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1949

2 Jan. 1949
Ramshackle Inn
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9 Jan. 1949
Cyrano de Bergerac
Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
 
16 Jan. 1949
Papa Is All
The members of a Pennsylvania Dutch family rise up against against the overbearing, tyrannical father.
 
23 Jan. 1949
Pride and Prejudice
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.
 
30 Jan. 1949
Dark Hammock
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6 Feb. 1949
The Late Christopher Bean
Abby, the maid, is left a small fortune by the late Mr. Bean who she had befriended. Her husband and wife employers scheme to get their hands on the wealth.
 
13 Feb. 1949
The Story of Mary Surratt
A boarding house keeper faces a military tribunal, charged as a conspirator for renting a room to John Wilkes Booth.
 
20 Feb. 1949
Twelfth Night
The steward Malvolio is elaborately humiliated.
 
27 Feb. 1949
St. Helena
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6 Mar. 1949
The Druid Circle
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13 Mar. 1949
Quality Street
A fresh young beauty becomes an old maid waiting for her suitor to return from the Napoleonic wars. When he returns, clearly disappointed, she disguises herself as her own niece in order to test his loyalty.
 
20 Mar. 1949
Dinner at Antoine's
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27 Mar. 1949
Becky Sharp
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" family, or in other words, very low class. Becky manages to insinuate herself in Amelia's family and gets to know all their friends. From this possibly auspicious- beginning, she manages to ruin her own life, becoming sick, broke, and lonely, and also ruins the lives of many other "loved ones". In the movie we get to see the class distinctions in England at the time, and get a sense of...
 
3 Apr. 1949
And Never Been Kissed
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10 Apr. 1949
What Makes Sammy Run?
An unscrupulous go-getter ascends to the heights of the movie business.
 
24 Apr. 1949
Burlesque
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1 May 1949
Macbeth
Macbeth and his wife murder King Duncan to seize the throne of Scotland.
 
15 May 1949
Romeo and Juliet
In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.
 
5 Jun. 1949
This Time, Next Year
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12 Jun. 1949
It Pays to Advertise
The son of a rich soap manufacturer gets himself in predicaments trying to prove to his father that he's responsible enough for marriage.
 
19 Jun. 1949
Summer Formal
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26 Jun. 1949
Jenny Kissed Me
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3 Jul. 1949
Dark of the Moon
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10 Jul. 1949
For Love or Money
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17 Jul. 1949
The Five Lives of Richard Gordon
In this fantasy, the buyer of an antique watch is changed into a gambler, a Wall Street broker, a theater producer, a poet, a physician, and then back into himself.
 
24 Jul. 1949
You Touched Me!
The adopted son of a drunken former sea captain returns to the household as an adult. He asks the old man for his eldest daughter's hand in marriage. Everyone believes it's an attempt to secure an inheritance.
 
31 Jul. 1949
The Fourth Wall
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7 Aug. 1949
Enter Madame
In this comedy, a self-absorbed opera diva works to save her marriage once her husband starts having an affair.
 
 
21 Aug. 1949
Pretty Little Parlor
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28 Aug. 1949
Three Cornered Moon
Nellie Rimplegar has to tell her grown children that due to her bungled handling of their finances, the family has been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. Friend and family doctor, Alan Stevens, tells them they'll all need to eliminate their extravagant ways and get jobs. Stevens also rents a room in their house more as a way to be near pretty Elizabeth Rimplegar, than to help their finances. Stevens faces competition from Elizabeth's beau, Ronald, a free-loading writer who remains oblivious to her money woes.
 
4 Sep. 1949
What Every Woman Knows
What every woman knows, whether she says so or not, is that all men depend upon women, one way or another.
 
11 Sep. 1949
Pride's Castle
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18 Sep. 1949
The Little Sister
A young man from a small Kansas town has gone missing in L.A., and his kid sister hires a private eye to find him.
 
25 Sep. 1949
The Lonely
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2 Oct. 1949
The Queen Bee
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9 Oct. 1949
Something's Got to Give
A couple of New England housewives disrupt their marriages by becoming an early morning radio team.
 
16 Oct. 1949
The Last Tycoon
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
 
23 Oct. 1949
Because of the Lockwoods
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30 Oct. 1949
Damion's Daughter
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6 Nov. 1949
The House of the Seven Gables
Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.
 
13 Nov. 1949
The Promise
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20 Nov. 1949
Medical Meeting
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27 Nov. 1949
The Wonderful Mrs. Ingram
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4 Dec. 1949
Mist on the Waters
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11 Dec. 1949
The Beautiful Bequest
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25 Dec. 1949
In Beauty Like the Night
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