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: 1947-04-11
2.

Dark Passage

5.4
7.6/10 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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
8.

Song of the Thin Man

3.7
7.1/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : Born to Kill
9.

Born to Kill

3.7
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: 1947-05-03
Best Crime Movies of 1947 : A Double Life
10.

A Double Life

3.6
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

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