Best Comedy Movies of 1945


To Have and Have Not

7.8/10 IMDB

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1945-01-20

Dead of Night

7.6/10 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: 1945-09-09

Christmas in Connecticut

7.3/10 IMDB

While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones grows familiar with the "Diary of a Housewife" column written by Elizabeth Lane. Jeff's nurse arranges with Elizabeth's publisher, Alexander Yardley, for Jeff to spend the holiday at Elizabeth's bucolic Connecticut farm with her husband and child. But the column is a sham, so Elizabeth and her editor, Dudley Beecham, in fear of losing their jobs, hasten to set up the single, childless and entirely nondomestic Elizabeth on a country farm.

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

The Bells of St. Mary's

7.2/10 IMDB

Father O'Malley is sent to St. Mary's, a run-down parochial school on the verge of condemnation. He and Sister Benedict work together in an attempt to save the school, though their differing methods often lead to good-natured disagreements.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan, Ruth Donnelly, Joan Carroll, Martha Sleeper, Rhys Williams, Richard Tyler, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1945-12-27

Blithe Spirit

7.0/10 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: 1945-04-05

Anchors Aweigh

7.0/10 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: 1945-08-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Hare Tonic

Hare Tonic

7.7/10 IMDB

Elmer brings Bugs home for dinner. To save himself, Bugs tricks Elmer into thinking there is a terrible outbreak of Rabbititus.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-11-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Mouse in Manhattan

Mouse in Manhattan

7.8/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Quiet Please!

Quiet Please!

7.7/10 IMDB

The family dog warns Tom not to make any noise so he can take a nap. Jerry hears this and immediately devises plans to ensure that the dog's nap will be interrupted.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1945-12-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : The Mouse Comes to Dinner

The Mouse Comes to Dinner

7.7/10 IMDB

Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, but mostly gets revenge on Tom.

Starring: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1945-05-05

The Naughty Nineties

7.0/10 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 : State Fair

State Fair

7.0/10 IMDB

During their annual visit to the Iowa State Fair, the Frake family enjoy many adventures. Proud patriarch Abel has high hopes for his champion swine Blueboy; and his wife Melissa enters the mincemeat and pickles contest...with hilarious results.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine, Charles Winninger, Fay Bainter, Donald Meek, Frank McHugh, Percy Kilbride, Harry Morgan ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1945-08-29

Murder, He Says

7.0/10 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: 1945-06-23

Road to Utopia

7.1/10 IMDB

While on a ship to Skagway, Alaska, Duke and Chester find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been 'stolen' by thugs. In Alaska to recover her father's map, Sal Van Hoyden falls in with Ace Larson, who secretly wants to steal the gold mine for himself. Duke, Chester, the thugs, Ace and his henchman chase each other all over the countryside—for the map.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke, Douglass Dumbrille, Jack La Rue, Robert Barrat, Nestor Paiva, Robert Benchley, George Anderson ..
Directed by: Hal Walker
Release date: 1945-11-01

A Royal Scandal

6.7/10 IMDB

Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Vincent Price, Mischa Auer, Sig Ruman, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny, Paul Baratoff ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger
Release date: 1945-03-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Wonder Man

Wonder Man

6.8/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Brewster's Millions

Brewster's Millions

6.6/10 IMDB

Monty Brewster is a pennyless, former U.S. Army soldier back from World War II Europe who learns that he has inherited $8 million from a distant relative. But there's a catch: he must spend $1 million of that money in less than two months before his 30th birthday in order to inherit the rest.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Helen Walker, June Havoc, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Gail Patrick, Mischa Auer, Nana Bryant, John Litel, Joe Sawyer, Neil Hamilton ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1945-04-07

Without Love

6.6/10 IMDB

In World War II Washington DC, scientist Pat Jamieson's assistant, Jamie Rowan, enters a loveless marriage with him. Struggles bring them closer together.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Carl Esmond, Patricia Morison, Felix Bressart, Emily Massey, Gloria Grahame, George Chandler ..
Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet
Release date: 1945-03-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Lady on a Train

Lady on a Train

6.8/10 IMDB

While watching from her train window, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder in a nearby building. When she alerts the police, they think she has read one too many mystery novels. She then enlists a popular mystery writer to help her solve the crime on her own, but her sleuthing attracts the attentions of suitors and killers.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce, George Coulouris, Allen Jenkins, Dan Duryea, Edward Everett Horton, Patricia Morison, Maria Palmer, Elizabeth Patterson ..
Directed by: Charles David
Release date: 1945-08-03

Week-End at the Waldorf

6.6/10 IMDB

Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that without an operation he'll die and so looks for one last romance with a beautiful but ambitious stenographer; a cub reporter tries to get the goods on a shady man's dealing with a foreign potentate.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Robert Benchley, Phyllis Thaxter, Leon Ames, Lina Romay ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1945-10-04

Two O'Clock Courage

6.4/10 IMDB

After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. As he fumbles to remember the basic facts of his identity, Patty becomes interested in the stranger and decides to help him in his search. But as the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, and Patty's interest becomes more personal, the stranger finds that he is the prime suspect in a murder case.

Starring: Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford, Richard Lane, Lester Matthews, Roland Drew, Emory Parnell, Jane Greer, Jean Brooks, Chester Clute ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1945-04-13

San Antonio

6.3/10 IMDB

Rancher Clay Hardin arrives in San Antonio to search for and capture Roy Stuart, notorious leader of a gang of cattle rustlers. The vicious outlaw is indeed in the Texan town, intent on winning the affections of a beautiful chanteuse named Jeanne Starr. When the lovely lady meets and falls in love with the charismatic Hardin, the stakes for both men become higher.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Victor Francen, Florence Bates, John Litel, Paul Kelly, Robert Shayne, John Alvin, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: David Butler, Robert Florey, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-12-29

Ziegfeld Follies

6.4/10 IMDB

The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld looks down from heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Starring: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Fanny Brice, Kathryn Grayson, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly, James Melton ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli, Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, George Sidney, Merrill Pye, Charles Walters
Release date: 1945-08-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Here Come the Co-eds

Here Come the Co-eds

6.6/10 IMDB

Molly, her brother, Slats, and his pal, Oliver, 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

Caesar and Cleopatra

6.2/10 IMDB

The aging Caesar finds himself intrigued by the young Egyptian queen. Adapted by George Bernard Shaw from his own play.

Starring: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Francis L. Sullivan, Basil Sydney, Cecil Parker, Raymond Lovell, Anthony Eustrel, Ernest Thesiger ..
Directed by: Gabriel Pascal
Release date: 1945-12-11

Along Came Jones

6.4/10 IMDB

An easy-going cowboy is mistaken by the townsfolk for a notorious gunman. The cowboy decides it would be best to leave town, until he meets the gunman's girlfriend.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea, Frank Sully, Don Costello, Walter Sande, Russell Simpson, Arthur Loft, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1945-07-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Adventure


6.1/10 IMDB

A rough and tumble man of the sea falls for a meek librarian.

Starring: Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell, Thomas Mitchell, Tom Tully, John Qualen, Richard Haydn, Lina Romay, Philip Merivale, Harry Davenport ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1945-12-28

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood

6.3/10 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 : The Bullfighters

The Bullfighters

6.2/10 IMDB

Bumbling detective Stan Laurel disguises himself as a famous matador in order to hide from the vengeful Richard K. Muldoon, who spent time in prison on Stan's bogus testimony.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Margo Woode, Richard Lane, Carol Andrews, Diosa Costello, Rory Calhoun ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1945-05-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Hare Trigger

Hare Trigger

7.7/10 IMDB

Yosemite Sam is trying to rob the train that Bugs Bunny is riding on, and the two face off in several different ways.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1945-05-05

The Horn Blows at Midnight

6.6/10 IMDB

A trumpet player in a radio orchestra falls asleep during a commercial and dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at exactly midnight on Earth, thus marking the end of the world.

Starring: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn, Reginald Gardiner, Guy Kibbee, John Alexander, Franklin Pangborn, Margaret Dumont, Robert Blake ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-04-28
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Junior Miss

Junior Miss

7.4/10 IMDB

A Manhattan family's Christmas season turns topsy-turvy when 13-year-old Judy Graves mistakenly thinks her newly-arrived visiting uncle has just been released from prison.

Starring: Peggy Ann Garner, Stephen Dunne, Allyn Joslyn, Faye Marlowe, Mona Freeman, Sylvia Field, Connie Gilchrist, Barbara Whiting, Scotty Beckett, Dorothy Christy ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1945-06-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Hare Conditioned

Hare Conditioned

7.4/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny is working in the display window of a department store when the manager tries to move him to the taxidermy department and have him stuffed.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Dick Nelson, Dave Barry ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-08-11
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Swing Shift Cinderella

Swing Shift Cinderella

7.4/10 IMDB

The big bad wolf starts out chasing Little Red Riding Hood but switches to Cinderella after seeing the film's title, and ends up being chased in turn by her fairy godmother.

Starring: Sara Berner, Frank Graham, Imogene Lynn, Ruth Clifford, Marion Clinton ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1945-08-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Pardon My Past

Pardon My Past

6.7/10 IMDB

Eddie York (MacMurray) is mistaken for playboy Francis Pemberton and gets into trouble.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Marguerite Chapman, Akim Tamiroff, William Demarest, Rita Johnson, Harry Davenport, Douglass Dumbrille, Karolyn Grimes, Dewey Robinson, Hugh Prosser ..
Directed by: Leslie Fenton
Release date: 1945-12-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : The Shooting of Dan McGoo

The Shooting of Dan McGoo

7.5/10 IMDB

Dangerous Dan McGoo (Droopy) faces the wolf, a dangerous outlaw who is trying to steal his girl Lou, during the Alaska gold rush. Loosely based on "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" by Robert W. Service.

Starring: Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham, Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1945-04-14

Thrill of a Romance

6.4/10 IMDB

A soldier falls in love with a newly-married woman after her husband abandons her for a business meeting on their honeymoon.

Starring: Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Frances Gifford, Henry Travers, Spring Byington, Lauritz Melchior, Carleton G. Young, Ethel Griffies, Eve Whitney, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1945-05-23
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Idiots Deluxe

Idiots Deluxe

7.7/10 IMDB

Moe is on trial for assaulting Curly and Larry with an ax. Moe relates how Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. Out in the woods they confronted a bear which Curly and Larry stunned, and thinking it was dead, threw it in the back of their car, where it came awake, tossed Moe out and drove the car into a tree. The judge finds Moe not guilty and Moe promptly goes after Larry and Curly again with the ax.

Starring: Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Vernon Dent, Al Thompson ..
Directed by: Jules White
Release date: 1945-07-20
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Herr Meets Hare

Herr Meets Hare

7.0/10 IMDB

Bugs disguises himself as Hitler, Stalin and Brunhilde when he confronts Nazi Hermann Goering in the Black Forest.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1945-08-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Guest Wife

Guest Wife

6.5/10 IMDB

Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none to fond of Joe and tired of her husband's idolizing. On the eve of the Price's second-honeymoon trip to New York City, Joe arrives and tells Chris that he needs someone to pose as his wife in order to fool his boss in NYC, who thinks Joe got married to an overseas woman while on an assignment. Chris pushes Mary into posing as Joe's wife. In New York, this leads to many complications and misunderstandings, with Mary finally deciding to teach Chris and Joe a lesson by making them believe she is in love with Joe.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran, Charles Dingle, Grant Mitchell, Wilma Francis, Chester Clute, Irving Bacon, Hal K. Dawson, Edward Fielding ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1945-07-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : The Bashful Buzzard

The Bashful Buzzard

7.3/10 IMDB

Beaky Buzzard, the shyest, dopiest young buzzard in his family, is sent out to catch something to eat.

Starring: Kent Rogers, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1945-09-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Hockey Homicide

Hockey Homicide

7.4/10 IMDB

A crowd gathers at the skating rink to watch the big championship hockey game of the Pelicans versus the Aardvarks. Although referee "Clean Game" Kinney does his best to supervise, the hockey game really gets out of hand eventually. Two star players, Bertino and Ferguson, are so anxious, they never get let out of the penalty box, referee Kinney is never able to drop the puck without being physically hurt somehow, and the spectators themselves are so worked into the game, they take out their aggression on the ice while the players relax in the bleachers.

Starring: Doodles Weaver, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1945-09-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Three Pests in a Mess

Three Pests in a Mess

7.4/10 IMDB

The stooges are three inventors trying to a get a patent on their preposterous fly catching invention. When they learn they'll have to catch 100,000 flies to earn enough to get a patent, some crooks overhear and think the boys are the $100,000 sweepstakes winners. When the crooks give chase, the stooges hide in a sporting goods store where Curly shoots a dummy, which they mistake for a real person. The boys decide to bury the "body" in a pet cemetery, but the cemetery owner arrives from a costume party with his partners, all dressed as spooks, and they proceed to scare the devil out of the stooges.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Christine McIntyre, Brian O'Hara, Vernon Dent, Heinie Conklin, Harry 'Snub' Pollard ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1945-01-19
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Draftee Daffy

Draftee Daffy

7.5/10 IMDB

Despite an initial outburst of patriotism, Daffy is terrified to learn that "the little man from the Draft Board" has a letter for him, and tries his best to hide.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1945-01-27
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Odor-Able Kitty

Odor-Able Kitty

7.0/10 IMDB

A cat, tired of being abused by everyone in his neighborhood, disguises himself as a skunk and inadvertently attracts the romantic advances of a real skunk.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-01-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : The Unruly Hare

The Unruly Hare

7.2/10 IMDB

When Elmer Fudd disturbs Bugs with his railroad surveying, Bugs fights back.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, The Sportsmen Quartet ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1945-02-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : The Cheaters

The Cheaters

6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Joseph Schildkraut, Billie Burke, Eugene Pallette, Ona Munson, Raymond Walburn, Norma Varden, Ann Gillis, Ruth Terry, Robert Livingston, David Holt ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1945-07-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Micro-Phonies


8.1/10 IMDB

The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at a Mrs. Bixby's party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Christine McIntyre, Symona Boniface, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1945-11-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Roughly Speaking

Roughly Speaking

7.0/10 IMDB

In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. Despite numerous setbacks, she always picks herself back up and moves forward again.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Jean Sullivan, Donald Woods, Alan Hale, Andrea King, Ann Doran, Mona Freeman, Robert Arthur ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1945-01-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1945 : Trap Happy Porky

Trap Happy Porky

7.0/10 IMDB

Porky can't sleep because mice demolish his plates. A cat offers help and gets the mice out, but invites some friends so Porky still can't sleep.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-02-23

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