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The Best of 1949
List creator: 75to81
Created on: June 24, 2005 - 5:44 AM PDT
Description: As many of 1949's best films remind us, the socially and (to some extent) economically tumultuous immediate post -WWII years were definitely not the "good old days"

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The Set-Up (1949)
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  Film noir at its height (and best)
The Puppet Films of Jiri Trnka (1949-1965)
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  Trnka's fascinating use of stop-motion animation in "The Emperor's Nightingale" (1949 per IMDB) virtually defines moral existentialism
Stray Dog (Criterion Collection) (1949)
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  Another brilliant moral existentialist classic.........
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
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  Sociologically intriguing look at U.S. culture circa 1949 from the always-intelligent Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Champion (1949)
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  Underappreciated noir.........Kirk Douglas shines
Thieves' Highway (Criterion Collection) (1949)
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  Well-made noir
The Third Man (Criterion Collection) (1949)
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  The very definition of well-made noir
Christ in Concrete (1949)
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  Thoughtful (and fatefully devastating) film from blacklisted director Edward Dmytryk
Gun Crazy (1949)
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  Peggy Cummins is the epitome of noir's dominant female........who scared the hell out of returning soldiers
Battleground (1949)
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  A "thinking person's" war film.........if that makes sense
Adam's Rib (1949)
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  Cukor, Tracy, Hepburn......and some fine work by Judy Holliday
Too Late for Tears (1949)
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  Lizabeth Scott's character may be the most vile femme fatale in all of noir's underworld.......
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
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  (Surprisingly) good film.......transcends the inherent banality of many war films
White Heat (1949)
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Queen of Spades (1949)
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  1949 per IMDB
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
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Barsaat (1949)
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All the King's Men (1949)
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On the Town (1949)
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Criss Cross (1949)
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  1949 per IMDB

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