Movies: Popular Movies of 1947

Movies in chronological context: 1947 (MCMXLVII)was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 947th year of the 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1940s decade. It was the first year of the Cold War, which would last until 1991, ending with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. ()

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Miracle on 34th Street(1947)

3.7/5 (with 149 votes)

Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

The Lady from Shanghai(1947)

| 1h 27min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 112 votes)

A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

Out of the Past(1947)

1h 37min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 102 votes)

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.

Directed by Jacques Tourneur - With Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Richard Webb, Rhonda Fleming, Paul Valentine, ...

Black Narcissus(1947)

1h 40min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 93 votes)

A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh, are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean, and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes immersed in her own memories of love.

Directed by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell - With Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson, Sabu Dastagir, David Farrar, Esmond Knight, ...

Monsieur Verdoux(1947)

2h 4min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 76 votes)

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.

Fun & Fancy Free(1947)

| 1h 13min | Animation, Kids & Family, Music
3.1/5 (with 70 votes)

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.

Directed by William Morgan, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Hamilton Luske - With Edgar Bergen, Luana Patten, Edgar Bergen, Edgar Bergen

Mickey and the Beanstalk(1947)

| 29min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 69 votes)

Based on the timeless adventures of "Jack and the Beanstalk," Mickey, Donald and Goofy climb a fantastic beanstalk up into the sky to a place where everything is huge -- the food, the castle and the fearsome giant named Willy who guards a beautiful golden harp! Will Mickey and his friends outwit the giant and make it safely back home?

Directed by Hamilton Luske

Dark Passage(1947)

3.7/5 (with 64 votes)

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir(1947)

3.9/5 (with 54 votes)

In 1900, strong-willed widow Lucy Muir goes to live in Gull Cottage by the British seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. Sure enough, that very night she meets the ghost of crusty former owner Captain Gregg...and refuses to be scared off. Indeed, they become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man's ghost haunting her bedroom. But when a charming live man comes courting, Lucy and the captain must deal with their feelings for each other.

The Paradine Case(1947)

2h 5min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 42 votes)

The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him.

Gentleman's Agreement(1947)

1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 42 votes)

A magazine writer poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism.

The Bishop's Wife(1947)

3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

Directed by Henry Koster - With Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper, ...
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Odd Man Out(1947)

1h 56min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 35 votes)

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman (James Mason) wounded in a daring robbery.

The Cat Concerto(1947)

| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 31 votes)

Tom enters from stage left in white tie and tails, sits at the piano, gets his focus as the orchestra in the pit beneath him warms up, and begins to play Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody." Unbeknownst to Tom and the audience, Jerry is asleep across several of the high-note keys inside the instrument, so Tom's playing eventually wakes him. Jerry is pummeled by hammers, bounced by wires, and squeezed by Tom as the cat tries to play the concerto while dispensing with Jerry. Jerry's defensive antics add to the brio of the program and answer Tom with Jerry's own skillful musical attack. By the concerto's end, the duet leaves only one animal standing for the audience's applause.

Brute Force(1947)

| 1h 38min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

Timeworn Joe Collins and his fellow inmates live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins' dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains?

Dead Reckoning(1947)

1h 40min | Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 26 votes)

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the clues and tracks him down, where he learns Drake is dead. Further investigations reveal unexpected twists. Rip learns that Johnny had been accused of murder and sets out to find out whatever he can. He falls in love with Coral whose husband Johnny is supposed to have killed.

Kiss of Death(1947)

1h 38min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty(1947)

3.6/5 (with 24 votes)

Walter Mitty, a daydreaming writer with an overprotective mother, likes to imagine that he is a hero who experiences fantastic adventures. His dream becomes reality when he accidentally meets a mysterious woman who hands him a little black book. According to her, it contains the locations of the Dutch crown jewels hidden since World War II. Soon, Mitty finds himself in the middle of a confusing conspiracy, where he has difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction.

Nightmare Alley(1947)

1h 50min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 23 votes)

The movie follows the rise and fall of a con man—a story that begins and ends at a seedy travelling carnival. Stanton Carlisle (Tyrone Power) joins the carnival, working with "Mademoiselle Zeena" (Joan Blondell) and her alcoholic husband, Pete (Ian Keith).

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer(1947)

3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

Teenager Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates.


1h 26min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 21 votes)

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Directed by Edward Dmytryk - With Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame, Robert Ryan, Robert Young, Paul Kelly, Sam Levene, ...

Quai des Orfèvres(1947)

1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 21 votes)

Jenny Lamour sings in a music hall in postwar Paris, accompanied by her husband, Maurice Martineau, on piano. When Martineau notices his wife flirting with an older businessman named Georges Brignon, he follows her to Brignon's house with the intent to kill him. At the house, Brignon is found murdered -- but by someone else. Inspector Antoine conducts an investigation that implicates Martineau, whose planned alibi comes loose.

Brighton Rock(1947)

1h 32min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

Body and Soul(1947)

1h 44min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical promoter named Roberts, who tempt the man with a number of vices. Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices.

Angel and the Badman(1947)

3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

Notorious shootist and womanizer Quirt Evans' horse collapses as he passes a Quaker family's home. Quirt has been wounded, and the kindly family takes him in to nurse him back to health against the advice of others. The handsome Evans quickly attracts the affections of their beautiful daughter, Penelope. He develops an affection for the family, but his troubled past follows him.

Song of the Thin Man(1947)

3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.


1h 28min | Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

In a quiet Connecticut town, a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence. Based on a true story.

Born to Kill(1947)

1h 32min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

Helen Brent (Claire Trevor) has just received a Reno divorce. That night, she discovers one of her neighbors, Laury Palmer, and a gentleman caller murdered in Palmer's home. The killer is her neighbor's other boyfriend, Sam Wilde (Lawrence Tierney), an insanely jealous man who won't abide anyone "cutting in" on him.

Chip an' Dale(1947)

3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their acorns stay behind, so they work at putting out Donald's fire and retrieving their stash. Donald, of course, takes this as calmly and cheerfully as you would expect.

Directed by Jack Hannah


1h 32min | Thriller, Crime
3.3/5 (with 14 votes)

Two U.S. Treasury ("T-men") agents go undercover in Detroit, and then Los Angeles, in an attempt to break a U.S. currency counterfeiting ring.

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