Best Drama Movies of 1945

1.

Main Street After Dark

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

A police detective (Edward Arnold) uses fluorescent powder to catch a pickpocket (Selena Royle) and her gang.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Selena Royle, Tom Trout, Audrey Totter, Dan Duryea, Hume Cronyn, Dorothy Morris ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1945-01-01
2.

Week-End at the Waldorf

2.7
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
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Stairway to Light
3.

Stairway to Light

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

This John Nesbitt's Passing Parade short tells the story of 18th Century French physician Dr. Philippe Pinel, who initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill.

Starring: John Nesbitt, Dewey Robinson, Gene Roth, Harry Wilson, Wolfgang Zilzer ..
Directed by: Sammy Lee
Release date: 1945-11-03
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Nob Hill
4.

Nob Hill

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A Barbary Coast saloon owner hopes to marry his way into San Francisco's high society. Directed by Henry Hathaway, the film was released in 1945.

Starring: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Vivian Blaine, Peggy Ann Garner, Alan Reed, B.S. Pully, Edgar Barrier, Olive Blakeney, Nestor Paiva, Paul Everton ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1945-06-13
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : The Great John L.
5.

The Great John L.

2.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Portrait of legendary fighter John L. Sullivan, aka "The Boston Strong Boy", and his meteoric rise to become the first gloved World Heavyweight Champion. But the famed boxer is no match for the two women with holds on him, love struck actress Kathy Harkness and the real love of his life, beautiful but unyielding Anne Livingstone.

Starring: Linda Darnell, Greg McClure, Barbara Britton, Otto Kruger, Wallace Ford, George Mathews, Robert Barrat, Joel Friedkin, Simon Semenoff, Harry Crocker ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1945-05-25
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Captain Eddie
6.

Captain Eddie

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Lynn Bari, Charles Bickford, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason, Spring Byington, Mary Philips, Darryl Hickman, Dwayne Hickman ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1945-06-18
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : A Medal for Benny
7.

A Medal for Benny

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Benny's girl friend (Dorothy Lamour) is being romanced by the town ne'er do well (Arturo de Cordova) who keeps coming up with get-rich-quick schemes. Benny's father (J. Carrol Naish in an Oscar-nominated performance) is a simple man who is bewildered by the world at large.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Arturo de Córdova, J. Carrol Naish, Mikhail Rasumny, Fernando Alvarado, Grant Mitchell, Douglass Dumbrille, Charles Dingle, Frank McHugh, Rosita Moreno ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1945-04-16
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Black Market Babies
8.

Black Market Babies

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Two bit hood Eddie Condon (Kane Richmond) sells babies under the counter. A highly lucrative racket he soon finds out. But when will the police get wise to this highly immoral scheme of his? And will they be able to pin a rap on him before he goes a little too far? ALL IS TOLD in this EXCITING tale of CRIME and CORRUPTION!

Starring: Ralph Morgan, Kane Richmond, Jayne Hazard, Teala Loring, Marjorie Hoshelle, George Meeker, Maris Wrixon, Nana Bryant, Addison Richards, Anthony Warde ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1945-12-15
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Meet Sexton Blake
9.

Meet Sexton Blake

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

The famous detective and his trusty side-kick, Tinker, are called in by the War Office to find some important papers that were stolen from a man killed during an air raid.

Starring: David Farrar, Manning Whiley, Dennis Arundell, John Varley, Betty Huntley-Wright, Gordon McLeod, Kathleen Harrison, Cyril Smith, Magda Kun, Ferdy Mayne ..
Directed by: John Harlow
Release date: 1945-02-05
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Divorce
10.

Divorce

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A woman who has been married and divorced five times comes back to her small hometown, where she proceeds to complicate, and potentially destroy, the marriage of her childhood boyfriend.

Starring: Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack, Mary Gordon, Jerome Cowan, Craig Reynolds, Jonathan Hale, Pierre Watkin, Ruth Lee, Jean Fenwick ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1945-08-18

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