My Favorite Movies of 1947

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1.
Body and Soul (1947)
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Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight... (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
2.
Brighton Rock (1947)
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Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course... (92 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
 
3.
I Became a Criminal (1947)
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After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
“ AKA - They Made Me a Fugitive ” - Girgisbond
 
4.
Lady in the Lake (1947)
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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder. (105 mins.)
 
5.
Tycoon (1947)
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Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. His task is complicated... (128 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
6.
Captain from Castile (1947)
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition. (140 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
7.
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
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Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him... (99 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
8.
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
 
9.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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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
 
10.
Cinderella (1947)
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A young woman forced into servitude by her step-family gets a chance to attend the royal ball. (80 mins.)
 
11.
Bush Christmas (1947)
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In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains. (80 mins.)
Director: Ralph Smart
 
12.
The Gangster (1947)
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Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll. (84 mins.)
Director: Gordon Wiles
 
13.
Desperate (1947)
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A young married couple flee both police and a gangster out for revenge. (73 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
14.
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
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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
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
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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
 
17.
The Fugitive (1947)
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Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest. (104 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
18.
The Exile (1947)
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Charles II, the King of England, finds himself in exile in Holland, where he falls in love with a beautiful farm-girl. (95 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
 
19.
Green Dolphin Street (1947)
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Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later... (141 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
20.
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
 
21.
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
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In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic... (101 mins.)
 
22.
Magic Town (1947)
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An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions. (103 mins.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
Unconquered (1947)
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War. (146 mins.)
 
25.
Dark Passage (1947)
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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
 
26.
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
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Nick, Nora, and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York. (86 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
 
27.
Down to Earth (1947)
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Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show... (101 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
28.
Life with Father (1947)
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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
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
Kiss of Death (1947)
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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
 
31.
Singapore (1947)
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After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942. (79 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
32.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy. (110 mins.)
 
33.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
34.
Cry Wolf (1947)
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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
 
35.
Slave Girl (1947)
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An American adventurer goes to Tripoli to rescue some kidnapped sailors, but gets involved with a beautiful slave girl. (80 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
36.
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
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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
 
37.
Gunfighters (1947)
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Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly accused of killing fellow cowhand Bob Tyrell and must clear himself by finding the real killer. (87 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
38.
Brute Force (1947)
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard. (98 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
39.
Dear Ruth (1947)
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Ruth Wilkins discovers that her teenaged sister used her name in a torrid correspondence with soldier Bill Seacroft. (95 mins.)
 
40.
Cheyenne (1947)
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Wells Fargo stages are being robbed by 'The Poet' and no one can find out who he is. Wylie is a gambler... (99 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
41.
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
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
Calcutta (1947)
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Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms. (83 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
44.
The Macomber Affair (1947)
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Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo... (89 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
45.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners. (116 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
46.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
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A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards. (124 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
47.
Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)
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A shortage of zoo animals after World War II brings beautiful animal trainer Tanya, her financial backer and her cruel trail boss to the jungle... (72 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
48.
The Egg and I (1947)
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On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm... (108 mins.)
Director: Chester Erskine
 
49.
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there. (87 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
50.
Boomerang! (1947)
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder. (88 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
51.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)
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Struggling artist Geoffrey Carroll meets Sally whilst on holiday in the country. A romance develops but he doesn't tell her he's already married... (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
52.
Pursued (1947)
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Brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s, an orphan grows up haunted by nightmares of a childhood trauma in which his own family was killed. (101 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
53.
Ramrod (1947)
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Violent feud between Connie Dickason, the owner of the Circle 66 ranch and rancher Frank Ivey, the self-proclaimed boss of an otherwise public grazing land. (95 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
54.
Trail Street (1947)
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Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war. (84 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
55.
Angel and the Badman (1947)
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Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in. (100 mins.)
 
56.
Sinbad, the Sailor (1947)
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Sinbad is a story teller who weaves great adventures about - himself. Whether they are true or not, no one knows... (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
57.
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
 
58.
The Long Night (1947)
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Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation. (101 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
59.
Killer McCoy (1947)
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(104 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland