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Films In 1948

The film captures the harshness of the struggle for existence between the stoats, foxes, hares and owls in the dark cold of a winter's night in a Swedish forest. ... Read more
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... ... Robert Wise was winding up his working rela­tionship with Howard Hughes' RKO studio by 1948 when he directed B!ood On The Moon, a film he considered his "first big feature." He took Luke Short's plain-spoken story, Gunman's Choice, and transformed a pulp potboiler into an endur­ing ... Read more
One of the earlier of the McLaren experimental films. An abstract film, made without the use of a camera, in which "boogie" played by Albert Amnions and "doodle*' drawn by Norman McLaren combine to make a rhythmic, brightly coloured film experiment. ... Read more
Illustrates the many causes of juvenile delinquency with particular reference to adverse environmental influences. Shows how, in a number of countries, the problem of delinquency is being transferred from penal authorities to the sphere of medical, psychological and sociological treatment. ... Read more
Originally titled "Soria-Moria", this film, capturing the mood of the Norwegian countryside, recalls Sucksdorff's earlier film WIND FROM THE WEST. The film, as always pleasantly photographed, explores the mountains and waterfalls round the fiord Soria-Moria, through the eyes of a small girl. The ... Read more
The story of a small boy, Edmund, and his struggle for existence amidst the desolate ruins of Berlin. Edmund has to compete with those who are older and more experienced in the fight for survival. He lacks any firm standards and seeks a guide to conduct in the words and actions of others. Despite ... Read more
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This film is dedicated to Czech glassworkers whose artistic products are world renowned. Figurines of blown glass come to life in delicate and sensitive colour. Skilful camera work and imagination are combined to create a charming fairy tale. ... Read more
In 1947, Visconti went to Sicily with a small amount of capital advanced by the Communist Party, to make a film that expanded into a mammoth epic on the conditions of the poor workers and peasants of the South, and their struggle to liberate themselves from oppression. Planned as three episodes ... Read more
This was Robert Faherty's last major film before his death on July 23, 1951, at the age of 67. It wa a worthy successor to his other great films Nanook of the North, Moana, and Man of Aran. ... Flaherty was an innovator, and had a great influence on the development of the film. Nanook was a unique ... Read more
Story of an engaging triumvirate: an inventor, his sweetheart, and an old general. ... Read more
Shot in 23 days at the Republic Studios in Hollywood on a budget of $ 50 000. Orson Welles' adaptation of Shakespeare's ... play has been restored by the Film Archives at the University of ... Southern California. This print contains 21 minutes of previously ... absent materia! including a ... Read more
An appeal to the English public to spare electric power during peak consumption periods. In the form of a puppet lecturette. ... Read more
Broughton's first film (1948) and his most complex and substantial. Accepting the potentialities of the medium to manipulate both time and space, Broughton brings past and present head-on as he regards with adult feelings his childhood family and friends. Grown-ups romp like children, and by their ... Read more
A satire on the pursuit of physical culture on the Santa Monica Beach. The special distinction of the film lies in its imaginative use of the sound track. ... Read more
From the harsh Carpadiian heights sheep are moved on to lower lying pastures. This beautifully shot film shows the varied, two-day journey of the sheep, the dogs and the shepherds. Prizewinner at Cannes 1949. ... Read more
The last night in a gypsy encampment before the gypsies move on in the early morning to new quarters. ... Read more
A filmic synthesis derived from the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. An ingenious and disquieting production which traces the impact of sin from its first appearance in the Garden of Eden. ... Read more
Monsieur Pascal, a young school-master, arrives to take up his duties in a little Provencal village. He revises the oldfashioned authoritative methods of the retiring master, M. Arnaud, and sets out to win his pupils' cooperation. The Municipal Council is antagonistic, and when the firewood supply ... Read more
Part of a series on Road Safety, cricket hero Don Bradman instructs children on playing safe on the roads. ... Read more
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... ... Jean Negulesco's potent melodrama opens with a credit sequence that introduces the titular setting and swings into high gear when gravel voiced Lily Stevens (Ida Lupino) arrives to sing torch songs at the dive owned by Jefty (Richard Widmark) and run by Pete (Cornel Wilde). Jefty is smitten ... Read more
Hitchcock's first film in colour, and his first as producer/director, remains one of the most extraordinary technical achievements m the history of the cinema. The entire action takes place within a single set, and the 81 ... minutes' screen time coincides with dramatic time . ... Hitchcock covered ... Read more
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