Best Thriller Movies of 1947


While I Live

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 : Exposed


6.0/10 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 : Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf

6.6/10 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

Song of the Thin Man

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 : Mine Own Executioner

Mine Own Executioner

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 : Where There's Life

Where There's Life

6.8/10 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 : Born to Kill

Born to Kill

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 : 13 Rue Madeleine

13 Rue Madeleine

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
Best Thriller Movies of 1947 : Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

6.2/10 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

The Two Mrs. Carrolls

6.9/10 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 ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1947-03-04

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