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Oscars 1945: Winners and Nominees of the 17th Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 85 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1945 on 03/15/1945.

The 17th Academy Awards marked the first time the complete awards ceremony was broadcast nationally, on the Blue Network (ABC Radio). Bob Hope hosted the 70-minute broadcast, which included film clips that required explanation for the radio audience. This tradition ended abruptly after the 1948 ceremony as a result of the Paramount antitrust decrees, only to return gradually since the late 1960s. This is the first year that the Best Picture category was limited to five pictures. This was also the first and only time an individual was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for playing the same role in the same film: Barry Fitzgerald for the character of Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way. He won for Best Supporting Actor. ()

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Double Indemnity(1944)

1h 48min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 574 votes)

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Laura(1944)

NR
| 1h 28min | Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 241 votes)

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.

Going My Way(1944)

NR
| 2h 6min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 49 votes)

Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, eventually winning over the aging, conventional Parish priest.

Directed by Leo McCarey - With Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Risë Stevens, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, ...

Gaslight(1944)

NR
| 1h 54min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 125 votes)

A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.

Meet Me in St. Louis(1944)

3.5/5 (with 109 votes)

In the year before the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Mr. Skeffington(1944)

G
| 2h 25min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 19 votes)

A beautiful but vain woman who rejects the love of her older husband must face the loss of her youth and beauty.

The Uninvited(1944)

1h 39min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 62 votes)

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house they find abandoned for many years on the English coast. Their original enchantment with the house diminishes as they hear stories of the previous owners and meet their daughter (now a young woman) who now lives as a neighbor with her grandfather. Also heard are unexplained sounds during the night. It becomes obvious that the house is haunted.

Lifeboat(1944)

1h 36min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 131 votes)

During World War II, a small group of survivors is stranded in a lifeboat together after the ship they were traveling on is destroyed by a German U-boat.

The Fighting Seabees(1944)

1h 40min | Action, War
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight.

Cover Girl(1944)

NR
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 25 votes)

A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.

Hail the Conquering Hero(1944)

1h 41min | Comedy, War
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling that he is a failure. While in a moment of melancholy, he meets up with a group of Marines who befriend him and encourage him to return home to his mother by fabricating a story that he was wounded in battle with honorable discharge.

Directed by Preston Sturges - With Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, William Demarest, Bill Edwards

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek(1943)

3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

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None Shall Escape(1944)

1h 25min | War, Drama
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Through flashbacks, the story of a Nazi war criminal is exposed.

The Seventh Cross(1944)

NR
| 1h 50min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The seventh cross is still empty as George Heisler seeks freedom in Holland.

Up in Arms(1944)

3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted and accidentally smuggles his girlfriend aboard his Pacific-bound troopship.

None But the Lonely Heart(1944)

1h 53min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they're both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.

The White Cliffs of Dover(1944)

NR
| 2h 6min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Susan travels with her father to England for a vacation. Invited to a society ball, Susan meets Sir John Ashwood and marries him after a whirlwind romance. However, American Susan never quite adjusts to life as a new member of the British gentry. Upon the outbreak of World War I, Ashwood is sent to the trenches and never returns. When her son goes off to fight in World War II, Susan fears the same tragic fate may befall him too.

No Time for Love(1943)

3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson river.

Address Unknown(1944)

1h 15min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

When a German art dealer living in the US returns to his native country he finds himself attracted to Nazi propaganda.

The Princess and the Pirate(1944)

3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know her identity and plan to kidnap her and hold her for a king's ransom.

Dragon Seed(1944)

2h 25min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

It Happened Tomorrow(1944)

3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Voice in the Wind(1944)

1h 25min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Former concert pianist, victim of Nazi torture, pursues a confused, melancholic existence on the island of Guadalupe.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo(1944)

NR
| 2h 18min | Drama, History, War
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Since You Went Away(1944)

2h 57min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.

The Climax(1944)

1h 26min | Horror, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

Dr. Hohner, theatre physician at the Vienna Royal Theatre, murders his mistress, the star soprano when his jealousy drives him to the point of mad obsession. Ten years later, another young singer reminds Hohner of the late diva and his old mania kicks in. Hohner wants to prevent her from singing for anyone but him, even if it means silencing her forever.

Christmas Holiday(1944)

1h 33min | Drama, Crime
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and instability, and soon drags Abigail into a life of misery.

The Story of Dr. Wassell(1944)

3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able bodied men were evacuated to Australia.

Wilson(1944)

2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, beginning with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey, and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States. During his terms in office, Wilson must deal with the death of his first wife, the onslaught of German hostilities leading to American involvement in the Great War, and his own country's reticence to join the League of Nations.

Mouse Trouble(1944)

NR
| 7min | Animation
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.

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