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1947 In Film

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In television

The year 1947 in film involved some significant events.


  • Events 1
  • Top grossing films (U.S.) 2
  • Awards 3
  • Top Ten Money Making Stars 4
  • Notable films released in 1947 5
  • Serials 6
  • Short film series 7
  • Births 8
  • Deaths 9
  • Film debuts 10
  • References 11


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Unconquered Paramount Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard $6,100,000
2. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
The Egg and I
Cary Grant, Shirley Temple
Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray
3. Mother Wore Tights 20th Century Fox Betty Grable, Dan Dailey $5,250,000
4. Life With Father Warner Bros. William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor $5,057,000
5. Green Dolphin Street MGM Lana Turner, Donna Reed $5,000,000
6. Road to Rio Paramount Bing Crosby, Bob Hope $4,500,000
7. Forever Amber 20th Century Fox Jessica Tandy $4,384,000
8. Gentleman's Agreement 20th Century Fox Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm $4,100,000
9. Cass Timberlane MGM Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner $3,983,000
10. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 20th Century Fox Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison $3,750,000
11. The Bishop's Wife RKO Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley $3,527,000
12. Body and Soul United Artists John Garfield, Lilli Palmer $3,305,000
13. Miracle on 34th Street 20th Century Fox Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood $3,150,000
14. Possessed Warner Bros. Joan Crawford, Van Heflin $3,133,000
15. The Farmer's Daughter RKO Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten $3,100,000
16. The Shocking Miss Pilgrim 20th Century Fox Betty Grable, Dick Haymes $3,000,000
17. Crossfire RKO Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame $2,756,000
18. Dark Passage Warner Bros. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall $2,430,000
19. Down to Earth Columbia Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks $2,390,000
20. Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman Universal Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert $2,101,000


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 KazanGentleman's Agreement
Best Actor: Ronald ColmanA Double Life
Best Actress: Rosalind RussellMourning Becomes Electra

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival): not awarded

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)

Siréna, directed by Karel Stekly (Czechoslovakia)

Top Ten Money Making Stars

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Betty Grable
3. Ingrid Bergman
4. Gary Cooper
5. Humphrey Bogart
6. Bob Hope
7. Clark Gable
8. Gregory Peck
9. Claudette Colbert
10. Alan Ladd

Notable films released in 1947

U.S.A. unless stated










Short film series



Film debuts


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