Best Crime Movies of 1947


Out of the Past

8.0/10 IMDB

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, California. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Webb, Steve Brodie, Virginia Huston, Paul Valentine, Dickie Moore, Ken Niles ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1947-11-25

Monsieur Verdoux

7.8/10 IMDB

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Audrey Betz, Martha Raye, Ada May, Isobel Elsom, Marjorie Bennett, Helene Heigh ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1947-09-26

The Lady from Shanghai

7.5/10 IMDB

A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford, Gus Schilling, Lou Merrill, Carl Frank, Evelyn Ellis ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1947-12-24

Odd Man Out

7.7/10 IMDB

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman wounded in a daring robbery.

Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick, Kathleen Ryan, William Hartnell, Fay Compton, W.G. Fay, Denis O'Dea, Maureen Delaney ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1947-01-30

Dark Passage

7.5/10 IMDB

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead, Tom D'Andrea, Clifton Young, Douglas Kennedy, Rory Mallinson, Houseley Stevenson, Mary Field ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1947-09-05

Nightmare Alley

7.7/10 IMDB

Stanton Carlisle joins a seedy carnival, working with "Mademoiselle Zeena" and her alcoholic husband, Pete.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, Mike Mazurki, Ian Keith, Roy Roberts, Henry Hall, Florence Auer ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1947-10-09

Brute Force

7.6/10 IMDB

Timeworn Joe Collins and his fellow inmates live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins' dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains?

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Jeff Corey, John Hoyt ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1947-07-10

The Paradine Case

6.5/10 IMDB

Attorney Anthony Keane agrees to represent Londonite Mrs. Paradine, who has been fingered in her husband's murder. From the start, the married lawyer is drawn to the enigmatic beauty, and he begins to cast about for a way to exonerate his client. Keane puts the Paradine household servant on the stand, suggesting he is the killer. But Keane soon loses his way in the courtroom, and his half-baked plan sets off a stunning chain of events.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore, Louis Jourdan, Alida Valli, Leo G. Carroll, Joan Tetzel, Isobel Elsom ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1947-12-31

Kiss of Death

7.4/10 IMDB

An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.

Starring: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark, Taylor Holmes, Karl Malden, Anthony Ross, Harry Bellaver, Dort Clark, Mildred Dunnock ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1947-08-27

Dead Reckoning

7.1/10 IMDB

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the clues and tracks him down, where he learns Drake is dead. Further investigations reveal unexpected twists. Rip learns that Johnny had been accused of murder and sets out to find out whatever he can. He falls in love with Coral whose husband Johnny is supposed to have killed.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane, William Prince, Marvin Miller, Wallace Ford, James Bell, George Chandler, William Forrest ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1947-01-16


7.3/10 IMDB

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Starring: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Paul Kelly, Sam Levene, Jacqueline White, Steve Brodie, George Cooper, Richard Benedict ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1947-08-15

Song of the Thin Man

6.9/10 IMDB

Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell, Phillip Reed, Patricia Morison, Leon Ames, Gloria Grahame, Jayne Meadows, Ralph Morgan ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1947-08-28


7.2/10 IMDB

In a quiet Connecticut town, a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence. Based on a true story.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams, Arthur Kennedy, Sam Levene, Taylor Holmes, Robert Keith, Ed Begley, Philip Coolidge ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1947-02-28
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Born to Kill

Born to Kill

7.2/10 IMDB

Helen Brent has just received a Reno divorce. That night, she discovers her neighbor Laury Palmer and a gentleman caller murdered in Palmer's home. The killer is her neighbor's other boyfriend Sam Wilde, an insanely jealous man who won't abide anyone "cutting in" on him.

Starring: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak, Phillip Terry, Audrey Long, Elisha Cook Jr., Isabel Jewell, Esther Howard, Kathryn Card, Tony Barrett ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1947-04-30


6.9/10 IMDB

Two U.S. Treasury ("T-men") agents go undercover in Detroit, and then Los Angeles, in an attempt to break a U.S. currency counterfeiting ring.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Mary Meade, Alfred Ryder, Wallace Ford, June Lockhart, Charles McGraw, Jane Randolph, Art Smith, Herbert Heyes, Jack Overman ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1947-12-15

The Web

7.1/10 IMDB

A brash young lawyer takes a short-term but high-paid job as bodyguard for a slick business exec being threatened by a former partner, and quickly realizes he may be in over his head.

Starring: Ella Raines, Edmond O'Brien, William Bendix, Vincent Price, Maria Palmer, John Abbott, Fritz Leiber, Howland Chamberlain, Tito Vuolo, Wilton Graff ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1947-06-04
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : They Made Me a Fugitive

They Made Me a Fugitive

7.2/10 IMDB

After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.

Starring: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, René Ray, Mary Merrall, Charles Farrell, Michael Brennan, Jack McNaughton, Cyril Smith, John Penrose ..
Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti
Release date: 1947-06-24

I Walk Alone

7.0/10 IMDB

Bootleggers on the lamb Frankie and Noll split up to evade capture by the police. Frankie is caught and jailed, but Noll manages to escape and open a posh New York City nightclub. 14 years later, Frankie is released from the clink and visits Noll with the intention of collecting his half of the nightclub's profits. But Noll, who has no intention of being so equitable, uses his ex-girlfriend Kay to divert Frankie from his intended goal.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey, Kristine Miller, George Rigaud, Marc Lawrence, Mike Mazurki, Mickey Knox, Roger Neury ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1947-12-31

A Double Life

7.0/10 IMDB

A Shakespearian actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character's jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Edmond O'Brien, Shelley Winters, Ray Collins, Philip Loeb, Millard Mitchell, Joe Sawyer, Charles La Torre, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1947-12-25

The Upturned Glass

6.9/10 IMDB

A neurosurgeon relates to his students in medical school a story about an affair he had with a married woman and how after the affair was over, the woman fell out a window and died. The surgeon, suspecting that she was murdered, set out to find her killer -- but, instead of turning the suspect over to the police, he planned to take his own revenge on the murderer.

Starring: James Mason, Rosamund John, Pamela Mason, Ann Stephens, Morland Graham, Brefni O'Rorke, Henry Oscar, Jane Hylton, Sheila Huntington, Susan Shaw ..
Directed by: Lawrence Huntington
Release date: 1947-06-17

It Always Rains on Sunday

7.1/10 IMDB

During a rainy Sunday afternoon, an escaped prisoner tries to hide out at the home of his ex-fiance.

Starring: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw, Patricia Plunkett, David Lines, Sydney Tafler, Betty Ann Davies, John Slater ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1947-11-25

Johnny O'Clock

6.8/10 IMDB

When an employee at an illegal gambling den dies suspiciously, her sister, Nancy, looks into the situation and falls for Johnny O'Clock, a suave partner in the underground casino. Selfish and non-committal by nature, Johnny slowly begins to return Nancy's affection and decides to run away with her, but conflict within his business threatens their plans. As Johnny tries to distance himself from the casino, his shady past comes back to haunt him.

Starring: Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew, Nina Foch, Thomas Gomez, John Kellogg, Jim Bannon, Mabel Paige, Phil Brown ..
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Release date: 1947-01-07
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Desperate


6.8/10 IMDB

An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.

Starring: Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley, William Challee, Jason Robards Sr., Freddie Steele, Lee Frederick, Paul E. Burns, Ilka Grüning ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1947-06-20

The Two Mrs. Carrolls

6.8/10 IMDB

Struggling artist Geoffrey Carroll meets Sally while on holiday in the country. A romance develops, but he doesn't tell her he's already married. Suffering from mental illness, Geoffrey returns home where he paints an impression of his wife as the angel of death and then promptly poisons her. He marries Sally but after a while he finds a strange urge to paint her as the angel of death too and history seems about to repeat itself.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce, Isobel Elsom, Patrick O'Moore, Ann Carter, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Barry Bernard, Colin Campbell ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1947-03-04
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Framed


6.9/10 IMDB

Truck driver Mike Lambert is a down-and-out mining engineer searching for a job. When his rig breaks down in a small town, he happens upon a venomous seductress. When her boyfriend robs a bank, they intend to frame Lambert.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan, Karen Morley, Jim Bannon, Art Smith, Lillian Wells ..
Directed by: Richard Wallace
Release date: 1947-05-25
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Secret Beyond the Door

Secret Beyond the Door

6.7/10 IMDB

After a whirlwind romance in Mexico, a beautiful heiress marries a man she barely knows with hardly a second thought. She finds his New York home full of his strange relations, and macabre rooms that are replicas of famous murder sites. One locked room contains the secret to her husband's obsession, and the truth about what happened to his first wife.

Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil, Natalie Schafer, Rosa Rey, Mark Dennis, Anabel Shaw, Donna Martell ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1947-12-24

High Wall

6.9/10 IMDB

Steven Kenet, suffering from a recurring brain injury, appears to have strangled his wife. Having confessed, he's committed to an understaffed county asylum full of pathetic inmates. There, Dr. Ann Lorrison is initially skeptical about Kenet's story and reluctance to undergo treatment. But against her better judgement, she begins to doubt his guilt.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall, Dorothy Patrick, H.B. Warner, Warner Anderson, Moroni Olsen, John Ridgely, Morris Ankrum, Elisabeth Risdon ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1947-12-17
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry

6.7/10 IMDB

A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing comedies.

Starring: Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler, Jack Warner, Jack Lambert, Valerie White, Joan Dowling, Douglas Barr ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1947-02-01
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Repeat Performance

Repeat Performance

6.8/10 IMDB

Broadway star, Sheila Page, shoots Barney, her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her producer, John Friday. When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Tom Conway, Richard Basehart, Natalie Schafer, Benay Venuta, Ilka Grüning, John Ireland, Jean Del Val ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1947-05-22

The Unfaithful

6.8/10 IMDB

Christine Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer that it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating statue he created.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Jerome Cowan, Steven Geray, John Hoyt, Peggy Knudsen, Marta Mitrovich, Douglas Kennedy ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1947-07-01

Desert Fury

6.5/10 IMDB

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.

Starring: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey, Mary Astor, Kristine Miller, William Harrigan, James Flavin, Jane Novak, Anna Camargo ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1947-08-15
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : The Brasher Doubloon

The Brasher Doubloon

6.5/10 IMDB

Mrs. Elizabeth Bright Murdock hires Marlowe to find an old rare coin, the Brasher Doubloon, that belonged in her deceased husband's collection. Marlowe begins investigating, but quickly finds himself entangled in a series of unexplained murders.

Starring: George Montgomery, Nancy Guild, Florence Bates, Roy Roberts, Fritz Kortner, Conrad Janis, Marvin Miller, Reed Hadley, Robert Adler, Ben Erway ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1947-02-06

The Long Night

6.5/10 IMDB

City police surround a building attempting to capture a suspected murder. The suspect knows there is no escape but refuses to give in.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak, Howard Freeman, Moroni Olsen, Elisha Cook Jr., Queenie Smith, David Clarke, Charles McGraw ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1947-05-28
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Dishonored Lady

Dishonored Lady

6.5/10 IMDB

Art editor Madeleine Damian carries on numerous loveless affairs. After a failed relationship with advertiser Felix Courtland, the increasingly depressed Madeleine attempts suicide. When Jack Garet, her secretary and former lover, tries to blackmail her, Madeleine resigns and seeks a reclusive life. Neighbor David Cousins befriends Madeleine, but soon Courtland and Garet discover her whereabouts and disrupt her new life.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder, William Lundigan, Morris Carnovsky, Natalie Schafer, Paul Cavanagh, Douglass Dumbrille, Margaret Hamilton, James Flavin ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1947-05-16
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Fear in the Night

Fear in the Night

6.4/10 IMDB

The dream is unusually vivid: Bank employee Vince Grayson finds himself murdering a man in a sinister octagonal-shaped room lined with mirrors while a mysterious woman breaks into a safe. It is so vivid that Vince suspects it may have really happened. To get the dream off his mind, he goes on a picnic with some relatives. When a thunderstorm forces his party into a nearby mansion, Vince discovers that the bizarre room does exist, and it means nothing but trouble.

Starring: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran, Kay Scott, Charles Victor, Robert Emmett Keane, Jeff York, Gladys Blake, Julia Faye, John Harmon ..
Directed by: Maxwell Shane
Release date: 1947-04-10
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

6.1/10 IMDB

A gang of criminals, which includes a piano player and an imposing former convict known as 'Gruesome', has found out about a scientist's secret formula for a gas that temporarily paralyzes anyone who breathes it. When Gruesome accidentally inhales some of the gas and passes out, the police think he is dead and take him to the morgue, where he later revives and escapes. This puzzling incident attracts the interest of Dick Tracy, and when the criminals later use the gas to rob a bank, Tracy realizes that he must devote his entire attention to stopping them.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne, Edward Ashley, June Clayworth, Lyle Latell, Tony Barrett, Skelton Knaggs, James Nolan, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1947-09-26

Undercover Maisie

6.3/10 IMDB

Maisie Revere, a showgirl stranded in Los Angeles, decides to join the local police department on the persuasion of Lieutenant Paul Scott who wants to use her as an undercover agent to expose a conman.

Starring: Ann Sothern, Barry Nelson, Mark Daniels, Leon Ames, Clinton Sundberg, Dick Simmons, Charles D. Brown, Gloria Holden, Douglas Fowley, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1947-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Hard Boiled Mahoney

Hard Boiled Mahoney

6.2/10 IMDB

Sach just lost his job as an assistant to a private detective, but he wasn't paid. Slip goes with him down to the detective's office to demand payment, but finds the office empty. A woman enters the office and mistakes Slip for the detective and convinces him to take on a case to find her sister after offering a $50 retainer.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Betty Compson, Gabriel Dell, Teala Loring, William Benedict, Bobby Jordan, David Gorcey, Bernard Gorcey, Dan Seymour ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1947-05-10
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Take My Life

Take My Life

6.9/10 IMDB

When her husband is wrongly accused of murder, an opera singer sets out to find the real culprit.

Starring: Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Marius Goring, Francis L. Sullivan, Henry Edwards, Rosalie Crutchley, Marjorie Mars, Maurice Denham, Margaret Boyd, Leo Bieber ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1947-05-30
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West

The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West

7.1/10 IMDB

Columbia's 33rd serial (made between "Jack Armstrong" and "The Sea Hound") was based on the character that first appeared in "Action Comics" No. 42.

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Ramsay Ames, Lyle Talbot, George Offerman, Jr., Robert Barron, Hugh Prosser, Jack Ingram, Eddie Parker, Tiny Brauer ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1947-05-22
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Dick Tracy's Dilemma

Dick Tracy's Dilemma

5.9/10 IMDB

Dick Tracy investigates the theft of a fortune of fur coats, a possible insurance swindle and several murders, all linked to a huge thug who wears a hook in place of his right hand.

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Lyle Latell, Kay Christopher, Ian Keith, Jack Lambert, Bernadene Hayes, Jimmy Conlin, William B. Davidson, Tony Barrett, Tom Keene ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1947-05-20
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : The Devil Thumbs a Ride

The Devil Thumbs a Ride

6.8/10 IMDB

Steve Morgan kills a man in a holdup and hitches a ride to Los Angeles with Fergie. At a gas station, they pick up two women. Encountering a roadblock, Morgan takes over and persuades the party to spend the night at an unoccupied beach house. The police close in as one by one, the others learn that Morgan is a killer.

Starring: Lawrence Tierney, Ted North, Nan Leslie, Betty Lawford, Andrew Tombes, Harry Shannon, Marian Carr, William Gould, Josephine Whittell, Phil Warren ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1947-02-20
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

6.6/10 IMDB

Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond investigates the murder of the C.I.D. man who had been tracing validity of rival claims to a large estate.

Starring: Ron Randell, Gloria Henry, Patrick O'Moore, Anabel Shaw, Terry Kilburn, Holmes Herbert, Wilton Graff, Matthew Boulton, Barry Bernard, Carl Harbord ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1947-09-04
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Dancing with Crime

Dancing with Crime

6.5/10 IMDB

When his best friend is murdered inside a London dancehall, a cab driver and his girlfriend involve themselves in the investigation and discover a major criminal operation hiding behind the club's friendly facade.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Barry Jones, Barry K. Barnes, Judy Kelly, John Warwick, Garry Marsh, Diana Dors, Bill Owen, Cyril Chamberlain ..
Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs
Release date: 1947-06-25
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Dual Alibi

Dual Alibi

6.8/10 IMDB

A French PR man (Terence de Marney) and his girlfriend (Phyllis Dixey) steal a lottery ticket from twin trapeze artists (Herbert Lom), prompting murder.

Starring: Herbert Lom, Phyllis Dixey, Terence de Marney, Ronald Frankau, Abraham Sofaer, Eugene Deckers, Sebastian Cabot, Cromwell Brothers, Ernst Ulman, Ben Williams ..
Directed by: Alfred Travers
Release date: 1947-06-03
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : The Luckiest Guy in the World

The Luckiest Guy in the World

7.0/10 IMDB

In this MGM Crime Does Not Pay series short, a man destroys his life through gambling debts and stealing company funds.

Starring: Barry Nelson, Eloise Hardt, George Travell, Milton Kibbee, Harry Cheshire ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1947-01-25
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : The Thirteenth Hour

The Thirteenth Hour

6.4/10 IMDB

In this drama, a trucker's business is nearly destroyed after he is wrongfully accused of killing a policeman with whom he recently quarreled.

Starring: Richard Dix, Karen Morley, John Kellogg, Jim Bannon, Regis Toomey, Bernadene Hayes, Mark Dennis, Anthony Warde, Ernie Adams, Cliff Clark ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1947-02-06
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Mr. District Attorney

Mr. District Attorney

6.4/10 IMDB

An assistant district attorney gets mixed-up with a woman who is working for the group that he is investigating.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Adolphe Menjou, Marguerite Chapman, Michael O'Shea, George Coulouris, Jeff Donnell, Steven Geray, Ralph Morgan, John Kellogg, Doris Houck ..
Directed by: Robert B. Sinclair
Release date: 1947-02-20
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Road to the Big House

Road to the Big House

6.6/10 IMDB

A bank clerk gets sent to prison after he robs his own bank. Live becomes even more difficult behind bars when he starts getting pressured to reveal where he hid the money.

Starring: John Shelton, Ann Doran, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Richard Bailey, Joseph Allen, Rory Mallinson, Eddie Fields, Walden Boyle, Keith Richards, Jack Conrad ..
Directed by: Walter Colmes
Release date: 1947-12-13


6.5/10 IMDB

After the war, Matt Gordon returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance during the Japanese attack. But now Linda resurfaces...with amnesia and married to rich planter Van Leyden. Meanwhile, sinister fence Mauribus schemes to get Matt's pearls.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn, Spring Byington, Thomas Gomez, Porter Hall, George Lloyd, Maylia, Holmes Herbert ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1947-08-13

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