Best History Movies of 1936

1.

The Prisoner of Shark Island

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron, O.P. Heggie, Harry Carey, Francis Ford, John McGuire, Francis McDonald, Douglas Wood ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1936-02-12
2.

The Story of Louis Pasteur

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A true story about Louis Pasteur, who revolutionized medicine by proving that much disease is caused by microbes, that sanitation is paramount and that at least some diseases can be cured by vaccinations.

Starring: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods, Fritz Leiber, Henry O'Neill, Porter Hall, Raymond Brown, Akim Tamiroff, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1936-02-22
3.

Mary of Scotland

3.6
6.3/10 IMDB

The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton, John Carradine, Robert Barrat, Gavin Muir, Ian Keith, Moroni Olsen, William Stack ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1936-07-28
Best History Movies of 1936 : The Plainsman
4.

The Plainsman

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper), Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) and Buffalo Bill (James Ellison) go up against Indians and a gunrunner.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford, Helen Burgess, Porter Hall, Paul Harvey, Victor Varconi, John Miljan, Frank McGlynn Sr. ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1936-11-16
5.

The Last of the Mohicans

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The story is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War, and concerns—in part—a Huron massacre (with passive French acquiescence) of between 500 to 1,500 Anglo-American troops, who had honorably surrendered at Fort William Henry, plus some women and servants; the kidnapping of two sisters, daughters of the British commander; and their rescue by the last Mohicans.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot, Heather Angel, Phillip Reed, Robert Barrat, Hugh Buckler, Willard Robertson, William Stack ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1936-07-02
Best History Movies of 1936 : Tudor Rose
6.

Tudor Rose

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

The tragic story of Lady Jane Grey, the young queen who reigned in England for nine days before she was executed.

Starring: Nova Pilbeam, Cedric Hardwicke, John Mills, Felix Aylmer, Leslie Perrins, Frank Cellier, Desmond Tester, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Martita Hunt, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1936-09-01
7.

The White Angel

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

In mid-nineteenth century England the medical establishment does not recognize the value of skilled nurses, cleanliness, nutrition and kindness. Florence Nightingale's heroic measures slowly changes all of this.

Starring: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Woods, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, Henry O'Neill, Billy Mauch, Charles Croker-King, Phoebe Foster, George Curzon ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1936-06-25
8.

Lloyd's of London

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Norfolk, England, 1770. The nephew of an innkeeper and the son of a reverend maintain a very close friendship until, after living a great adventure, they must separate their paths. The former will head his footsteps to London and bound his destiny to Lloyd's, a thriving insurance company; the latter will eventually become one of the greatest heroes in the history of the British Empire.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carroll, Guy Standing, Tyrone Power, C. Aubrey Smith, Virginia Field, Douglas Scott, George Sanders, J. M. Kerrigan, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1936-11-25
Best History Movies of 1936 : A Woman Rebels
9.

A Woman Rebels

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A Woman Rebels is the story of Pamela Thistlewaite (Katharine Hepburn), whose mission in life is to defy the restrictive and often hypocritical conventions of Victorian England.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Herbert Marshall, Elizabeth Allan, Donald Crisp, Doris Dudley, David Manners, Lucile Watson, Van Heflin, George Davis, Leonard Carey ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1936-11-06
Best History Movies of 1936 : Give Me Liberty
10.

Give Me Liberty

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Patrick Henry's rousing speech before the Virginia legislature argues for colonial independence.

Starring: John Litel, Nedda Harrigan, Carlyle Moore Jr., Robert Warwick, George Irving, Boyd Irwin, Gordon Hart, Myrtle Stedman, Ted Osborne, Jesse Graves ..
Directed by: B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1936-12-19

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