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)

| 1h 36min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 212 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.

Directed by George Seaton - With Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Porter Hall, Gene Lockhart, ...

The Lady from Shanghai(1947)

| 1h 27min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 178 votes)

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

Directed by Orson Welles - With Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford, ...

Out of the Past(1947)

3.9/5 (with 154 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 132 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, ...

Fun and Fancy Free(1947)

3.2/5 (with 132 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

Monsieur Verdoux(1947)

2h 4min | Comedy, Crime
4.0/5 (with 116 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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Martha Raye, William Frawley, Marilyn Nash, Charlie Chaplin, Isobel Elsom, Edna Purviance, ...

Mickey and the Beanstalk(1947)

3.4/5 (with 98 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)

| 1h 46min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 95 votes)

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

Directed by Delmer Daves - With Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead, Bruce Bennett, Douglas Kennedy, Ian MacDonald, ...

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir(1947)

| 1h 44min | Fantasy, Romance / Love, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 80 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. On her very first night she meets the ghost of the crusty former owner, Captain Gregg—and refuses to be scared off. They eventually become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man's ghost haunting her bedroom.

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz - With Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best, Natalie Wood, Isobel Elsom, ...

The Paradine Case(1947)

3.1/5 (with 68 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.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore, ...

Gentleman's Agreement(1947)

| 1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 66 votes)

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

Directed by Elia Kazan - With Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere, June Havoc, John Garfield, ...

The Bishop's Wife(1947)

| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 63 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, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 53 votes)

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

Directed by Carol Reed - With James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, Kathleen Ryan, F. J. McCormick, Robert Beatty, ...

Brute Force(1947)

1h 38min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 50 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?

Directed by Jules Dassin - With Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, ...

The Cat Concerto(1947)

| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 50 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.

Kiss of Death(1947)

| 1h 38min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 41 votes)

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

Directed by Henry Hathaway - With Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark, Taylor Holmes, Karl Malden, ...

Dead Reckoning(1947)

| 1h 40min | Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 39 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.

Directed by John Cromwell - With Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Marvin Miller, William Prince, Wallace Ford, Morris Carnovsky, ...

Nightmare Alley(1947)

1h 50min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 38 votes)

Stanton Carlisle joins a seedy carnival, working with "Mademoiselle Zeena" and her alcoholic husband, Pete.

Directed by Edmund Goulding - With Tyrone Power, Coleen Gray, Joan Blondell, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, Mike Mazurki, ...

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty(1947)

3.5/5 (with 37 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.

Directed by Norman Z. McLeod - With Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Fay Bainter, Thurston Hall, Ann Rutherford, Florence Bates, ...

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer(1947)

3.6/5 (with 34 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.

Directed by Irving Reis, Dore Schary - With Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallée, Harry Davenport, Ray Collins, ...

Quai des Orfèvres(1947)

1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 33 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.

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot - With Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier, Simone Renant, Charles Dullin, André Numès Fils, ...

Secret Beyond the Door(1947)

1h 39min | Crime
3.2/5 (with 33 votes)

Fritz Lang’s psycho thriller tells the story of a woman who marries a stranger with a deadly hobby and through their love he attempts to fight off his obsessive-compulsive actions.

Directed by Fritz Lang - With Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil, Paul Scardon, Natalie Schafer, ...


1h 26min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 32 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, ...

Body and Soul(1947)

| 1h 44min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 32 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.

Directed by Robert Rossen - With John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere, William Conrad, Art Smith, ...

¡A volar, joven!(1947)

1h 53min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 32 votes)

Cantinflas is a private in the military, who doesn't know anything about discipline or following rules. He only wants to think about his girlfriend, the maid in an opulent hacienda. The owner of the hacienda has an ugly and shy daughter, who is in love with Cantinflas. The problems arrive when the family arranges a wedding between the ugly girl and Cantinflas, who in order to avoid the commitment gets himself arrested. During his punishment, Cantinflas learns to fly with a silly and poorly trained flight instructor.

Directed by Miguel M. Delgado - With Tontinflas, Ángel Garasa, Andrés Soler, Miroslava, Roberto Cañedo, Joaquín Cordero, ...

Angel and the Badman(1947)

| 1h 40min | Romance / Love, Western
3.2/5 (with 31 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.

Directed by James Edward Grant - With John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot, Irene Rich, Lee Dixon, ...


1h 28min | Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 24 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.

Directed by Elia Kazan - With Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, Karl Malden, Arthur Kennedy, ...

Song of the Thin Man(1947)

3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

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

Directed by Edward Buzzell - With William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell, Phillip Reed, Leon Ames, ...


3.6/5 (with 23 votes)

After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.

Directed by Curtis Bernhardt - With Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks, Moroni Olsen, Douglas Kennedy, ...

Chip an' Dale(1947)

3.4/5 (with 23 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
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