Best Drama Movies of 1947

1.

Monsieur Verdoux

5.6
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
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.

Miracle on 34th Street

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Porter Hall, Philip Tonge, Alvin Greenman, Harry Antrim, James Seay, Gene Lockhart ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1947-06-11
4.

Black Narcissus

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh, are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean, and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes immersed in her own memories of love.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Kathleen Byron, Sabu, Jean Simmons, Jenny Laird, Judith Furse, Esmond Knight, May Hallatt ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1947-05-26
5.

The Lady from Shanghai

5.4
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
6.

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
7.

Nightmare Alley

5.3
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
8.

The Bishop's Wife

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester, Sara Haden, Karolyn Grimes, Tito Vuolo ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1947-12-25
9.

Gentleman's Agreement

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

A magazine writer poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere, June Havoc, Albert Dekker, Jane Wyatt, Dean Stockwell, Nicholas Joy ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1947-11-11
10.

The Paradine Case

4.7
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
11.

Odd Man Out

4.7
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
12.

Brute Force

4.6
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
13.

Kiss of Death

4.5
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
14.

Ride the Pink Horse

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King, Thomas Gomez, Fred Clark, Art Smith, Richard Gaines, Rita Conde, Iris Flores, Tito Renaldo ..
Directed by: Robert Montgomery
Release date: 1947-10-08
15.

Crossfire

3.8
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
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : Body and Soul
16.

Body and Soul

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical promoter named Roberts, who tempt the man with a number of vices. Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices.

Starring: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere, William Conrad, Joseph Pevney, Lloyd Gough, Canada Lee, Art Smith, James Burke ..
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Release date: 1947-11-11
17.

Humoresque

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A classical musician from a working class background is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish, Joan Chandler, Tom D'Andrea, Peggy Knudsen, Ruth Nelson, Craig Stevens, Paul Cavanagh ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1947-01-25
18.

Song of the Thin Man

3.8
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
19.

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
20.

Possessed

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges, John Ridgely, Moroni Olsen, Erskine Sanford, Peter Miles, Jakob Gimpel ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1947-05-29
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : Born to Kill
21.

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: 1947-04-30
22.

Cynthia

3.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Sheltered by her conservative parents, a small-town teenager finally goes out on a date.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, George Murphy, S.Z. Sakall, Mary Astor, Gene Lockhart, Spring Byington, Jimmy Lydon, Scotty Beckett, Carol Brannon, Anna Q. Nilsson ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1947-08-29
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : Pursued
23.

Pursued

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.

Starring: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger, Alan Hale, John Rodney, Harry Carey, Jr., Clifton Young, Ernest Severn, Charles Bates ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1947-03-02
24.

The Unsuspected

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Starring: Joan Caulfield, Claude Rains, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett, Hurd Hatfield, Ted North, Fred Clark, Harry Lewis, Jack Lambert, Ray Walker ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1947-10-11
25.

They Won't Believe Me

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Robert Young, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson, Tom Powers, George Tyne, Don Beddoe, Frank Ferguson, Harry Harvey, Byron Foulger ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1947-07-16
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : They Made Me a Fugitive
26.

They Made Me a Fugitive

3.6
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
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : The Lost Moment
27.

The Lost Moment

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

In a long flashback, a New York publisher is in Venice pursuing the lost love letters of an early-19th-century poet, Jeffrey Ashton, who disappeared mysteriously. Using a false name, Lewis Venable rents a room from Juliana Bordereau, once Jeffrey Ashton's lover, now an aged recluse. Running the household is Juliana's severe niece, Tina, who mistrusts Venable from the first moment. He realizes all is not right when late one night he finds Tina, her hair unpinned and wild, at the piano. She calls him Jeffrey and throws herself at him. The family priest warns Venable to tread carefully around her fantasies, but he wants the letters at any cost, even Tina's sanity.

Starring: Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Lorring, Eduardo Ciannelli, John Archer, Frank Puglia, Minerva Urecal, William Edmunds ..
Directed by: Martin Gabel
Release date: 1947-11-21
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : The Web
28.

The Web

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.

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: 1947-05-25
29.

I Walk Alone

3.6
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
30.

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
31.

It Always Rains on Sunday

3.6
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
32.

Lured

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Sandra Carpenter is a London-based dancer who is distraught to learn that her friend has disappeared. Soon after the disappearance, she's approached by Harley Temple, a police investigator who believes her friend has been murdered by a serial killer who uses personal ads to find his victims. Temple hatches a plan to catch the killer using Sandra as bait, and Sandra agrees to help.

Starring: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Joseph Calleia, Alan Mowbray, George Zucco, Robert Coote, Alan Napier ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1947-08-28
33.

Johnny O'Clock

3.6
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
34.

The Two Mrs. Carrolls

3.5
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 Drama Movies of 1947 : Framed
35.

Framed

3.5
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 Drama Movies of 1947 : Railroaded!
36.

Railroaded!

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

Starring: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont, Jane Randolph, Ed Kelly, Charles D. Brown, Clancy Cooper, Peggy Converse, Hermine Sterler, Keefe Brasselle ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1947-09-25
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : The Hucksters
37.

The Hucksters

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.

Starring: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner, Keenan Wynn, Edward Arnold, Aubrey Mather, Richard Gaines, Frank Albertson ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1947-07-17
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : Secret Beyond the Door
38.

Secret Beyond the Door

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Fritz Lang’s psycho thriller tells the story of a woman who marries a stranger with a deadly hobby and through their love he attempts to fight off his obsessive-compulsive actions.

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
39.

High Wall

3.5
7.0/10 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
40.

Daisy Kenyon

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Daisy Kenyon is a Manhattan commercial artist having an affair with an arrogant and overbearing but successful lawyer named Dan O'Mara. O'Mara is married and has children. Daisy meets a single man, a war veteran named Peter Lapham, and after a brief and hesitant courtship decides to marry him, although she is still in love with Dan.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Ruth Warrick, Martha Stewart, Peggy Ann Garner, Connie Marshall, Nicholas Joy, Art Baker, John Garfield ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1947-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : The October Man
41.

The October Man

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash , is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.

Starring: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh, Joyce Carey, Catherine Lacey, Adrianne Allen, Felix Aylmer, Frederick Piper, John Boxer ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1947-08-28
42.

Nora Prentiss

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Quiet, organised Dr Talbot meets nightclub singer Nora Prentiss when she is slightly hurt in a street accident. Despite her misgivings they become heavily involved and Talbot finds he is faced with the choice of leaving Nora or divorcing his wife. When a patient expires in his office, a third option seems to present itself.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett, Robert Alda, Rosemary DeCamp, John Ridgely, Robert Arthur, Wanda Hendrix, Helen Brown, Rory Mallinson ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1947-02-22
43.

The Sea of Grass

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A St. Louis woman marries a New Mexico cattleman who is seen as a tyrant by the locals.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas, Phyllis Thaxter, Edgar Buchanan, Harry Carey, William Holmes, Ruth Nelson, William Phillips ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1947-04-25
44.

The Red House

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandoned farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun, Allene Roberts, Julie London, Ona Munson, Harry Shannon, Arthur Space, Pat Flaherty ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1947-02-04
45.

Unconquered

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

England, 1763. After being convicted of a crime, the young and beautiful Abigail Hale agrees, to escape the gallows, to serve fourteen years as a slave in the colony of Virginia, whose inhabitants begin to hear and fear the sinister song of the threatening drums of war that resound in the wild Ohio valley.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff, Cecil Kellaway, Ward Bond, Virginia Campbell, Katherine DeMille, Henry Wilcoxon, C. Aubrey Smith ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1947-10-10
46.

Green Dolphin Street

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

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 fall in love. Marguerite's sister, Marianne, also loves William. Timothy, a lowly carpenter, secretly loves Marianne. He kills a man in a fight, and Edmund helps him flee to New Zealand. William deserts inadvertently from the navy, and also flees in disgrace to New Zealand, where he and Timothy start a profitable business. One night, drunk, William writes Octavius, demanding his daughter's hand; but, being drunk, he asks for the wrong sister.

Starring: Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Donna Reed, Richard Hart, Frank Morgan, Edmund Gwenn, May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Gladys Cooper, Moyna MacGill ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1947-01-15
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : Repeat Performance
47.

Repeat Performance

3.4
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
48.

Fireworks

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

Fireworks revolves around a young man (played by Anger himself) associating with various navy sailors, who eventually turn on him, stripping him naked and beating him to death, ripping open his chest to find a clock ticking inside. Several fireworks then explode, accompanied by a burning Christmas tree and the final shot shows the young man lying in bed next to another topless man.

Starring: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray, Bill Seltzer, Gordon Gray ..
Directed by: Kenneth Anger
Release date: 1947-12-31
49.

The Unfaithful

3.4
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
Best Drama Movies of 1947 : Desert Fury
50.

Desert Fury

3.4
6.6/10 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

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