Best History Movies of 1919


Mazeppa, der Volksheld der Ukraine

6.5/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of Ivan Mazeppa, a Ukrainian page at the Polish court who has an affair with the young wife of a much older count. Outraged when he learns of the incident, the nobleman has Mazeppa tied naked to a wild horse which is then released into the wilderness. The bulk of the poem describes the long hazardous journey during which Mazeppa almost dies twice but ultimately survives and returns to his native Ukraine.

Starring: Werner Krauss, Lulu Lànyi, Mi. Samoliows, Aenderly Lebius, Eva Speyer ..
Directed by: Martin Berger
Release date: 1919-07-01
Best History Movies of 1919 : Ravished Armenia

Ravished Armenia

5.9/10 IMDB

A Hollywood biographical film about a survivor's experience of the Armenian Genocide. Arshaluys (Aurora) Mardiganian plays herself in the film which is based on her published memoirs. It is thought to be the first film about made about genocide. All known complete copies of the film have been lost. A restored and edited 24-minute segment of the historic motion picture was released in 2009 by the Armenian Genocide Resource Center of Northern California. It is based on a rare surviving reel of film edited in Soviet Armenia.

Directed by: Oscar Apfel
Release date: 1919-01-19
Best History Movies of 1919 : The Lost Battalion

The Lost Battalion

6.8/10 IMDB

World War I, October 1918. The more than 500 men of the 77th Infantry Division of the United States Army, who have been recruited in New York City and trained in Yaphank, are sent to France, to help break down the German defenses located in the Argonne forest…

Starring: Robert Alexander, George McMurtry, Charles W. Whittlesey, William J. Cullen, Arthur F. McKeogh, Augustus Kaiser, Jack Hershkowitz, Philip Cepaglia, Herman J. Bergasse, J. J. Munson ..
Directed by: Burton L. King
Release date: 1919-07-02

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