My Fave Movies from 1945

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1.
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.)
 
2.
Dillinger (1945)
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John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies. (70 mins.)
Director: Max Nosseck
 
3.
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar who teaches her how to rule Egypt. (138 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Pascal
 
4.
Brief Encounter (1945)
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
5.
San Antonio (1945)
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Tough dance hall girl working for the local villain falls for a cowboy trying to clean up the town. (109 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
The Spiral Staircase (1946)
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In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced. (83 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
9.
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
 
10.
The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
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A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident... (91 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
Spellbound (1945)
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. (111 mins.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
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
 
17.
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
 
18.
Son of Lassie (1945)
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ? (102 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
19.
Sudan (1945)
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Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt... (76 mins.)
Director: John Rawlins
 
20.
Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)
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A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them. (76 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
21.
The Valley of Decision (1945)
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Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family... (119 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
22.
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
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Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito... (91 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
23.
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
 
24.
Conflict (1945)
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An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister. (86 mins.)
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
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
 
27.
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
 
28.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
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A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
29.
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
 
30.
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
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Tongue-in-cheek fantasy film set in Baghdad and loosely based on the One Thousand and One Nights medieval story. (93 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
31.
State Fair (1945)
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Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day... (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
32.
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
 
33.
The House on 92nd Street (1945)
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
34.
They Were Expendable (1945)
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A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II. (135 mins.)
 
35.
Dakota (1945)
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In 1871 Dakota, two crooked businessmen oppose the local wheat farmers and the railroad development, in order to control the town of Fargo. (82 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
36.
The Southerner (1945)
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The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them. (92 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
37.
Salome Where She Danced (1945)
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The camp classic drama that catapolted De Carlo into stardom. During the Austrian-Prussian war, Anna... (90 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
38.
The Seventh Veil (1945)
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One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room... (94 mins.)
Director: Compton Bennett
 
39.
Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945)
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In the early part of this century, Maddelena a teenage Italian girl, is attacked whilst walking in the woods... (110 mins.)
Director: Arthur Crabtree
 
40.
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
 
41.
The Wicked Lady (1945)
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17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom... (104 mins.)
Director: Leslie Arliss
 
42.
Bewitched (1945)
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A young woman has two distinct personalities, one of whom is evil and constantly gets her in trouble. (65 mins.)
Director: Arch Oboler
 
43.
The Cheaters (1945)
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An eccentric wealthy family facing bankruptcy schemes to steal an inheritance, but an alcoholic ex-actor they take in for Christmas charity complicates their plan. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane