Best Fantasy Movies of 1948
One Touch of Venus
Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid
As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in the vicinity, he catches...a mermaid. He takes her home and, though she has no spoken language, falls in love with her. Of course, his wife won't believe that thing in the bathtub is anything but a large fish. Predictable complications follow in rather tame fashion.
A-Lad-in His Lamp
Bugs Bunny finds and rubs Aladdin's lamp and decides to follow the genie to Baghdad, where they battle Mad Man Hassan.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The rare original version of the classic underdog holiday story by ace animator Max Fleischer.
The Angry God
The god Colima tries to win the love of a beautiful young native, who won't betray the man she loves.
The Main Street Kid
A young boy is struck by lightning, and discovers afterwards that he has the power of telepathy.
Santa in Animal Land
Animal puppets seek out Santa to find out why he doesn't deliver presents to them.
Portrait of Jennie
A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.
The Luck of the Irish
Following American reporter Stephen Fitzgerald from Ireland to New York, a grateful leprechaun acts as the newsman's servant and conscience.
A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.