Favourite Films of 1945

My favourite films of 1945.
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1.
Murder, He Says (1945)
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A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure. (91 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
2.
Johnny in the Clouds (1945)
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain... (109 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
3.
The House of Fear (1945)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims. (69 mins.)
 
4.
Mildred Pierce (1945)
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
5.
And Then There Were None (1945)
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Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (97 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
6.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder. (100 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
7.
Cornered (1945)
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Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina. (102 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
8.
The Clock (1945)
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Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together... (90 mins.)
 
9.
The Woman in Green (1945)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot. (90 mins.)
 
10.
Fallen Angel (1945)
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for. (98 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
11.
Hangover Square (1945)
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A promising classical musician finds his life poisoned by a music hall dancer -- and by the strange gaps in his memory. (77 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
12.
The Spiral Staircase (1945)
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A serial killer (circa 1916) is targeting women with 'afflictions'; one night during a thunderstorm, mute Helen feels menaced. (83 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
13.
The Body Snatcher (1945)
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers. (77 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
14.
Objective, Burma! (1945)
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A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy. (142 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
15.
Children of Paradise (1945)
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. (190 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
16.
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
17.
Pursuit to Algiers (1945)
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Holmes is recruited to escort the heir to a European throne safely back to his homeland after his father's assassination. (65 mins.)
 
18.
The Shanghai Cobra (1945)
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Someone is attempting to steal radium stored in a bank. Death by cobra venom connects a number of murders. Charlie investigates. (64 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
19.
Lady on a Train (1945)
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While waiting at a train station, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder from a nearby building. When she brings the police to the scene of the crime... (94 mins.)
Director: Charles David
 
20.
Johnny Angel (1945)
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Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father... (79 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
21.
Along Came Jones (1945)
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A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick, is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head. (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
22.
Blood on the Sun (1945)
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A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination. (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
23.
Love Letters (1945)
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Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen... (101 mins.)
 
24.
Scarlet Street (1945)
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When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has. (103 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
25.
Dead of Night (1945)
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales. (103 mins.)
 
26.
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
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A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. (110 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
27.
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)
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Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters... (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
28.
Confidential Agent (1945)
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During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility... (118 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
29.
Getting Gertie's Garter (1945)
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To avoid scandal, a rising scientist scrambles to retrieve an inscribed garter from an old flame on the eve of her wedding. (72 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
30.
The Jade Mask (1945)
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Charlie Chan looks into the apparent murder of a scientist in a spooky mansion. (66 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
31.
Pride of the Marines (1945)
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Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife. (120 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
32.
Detour (1945)
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Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. (67 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
33.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
 
34.
The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)
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The Falcon and his friend Goldie Locke check into what appears to be a silk-smuggling racket in San Francisco. (66 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
35.
Back to Bataan (1945)
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In 1942, after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Madden stays behind to organize the local resistance against the Japanese invaders. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
36.
Brewster's Millions (1945)
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In order to inherit $7,000,000, an ex-soldier must spend $1,000,000 in two months' time. (79 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
37.
The Lost Weekend (1945)
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout. (101 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
38.
The Scarlet Clue (1945)
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Charlie discovers a scheme for the theft of government radar plans while investigating several murders. (65 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
39.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather-noisy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes... (65 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
40.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
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When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role. (83 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon