Best History Movies of 1931


Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton
The founding father (George Arliss) has an extramarital affair and meets with the likes of Thomas Jefferson (Montagu Love).
Starring: George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Dudley Digges, June Collyer, Montagu Love
Directed by: John G. Adolfi
Release date: 1931-09-12

Men Like These

Men Like These
A British submarine on patrol is accidentally rammed by a merchant ship, that tears a big hole in in sub which sinks trapping the crew.
Starring: John Batten, Sydney Seaward, James Enstone, Syd Crossley, John Hunt
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1931-01-01

The Conquering Horde

The Conquering Horde
Not long after the Civil War, Texas cattle ranchers realize they have a problem--the Union Pacific railroad is bypassing their state and make it near impossible to get their cattle to market. Many ranchers are being forced to sell their land, and crooked state treasure Marvin Fletcher buys up the land at pennies on the dollar. However, Laguna del Sol Ranch owner Taisie Lockhart and her ranch hands are holding out. Cowboy Dan McMasters returns to the ranch and tries to rekindle his romance with Taisie, but she rejects him because he fought for the North during the war. But what she doesn't know is that Dan is on an undercover mission from the President to investigate Fletcher, and in order to do that he has to pretend to be sympathetic to Fletcher and goes to work for him, angering Taisie even more. Complications ensue.
Starring: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Claude Gillingwater, Ian Maclaren, Frank Rice
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1931-03-01

Madame Guillotine

Madame Guillotine
During the French Revolution, a revolutionary falls in love with and marries an aristocratic woman.
Starring: Madeleine Carroll, Brian Aherne, Henry Hewitt, Frederick Culley, Hector Abbas
Directed by: Reginald Fogwell
Release date: 1931-02-01

Secret Service

Secret Service
In 1864 a Secret Service agent for the Union army goes undercover in Richmond and pretends to be a Confederate captain. Civil War drama.
Starring: Richard Dix, Shirley Grey, Gavin Gordon, Clarence Muse, William Post Jr.
Directed by: J. Walter Ruben
Release date: 1931-11-14


In late nineteenth century Alfred Dreyfus, a French army officer of Jewish heritage, is falsely accused of espionage. Found guilty of treason he is drummed out of the army and sent to prison on Devil's Island.
Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Charles Carson, George Merritt, Sam Livesey, Beatrix Thomson
Directed by: F.W. Kraemer, Milton Rosmer
Release date: 1931-04-20

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