1945 in film

1945 in film

The year 1945 in film involved some significant events.


* Paramount Studios releases theatrical short cartoon titled "The Friendly Ghost," featuring ghost named Casper.
* With Rossellini's "Roma Città aperta", Italian neorealist cinema begins.
* October 5 - A strike between the set decorators' union and the studios boils over and became what is now considered Hollywood Black Friday.
* December 28 - "Spellbound" is released.
* "Son of Lassie", the 2nd Lassie film, becomes the first movie ever to be filmed using the Technicolor Monobook method, where a single magazine of film was used to record all of the primary colors. Prior to this method, the most popular recording method was 3-Strip Technicolor, which simultaneously used 3 individual film magazines to record the primary colors.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) Road show revenue from several continuous years; figure is approximate
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1945.shtml


Academy Awards:

:Best Picture: "The Lost Weekend" - Paramount :Best Director: Billy Wilder - "The Lost Weekend" :Best Actor: Ray Milland - "The Lost Weekend" :Best Actress: Joan Crawford - "Mildred Pierce":Best Supporting Actor: James Dunn - "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn":Best Supporting Actress: Anne Revere - "National Velvet"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Best Picture: "The Lost Weekend":Best Director: Billy Wilder - "The Lost Weekend":Best Actor: Ray Milland - "The Lost Weekend":Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - "The Bells of St. Mary's"

:Best Film for Promoting International Good Will: "The House I Live In" (short film)

Films released in 1945

* "Abbott and Costello in Hollywood", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
* "Along Came Jones, starring Gary Cooper and Loretta Young
* "Anchors Aweigh"
* "Back to Bataan", directed by Edward Dmytryk, with John Wayne
* "The Bells of St. Mary's"
* "Blithe Spirit", directed by David Lean and based on the play by Noel Coward
* "Blood on the Sun"
* "Brief Encounter", starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, and directed by David Lean
* "Caesar and Cleopatra"
* "Captain Kidd"
*"Children of Paradise" ("Les Enfants du Paradis"), by Marcel Carné and Jacques Prévert, released following the liberation of France
* "The Clock"
* "Conflict"
* "The Corn Is Green"
* "Dead of Night", Ealing Studios chiller compendium
* "Detour"
* "Dillinger"
* "The Dolly Sisters"
* "The Enchanted Cottage"
* "Fallen Angel"
* "Flame of Barbary Coast"
* "Guest Wife
* "Here Come The Co-Eds", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
* "The House I Live In" (short film)
* "House of Dracula"
* "The House on 92nd Street", produced by Louis de Rochemont
* "Incendiary Blonde"
* "Lady on a Train"
* "Leave Her to Heaven"
* "The Lost Weekend"
* "Love Letters"
* "A Medal for Benny"
* "Mildred Pierce"
* "Mom and Dad"
* "The Naughty Nineties", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
* "Objective, Burma!"
* "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
* "Pride of the Marines"
* "Rhapsody in Blue"
* "Rome, Open City" ("Roma Città aperta") by Rossellini
* "San Antonio"
* "Saratoga Trunk"
* "Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear"
* "Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green"
* "Son of Lassie"
* "A Song to Remember"
* "The Southerner"
* "The Spanish Main"
* "Spellbound"
* "State Fair"
* "The Story of G.I. Joe"
* "The Three Caballeros"
* "They Were Expendable"
* "Thrill of a Romance", directed by Richard Thorpe
* "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn"
* "The Valley of Decision"
* "A Walk in the Sun"
* "The Way to the Stars", starring John Mills and Michael Redgrave, written by Terence Rattigan
* "The Wicked Lady", with Margaret Lockwood and James Mason
* "Wonder Man", starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo


*"Brenda Starr, Reporter", starring Joan Woodbury
*"Federal Operator 99", starring Marten Lamont
*"Jungle Queen", starring Edward Norris and Eddie Quillan
*"Jungle Raiders"
*"Manhunt on Mystery Island", starring Richard Bailey and Linda Stirling
*"The Master Key", starring Dennis Moore
*"The Monster and the Ape", starring Robert Lowery
*"The Purple Monster Strikes", starring Dennis Moore and Linda Stirling
*"The Royal Mounted Rides Again"
*"Secret Agent X-9", starring Lloyd Bridges
*"Who's Guilty?"

hort film series

*"Mickey Mouse" (1928-1953)
*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Scrappy" (1931-1941)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"Color Rhapsodies" (1934-1949)
*"Donald Duck" (1937-1956)
*"Goofy" (1939-1955)
*"Andy Panda" (1939-1949)
*"Tom and Jerry (MGM)" (1940-1958)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Woody Woodpecker" (1941-1949)
*"Swing Symphonies" (1941-1945)
*"The Fox and the Crow" (1941-1950)
*"Red Hot Riding Hood" (1943-1949)
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Screwball Squirrel" (1944-1946)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)


*May 21 - Richard Hatch, actor
*May 31 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, director
*August 14 - Steve Martin, actor and comedian
*August 14 - Wim Wenders, director
*September 21 - Jerry Bruckheimer producer


*July 13 - Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born stage and film actress


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