Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1947: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey!

Roll out the red carpet and dust off your vintage popcorn machine, because we’re about to take a nostalgic trip back to the golden age of Hollywood! The year is 1947, a time when the silver screen was the ultimate escape and movie stars were the epitome of glamour. This was a year that gifted us with cinematic gems that have stood the test of time, becoming beloved classics in the hearts of movie buffs worldwide. So, whether you’re a film historian, a vintage movie enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates a good flick, buckle up! We’re about to countdown the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1947. These are the films that made audiences laugh, cry, and gasp in surprise, and they’re just as captivating today as they were on their premiere nights. So, without further ado, let’s dim the lights, start the projector, and dive into a year of unforgettable cinema!
¡A volar, joven!

¡A volar, joven!

Release Date: 1947-12-23

Genres: Comedy

“¡A volar, joven!” is a hilarious Mexican comedy from 1947 that follows the misadventures of Cantinflas, a clueless private in the military. All he wants is to be with his girlfriend, but when he’s forced into an arranged marriage with an ugly and shy girl, he hatches a plan to avoid it. Things take a hilarious turn when he ends up getting arrested and learns to fly while serving his punishment. With a talented cast and a quirky plot, this movie is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Cast: Cantinflas (Cantinflas) , Ángel Garasa (Repelas) , Daniel Herrera (Sargento) , Andrés Soler (Don Lupe Chávez) , Miroslava (María) , Carolina Barret (Margarita) , Julio Villarreal (Coronel) , Maruja Grifell (Doña Encarna) , Francisco Jambrina (Capitan) , Roberto Cañedo (Soldado) , Manuel Trejo Morales (Soldado) , Estanislao Schillinsky (Oficial) , Armando Arriola (Soldado (uncredited)) , Joaquín Cordero (Soldado mensajero (uncredited)) , Pedro Elviro (Periodista (uncredited)) , Edmundo Espino (Redactor periodico (uncredited)) , Rafael Icardo (Juez (uncredited)) , Chel López (Oficial (uncredited)) , Manuel Noriega (Doctor (uncredited))

Directors: Miguel M. Delgado

Writers: Miguel M. Delgado, Jaime Salvador, Paul Colline

Tags: flying, airplane, father-in-law, girlfriend, daughter, wedding, private

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Release Date: 1947-09-26

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

“Monsieur Verdoux” is a captivating 1947 film starring Charlie Chaplin as Henri Verdoux, an unemployed banker who resorts to unconventional methods to support his family. In a twisted turn of events, he marries wealthy widows and then takes their lives for financial gain. However, his carefully planned scheme takes a dark turn when two widows disrupt his usual routine. With a stellar cast and a gripping storyline, this movie is a must-watch for fans of suspenseful dramas from the late 1940s.

Cast: Charlie Chaplin (Henri Verdoux) , Mady Correll (Mona Verdoux) , Allison Roddan (Peter Verdoux) , Robert Lewis (Maurice Bottello) , Audrey Betz (Martha Bottello) , Martha Raye (Annabella Bonheur) , Ada May (Annette, Annabella’s maid) , Isobel Elsom (Marie Grosnay) , Marjorie Bennett (Marie’s Maid) , Helene Heigh (Yvonne La Salle, Marie’s friend) , Margaret Hoffman (Lydia Floray) , Marilyn Nash (The Girl) , Irving Bacon (Pierre Couvais) , Edwin Mills (Jean Couvais) , Virginia Brissac (Carlotta Couvais) , Almira Sessions (Lena Couvais) , Eula Morgan (Phoebe Couvais) , Bernard Nedell (Prefect of Police) , Charles Evans (Detective Morrow) , William Frawley (Jean La Salle) , Arthur Hohl (Real Estate Agent) , Barbara Slater (Flower Girl) , Fritz Leiber (Father Fareaux) , Vera Marshe (Mrs. Vicki Darwin) , John Harmon (Joe Darwin)

Directors: Charlie Chaplin

Writers: Orson Welles, Charlie Chaplin

Tags: villain, great depression, marriage, polygamy, based on true story, film noir, dark comedy, black and white, stock market crash, cold blooded killer, 1930s

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Release Date: 1947-05-25

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Drama

“The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” is a captivating movie from 1947 that tells the story of a young British widow who decides to rent a charming seaside cottage. Little does she know that the cottage comes with an unexpected twist – it’s haunted by the ghost of its former owner. With a talented cast including Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison, this film is sure to keep you entertained with its mix of romance and supernatural elements.

Cast: Gene Tierney (Lucy Muir) , Rex Harrison (Capt. Daniel Gregg) , George Sanders (Miles Fairley) , Edna Best (Martha Huggins) , Vanessa Brown (Anna Muir as an Adult) , Anna Lee (Mrs. Fairley) , Robert Coote (Mr. Coombe) , Natalie Wood (Anna Muir as a Child) , Isobel Elsom (Angelica – Mother-in-law) , Victoria Horne (Eva – Sister-in-law) , Stuart Holmes (Man Ordered Out of Train Compartment by Captain (uncredited)) , Houseley Stevenson (Passerby at Fairley Residence (uncredited)) , Helen Freeman (Author Displaced by Lucy (uncredited)) , Whitford Kane (Sproule – London Publisher (uncredited)) , Buster Slaven (Enquiries at Sproule’s (uncredited)) , Will Stanton (Porter (uncredited)) , William Stelling (Bill – Anna’s Fiance (uncredited)) , David Thursby (Mr. Scroggins (uncredited)) , Heather Wilde (Fairley Maid (uncredited))

Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writers: Constance Collier, Arthur Pierson, Philip Dunne, R.A. Dick

Tags: sea, captain, bedroom, widow, cottage, dog, seaside, ghost, children’s book, seaside town, solitude, cad, dorset, early 1900s

Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Release Date: 1947-11-25

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

“Out of the Past” is a gripping film from 1947 that follows the seemingly ordinary life of Jeff Bailey, a gas station owner in a small town. However, things take a thrilling turn when a mysterious stranger arrives, forcing Jeff to confront his dark and secretive past. Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and Kirk Douglas, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys suspenseful and captivating storytelling.

Cast: Robert Mitchum (Jeff Bailey / Jeff Markham) , Jane Greer (Kathie Moffat) , Kirk Douglas (Whit Sterling) , Rhonda Fleming (Meta Carson) , Richard Webb (Jim) , Steve Brodie (Jack Fisher) , Virginia Huston (Ann Miller) , Paul Valentine (Joe Stephanos) , Dickie Moore (The Kid) , Ken Niles (Leonard Eels) , Mary Field (Marny (uncredited)) , Oliver Blake (Tillotson (uncredited)) , Harry Hayden (Canby Miller (uncredited)) , Theresa Harris (Eunice Leonard (uncredited)) , Frank Wilcox (Sheriff (uncredited)) , John Kellogg (Lou (uncredited)) , Brooks Benedict (Kibitzer in Blue Sky Club (uncredited)) , Homer Dickenson (Kibitzer in Blue Sky Club (uncredited)) , Mike Lally (Kibitzer in Blue Sky Club (uncredited)) , Bill Wallace (Kibitzer in Blue Sky Club (uncredited)) , Eumenio Blanco (Mexican Waiter (uncredited)) , Victor Romito (Mexican Waiter (uncredited)) , Wesley Bly (Harlem Club Headwaiter (uncredited)) , Mildred Boyd (Woman at Harlem Club (uncredited)) , James Bush (Doorman (uncredited))

Directors: Jacques Tourneur

Writers: Daniel Mainwaring

Tags: detective, small town, gas station, deaf-mute, suppressed past, gangster, femme fatale, partner, deception, film noir, briefcase, black and white, double cross, tax evasion, framed for murder

Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus

Release Date: 1947-05-26

Genres: Drama

“Black Narcissus” is a captivating movie set in 1947 that follows a group of Anglican nuns who are sent to a challenging mountainous region in the Himalayas. As they strive to establish a school and a hospital, their focus starts to shift when Sister Ruth falls for a government worker, leading her to question her vow of celibacy. With a stellar cast including Deborah Kerr and David Farrar, this film delves into the complexities of love and devotion, making it a must-watch for fans of thought-provoking dramas.

Cast: Deborah Kerr (Sister Clodagh) , David Farrar (Mr. Dean) , Flora Robson (Sister Philippa) , Kathleen Byron (Sister Ruth) , Sabu (The Young General) , Jean Simmons (Kanchi) , Jenny Laird (Sister Honey) , Judith Furse (Sister Briony) , Esmond Knight (The Old General) , May Hallatt (Angu Ayah) , Eddie Whaley Jr. (Joseph Anthony) , Shaun Noble (Con) , Nancy Roberts (Mother Dorothea) , Ley On (Phuba) , Joan Cozier (Girl in Classroom (uncredited)) , Maxwell Foster (Clodagh’s Father in Flashback (uncredited)) , Margaret Scudamore (Clodagh’s Grandmother in Flashback (uncredited)) , Helen Debroy Summers (Clodagh’s Mother in Flashback (uncredited))

Directors: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Rumer Godden

Tags: himalaya mountain range, nun, based on novel or book, mountain, forbidden love, india, bengal

The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai

Release Date: 1947-12-24

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

“The Lady from Shanghai” is a captivating movie released in 1947, starring Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, and Everett Sloane. Set in a world of corruption and desire, it tells the story of a charming wanderer who finds himself entangled between a deceitful tycoon and his alluring wife. With a stellar cast and a release just in time for Christmas, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of 1947.

Cast: Rita Hayworth (Elsa Bannister) , Orson Welles (Michael O’Hara) , Everett Sloane (Arthur Bannister) , Glenn Anders (George Grisby) , Ted de Corsia (Sidney Broome) , Erskine Sanford (Judge) , Gus Schilling (Goldfish) , Lou Merrill (Jake) , Carl Frank (District Attorney Galloway) , Evelyn Ellis (Bessie) , Harry Shannon (Cab Driver) , William Alland (Reporter (uncredited)) , Jessie Arnold (Schoolteacher at Aquarium / Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)) , Jack Baxley (Guard (uncredited)) , Steve Benton (Policeman (uncredited)) , Wong Chung (Li (uncredited)) , Eddie Coke (Policeman (uncredited)) , Tom Coleman (Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)) , Al Eben (Policeman (uncredited)) , Edythe Elliott (Old Lady (uncredited)) , John Elliott (Court Clerk (uncredited)) , Charles Ferguson (Man in Courthouse (uncredited)) , Joseph Granby (Police Lieutenant (uncredited)) , Alvin Hammer (Reporter (uncredited)) , Theresa Harris (Courtroom Spectator (uncredited))

Directors: Orson Welles

Writers: Orson Welles, Charles Lederer, William Castle, Fletcher Markle, Sherwood King

Tags: new york city, san francisco, california, aquarium, shanghai, china, yacht, romantic rivalry, insurance fraud, court, blonde, film noir

Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

Release Date: 1947-01-30

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

“Odd Man Out” is a gripping 1947 film that takes place in Belfast, where the police embark on a relentless manhunt for an injured IRA gunman following a daring robbery. Starring James Mason, Robert Newton, and Cyril Cusack, this intense thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat as the story unfolds. Released on January 30, 1947, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year.

Cast: James Mason (Johnny McQueen) , Robert Newton (Lukey) , Cyril Cusack (Pat) , F.J. McCormick (Shell) , Kathleen Ryan (Kathleen Sullivan) , William Hartnell (Fencie – the barman) , Fay Compton (Rosie) , W.G. Fay (Father Tom) , Denis O’Dea (Inspector) , Maureen Delaney (Theresa O’Brien) , Elwyn Brook-Jones (Tober) , Robert Beatty (Dennis) , Dan O’Herlihy (Nolan) , Kitty Kirwan (Grannie) , Beryl Measor (Maudie) , Roy Irving (Murphy) , Joseph Tomelty (‘Gin’ Jimmy, the cabbie) , Arthur Hambling (Tom) , Ann Clery (Maureen) , Maura Milligan (Cashier) , Maureen Cusack (Molly) , Eddie Byrne (Policeman in final scene) , Wilfrid Brambell (Standing Passenger on Tram (uncredited)) , Dora Bryan (Girl in Telephone Kiosk (uncredited)) , Steve Donahue (Policeman (uncredited))

Directors: Carol Reed

Writers: R.C. Sherriff, F.L. Green

Tags: film noir, ira (irish republican army), cult film, british noir

Brute Force

Brute Force

Release Date: 1947-07-10

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

“Brute Force” is a gripping 1947 film that tells the story of Joe Collins and his fellow inmates, who endure the cruel treatment of the sadistic guard Captain Munsey. With dreams of escape as their only solace, Collins and his comrades face the daunting challenge of breaking free from Munsey’s oppressive control. Starring Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, and an ensemble cast, this intense drama will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Burt Lancaster (Joe Collins) , Hume Cronyn (Capt. Munsey) , Charles Bickford (Gallagher) , Yvonne De Carlo (Gina Ferrara) , Ann Blyth (Ruth) , Ella Raines (Cora Lister) , Anita Colby (Flossie) , Sam Levene (Louie Miller #7033) , Jeff Corey (‘Freshman’ Stack) , John Hoyt (Spencer) , Jack Overman (Kid Coy) , Roman Bohnen (Warden A.J. Barnes) , Sir Lancelot (Calypso) , Vince Barnett (Muggsy) , Jay C. Flippen (Hodges (guard)) , Richard Gaines (McCollum) , Frank Puglia (Ferrara) , James Bell (Crenshaw) , Howard Duff (Robert ‘Soldier’ Becker) , Art Smith (Dr. Walters) , Whit Bissell (Tom Lister) , James O’Rear (Wilson) , Paul Bryar (Harry (uncredited)) , Gino Corrado (Italian Father Visiting Prison (uncredited)) , Al Ferguson (Guard (uncredited))

Directors: Jules Dassin

Writers: Richard Brooks, Robert Patterson

Tags: prison cell, prison guard, film noir, prison riot

One Wonderful Sunday

One Wonderful Sunday

Release Date: 1947-07-01

Genres: Drama, Romance

“One Wonderful Sunday” is a heartwarming movie released in 1947 that follows the story of Yuzo and his fiancée Masako. With only thirty-five yen in their pockets, they embark on a delightful adventure filled with optimism and dreams. The lead actors, Isao Numasaki and Chieko Nakakita, bring these characters to life, capturing the essence of their realistic despair and the uplifting power of hope.

Cast: Isao Numasaki (Yuzo) , Chieko Nakakita (Masako) , Atsushi Watanabe (Yamamoto) , Zeko Nakamura (Dessert Shop Owner) , Toppa Utsumi (Street Photographer) , Ichiro Namiki (Street Photographer) , Ichirō Sugai (Black-marketeer) , Masao Shimizu (Dance Hall Manager) , Tokuji Kobayashi (Overweight apartment receptionist) , Shiro Mizutani (Waif) , Aguri Hidaka (Dancer) , Midori Ariyama (Sono, the black-marketeer’s mistress) , Sachio Sakai (Shady Ticket Man) , Katao Numazaki (Bakery Owner) , Toshi Mori (Apartment Superintendent)

Directors: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Keinosuke Uekusa

Tags: breaking the fourth wall, tokyo, japan, poverty, fiancé fiancée relationship, post war japan, occupation

Dark Passage

Dark Passage

Release Date: 1947-09-05

Genres: Romance, Thriller, Mystery

“Dark Passage” is a thrilling film from 1947 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. It follows the story of a man who escapes from prison after being wrongly convicted of his wife’s murder. Teaming up with a woman, they embark on a mission to prove his innocence, making for an intense and suspenseful watch.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart (Vincent Parry) , Lauren Bacall (Irene Jansen) , Bruce Bennett (Bob) , Agnes Moorehead (Madge Rapf) , Tom D’Andrea (Cabby (Sam)) , Clifton Young (Baker) , Douglas Kennedy (Detective Kennedy) , Rory Mallinson (George Fellsinger) , Houseley Stevenson (Dr. Walter Coley) , Mary Field (Aunt Mary at Bus Station (uncredited)) , John Arledge (Lonely Man at Bus Station (uncredited)) , Vince Edwards (Cop at Tollbooth (uncredited)) , Leonard Bremen (Bus Ticket Clerk (uncredited)) , Paul Panzer (Bus Passenger (uncredited)) , Clancy Cooper (Man on Street Seeking Match (uncredited)) , Dudie Maschmeyer (Man (uncredited)) , Michael Daves (Michael (uncredited)) , Tom Fadden (Diner Counterman Serving Parry (uncredited)) , Ross Ford (Ross (uncredited)) , Ian MacDonald (Cop in Bus Depot (uncredited)) , Patrick McVey (Impatient Cabbie (uncredited)) , Ray Montgomery (Theatre Usher in Trailer (uncredited)) , Tom Reynolds (Hotel Clerk (uncredited)) , Ramon Ros (Waiter (uncredited)) , Shimen Ruskin (Driver Hitting Kennedy (uncredited))

Directors: Delmer Daves

Writers: David Goodis, Delmer Daves

Tags: san francisco, california, fire escape, plastic surgery, escaped convict, prison escape, film noir, trolley, hitchcockian, crime wave, 1940s

Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley

Release Date: 1947-10-09

Genres: Drama, Crime, Thriller

“Nightmare Alley” is a captivating 1947 movie that takes you into the intriguing world of a seedy carnival. Stanton Carlisle, played by Tyrone Power, becomes entangled in the lives of “Mademoiselle Zeena” and her alcoholic husband, Pete. With a stellar cast including Helen Walker, Coleen Gray, and Joan Blondell, this film promises a thrilling and mysterious journey through the dark underbelly of the carnival. Released on October 9, 1947, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Tyrone Power (Stanton ‘Stan’ Carlisle) , Helen Walker (Lilith Ritter) , Coleen Gray (Molly Carlisle) , Joan Blondell (Zeena Krumbein) , Taylor Holmes (Ezra Grindle) , Mike Mazurki (Bruno) , Ian Keith (Pete Krumbein) , Roy Roberts (McGraw – Final Carnival Owner (uncredited)) , Florence Auer (Jane (uncredited)) , Bonnie Bannon (Knife Thrower’s Assistant (uncredited)) , George Beranger (The Geek (uncredited)) , Oliver Blake (Hobo (uncredited)) , June Bolyn (Maid in Grindle House (uncredited)) , Chet Brandenburg (Carnival Patron (uncredited)) , James Burke (Rural Marshal (uncredited)) , George Chandler (Hobo at Stan’s Left Hand (uncredited)) , Harry Cheshire (Mr. Prescott (uncredited)) , Edward Clark (J.E. Giles – Farmer (uncredited)) , Clancy Cooper (Stage Manager (uncredited)) , George Davis (Waiter (uncredited)) , Julia Dean (Addie Peabody (uncredited)) , Sayre Dearing (Night Club Patron (uncredited)) , James Flavin (Hoatley – First Carnival Owner (uncredited)) , Nina Gilbert (Worried Mother in Spode Room (uncredited)) , Henry Hall (Lilith’s Friend in Spode Room (uncredited))

Directors: Edmund Goulding

Writers: Jules Furthman, William Lindsay Gresham

Tags: based on novel or book, carnival, film noir, con artist, alcoholic, carny, mind reading act, carnies

The Bishop's Wife

The Bishop’s Wife

Release Date: 1947-12-25

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

“The Bishop’s Wife” is a heartwarming Christmas movie released on December 25, 1947. It tells the story of an Episcopal Bishop named Henry Brougham, who becomes so consumed with building a grand cathedral that he loses sight of his family and his true purpose. However, everything changes when an angel named Dudley arrives to help him. Dudley’s unconventional methods create some unexpected twists, leaving Henry to question his own worth and the importance of love and family during the holiday season. Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven, this film is a delightful and touching tale that will warm your heart this Christmas.

Cast: Cary Grant (Dudley) , Loretta Young (Julia Brougham) , David Niven (Henry Brougham) , Monty Woolley (Professor Wutheridge) , James Gleason (Sylvester) , Gladys Cooper (Mrs. Hamilton) , Elsa Lanchester (Matilda) , Sara Haden (Mildred Cassaway) , Karolyn Grimes (Debby Brougham) , Tito Vuolo (Maggenti) , Regis Toomey (Mr. Miller) , Sarah Edwards (Mrs. Duffy) , Margaret McWade (Miss Trumbull) , Anne O’Neal (Mrs. Ward) , Ben Erway (Mr. Perry) , Erville Alderson (Stevens) , Robert J. Anderson (Defense Captain) , Teddy Infuhr (Attack Captain) , Eugene Borden (Michel) , Almira Sessions (First Lady in Michel’s) , Claire Du Brey (Second Lady in Michel’s) , Florence Auer (Third Lady in Michel’s) , Margaret Wells (Hat Shop Proprietress) , Kitty O’Neil (Hat Shop Customer) , Isabel Jewell (Hysterical Mother)

Directors: Henry Koster

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Robert Nathan, Leonardo Bercovici

Tags: holiday, angel, husband wife relationship, taxi driver, miracle, bishop, clergyman, skating, ice skating, christmas, benefactor

Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman’s Agreement

Release Date: 1947-11-11

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Gentleman’s Agreement” is a thought-provoking movie from 1947 that sheds light on the issue of anti-Semitism. Starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and John Garfield, the film tells the story of a magazine writer who goes undercover as a Jew to expose the discrimination faced by the community. With a talented cast and a release date of November 11, 1947, this movie is definitely worth watching for its powerful message and stellar performances.

Cast: Gregory Peck (Philip Schuyler Green) , Dorothy McGuire (Kathy Lacy) , John Garfield (Dave Goldman) , Celeste Holm (Anne Dettrey) , Anne Revere (Mrs. Green) , June Havoc (Elaine Wales) , Albert Dekker (John Minify) , Jane Wyatt (Jane) , Dean Stockwell (Tommy Green) , Nicholas Joy (Dr. Craigie) , Sam Jaffe (Professor Fred Lieberman) , Harold Vermilyea (Lou Jordan) , Ransom M. Sherman (Bill Payson) , Virginia Gregg (Third Woman) , Roy Roberts (Mr. Calkins) , Franklyn Farnum (Party Guest) , John Newland (Bill) , Lee MacGregor (Bellboy)

Directors: Elia Kazan

Writers: Moss Hart, Laura Z. Hobson

Tags: new york city, based on novel or book, magazine, anti-semitism, black and white, writer, soldier, widower, racial prejudice, gentile, father son relationship

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Release Date: 1947-09-01

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer” is a delightful romantic comedy from 1947 starring the iconic Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. The story revolves around a teenager named Susan Turner, who develops a huge crush on the charming artist Richard Nugent. When Susan’s sister, Judge Margaret Turner, catches her sneaking into Nugent’s apartment, she threatens him with jail time unless he agrees to date Susan until her infatuation fades. With a stellar cast and a release date in September 1947, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of that year!

Cast: Cary Grant (Richard Nugent) , Myrna Loy (Judge Margaret Turner) , Shirley Temple (Susan Turner) , Rudy Vallee (Tommy Chamberlain) , Ray Collins (Dr. Matt Beemish) , Harry Davenport (Judge Thaddeus Turner) , Johnny Sands (Jerry White) , Don Beddoe (Joey) , Lillian Randolph (Bessie) , Veda Ann Borg (Agnes Prescott) , Dan Tobin (Chester Walters) , Ransom M. Sherman (Judge Treadwell) , William Bakewell (Winters) , Irving Bacon (Melvin) , Ian Bernard (Perry) , Carol Hughes (Florence) , William Hall (Anthony Herman) , Gregory Gaye (Maitre d’Hotel) , Bobby Barber (Birthday Cake Waiter (uncredited)) , Brandon Beach (Man on Dais (uncredited)) , Robert Bice (Policeman at Airport (uncredited)) , Robert Bray (Official at Airline Gate (uncredited)) , Ellen Corby (Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)) , Franklyn Farnum (Faculty Member (uncredited)) , Pat Flaherty (Sunset High Coach (uncredited))

Directors: Irving Reis

Writers: Sidney Sheldon

Tags: playboy

Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death

Release Date: 1947-08-27

Genres: Crime, Thriller

“Kiss of Death” is a thrilling crime drama released in 1947, and it made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year. Starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, and Coleen Gray, the movie follows an ex-convict’s struggle to leave his criminal past behind, only to be confronted by a vengeful and deranged criminal. With a talented cast and a gripping storyline, this film is definitely worth checking out for fans of classic movies.

Cast: Victor Mature (Nick Bianco) , Brian Donlevy (Assistant D.A. Louis D’Angelo) , Coleen Gray (Nettie Cavallo) , Richard Widmark (Tommy Udo) , Taylor Holmes (Earl Howser) , Howard Smith (Warden) , Karl Malden (Sgt. William Cullen) , Anthony Ross (‘Big Ed’ Williams (uncredited)) , Robert Adler (Detective (uncredited)) , Rollin Bauer (Sing Sing Guard (uncredited)) , Harry Bellaver (Bull Weed (uncredited)) , Dennis Bohan (Guard (uncredited)) , Nina Borget (Cashier (uncredited)) , Susan Cabot (Restaurant Patron (uncredited)) , Alexander Campbell (Train Conductor (uncredited)) , Harry Carter (Detective (uncredited)) , Dort Clark (Man in Car (uncredited)) , Eva Condon (Nun at Orphanage (uncredited)) , Harry Cooke (Taxi Driver (uncredited)) , Harold Crane (Mr. Moremann (uncredited)) , James Doody (Sing Sing Guard (uncredited)) , Mildred Dunnock (Mrs. Rizzo (uncredited)) , Arthur Foran Jr. (Sing Sing Guard (uncredited)) , David Fresco (Waiter (uncredited)) , Harold Gary (Doorman (uncredited))

Directors: Henry Hathaway

Writers: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Eleazar Lipsky

Tags: prison, wheelchair, wheelchair user , orphanage, film noir, district attorney, ex-con, stolen jewelry, small time crook



Release Date: 1947-05-29

Genres: Drama, Romance, Thriller

“Possessed” is a captivating movie released in 1947, starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, and Raymond Massey. It tells the intriguing tale of a woman who is discovered in a catatonic state on the streets of Los Angeles. As she opens up to a doctor, she reveals a complex and mysterious story that led her to this point. With a talented cast and a gripping plot, this film is definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of classic movies.

Cast: Joan Crawford (Louise Howell) , Van Heflin (David Sutton) , Raymond Massey (Dean Graham) , Geraldine Brooks (Carol Graham) , Stanley Ridges (Dr. Willard) , John Ridgely (Chief investigator of drowning) , Moroni Olsen (Dr. Ames – Mrs. Smith’s psychiatrist) , Erskine Sanford (Dr. Sherman – Graham’s physician at inquest) , Peter Miles (Wynn Graham) , Jakob Gimpel (Walter Sveldon – pianist) , Isabel Withers (Nurse Rosen) , Lisa Golm (Elsie – Graham’s maid in DC) , Douglas Kennedy (District Attorney at inquest) , Monte Blue (Norris – lake house caretaker) , Don McGuire (Dr. Craig – Dr. Willard’s asst.) , Rory Mallinson (Coroner’s assistant) , Clifton Young (Intern) , Griff Barnett (Coroner)

Directors: Curtis Bernhardt

Writers: Silvia Richards, Ranald MacDougall, Rita Weiman

Tags: film noir, los angeles, california, psychiatric ward



Release Date: 1947-02-28

Genres: Drama, Mystery

“Boomerang!” is a gripping crime drama set in a peaceful Connecticut town in 1947. When a beloved priest is tragically murdered, all fingers point to an anxious outsider named John Waldron. As the town demands justice, District Attorney Henry Harvey faces political obstacles while trying to uncover the truth and prove Waldron’s innocence. This intense and suspenseful film, based on a true story, features a talented cast including Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, and Lee J. Cobb. Released on February 28, 1947, it’s a must-watch for fans of captivating courtroom thrillers.

Cast: Dana Andrews (State’s Attorney Henry L. Harvey) , Jane Wyatt (Madge Harvey) , Lee J. Cobb (Chief Harold F. ‘Robbie’ Robinson) , Cara Williams (Irene Nelson) , Arthur Kennedy (John Waldron) , Sam Levene (Morning Record’s Reporter Dave Woods) , Taylor Holmes (T.M. Wade) , Robert Keith (‘Mac’ McCreery) , Ed Begley (Paul Harris) , Philip Coolidge (Jim Crossman) , Bert Freed (Herron, a Man in Alley Mob) , Reed Hadley (Narrator (voice)) , Brian Keith (Man in Mob Behind Courthouse) , Karl Malden (Det. Lt. White) , Arthur Miller (Line-Up Suspect) , Leona Roberts (Mrs. Crossman) , Frank Overton (Man in Mob Behind Courthouse) , Harry Davis (Reporter) , Anthony Ross (Warren) , Wyrley Birch (Father George A. Lambert)

Directors: Elia Kazan

Writers: Richard Murphy, Fulton Oursler

Tags: corruption, confession, war veteran, connecticut, based on true story, film noir, murder, interrogation, under duress, courtroom drama, manhunt, police lineup, episcopal priest

Song of the Thin Man

Song of the Thin Man

Release Date: 1947-08-28

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

“Song of the Thin Man” is a captivating 1947 movie that follows the adventures of Nick and Nora Charles, a sophisticated couple with a knack for solving mysteries. Set in a jazz club, they find themselves entangled in a murder case, leading them on a thrilling investigation. With a stellar cast including William Powell and Myrna Loy, this film is a must-watch for fans of classic detective stories.

Cast: William Powell (Nick Charles) , Myrna Loy (Nora Charles) , Keenan Wynn (Clarence “Clinker” Krause) , Dean Stockwell (Nick Charles Jr.) , Phillip Reed (Tommy Drake) , Patricia Morison (Phyllis Talbin) , Leon Ames (Mitchell Talbin) , Gloria Grahame (Fran Page) , Jayne Meadows (Janet Thayar) , Ralph Morgan (David Thayar) , Bess Flowers (Jessica Thayar) , Don Taylor (Buddy Hollis) , Warner Anderson (Dr. Monolaw) , Bruce Cowling (Phil Brant) , Connie Gilchrist (Bertha) , Henry Nemo (The Neem) , William Bishop (Al Amboy) , Marie Windsor (Helen Amboy) , Morris Ankrum (Inspector (uncredited)) , James Burke (Policeman Callahan (uncredited)) , Tom Dugan (Policeman Davis (uncredited)) , James Flavin (Policeman Reardon (uncredited)) , Esther Howard (Sadie (uncredited)) , Clinton Sundberg (Mr. Purdy (uncredited)) , Asta Jr. (Asta (uncredited))

Directors: Edward Buzzell

Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Steve Fisher, Nat Perrin, Stanley Roberts

Tags: black and white, thin man



Release Date: 1947-12-15

Genres: Thriller, Crime

“T-Men” is a thrilling crime film released in 1947 that follows two undercover U.S. Treasury agents as they infiltrate a counterfeiting ring operating in Detroit and Los Angeles. Starring Dennis O’Keefe, Mary Meade, and a talented ensemble cast, this movie takes you on a suspenseful journey filled with twists and turns. Get ready for an action-packed ride as these agents risk it all to bring down the criminals.

Cast: Dennis O’Keefe (Dennis O’Brien / Vannie Harrigan) , Mary Meade (Evangeline) , Alfred Ryder (Tony Genaro / Tony Galvani) , Wallace Ford (The Schemer) , June Lockhart (Mary Genaro) , Charles McGraw (Moxie) , Jane Randolph (Diana Simpson) , Art Smith (Gregg) , Herbert Heyes (Chief Carson) , Jack Overman (Brownie) , John Wengraf (‘Shiv’ Triano) , Jim Bannon (Agent Lindsay) , William Malten (Paul Miller) , Frank Ferguson (Secret Service Man) , John Newland (Jackson Lee)

Directors: Anthony Mann

Writers: John C. Higgins, Virginia Kellogg

Tags: undercover, film noir, treasury department

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

Release Date: 1947-11-11

Genres: Drama

“Body and Soul” is a gripping boxing drama from 1947 starring John Garfield and Lilli Palmer. It tells the story of Charley Davis, a talented boxer who faces a series of moral dilemmas as he rises to fame. Surrounded by shady characters and tempted by vices, Charley must navigate a treacherous path to success. With a stellar cast and a release date of November 11, 1947, this movie is definitely worth checking out for fans of classic films.

Cast: John Garfield (Charley Davis) , Lilli Palmer (Peg Born) , Hazel Brooks (Alice) , Anne Revere (Anna Davis) , William Conrad (Quinn) , Joseph Pevney (Shorty Polaski) , Lloyd Gough (Roberts) , Canada Lee (Ben Chaplin) , Larry Anzalone (Fighter Being Knocked Out (uncredited)) , Al Bain (Club Patron (uncredited)) , Steve Benton (Fight Spectator (uncredited)) , Eddie Borden (Fight Spectator (uncredited)) , Paul Bradley (Fight Spectator (uncredited)) , James Burke (Arnold (uncredited)) , George M. Carleton (Prizefight Doctor (uncredited)) , James Carlisle (Fight Spectator (uncredited)) , Wheaton Chambers (Ben’s Doctor (uncredited)) , Mary Currier (Miss Tedder (uncredited)) , Sayre Dearing (Bartender (uncredited)) , Joe Devlin (Prince (uncredited)) , Artie Dorell (Jack Marlow (uncredited)) , Al Eben (Taxi Driver (uncredited)) , Caferino Garcia (Boxer in Training Camp (uncredited)) , Herschel Graham (Fight Spectator (uncredited)) , Joe Gray (Cornerman (uncredited))

Directors: Robert Rossen

Writers: Abraham Polonsky

Tags: transporter, sports, film noir, over-the-hill fighter, over the hill, boxing

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