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Oscars 1949: Winners and Nominees of the 21st Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1949 on 03/24/1949.

The 21st Academy Awards features numerous firsts. It was the first time a non-Hollywood production won Best Picture, Hamlet and the first time an individual (Laurence Olivier) directed himself in an Oscar-winning performance. It was the first Academy Awards ceremony to be giving awards for Best Costume Design. John Huston directed two films in this awards year for which his actors won Oscars: his father, Walter Huston, in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; and Claire Trevor for Key Largo. The Huston family won three Oscars that evening. The ceremony was moved from the Shrine Auditorium to the Academy's own theater, primarily because the major Hollywood studios had withdrawn their financial support in order to address rumors that they had been trying to influence voters. Humphrey Bogart failed to receive a nomination for Best Actor in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, eventually considered one of the Academy's greatest slights in Oscar history. Joan of Arc set a record by receiving seven nominations without being nominated for Best Picture; this stood until They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) received nine nominations at the 42nd Academy Awards without Best Picture. Hamlet became the fifth film to win Best Picture without a screenwriting nomination; the next to do so would be ... ()

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Red River(1948)

NR
| 2h 13min | Western, Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 154 votes)

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre(1948)

NR
| 2h 6min | Adventure, Drama, Western
4.0/5 (with 382 votes)

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.

The Naked City(1948)

1h 36min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 80 votes)

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl's killer.

Key Largo(1948)

1h 40min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 159 votes)

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.

The Red Shoes(1948)

NR
| 2h 13min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 191 votes)

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Easter Parade(1948)

NR
| 1h 47min | Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 45 votes)

On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him. To prove Nadine's not important to him, Don acquires innocent new protegee Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year's Easter parade.

Hamlet(1948)

NR
| 2h 35min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 81 votes)

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

The Three Musketeers(1948)

3.3/5 (with 45 votes)

Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.

Sorry, Wrong Number(1948)

1h 29min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 52 votes)

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.

Joan of Arc(1948)

2h 25min | War, Drama, History
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

In the 15th Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from Heaven asking her to lead God's Army against Orleans and crowning the weak Dauphin Charles VII as King of France. Joan gathers the people with her faith, forms an army and conquers Orleans.

The Pirate(1948)

3.4/5 (with 29 votes)

A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Portrait of Jennie(1948)

3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

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The Search(1948)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 23 votes)

In postwar Germany, a displaced Czech boy, separated from his family during wartime, is befriended by an American GI while the boy's mother desperately searches for him.

Johnny Belinda(1948)

NR
| 1h 42min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 23 votes)

A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.

Mickey and the Seal(1948)

3.5/5 (with 11 votes)

Mickey accidentally takes a seal home, after it sneaks into his picnic basket. When Mickey takes a bath, the seal is discovered and Mickey returns him to the park. Later, however, Mickey and Pluto discover that the bathroom is filled with seals!

A Foreign Affair(1948)

3.5/5 (with 39 votes)

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Moonrise(1948)

1h 30min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 19 votes)

Stigmatized from infancy by the fate of his criminal father, a man is bruised and bullied until one night, in a fit of rage, he kills his most persistent tormentor. As the police close in around him, he makes a desperate bid for the love of the dead man’s fiancée, a schoolteacher who sees the wounded soul behind his aggression.

The Snake Pit(1948)

1h 48min | Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 33 votes)

Virginia Cunningham is confused upon finding herself in a mental hospital, with no memory of her arrival at the institution. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize her husband, Robert, she is treated by Dr. Mark Kik, who is determined to get to the root of her mental illness. As her treatment progresses, flashbacks depict events in Virginia's life that may have contributed to her instability.

The Paleface(1948)

1h 31min | Comedy, Western
3.2/5 (with 19 votes)

Bob Hope stars in this laugh-packed wild west spoof co-starring Jane Russell as a sexy Calamity Jane, Hope is a meek frontier dentist, "Painless" Peter Potter, who finds himself gunslinging alongside the fearless Calamity as she fights off outlaws and Indians.

Sitting Pretty(1948)

1h 23min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, but a most eccentric, outrageously forthright genius with seemingly a million careers and experiences behind him.

Romance on the High Seas(1948)

NR
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

Doris Day, in her film debut, plays Georgia Garrett, a singer sent by jealous wife Elvira Kent on an ocean cruise to masquerade as herself while she secretly stays home to catch her husband cheating. Meanwhile equally suspicious husband Michael Kent has sent a private eye on the same cruise to catch his wife cheating. Love and confusion ensues along with plenty of musical numbers.

I Remember Mama(1948)

2h 14min | Kids & Family, Drama
3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

Norwegian immigrant Marta Hanson keeps a firm but loving hand on her household of four children, a devoted husband and a highly-educated lodger who reads Charles Dickens to the family every evening. Through financial crises, illnesses and the small triumphs of everyday life, Marta maintains her optimism and sense of humor, traits she passes on to her aspiring-author daughter, Katrin.

Louisiana Story(1948)

1h 18min | Drama, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 14 votes)

The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

Directed by Robert J. Flaherty - With Frank Hardy

Casbah(1948)

2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Pepe Le Moko (Tony Martin) leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France.

That Lady in Ermine(1948)

3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years before, comes to life from a portrait to help her descendant. Complicating factor: the newlywed countess feels strangely drawn to the handsome invader...

Tea for Two Hundred(1948)

3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

Donald is preparing a little picnic when he sees some ants passing by. He decides to tease one, ultimately by piling lots of food onto it. The ant eventually stumbles, but realizes Donald is sitting on a veritable gold mine. He rallies his fellow ants, and while Donald is napping, they cart him to a cliff and drop him into the river. When he returns to the raid in progress, he finds himself powerless to stop it. He dynamites the ant hill, but that only separates the ledge he's standing on, and he finds himself in the river again as the ants finish off a cupcake.

Directed by Jack Hannah

The Little Orphan(1949)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare, and Nibbles is always hungry. They start by raiding Tom's milk dish, but Tom wakes up and drains it. Fortunately, Mammy has just put out a huge Thanksgiving feast, just ready for the raiding. And that's just what Tom and Nibbles do, grabbing Pilgrim hats from the table decorations. All goes fairly well until Nibbles eats a whole orange, which is way too big for him. Jerry smacks him with a spoon, which sends the orange flying, right into Tom's mouth. Tom stalks up to the table in a feather duster, which turns into an Indian headdress. Battle follows, featuring Tom sending flaming cat-tails after the mice, and culminating in a champagne bottle launching Tom into the dish cabinet, which crashes down. Tom waves a white flag, and all three sit down to a polite dinner, but Nibbles eats the whole turkey before anyone else can touch it.

Mouse Wreckers(1949)

3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Mice Hubie and Bertie drive Claude the cat insane through an escalating series of head games.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Seal Island(1948)

27min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Seal Island is a 1948 American documentary film directed by James Algar. It won an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).

Directed by James Algar

The Loves of Carmen(1948)

1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Gypsy Carmen drives men wild in 1820s Spain, especially the dragoon Don Jose.

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