1947 in film

1947 in film

The year 1947 in film involved some significant events.


*May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York.
*November 24 : The United States House of Representatives of the 80th Congress voted 346 to 17 to approve citations for contempt of Congress against the "Hollywood Ten."
*November 25 : The Waldorf Statement is released by the executives of the United States motion picture industry that marks the beginning of the Hollywood blacklist.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1947.shtml


Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "Gentleman's Agreement" - 20th Century-Fox :Best Director: Elia Kazan - "Gentleman's Agreement":Best Actor: Ronald Colman - "A Double Life" :Best Actress: Loretta Young - "The Farmer's Daughter":Best Supporting Actor: Edmund Gwenn - "Miracle on 34th Street":Best Supporting Actress: Celeste Holm - "Gentleman's Agreement"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Best Picture: "Gentleman's Agreement":Best Director: Elia Kazan - "Gentleman's Agreement":Best Actor: Ronald Colman - "A Double Life":Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - "Mourning Becomes Electra"

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival): not awarded

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):"Siréna", directed by Karel Stekly (Czechoslovakia)

Films released in 1947

*"An Ideal Husband"
*"The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer"
*"The Bishop's Wife"
*"Black Narcissus"
*"Brighton Rock"
*"Body and Soul"
*"Born to Kill"
*"Buck Privates Come Home", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Captain from Castile"
*"Desert Fury"
*"A Double Life"
*"The Egg and I"
*"Fame is the Spur", with Michael Redgrave
*"The Farmer's Daughter"
*"Forever Amber"
*"The Foxes of Harrow"
*"Fun and Fancy Free"
*"Gentleman's Agreement"
*"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
*"Good News"
*"Great Expectations" (U.S. release)
*"Hi-De-Ho", starring Cab Calloway
*"High Wall"
*"Hue and Cry", the first Ealing comedy
*"It Always Rains on Sunday"
*"Ivan the Terrible" (U.S. release)
*"Kiss of Death"
*"Lady in the Lake"
*"The Last Stage"
*"Life with Father"
*"Love Laughs at Andy Hardy"
*"The Long Night"
*"Mine Own Executioner"
*"Miracle on 34th Street"
*"Monsieur Verdoux"
*"Moss Rose"
*"Mother Wore Tights"
*"Mourning Becomes Electra"
*"My Wild Irish Rose", a biography starring Dennis Morgan as Chancellor Olcott
*"Nightmare Alley"
*"Odd Man Out", directed by Carol Reed
*"Out of the Past"
*"The Paradine Case"
*"The Perils of Pauline"
*"Quai des Orfèvres"
*"Ride the Pink Horse"
*"Road to Rio", starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
*"The Sea of Grass"
*"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
*"The Shocking Miss Pilgrim", from Frederica Sagor Maas
*"Shoeshine" (U.S. release)
*"Song of Scheherazade", starring Yvonne De Carlo, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Brian Donlevy
*"Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman"
*"Vivere in pace"
*"The Voice of the Turtle"
*"The Web"
*"The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello


*"The Black Widow", starring Bruce Edwards
*"Brick Bradford", starring Kane Richmond
*"Jack Armstrong"
*"Jesse James Rides Again", starring Clayton Moore and Linda Stirling
*"The Sea Hound", starring Buster Crabbe
*"Son of Zorro", starring George Turner and Peggy Stewart
*"The Vigilante", starring Ralph Byrd

hort film series

*"Mickey Mouse" (1928-1952)
*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)
*"Donald Duck" (1934-1956)
*"Andy Panda" (1939-1949)
*"Color Rhapsodies" (1934-1949)
*"The Fox and the Crow" (1941-1950)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Chip and Dale" (1943-1956)
*"Red Hot Riding Hood" (1943-1949)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"Tom and Jerry" (1940-1958)
*"George and Junior" (1946-1948)
*"Blackie the Sheep" (1947-1949)
*"Mighty Mouse" (1942-1955)
*"Pluto" (1937-1951)
*"Goofy" (1939-1953)
*"Woody Woodpecker" (1941-1949)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)


*February 7 - Wayne Allwine, voiceover actor
*March 6 - Rob Reiner, actor, comedian, movie producer
*March 11 - Brigitte Fossey, French actress
*March 26Dar Robinson, film stuntman (+ 1986)
*April 12 - David Letterman - US entertainer
*April 15 - Lois Chiles - US actress
*April 23 - Blair Brown, actress
*October 15 - Lynn Lowry - US actress
*September 21 - Stephen King, author


*January 26 - Grace Moore, singer(opera) & actress
*May 31 - Adrienne Ames, 39, actress, from cancer.
*September 21 - Harry Carey, actor

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