1947 Movies

If you're a fan of post-war cinema and love to explore the world of movies, the 1947 Plex movie database is the perfect place for you. It's a comprehensive collection of films that will take you on a deep dive into the era's filmography. With all the information you need at your fingertips, you'll have a blast discovering new movies and learning more about your favorite ones.
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Top 5 Movies of 1947

Welcome Stranger

"Welcome Stranger," under the direction of Elliott Nugent, stars Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, and Barry Fitzgerald. The film unfolds in rural Maine with Crosby portraying a young doctor temporarily taking over a local practice. The storyline develops through various comedic situations related to this temporary assignment.

The Egg and I

In "The Egg and I," directed by Chester Erskine, the narrative focuses on a city couple, played by Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray, transitioning to life on a chicken farm. The film explores the couple's adjustment to their new rural lifestyle, highlighting both humorous and unexpected aspects of their journey.


Directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard, "Unconquered" is set in the period of America's early frontier. The plot centers around the challenges and adventures near Fort Pitt, with the film distinguished by its detailed portrayal of this historical era.

Life with Father

"Life with Father," directed by Michael Curtiz, features William Powell and Irene Dunne in a family-centric comedy set in 1880s New York City. The story revolves around a father's interactions and relationships within his family, providing a glimpse into the family dynamics and social norms of the time.

Forever Amber

Otto Preminger's "Forever Amber" casts Linda Darnell in a narrative set in Restoration-era England. The film follows the story of a young woman navigating her way through society, with an emphasis on the social and personal dynamics of the era.

Industry Highlights and Notable Moments from 1947

Supreme Court Ruling on Block Booking

The Supreme Court ruled that the practice of block booking, wherein film studios required theaters to purchase poor films to get access to popular ones, violated federal anti-trust laws. This decision marked a significant shift in how films were distributed and exhibited.

Ronald Reagan's Election as SAG President

Ronald Reagan's election as President of the Screen Actors Guild was notable for his commitment to combating Communism in the film industry. His pledge to work with the FBI reflected the era's political climate and its influence on Hollywood.

Motion Pictures Code on Race

The Motion Pictures Code's prohibition of derogatory references to a character's race indicated a growing awareness and sensitivity towards racial issues within the film industry.

Release of "Miracle on 34th Street"

The Christmas-themed hit "Miracle on 34th Street," released by 20th Century Fox, became a beloved holiday classic, celebrated for its heartwarming story and performances.

British Duty on Hollywood Films

Britain's imposition of a 75 percent duty on Hollywood films was a significant economic challenge, reflecting the post-war global impact on the film industry.

Post-War Industry Challenges

Following its close cooperation with the government during World War II, the Hollywood film industry faced post-war challenges including inflation, labor unrest, and the rise of network television broadcasting. These factors necessitated adaptations in how Hollywood operated and produced films.