Best Drama Movies of 1949

1.

Witness for the Prosecution

3.7
8.5/10 IMDB

Agatha Christie tale of a man on trial for murder: a trial featuring surprise after surprise. Not to be confused with the later Hollywood adaptation.

Starring: Alban Blakelock, Stafford Byrne, Derek Elphinstone, Mary Kerridge, Dale Rogers, John Salew, Hilda Terriss ..
Directed by: John Glyn-Jones
Release date: 1949-06-10
Best Drama Movies of 1949 : L'école buissonnière
2.

L'école buissonnière

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Starring: Bernard Blier, Juliette Faber, Édouard Delmont, Edmond Ardisson ..
Directed by: Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Release date: 1949-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1949 : Bad Boy
3.

Bad Boy

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

A lawman tries to find the source of a juvenile delinquent's bad behavior.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Wyatt, James Gleason, Stanley Clements, Martha Vickers, Rhys Williams, Selena Royle, Jimmy Lydon, Dickie Moore ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1949-02-22
4.

Sons of Matthew

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of five brothers who homestead, with other settlers, on the virgin plateaus of the Australian bush country.

Starring: Michael Pate, Ken Wayne, Tommy Burns, John Unicomb, John Ewart, Wendy Gibb ..
Directed by: Charles Chauvel
Release date: 1949-12-16
Best Drama Movies of 1949 : Tuna Clipper
5.

Tuna Clipper

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Hoping to become a lawyer, Alec (Roddy McDowall) becomes a tuna fisherman in order to pay a debt. This turn of events puts Alec on the outs with his taciturn family. Eventually, the lad proves himself on all fronts, and is welcomed back into the family fold.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Elena Verdugo, Roland Winters, Peter Mamakos, Rick Vallin, Russell Simpson, Doris Kemper, Dickie Moore, Richard Avonde, Victor Sen Yung ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1949-04-11
Best Drama Movies of 1949 : The Farm of Seven Sins
6.

The Farm of Seven Sins

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Follows a murder trial during the reign of Charles X. Winner of the Golden Leopard at Locarno.

Starring: Jacques Dumesnil, Claude Génia, Aimé Clariond, Pierre Renoir, Alfred Adam, Georges Grey, Palau, Arthur Devère, Héléna Manson, Jacques Dufilho ..
Directed by: Jean Devaivre
Release date: 1949-09-16
Best Drama Movies of 1949 : That Dangerous Age
7.

That Dangerous Age

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Set on the beautiful Isle of Capri, a neglected long-suffering wife of workaholic, Brian, and by his neglect he has thrown her into the arms of Michael Barcleigh. Brian falls ill and Cathy breaks off her relationship with Michael to stay at his side. In hopes of avoiding a scene, Cathy passes Michael along to her stepdaughter, Monica.

Starring: Myrna Loy, Roger Livesey, Peggy Cummins, Richard Greene, Elizabeth Allan, Gerard Heinz, Jean Cadell ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1949-04-13
Best Drama Movies of 1949 : The Blue Lagoon
8.

The Blue Lagoon

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

In the Victorian period two British children are the survivors of a shipwreck in the South Pacific. After days afloat, they are marooned on a lush tropical island in the company of kindly old sailor. Together they survive solely on their resourcefulness, and the bounty of their remote paradise.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Noel Purcell, James Hayter, Cyril Cusack, Maurice Denham, Philip Stainton, Patrick Barr, Russell Waters, Peter Jones ..
Directed by: Frank Launder
Release date: 1949-03-01
Best Drama Movies of 1949 : Landfall
9.

Landfall

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A British coastal command pilot is charged with neglect when it is thought that he has sunk a British submarine rather than a German U-boat. Unable to live with his actions, he volunteers for a deadly mission. His girlfriend meanwhile tries to prove that he is innocent.

Starring: Michael Denison, Patricia Plunkett, Kathleen Harrison, Maurice Denham, Sebastian Shaw, Denis O'Dea, Laurence Harvey, David Tomlinson, Joan Dowling, Joss Ackland ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1949-09-30
10.

The Golden Madonna

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Patricia (Phyllis Calvert) throws away a painting members of her Italian village consider to be extremely lucky. She goes to great lengths in her attempts to locate it again and bring it back.

Starring: Phyllis Calvert, Michael Rennie, Tullio Carminati, David Greene, Aldo Silvani, Pippo Bonucci, Francesca Biondi ..
Directed by: Luigi Carpentieri
Release date: 1949-05-23

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