Best Music Movies of 1945


A Song to Remember

6.7/10 IMDB

Biography of Frederic Chopin. Vidor romanticizes Chopin's patriotism in the film, which was produced during World War II. Chopin, played by Cornel Wilde, is first presented to the audience as a child prodigy playing a piece by Mozart, but suddenly starts

Starring: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde, Nina Foch, George Coulouris, Howard Freeman, Stephen Bekassy, John George ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1945-01-19

Anchors Aweigh

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

State Fair

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
Best Music Movies of 1945 : Wonder Man

Wonder Man

7.0/10 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

The Seventh Veil

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

Ziegfeld Follies

6.5/10 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: 1945-08-13
Best Music Movies of 1945 : Out of This World

Out of This World

6.7/10 IMDB

After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake, Diana Lynn, Cass Daley, Harry Parke, Donald MacBride, Florence Bates, Gary Crosby, Phillip Crosby, Dennis Crosby ..
Directed by: Hal Walker
Release date: 1945-07-13

Thrill of a Romance

6.5/10 IMDB

Man overboard! War hero Van Johnson takes one look at Esther Williams and decides he needs swimming lessons. With Tommy Dorsey, Xavier Cugat and more.

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

Incendiary Blonde

6.8/10 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: 1945-08-31
Best Music Movies of 1945 : Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

6.1/10 IMDB

The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Starring: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard, Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Veronica Lake ..
Directed by: Hal Walker
Release date: 1945-09-28

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