Best Mystery Movies of 1947
Out of the Past
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.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
In 1900, strong-willed widow Lucy Muir goes to live in Gull Cottage by the British seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. Sure enough, that very night she meets the ghost of crusty former owner Captain Gregg...and refuses to be scared off. Indeed, they become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man's ghost haunting her bedroom. But when a charming live man comes courting, Lucy and the captain must deal with their feelings for each other.
The Lady from Shanghai
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?
Ride the Pink Horse
A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster.
Song of the Thin Man
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
The host of the radio murder mystery "The Unsuspected" has a niece who cannot remember being married. An associate of the show is found hanged.
They Won't Believe Me
A stockbroker tells the court how his rich wife and one of two girlfriends died.
My Favorite Brunette
Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but sinister doings in a gloomy mansion and a private sanatorium, with every plot twist a parody of thriller cliches.
The Red House
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.