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Black Narcissus

A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh, are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean, and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes immersed in her own memories of love.

Release On: 26th - May - 1947

Vote Count: 271
Vote Average: 7.8/10

Kiss of Death

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

Release On: 27th - August - 1947

Vote Count: 84
Vote Average: 7/10

Miracle on 34th Street

Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

Release On: 11th - June - 1947

Vote Count: 438
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Brute Force

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?

Release On: 10th - July - 1947

Vote Count: 103
Vote Average: 7.3/10

The Lady from Shanghai

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

Release On: 24th - December - 1947

Vote Count: 370
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Mickey and the Beanstalk

A mysterious thief has stolen the prosperous Happy Valley's most prized possession: the musical Singing Harp. Can Mickey, Donald, and Goofy find the answer in the irritable Willie the Giant's magnificent castle up in the blue sky?

Release On: 27th - September - 1947

Vote Count: 204
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Fun and Fancy Free

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.

Release On: 27th - September - 1947

Vote Count: 276
Vote Average: 6.3/10

Monsieur Verdoux

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.

Release On: 26th - September - 1947

Vote Count: 247
Vote Average: 8/10

Dark Passage

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Release On: 5th - September - 1947

Vote Count: 194
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Gentleman's Agreement

A magazine writer poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism.

Release On: 11th - November - 1947

Vote Count: 138
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Odd Man Out

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

Release On: 30th - January - 1947

Vote Count: 107
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Secret Beyond the Door

Fritz Lang’s psycho thriller tells the story of a woman who marries a stranger with a deadly hobby and through their love he attempts to fight off his obsessive-compulsive actions.

Release On: 29th - December - 1947

Vote Count: 68
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Born to Kill

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.

Release On: 30th - April - 1947

Vote Count: 46
Vote Average: 6.7/10

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.

Release On: 25th - November - 1947

Vote Count: 317
Vote Average: 7.7/10

The Bishop's Wife

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

Release On: 25th - December - 1947

Vote Count: 126
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Body and Soul

Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical promoter named Roberts, who tempt the man with a number of vices. Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices.

Release On: 11th - November - 1947

Vote Count: 66
Vote Average: 6.7/10


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

Release On: 26th - July - 1947

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 6.3/10


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

Release On: 15th - August - 1947

Vote Count: 65
Vote Average: 6.6/10

¡A volar, joven!

Cantinflas is a private in the military, who doesn't know anything about discipline or following rules. He only wants to think about his girlfriend, the maid in an opulent hacienda. The owner of the hacienda has an ugly and shy daughter, who is in love with Cantinflas. The problems arrive when the family arranges a wedding between the ugly girl and Cantinflas, who in order to avoid the commitment gets himself arrested. During his punishment, Cantinflas learns to fly with a silly and poorly trained flight instructor.

Release On: 23rd - December - 1947

Vote Count: 66
Vote Average: 7.8/10

The Paradine Case

The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him.

Release On: 31st - December - 1947

Vote Count: 140
Vote Average: 6.2/10