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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: 2078
Vote Average: 8/10


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: 891
Vote Average: 8/10


Ladri di biciclette

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

Release On: 24th - November - 1948

Vote Count: 1854
Vote Average: 8.3/10


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: 168
Vote Average: 7.5/10


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. You'll be sure to tap your toes and clap your hands in this witty feast for the eyes and ears.

Release On: 27th - May - 1948

Vote Count: 213
Vote Average: 6.2/10


Fort Apache

Owen Thursday 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, he 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: 267
Vote Average: 7/10


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: 369
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Germania anno zero

In the ruins of Berlin, a twelve-year-old boy, Edmund Kohler, is left to his own devices in order to survive and to help his family do the same.

Release On: 1st - December - 1948

Vote Count: 258
Vote Average: 7.7/10


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: 187
Vote Average: 7.6/10


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: 454
Vote Average: 8.1/10


酔いどれ天使

Doctor Sanada treats gangster Matsunaga after he is wounded in a gunfight, and discovers that he is suffering from tuberculosis. Sanada tries to convince Matsunaga to stay for treatment, which would drastically change his lifestyle. They form an uneasy friendship until Matsunaga's old boss Okada returns from prison.

Release On: 27th - April - 1948

Vote Count: 182
Vote Average: 7.7/10


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: 220
Vote Average: 7.1/10


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: 106
Vote Average: 6.7/10


Easter Parade

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 protege, Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year's Easter parade.

Release On: 8th - July - 1948

Vote Count: 104
Vote Average: 7/10


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: 388
Vote Average: 7.6/10


They Live by Night

An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Release On: 6th - August - 1948

Vote Count: 125
Vote Average: 6.7/10


Brighton Rock

Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

Release On: 9th - January - 1948

Vote Count: 79
Vote Average: 7/10


Miraculous Journey

The pilot and passengers of a small airplane struggle to survive after crash landing in the African jungle. Directed by Sam Newfield (listed as "Peter Stewart" in the credits).

Release On: 17th - September - 1948

Vote Count: 1
Vote Average: 5/10


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: 78
Vote Average: 8.2/10


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: 188
Vote Average: 7.2/10