1947 Project

The 1947 project is my ongoing attempt to watch every film released by a major Hollywood studio in 1947. The project dovetails with my research into the postwar film industry and the social problem film in particular. I cover my discoveries at my weblog, Category D. For an initial description of the project, see my rationale.

Below is an index for the blog posts, sorted by film and studio. Films in red are one I have seen but not written up yet. I will update this page from time to time as I see more films and write more blog posts. Latest update: November 27, 2013.

Films by Studio


20th Century-Fox


The Arnelo Affair
The Beginning or the End
Cass Timberlane
Dark Delusion
Desire Me
Good News
Green Dolphin Street
High Barbaree
High Wall
The Hucksters
If Winter Comes
It Happened in Brooklyn
Killer McCoy
Lady in the Lake
Living in a Big Way
Merton of the Movies
The Mighty McGurk
My Brother Talks to Horses
The Romance of Rosy Ridge
The Sea of Grass
Song of Love
Song of the Thin Man
This Time for Keeps
Undercover Maisie
The Unfinished Dance

13 Rue Madeleine
The Brasher Doubloon
Captain from Castile
Carnival in Costa Rica
Daisy Kenyon
Forever Amber
The Foxes of Harrow
Gentleman's Agreement
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Homestretch
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Kiss of Death
The Late George Apley
Miracle on 34th Street
Moss Rose
Mother Wore Tights
Nightmare Alley
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Thunder in the Valley

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Beat the Band
The Bishop's Wife
Born to Kill
Citizen Saint
Code of the West
The Devil Thumbs a Ride
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
Dick Tracy's Dilemma
The Farmer's Daughter
The Fugitive
A Likely Story
The Long Night
Magic Town
Mourning Becomes Electra
Out of the Past
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Seven Keys to Baldpate
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Sinbad the Sailor
So Well Remembered
Tarzan and the Huntress
They Won't Believe Me
Thunder Mountain
Trail Street
Under the Tonto Rim
Wild Horse Mesa
The Woman on the Beach


Warner Bros.


United Artists (independents)

Always Together
Cry Wolf
Dark Passage
Deep Valley
Escape Me Never
Life with Father
Love and Learn
The Man I Love
My Wild Irish Rose
Nora Prentiss
Stallion Road
That Hagen Girl
That Way with Women
The Two Mrs. Carrolls
The Unfaithful
The Unsuspected
The Voice of the Turtle

Adventure Island
Blaze of Noon
Danger Street
Dear Ruth
Desert Fury
Easy Come, Easy Go
Golden Earrings
The Imperfect Lady
Jungle Flight
Ladies' Man
My Favorite Brunette
The Perfect Marriage
The Perils of Pauline
Road to Rio
Suddenly, It's Spring
The Trouble with Women
Variety Girl
Welcome Stranger
Where There's Life
Wild Harvest

The Adventures of Don Coyote
Body and Soul
Carnegie Hall
Christmas Eve
Dangerous Venture
Dishonored Lady
The Fabulous Dorseys
The Fabulous Joe
Fool's Gold
Fun on a Weekend
Heaven Only Knows
Hoppy's Holiday
The Macomber Affair
The Marauders
Monsieur Verdoux
New Orleans
The Other Love
The Paradine Case
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
The Red House
The Roosevelt Story
Stork Bites Man
Unexpected Guest




British imports

Brute Force
Buck Privates Come Home
A Double Life
The Egg and I
The Exile
I'll Be Yours
The Lost Moment
The Michigan Kid
Pirates of Monterey
Ride the Pink Horse
The Senator Was Indiscreet
Slave Girl
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Something in the Wind
Song of Scheherazade
Time Out of Mind
The Vigilantes Return
The Web
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

Blind Spot
Blondie in the Dough
Blondie's Anniversary
Blondie's Big Moment
Blondie's Holiday
Brick Bradford
Buckaroo from Powder River
Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Cigarette Girl
The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Dead Reckoning
Devil Ship
Down to Earth
For the Love of Rusty
The Guilt of Janet Ames
Her Husband's Affairs
It Had to Be You
Johnny O'Clock
Jack Armstrong
Keeper of the Bees
Key Witness
King of the Wild Horses
The Lady from Shanghai
Last Days of Boot Hill
Last of the Redmen
Law of the Canyon
Little Miss Broadway
The Lone Hand Texan
The Lone Wolf in London
The Lone Wolf in Mexico
Millie's Daughter
Mr. District Attorney
Over the Santa Fe Trail
Prairie Raiders
Riders of the Lone Star
Rose of Santa Rosa
The Sea Hound
Smoky River Serenade
Son of Rusty
South of the Chisholm Trail
Sport of Kings
The Stranger from Ponca City
Sweet Genevieve
Swing the Western Way
Two Blondes and a Redhead
The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West
West of Dodge City
When a Girl's Beautiful

Black Narcissus (dist. Univ.)
Bush Christmas (dist. Univ.)
Frieda (dist. Univ.)
Hungry Hill (dist. Univ.)
Nicholas Nickleby (dist. Univ.)
Odd Man Out (dist. Univ.)
The Upturned Glass (dist. Univ.)
They Made Me a Fugitive (dist. WB)
An Ideal Husband (dist. 20th-Fox)
A Man About the House (dist. 20th-Fox)
Meet Me at Dawn (dist. 20th-Fox)
Mine Own Executioner (dist. 20th-Fox)


Poverty Row: Republic

Poverty Row: Monogram

Poverty Row: PRC

Along the Oregon Trail
Apache Rose
Bandits of Dark Canyon
Bells of San Angelo
Calendar Girl
The Fabulous Texan
The Flame
The Ghost Goes Wild
Hit Parade of 1947
Homesteaders of Paradise Valley
Last Frontier Uprising
Marshal of Cripple Creek
Northwest Outpost
On the Old Spanish Trail
Oregon Trail Scouts
The Pilgrim Lady
Robin Hood of Texas
Rustlers of Devil's Canyon
Saddle Pals
Slippy McGee
Springtime in the Sierras
That's My Gal
That's My Man
Trail to San Antone
The Trespasser
Twilight on the Rio Grande
Under Colorado Skies
Vigilantes of Boomtown
Web of Danger
The Wild Frontier
Yankee Fakir

Black Gold
Bowery Buckaroos
The Chinese Ring
Code of the Saddle
Fall Guy
Flashing Guns
The Gangster
The Guilty
Gun Talk
Hard Boiled Mahoney
High Conquest
It Happened on 5th Avenue
Jiggs and Maggie in Society
Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Kilroy Was Here
King of the Bandits
The Law Comes to Gunsight
News Hounds
Prairie Express
Raiders of the South
Rainbow Over the Rockies
Ridin' Down the Trail
Riding the California Trail
Robin Hood of Monterey
Sarge Goes to College
Six-Gun Serenade
Song of the Wasteland
Trailing Danger
Vacation Days

The Big Fix
Black Hills
Border Feud
Born to Speed
Cheyenne Takes Over
The Devil on Wheels
The Fighting Vigilantes
The Gas House Kids "in Hollywood"
Gas House Kids Go West
Ghost Town Renegades
Killer at Large
Lady Chaser
Law of the Lash
Philo Vance Returns
Philo Vance's Gamble
Philo Vance's Secret Mission
Pioneer Justice
Range Beyond the Blue
Return of the Lash
Shadow Valley
Three on a Ticket
Too Many Winners
West to Glory
Wild Country

Poverty Row: Eagle-Lion

Poverty Row: Major-studio affiliates


Bury Me Dead
It's a Joke, Son!
Lost Honeymoon
Love from a Stranger
Out of the Blue
The Red Stallion
Repeat Performance

Backlash (dist. 20th-Fox)
The Crimson Key (dist. 20th-Fox)
Dangerous Years (dist. 20th-Fox)
The Invisible Wall (dist. 20th-Fox)
Jewels of Brandenburg (dist. 20th-Fox)
Roses Are Red (dist. 20th-Fox)
Second Chance (dist. 20th-Fox)
Big Town (dist. Para.)
Big Town After Dark (dist. Para.)
Danger Street (dist. Para.)
Fear in the Night (dist. Para.)
I Cover Big Town (dist. Para.)
Jungle Flight (dist. Para.)
Seven Were Saved (dist. Para.)

Fun and Fancy Free (Disney, dist. RKO)

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