Best Family Movies of 1947

1.

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
2.

Fun and Fancy Free

3.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.

Starring: Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Mortimer Snerd, Luana Patten, Walt Disney, Anita Gordon, Cliff Edwards, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash, The King's Men ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, William Roberts, William Morgan
Release date: 1947-09-27
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Chip an' Dale
3.

Chip an' Dale

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their acorns stay behind, so they work at putting out Donald's fire and retrieving their stash. Donald, of course, takes this as calmly and cheerfully as you would expect.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1947-11-28
4.

Tweety Pie

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1947-05-02
5.

Life with Father

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.

Starring: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Zasu Pitts, Jimmy Lydon, Emma Dunn, Moroni Olsen, Elisabeth Risdon, Derek Scott ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1947-09-13
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Rabbit Transit
6.

Rabbit Transit

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

This time Bugs' race with Cecil Turtle features a rocket-powered tortoise shell.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Jack Mercer, Purv Pullen ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1947-05-10
7.

Tubby the Tuba

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

In this Puppetoon animated short film (an Academy Award Best Short Subject, Cartoons nominee), Tubby the Tuba is disappointed that his sound limits what he's permitted to do in an orchestra of self-playing instruments that, unlike him, get to play pretty melodies. A chance meeting with a bullfrog changes everything.

Starring: Victor Jory ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1947-07-11
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Driftwood
8.

Driftwood

2.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Six-year-old Jenny rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancée Susan isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor. In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die. Written by Les Adams

Starring: Ruth Warrick, Walter Brennan, Dean Jagger, Charlotte Greenwood, Natalie Wood, Jerome Cowan, Margaret Hamilton, Francis Ford, H.B. Warner, Howland Chamberlin ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1947-09-15
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Santa's Surprise
9.

Santa's Surprise

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Seven children from around the world follow Santa home on Christmas Eve and decide to surprise him with some help around the house while he sleeps.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Danny Spinney, Cody Aldrich, Purv Pullen ..
Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1947-12-05
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Figaro and Frankie
10.

Figaro and Frankie

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Figaro is hungry for a small, yellow canary named Frankie but must pass a barrier; Minnie Mouse.

Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1947-05-31

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