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A list of American films released in 1948.



Title Director Cast Genre Notes
A Song Is Born Howard Hawks Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman Musical Featuring The Golden Gate Quartet
A-Lad-In His Lamp Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny Animation Warner Bros.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Charles Barton Bud Abbott, Lou Costello Comedy Universal Pictures
Act of Violence Fred Zinnemann Van Heflin, Robert Ryan Film noir MGM
Adventures of Don Juan Vincent Sherman Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors Romantic adventure Warner Bros.
Adventures of Frank and Jesse James Yakima Canutt Clayton Moore Western serial Republic Pictures
Alias a Gentleman Harry Beaumont Wallace Beery Romantic comedy
The Amazing Mr. X Bernard Vorhaus Turhan Bey Thriller
Another Part of the Forest Michael Gordon Fredric March, Florence Eldridge Drama
Arch of Triumph Lewis Milestone Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer Romantic war drama United Artists
Behind Locked Doors Budd Boetticher Lucille Bremer, Richard Carlson Film noir
Berlin Express Jacques Tourneur Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan Film noir RKO Pictures
The Big Clock John Farrow Charles Laughton, Ray Milland Film noir Paramount Pictures
Bill and Coo Dean Riesner Action about birds
The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses Louis Hayward Romantic adventure
Black Bart George Sherman Dan Duryea, Yvonne De Carlo Westerm
Blood on the Moon Robert Wise Robert Mitchum, Robert Preston Western RKO Pictures
Bob and Sally Erle C. Kenton Drama Universal Studios
The Boy with Green Hair Joseph Losey Dean Stockwell Comedy, drama
Brideless Groom Edward Bernds Animated short Columbia Pictures
Buccaneer Bunny Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny Animated short Warner Bros.
Bugs Bunny Rides Again Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny Animated short Warner Bros.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Call Northside 777 Henry Hathaway James Stewart Film noir 20th Century Fox
The Chicken of Tomorrow Lowell Thomas Short documentary
Congo Bill Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr Adventure serial Columbia Pictures
Cry of the City Robert Siodmak Victor Mature, Richard Conte Film noir 20th Century Fox
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted Fred C. Brannon, Yakima Canutt Adventure serial Republic Pictures
The Dark Past Rudolph Maté William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb Film noir Columbia Pictures
A Date with Judy Richard Thorpe Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor Musical MGM
Easter Parade Charles Walters Fred Astaire, Judy Garland Musical MGM
The Emperor Waltz Billy Wilder Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine Musical comedy Paramount Pictures


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Fast and Furry-ous Chuck Jones Animated short Warner Bros.
A Feather in His Hare Chuck Jones Animated short Warner Bros.
Fiddlers Three Three Stooges Animated short Columbia Pictures
Fighter Squadron Raoul Walsh Edmond O'Brien, Robert Stack WWII action Warner Bros.
Force of Evil Abraham Polonsky John Garfield Crime drama MGM
A Foreign Affair Billy Wilder Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich Comedy Paramount Pictures
Fort Apache John Ford John Wayne, Henry Fonda Western RKO Pictures
G-Men Never Forget Fred C. Brannon, Yakima Canutt Crime adventure Republic Pictures
Gorilla My Dreams Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animated short Warner Bros.
Haredevil Hare Chuck Jones Animated short Warner Bros.
Hatch Up Your Troubles Hanna Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated short MGM
He Walked by Night Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann Richard Basehart, Jack Webb Film noir
Heavenly Puss Hanna Barbera Animated short MGM
Hollow Triumph Steve Sekely Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett Film noir
Hop, Look and Listen Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animated short
Hot Cross Bunny Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny Animated short Warner Bros.
I Remember Mama George Stevens Irene Dunne Dramedy RKO Pictures
I Taw a Putty Tat Friz Freleng Animated short Warner Bros.
I Walk Alone Byron Haskin Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott Film noir Paramount Pictures
Isn't It Romantic? Norman Z. McLeod Veronica Lake Romantic comedy Paramount Pictures
Joan of Arc Victor Fleming Ingrid Bergman Catholicism drama RKO Pictures
Johnny Appleseed Wilfred Jackson Biography Walt Disney
Johnny Belinda Jean Negulesco Jane Wyman Drama Academy Award Best Actress
June Bride Bretaigne Windust Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery Comedy Warner Bros.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Key Largo John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson Crime Warner Bros.
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands Norman Foster Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster Film noir Universal Pictures
Kitty Foiled Hanna Barbera Animated short MGM
Ladies of the Chorus Phil Karlson Marilyn Monroe Musical Columbia Pictures
Letter from an Unknown Woman Max Ophüls Joan Fontaine Drama
The Little Orphan Hanna Barbera Animated short MGM
Louisiana Story Robert J. Flaherty Documentary
The Loves of Carmen Charles Vidor Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford Drama Columbia Pictures
The Luck of the Irish Henry Koster Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Lee J. Cobb Fantasy
Macbeth Orson Welles Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy Play drama Republic Pictures
The Man from Colorado Henry Levin William Holden, Glenn Ford Western Columbia Pictures
Melody Time Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi Animated short Walt Disney
Mexican Hayride Charles Barton Abbott and Costello Musical Universal Pictures
Mickey Ralph Murphy Irene Hervey, Hattie McDaniel Drama
Moonrise Frank Borzage Gail Russell, Dane Clark Film noir Republic Pictures
Mouse Cleaning Hanna Barbera Animated short MGM
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House H.C. Potter Cary Grant, Myrna Loy Comedy RKO Pictures
My Bunny Lies Over The Sea Charles M. Jones Animated short Warner Bros.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Naked City Jules Dassin Barry Fitzgerald Film noir Universal Pictures
Night Has a Thousand Eyes John Farrow Edward G. Robinson Film noir Paramount Pictures
The Noose Hangs High Charles Barton Abbott and Costello Comedy
Old Rockin' Chair Tom Hanna Barbera Animated short MGM
One Touch of Venus William A. Seiter Robert Walker, Ava Gardner Comedy Universal Pictures
The Paleface Norman Z. McLeod Bob Hope Comedy western
Panhandle Lesley Selander Rod Cameron Western Allied Artists
The Pirate Vincente Minnelli Gene Kelly Musical MGM
Pitfall André De Toth Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott Film noir United Artists
Polka-Dot Puss Hanna Barbera Animated short MGM
Portrait of Jennie William Dieterle Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten Romantic fantasy MGM
Professor Tom Hanna Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated short MGM
Rachel and the Stranger Norman Foster William Holden, Loretta Young Western RKO Pictures
Raw Deal Anthony Mann Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor Film noir Eagle-Lion Films
Red River Howard Hawks John Wayne, Montgomery Clift Western United Artists
Road House Jean Negulesco Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde Film noir 20th Century Fox
Rogues' Regiment Robert Florey Dick Powell, Marta Toren, Vincent Price Film noir thriller Universal-International
Rope Alfred Hitchcock James Stewart, Farley Granger Psychological thriller Warner Bros.
Rope of Sand William Dieterle Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid Action/adventure
Ruthless Edgar G. Ulmer Business drama Eagle-Lion Films


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Saxon Charm Claude Binyon Robert Montgomery, Susan Hayward Drama Universal Pictures
Scaredy Cat Charles M. Jones Animated short Warner Bros.
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! F. Hugh Herbert June Haver Comedy
The Search Fred Zinnemann Montgomery Clift Drama MGM
Secret Beyond the Door... Fritz Lang Joan Bennett Psychological thriller
Sitting Pretty Walter Lang Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara Comedy
Sleep, My Love Douglas Sirk Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche Drama United Artists
The Snake Pit Anatole Litvak Olivia de Havilland Psychological drama 20th Century Fox
Sorry, Wrong Number Anatole Litvak Barbara Stanwyck Film noir Paramount Pictures
A Southern Yankee Edward Sedgwick Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl Comedy MGM
State of the Union Frank Capra Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn Political drama MGM
Station West Sidney Lanfield Dick Powell, Jane Greer Western/Film noir
Street Corner Albert H. Kelley Drama
The Street with No Name William Keighley Richard Widmark Film noir 20th Century Fox
Superman Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill Superhero adventure Columbia Pictures
Tap Roots George Marshall Van Heflin, Susan Hayward Period Universal International Pictures
Tarzan and the Mermaids Robert Florey Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce Action/adventure RKO Pictures
Test Tube Babies W. Merle Connell Exploitation drama
Tex Granger Derwin Abrahams Western serial Columbia Pictures
The Three Musketeers George Sidney Gene Kelly, Van Heflin Romantic adventure
3 Godfathers John Ford John Wayne Western MGM
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt Adventure Warner Bros.
The Truce Hurts Hanna Barbera Animated short MGM
Unfaithfully Yours Preston Sturges Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee Black comedy
Up in Central Park William A. Seiter Deanna Durbin, Dick Haymes, Vincent Price Comedy Universal-International
Wake of the Red Witch Edward Ludwig John Wayne, Gail Russell Drama Republic Pictures
When My Baby Smiles at Me Walter Lang Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie, June Havoc Musical 20th Century Fox
Who Killed Doc Robbin Bernard Carr Horror United Artists
Winter Meeting Bretaigne Windust Bette Davis Drama Warner Bros.
Words and Music Norman Taurog Mickey Rooney Musical MGM
Yellow Sky William A. Wellman Gregory Peck Western 20th Century Fox
You Were Meant for Me Lloyd Bacon Dan Dailey, Jeanne Crain Musical 20th Century Fox

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