Tag Archives: 1949

All the King’s Men (1949)


“…there’s something on everybody. Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption.” – Broderick Crawford as Willie Stark

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Flaxy Martin


Another good example of late 1940s film noir.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game


“Oh, Miss Higgins! You’re the prettiest manager in baseball.” – Gene Kelly as Eddie O’Brien

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon


“Never apologize. It’s a sign of weakness.” – John Wayne as Captain Nathan Brittles

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The Third Man


“What did you want me to do? Be reasonable. You didn’t expect me to give myself up… ‘It’s a far, far better thing that I do.’ The old limelight. The fall of the curtain. Oh, Holly, you and I aren’t heroes. The world doesn’t make any heroes outside of your stories.” – Orson Welles as Harry Lime

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Kind Hearts and Coronets


“It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms.” – Dennis Price as Louis Mazzini

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Twelve O’Clock High


“I’m not trying to tell you not to be afraid. Fear is normal. But stop worrying about it and about yourselves. Stop making plans. Forget about going home. Consider yourselves already dead. Once you accept that idea, it won’t be so tough.” – Gregory Peck as General Frank Savage

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Jimmy Stewart: The Stratton Story (1949)


Moving into 1949 Jimmy Stewart maintained his production level with two more films. One of them is the true story of professional baseball player Monty Stratton.

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