Best History Movies of 1932

1.

The Sign of the Cross

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

After burning Rome, Emperor Nero decides to blame the Christians, and issues the edict that they are all to be caught and sent to the arena. Two old Christians are caught, and about to be hauled off, when Marcus, the highest military official in Rome, comes upon them. When he sees their stepdaughter Mercia, he instantly falls in love with her and frees them. Marcus pursues Mercia, which gets him into trouble with Emperor (for being easy on Christians) and with the Empress, who loves him and is jealous.

Starring: Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert, Charles Laughton, Ian Keith, Arthur Hohl, Harry Beresford, Tommy Conlon, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Vivian Tobin ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1932-11-30
2.

Rasputin and the Empress

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

The story of corrupt, power-hungry, manipulative Grigori Rasputin's influence on members of the Russian Imperial family and others, and what resulted.

Starring: Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan, John Barrymore, Diana Wynyard, Tad Alexander, C. Henry Gordon, Edward Arnold, Henry Armetta, Mischa Auer ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1932-12-23
Best History Movies of 1932 : The Lost Squadron
3.

The Lost Squadron

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

When World War I comes to an end, three pilots find themselves on hard times. They wind up in Hollywood, where they work as stunt fliers for a sadistic director.

Starring: Richard Dix, Mary Astor, Robert Armstrong, Dorothy Jordan, Joel McCrea, Erich von Stroheim, Hugh Herbert, Ralph Ince, Marjorie Peterson, Ralph Lewis ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1932-03-12
4.

Scarlet Dawn

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

During the Russian Revolution, a young nobleman and his peasant maid flee from their homeland to Constantinople where they marry and begin a challenging new life.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Nancy Carroll, Lilyan Tashman, Guy Kibbee, Sheila Terry, Richard Alexander, Hadji Ali, Mischa Auer, Mae Busch, Jack Chefe ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1932-11-12

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