Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1949

1. Little Women (1949) Little Women (1949)
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The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household... Dir: Mervyn LeRoy With: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien Drama | Family | Romance 122 mins.
2. The Third Man (1949) 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. Dir: Carol Reed With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 104 mins.
3. Madame Bovary (1949) Madame Bovary (1949)
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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. Dir: Vincente Minnelli With: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin Drama | Romance 114 mins.
4. A Letter to Three Wives (1949) A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
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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. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz With: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern Drama | Romance 103 mins.
5. Samson and Delilah (1949) Samson and Delilah (1949)
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille With: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders Adventure | Drama | History | Romance 131 mins.
6. White Heat (1949) White Heat (1949)
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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. Dir: Raoul Walsh With: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien Action | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 114 mins.
7. The Fountainhead (1949) The Fountainhead (1949)
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards. Dir: King Vidor With: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey Drama | Romance 114 mins.
8. The Secret Garden (1949) The Secret Garden (1949)
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A girl is sent to live with her uncle on his estate when her parents die. There she discovers much intrigue, family history and secrets and personal baggage. In particular, a screaming child and...a secret garden. Dir: Fred M. Wilcox With: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell Drama | Family 92 mins.
9. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
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An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Dir: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi With: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Horror 68 mins.
10. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. Dir: Allan Dwan With: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara Action | Drama | Romance | War United States-PASSED 100 mins.