Oscar Movies: Why Girls Leave Home (1945)

This William Berke’s melodrama concerns stars Pamela Blake as a woman who become a nigh club singer after running frome home, and get in trouble when she inadvertently hears about her dubious employers.


Oscar Nominations: 2

Song: “The Cat and the Canary,” music┬áby Jay Livingston. lyrics by Ray Evans

Scoring of Musical: Walter Greene

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Best Song winner was Rodgers and Hammerstein II for “It Might As Well Be Spring,” from Fox’s State Fair

The Scoring Oscar went to Georgie Stoll for the Gene Kelly musical, “Anchors Aweigh.”