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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: 531
Vote Average: 7.4/10

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: 415
Vote Average: 7.7/10

Nightmare Alley

Stanton Carlisle joins a seedy carnival, working with "Mademoiselle Zeena" and her alcoholic husband, Pete.

Release On: 9th - October - 1947

Vote Count: 144
Vote Average: 7.2/10

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: 331
Vote Average: 6.3/10

¡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: 87
Vote Average: 7.9/10

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: 129
Vote Average: 7.4/10

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: 342
Vote Average: 7.7/10

The Lady from Shanghai

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

Release On: 24th - December - 1947

Vote Count: 483
Vote Average: 7.4/10

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: 107
Vote Average: 7/10

The Cat Concerto

Tom enters from stage left in white tie and tails, sits at the piano, gets his focus as the orchestra in the pit beneath him warms up, and begins to play Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody." Unbeknownst to Tom and the audience, Jerry is asleep across several of the high-note keys inside the instrument, so Tom's playing eventually wakes him. Jerry is pummeled by hammers, bounced by wires, and squeezed by Tom as the cat tries to play the concerto while dispensing with Jerry. Jerry's defensive antics add to the brio of the program and answer Tom with Jerry's own skillful musical attack. By the concerto's end, the duet leaves only one animal standing for the audience's applause.

Release On: 25th - April - 1947

Vote Count: 126
Vote Average: 7.5/10

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: 226
Vote Average: 6.7/10

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: 24th - December - 1947

Vote Count: 91
Vote Average: 6.5/10

Tweetie Pie

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.

Release On: 2nd - May - 1947

Vote Count: 37
Vote Average: 6.6/10

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: 167
Vote Average: 7.1/10

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: 181
Vote Average: 6.2/10

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty, a daydreaming writer with an overprotective mother, likes to imagine that he is a hero who experiences fantastic adventures. His dream becomes reality when he accidentally meets a mysterious woman who hands him a little black book. According to her, it contains the locations of the Dutch crown jewels hidden since World War II. Soon, Mitty finds himself in the middle of a confusing conspiracy, where he has difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction.

Release On: 1st - September - 1947

Vote Count: 95
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Angel and the Badman

Notorious shootist and womanizer Quirt Evans' horse collapses as he passes a Quaker family's home. Quirt has been wounded, and the kindly family takes him in to nurse him back to health against the advice of others. The handsome Evans quickly attracts the affections of their beautiful daughter, Penelope. He develops an affection for the family and their faith, but his troubled past follows him.

Release On: 15th - February - 1947

Vote Count: 86
Vote Average: 6.5/10

Quai des Orfèvres

Paris, France, December 1946. Jenny Lamour, an ambitious cabaret singer, and Maurice, her extremely jealous pianist husband, become involved in the thorough investigation of the murder of a shady businessman, led by Antoine, a peculiar and methodical police inspector.

Release On: 4th - October - 1947

Vote Count: 121
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Gentleman's Agreement

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

Release On: 11th - November - 1947

Vote Count: 178
Vote Average: 7.1/10

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: 247
Vote Average: 7.3/10