Best Crime Movies of 1947

1.

Monsieur Verdoux

5.7
7.9/10 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
2.

Out of the Past

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. 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
3.

Dark Passage

5.4
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
4.

The Lady from Shanghai

5.4
7.6/10 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
5.

Odd Man Out

4.0
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
6.

The Paradine Case

3.9
6.5/10 IMDB

The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him.

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
7.

Brute Force

3.9
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
8.

Crossfire

3.9
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
9.

Kiss of Death

3.8
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
10.

Boomerang!

3.7
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

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