Best Comedy Movies of 1945

1.

Dead of Night

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall, Googie Withers, Frederick Valk, Anthony Baird, Sally Ann Howes, Robert Wyndham, Judy Kelly, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Release date: 1945-09-04
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Mouse in Manhattan
2.

Mouse in Manhattan

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Jerry Mouse gets tired of living the country life and decides to head to the big city. However, the experience doesn't turn out quite like Jerry had expected.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1945-07-07
3.

Christmas in Connecticut

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Shayne, Una O'Connor, Frank Jenks, Joyce Compton, Dick Elliott ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1945-07-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Murder, He Says
4.

Murder, He Says

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Pete Marshall is sent as a replacement to the mountain district town of Plainville when a public opinion surveyor who went there goes missing. Visiting the hillbilly family of Mamie Fleagle, Pete begins to suspect that she and her two sons have murdered the surveyor. Pete then believes that Mamie is slowly poisoning wealthy Grandma Fleagle, who has put a vital clue to her fortune in a nonsensical embroidered sampler.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Peter Whitney, Mabel Paige, Barbara Pepper, Francis Ford, Harry Allen ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1945-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : The Naughty Nineties
5.

The Naughty Nineties

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson, Henry Travers, Lois Collier, Joe Sawyer, Joe Kirk, Rainbow Four, Bill Alcorn ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1945-06-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Blithe Spirit
6.

Blithe Spirit

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An English mystery novelist invites a medium to his home, so she may conduct a séance for a small gathering. The writer hopes to gather enough material for the book he's working on, as well as to expose the medium as a charlatan. However, proceedings take an unexpected turn, resulting in a chain of supernatural events being set into motion that wreak havoc on the man's present marriage.

Starring: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford, Hugh Wakefield, Joyce Carey, Jacqueline Clarke, Marie Ault, Johnnie Schofield, Noël Coward ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1945-05-14
7.

Anchors Aweigh

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Two sailors, Joe and Clarence have four days shore leave in spend their shore leave trying to get a girl for Clarence. Clarence has his eye on a girl with musical aspirations, and before Joe can stop him, promises to get her an audition with José Iturbi. But the trouble really starts when Joe realizes he's falling for his buddy's girl.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi, Dean Stockwell, Pamela Britton, Rags Ragland, Billy Gilbert, Henry O'Neill, Carlos Ramírez ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1945-07-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Wonder Man
8.

Wonder Man

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help the police nail Jackson.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods, S.Z. Sakall, Allen Jenkins, Edward Brophy, Steve Cochran, Otto Kruger, Richard Lane ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1945-01-01
9.

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty, Bob Haymes, Jean Porter, Warner Anderson, Rags Ragland, Mike Mazurki, Carleton G. Young, Donald MacBride ..
Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
Release date: 1945-10-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Here Come the Co-eds
10.

Here Come the Co-eds

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Molly (Martha O'Driscoll), her brother, Slats (Abbott), and his pal, Oliver (Costello), are taxi dancers at the Miramar Ballroom. As a publicity stunt, Slats plants an article about Molly claiming her ambition is to earn enough money to attend staid, all-girl Bixby College. Bixby's progressive dean offers Molly a scholarship. Molly accepts on the condition that Slats and Oliver come along too as campus caretakers. But the pompous Chairman threatens to foreclose on the school's mortgage if Molly isn't expelled. Together, the trio, with the help of some new friends, concocts a scheme to raise enough money to save the school. The plan involves a bet on the Bixby basketball team, which is playing in a game rated at 20 to 1 by the local bookie. But the bookie has other plans for their dough and hires a group of ringers to step in for the opponents. All is not lost, at least while Oliver has the chance to turn things around for his friends-one way or another.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peggy Ryan, Martha O'Driscoll, June Vincent, Lon Chaney Jr., Bess Flowers, Donald Cook, Charles Dingle, Richard Lane ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1945-02-02

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