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Oscars 1950: Winners and Nominees of the 22nd Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 61 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1950 on 03/23/1950.

The 22nd Academy Awards was held on March 23, 1950, at the RKO Pantages Theatre and awarded Oscars for the best in films in 1949. This was the final year in which all five Best Picture nominees were in black and white, and the first year in which every film nominated for Best Picture won multiple Oscars. ()

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Bicycle Thieves(1948)

NR
| 1h 29min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 556 votes)

Antonio, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, at last finds a good job hanging up posters, the only requirement for which is that he must have his own bicycle. When Antonio’s bicycle is stolen, he and his son are forced to walk the streets of Rome in search of it, or else face ruin.

White Heat(1949)

1h 54min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 98 votes)

A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events take a crazy turn.

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon(1949)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Western
3.5/5 (with 77 votes)

After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, wife of the Fort's commanding officer, and her niece, the pretty Olivia Dandridge, who are being evacuated for their own safety. Brittles is only a few days away from retirement and Olivia has caught the eye of two of the young officers in the Company, Lt. Flint Cohill and 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell. She's taken to wearing a yellow ribbon in her hair, a sign that she has a beau in the Cavalry, but refuses to say for whom she is wearing it.

Little Women(1949)

3.8/5 (with 52 votes)

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother - a very outspoken women for her time. The story is of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.

Paisan(1946)

2h 5min | History, Drama, War
3.8/5 (with 65 votes)

Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice.

On the Town(1949)

3.5/5 (with 63 votes)

Three sailors - Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York and the Big Apple will never be the same! Gabey falls head over heels for "Miss Turnstiles of the Month" (he thinks she's a high society deb when she's really a 'cooch dancer at Coney Island); innocent Chip gets highjacked (literally) by a lady cab driver; and Ozzie becomes the object of interest of a gorgeous anthropologist who thinks he's the perfect example of a "prehistoric man". Wonderful music and terrific shots of New York at its best.

All the King's Men(1949)

NR
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 49 votes)

All The King's Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Stark from a rural county seat to the governor's mansion.

Twelve O'Clock High(1949)

2h 12min | War, Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

In this story of the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany, General Frank Savage must take command of a "hard luck" bomber group. Much of the story deals with his struggle to whip his group into a disciplined fighting unit in spite of heavy losses, and withering attacks by German fighters over their targets.

The Heiress(1949)

1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 48 votes)

Dull and plain Catherine lives with her emotionally distant father, Dr. Sloper, in 1840s New York. Her days are empty -- filled with little more than needlepoint. Enter handsome Morris Townsend, a dashing social climber with his eye on the spinster's heart and substantial inheritance.

Sands of Iwo Jima(1949)

1h 40min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.2/5 (with 29 votes)

The relationship between Sergeant Stryker and a group of rebellious recruits is made difficult by the Sergeant's tough training tactics. At Tarawa, the leathernecks have a chance to see Stryker in action, and begin to appreciate him.

Directed by Allan Dwan - With John Wayne, John Agar, Forrest Tucker, Adele Mara, James Brown, Arthur Franz, ...

Adventures of Don Juan(1948)

3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

The adventures of the notorious Spanish Lothario Don Juan highlights Errol Flynn's swashbuckling and romantic antics.

The Fallen Idol(1948)

1h 36min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 37 votes)

Phillipe, the son of an ambassador in London, idolizes Baines, his father's butler, a kind of hero in the eyes of the child, whose perception changes when he accidentally discovers the secret that Baines keeps and witnesses the consequences that adults' lies can cause.

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A Letter to Three Wives(1949)

1h 43min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 29 votes)

Lora May Hollingsway, who grew up next to the wrong side of the tracks, married her boss who thinks she is just a gold digger. Rita Phipps makes as much money writing radio scripts at night as her school teacher husband does. Deborah Bishop looked great in a Navy uniform in WWII but fears she'll never be dressed just right for the Country Club set. These three wives are boarding a boat filled with children going on a picnic when a messenger on a bicycle hands them a letter addressed to all three from Addie who has just left town with one of their husbands. They won't know which one until that night.

Champion(1949)

1h 39min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.

Mighty Joe Young(1949)

3.4/5 (with 20 votes)

After being taken from his home in Africa, Gorilla "Joe" is an instant hit in a Hollywood nightclub. This fun and wonderfully entertaining slant on "King Kong" is much better than Kong's 1934 sequel, "Son of Kong". This all ages adventure has superb special effects from Willis O'Brien and his protege, Ray Harryhausen.

Madame Bovary(1949)

1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

Based on the French literary classic, this drama presents author Gustave Flaubert narrating his tale of infidelity and narcissism. After marrying small-town doctor Charles Bovary, Emma becomes tired of her limited social status and begins to have affairs, first with the young Leon Dupuis and later with the wealthy Rodolphe Boulanger. Eventually, however, her self-involved behavior catches up with her.

Toy Tinkers(1949)

NR
| 7min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

When Donald Duck chops a Christmas tree, the inquisitive chipmunks Chip and Dale follow and see him decorate it with nuts and sweets. So they sneak in his home, determined to 'harvest' it all, using the toys for the Duck nephews, as if Christmas came early for them, so to say. Donald puts up an equally 'playful' yet grim defense, so it all rapidly escalates into a bitter miniature two-to-one-giant war over the Christmas-treats.

Directed by Jack Hannah

Battleground(1949)

1h 58min | Action, Adventure, Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 24 votes)

The film concentrates on the camaraderie and the divisions between the troops as they ready for the big offensive. Told in a taut narrative, the men of the 101st, led by Van Johnson, wait out the winter in the Ardennes forest to confront the German army in what would be the last major offensive of World War II. The men are demoralized and trapped, with no hope of support from the Allies.

For Scent-imental Reasons(1949)

NR
| 7min | Animation
3.6/5 (with 12 votes)

Pepé Le Pew invades a Parisian perfumery, where he sniffs the various scents. The shopkeeper runs in horror and recruits a female cat to run the skunk out of the shop. She tosses the cat inside, and a bottle of dye falls over, accidentally painting a white stripe down the cat's back. Pepé gives chase...

Directed by Chuck Jones

The Window(1949)

1h 13min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 11 votes)

An imaginative boy who frequently makes things up witnesses a murder, but can't get his parents or the police to believe him. The only people taking him seriously are the killers - who live upstairs, know that he saw what they did, and are out to permanently silence him.

Pinky(1949)

1h 42min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's house in the South after graduating from a Northern nursing school. Pinky tells her grandmother that she has been "passing" for white while at school in the North. In addition, Pinky has fallen in love with a young white doctor, Dr. Thomas Adams, who knows nothing about her black heritage.

The Stratton Story(1949)

1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

Hatch Up Your Troubles(1949)

3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

A baby woodpecker mistakes Jerry for his mother. The mouse rejects the newly hatched bird but soon finds himself protecting it against his feline nemesis, Tom.

Beyond the Forest(1949)

1h 37min | Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Rosa, the self-serving wife of a small-town doctor, gets a better offer when a wealthy big-city man insists she get a divorce and marry him instead. Soon she demonstrates she is capable of rather deplorable acts -- including murder.

It Happens Every Spring(1949)

1h 27min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.

Passport to Pimlico(1949)

1h 24min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

When an unexploded WWII bomb is accidentally detonated in Pimlico, it reveals a treasure trove and documents proving that the region is in fact part of Burgundy, France and thus foreign territory. The British government attempts to regain control by setting up border controls and cutting off services to the area.

Neptune's Daughter(1949)

3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O'Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love. Meanwhile, Betty's sensible older sister Eve fears Betty's heart will be broken when Jose returns to South America. She arranges to meet with the real O'Rourke and love soon blossoms between them as well.

My Foolish Heart(1950)

1h 38min
3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and remembers her time with her true love, Walt Dreiser, at the beginning of the Second World War. She recalls the events that lead up to her split with Mary Jane, and how Lew married Eloise rather than Mary Jane.

Prince of Foxes(1949)

1h 47min | Adventure, Drama, History
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

In 1500, Duke Cesare Borgia hopes to marry his sister (widowed by poison) to the heir apparent of Ferrara, which impedes his conquest of central Italy. On this delicate mission he sends Andrea Orsini, his sister's lover and nearly as unscrupulous as himself. En route, Orsini meets Camilla Verano, wife of the count of Citta' del Monte (Borgia's next intended conquest); and sentiment threatens to turn him against his deadly master, whom no one betrays twice...

The Barkleys of Broadway(1949)

NR
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 11 votes)

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful musical-comedy team, known for their stormy but passionate relationship. Dinah feels overshadowed by Josh and limited by the lighthearted musical roles he directs her in. So she decides to stretch her skills by taking a role in a serious drama, directed by another man.

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