1949 in Film
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1949 in Film

The year 1949 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Samson and Delilah Paramount $28,800,000[2]
2. Battleground MGM $5,051,000
3. Jolson Sings Again
Sands of Iwo Jima
Columbia
Republic
$5,000,000
5. I Was a Male War Bride 20th Century Fox $4,100,000
6. Twelve O'Clock High 20th Century Fox $4,025,000
7. A Letter to Three Wives 20th Century Fox $3,800,000
8. The Heiress Paramount $3,700,000
9. Pinky 20th Century Fox $3,600,000
10. All the King's Men Columbia $3,500,000
11. Little Women MGM $3,500,000
12. Look for the Silver Lining Warner Bros. $3,250,000

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: All the King's Men - Rossen, Columbia
Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz - A Letter to Three Wives
Best Actor: Broderick Crawford - All the King's Men
Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland - The Heiress
Best Supporting Actor: Dean Jagger - Twelve O'Clock High
Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge - All the King's Men

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: All the King's Men
Best Director: Robert Rossen - All the King's Men
Best Actor: Broderick Crawford - All the King's Men
Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland - The Heiress
Best Foreign Language Film: The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di Biciclette), Italy

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival):

The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)

Manon, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, France

Top ten money making stars

Notable films released in 1949

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Serials

Short film series

Births

Deaths

Film Debuts

References


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