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I liked Ivy (1947), a gaslight noir starring Joan Fontaine, which aired on TCM a couple years ago. I would like them to show it again.  

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1948      (110 titles seen)

  1. The Red Shoes
  2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  3. Bicycle Thieves
  4. Red River
  5. Key Largo
  6. Drunken Angel
  7. They Live By Night
  8. The Fallen Idol
  9. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
  10. Fort Apache

Runner-ups: Raw DealGermany Year ZeroBrighton RockJohnny BelindaPortrait of Jennie

 

Ten Worst Movies of 1948

  1. Test Tube Babies
  2. Forbidden Women
  3. Things Happen at Night
  4. Who Killed Doc Robbin?
  5. Because of Eve
  6. Street Corner
  7. The Babe Ruth Story
  8. Casbah
  9. Here Comes Trouble
  10. The Kissing Bandit

 

Top Ten Box Office of 1948

  1. The Red Shoes
  2. The Three Musketeers
  3. Red River
  4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  5. When My Baby Smiles at Me
  6. Easter Parade
  7. Johnny Belinda
  8. The Snake Pit
  9. Joan of Arc
  10. Adventures of Don Juan

 

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1. Portrait of Jennie
2. I Remember Mama
3. The Red Shoes
4. Rope
5. The Boy with Green Hair
6. They Drive by Night
7. A Foreign Affair
8. Letter from an Unknown Woman
9. The Naked City
10. Johnny Belinda

Runners-Up: The Big Clock, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Key Largo, Sitting Pretty, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Pirate, Enchantment, The Paleface, The Snake Pit

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1.) Bicycle Thieves

2.) Rope

3.) Key Largo

4.) Letter From an Unknown Woman

5.) Treasure of Sierra Madre

6.) La Terra Trema

7.) The Boy With the Green Hair

8.) Border Street

9.) The Paleface

10.) Red River

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My top films of 1948 (87 seen):

1.  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

2.  Hamlet

3.  Oliver Twist

4.  Bicycle Thieves

5.  Letter From an Unknown Woman

6.  Red River

7.  Key Largo

8.  The Fallen Idol

9.  Scott of the Antarctic

10. The Red Shoes

Runner Ups: MacBeth, Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein, They Live by Night, Fort Apache, Unfaithfully Yours, Brighton Rock, The Search, Sitting Pretty, Cry of the City, Quartet, Blood not he Moon, The Winslow Boy, Johnny Belinda, Rope, Drunken Angel

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TREASURE losing must rate among *Oscars biggest screw ups!!!

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16 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

My top films of 1948 (87 seen):

1.  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

2.  Hamlet

3.  Oliver Twist

4.  Bicycle Thieves

5.  Letter From an Unknown Woman

6.  Red River

7.  Key Largo

8.  The Fallen Idol

9.  Scott of the Antarctic

10. The Red Shoes

Runner Ups: MacBeth, Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein, They Live by Night, Fort Apache, Unfaithfully Yours, Brighton Rock, The Search, Sitting Pretty, Cry of the City, Quartet, Blood not he Moon, The Winslow Boy, Johnny Belinda, Rope, Drunken Angel

Yet another strong cinematic year, but TREASSURE OF THE SIERRA  MADRE towers above all, no mater what holllywood &the AMPAS voted for???

 

Wasn't THE NAKED CITY also a '48 film? & the *OSCARS loved JOAN OF ARC & of course Best Actress winner for *Jane Wyman in JOHNNY BELINDA   Personally though My "Alternate *Oscar winner for Best actress that year gioes to *Olivia de Havilland in THE SNAKE PIT!

 

Plus *TRACY & *HEPBURN did a terrific (***1/2) picture in *Capra's STATE OF THE UNION

 

OOPS, how could you leave out ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN???

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*Scorsese has listed for moist of his life THE RED SHOES as being among the top ten finest ever made! & among his biggest influences since childhood

 

That year   & (SINS OF OMISSION BY *THE AMPAS) were *Bogart as Fred C. Dobbs & Edward G. Robinson  as Johnny Rocco!!!   Neither even in the golden race  

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23 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

1.) Bicycle Thieves

2.) Rope

3.) Key Largo

4.) Letter From an Unknown Woman

5.) Treasure of Sierra Madre

6.) La Terra Trema

7.) The Boy With the Green Hair

8.) Border Street

9.) The Paleface

10.) Red River

& TO LAURA POALMER< how could any true moviebuff 4-get REDC RIVER, you didn't    After *Ford saw it he told *"The Duke" "Hell, I didn;t know you could act"  unquote  & you folks left out *Ford's FORT APACHE?

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1948 favorites:

I Remember Mama
The Big Clock
Johnny Belinda
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Rope
Letter From an Unknown Woman
Sorry, Wrong Number
The Snake Pit
June Bride
The Bicycle Thieves
Call Northside 777


also like: Quartet, An Act of Murder, Easter Parade, Romance on the High Seas, The Fallen Idol, I Love Trouble, Sitting Pretty

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1949      (100 titles seen)

  1. The Third Man
  2. A Letter to Three Wives
  3. Adam's Rib
  4. White Heat
  5. Late Spring
  6. Stray Dog
  7. The Set-Up
  8. All the King's Men
  9. Kind Hearts and Coronets
  10. Twelve O'Clock High

Runner-ups: Criss CrossThe Reckless MomentThe HeiressThieves' Highway

 

Ten Worst Movies of 1949

  1. The Devil's Sleep
  2. Hollywood Burlesque
  3. Wild Weed
  4. Outpost in Morocco
  5. The Fountainhead
  6. The Big Wheel
  7. Tulsa
  8. Riders of the Whistling Pines
  9. Rim of the Canyon
  10. Batman and Robin

 

Top Ten Box Office of 1949

  1. Samson and Delilah
  2. Battleground
  3. Jolson Sings Again
  4. Sands of Iwo Jima
  5. I Was a Male War Bride
  6. Twelve O'Clock High
  7. A Letter to Three Wives
  8. The Heiress
  9. Pinky
  10. All the King's Men

 

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My top films of 1949 (89 seen):

1.  The Third Man

2.  Twelve O'Clock High

3.  All the King's Men

4.  The Heiress

5.  Kind Hearts and Coronets

6.  Champion

7.  A Letter to Three Wives

8.  Whiskey Galore

9.  The Set-Up

10. Sands of Iwo Jima

Runner Ups:  White Heat, Adam's Rib, Home of the Brave, The Man on the Eiffel Tower, The Passionate Friends, Madame Bovary, Jour de Fete, Prince of Foxes, Mighty Joe Young, Ma and Pa Kettle, The Quiet One, Abbott and Costello meet the Killer, Battleground, Passport to Pimlico, The Small Back Room, The Inspector General, The Reckless Moment, Pinky

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1949

1. The Third Man

2. A Letter to Three Wives

3. Come to the Stable

4. On the Town

5.The Heiress

6.The Reckless Moment

7.The Set-Up

8.The Red Pony

9. Pinky

10. DOA

Runners-Up: I Was a Male War Bride, White Heat, In the Good Old Summertime, Adam's Rib, My Dream is Yours, East Side West Side, That Forsythe Woman, Madame Bovary, The Stratton Story, Holiday Affair, Neptune's Daughter, Flamingo Road, The Secret Garden, Twelve O'Clock High, Whirlpool, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad, The Red Danube, Under Capricorn, All the King's Men.....and all scenes with Margaret Rutherford in Passport to Pimlico.

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1949
The Heiress
A Letter to Three Wives
On the Town
Adam's Rib
Kind Hearts and Coronets
All the King's Men
The Accused
My Friend Irma
The Window
White Heat

also like: Red Hot and Blue, The Barkleys of Broadway, East Side West Side, I Was a Male War Bride
 

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1950      (99 titles seen)

  1. Sunset Boulevard
  2. Rashomon
  3. The Asphalt Jungle
  4. In a Lonely Place
  5. Night and the City
  6. Gun Crazy
  7. Winchester '73
  8. All About Eve
  9. Rio Grande
  10. Harvey

Runner-ups: La RondeThree Came HomeWagon MasterLos OlvidadosOrpheus

 

Ten Worst Movies of 1950

  1. The Next Voice You Hear...
  2. The Flying Saucer
  3. Prehistoric Women
  4. Pagan Love Song
  5. Flying Disc Man from Mars
  6. Three Husbands
  7. Bunco Squad
  8. The Sundowners
  9. Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion
  10. The Man on the Eiffel Tower

 

Top Ten Box Office of 1950

  1. King Solomon's Mines
  2. All About Eve
  3. Cinderella
  4. Annie Get Your Gun
  5. Father of the Bride
  6. Sunset Boulevard
  7. Born Yesterday
  8. Wabash Avenue
  9. At War with the Army
  10. My Blue Heaven

 

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1 hour ago, LawrenceA said:

Ten Worst Movies of 1950

  1. Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion
  2.  

 

You don't enjoy Abbott & Costello? :o Why didn't you like this one?

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1 minute ago, Gershwin fan said:

You don't enjoy Abbott & Costello? :o Why didn't you like this one?

I like some of them, others not so much. It's been a long time since I've seen them, so I can't cite anything specific. However, I will issue the qualifier that 1950 had less truly bad movies than many other years. Numbers 6-10 on my worst list are all 5/10 rated.

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1950  favorites: (what a great year for films!)
All About Eve
Sunset Boulevard
Harvey
No Man of Her Own
Champagne for Caesar
Father of the Bride
So Long at the Fair
Annie Get Your Gun
Cheaper by the Dozen
Born Yesterday

to make it a 'top 24', I'd add:  Rashomon, House by the River, Last Holiday, Paid in Full,  Madeleine, Shadow on the Wall, The Happiest Days of Your Life, Summer Stock, Woman on the Run, Trio, Harriet Craig, Born to Be Bad, The File on Thelma Jordan, No Way Out
 

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My list -

1.) Cossacks of the Kuban

2.) Sunset Boulevard

3.) All About Eve

4.) Fall of Berlin

5.) Orpheus

6.) Father of the Bride

7.) Winchester '73

8.) Gun Crazy

9.) Harvey

10.) Annie, Get Your Gun

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My top films of 1950 (88 seen):

1.  Sunset Blvd.

2.  All About Eve

3.  The Asphalt Jungle

4.  Winchester '73

5.  King Solomon's Mines

6.  Panic In the Streets

7.  Rashomon

8.  Born Yesterday

9.  Harvey

10. The Gunfighter

Runner Ups: Three Came Home, Los Olvidados, Father of the Bride, Treasure Island, Variety Lights, La Ronde, Night and the City, The Clouded Yellow, Gun Crazy, Cinderella, So Long at the Fair, The Breaking Point, Chronicle of a Love, State Secret

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1. Sunset Boulevard

2. Caged

3. Born Yesterday

4. All About Eve

5. Broken Arrow

6. In a Lonely Place

7. Last Holiday

8. Night and the City

9. Cinderella

10. Cheaper by the Dozen

Runners-Up: Harvey, Where Danger Lives, Walk Softly Stranger, Stage Fright, No Man of Her Own, The Yellow Cab Man, Perfect Strangers, The Miniver Story

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On ‎6‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 10:27 PM, LawrenceA said:

Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1948      (110 titles seen)

  1. The Red Shoes
  2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  3. Bicycle Thieves
  4. Red River
  5. Key Largo
  6. Drunken Angel
  7. They Live By Night
  8. The Fallen Idol
  9. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
  10. Fort Apache

Runner-ups: Raw DealGermany Year ZeroBrighton RockJohnny BelindaPortrait of Jennie

 

Ten Worst Movies of 1948

  1. Test Tube Babies
  2. Forbidden Women
  3. Things Happen at Night
  4. Who Killed Doc Robbin?
  5. Because of Eve
  6. Street Corner
  7. The Babe Ruth Story
  8. Casbah
  9. Here Comes Trouble
  10. The Kissing Bandit

 

Top Ten Box Office of 1948

  1. The Red Shoes
  2. The Three Musketeers
  3. Red River
  4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  5. When My Baby Smiles at Me
  6. Easter Parade
  7. Johnny Belinda
  8. The Snake Pit
  9. Joan of Arc
  10. Adventures of Don Juan

 

*SCORSESE always since childhood loved RED SHOES  But in no way do I rank it over THE TREASURE-(among the 10-15 greatest ever made!)

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On ‎7‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 6:08 AM, Bogie56 said:

My top films of 1950 (88 seen):

1.  Sunset Blvd.

2.  All About Eve

3.  The Asphalt Jungle

4.  Winchester '73

5.  King Solomon's Mines

6.  Panic In the Streets

7.  Rashomon

8.  Born Yesterday

9.  Harvey

10. The Gunfighter

Runner Ups: Three Came Home, Los Olvidados, Father of the Bride, Treasure Island, Variety Lights, La Ronde, Night and the City, The Clouded Yellow, Gun Crazy, Cinderella, So Long at the Fair, The Breaking Point, Chronicle of a Love, State Secret

I'm well aware the stunning THE THIRD MAN is officially(by UK standards) is a 1949, but according to HOLLYWOOD it is a 1950 release!? Even winning it's only *OSCAR for B & W Cinematography for '50 & in my book among the 12 all-time finest pictures

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 11:29 PM, LawrenceA said:

I like some of them, others not so much. It's been a long time since I've seen them, so I can't cite anything specific. However, I will issue the qualifier that 1950 had less truly bad movies than many other years. Numbers 6-10 on my worst list are all 5/10 rated.

With the Marx Bros, *Chaplin, Keaton, W.C.,  & many other comedic giants of THE SILVER SCREEN-(comedy-wie) there is no division with A & C fans, all choose FRANKENSTEIN

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As for L & H someone just a few weeks ago stating THE MUSIC BOX was the most perfect movie ever made, mighty close

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