1947

This is a list-in-progress of some favorite films of 1947. The numbers are not rankings; the list is in alphabetical order, although the displayed form of some titles may not reflect this.
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1.
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.)
 
2.
Antoine and Antoinette (1947)
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Working class couple Antoine and Antoinette dream of a better life. In the midst of constantly fending off the unwanted attention of men... (78 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Copie conforme (1947)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Jean Dréville
 
6.
Devil in the Flesh (1947)
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During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier. (110 mins.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Good News (1947)
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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
 
10.
Les jeux sont faits (1947)
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Two people learn to love each other in the afterlife and get a second chance. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
 
11.
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
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle. (108 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
 
14.
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk... (89 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
15.
The Damned (1947)
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Oslo, April 19th 1945, as the Third Reich is living its last days, a group of Nazis and sympathizers... (105 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
16.
Monsieur Vincent (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles. (111 mins.)
Director: Maurice Cloche
 
17.
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
 
18.
Non coupable (1947)
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An alcoholic doctor accidentally kills someone and manages to make the death look like an accident. The episode triggers a sense of confidence and he resolves to correct the miseries of his life. (95 mins.)
Director: Henry Decoin
 
19.
Odd Man Out (1947)
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast. (116 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
Quai des Orfèvres (1947)
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Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous man... (106 mins.)
Director: H. G. Clouzot
 
22.
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young boy follows Tashiro home to his tenement housing complex on the outskirts of Tokyo, the boy... (72 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
23.
Riff-Raff (1947)
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A plane takes off from Peru (in a long no-dialogue scene) in a storm with two passengers; it lands in Panama with one... (80 mins.)
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
 
24.
Le silence est d'or (1947)
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1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Madeleine, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her... (100 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
25.
Soldaten og Jenny (1947)
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A good natured soldier with a killer right hand, falls in love with a beautiful girl who has a troubled past. (92 mins.)
Director: Johan Jacobsen
 
26.
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
 
27.
The Village Teacher (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young lady goes to Siberia to teach. People there gape at her desktop globe. The Soviet revolution happens. Her husband is Lenin's compatriot. In her lifelong teaching, her students become professor, school teacher and awarded military. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
28.
Zakazane piosenki (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Polish musician tells a young soldier about his wartime activity - setting up a street orchestra and taking part in the anti-Nazi resistance movement. (97 mins.)