1947 in film

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The year 1947 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

ABC

DEF

GHIJ

KLM

NOP

QRS

TUV

WXYZ

Serials[edit]

Short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film debuts[edit]