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Best Films of 1945

FILM

Blithe Spirit
d: David Lean; scr: Noel Coward

Boule de suif / Angel and Sinner
d: Christian-Jaque; scr: Henri Jeanson

Brief Encounter
d: David Lean; scr: Noel Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame

Dead of Night
d: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer; scr: John Baines, Angus MacPhail

Les Enfants du paradis / Children of Paradise
d: Marcel Carné; scr: Jacques Prévert

Leave Her to Heaven
d: John M. Stahl; scr: Jo Swerling

Love Letters
d: William Dieterle; scr: Ayn Rand

Mildred Pierce
d: Michael Curtiz; scr: Ranald McDougall, Catherine Turney

A Royal Scandal
d: Otto Preminger; scr: Edwin Justus Mayer

State Fair
d: Walter Lang; scr: Paul Green, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
d: Elia Kazan; scr: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis

 

Hurd Hatfield in The Picture of Dorian Gray
Hurd Hatfield in The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Corn Is Green
d: Irving Rapper; scr: Casey Robinson, Frank Cavett

The Enchanted Cottage
d: John Cromwell; scr: DeWitt Bodeen, Herman J. Mankiewicz

The Picture of Dorian Gray
d, scr: Albert Lewin

Roma, città aperta / Open City
d: Roberto Rossellini; scr: Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini

The Southerner
d: Jean Renoir; scr: Hugo Butler, Jean Renoir

 

Pierre Brasseur, Arletty in Les Enfants du Paradis
Pierre Brasseur, Arletty in Children of Paradise

ACTOR

Pierre Brasseur
Children of Paradise

Gary Cooper
Along Came Jones

Aldo Fabrizi
Roma, città aperta / Open City

Boris Karloff
The Body Snatcher

Claude Rains
Caesar and Cleopatra

Edward G. Robinson
Scarlet Street

Edward G. Robinson
The Woman in the Window

Zachary Scott
The Southerner

 

Ann Blyth, Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce

ACTRESS

Tallulah Bankhead
A Royal Scandal

Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce

Constance Cummings
Blithe Spirit

Peggy Ann Garner
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Kay Hammond
Blithe Spirit

Jennifer Jones
Love Letters

Dorothy McGuire
The Enchanted Cottage

Dorothy McGuire
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Micheline Presle
Boule de suif

Gene Tierney
Leave Her to Heaven

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Charles Coburn
A Royal Scandal

James Dunn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Pavel Kadochnikov
Ivan Groznyi I / Ivan the Terrible Part I

Gene Lockhart
The House on 92nd Street

Vincent Price
Leave Her to Heaven

Vincent Price
A Royal Scandal

Cyril Raymond
Brief Encounter

Michael Redgrave
Dead of Night

Zachary Scott
Mildred Pierce

Georges Tourreil
Boule de Suif

 

Joan Blondell, Peggy Ann Garner in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Eve Arden
Mildred Pierce

Joan Blondell
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Ann Blyth
Mildred Pierce

Maria Casarès
Children of Paradise

Joan Lorring
The Corn Is Green

Anna Magnani
Rome, Open City

Eleanor Parker
Pride of the Marines

Donna Reed
They Were Expendable

Margaret Rutherford
Blithe Spirit

Alexis Smith
Rhapsody in Blue

 

Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven
Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde in Leave Her to Heaven

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Edward Cronjager
Nob Hill

Lee Garmes
Love Letters

Tony Gaudio
A Song to Remember

Ernest Haller
Mildred Pierce

James Wong Howe
Confidential Agent

Robert Krasker
Brief Encounter

Leon Shamroy
Leave Her to Heaven

Douglas Slocombe, Stan Pavey
Dead of Night

Harry Stradling
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Ted Tetzlaff
The Enchanted Cottage

 

MUSIC

Max Steiner
The Corn Is Green

Max Steiner
Mildred Pierce

Franz Waxman
Pride of the Marines

Victor Young
Love Letters

 

SONG SCORE

Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
State Fair

 

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