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
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Mickey Mouse: Mickey and the Beanstalk
2.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey and the Beanstalk

4.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Based on the timeless adventures of "Jack and the Beanstalk," Mickey, Donald and Goofy climb a fantastic beanstalk up into the sky to a place where everything is huge -- the food, the castle and the fearsome giant named Willy who guards a beautiful golden harp! Will Mickey and his friends outwit the giant and make it safely back home?

Starring: Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig, Sterling Holloway, Billy Gilbert, Anita Gordon ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske, William Roberts
Release date: 1947-09-27
3.

Fun and Fancy Free

4.0
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
4.

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
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Tweety Pie
5.

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
6.

Life with Father

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

In late nineteenth century New York a Wall Street broker likes to think his house runs his way, but finds himself constantly bemused at how much of what happens is down to his wife. His children are also stretching their wings, discovering girls and making money out of patent medicine selling. When it comes to light he has never been baptized and everyone starts insisting he must do so, it all starts to get a bit too much.

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
7.

Rabbit Transit

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1947-05-10
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Tubby the Tuba
8.

Tubby the Tuba

3.1
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 : The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
9.

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Chester Wooley and Duke Egan are travelling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while enroute to California. During the stopover, a notorious criminal is murdered, and the two are charged with the crime.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Main, Audrey Young, George Cleveland, Gordon Jones, William Ching, Peter M. Thompson, Bill Clauson, Billy O'Leary ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1947-10-08
Best Family Movies of 1947 : A Horse Fly Fleas
10.

A Horse Fly Fleas

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A flea befriends a horsefly, who has hooves like those of a horse, and rides the horsefly into the hair of a dog. The flea chops down strands of the dog's hair to use as "logs" with which to build a cabin, unaware that the dog's coat is the sacred territory of a tribe of Indian fleas, who declare war on the interlopers. The Indians capture and are about to burn the flea and the horsefly when the dog jolts in pain from the fire. The flea and the horsefly free themselves and flee the Indians through the hairs on the dog's carcass.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1947-12-13

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