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 20th Century Fox $3,250,000

Awards[edit]

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 RossenAll the King's Men
Best Actor: Broderick CrawfordAll the King's Men
Best Actress: Olivia de HavillandThe 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[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

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K-L

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N-O

P-Q

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Serials[edit]

Short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film Debuts[edit]

References[edit]