1945 in film

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List of years in film (table)
In television
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948

The year 1945 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[1][edit]

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. The Bells of St. Mary's RKO $8,500,000
2. Spellbound United Artists $7,775,000
3. Leave Her to Heaven 20th Century-Fox $6,505,000
4. Mildred Pierce Warner Brothers $5,638,000
5. Anchors Aweigh MGM $4,779,000
6. Week-End at the Waldorf MGM $4,366,000
7. Saratoga Trunk Warner Bros. $4,250,000
8. Thrill of a Romance MGM
9. The Valley of Decision MGM $4,103,000
10. Wonder Man RKO
11. The Lost Weekend Paramount
12. The Dolly Sisters 20th Century-Fox
13. The Spanish Main RKO
14. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 20th Century-Fox
15. Duffy's Tavern Paramount
16. Love Letters Paramount $3,211,000
17. Diamond Horseshoe 20th Century-Fox
18. State Fair 20th Century-Fox

Awards[edit]

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)

Top Ten Money Making Stars[edit]

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Gary Cooper
3. Bob Hope
4. Betty Grable
5. Spencer Tracy
6. Greer Garson
7. Humphrey Bogart
8. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
9. Cary Grant
10. Bette Davis

1945 film releases[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • January 1945
  • February 1945
    • 2 February
      • Here Come the Co-eds
    • 15 February
      • The Seventh Veil
  • March 1945
    • 3 March
      • The Picture of Dorian Gray
    • 16 March
      • The House of Fear

April–June[edit]

  • April 1945
    • 7 April
      • Brewster's Millions
    • 29 April
      • Tarzan and the Amazons
  • May 1945
    • 25 May
      • The Clock
  • June 1945
    • 23 June
      • Murder, He Says
    • 30 June
      • Conflict

July–September[edit]

  • July 1945
    • 13 July
      • Story of G.I. Joe
    • 19 July
      • Along Came Jones
    • 27 July
      • The Woman in Green
  • August 1945
    • 11 August
      • Christmas in Connecticut
    • 30 August
      • State Fair
  • September 1945
    • 22 September
      • Rhapsody in Blue

October–December[edit]

  • October 1945
    • 20 October
      • Mildred Pierce
    • 26 October
      • Love Letters
    • 31 October
      • And Then There Were None
  • November 1945
    • 1 November
      • Vacation from Marriage
    • 10 November
      • Confidential Agent
  • December 1945
    • 7 December
      • House of Dracula
    • 20 December
      • Dick Tracy
    • 25 December
      • A Walk in the Sun
    • 28 December
      • Spellbound
      • Scarlet Street
    • 31 December
      • They Were Expendable

Notable films released in 1945[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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O-Q

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T-V

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Serials[edit]

Short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Box Office Digest, March 1946, p.18