Best War Movies of 1947

1.

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
Best War Movies of 1947 : Thunderbolt
2.

Thunderbolt

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Documentary about the U.S. Air Force's P-47 Thunderbolt bomber's role in the Italian Campaign.

Starring: James Stewart, Robert Lowery, Lloyd Bridges, Eugene Kern ..
Directed by: William Wyler, John Sturges
Release date: 1947-07-26
Best War Movies of 1947 : Desire Me
3.

Desire Me

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

A war widow falls in love with the man who informed her of her husband's death.

Starring: Greer Garson, Robert Mitchum, Richard Hart, Morris Ankrum, George Zucco, Cecil Humphreys, David Hoffman, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, George Cukor, Victor Saville, Jack Conway
Release date: 1947-10-31
Best War Movies of 1947 : Frieda
4.

Frieda

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A young German girl marries an Englishman and moves into his family's household during the last days of World War II. The family and community have conflicting feelings about her presence in the community, and as a result, the family is forced to face their own moral code as they deal with their own prejudices and fears about the seemingly innocent German girl. The war ends, and she finally seems to be accepted into the family and community when her Nazi brother shows up to create havoc.

Starring: David Farrar, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling, Flora Robson, Albert Lieven, Barbara Everest, Gladys Henson, Ray Jackson, Patrick Holt, Milton Rosmer ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1947-06-19
Best War Movies of 1947 : The Way of Peace
5.

The Way of Peace

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Punctuated with stories from the Bible, the film’s purpose was to reinforce Christian values in the atomic age by condemning the consequences of human conflict with scenes of the crucifixion, lynching and Nazi fascism.

Starring: Lew Ayres ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1947-04-23
Best War Movies of 1947 : Sarge Goes to College
6.

Sarge Goes to College

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

A Marine Sergeant wounded in overseas combat service, requires an operation, and Navy psychiatrist Captain R. S. Handler, recommends to Marine Captain Russ Morgan and Colonel Winters that "Sarge" be given a few weeks rest before hospitalization. Through Dean McKinley of San Juan Junior College, Sarge enters the school on a temporary basis. The teenagers are rehearsing a school show and Freddie is worried because they have no band. Freddie, Dodie Rogers and Betty Rogers find Sarge asleep in the park, and the girls put him up at their house when they learn he can't find a room. Betty has a row with boyfriend Roy , and in order to make him jealous gets Freddie to invite her to the school dance after telling Freddie that his girlfriend Dodie is going with Sarge. Many misunderstandings follow but all is well when Sarge gets his marine captain to bring his band over to the school for the school's BIG SHOW.

Starring: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Frankie Darro, Warren Mills, Noel Neill, Alan Hale Jr., Arthur Walsh, Russ Morgan, Monte Collins, Frank Cady ..
Release date: 1947-05-13
Best War Movies of 1947 : School For Danger
7.

School For Danger

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

School for Danger is a semi-documentary film depicting how Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) provided trained agents, arms and other assistance to the European resistance groups fighting against Hitler. The "stars" of the film are two actual British agents, Captain Harry Rée DSO, OBE, Croix De Guerre, Médaille de la Résistance, and Jacqueline Nearne, MBE. As agents "Felix" and "Cat", they recreate some of their adventures in France. This film is also known as Now It Can Be Told

Starring: Teddy Baird, Harry Rée, Jacqueline Nearme ..
Directed by: Teddy Baird
Release date: 1947-06-02
8.

The Fabulous Texan

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.

Starring: Bill Elliott, John Carroll, Catherine McLeod, Albert Dekker, Andy Devine, Patricia Knight, Ruth Donnelly, Johnny Sands, Harry Davenport, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1947-11-09

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