1945 in film

The year 1945 in film involved some significant events.

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

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1945 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1945
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 The Bells of St. Mary's RKO Radio Pictures $8,500,000[1]
2 Leave Her to Heaven 20th Century Fox $5,500,000[1]
3 Spellbound United Artists/Selznick International Pictures $4,900,000[1]
4 The Valley of Decision Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,566,000[2]
5 Anchors Aweigh $4,498,000[2]
6 Week-End at the Waldorf $4,364,000[2]
7 Thrill of a Romance $4,338,000[2]
8 The Lost Weekend Paramount Pictures $4,300,000[3]
9 Saratoga Trunk Warner Bros. $4,250,000[4]
10 Adventure Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,236,000[2]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 18th Academy Awards
March 7, 1946
3rd Golden Globe Awards
March 30, 1946
Best Film The Lost Weekend
Best Director Billy Wilder
The Lost Weekend
Best Actor Ray Milland
The Lost Weekend
Best Actress Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce
Ingrid Bergman
The Bells of St. Mary's
Best Supporting Actor James Dunn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
J. Carrol Naish
A Medal for Benny
Best Supporting Actress Anne Revere
National Velvet
Angela Lansbury
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Top Ten Money Making StarsEdit

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 releasesEdit

January–MarchEdit

  • January 1945
    • 4 January
      • This Man's Navy
    • 18 January
      • A Song to Remember
    • 26 January
      • National Velvet
  • 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–JuneEdit

  • April 1945
    • 7 April
      • Brewster's Millions
    • 17 April
      • Rockin' in the Rockies
    • 20 April
      • The Horn Blows at Midnight
    • 29 April
      • Tarzan and the Amazons
  • May 1945
    • 25 May
      • The Clock
  • June 1945
    • 1 June
      • That's the Spirit
    • 23 June
      • Murder, He Says
    • 30 June
      • Conflict

July–SeptemberEdit

  • 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–DecemberEdit

  • 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
    • 8 December
      • The Enchanted Forest
    • 20 December
      • Dick Tracy
    • 25 December
      • A Walk in the Sun
    • 28 December
      • Spellbound
      • Scarlet Street
    • 31 December
      • They Were Expendable

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. ^ "All-Time Top Grosses". Variety. January 4, 1961. p. 49. Retrieved April 24, 2019.