Best Science Fiction Movies of 1945

1.

Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The latest assignment for respected detective Charlie Chan has come directly from the government and involves the disappearance of a scientist named Harper, who was working on an extremely important serum. When the scientist is killed, Chan must sort through all very likely suspects, including the man's sister and his butler.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Edwin Luke, Hardie Albright, Janet Warren, Al Bridge, Edith Evanson, Dorothy Granger, Cyril Delevanti, Jack Ingram ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1945-01-26
2.

House of Dracula

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A scientist working on cures for rare afflictions, such as a bone softening agent made from molds to allow him to correct the spinal deformity of his nurse, finds the physical causes of lycanthropy in wolf-man Larry Talbot and of vampirism in Count Dracula, but himself becomes afflicted with homicidal madness while exchanging blood with Dracula.

Starring: John Carradine, Onslow Stevens, Lon Chaney Jr., Martha O'Driscoll, Jane Adams, Lionel Atwill, Glenn Strange, Skelton Knaggs, Ludwig Stössel, Joseph E. Bernard ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1945-12-07
3.

The Monster and the Ape

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

A famous scientist invents a humanoid robot (the titular "monster"), so a greedy rival scientist plans to steal it for use in his criminal plans. His henchmen often kidnap a trained gorilla (the titular "ape") from the zoo, to aid in the schemes.

Starring: Robert Lowery, George Macready, Ralph Morgan, Carole Mathews, Willie Best, Jack Ingram, Anthony Warde, Ted Mapes, Eddie Parker, Stanley Price ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1945-04-20
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4.

Manhunt of Mystery Island

2.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Claire Forrest seeks her kidnapped scientist father, hidden somewhere on Mystery Island. He is held and forced to work on diabolical inventions by Captain Mephisto, a costumed villain.

Starring: Richard Bailey, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, Kenne Duncan, Forrest Taylor, Forbes Murray, Jack Ingram, Harry Strang, Ed Cassidy, Frank Alten ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell, Yakima Canutt
Release date: 1945-03-17
5.

The Purple Monster Strikes

2.3
6.6/10 IMDB

A Martian invader crashes his spaceship conveniently close to the workshop of a scientist who is developing an interplanetary craft. If the extraterrestrial Purple Monster can complete the rocket ship and return to Mars, he will be able to start a full-scale invasion of Earth. Good thing Craig Foster sets out to thwart the Monster's mission!

Starring: Roy Barcroft, Dennis Moore, Linda Stirling, James Craven, Bud Geary, Mary Moore, John Davidson, Joe Whitehead, Emmett Vogan, George M. Carleton ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1945-10-06
6.

Strange Holiday

0.0
6.3/10 IMDB

An American businessman returns from a hunting trip to find fascists have overrun the country in this propaganda film.

Starring: Claude Rains, Bob Stebbins, Barbara Bates, Paul Hilton, Gloria Holden, Milton Kibbee, Walter White Jr., Wally Maher, Tommy Cook, Griff Barnett ..
Directed by: Arch Oboler
Release date: 1945-01-01

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