Films of 1948

by christopherpip | created - 07 Jul 2013 | updated - 10 Jul 2018 | Public

These are the films I have seen from the year 1948.

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1. Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

Passed | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The great lover Don Juan comes to the assistance of his queen.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,528

2. All My Sons (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

During WW2, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians, Louisa Horton

Votes: 1,453

3. Anna Karenina (1948)

Approved | 139 min | Drama, Romance

A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

Votes: 2,285

4. Another Part of the Forest (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Romance

This 'prequel' to The Little Foxes tells how the ruthless members of the old-South Hubbard family got that way.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Fredric March, Dan Duryea, Edmond O'Brien, Ann Blyth

Votes: 382

5. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 129,946 | Gross: $0.33M

a/k/a 'The Bicycle Thief'

6. A Date with Judy (1948)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challenged by her overly proper parents, pesky brother Randolph, and boyfriend Oogie.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 1,012

7. Docks of New Orleans (1948)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After the partners in the LaFontaine Chemical Co. sign a legal agreement leaving their share to the surviving partner(s), two of them are murdered.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Roland Winters, Virginia Dale, Mantan Moreland, John Gallaudet

Votes: 318

8. Drunken Angel (1948)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 8,853

9. The Eagle with Two Heads (1948)

93 min | Drama

Political intrigue and psychological drama run parallel. The queen is in seclusion, veiling her face for the ten years since her husband's assassination, longing to join him in death. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Cocteau | Stars: Edwige Feuillère, Silvia Monfort, Jean Marais, Jean Debucourt

Votes: 401

a/k/a 'The Eagle with Two Heads'

10. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 103 min | Musical, Romance

A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

Votes: 7,813 | Gross: $9.03M

11. Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

A willful woman concocts an elaborate scheme to trap a handsome pediatrician into marriage.

Director: Don Hartman | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Franchot Tone, Diana Lynn

Votes: 1,934

12. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 7,059 | Gross: $0.34M

13. Family Honeymoon (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

A bachelor marries a widow and her three kids join the honeymoon.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Rita Johnson, William H. Daniels

Votes: 169

14. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 6,179

15. Fort Apache (1948)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 15,062

16. Hamlet (1948)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 14,011

17. I Remember Mama (1948)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family

The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Votes: 4,679

18. Johnny Belinda (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

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.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 3,892

19. Key Largo (1948)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 34,353

20. The Luck of the Irish (1948)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

Following American reporter Stephen Fitzgerald from Ireland to New York, a grateful leprechaun acts as the newsman's servant and conscience.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Cecil Kellaway, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 750

21. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny

Votes: 9,486

22. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

While on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife, a middle-aged man unexpectedly finds, and falls in love with, a mermaid.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey, Andrea King

Votes: 984

23. On an Island with You (1948)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalban, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 710

24. One Sunday Afternoon (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Musical, Romance

Biff Grimes has spent the last ten years regretting that he hadn't married Amy Lind, the girl of his dreams.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 147

25. The Paleface (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Western

Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian

Votes: 3,338

26. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 4,008 | Gross: $2.96M

27. Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

Votes: 5,703

28. Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Western

A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of his old friend threatens their burgeoning relationship.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray

Votes: 1,735

29. Red River (1948)

Passed | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

Votes: 25,755

30. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jean Short

Votes: 24,875 | Gross: $10.90M

31. Rope (1948)

PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Votes: 116,541

32. The Search (1948)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, War

In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey

Votes: 3,461

33. Sitting Pretty (1948)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Family

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, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

Votes: 1,744

34. The Snake Pit (1948)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Mystery

A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm

Votes: 6,086 | Gross: $10.00M

35. A Song Is Born (1948)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey

Votes: 1,904

36. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

Votes: 8,789

37. Summer Holiday (1948)

93 min | Musical

Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Huston, Frank Morgan

Votes: 437

38. That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years ... See full summary »

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger | Stars: Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero, Walter Abel

Votes: 598 | Gross: $1.41M

39. They Live by Night (1948)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 6,066

40. Three Daring Daughters (1948)

Approved | 115 min | Musical, Romance

It's Tess' graduation day from "Miss Drakes School for Girls". During the choir's performance at the ceremony, Tess notices that her beautiful, divorcee mother, Louise Rayton Morgan isn't ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, José Iturbi, Jane Powell, Edward Arnold

Votes: 433

41. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 7,563

42. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

98 Metascore

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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 104,677 | Gross: $5.01M

43. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Sir Alfred De Carter suspects his wife of infidelity. While conducting a symphony orchestra, he imagines three different ways of dealing with the situation. When the concert ends, he tries ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 4,280

44. The Velvet Touch (1948)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A Broadway star unintentionally kills her impresario but keeps mum about it when the police investigator targets a rival actress.

Director: Jack Gage | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Leo Genn, Claire Trevor, Sydney Greenstreet

Votes: 754

45. The Woman in White (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young

Votes: 1,170

46. A Woman's Vengeance (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A cheating husband is charged in the poisoning death of his invalid wife, in spite of other women and suicide also being suspected.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth, Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 283

47. Words and Music (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson, Perry Como

Votes: 1,077

48. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne,... See full summary »

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Joan Fontaine, James Stewart, Eddie Albert, Roland Young

Votes: 626

49. You Were Meant for Me (1948)

Approved | 92 min | Musical

1920's bandleader Chuck Arnold meets hometown girl Peggy at one of the band's dances and next day weds her. Though she loves him, life on the road becomes increasingly difficult for her, ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dan Dailey, Oscar Levant, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 204