1945 in film

Events

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

RankTitleStudioGross
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 Bros. $5,638,000
5. Anchors Aweigh MGM $4,779,000
6. Week-End at the Waldorf $4,366,000
7. Saratoga Trunk Warner Bros. $4,250,000
8. Thrill of a Romance MGM
9. The Valley of Decision $4,103,000
10. Wonder Man RKO

Awards

Category/Organization18th Academy Awards
March 7, 1946
3rd Golden Globe Awards
March 30, 1996
Best FilmThe Lost Weekend
Best DirectorBilly Wilder
The Lost Weekend
Best ActorRay Milland
The Lost Weekend
Best ActressJoan Crawford
Mildred Pierce
Ingrid Bergman
The Bells of St. Mary's
Best Supporting ActorJames Dunn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
J. Carrol Naish
A Medal for Benny
Best Supporting ActressAnne Revere
National Velvet
Angela Lansbury
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Top Ten Money Making Stars

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

January–March

  • 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

  • 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–September

  • 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

  • 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

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Notes

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