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Good Early Movies 1949
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Movie: The Adventures of Jane ( 1949 )
Jane is given a bracelet by an elderly admirer. He is in league with Cleaver, a suave crook, and the two plan to use Jane and the bracelet to smuggle diamonds into England.
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Movie: The Man in Black ( 1949 )
A yogi seemingly dies while simulating death and his evil second wife, and her daughter, try to force his daughter into insanity for control of his estate.
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Movie: Vote for Huggett ( 1949 )
A firm of solicitors do battle with the head of the local council over a parcel of river front land, owned by the Huggett family, in order to build a lido/community center.
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Movie: The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel ( 1949 )
A police constable goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of violent thieves.
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Movie: The Pilgrimage Play ( 1949 )
The Story of Jesus
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Movie: Vengeance Is Mine ( 1949 )
Believing himself to be dying, a man hires an assassin to kill him so he can frame an enemy for the death.
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Movie: A Man's Affair ( 1949 )
A pair of young coal miners meet two girls whilst on holiday in Ramsgate, Kent and despite family troubles, other admirers and a strict landlady they fall in love.
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Movie: One Sunday Afternoon ( 1949 )
Biff Grimes has spent the last ten years regretting that he hadn't married Virginia Brush, the girl of his dreams. Virginia ran off and married his best friend - breaking his heart. Virginia's best friend, Amy, consoles Biff.
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Movie: Four Faces West ( 1949 )
In New Mexico, a cowpoke forces a banker at gunpoint to give him a loan without collateral, in exchange for an IOU but the marshal and his posse chase after him.
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Movie: 3 Godfathers ( 1949 )
Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.
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Movie: One Touch of Venus ( 1949 )
Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. However, the problems begin when Venus falls in love with him.
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Movie: The Man from Colorado ( 1949 )
At the end of the Civil War, two friends return home to Colorado and one of them has changed and is violent and erratic.
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Movie: Shockproof ( 1949 )
After having served 5 years in prison, for killing a man while defending her disreputable lover, Harry (John Baragrey), Jenny Marsh (Patricia Knight) is set for parole. Her parole officer, Griff Marat Cornel Wilde is determined to make Jenny go straight. For lack of other prospects Griff finds Jenny a job in his own home, something totally against regulations. At first, Jenny still has feelings for Harry, but as Griff shows her more compassion and care, she falls in love with him - which Harry seems to encourage, because he has plans to crush Griff and his dreams of political office, and the situation soon becomes even more dangerous...
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Movie: Massacre Hill ( 1949 )
In 1854, Australian gold rush miners struggle for their rights against an oppressive government.
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Movie: A Letter to Three Wives ( 1949 )
A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands - but she does not say which one.
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Movie: Criss Cross ( 1949 )
An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.
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Movie: A Woman's Secret ( 1949 )
Failed singer Marian Washburn confesses she shot her friend, successful singer Susan Caldwell, but her manager Luke Jordan and Detective Fowler doubt her story and cannot establish a reasonable motive.
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Movie: Ladies of the Chorus ( 1949 )
A chorus girl falls in love with a wealthy young man, but their relationship is jeopardized by her mother's fears about the reaction of his family.
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Movie: State Department: File 649 ( 1949 )
U.S. Foreign Service officer matches wits with a Chinese warlord to try to save American citizens threatened with execution.
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Movie: The Paleface ( 1949 )
Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.
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Movie: Yellow Sky ( 1949 )
A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.
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Movie: Hour of Glory ( 1949 )
As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.
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Movie: I Shot Jesse James ( 1949 )
Bob Ford murders his best friend Jesse James in order to obtain a pardon that will free him to marry his girlfriend but is plagued by guilt and self-disgust.
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Movie: Wake of the Red Witch ( 1949 )
During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls, natives, an unscrupulous ship owner and a giant octopus.
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Movie: Alias Nick Beal ( 1949 )
A district attorney rises to political success and the governorship but loses his sense of morality once he starts associating with the shadowy and perhaps diabolical Nick Beal.
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Movie: South of St. Louis ( 1949 )
The friendship of three Texas Ranchers. Later their ranch was destroyed by Cotrell, of the Union army,and his band of outlaw raiders. The original title was "Distant Drums", this was a description of Civil War army deserters.
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Movie: Bomba: The Jungle Boy ( 1949 )
George Harland and his daughter, Patricia, are photographers who discover a wild boy in the jungle. When Patricia become lost, Bomba brings her back, overcoming plagues of locusts, forest fires and fierce wild animals.
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Movie: Ghost of Zorro ( 1949 )
It is 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. The engineer on the job is Ken Mason and he is the grandson of Don Diego Vega (also known as Zorro). As Crane sends his men or Native Americans to stop the work, Mason repeatedly puts on the Zorro costume and rides to the rescue in this twelve-chapter serial.
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Movie: The Red Pony ( 1949 )
A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results.
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Movie: Impact ( 1949 )
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.
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Movie: The Set-Up ( 1949 )
Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.
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Movie: Luxury Liner ( 1949 )
A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of musical stars--and which her father just happens to be the captain.
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Movie: Mexican Hayride ( 1949 )
Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.
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Movie: Big Jack ( 1949 )
An outlaw finds a place in his gang for a grave-robbing doctor.
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Movie: If This Be Sin ( 1949 )
A lonely wife of a workaholic husband on the magical Isle of Capri meets a charming and attractive young man. An exciting affair must end when word gets back to the husband and he becomes ill. Then the daughter enters the scene.
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Movie: Joan of Arc ( 1949 )
The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.
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Movie: Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid ( 1949 )
While on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife, a middle-aged man unexpectedly finds, and falls in love with, a mermaid.
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Movie: My Dream Is Yours ( 1949 )
An agent must search for a new personality to replace a popular singer who refuses to renew his radio contract. He finds one in the form of a single mother, but complications soon occur.
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Movie: Son of a Badman ( 1949 )
Marshals Lash LaRue and Fuzzy Jones are after the mysterious masked outlaw 'El Sombre' and his men. The job becomes more difficult when they find the Sheriff is in cahoots with the outlaws.
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Movie: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ( 1949 )
A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.
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Movie: Johnny Stool Pigeon ( 1949 )
US Treasury agent George Morton persuades convicted criminal Johnny Evans to help him destroy a drug smuggling ring in exchange for early parole.
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Movie: Portrait of Jennie ( 1949 )
A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.
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Movie: The Dark Past ( 1949 )
An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.
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Movie: Stampede ( 1949 )
In 1887 Arizona, in the context of the settler-vs-cattleman struggle, two rancher brothers fall in-love with the same settler girl while crooked businessmen try to swindle both sides.
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Movie: Outpost in Morocco ( 1949 )
After escorting an Emir's daughter to her father's stronghold, French Foreign Legion Captain Gerard's unit joins an isolated Moroccan outpost facing imminent attack by rebel Bedouin tribes.
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Movie: The Sun Comes Up ( 1949 )
Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her late son. Punctuated with song-filled interludes.
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Movie: Alice in Wonderland ( 1949 )
This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and stop motion animation.
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Movie: Across the Rio Grande ( 1949 )
Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally and rescuers Jimmy Wakely and Cannonball Taylor. Steve is investigating his father's sudden death after charges of theft from the Sloan/Carson mine. Sloan is killed after Wakely learns that ore is being smuggled across the Mexican border into the mine, and then sold at the higher U.S. prices.
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Movie: The Devil's Sleep ( 1949 )
The head of an illegal drug ring uses a women's health spa as a front for his sleeping-pill racket.
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Movie: Champion ( 1949 )
Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.
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Movie: Tulsa ( 1949 )
In Tulsa, when a rancher dies during a feud with a major oil company, his daughter, driven by revenge, starts digging for oil herself.
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Movie: Batman and Robin ( 1949 )
The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind.
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Movie: The Doolins of Oklahoma ( 1949 )
Former Dalton gang member Bill Doolin puts together his own bank-robbing gang but federal Marshals are closing in.
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Movie: Africa Screams ( 1949 )
Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...
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Movie: Hellfire ( 1949 )
A reformed gambler turned preacher, partners with a pretty, female fugitive outlaw, runs into an old pal who's also a marshal and they both fall for the same bad gal.
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Movie: Man on the Run ( 1949 )
An Army deserter, still a fugitive in Post-War Britain, wanders into a pawn-shop robbery and finds himself wanted for murder. He meets a war widow who helps him elude the police while he looks for the real criminals.
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Movie: Mystery at the Burlesque ( 1949 )
A man watching a musical show at the Windmill theatre is shot apparently from the stage. The cast continues the performance so that the detective can solve the murder.
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Movie: King of the Rocket Men ( 1949 )
Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan.
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Movie: Force of Evil ( 1949 )
An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.
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Movie: Lust for Gold ( 1949 )
Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Dutchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered.
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Movie: Whisky Galore! ( 1949 )
Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.
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Movie: Not Wanted ( 1949 )
After a beautiful but unsophisticated girl is seduced by a worldly piano player and gives up her out-of-wedlock baby, her guilt compels her to kidnap another child.
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Movie: The Great Sinner ( 1949 )
A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits the ultimate degradation of robbing a church poor box in order to feed his compulsion.
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Movie: John Loves Mary ( 1949 )
A GI marries the English girlfriend of his best friend to get her into the U.S. for his friend who lost track of her in the war only to find on returning home that he is stuck with the girl because the friend has married someone else.
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Movie: House of Strangers ( 1949 )
After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.
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Movie: The Fountainhead ( 1949 )
An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.
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Movie: Lost Boundaries ( 1949 )
This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves to Georgia. When he arrives at the black clinic in Georgia, he discovers that the job must inconveniently go to a Southerner. Discussions between two nurses at this clinic suggest that Scott's light skin may have some bearing on the decision not to hire him. Defeated but not conquered, Scott returns to Massachusetts to live with his in-laws until he can get employment. He tries unsuccessfully to obtain employment as an African American. Because Marsha is pregnant, Scott decides to take a job at Portsmouth Hospital, but he reluctantly does so as a white man. While there, he manages to save the life of Dr. Bracket, who encourages him to take a postion in Keenham, New Hampshire. Scott decides to continue "passing" for white. In Keenham, Dr. Scott Carter proves to be quite a success for the town. For twenty years, Dr. and Mrs. Carter live peacefully in Keenham with son, Howard and daughter, Shelley. All goes well until Scott and Howard decide to enter the military during World War II. When Scott applies for officer status with the Navy, an investigation reveals his black heritage, and he is barred from receiving a commission.
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Movie: The Lady Gambles ( 1949 )
A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling.
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Movie: Bless 'Em All ( 1949 )
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Movie: Any Number Can Play ( 1949 )
Gambling-house owner finds himself estranged from his wife and son.
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Movie: Wild Weed ( 1949 )
A chorus girl's career is ruined and her brother is driven to suicide when she starts smoking marijuana.
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Movie: The Window ( 1949 )
To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9-year-old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, but no one will believe him.
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Movie: The Secret Garden ( 1949 )
A girl is sent to live with her uncle on his estate when her parents die. There she discovers much intrigue, family history and secrets and personal baggage. In particular, a screaming child and...a secret garden.
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Movie: The Great Dan Patch ( 1949 )
Story of the legendary trotting horse Dan Patch.
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Movie: Passport to Pimlico ( 1949 )
Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.
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Movie: Look for the Silver Lining ( 1949 )
This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way to Broadway stardom, frequently in company with her mentor, dancer Jack Donahue (Ray Bolger).
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Movie: Trail of the Yukon ( 1949 )
Matt Blaine and his son, Jim, and their men, rob John Dawson's bank, although Jim doesn't approve, even though Dawson jumped Matt's mining claim. Their accomplices double-cross them and the Blaines escape by canoe. They are followed and meet Royal Candian Mounted Policeman Bob McDonald, who helps them fight until all three men are wounded. Aided by Chinook, McDonald's dog, they escape but Matt dies. McDonald then sets out to prove that Dawson was the real culprit.
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Movie: Take Me Out to the Ball Game ( 1949 )
Two turn-of-the-century baseball players, who work in vaudeville during the off-season, run into trouble with their team's new female owner and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant.
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Movie: Mr. Soft Touch ( 1949 )
When he learns that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner, returning WW2 hero Joe Miracle steals the money from the club's safe and hides in a settlement home, while the mob is on his tail.
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Movie: The Fan ( 1949 )
Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his afternoons with an adventuress who is working her way through London's high society, Mrs. Erlynne. Worse, Windermere gives her big sums of money. To crown it all he asks his wife to invite the detestable woman to her own birthday party. Upset and outraged, the puritan Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband and goes to Lord Robert Darlington, who has been courting her for some time. Unfortunately she leaves her fan -the one Robert offered her for her birthday - in Robert's house...
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Movie: It's a Great Feeling ( 1949 )
A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her.
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Movie: It Happens Every Spring ( 1949 )
A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.
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Movie: Parole, Inc. ( 1949 )
Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.
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Movie: Too Late for Tears ( 1949 )
Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even if it means murder.
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Movie: You're My Everything ( 1949 )
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
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Movie: Black Magic ( 1949 )
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
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Movie: Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff ( 1949 )
Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.
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Movie: Night Unto Night ( 1949 )
A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meets a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.
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Movie: Mighty Joe Young ( 1949 )
A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.
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Movie: White Heat ( 1949 )
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn.
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Movie: The Kid from Cleveland ( 1949 )
Baseball team (the Cleveland Indians) helps a troubled teenaged fan.
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Movie: The Undercover Man ( 1949 )
Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.
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Movie: Red, Hot and Blue ( 1949 )
An aspiring actress finds herself in a jam when a gangster, who is backing the show she is in, is found dead in her apartment.
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Movie: Dear Mr. Prohack ( 1949 )
Arthur Prohack (Cecil Parker) is an official in the Treasury Department with a reputation for fiscal efficiency and running a tight ship. One day he finds out that a struggling businessman to whom he once loaned money used that money to amass a fortune, and after his death he left much of it to Prohack. Despite his reputation for his adept handling of money at his job, he seems to be much less adept at handling his newfound riches.
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Movie: The House Across the Street ( 1949 )
Dave Joslin, the managing editor of a big-city newspaper, is demoted and moved to the Miss Lonely Hearts column-writing department by the newspaper's publisher, J. B. Grennell, because Joslin refuses to desist in printing stories linking a gangster, Matthew Keever, to a murder. But Joslin, aided by Kit Williams, a newspaper woman with whom he is in love, investigate the murder case on their own time and, after several narrow escapes from death, finally solve it.
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Movie: The Gay Lady ( 1949 )
In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to find out.
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Movie: The Cowboy and the Indians ( 1949 )
Evil Indian Agent Richards is cheating the Indians into starvation. Gene shows that their raids are only for survival.
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Movie: The Fighting Kentuckian ( 1949 )
In 1818 Alabama, French settlers are pitted against greedy land-grabber Blake Randolph but Kentucky militiaman John Breen, who's smitten with French gal Fleurette De Marchand, comes to the settlers' aid.
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Movie: Silent Dust ( 1949 )
A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held, the son shows up; it turns out that he wasn't killed in battle but deserted, and has become a blackmailer and a killer. He wants to get some money to "start a new life", but his blind father senses that something is wrong and sets out to find out what's going on.
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Movie: I Was a Male War Bride ( 1949 )
After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.
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