Top Ten Films of 1945: World Premieres
 My 1945 Oscar Ballot

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Dir. Elia Kazan. With Peggy Ann Garner, Dorothy McGuire A
2. Children of Paradise Dir. Marcel Carné. With Jean-Louis Barrault, Arletty A
3. Rome, Open City Dir. Roberto Rossellini. With Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero A
4. Dillinger Dir. Max Nosseck. With Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys A
5. The Southerner Dir. Jean Renoir. With Zachary Scott, Betty Field, Beulah Bondi A–
6. Brief Encounter Dir. David Lean. With Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Cyril Raymond A–
7. I Know Where I'm Going! Dirs. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. With Wendy Hiller B+
8. The Story of G.I. Joe Dir. William Wellman. With Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum B+
9. The Picture of Dorian Gray Dir. Albert Lewin. With Hurd Hatfield, George Sanders B+
10. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne Dir. Robert Bresson. With María Casares B+

Reviews from 1945
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   Mildred Pierce Dir. Michael Curtiz. With Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Zachary Scott B–

More Grades from 1945
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
 
      The Affairs of Susan Dir. William A. Seiter. With Joan Fontaine, George Brent C+
      Anchors Aweigh Dir. George Sidney. With Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson B
      The Bells of St. Mary's Dir. Leo McCarey. With Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman D+
      The Body Snatcher Dir. Robert Wise. With Henry Daniell, Boris Karloff, Russell Wade B
      Christmas in Connecticut Dir. Peter Godfrey. With Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan C
      The Clock Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With Robert Walker, Judy Garland, James Gleason C
      The Corn Is Green Dir. Irving Rapper. With Bette Davis, John Dall, Joan Lorring C–
      Detour Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer. With Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald C
      Fallen Angel Dir. Otto Preminger. With Dana Andrews, Alice Faye, Linda Darnell B
      Hangover Square Dir. John Brahm. With Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, Faye Marlowe B
      The House on 92nd Street Dir. Henry Hathaway. With William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan B
      Leave Her to Heaven Dir. John M. Stahl. With Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain B–
      The Lost Weekend Dir. Billy Wilder. With Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard da Silva C+
      Love Letters Dir. William Dieterle. With Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards C–
      A Medal for Benny Dir. Irving Pichel. With Arturo de Córdova, Dorothy Lamour D+
      My Name Is Julia Ross Dir. Joseph H. Lewis. With Nina Foch, George Macready C
      Rhapsody in Blue Dir. Irving Rapper. With Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Oscar Levant C+
      Saratoga Trunk Dir. Sam Wood. With Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Flora Robson F
      Scarlet Street Dir. Fritz Lang. With Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea B–
      The Seventh Veil Dir. Compton Bennett. With Ann Todd, James Mason, Herbert Lom B
      A Song to Remember Dir. Charles Vidor. With Cornel Wilde, Merle Oberon, Paul Muni D+
      Spellbound Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. With Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov B–
      The Spiral Staircase Dir. Robert Siodmak. With Dorothy McGuire, George Brent C+
      Two O'Clock Courage Dir. Anthony Mann. With Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford D+
      The Valley of Decision Dir. Tay Garnett. With Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp C
      Yolanda and the Thief Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer D–


Still to Come from 1945
 
Ten Most Enticing Prospects:
      And Then There Were None Dir. René Clair. With Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston
      Back to Bataan Dir. Edward Dmytryk. With John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi
      Brewster's Millions Dir. Allan Dwan. With Dennis O'Keefe, Helen Walker, June Havoc
      Caesar and Cleopatra Dir. Gabriel Pascal. With Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger
      Dead of Night Dirs. Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
      The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail Dir. Akira Kurosawa. With Denjirô Ôkôchi
      Sanshiro Sugata, Part II Dir. Akira Kurosawa. With Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita
      State Fair Dir. Walter Lang. With Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine
      They Were Expendable Dir. John Ford. With Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed
      Ziegfeld Follies Dirs. Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Roy Del Ruth, et al.

Further Research:
      Adventure Dir. Victor Fleming. With Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell
      Blithe Spirit Dir. David Lean. With Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond
      Blood on the Sun Dir. Frank Lloyd. With James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall
      The Brighton Strangler Dir. Max Nosseck. With John Loder, June Duprez, Michael St. Angel
      Confidential Agent Dir. Herman Shumlin. With Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, Victor Francen
      Conflict Dir. Curtis Bernhardt. With Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet
      The Enchanted Cottage Dir. John Cromwell. With Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young
      A Game of Death Dir. Robert Wise. With John Loder, Audrey Long, Edgar Barrier
      The Gate of Heaven Dir. Vittorio De Sica. With Marina Berti, Elettra Druscovich
      The Horn Blows at Midnight Dir. Raoul Walsh. With Jack Benny, Alexis Smith
      Incendiary Blonde Dir. George Marshall. With Betty Hutton, Arturo de Córdova
      Isle of the Dead Dir. Mark Robson. With Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer
      Lady on a Train Dir. Charles David. With Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce
      Objective, Burma Dir. Raoul Walsh. With Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince
      A Place of One's Own Dir. Bernard Knowles. With Margaret Lockwood, James Mason
      The Shanghai Cobra Dir. Phil Karlson. With Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong
      The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry Dir. Robert Siodmak. With George Sanders
      Strange Illusion Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer. With James Lydon, Warren William, Sally Eilers
      The Thin Man Goes Home Dir. Richard Thorpe. With William Powell, Myrna Loy
      The Three Caballeros Dir. Norman Ferguson. Animated. With the voice of Sterling Holloway
      Two People Dir. Carl-Theodor Dreyer. With Georg Rydeberg, Wanda Rothgardt, Gabriel Alw
      The Unseen Dir. Lewis Allen. With Joel McCrea, Gail Russell, Herbert Marshall
      Vacation from Marriage Dir. Alexander Korda. With Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr
      A Walk in the Sun Dir. Lewis Milestone. With Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne
      The Way to the Stars Dir. Anthony Asquith. With Michael Redgrave, John Mills
      Week-End at the Waldorf Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. With Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner
      Without Love Dir. Harold S. Bucquet. With Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball
      The Woman in Green Dir. Roy William Neill. With Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

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