Best Family Movies of 1947

1.

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

Mickey and the Beanstalk

4.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A mysterious thief has stolen the prosperous Happy Valley's most prized possession: the musical Singing Harp. Can Mickey, Donald, and Goofy find the answer in the irritable Willie the Giant's magnificent castle up in the blue sky?

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

Fun and Fancy Free

4.0
6.5/10 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 : Tweetie Pie
5.

Tweetie 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

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 : The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
7.

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

3.5
6.7/10 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 : Banjo
8.

Banjo

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Family drama about a young farm girl, suddenly orphaned, who must give up her beloved dog when she's sent to live with her aunt in Boston.

Starring: Sharyn Moffett, Jacqueline White, Walter Reed, Una O'Connor, Louise Beavers, Ernest Whitman, Herbert Evans, Banjo, Howard Louis McNeely, Theron Jackson ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1947-05-15
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Rabbit Transit
9.

Rabbit Transit

3.1
7.5/10 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
Best Family Movies of 1947 : Along Came Daffy
10.

Along Came Daffy

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Snow-bound in a cabin, two starving men begin visualizing each other as food, before salesman Daffy Duck calls at their door. The two men fancy Daffy as a duck dinner and chase him around the cabin. Daffy tells them he is a cookbook salesman with a complimentary turkey dinner. The men let Daffy go and sit down to feast on turkey, but a group of famished mice suddenly appear and devour the bird before the men can raise a knife to carve. When Daffy returns to try to sell the men some after-dinner mints, they resume their hungry chase of Daffy.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1947-06-03

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