British Films & TV Shows 1949 Not Yet Released On DVD Region 2

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1. A Man's Affair (1949)

62 min | Comedy

A pair of young coal miners meet two girls whilst on holiday in Ramsgate, Kent and despite family troubles, other admirers and a strict landlady they fall in love.

Director: Jay Lewis | Stars: Hamish Menzies, Cliff Gordon, Diana Decker, Joan Dowling

2. Badger's Green (1949)

62 min | Comedy

A village cricket match begins to assume Homeric proportions.

Director: John Irwin | Stars: Barbara Murray, Brian Nissen, Garry Marsh, Kynaston Reeves

Votes: 7

3. Blue Scar (1949)

90 min | Drama

A Welsh villager (Gwyneth Vaughan) dreams of London and wants her miner boyfriend (Emrys Jones) to get another job.

Director: Jill Craigie | Stars: Emrys Jones, Gwyneth Vaughan, Rachel Thomas, Anthony Pendrell

Votes: 35

4. Britannia Mews (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara, Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton

Votes: 357

6. Cardboard Cavalier (1949)

96 min | Comedy

In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Sid Field, Margaret Lockwood, Jerry Desmonde, Jack McNaughton

Votes: 58

7. Celia (1949)

64 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An actress is persuaded by her boyfriend, the head of a private-detective agency, to take a job as a housekeeper in the home of a wealthy elderly woman. It seems that no one has seen the ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Hy Hazell, Bruce Lester, John Bailey, Elsie Wagstaff

Votes: 31

9. Christopher Columbus (1949)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan, Kathleen Ryan

Votes: 409

10. Dark Secret (1949)

85 min | Crime

A young couple move into a charming rural cottage. They become fixated upon the mysterious death of the earlier female occupant.

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, Emrys Jones, Irene Handl, Hugh Pryse

Votes: 7

11. Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

Arthur Prohack (Cecil Parker) is an official in the Treasury Department with a reputation for fiscal efficiency and running a tight ship. One day he finds out that a struggling businessman ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Cecil Parker, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Dirk Bogarde

Votes: 65

12. Dr. Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress (1949)

73 min | Mystery

A young woman goes missing under strange circumstances. A friend of hers tries to find out what happened and it almost leads to another case of a missing young woman. Dr. Morrell has his hands full trying to solve this case.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Valentine Dyall, Julia Lang, Hugh Griffith, Philip Leaver

Votes: 77

13. Fools Rush In (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

Howes plays Pamela Dickson, an impulsive young bride-to-be, while Guy Rolfe portrays her long-lost father Paul. Ostensibly a cad and bounder, Paul turns out to be just the opposite when he arrives for Pamela's wedding.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Sally Ann Howes, Nora Swinburne, Guy Rolfe, Raymond Lovell

Votes: 60

14. For Them That Trespass (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama

"Cristy" Drew, an aspiring young writer, trying to broaden his experience, gets involved with "Frankie" Ketchen and her two suitors, Herb Logan and Jim Heal. One night, Jim finds "Frankie" ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Stephen Murray, Richard Todd, Patricia Plunkett, Rosalyn Boulter

Votes: 79

15. Give Us This Day (1949)

Passed | 120 min | Drama

One of the few (if any at the time this film was made) films shot in England with New York City's 'Little Italy" as the locale. This was Edward Dmytryk's first film after he had refused to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Sam Wanamaker, Lea Padovani, Kathleen Ryan, Charles Goldner

Votes: 262

17. Held in Trust (1949)

57 min | Crime

An account by former associates of the reformation of a criminal.

Director: Cecil H. Williamson | Stars: Ian Proctor, Dorothy Shaw, Guy Verney

18. High Jinks in Society (1949)

78 min | Comedy

After foiling a robbery, Ben, a window cleaner is hired by Lady Bar-Nunn to guard her valuables. A comedy based on class divisions and snobbery.

Directors: John Guillermin, Robert Jordan Hill | Stars: Ben Wrigley, Barbara Shaw, Moore Marriott, Basil Appleby

19. It's a Wonderful Day (1949)

50 min | Musical

A dance band takes a holiday in Devon, and discovers some talent amongst the locals.

Director: Hal Wilson | Stars: John Blythe, Dorothee Baroone, Eva Benyon, Jack Hodges

20. Madness of the Heart (1949)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance

Lydia Garth meets Paul de Vandiere, a French nobleman, but their romance is plagued by Lydia's complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision. Paul leaves for France, promising to return ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Bennett | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Paul Dupuis, Kathleen Byron, Maxwell Reed

Votes: 168

21. The Man in Black (1949)

80 min | Thriller

A yogi seemingly dies while simulating death and his evil second wife, and her daughter, try to force his daughter into insanity for control of his estate.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Betty Ann Davies, Sheila Burrell, Sidney James, Anthony Forwood

Votes: 198

22. Man on the Run (1949)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

An Army deserter, still a fugitive in Post-War Britain, wanders into a pawn-shop robbery and finds himself wanted for murder. He meets a war widow who helps him elude the police while he ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Joan Hopkins, Derek Farr, Edward Chapman, Laurence Harvey

Votes: 96

23. Marry Me (1949)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

The stories of several individuals who consult a marriage bureau, including a peer of the realm, his butler, a lonely school teacher, a French girl on the run from a violent boyfriend, a ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Derek Bond, Susan Shaw, Patrick Holt, Carol Marsh

Votes: 47

24. Maytime in Mayfair (1949)

94 min | Musical, Romance

An English playboy gentleman is broke when he inherits London's leading dress store in the posh Mayfair district. Instead of selling it for cash, he enters the business of "rags" for riches and romance.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Peter Graves, Nicholas Phipps

Votes: 120

25. Meet Simon Cherry (1949)

67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the reclusive invalid daughter of Lady Harling is found dead, a young lady is suspected of murdering her.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Hugh Moxey, Jeannette Tregarthen, Anthony Forwood, Ernest Butcher

Votes: 33

29. Mystery at the Burlesque (1949)

Passed | 58 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

A man watching a musical show at the Windmill theatre is shot apparently from the stage. The cast continues the performance so that the detective can solve the murder.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Garry Marsh, Jon Pertwee, Jack Livesey, Eliot Makeham

Votes: 46

30. No Way Back (1949)

72 min | Crime, Drama

A boxer (Terence de Marney) goes on a downward spiral after an injury. He loses his money, wife and family. Old girlfriend Beryl (Eleanor Summerfield) tries to help him but he gets tied up with a police siege.

Director: Stefan Osiecki | Stars: Terence de Marney, Eleanor Summerfield, Jack Raine, John Salew

Votes: 28

31. Now Barabbas (1949)

87 min | Drama

A humane prison governor deals with a variety of different prisoners, including a charming murderer.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Richard Greene, Cedric Hardwicke, Kathleen Harrison, Ronald Howard

Votes: 24

32. Once Upon a Dream (1949)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

Chaos ensues when a woman wakes up believing that a romantic dream about her new servant is reality.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Googie Withers, Griffith Jones, Guy Middleton, Betty Lynne

Votes: 41

33. Paper Orchid (1949)

86 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

A murder mystery set in the newspaper industry.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hugh Williams, Hy Hazell, Sidney James, Garry Marsh

Votes: 35

34. Poet's Pub (1949)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Thriller

A struggling young poet in love manages a country inn, and thwarts a kidnapping attempt.

Director: Frederick Wilson | Stars: Derek Bond, Rona Anderson, James Robertson Justice, John McLaren

Votes: 76

35. Private Angelo (1949)

106 min | Comedy, War

Private Angelo has been drafted into the Italian Army in World War II. The trouble is that he doesn't like people shooting at him, so he tries all sorts of tricks to avoid being caught up ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Anderson, Peter Ustinov | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, María Denis, Peter Ustinov, Marjorie Rhodes

Votes: 23

37. Stop Press Girl (1949)

78 min | Comedy, Fantasy

An attractive young girl has the power to stop all kinds of machinery.

Director: Michael Barry | Stars: Sally Ann Howes, Gordon Jackson, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 62

38. If This Be Sin (1949)

72 min | Drama, Romance

A lonely wife of a workaholic husband on the magical Isle of Capri meets a charming and attractive young man. An exciting affair must end when word gets back to the husband and he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Myrna Loy, Roger Livesey, Peggy Cummins, Richard Greene

Votes: 43

39. The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel (1949)

67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A police constable goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of violent thieves.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Hugh Latimer, John Penrose, Annette D. Simmonds, Pat Nye

Votes: 55

40. The Bad Lord Byron (1949)

85 min | Drama

Seriously ill on a military campaign in Greece, Lord Byron dreams of being judged, upon his death, as either a poet and soldier or as a seducer and libertine. Amongst the witnesses called ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Dennis Price, Mai Zetterling, Joan Greenwood, Linden Travers

Votes: 85

41. The Blue Lagoon (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific and fall in love while growing up together.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks, Peter Rudolph Jones

Votes: 422

42. The Cure for Love (1949)

98 min | Comedy

Sergeant Jack Hardacre returns from the war to his contemptible fiancée Janey Jenkins intending to reconcile with her against all odds. But he falls in love with a charming new lodger Milly... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Donat, Alexander Shaw | Stars: Robert Donat, Renée Asherson, Marjorie Rhodes, Charles Victor

Votes: 27

43. The Golden Madonna (1949)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

Patricia (Phyllis Calvert) throws away a painting members of her Italian village consider to be extremely lucky. She goes to great lengths in her attempts to locate it again and bring it back.

Directors: Luigi Carpentieri, Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Michael Rennie, Tullio Carminati, David Greene

Votes: 16

44. The Interrupted Journey (1949)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A writer eloping with his mistress by train has second thoughts, pulls the emergency brake, bails out and witnesses the train's collision with another train, events eventually leading to murder and a police manhunt.

Director: Daniel Birt | Stars: Valerie Hobson, Richard Todd, Christine Norden, Tom Walls

Votes: 375

45. The Jack of Diamonds (1949)

73 min | Drama

Down on their luck, a couple rent out their ship to a mysterious man looking for treasure he'd hidden during the war. Complications ensue when it turns out he's not the only one looking for it.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Cyril Raymond, Joan Carroll, Dolly Bouwmeester

Votes: 13