1949 in film

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List of years in film (table)
  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1948
  • 1949
  • 1950
  • 1951
  • 1952
  • 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]

    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]

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    Film Debuts[edit]

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