Best History Movies of 1931



5.9/10 IMDB

When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot of the free land for himself and moves his family there from Wichita. A newspaperman, lawyer, and just about everything else, Cravat soon becomes a leading citizen of the boom town of Osage. Once the town is established, however, he begins to feel confined once again, and heads for the Cherokee Strip, leaving his family behind. During this and other absences, his wife Sabra must learn to take care of herself and soon becomes prominent in her own right.

Starring: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil, William Collier Jr., Roscoe Ates, George E. Stone, Stanley Fields, Robert McWade, Edna May Oliver ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1931-02-09
Best History Movies of 1931 : Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

5.9/10 IMDB

The founding father has an extramarital affair and meets with the likes of Thomas Jefferson.

Starring: George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Dudley Digges, June Collyer, Montagu Love, Ralf Harolde, Lionel Belmore, Alan Mowbray, John T. Murray, Morgan Wallace ..
Directed by: John G. Adolfi
Release date: 1931-09-12
Best History Movies of 1931 : The Conquering Horde

The Conquering Horde

6.2/10 IMDB

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, Arthur Stone, George Mendoza, James Durkin, Charles Stevens, Ed Brady ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1931-03-01
Best History Movies of 1931 : Men Like These

Men Like These

5.9/10 IMDB

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, Edward Gee, Charles Peachey, Atholl Fleming, Lesley Wareing ..
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1931-01-01
Best History Movies of 1931 : Dreyfus


6.2/10 IMDB

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, Garry Marsh, Randle Ayrton, Henry Caine, Reginald Dance, George Skillan ..
Directed by: F. W. Kraemer, Milton Rosmer
Release date: 1931-04-20

Secret Service

5.7/10 IMDB

In 1864 a Secret Service agent for the Union army goes undercover in Richmond and pretends to be a Confederate captain.

Starring: Richard Dix, Shirley Grey, Gavin Gordon, Clarence Muse, William Post Jr., Frederick Burton, Nance O'Neil, Harold Kinney, Eugene Jackson, Florence Lake ..
Directed by: J. Walter Ruben
Release date: 1931-11-14
Best History Movies of 1931 : Madame Guillotine

Madame Guillotine

0.0/10 IMDB

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, Ian MacDonald, J. Fisher White ..
Directed by: Reginald Fogwell
Release date: 1931-02-01
Best History Movies of 1931 : Corianton: A Story of Unholy Love

Corianton: A Story of Unholy Love

0.0/10 IMDB

Corianton is unsure of his father Alma's religious teachings until God strikes down a religious foe. Converted, he becomes a successful missionary until seduced by the harlot Isabel. Struck with guilt, he runs away until discovered by his brother Shiblon who is then killed. While mourning, Corianton has a vision of Jesus and leads his people in victorious battle.

Directed by: Wilfrid North
Release date: 1931-10-10

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