Best Music Movies of 1945

1.

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
2.

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 Music Movies of 1945 : State Fair
3.

State Fair

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

During their annual visit to the Iowa State Fair, the Frake family enjoy many adventures. Proud patriarch Abel (Charles Winninger) has high hopes for his champion swine Blueboy; and his wife Melissa (Fay Bainter) 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
4.

Rhapsody in Blue

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.

Starring: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn, Julie Bishop, Albert Bassermann, Morris Carnovsky, Rosemary DeCamp, Oscar Levant, Paul Whiteman ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1945-06-27
5.

The Seventh Veil

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory.

Starring: James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott, Albert Lieven, Yvonne Owen, David Horne, Manning Whiley, Grace Allardyce, John Slater ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1945-10-18
6.

Week-End at the Waldorf

3.4
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
7.

The Horn Blows at Midnight

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

A trumpet player in a radio orchestra (Jack Benny) falls asleep during a commercial and dreams he's the angel Athanael. The beautiful angel Elizabeth (Alexis Smith) delivers Athanael to the head of heaven's orchestra, where he's told to return to earth and blow his trumpet at midnight, thus marking the end of the world. When he fails his assignment, he becomes a fallen angel, and though he's given a second chance, his fellow fallen angels conspire to keep him from completing his mission.

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
8.

Thrill of a Romance

3.1
6.5/10 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 Music Movies of 1945 : Incendiary Blonde
9.

Incendiary Blonde

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Paramount's highly-fictionalized 1945 musical biography of Texas Guinan, the Roaring '20s New York nightclub owner and celebrity with alleged underworld connections who famously greeted her customers with the phrase, "Hello, suckers!"

Starring: Betty Hutton, Arturo de Córdova, Charles Ruggles, Albert Dekker, Barry Fitzgerald, Bess Flowers, Mary Philips, Bill Goodwin, Eduardo Ciannelli, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1945-07-25
Best Music Movies of 1945 : The Dolly Sisters
10.

The Dolly Sisters

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Starring: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall, Reginald Gardiner, Frank Latimore, Gene Sheldon, Sig Ruman, Trudy Marshall ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1945-11-14

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