List of American films of 1946

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A list of American films released in 1946.
The Best Years of Our Lives won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes/Studio
Abilene Town Edwin L. Marin Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Lloyd Bridges Western
Accomplice Richard Arlen, Veda Ann Borg, Tom Dugan Crime
Angel on My Shoulder Archie Mayo Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains Fantasy United Artists
Anna and the King of Siam John Cromwell Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell Comedy 20th Century Fox
Baby Bottleneck Robert Clampett Looney Tunes Animated Warner Bros.
Bad Bascomb S. Sylvan Simon Wallace Beery, Margaret O'Brien, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish Western
Baseball Bugs Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animated Warner Bros.
The Beast with Five Fingers Robert Florey Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, J. Carrol Naish Horror Warner Bros.
Beer Barrel Polecats Jules White Three Stooges Short Columbia Pictures
Bedlam Mark Robson Boris Karloff, Anna Lee Thriller
The Best Years of Our Lives William Wyler Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell Drama Academy Award for Best Picture
Beware Bud Pollard Louis Jordan, Frank L. Wilson
The Big Sleep Howard Hawks Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers Film noir Warner Bros.
A Bird in the Head Edward Bernds Three Stooges Short Columbia Pictures
Black Angel Roy William Neill Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford Film noir Universal Pictures
The Blue Dahlia George Marshall Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Hugh Beaumont Film noir Paramount Pictures
Blue Skies Stuart Heisler Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield Musical Paramount Pictures
Book Revue Robert Clampett Animated Warner Bros.
The Bride Wore Boots Irving Pichel Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings Comedy Paramount Pictures
The Brute Man Jean Yarbrough Rondo Hatton, Jane Adams, Tom Neal Horror Universal
Bunker Hill Bunny I. Freleng Bugs Bunny Animated Warner Bros.
Canyon Passage Jacques Tourneur Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Patricia Roc Western Universal
The Cat Concerto William Hanna Tom and Jerry Animated MGM
Centennial Summer Otto Preminger Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan Musical 20th Century Fox
The Chase Arthur Ripley Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran Film noir United Artists
Cloak and Dagger Fritz Lang Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer, Robert Alda Thriller
Cluny Brown Ernst Lubitsch Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford Comedy 20th Century Fox
Crack-Up Irving Reis Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall Film noir RKO Pictures
The Crimson Ghost Fred C. Brannon, William Witney Serial Republic Pictures
Cross My Heart John Berry Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts Comedy Paramount Pictures
Cuban Pete Jean Yarbrough Desi Arnaz, Joan Fulton, Don Porter Musical Universal Pictures


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Dark Corner Henry Hathaway Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix Film noir
The Dark Mirror Robert Siodmak Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell Thriller Universal Pictures
Daughter of Don Q Spencer Gordon Bennet Serial Republic
Deadline at Dawn Harold Clurman Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams Film noir RKO
Deception Irving Rapper Bette Davis, Paul Henreid Film noir Warner Bros.
Decoy Jack Bernhard Jean Gillie, Edward Norris, Robert Armstrong Film noir
The Devil's Mask Henry Levin Anita Louise, Jim Bannon Crime Columbia Pictures
Devotion Curtis Bernhardt Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Olivia de Havilland Biography Warner Bros.
The Diary of a Chambermaid Jean Renoir Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Hurd Hatfield Drama United Artists
Dragonwyck Joseph L. Mankiewicz Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Jessica Tandy Drama Fox
Dressed to Kill Roy William Neill Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison Mystery Sherlock Holmes
Duel in the Sun King Vidor Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Lionel Barrymore Western Selznick International Pictures
The Fabulous Suzanne Steve Sekely Barbara Britton, Rudy Vallée Romantic comedy Republic Pictures
The Falcon's Alibi Ray McCarey Tom Conway, Rita Corday Mystery RKO
Fear Alfred Zeisler Peter Cookson, Warren William, Anne Gwynne Drama Monogram
From This Day Forward John Berry Joan Fontaine, Mark Stevens Drama RKO
G.I. Wanna Home Jules White Three Stooges Short subject Columbia
Gallant Bess Harry Rapf Marshall Thompson, George Tobias Family, Western MGM
Gallant Journey William A. Wellman Glenn Ford, Janet Blair, Charlie Ruggles Historical Columbia
Gas House Kids Sam Newfield Robert Lowery, Billy Halop Comedy/Drama PRC
The Gay Cavalier William Nigh Gilbert Roland, Martin Garralaga Western Monogram
Gilda Charles Vidor Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth Film noir Columbia Pictures
God's Country Robert Emmett Tansey Robert Lowery, Helen Gilbert, Buster Keaton Comedy western
The Great Morgan Nat Perrin Frank Morgan, Tommy Dorsey Musical
The Green Years Victor Saville Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler Comedy, Drama MGM
Hair-Raising Hare Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny Animated Warner Bros.
Hare Remover Frank Tashlin Bugs Bunny Animated Warner Bros.
The Harvey Girls George Sidney Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury Musical Academy Award Best Song
The Hoodlum Saint Norman Taurog William Powell, Esther Williams, Lewis Stone Drama MGM
House of Horrors Jean Yarbrough Rondo Hatton, Robert Lowery, Virginia Grey Horror Universal
Humoresque Jean Negulesco John Garfield, Joan Crawford Melodrama Warner Bros.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
It's a Wonderful Life Frank Capra James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore Fantasy RKO Pictures
The James Brothers of Missouri Fred C. Brannon Keith Richards, Noel Neill Western Republic Pictures
The Jolson Story Alfred E. Green Larry Parks, William Demarest Biography Columbia Pictures
Just Before Dawn William Castle Warner Baxter Mystery
The Kid from Brooklyn Norman Z. McLeod Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen Comedy Remake of The Milky Way 1936
The Killers Robert Siodmak Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien Film noir Universal Pictures
King of the Forest Rangers Spencer Gordon Bennet Larry Thompson Serial RKO Pictures
Kitty Kornered Robert Clampett Animated Warner Bros.
Lady Luck Edwin L. Marin Robert Young, Barbara Hale Comedy RKO Pictures
Little Giant William A. Seiter Abbott and Costello Comedy Universal Pictures
The Locket John Brahm Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum Film noir RKO Pictures
Lost City of the Jungle Russell Hayden Serial Universal Pictures
Make Mine Music Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters Animated film Walt Disney
The Man Who Dared John Sturges George Macready, Forrest Tucker Drama Columbia Pictures
The Milky Waif Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated MGM
Miss Susie Slagle's John Berry Veronica Lake, Sonny Tufts, Lillian Gish Romance Paramount Pictures
Monkey Businessmen Edward Bernds Three Stooges Short subject Columbia Pictures
Mr. Ace Edwin L. Marin George Raft, Sylvia Sydney Crime
Murder in the Music Hall John English Nancy Kelly, Vera Ralston Musical
My Darling Clementine John Ford Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond Western 20th Century Fox
My Reputation Curtis Bernhardt Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent Romance Warner Bros.
The Mysterious Mr. M Lewis Collins, V. Keays Serial Universal Pictures
The Mysterious Mr. Valentine Philip Ford William Henry, Linda Stirling, Virginia Christine Film noir Republic Pictures
Night and Day Michael Curtiz Cary Grant, Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman Musical Biography of Cole Porter
Night Editor Henry Levin William Gargan, Janis Carter Film noir Columbia Pictures
A Night in Casablanca Archie Mayo Marx Brothers, Sig Ruman Comedy United Artists
Night in Paradise Arthur Lubin Merle Oberon, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard Comedy drama Universal Pictures
Nobody Lives Forever Jean Negulesco John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald Film noir Warner Bros.
Nocturne Edwin L. Marin George Raft, Lynn Bari, Virginia Huston Film noir RKO Pictures
Notorious Alfred Hitchcock Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains Suspense RKO Pictures
The Notorious Lone Wolf D. Ross Lederman Gerald Mohr, Janis Carter, Eric Blore Adventure Columbia Pictures


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Of Human Bondage Edmund Goulding Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Janis Paige Drama Warner Bros.
Outlaws of the Plains Sam Newfield Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Bud Osborne Western PRC
The Phantom Rider Spencer Gordon Bennet Robert Kent Serial Republic Pictures
The Postman Always Rings Twice Tay Garnett Lana Turner, John Garfield Film noir MGM
Quentin Quail Chuck Jones Animation Warner Bros.
Racketeer Rabbit Friz Freleng Bugs Bunny Animation Warner Bros.
The Razor's Edge Edmund Goulding Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney Drama 20th Century Fox
Rhapsody Rabbit I. Freleng Bugs Bunny Animation Warner Bros.
Rhythm and Weep Jules White Three Stooges Short subject Columbia Pictures
Road to Utopia Hal Walker Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour Musical comedy Paramount Pictures
The Scarlet Horseman Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor Serial Universal Pictures
The Secret Heart Robert Z. Leonard Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon Drama MGM
The Secret of the Whistler George Sherman Richard Dix, Leslie Brooks Crime drama Colombia Pictures
Sentimental Journey Walter Lang Maureen O'Hara, John Payne Drama 20th Century Fox
The Shadow Returns Phil Rosen Kane Richmond, Barbara Read Mystery Monogram
She-Wolf of London Jean Yarbrough June Lockhart, Don Porter Horror Universal
Shock Alfred L. Werker Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore Film noir 20th Century Fox
Sister Kenny Dudley Nichols, Jack Gage Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox Biography RKO Pictures
So Dark the Night Joseph H. Lewis Steven Geray Film noir
Solid Serenade Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation MGM
Somewhere in the Night Joseph L. Mankiewicz John Hodiak, Lloyd Nolan Film noir 20th Century Fox
Song of the South Wilfred Jackson Animated film RKO Pictures
Special Delivery Propaganda Air Force
The Spiral Staircase Dore Schary Dorothy McGuire, George Brent Thriller RKO Pictures
Springtime for Thomas Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation MGM
A Stolen Life Curtis Bernhardt Bette Davis, Glenn Ford Drama Warner Bros.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Lewis Milestone Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott Film noir Paramount
The Stranger Orson Welles Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles Film noir RKO
Suspense Frank Tuttle Barry Sullivan, Belita, Albert Dekker Film noir Monogram
Swing Parade of 1946 Phil Karlson Three Stooges, Gale Storm Musical Comedy Monogram


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
A Tale of Two Cities Propaganda Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Tangier George Waggner Maria Montez, Robert Paige, Sabu Thriller Universal Pictures
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Kurt Neumann Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce Adventure RKO Pictures
Terror by Night Roy William Neill Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce Mystery Universal Pictures
That Justice Be Done Propaganda Office of War Information
They Made Me a Killer William C. Thomas Robert Lowery, Barbara Britton Film noir Paramount Pictures
Three Little Pirates Edward Bernds Three Stooges Short subject Columbia Pictures
Three Loan Wolves Jules White Three Stooges Short subject Columbia Pictures
Three Strangers Jean Negulesco Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Lorre Crime Warner Bros.
The Three Troubledoers Edward Bernds Three Stooges Short subject Columbia Pictures
Till the Clouds Roll By Richard Whorf Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra Biography, Musical MGM
The Time of Their Lives Charles Barton Abbott and Costello, Marjorie Reynolds Comedy Universal Pictures
To Each His Own Mitchell Leisen Olivia de Havilland, John Lund Drama Paramount Pictures
Tomorrow Is Forever Irving Pichel Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles Film noir RKO Pictures
The Trap Howard Bretherton Sidney Toler, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler Crime
Trap Happy Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated MGM
Two Smart People Jules Dassin Lucille Ball, John Hodiak, Lloyd Nolan Crime MGM
Two Years Before the Mast John Farrow Alan Ladd, Barry Fitzgerald, Esther Fernandez Adventure MGM
Undercurrent Vincente Minnelli Katharine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum Film noir MGM
Uncivil War Birds Jules White Three Stooges Short subject Columbia Pictures
Vacation in Reno Leslie Goodwins Jack Haley, Anne Jeffreys Comedy RKO Pictures
The Verdict Don Siegel Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet Film noir
The Virginian Stuart Gilmore Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy Western Paramount Pictures
Wake Up and Dream Lloyd Bacon John Payne, June Haver, Charlotte Greenwood Drama
Walky Talky Hawky Robert McKimson Animated Warner Bros.
The Walls Came Tumbling Down Lothar Mendes Lee Bowman, Marguerite Chapman Crime
Whistle Stop Léonide Moguy George Raft, Ava Gardner Film noir United Artists
Without Reservations Mervyn LeRoy Claudette Colbert, John Wayne Comedy RKO Pictures
The Yearling Clarence Brown Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman, Jr. Family, Drama MGM

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