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Ladri di biciclette

A working man's livelihood is threatened when someone steals his bicycle.

Release On: 24th - November - 1948

Vote Count: 1707
Vote Average: 8.3/10


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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.

Release On: 15th - January - 1948

Vote Count: 814
Vote Average: 8.1/10


Fort Apache

In John Ford's sombre exploration of the mythology of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to destroy the Apache chief Cochise after luring him across the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.

Release On: 14th - June - 1948

Vote Count: 244
Vote Average: 7/10


Los Tres Huastecos

This is the story of three brothers (a priest, a soldier and an outlaw) that are raised separately by their godfathers once their mother dies. They cross their paths again when the soldier and the priest move into two towns near the town the outlaw lives in. The drama will unfold once the three brothers meet each other.

Release On: 5th - August - 1948

Vote Count: 72
Vote Average: 8.2/10


Rope

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Release On: 11th - March - 1948

Vote Count: 1913
Vote Average: 8/10


The Red Shoes

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.

Release On: 6th - September - 1948

Vote Count: 412
Vote Average: 8.1/10


Key Largo

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.

Release On: 16th - July - 1948

Vote Count: 340
Vote Average: 7.6/10


Melody Time

In the grand tradition of Disney's great musical classics, Melody Time features seven timeless stories, each enhanced with high-spirited music and unforgettable characters. Disney favorite Donald Duck puts on a display of jazzy antics as the star of "Blame It On The Samba." Music becomes a real adventure for a busy bumble bee in "Bumble Boogie." Cheer on the mischievous young tugboat in "Little Toot" and root for the heroes of legend and myth in "Johnny Appleseed" and "Pecos Bill." You'll tap your toes and clap your hands in this witty feast for the eyes and ears.

Release On: 27th - May - 1948

Vote Count: 193
Vote Average: 6.3/10


Hamlet

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.

Release On: 10th - December - 1948

Vote Count: 173
Vote Average: 7.6/10


Red River

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.

Release On: 26th - August - 1948

Vote Count: 333
Vote Average: 7.4/10


3 Godfathers

Three outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her baby. They swear to bring the infant to safety across the desert, even at the risk of their own lives.

Release On: 31st - December - 1948

Vote Count: 114
Vote Average: 6.7/10


The Naked City

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.

Release On: 4th - March - 1948

Vote Count: 170
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Yellow Sky

In 1867, a gang led by James "Stretch" Dawson robs a bank and flees into the desert. Out of water, the outlaws come upon a ghost town called Yellow Sky and its only residents, a hostile young woman named Mike and her grandpa. The story is a Western adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

Release On: 24th - December - 1948

Vote Count: 74
Vote Average: 6.9/10


Oliver Twist

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble, for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger and his criminal mentor, Fagin. When kindly Mr. Brownlow takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy.

Release On: 28th - June - 1948

Vote Count: 155
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Force of Evil

Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.

Release On: 25th - December - 1948

Vote Count: 81
Vote Average: 6.8/10


Germania anno zero

The final film in Rossellini's war film trilogy (the first two being Rome, Open City and Paisà). Germany Year Zero takes place in post-war Germany, unlike the others, which take place in German-occupied Rome and post-war Italy, respectively. The story follows a twelve-year-old boy, Edmund Kohler, who is mainly left to his own devices in order to survive and to help his family do the same.

Release On: 1st - December - 1948

Vote Count: 227
Vote Average: 7.7/10


酔いどれ天使

The chaotic worlds of the Yakuza and an alcoholic doctor collide in this film noir classic from Akira Kurosawa. Gangster Toshiro Mifune visits doctor Takashi Shimura, after an unfortunate incident with a bullet. The doctor, who despises the Yakuza, discovers the young man is suffering from tuberculosis, a disease symbolic of what is happening to the doctor and the community he serves. Facing his own anger and fear, the doctor aligns himself with the gangster's world.

Release On: 27th - April - 1948

Vote Count: 167
Vote Average: 7.7/10


The Three Musketeers

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

Release On: 19th - October - 1948

Vote Count: 96
Vote Average: 6.6/10


The Big Clock

Stroud, a crime magazine's crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

Release On: 18th - March - 1948

Vote Count: 108
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Release On: 15th - June - 1948

Vote Count: 203
Vote Average: 7.2/10