Top Ten 1947

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

After his stunning debut in Four Daughters, the short-lived John Garfield garnered critical acclaim for two films in 1947 and an Oscar nomination for one of them, the boxing drama Body And Soul. Later films like Champion, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Rocky and Raging Bull have eclipsed this one in filmgoers’ memories, but it is one of the very best boxing dramas ever made and Garfield is a standout.

Honour Roll: Cary Grant, The Bishop’s Wife; Rex Harrison, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir; Robert Mitchum, Out Of The Past; William Powell, Life With Father

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

My attention is held rapt for two straight hours in my favourite Powell-Pressburger film, their masterpiece Black Narcissus by…

  • Black Narcissus

    1

  • Out of the Past

    2

  • Body and Soul

    3

  • Odd Man Out

    4

  • The Bishop's Wife

    5

  • Record of a Tenement Gentleman

    6

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    7

  • Quai des Orfèvres

    8

  • Crossfire

    9

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    10