
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
44.
The Valley Is Ours (1948 Short Film)
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(37 mins.)
Director: John Heyer
“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
45.
Zelazowa Wola (1948 Documentary)
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“ SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox