1947 Chronicle of The Cinemaby wijayaandik | created - 03 Jul 2016 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
Annual looks at The Best Films from around the world.
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1. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
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.
2. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.
Votes: 23,195 | Gross: $0.01M
3. Monsieur Vincent (1947)
Not Rated | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
4. Out of the Past (1947)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
5. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.
Votes: 13,951 | Gross: $0.33M
6. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
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.
9. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
When a lovely woman and her new husband settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers that he may want to kill her.
10. A Double Life (1947)
Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »
13. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 36,721 | Gross: $2.65M
14. The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After leaving her family's farm to study nursing in the city, a young woman finds herself on an unexpected path towards politics.
16. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
WW2 veteran Lucky Gagin arrives in a New Mexico border-town intent on revenging against mobster Frank Hugo but FBI agent Bill Retz, who also wants Hugo, tries to keep Gagin out of trouble.
17. Possessed (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
Votes: 4,037 | Gross: $1.99M
18. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music
A successful nightclub singer weds a struggling songwriter, but when his fame eclipses hers, she delves into alcoholism.
20. The Egg and I (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
21. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
22. Green Dolphin Street (1947)
Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama
Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ... See full summary »
25. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
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.
27. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
Approved | 121 min | Drama
Eugene O'Neill's updated version of the Oresteia. In New England, after the American Civil War, a war-weary Agamemnon, Ezra Mannon comes home to his unhappy wife (Christine) and loving ... See full summary »
Votes: 848 | Gross: $0.44M
28. To Live in Peace (1947)
90 min | Drama, War, Comedy
The peaceful, almost idyllic life of an Italian village is interrupted during the war by the appearance of two American soldiers who keep hiding in the house of one of the villagers.
Votes: 130 | Gross: $2.20M
30. Kiss of Death (1947)
Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Nick Bianco is caught during a botched jewellery heist. The prosecution offer him a more lenient sentence if he squeals on his accomplices but he doesn't roll over on them. Three years into the sentence an event changes his mind.
33. Les maudits (1947)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Oslo, April 19th 1945, as the Third Reich is living its last days, a group of Nazis and sympathizers (a Wehrmacht general; an SS commander and his "assistant"; an Italian industrialist and ... See full summary »
34. Antoine et Antoinette (1947)
78 min | Comedy, Drama
Working class couple Antoine and Antoinette dream of a better life. In the midst of constantly fending off the unwanted attention of men, especially the grocer Monsieur Roland, Antoinette ... See full summary »
Votes: 516 | Gross: $0.01M
36. Les amants du pont Saint-Jean (1947)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
On the banks of the Rhône, not far from Tain l'Hermitage, Alcide Garonne, an old ferryman - and incidentally a poacher - lives out of wedlock with Victorine Rousset nicknamed Maryse, a ... See full summary »
37. Lost in the Dark (1947)
93 min | Drama
Naples of the early twentieth century. A thug keeps a girl completely submissive and, having discovered that she is the daughter of a nobleman, tries to blackmail the father.
38. Mine Own Executioner (1947)
108 min | Drama, Thriller
Pretty Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam, who refuses to see a "real" psychiatrist. Traumatized in a ... See full summary »
40. Två kvinnor (1947)
96 min | Drama
Cecilia is in hospital after being subjected to an attempt on her life. Her husband is called to the hospital. Cecilia deliriously mentions a mutual friend. The husband seeks out the friend.
42. Paris mil neuf cent (1947)
74 min | Documentary
Documentary limning the life of Paris and its citizens during "La Belle Epoque," the years between 1900 and 1914. Beginning with the Paris Exposition of 1900 and the completion of the ... See full summary »
45. Flesh Will Surrender (1947)
96 min | Drama
Giovanni used to be a humble, mild-mannered government clerk whose life was turned upside down when he met Giulio, a notorious forger who at once set about manipulating the over-confident ... See full summary »
46. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy
Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »
48. Ivy (1947)
Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover?
49. Snow Trail (1947)
89 min | Action, Crime, Drama