Films of 1948by 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
Votes: 7,813 | Gross: $9.03M
12. The Fallen Idol (1948)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 7,059 | Gross: $0.34M
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 4,008 | Gross: $2.96M
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 24,875 | Gross: $10.90M
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
42. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »