Diary of a Sergeant is a 1945 American short propaganda film produced by the US government. It starred Harold Russell and focused on the loss of his arms in an accident. The film was seen by William Wyler who cast Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). By Joseph M. Newman (Youtube) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Scarlet Street is a 1945 drama film noir directed by Fritz Lang. The screenplay concerns two criminals who take advantage of a middle-age painter in order to steal his artwork. The film is based on the French novel La Chienne (literally The Bitch) by Georges de La Fouchardière (fr), that previously had been dramatized on stage by André Mouëzy-Éon, and… Read more →
The White Gorilla is a 1945 American film directed by Harry L. Fraser. The film was made by re-editing the 1927 silent film Perils of the Jungle, and adding new footage as a framing plot. This was done without regard to differences in film quality or speed. Cast: Ray Corrigan as Steve Collins / Konga, the White Gorilla / Narrator… Read more →
And Then There Were None is a 1945 film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery novel of the same name, directed by René Clair. It was released in the United Kingdom as Ten Little Niggers, in keeping with the original title of Christie’s novel. The cast included Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C…. Read more →
Captain Kidd is a 1945 adventure film starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton. It was directed by Rowland V. Lee and produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser. The music was conducted by Werner Janssen. The film was released by United Artists. It has entered the public domain because the producers neglected to renew the copyright in 1972…. Read more →
The Scarlet Clue is a 1945 American film directed by Phil Rosen. The film is also known as Charlie Chan in the Scarlet Clue (American informal title) and Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue in Australia. The film is in the public domain due to the omission of a valid copyright notice on original prints. Premise: Charlie Chan and his son… Read more →
The Woman in Green is a 1945 American film, the eleventh of the fourteen Sherlock Holmes films based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, with Hillary Brooke as the woman of the title and Henry Daniell as Professor Moriarty. The film follows an original premise inspired… Read more →
Delightfully Dangerous is a 1945 American musical film directed by Arthur Lubin showcasing teenage singer Jane Powell—in her second film on loan out to United Artists from MGM—and orchestra leader Morton Gould. The working titles of this film were Cinderella Goes to War, Reaching for the Stars and High Among the Stars. It was Frank Tashlin’s first writing credit on… Read more →
My Japan is a 1945 American anti-Japanese propaganda short film produced to spur sale of American war bonds. The film takes the form of a mock travelogue of Japan, presented by an impersonated Japanese narrator. By U.S. War Finance Division, U.S. Department of the Treasury (http://www.archive.org/details/MyJapan1945) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
The Fight for the Sky is a short propaganda film commissioned by the US government to highlight the victories of the Allied air forces over Europe prior to the Normandy invasion and narrated by Ronald Reagan. Opening with shots of aerial combat over Europe the film turns to footage of the airmen acting casually in their base in East Anglia,… Read more →