1949 in film

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List of years in film (table)
In television
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952

The year 1949 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

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[edit]

Category/Organization 7th Golden Globe Awards
February 23, 1950
22nd Academy Awards
March 23, 1950
Best Film All the King's Men
Best Director Robert Rossen
All the King's Men
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 James Whitmore
Battleground
Dean Jagger
Twelve O'Clock High
Best Supporting Actress Mercedes McCambridge
All the King's Men
Best Screenplay, Adapted Robert Pirosh
Battleground
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
A Letter to Three Wives
Best Screenplay, Original Robert Pirosh
Battleground
Best Foreign Language Film Bicycle Thieves

Top ten money making stars[edit]

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bob Hope
2. Bing Crosby
3. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
4. John Wayne
5. Gary Cooper
6. Cary Grant
7. Betty Grable
8. Esther Williams
9. Humphrey Bogart
10. Clark Gable

Notable films released in 1949[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

A

B

C

D

E

F

G-H

I

J

K-L

M

N-O

P-Q

R

S

T-V

W-Z

Serials[edit]

Short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film Debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxoffice Magazine - December 10, 1949, p. 26". Boxoffice.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Samson and Delilah". The Numbers. Retrieved May 3, 2014.