Best Thriller Movies of 1947

1.

Dark Passage

5.4
7.6/10 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
2.

Crossfire

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Starring: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Paul Kelly, Sam Levene, Jacqueline White, Steve Brodie, George Cooper, Richard Benedict ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1947-08-15
3.

Ride the Pink Horse

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King, Thomas Gomez, Fred Clark, Art Smith, Richard Gaines, Rita Conde, Iris Flores, Tito Renaldo ..
Directed by: Robert Montgomery
Release date: 1947-10-08
4.

Kiss of Death

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.

Starring: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark, Taylor Holmes, Karl Malden, Anthony Ross, Harry Bellaver, Dort Clark, Mildred Dunnock ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1947-08-27
5.

Possessed

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges, John Ridgely, Moroni Olsen, Erskine Sanford, Peter Miles, Jakob Gimpel ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1947-07-26
6.

Song of the Thin Man

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell, Phillip Reed, Patricia Morison, Leon Ames, Gloria Grahame, Jayne Meadows, Ralph Morgan ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1947-08-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Born to Kill
7.

Born to Kill

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Helen Brent has just received a Reno divorce. That night, she discovers her neighbor Laury Palmer and a gentleman caller murdered in Palmer's home. The killer is her neighbor's other boyfriend Sam Wilde, an insanely jealous man who won't abide anyone "cutting in" on him.

Starring: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak, Phillip Terry, Audrey Long, Elisha Cook Jr., Isabel Jewell, Esther Howard, Kathryn Card, Tony Barrett ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1947-05-03
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : A Double Life
8.

A Double Life

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A Shakespearian actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character's jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Edmond O'Brien, Shelley Winters, Ray Collins, Philip Loeb, Millard Mitchell, Joe Sawyer, Charles La Torre, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1947-12-25
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9.

They Made Me a Fugitive

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.

Starring: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, René Ray, Mary Merrall, Charles Farrell, Michael Brennan, Jack McNaughton, Cyril Smith, John Penrose ..
Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti
Release date: 1947-06-24
10.

Dead Reckoning

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the clues and tracks him down, where he learns Drake is dead. Further investigations reveal unexpected twists. Rip learns that Johnny had been accused of murder and sets out to find out whatever he can. He falls in love with Coral whose husband Johnny is supposed to have killed.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane, William Prince, Marvin Miller, Wallace Ford, James Bell, George Chandler, William Forrest ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1947-01-16

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