Best Fantasy Movies of 1948
Portrait of Jennie
A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.
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.
One Touch of Venus
A window dresser's kiss brings a statue of the Roman goddess of love to life.
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.
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-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.
Bill and Coo
The feathered residents of Chirpendale are terrorized by an evil black crow by the name of "The Black Menace". But to the citizen's rescue comes a brave young taxi puller named Bill! In other words, every single role in this film is played by birds. Actual birds.
Corridor of Mirrors
A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a timeless family holiday classic.
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.
Let's Live Again
The brother of a nuclear scientist dies but is reincarnated as a dog so he can return to Earth to protect his brother.
The twenty-minute Santa's Workshop was turned into a two-minute trailer, with which Suomi-Filmi Oy also presented its Christmas greetings.