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49th Parallel (1941)
Early in the Second World War, a U-boat makes its way to Canadian waters and participates in the Battle of the St. Lawrence.
It succeeds in evading an RCAF patrol and moves north.
After a raiding party of six Nazi sailors is cast ashore in an attempt to obtain supplies, the U-boat is sunk in Hudson Bay.
The six attempt to evade capture by travelling across Canada to the still-neutral United States.
(iBid: This flick is a very good account of a true event, with some of these best acters of that time fame.)
55 Days at Peking (1963)
55 Days in Peking is a dramatization of the siege of the foreign legations' compounds in Peking (now known as Beijing) during the Boxer Rebellion which took place from 1898-1900 in China.
It is based on the book by Noel Gerson.
(iBid: Now in our day and age we forget about such things as the Boxer Rebellion. By all acounts the movie is in part truth - the love affair is not.
Period grab is very good as are the weapons.)
100 Rifles (1969)
100 Rifles a western directed by Tom Gries based on Robert MacLeod's 1966 novel The Californio.
Stars Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas, Dan O'Herlihy, and Hans Gudegast.
Set in Sonora, Mexico, in the year 1912, our three main stars will obtain 100 rifles for the Yaqui Indians.
We have fairly good interaction, gun battles, horses, old trains, well old now, and those 100 repeating Winchesters at $60.00 each. WOW!
633 Squadron (1964)
633 Squadron is a 1964 British film, which depicts the exploits of a fictional World War II British fighter-bomber squadron and stars Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris and Maria Perschy.
When the Norwegian resistance leader, Royal Norwegian Navy Lieutenant Erik Bergman, travels to Great Britain to report the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's No. 633 Squadron is assigned to destroy it.
The squadron is led by Wing Commander Roy Grant, an ex-Eagle Squadron pilot (an American serving in the RAF before the US entered the war).
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
A Bridge Too Far Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.
However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
A Farewell To Arms (1932 and 1957)
A Farewell to Arms, a novel by Ernest Hemingway, set during the Italian campaign of World War I.
The book, published in 1929, is a first-person account of American Frederic Henry, serving as a Lieutenant ("Tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army.
Our link offers both the 1932 and 1957 movies.
(iBid: I offer you both these movies, I like the 1932 movie best - I think it stays to the book best - I had read the book, long before I lived in Key West, Hemmingway's home for awhile.)
A Hill in Korea (1956)
A Hill in Korea is a British war film based on Max Catto's 1953 novel of the same name.
The original name was Hell in Korea, but was changed for distribution reasons, except in the U.S. It was directed by Julian Amyes and the producer was Anthony Squire.
Incidental music was written by Malcolm Arnold.
(iBid: Okay I offer you this movie, in part because of the cast and the name - the acting is so so, the special effects of less than the best - I have not read the book.)
A Time For Dying (1969)
A Time For Dying, is a Western film starring Audie Murphy as Jesse James.
It is the final dramatic feature for director Budd Boetticher.
This is the last Audie Murphy movie.
On May 18, 1971, he was aboard a private plane on his way to a business meeting when it ran into thick fog near Roanoke, VA,
and crashed into the side of a mountain, killing all six aboard.
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
Abraham Lincoln also released under the title D. W. Griffith's "Abraham Lincoln", is a 1930 Pre-Code biographical film about American president Abraham Lincoln directed by D. W. Griffith.
It stars Walter Huston as Lincoln and Una Merkel, in her second speaking role, as Ann Rutledge.
(iBid: While I like old movies and Walter Huston, the movie starts okay with the life of Lincoln, but as it goes on, the truth gets lose..
Aerial Gunner (1943)
Aerial Gunner is a 1943 American World War II film directed by William H. Pine and starring Chester Morris, Richard Arlen and Jimmy Lydon.
Gunnery-school rivals (Chester Morris, Richard Arlen) woo the same girl (Lita Ward), then join a bomber squadron in the South Pacific.
Aida (Italian: [a'ida]), sometimes spelled Aïda, is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario often attributed to
French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette.
Aida was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on 24 December 1871, conducted by Giovanni Bottesini.
This performances is by the San Francisco Opera with Luciano Pavarotti as Radames and Margaret Price as Aïda, done in 1981, with Garcia Navarro, conductor SFO.
(iBid: one of many opera I hope to have for you - enlightment.)
Air Force One (1997)
Air Force One a 1997 American political action-thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen.
It is about a group of Russian terrorists that hijack Air Force One.
The film stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, as well as Glenn Close, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell, and Paul Guilfoyle.
A box office success with generally supportive critical reviews, the film was one of the most popular action films of the 1990s..
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
Allegheny Uprising (released in the UK as The First Rebel) is an American film produced by RKO Pictures, and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne.
Based on the 1937 novel The First Rebel by Neil H. Swanson, with a screenplay by the film's producer, P. J. Wolfson, and directed by William A. Seiter,
the film is loosely based on the historical event known as the Black Boys Rebellion of 1765, after the conclusion of the French and Indian War.
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)
April 1942 in the Philippines, an American motor torpedo boat is destroyed by Japanese planes.
The survivors, among them Ensign Chuck Palmer (Tyrone Power), make their way ashore on Cebu.
Their commander orders them to split up. Based on a true story - just the facts get in the way.
America In The 1880 (2009)
America In The 1880 Learn about inventions, politics, sports, Wall Street, rail expansion, women's rights, Indian resettlement, Civil Rights, unions, music, more!
Angel and The Badman (1947)
Angel and The Badman, an American Western film written and directed by James Edward Grant and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot.
The film is about an injured gunfighter who is nursed back to health by a Quaker girl and her family whose way of life influences him and his violent ways.
Angel and The Badman was the first film Wayne produced as well as starred in, and was a departure for this genre at the time it was released.
Writer-director James Edward Grant was Wayne's frequent screenwriting collaborator.
Angel On My Shoulder (1946 - 1980)
Here again we have two movies.
The first from 1946 with Paul Muni as Eddie Kagle/Judge Fredrick Parker, Anne Baxter as Barbara Foster and Claude Rains as Nick.
After his release from prison, gangster Eddie Kagle (Paul Muni) is killed by his partner in crime, Smiley Williams (Hardie Albright).
Kagle ends up in Hell, where "Nick" (Claude Rains) offers him a chance to escape hell and avenge his own death in exchange for help with a problem.
The second is a made for TV movie from 1980 with Peter Strauss, Richard Kiley and Barbara Hershey in the lead roles.
Here the plot is changed somewhat, in that Peter Strauss dies in the gas chamber before meeting 'Nick'.
Appointment in Tokyo (1945)
Appointment in Tokyo a 1945 documentary released Produced by the Army Pictorial Service, Signal Corps, with the cooperation of the Army Air Forces and the United States Navy, and released by Warner Bros. for the War Activities Committee shortly after the surrender of Japan.
It mainly follows General Douglas MacArthur and his men from their exile from the Philippines in early 1942, through the signing of the instrument of surrender on the USS Missouri on September 1, 1945.
Attack! The Battle of New Britain (1944)
Attack! The Battle of New Britain is a documentary film produced by the US military in 1944.
It details, as its name implies, the New Britain (Rabaul) campaign, which was part of the New Guinea and Solomon Islands Campaigns during World War II.
Away All Boats (1956)
Away All Boats is an American war film produced by Universal-International.
It was directed by Joseph Pevney and produced by Howard Christie from a screenplay by Ted Sherdeman based on the 1953 novel by Kenneth M. Dodson.
Dodson (1907–1999) served on the USS Pierce (APA 50) in World War II and used his experiences there as a guide for his novel.
He was encouraged in his writing by Carl Sandburg, who had read some of Dodson’s letters written from the Pacific.
The film stars Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Lex Barker, Julie Adams, Keith Andes, Charles McGraw, and Richard Boone.
Battle Of Blood Island (1960)
Battle Of Blood Island (aka The Forgotten Ones), a 1960 American World War II war film filmed in Puerto Rico and directed by Joel Rapp.
It was based on the 1958 short story "Expect the Vandals" by Philip Roth.
Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)
Battle at Bloody Beach (aka Battle on the Beach), is a 1961 drama directed by Herbert Coleman, starring Audie Murphy and Gary Crosby.
Battle at Bloody Beach is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII, after his autobiographical To Hell and Back.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Beach Blanket Bingo an American International Pictures beach party film, released in 1965 and was directed by William Asher.
It is the fifth film in the beach party film series. The film starred Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and also featured cameos by Paul Lynde,
Don Rickles and Buster Keaton.
Linda Evans's singing voice was dubbed by Jackie Ward.
Big Jake (1971)
Big Jake a 1971 Western action crime drama film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink, produced by Michael Wayne,
edited by Harry Gerstad, starring John Wayne, Richard Boone and Maureen O'Hara, narrated by George Fenneman, and shot on location in Durango, Mexico.
The supporting cast features Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Glenn Corbett, Jim Davis, John Agar, Harry Carey, Jr., Ethan Wayne and Hank Worden.
Big Jake was released to generally favorable critical reviews but to a lukewarm box office performance.
It was the final film for Sherman in a directing career of more than 30 years.
Blood Alley (1955)
Blood Alley a 1955 seafaring, kind of, adventure movie starring John Wayne and Lauren Bacall set in China.
A ship's Captain, Tom Wilder, an American Merchant Mariner, is seized by the Chinese Communists and he is imprisoned by them for two years in the vicinity of Amoy Island.
Captain Wilder is helped to escape from prison, dressed as a Soviet officer.
The huge Chinese who transports him to Chiku Shan village (Big Han) will not tell him why he has been broken out of prison.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
Broadway Melody of 1940 is a 1940 MGM movie musical starring Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and George Murphy.
It was directed by Norman Taurog and features music by Cole Porter, including "Begin the Beguine".
The film was the fourth and final entry in MGM's "Broadway Melody" series of films, and is notable for being the only on-screen pairing of Astaire and Powell,
who were considered the finest movie musical dancers of their time.
An American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's.
The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson.
Set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Cat Ballou (1965)
Cat Ballou a 1965 comedy Western musical film starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his dual role.
The story involves a woman who hires a notorious gunman to protect her father's ranch, and later to avenge his murder, but finds that the gunman is not what she expected.
The supporting cast features Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, and singers Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye, who together perform the movie's theme song.
Cats, The Musical (1981)
Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh.
The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.
Cats introduced the song standard "Memory".
The first performance of Cats was in 1981.
Drums Along The Mohawk (1939)
Colonial America, Lana Borst (Claudette Colbert), the eldest daughter of a wealthy Albany, New York family, marries Gilbert Martin (Henry Fonda).
Together they leave her family's luxurious home to embark on a frontier life on Gil's small farm in Deerfield, in the Mohawk Valley of central New York.
The time is July, 1776, and the spirit of revolution is in the air.
The valley's settlers have formed a local militia in anticipation of an imminent war, and Gil joins up.
Fly Girls (1995)
During WWII, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the US military. Wives, mothers, actresses and debutantes who joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS)
test-piloted aircraft, ferried planes and logged 60 million miles in the air. Thirty eight women died in service. But the opportunity to play a critical role in the war effort was
abruptly canceled by politics and resentment, and it would be thirty years before women would again break the sex barrier in the skies.
Hornblower is the umbrella title of a series of eight British historical fiction war television films based on three of C. S. Forester's ten novels about the fictional character Horatio
Hornblower, a Royal Navy officer during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.
A neo-noir crime drama film directed by John Sturges, starring John Wayne.
Eddie Albert and Diana Muldaur co-star.
McQ's investigation leads to the shooting of his old partner.
Car chase scenes, but for the Firebird that moves for clean to dirty to clean while it gos on.
But in an alley it turns into a bug.
Medic (1954 - 1956)
Medic episodes were introduced and narrated by Richard Boone playing Dr. Konrad Styner, who sometimes also appeared in the stories.
A total of 59 were aired from September 13, 1954 to November 1956.
Medic was an American medical drama that aired on NBC beginning in 1954.
Medic was television's first doctor drama to focus attention on medical procedures.
Midsomer Murders (1997 - 2016)
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997.
The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by Anthony Horowitz.
The lead character in the first thought eleventh series is DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles), who works for Causton CID.
DCI Tom Barnaby is replaced by DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), who permanently joined the show in 2011 following Nettles' departure.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012 - 2015)
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian mystery drama created by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger.
The series is based on Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels.
It premiered on ABC, a public television network, on 24 February 2012 with the pilot episode "Cocaine Blues".
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries focuses on the personal and professional life of Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), a private detective in 1920s Melbourne.
The first season consisted of thirteen episodes, the second season was thirteen episodes which includes a Christmas special.
A third series was commissioned in June 2014 and began airing from 8 May 2015.
Operation Pacific (1951)
Operation Pacific is a 1951 World War II submarine film starring John Wayne and Patricia Neal,
featuring Ward Bond and Philip Carey and directed by George Waggner.
The technical advisor for this film was Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the actual Commander, Submarine Forces, Pacific (COMSUBPAC) during World War II.
Paradise Canyon (1935)
John Wyatt (John Wayne) is a government agent sent to smash a counterfeiting operation near the Mexican border.
Joining Doc Carter's (Earle Hodgins) medicine show, they arrive in the town where Curly Joe (Yakima Canutt), who once framed Carter, resides.
Learning that Curly Joe is the counterfeiter, Wyatt goes after the man himself.
Riders of Destiny (1933)
A Pre-Code Western musical film starring 26-year-old John Wayne as Singin' Sandy Saunders, yes John Wayne as a singing cowboy - just not his voice.
Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers.
Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.
Royal Wedding (1951)
The story of a brother and sister Tom (Fred Astaire) and Ellen Bowen (Jane Powell) as stars of a show Every Night at Seven, a Broadway success.
They are persuaded to take the show to London, capitalizing on an imminent royal wedding.
A musical comedy with some great dance routines.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
a serialized story written by Thelma Strabel in 1940 for The Saturday Evening Post, which was the basis for the 1942 film starring Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Robert Preston, and Susan Hayward, and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, his second picture to be filmed in color.
The film tells about two sisters, wreackers, of the 19th century, and it reflects the attitudes of them, the story takes place around Key West, Florida.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
The Sands of Iwo Jima a war film starring John Wayne that follows a group of United States Marines from training to the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.
The movie also features John Agar, Adele Mara, and Forrest Tucker, was written by Harry Brown and James Edward Grant, and directed by Allan Dwan.
A Republic Pictures production.
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday to the outbreak of the American Civil War.
Okay - the way Hollywood would have liked it to be.
Stars: Errol Flynn - Olivia de Havilland - Raymond Massey - Ronald Reagan - Van Heflin, more
Stay Alert, Stay Alive (1965)
Big Picture: Stay Alert, Stay Alive - Department of Defense. Department of the Army.
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984).
This film portrays the strenuous six-day, eighty-hour training period which the replacement soldier received in Vietnam.
This training was designed to supplement the soldier's stateside training with more specific training that reflected the climate and terrain conditions in which he eventually fought.
DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner Timothy Vollmer.
Texas Terror (1935)
Sheriff John Higgins (John Wayne) quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers.
He encounters his dead buddy's daughter and helps her run Lazy End Ranch. Then she finds out about his past.
The Comancheros (1961)
The Comancheros a 1961 Western Deluxe CinemaScope color film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on a 1952 novel of the same name by Paul Wellman,
and starring John Wayne and Stuart Whitman.
The supporting cast includes Ina Balin, Lee Marvin, Nehemiah Persoff, Bruce Cabot, Jack Elam, Patrick Wayne, and Edgar Buchanan.
Also featured are western film veterans Bob Steele, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams and Harry Carey, Jr. in uncredited supporting roles.
The Gallant Hours (1960)
The Gallant Hours an American docudrama from 1960 about William F. Halsey, Jr., and his efforts in fighting against Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto and the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II.
This film was directed by Robert Montgomery, who also did uncredited narration, and it stars James Cagney as Admiral Halsey.
Featured in the cast are Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor, Richard Jaeckel, and Les Tremayne.
The screenplay was by Frank D. Gilroy and Beirne Lay, Jr., and the unusual a cappella choral score was composed and conducted by Roger Wagner, although the theme song was written by Ward Costello.
The film was produced by Montgomery and Cagney, and it was the only film made by their joint production company.
It was released by the United Artists company on June 22, 1960.
The Gang's All Here (1943)
The Gang's All Here American Twentieth Century Fox Technicolor musical film starring Alice Faye, James Ellison, and Carmen Miranda.
The film, directed and choreographed by Busby Berkeley, is considered a camp classic, and is noted for its use of musical numbers with fruit hats.
A very fun full movie with costumes that are just great and the dance scenes are truely Busby Berkeley, with music that was/is very popular.
The Lawless Frontier (1934)
John Tobin (John Wayne) arrives home and discovers his family killed and their cattle missing in this American Western film directed by Robert N. Bradbury
The Last Bomb Documentary (2008)
The Last Bomb Documentary from the Smithsonian Channel, offers a unique look inside the tactical planning of one of the fist long-distance air raids launched by U.S air forces.
The title of this World War II-era Technicolor film may seem to be misleading at first-it does not cover the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan, but the bombing raids carried out during the spring and summer of 1945.
During that time, huge fleets of B-29 bombers, escorted by P-51 Mustang fighters, executed an intensive firebombing campaign of Japanese cities.
The Longest Day (1962)
The Longest Day is a 1962 epic war film based on Cornelius Ryan's book The Longest Day (1959), about the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II.
The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, who paid author Ryan $175,000 for the film rights.
The screenplay was by Ryan, with additional material written by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall and Jack Seddon.
It was directed by Ken Annakin (British and French exteriors), Andrew Marton (American exteriors), and Bernhard Wicki (German scenes).
The Rat Patrol (1966 - 1968)
The Rat Patrol - an American action and adventure television series that aired on ABC between 1966 and 1968.
The show follows the exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one Englishman - who are part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North African
campaign during World War II.
Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field Marshal Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps".
The Red Badge Of Courage (1965)
The Red Badge Of Courage a 1951 war film made by MGM. Directed by John Huston, it was produced by Gottfried Reinhardt with Dore Schary as executive producer.
The plot is based on the book with fewer bloody details.
A regiment of Union soldiers head South to engage Confederate forces.
Joining them is Henry Fleming (Audie Murphy), a green private sent into battle for the first time.
He is unprepared for the fight, but by the time battle breaks out, he finds his endurance and courage tested.
The Star Packer (1934)
A Western film directed by Robert N. Bradbury and starring John Wayne, George "Gabby" Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Verna Hillie.
U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne), becomes sheriff of a town where several murders have occurred, hoping to flush out an outlaw chieftain known only as "The Shadow".
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in VistaVision (color by Technicolor), and released by Paramount Pictures.
It dramatizes the biblical story of the life of Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince who becomes the deliverer of his real brethren, the enslaved Hebrews, and therefore leads the Exodus to Mount Sinai, where he receives, from God, The Ten Commandments.
It stars Charlton Heston in the lead role, Yul Brynner as Rameses, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri, Edward G. Robinson as Dathan, Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, Debra Paget as Lilia, and John Derek as Joshua; and features Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Sethi, Nina Foch as Bithiah, Martha Scott as Yoshebel, Judith Anderson as Memnet, and Vincent Price as Baka, among others.
Filmed on location in Egypt, Mount Sinai and the Sinai Peninsula, the film was DeMille's last and most successful work.
It is a partial remake of his 1923 silent film of the same title, and features one of the largest sets ever created for a film.
At the time of its release on November 8, 1956, it was the most expensive film made.
They Were Expendable (1945)
They Were Expendable a 1945 American war film directed by John Ford and starring Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and featuring Donna Reed.
The film is based on the book by William L. White, relating the story of the exploits of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three, a PT boat unit defending the Philippines against Japanese
invasion during the Battle of the Philippines (1941–42) in World War II.
While a work of fiction, the book was based on actual events and people.
The characters of John Brickley (Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (Wayne) are fictionalizations of the actual subjects, John D. Bulkeley (Medal of Honor recipient) and Robert Kelly, respectively.
Both the film and the book – which was a best seller and which was excerpted in Reader's Digest and Life – depict actions which did not occur, but were believed to be real during the war;
the film is noted for its verisimilitude.
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
To Kill A Mockingbird a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960.
It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature.
The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936,
when she was 10 years old.
Victory at Sea (1952 - 1953)
Victory at Sea is a documentary television series about warfare in general during World War II, and naval warfare in particular, as well as the use of industry in warfare.
It was originally broadcast by NBC in the USA in 1952–1953.
It was condensed into a film in 1954.
Excerpts from the music soundtrack, by Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennett, were re-recorded and sold as record albums.
Those being RCA Victor LM-1779 Victory at Sea; RCA Victor LSC-2226 Victory at Sea Volume II (commonly called More Victory at Sea); RCA Victor LSC-2553
Victory at Sea Volume III.
The original TV broadcasts comprised 26 half-hour segments—Sunday afternoons at 3pm (EST) in most markets - starting on October 26, 1952 and ending on May 3, 1953.
The series, which won an Emmy award in 1954 as "best public affairs program", played an important part in establishing historic "compilation" documentaries as a viable television genre.
War Horse (2011)
Steven Spielberg English war drama film about a teenage boy named Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) from Devon, England, witnesses the birth of a Bay Thoroughbred foal and subsequently watches with admiration the growth of the young horse.
Much to the dismay of his mother Rose (Emily Watson), his father Ted (Peter Mullan) buys the colt at auction, outbidding their landlord Lyons (David Thewlis), despite their needing a more suitable plough horse for the farm work.
Albert's best friend, Andrew Easton (Matt Milne), watches as Albert teaches his colt many things, such as to come when he imitates the call of an owl by blowing through his cupped hands.
West of the Divide (1934)
John Wayne at it again. Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father.
He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.
War of the Wildcats (1943)
AKA In Old Oklahoma
War of the Wildcats aka In Old Oklahoma an American Western film starring John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, George "Gabby" Hayes, Marjorie Rambeau, and Dale Evans.
The movie was directed by Albert S. Rogell and is usually shown under the alternative title War of the Wildcats, its re-release name.
The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture and the other for Sound Recording (Daniel J. Bloomberg).
Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
Another John Wayne film, set in 1861. John Blair (John Wayne) and his partner, Larry Adams (Lane Chandler) are dismayed when the arrival of telegraph ends the Pony Express.
Hoping to utilize their horse-riding skills, they decide to start a stage coach transportation business.
They go to Buchanan City and ask local magnate Cal Drake (Douglas Cosgrove) if he is willing to sell them a stage coach.
Instead, Drake offers them a franchise from his own stage coach line - a line out to bustling Crescent City.
Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (2009)
The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization.
The WASP's predecessors, the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) organized separately in September 1942.
They were the pioneering organizations of civilian female pilots, employed to fly military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
The WFTD and WAFS were merged on August 5, 1943, to create the paramilitary WASP organization.
The female pilots of the WASP ended up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties.
They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft.
While this is a very short, just over six (6) minutes long - it is a good overview, the site is still being worked on but the movie
"Fly Girls" tells the 'whole' story.
World War 1 in Colour (2005)
A documentary narrated by Kenneth Branagh.
It was released on DVD in the United States as World War 1 in Color on 10 May 2005.
The documentary consists of colourised footage from World War I.
It also contains interviews with WW1 veterans: Arthur Barraclough (1898–2004) (last survivor of the Battle of Arras),
Harry Patch (1898–2009) (Britain's last survivor of the trenches), Fred Bunday (1900-2002), Arthur Halestrap (1898–2004),
Hubert Williams (1895–2002) (the last pilot of the Royal Flying Corps of WWI), Bill Stone (1900–2009)
(the penultimate Royal Navy veteran of WWI), and Jack Davis (1895-2003) (the last of Kitchener's Volunteers.)
An American film directed by R. John Hugh that told the story of five deserters from the Confederate Army who make their way past the Everglades and angry Seminole Indians, in an attempt to get to the Florida coast and then to Cuba.
The film was made in Trucolor and released by Republic Pictures.
The title refers to a Confederate word for a deserter.
A western TV-film, starring Clint Walker, directed by Ted Post and shot in Old Tucson.
The film was originally a television pilot that appeared on the ABC Movie of the Week.
Staring Clint Walker as Dave Harmon, a former lieutenant in the U.S. Army is sent to Yuma as the new United States Marshal.
Zulu is a epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War.
It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.