Best History Movies of 1926

1.

The General

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'—with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Henry Smith, Frank Barnes, Joe Keaton, Mike Donlin, Tom Nawn ..
Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1926-12-25
Best History Movies of 1926 : Old Ironsides
2.

Old Ironsides

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

An embellished account of the 1813 expedition by famed frigate U.S.S. Constitution--a.k.a. "Old Ironsides"--against the Barbary pirates then terrorizing American shipping, focusing on the crew and passengers of a fictional merchant ship, The Esther, who fall afoul of the same pirates and thus become involved with the Constitution's mission.

Starring: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft, Charles Hill Mailes, Johnnie Walker, Eddie Fetherston, Guy Oliver, George Godfrey, William Conklin ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1926-12-06
3.

Irish Destiny

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

An IRA man races to Dublin to warn his colleagues of a forthcoming raid, but he is captured by British forces.

Starring: Paddy Dunne Cullinan, Frances Macnamarra, Daisy Campbell, Clifford Pembroke, Brian Magowan, Cathal MacGarvey, Evelyn Henchey, Kit O'Malley, Valentine Vousden, Tom Flood ..
Directed by: George Dewhurst
Release date: 1926-03-24
Best History Movies of 1926 : Hands Up!
4.

Hands Up!

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Jack, a southern spy during the Civil War, must try to capture a shipment of gold. His task is complicated by the two sisters, Native Americans, and a firing squad.

Starring: Raymond Griffith ..
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1926-01-11
Best History Movies of 1926 : Nelson
5.

Nelson

1.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Recounts some highlights in the career of Admiral Nelson, including his battles with the French fleet under Napoleon, and his dalliances with Lady Hamilton.

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Gertrude McCoy, Frank Perfitt, Frank Arlton, Pat Courtney, Gladys Harvey, Johnny Butt ..
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1926-10-12
Best History Movies of 1926 : With Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness
6.

With Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In pre-revolutionary war days, Daniel Boone captures the white renegade Simon Gerty but lets him go. After Boone moves from North Carolina to homestead in Kentucky, Gerty reappears. This time Gerty kills the Chief's son saying it was a white man and this sends the Indians on the warpath.

Starring: Roy Stewart, Kathleen Collins, Edward Hearn, Jay Morley, Frank Rice, Thomas G. Lingham, Jim O'Neill, Emily Gerdes, Bob Steele ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1926-05-01
Best History Movies of 1926 : With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo
7.

With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Silent film of the events of The Alamo

Starring: Cullen Landis, Kathryn McGuire, Edward Hearn, Fletcher Norton, Anne Berryman, Jay Morley, Thomas G. Lingham, Frank Rice, Betty Brown, Bob Steele ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1926-08-01
8.

Billy Merson Singing "Desdemona"

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Comedian Billy Merson sings the song "Desdemona," a farcical ballad about the unrequited love of a poor musician for a fair Greek maiden.

Starring: Billy Merson ..
Release date: 1926-09-01

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