Best Drama 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.

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.

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
4.

Miracle on 34th Street

5.5
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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
8.

Gentleman's Agreement

5.2
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
9.

Nightmare Alley

4.0
7.8/10 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 ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1947-10-09
10.

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

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