Best Family Movies of 1945

1.

The Bells of St. Mary's

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Father O'Malley, the unconventional priest from 'Going My Way', continues his work for the Catholic Church. This time he 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
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Hare Tonic
2.

Hare Tonic

3.9
7.9/10 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
3.

National Velvet

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Mi Taylor is a young wanderer and opportunist who finds himself in the quiet English countryside home of the Brown family. The youngest daughter, Velvet, has a passion for horses and when she wins the spirited steed Pie in a town lottery, Mi is encouraged to train the horse.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Juanita Quigley, Reginald Owen, Norma Varden, Terry Kilburn ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1945-01-26
4.

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Welcome to Fuller Junction, Wisconsin, a friendly small town settled by Norwegian farmers. Here we see the exploits of two young cousins, Selma and Arnold, who learn about their world and experience the ups and downs of life as the season pass.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Frances Gifford, Agnes Moorehead, Morris Carnovsky, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Arthur Space, Francis Pierlot, Elizabeth Russell ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1945-09-06
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Thunderhead - Son of Flicka
5.

Thunderhead - Son of Flicka

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell, Patti Hale, Carleton Young, Ralph Sanford, Al Bridge, Robert Filmer ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1945-03-15
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Star in the Night
6.

Star in the Night

3.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Nick, a motel owner who has lost faith in more than just the humanity of mankind, is visited by a kindly stranger on Christmas Eve. The motel's guests are only concerned for themselves until a poor man and his wife drive up to the motel, unable to go any further. Out of rooms, Nick's wife prepares a place for them in a shed under a neon star Nick had just finished hanging. Their plight brings out the generosity in everyone, including Nick, who remembers another family almost two thousand years earlier that also found a makeshift room at an inn under another kind of star.

Starring: J. Carrol Naish, Rosina Galli, Donald Woods, Lynn Baggett, Anthony Caruso, Irving Bacon, Virginia Sale, Dick Elliott, Claire Du Brey ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1945-10-13
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Hare Conditioned
7.

Hare Conditioned

3.1
7.6/10 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 Family Movies of 1945 : The Bashful Buzzard
8.

The Bashful Buzzard

3.0
7.4/10 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: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1945-09-13
Best Family Movies of 1945 : Odor-Able Kitty
9.

Odor-Able Kitty

2.9
7.1/10 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
10.

Trap Happy Porky

2.9
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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