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Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday, Katharine Hepburn in Adam's Rib
Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday, Katharine Hepburn in Adam’s Rib

FILM

Adam’s Rib
d: George Cukor; scr: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin

The Heiress
d: William Wyler; scr: Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz

I Was a Male War Bride
d: Howard Hawks; scr: Charles Lederer, Hagar Wilde, Leonard Spiegelglass

On the Town
d: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly; scr: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

The Passionate Friends
d: David Lean; scr: Eric Ambler

Passport to Pimlico
d: Henry Cornelius; scr: T. E. B. Clarke

A Run for Your Money
d: Charles Frend; scr: Richard Hughes, Charles Frend, Leslie Norman

The Set-Up
d: Robert Wise; scr: Art Cohn

Whisky Galore
d: Alexander Mackendrick; scr: Compton Mackenzie, Angus Macphail

White Heat
d: Raoul Walsh; scr: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts

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The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
d: Preston Sturges; scr: Earl Felton, Preston Sturges

Beyond the Forest
d: King Vidor; scr: Lenore J. Coffee

Come to the Stable
d: Henry Koster; scr: Sally Benson, Oscar Millard

Edward My Son
d: George Cukor; scr: Donald Ogden Stewart

The Fountainhead
d: King Vidor; scr: Ayn Rand

The Hasty Heart
d: Vincent Sherman; scr: Ranald MacDougall

House of Strangers
d: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; scr: Philip Yordan

Kind Hearts and Coronets
d: Robert Hamer; scr: Robert Hamer, John Dighton

The Reckless Moment
d: Max Ophüls; scr: Henry Garson, Robert Soderberg

A Woman’s Secret
d: Nicholas Ray; scr: Herman J. Mankiewicz

ACTOR

James Cagney
White Heat

Gary Cooper
The Fountainhead

David Farrar
The Small Back Room

Cary Grant
I Was a Male War Bride

Donald Houston
A Run for Your Money

Claude Rains
The Passionate Friends

Edward G. Robinson
House of Strangers

Robert Ryan
The Set-Up

Richard Todd
The Hasty Heart

Spencer Tracy
Adam’s Rib

ACTRESS

Bette Davis
Beyond the Forest

Olivia de Havilland
The Heiress

Betty Grable
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

Katharine Hepburn
Adam’s Rib

Jennifer Jones
Madame Bovary

Moira Lister
A Run for Your Money

Anna Magnani
Vulcano / Volcano

Ann Sheridan
I Was a Male War Bride

Ann Todd
The Passionate Friends

Loretta Young
Come to the Stable

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Tom Ewell
Adam’s Rib

Thomas Gomez
Come to the Stable

Alec Guinness
Kind Hearts and Coronets

Alec Guinness
A Run for Your Money

James Mason
The Reckless Moment

Ramon Novarro
We Were Strangers

Edmond O’Brien
White Heat

Basil Radford
Whisky Galore

Ralph Richardson
The Heiress

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Hermione Baddeley
Passport to Pimlico

Betty Garrett
On the Town

Joyce Grenfell
A Run for Your Money

Deborah Kerr
Edward My Son

Mercedes McCambridge
All the King’s Men

Ann Miller
On the Town

Esther Minciotti
House of Strangers

Margaret Rutherford
Passport to Pimlico

Audrey Totter
Tension

Margaret Wycherly
White Heat

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ubaldo Arata, Anchise Brizzi
Black Magic

Robert Burks
Beyond the Forest

Jack Cardiff
Under Capricorn

Guy Green
The Passionate Friends

Robert Krasker
The Third Man

Joseph P. MacDonald
Pinky

Robert Planck
Madame Bovary

Harold Rosson
On the Town

Leo Tover
The Heiress

Paul C. Vogel
Battleground

MUSIC

Ernest Irving
Whisky Galore

Anton Karas
The Third Man

Victor Young
My Foolish Heart

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