Best Picture 1947

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1.
Black Narcissus (1947)
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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. (100 mins.)
 
2.
Out of the Past (1947)
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A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. (97 mins.)
 
3.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost. (104 mins.)
 
4.
Green for Danger (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate. (91 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
 
5.
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. (87 mins.)
 
6.
Kiss of Death (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
7.
Born to Kill (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A calculating divorce risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
8.
Dark Passage (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence. (106 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
9.
Dead Reckoning (1947)
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A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow. (100 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
10.
Ivy (1947)
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An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover? (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
11.
Crossfire (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why? (86 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
12.
Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a lovely wife and her new husband, settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers he may want to kill her. (99 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
13.
Brighton Rock (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course... (92 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
 
14.
Nightmare Alley (1947)
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The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall. (110 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
15.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)
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A philandering artist paints a foreboding portrait of his wife and then murders her. After marrying his lover, his attention shifts to another woman - will he kill again? (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
16.
Deep Valley (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Uneducated and poor, Libby lives a sheltered life in a broken down shack with her unloving parents.... (104 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
17.
The Unsuspected (1947)
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The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
18.
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Eugene O'Neill's updated version of the Orestaia. In New England, after the American Civil War, a war-weary Agamem--er... (173 mins.)
Director: Dudley Nichols
 
19.
The Red House (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandon farmhouse, located deep in the woods. (100 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
20.
A Double Life (1947)
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy... (104 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
21.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
22.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
23.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Katie Holstrom leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is sidetracked into domestic service, romance, and politics. (97 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
24.
Good News (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe... (93 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
25.
The Web (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An attorney acting as a body guard, apparently kills a man in defense of his employer's life, and later believes the victim was set up to be murdered. (87 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
26.
Lured (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers... (102 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
27.
The Egg and I (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob. (108 mins.)
Director: Chester Erskine
 
28.
Green Dolphin Street (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later... (141 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
29.
Possessed (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (108 mins.)
 
30.
Golden Earrings (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof... (95 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
31.
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. (118 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
32.
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During courtroom drama, philandering California stockbroker Larry Balantine, on trial for murdering his wife and girlfriend, takes the stand to explain those deaths as simply being accidents. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
33.
Cry Wolf (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Recently widowed Sandra Demarest arrives at the isolated home of her late husband for his wake, but his uncle will not allow her to view the corpse. (83 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
34.
The Paradine Case (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending. (125 mins.)
 
35.
Forever Amber (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process. (138 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
36.
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway... (103 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
37.
Life with Father (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousness of a bookkeeper. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz