Best History Movies of 1945


Captain Kidd

6.3/10 IMDB

This unhistorical account of pirate Captain Kidd revolves around treasure and treachery. In 1699, William Kidd, presenting himself as an honest shipmaster, dupes King William III into backing his mission to fight pirates, with a crew of condemned pirates and the promise of pardon.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, John Carradine, Gilbert Roland, John Qualen, Sheldon Leonard, William Farnum, Henry Daniell, Reginald Owen ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1945-11-22

Caesar and Cleopatra

6.3/10 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

The Great American Mug

6.3/10 IMDB

This John Nesbitt's Passing Parade short takes a look at the typical American barbershop throughout the years.

Starring: John Nesbitt, Harry Barris, Frank Darien, Lester Dorr, Mitchell Lewis, Eric Mayne, Pat McKee, Howard M. Mitchell, Robert Emmett O'Connor, William Phillips ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1945-10-06
Best History Movies of 1945 : Kitty


7.0/10 IMDB

Pickpocket Kitty's life changes when painter Thomas Gainsborough makes her portrait. The artwork gains the attention of Sir Hugh Marcy, who later decides to use her for his benefit.

Starring: Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen, Cecil Kellaway, Constance Collier, Miriam Nelson, Dennis Hoey, Sara Allgood, Eric Blore ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1945-10-16
Best History Movies of 1945 : Topaz


6.3/10 IMDB

This documentary was secretly and 'illegally' shot inside the prison camps, established during World War II by American authorities to detain US citizens of Japanese descent who were considered a potential threat to national security.

Directed by: Dave Tatsuno
Release date: 1945-05-23
Best History Movies of 1945 : Stairway to Light

Stairway to Light

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 History Movies of 1945 : Frontier Days

Frontier Days

4.6/10 IMDB

U.S. Marshal Clay Stacy brings law and order to a frontier community terrorized by an old Nemesis.

Starring: Robert Shayne, Dorothy Malone, Rory Mallinson, Truman Bradley, Trevor Bardette, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1945-12-08

The Seesaw and the Shoes

7.0/10 IMDB

This short shows how two objects led to important discoveries. Children playing with a seesaw inspire French physician Rene Laennec to invent the stethoscope, and a pair of shoes made of caoutchouc lead Charles Goodyear to discover the process for vulcanizing rubber.

Starring: John Nesbitt ..
Directed by: Douglas Foster
Release date: 1945-05-05

People on Paper

6.9/10 IMDB

Americans are preoccupied with the news, but need an escape from many of the events reported in the news. These escapes in the past have included dime store novels. The most accessible of these escapes is what are known as the funny papers, the set of serialized comic strips that are included within many newspapers. They appeal to all socio-economic classes, and all ages. Some of the earliest known from the late 19th century include the Yellow Kid, Little Nemo, Happy Hooligan, the Katzenjammer Kids, Mutt & Jeff, and Bringing Up Father. Many cartoonists are seen in action. Some originated their characters, while others have taken over following the passing of the originator. The joy of many comic strips are the absurd and the fantastical, which are limited only by the imagination of the cartoonist. Others are grounded in reality, which add to their poignancy within the public mindset.

Starring: John Nesbitt, H. H. Knerr, Chester Gould, Al Capp, Chic Young ..
Directed by: Herbert Morgan
Release date: 1945-11-17

Surrender In The Pacific

0.0/10 IMDB

Events in the aftermath of war, and the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Release date: 1945-01-01

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