Best Thriller Movies of 1947

1.

Out of the Past

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Webb, Steve Brodie, Virginia Huston, Paul Valentine, Dickie Moore, Ken Niles ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1947-11-25
2.

The Lady from Shanghai

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford, Gus Schilling, Lou Merrill, Carl Frank, Evelyn Ellis ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1947-12-24
3.

Odd Man Out

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman wounded in a daring robbery.

Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick, Kathleen Ryan, William Hartnell, Fay Compton, W.G. Fay, Denis O'Dea, Maureen Delaney ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1947-01-30
4.

Dark Passage

5.4
7.5/10 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
5.

Brute Force

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Timeworn Joe Collins and his fellow inmates live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins' dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains?

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Jeff Corey, John Hoyt ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1947-07-10
6.

The Paradine Case

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Attorney Anthony Keane agrees to represent Londonite Mrs. Paradine, who has been fingered in her husband's murder. From the start, the married lawyer is drawn to the enigmatic beauty, and he begins to cast about for a way to exonerate his client. Keane puts the Paradine household servant on the stand, suggesting he is the killer. But Keane soon loses his way in the courtroom, and his half-baked plan sets off a stunning chain of events.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore, Louis Jourdan, Alida Valli, Leo G. Carroll, Joan Tetzel, Isobel Elsom ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1947-12-31
7.

Kiss of Death

4.5
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
8.

Dead Reckoning

4.3
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
9.

Ride the Pink Horse

3.8
7.2/10 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
10.

Crossfire

3.8
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
11.

Song of the Thin Man

3.8
6.9/10 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
12.

Possessed

3.7
7.1/10 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: 1947-05-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Born to Kill
13.

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: 1947-04-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Pursued
14.

Pursued

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.

Starring: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger, Alan Hale, John Rodney, Harry Carey, Jr., Clifton Young, Ernest Severn, Charles Bates ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1947-03-02
15.

The Unsuspected

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Starring: Joan Caulfield, Claude Rains, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett, Hurd Hatfield, Ted North, Fred Clark, Harry Lewis, Jack Lambert, Ray Walker ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1947-10-11
16.

The Web

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A brash young lawyer takes a short-term but high-paid job as bodyguard for a slick business exec being threatened by a former partner, and quickly realizes he may be in over his head.

Starring: Ella Raines, Edmond O'Brien, William Bendix, Vincent Price, Maria Palmer, John Abbott, Fritz Leiber, Howland Chamberlain, Tito Vuolo, Wilton Graff ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1947-06-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : They Made Me a Fugitive
17.

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
18.

T-Men

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Two U.S. Treasury ("T-men") agents go undercover in Detroit, and then Los Angeles, in an attempt to break a U.S. currency counterfeiting ring.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Mary Meade, Alfred Ryder, Wallace Ford, June Lockhart, Charles McGraw, Jane Randolph, Art Smith, Herbert Heyes, Jack Overman ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1947-12-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : The Lost Moment
19.

The Lost Moment

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

In a long flashback, a New York publisher is in Venice pursuing the lost love letters of an early-19th-century poet, Jeffrey Ashton, who disappeared mysteriously. Using a false name, Lewis Venable rents a room from Juliana Bordereau, once Jeffrey Ashton's lover, now an aged recluse. Running the household is Juliana's severe niece, Tina, who mistrusts Venable from the first moment. He realizes all is not right when late one night he finds Tina, her hair unpinned and wild, at the piano. She calls him Jeffrey and throws herself at him. The family priest warns Venable to tread carefully around her fantasies, but he wants the letters at any cost, even Tina's sanity.

Starring: Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Lorring, Eduardo Ciannelli, John Archer, Frank Puglia, Minerva Urecal, William Edmunds ..
Directed by: Martin Gabel
Release date: 1947-11-21
20.

I Walk Alone

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Bootleggers on the lamb Frankie and Noll split up to evade capture by the police. Frankie is caught and jailed, but Noll manages to escape and open a posh New York City nightclub. 14 years later, Frankie is released from the clink and visits Noll with the intention of collecting his half of the nightclub's profits. But Noll, who has no intention of being so equitable, uses his ex-girlfriend Kay to divert Frankie from his intended goal.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey, Kristine Miller, George Rigaud, Marc Lawrence, Mike Mazurki, Mickey Knox, Roger Neury ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1947-12-31
21.

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
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : My Favorite Brunette
22.

My Favorite Brunette

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr., John Hoyt, Charles Dingle, Reginald Denny, Frank Puglia, Ann Doran, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1947-03-19
23.

Lured

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Sandra Carpenter is a London-based dancer who is distraught to learn that her friend has disappeared. Soon after the disappearance, she's approached by Harley Temple, a police investigator who believes her friend has been murdered by a serial killer who uses personal ads to find his victims. Temple hatches a plan to catch the killer using Sandra as bait, and Sandra agrees to help.

Starring: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Joseph Calleia, Alan Mowbray, George Zucco, Robert Coote, Alan Napier ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1947-08-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Desperate
24.

Desperate

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.

Starring: Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley, William Challee, Jason Robards Sr., Freddie Steele, Lee Frederick, Paul E. Burns, Ilka Grüning ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1947-06-20
25.

The Two Mrs. Carrolls

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Struggling artist Geoffrey Carroll meets Sally while on holiday in the country. A romance develops, but he doesn't tell her he's already married. Suffering from mental illness, Geoffrey returns home where he paints an impression of his wife as the angel of death and then promptly poisons her. He marries Sally but after a while he finds a strange urge to paint her as the angel of death too and history seems about to repeat itself.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce, Isobel Elsom, Patrick O'Moore, Ann Carter, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Barry Bernard, Colin Campbell ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1947-03-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Secret Beyond the Door
26.

Secret Beyond the Door

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

After a whirlwind romance in Mexico, a beautiful heiress marries a man she barely knows with hardly a second thought. She finds his New York home full of his strange relations, and macabre rooms that are replicas of famous murder sites. One locked room contains the secret to her husband's obsession, and the truth about what happened to his first wife.

Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil, Natalie Schafer, Rosa Rey, Mark Dennis, Anabel Shaw, Donna Martell ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1947-12-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Railroaded!
27.

Railroaded!

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

Starring: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont, Jane Randolph, Ed Kelly, Charles D. Brown, Clancy Cooper, Peggy Converse, Hermine Sterler, Keefe Brasselle ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1947-09-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : The October Man
28.

The October Man

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash , is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.

Starring: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh, Joyce Carey, Catherine Lacey, Adrianne Allen, Felix Aylmer, Frederick Piper, John Boxer ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1947-08-28
29.

The Red House

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun, Allene Roberts, Julie London, Ona Munson, Harry Shannon, Arthur Space, Pat Flaherty ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1947-02-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Cry Wolf
30.

Cry Wolf

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks, Richard Basehart, Jerome Cowan, John Ridgely, Patricia Barry, Rory Mallinson, Helene Thimig, Paul Stanton ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1947-07-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : 13 Rue Madeleine
31.

13 Rue Madeleine

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Bob Sharkey, an instructor of would-be spies for the Allied Office of Strategic Services, becomes suspicious of one of the latest batch of students, Bill O'Connell, who is too good at espionage. His boss, Charles Gibson confirms that O'Connell is really a top German agent, but tells Sharkey to pass him, as they intend to feed the mole false information about the impending D-Day invasion.

Starring: James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte, Frank Latimore, Walter Abel, Melville Cooper, Sam Jaffe, Karl Malden, Judith Lowry ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1947-01-15
32.

The Beast with Five Fingers

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Locals in an Italian village believe evil has taken over the estate of a recently deceased pianist where murder has taken place. The alleged killer: the pianist's severed hand.

Starring: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, J. Carrol Naish, Charles Dingle, John Alvin, David Hoffman, Barbara Brown, Patricia Barry ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1947-02-08
33.

The Unfaithful

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Christine Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer that it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating statue he created.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Jerome Cowan, Steven Geray, John Hoyt, Peggy Knudsen, Marta Mitrovich, Douglas Kennedy ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1947-07-01
34.

Desert Fury

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.

Starring: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey, Mary Astor, Kristine Miller, William Harrigan, James Flavin, Jane Novak, Anna Camargo ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1947-08-15
35.

The Long Night

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

City police surround a building attempting to capture a suspected murder. The suspect knows there is no escape but refuses to give in.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak, Howard Freeman, Moroni Olsen, Elisha Cook Jr., Queenie Smith, David Clarke, Charles McGraw ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1947-05-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Fear in the Night
36.

Fear in the Night

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

The dream is unusually vivid: Bank employee Vince Grayson finds himself murdering a man in a sinister octagonal-shaped room lined with mirrors while a mysterious woman breaks into a safe. It is so vivid that Vince suspects it may have really happened. To get the dream off his mind, he goes on a picnic with some relatives. When a thunderstorm forces his party into a nearby mansion, Vince discovers that the bizarre room does exist, and it means nothing but trouble.

Starring: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran, Kay Scott, Charles Victor, Robert Emmett Keane, Jeff York, Gladys Blake, Julia Faye, John Harmon ..
Directed by: Maxwell Shane
Release date: 1947-04-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Ivy
37.

Ivy

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

When Ivy, an Edwardian belle, begins to like Miles, a wealthy gentleman, she is unsure of what to do with her husband, Jervis, and her lover, Dr. Roger. She then hatches a plan to get rid of them both.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall, Richard Ney, Cedric Hardwicke, Lucile Watson, Sara Allgood, Henry Stephenson, Rosalind Ivan, Lillian Fontaine ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1947-06-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
38.

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

A gang of criminals, which includes a piano player and an imposing former convict known as 'Gruesome', has found out about a scientist's secret formula for a gas that temporarily paralyzes anyone who breathes it. When Gruesome accidentally inhales some of the gas and passes out, the police think he is dead and take him to the morgue, where he later revives and escapes. This puzzling incident attracts the interest of Dick Tracy, and when the criminals later use the gas to rob a bank, Tracy realizes that he must devote his entire attention to stopping them.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne, Edward Ashley, June Clayworth, Lyle Latell, Tony Barrett, Skelton Knaggs, James Nolan, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1947-09-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Take My Life
39.

Take My Life

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

When her husband is wrongly accused of murder, an opera singer sets out to find the real culprit.

Starring: Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Marius Goring, Francis L. Sullivan, Henry Edwards, Rosalie Crutchley, Marjorie Mars, Maurice Denham, Margaret Boyd, Leo Bieber ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1947-05-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Mine Own Executioner
40.

Mine Own Executioner

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Fearing her husband could become a killer, a woman seeks a psychiatrist's help.

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray, Michael Shepley, Christine Norden, Kieron Moore, Barbara White, Walter Fitzgerald, Edgar Norfolk, John Laurie, Martin Miller ..
Directed by: Anthony Kimmins
Release date: 1947-11-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : While I Live
41.

While I Live

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

In 1922, young pianist and composer Olwen Trevelyan, troubled and sleepless over her inability to finish the final notes of her composition, falls to her death from the cliffs of Cornwall. 25 years on, Olwen has gained posthumous fame as a result of her tragic death and her haunting uncompleted composition 'The Dream of Olwen'. Her reclusive sister Julia (Sonia Dresdel), who has never come to terms with Olwen's death, becomes convinced that Olwen has returned when she meets an amnesiac woman who looks like her.

Starring: Sonia Dresdel, Carol Raye, Tom Walls, Patricia Burke, Clifford Evans, John Warwick, Audrey Fildes, Ernest Butcher, Enid Hewitt ..
Directed by: John Harlow
Release date: 1947-10-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Riff-Raff
42.

Riff-Raff

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A private detective foils the plans of villains attempting to take over Panamanian oilfields when he hides a valuable map in plain sight.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Anne Jeffreys, Walter Slezak, Percy Kilbride, Jerome Cowan, George Givot, Jason Robards Sr., Marc Krah, Robert Andersen, Ernest Anderson ..
Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff
Release date: 1947-06-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Moss Rose
43.

Moss Rose

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

When a music-hall dancer is murdered, a moss rose marks the page of a Bible next to her body. Luckily, another chorus girl (Peggy Cummins) saw a gentleman (Victor Mature) leaving the lodgings. She approaches him directly, saying she'll go to the police if he doesn't meet her demands, but he brushes her off contemptuously. When he learns she's dead serious, he tries to buy her off with a thick wad of pound notes. But it's not money she's after; all she wants is two weeks at his country estate, living the life of a `lady.'

Starring: Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, Vincent Price, Margo Woode, George Zucco, Patricia Medina, Rhys Williams, Billy Bevan ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1947-05-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Dear Murderer
44.

Dear Murderer

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

When a man discovers his wife is having an affair, he commits the perfect crime.

Starring: Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price, Jack Warner, Maxwell Reed, Hazel Court, Jane Hylton, Andrew Crawford, Charles Rolfe, Hélène Burls ..
Directed by: Arthur Crabtree
Release date: 1947-06-23
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : The Crimson Key
45.

The Crimson Key

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Larry Morgan, a private detective, is hired by a woman who wants Larry to trail her husband. The husband is murdered and, shortly afterwards, the wife is also killed. Larry shuffles through a long list of suspects before revealing the killer...

Starring: Kent Taylor, Doris Dowling, Dennis Hoey, Louise Currie, Ivan Triesault, Arthur Space, Vera Marshe, Edwin Rand, Bernadene Hayes, Victoria Horne ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1947-07-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Where There's Life
46.

Where There's Life

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

In a far off country, their king is critically wounded after an assassination attempt and the only heir is a timid New York radio personality, Michael Valentine (Bob Hope). After reluctantly traveling to his father's homeland, Michael is not happy that he's become the target of the same terrorist organization that attacked the king.

Starring: Bob Hope, Signe Hasso, William Bendix, George Coulouris, Vera Marshe, George Zucco, Dennis Hoey, John Alexander, Victor Varconi, Joseph Vitale ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1947-11-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Exposed
47.

Exposed

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

A private eye (Adele Mara) and her sidekick solve the case of a dead client.

Starring: Adele Mara, Mark Roberts, Lorna Gray, Robert Armstrong, William Haade, Bob Steele, Harry Shannon, Charles Evans, Joyce Compton, Russell Hicks ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1947-09-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : The Pretender
48.

The Pretender

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Albert Dekker plays a investment agent who embezzles a large sum from an estate, hoping to cover his crime by marrying the estate's heiress. The girl is already engaged, so Dekker arranges to have the fiance killed. A mix up involving the society section of the newspaper places Dekker in the sights of his own hired gun.

Starring: Albert Dekker, Catherine Craig, Charles Drake, Alan Carney, Linda Stirling, Tom Kennedy, Selmer Jackson, Charles Middleton, Ernie Adams, Ben Welden ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1947-08-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Whispering City
49.

Whispering City

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

After hearing that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car, a reporter goes to the hospital to interview the actress. She then tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder.

Starring: Helmut Dantine, Mary Anderson, Paul Lukas, John Pratt, Joy Lafleur, George Alexander, Arthur Lefebvre, Mimi D'Estée, Henri Poitras, R.J. Jarvis ..
Directed by: Fyodor Otsep
Release date: 1947-11-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Saigon
50.

Saigon

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to finance a good time for his buddy. As the plane takes off he shoves Maris' secretary Susan on board. When Mike falls for her, Larry tells her to play along for Mike's sake. She, of course, falls for Larry.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Douglas Dick, Wally Cassell, Luther Adler, Morris Carnovsky, Kevin O'Morrison, Luis van Rooten, Mikhail Rasumny, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: Leslie Fenton
Release date: 1947-12-05

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