1949 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1949 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ 1234 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
White Heat (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn. (114 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ 347 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
“ 273 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
Adam's Rib (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. (101 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 163 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
On the Town (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. (98 mins.)
“ 120 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
Stray Dog (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol. (122 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 118 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ 110 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
Late Spring (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father. (108 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ 94,88 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands...but she does not say which one. (103 mins.)
“ 92,98 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
The Heiress (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. (115 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 91,25 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled. (103 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 90,84 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
All the King's Men (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ 80,08 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
Act of Violence (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ 54,17 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
Jour de Fete (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois... (70 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
“ 51,08 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Henri Rochard is a French captain assigned to work with Lt. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures... (105 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ 44,63 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other.... (102 mins.)
“ 37,57 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
Criss Cross (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route. (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
“ 35,02 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
Under Capricorn (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets. (117 mins.)
“ 33,01 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
Little Women (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household... (122 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ 32,91 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
Champion (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people. (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
“ 29,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
Samson and Delilah (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. (131 mins.)
“ 28,82 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
Whirlpool (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence. (98 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ 28,35 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
Caught (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions... (88 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
“ 27,78 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
The Big Steal (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee. (71 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ 24,98 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
Impact (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ 23,89 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
The Reckless Moment (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal. (82 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
“ 23,03 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
Beyond the Forest (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby... (97 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ 22,66 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
The Quiet Duel (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 21,48 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
Intruder in the Dust (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1940s Mississippi two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge. (87 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ 20,91 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
Pinky (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race. (102 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ 20,22 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
Bitter Rice (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police... (108 mins.)
“ 20,12 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
The Passionate Friends (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary... (95 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ 20,01 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
Madame Bovary (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts. (114 mins.)
“ 19,27 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain. (106 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
“ 12,90 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
That Forsyte Woman (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Love among the Forsytes is strange, full of tradition, melancholy and gold digging in this film treatise on Victorian-age rigidity and vestiges of a flawed society. (113 mins.)
Director: Compton Bennett
“ 12,17 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
Too Late for Tears (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder. (99 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ 11,86 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races. (91 mins.)
“ 10,61 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
The Hidden Room (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ 9,74 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
Reign of Terror (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine. (89 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ 8,21 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
Black Magic (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
“ 8,03 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
41.
Tulsa (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company... (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
“ 7,42 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
The Accused (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing. (101 mins.)
“ 6,63 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
Manon (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France... (100 mins.)
“ 6,12 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
My Friend Irma (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane. (103 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ 4,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
45.
Lost Boundaries (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school... (99 mins.)
“ 4,57 ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
46.
The Forbidden Street (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ 3,87 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
47.
Father Was a Fullback (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Football coach George Cooper has as many problems managing his football team as he has at home dealing with his daughters, Ellen and Connie. (84 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
“ 3,36 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
48.
Give Us This Day (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
One of the few (if any at the time this film was made) films shot in England with New York City's 'Little Italy" as the locale... (120 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ 2,78 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
49.
The Glass Mountain (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Cass
“ 1,65 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
50.
Silent Dust (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II... (82 mins.)
Director: Lance Comfort
“ 1,29 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
51.
Love' 47 (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(118 mins.)
“ 0,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
52.
Der Ruf (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Josef von Báky
“ 0,15 points ” - dziwnytenswiat