Top Ten Films of 1948: World Premieres

1. Bicycle Thieves Dir. Vittorio de Sica. With Alessandro Cicognini, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell A+
2. Letter from an Unknown Woman Dir. Max Ophüls. With Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan A
3. The Red Shoes Dirs. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. With Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer A
4. Red River Dir. Howard Hawks. With Montgomery Clift, John Wayne, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan A–
5. The Search Dir. Fred Zinnemann. With Ivan Jandl, Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon B+

Reviews from 1948
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   The Search Dir. Fred Zinnemann. With Ivan Jandl, Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon B+

More Grades from 1948
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
 
      I Remember Mama Dir. George Stevens. With Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Philip Dorn C–
      Joan of Arc Dir. Victor Fleming. With Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan C+
      The Little Orphan Dirs. William Hanna & Joseph Barbera. Animated. With Tom, Jerry, and Nibbles B–
      The Luck of the Irish Dir. Henry Koster. With Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Cecil Kellaway C–
      Rope Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. With John Dall, Farley Granger, James Stewart, Joan Chandler B
      Sorry, Wrong Number Dir. Anatole Litvak. With Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards C+
      When My Baby Smiles at Me Dir. Walter Lang. With Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, James Gleason B–
 

Also from 1948
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain
 
Fetching
      The Big Clock Dir. John Farrow. With Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester
      Johnny Belinda Dir. Jean Negulesco. With Lew Ayres, Jane Wyman, Charles Bickford
 
Fair
      The Fallen Idol Dir. Carol Reed. With Bobby Henrey, Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan
      Hamlet Dir. Laurence Olivier. With Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Jean Simmons
      The Snake Pit Dir. Anatole Litvak. With Olivia de Havilland, Leo Genn, Mark Stevens
      The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Dir. John Huston. With Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt
 
Feh
      Key Largo Dir. John Huston. With Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall
      Macbeth Dir. Orson Welles. With Orson Welles, Jeannette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy


Still to Come from 1948
 
Ten Most Enticing Prospects:
      Arch of Triumph Dir. Lewis Milestone. With Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer
      The Boy with Green Hair Dir. Joseph Losey. With Dean Stockwell, Pat O'Brien
      Call Northside 777 Dir. Henry Hathaway. With James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb
      Germany Year Zero Dir. Roberto Rossellini. With Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau
      Louisiana Story Dir. Robert J. Flaherty. Documentary about the Louisiana bayou
      Moonrise Dir. Frank Borzage. With Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore
      The Naked City Dir. Jules Dassin. With Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart
      Raw Deal Dir. Anthony Mann. With Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr
      Secret Beyond the Door Dir. Fritz Lang. With Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere
      Unfaithfully Yours Dir. Preston Sturges. With Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell

Further Research:
      3 Godfathers Dir. John Ford. With John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey, Jr.
      Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein Dir. Charles Barton. With Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
      Act of Violence Dir. Fred Zinnemann. With Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh
      All My Sons Dir. Irving Reis. With Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians
      Anna Karenina Dir. Julien Duvivier. With Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore
      Drunken Angel Dir. Akira Kurosawa. With Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune
      Easter Parade Dir. Charles Walters. With Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ann Miller
      The Emperor Waltz Dir. Billy Wilder. With Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Ronald Culver
      Every Girl Should Be Married Dir. Don Hartman. With Cary Grant, Diana Lynn
      Force of Evil Dir. Abraham Polonsky. With John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor
      A Foreign Affair Dir. Billy Wilder. With Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund
      Fort Apache Dir. John Ford. With John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond
      I Walk Alone Dir. Byron Haskin. With Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas
      Julia Misbehaves Dir. Jack Conway. With Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Elizabeth Taylor
      The Loves of Carmen Dir. Charles Vidor. With Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Ron Randell
      The Man from Colorado Dir. Henry Levin. With Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew
      Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Dir. H.C. Potter. With Cary Grant, Myrna Loy
      Oliver Twist Dir. David Lean. With John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, Alec Guinness
      The Paleface Dir. Norman Z. McLeod. With Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong
      The Pirate Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Walter Slezak
      Port of Call Dir. Ingmar Bergman. With Nine-Christine Jönsson, Bengt Eklund, Mimi Nelson
      Portrait of Jennie Dir. William Dieterle. With Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten
      Rachel and the Stranger Dir. Norman Foster. With Loretta Young, William Holden
      Road House Dir. Jean Negulesco. With Ida Lupino, Richard Widmark, Cornel Wilde
      Sitting Pretty Dir. Walter Lang. With Clifton Webb, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Young
      A Song Is Born Dir. Howard Hawks. With Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman
      Springtime in a Small Town Dir. Fei Mu. With Cui Chaoming, Li Wei, Shi Yu, Wei Wei
      State of the Union Dir. Frank Capra. With Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
      La Terra Trema Dir. Luchino Visconti. With Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli
      The Time of Your Life Dir. H.C. Potter. With James Cagney, William Bendix
      The Winslow Boy Dir. Anthony Asquith. With Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford
      The Woman in White Dir. Peter Godfrey. With Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Gig Young

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