Best History Movies of 1936


Tudor Rose

6.8/10 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

The White Angel

6.6/10 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
Best History Movies of 1936 : Rhodes of Africa

Rhodes of Africa

5.6/10 IMDB

Rhodes of Africa is a 1936 British biographical film charting the life of Cecil Rhodes. It was directed by Berthold Viertel and starred Walter Huston, Oskar Homolka, Basil Sydney and Bernard Lee.

Starring: Walter Huston, Oskar Homolka, Basil Sydney, Peggy Ashcroft, Frank Cellier, Renee De Vaux, Bernard Lee, Percy Parsons ..
Directed by: Berthold Viertel
Release date: 1936-06-30
Best History Movies of 1936 : The Cardinal

The Cardinal

6.2/10 IMDB

Set in 15th-century Italy, The Cardinal stars Matheson Lang as one Cardinal de Medici. Bound by the rules of the confessional, the cardinal is unable to disclose the multitude of sins revealed to him by one of his most influential parishioners. De Medici's dilemma is compounded by the fact that the confessor has committed a murder for which the Cardinal's brother has been arrested. The basic plot gimmick was good for another go-round in the 1953 Hitchcock flick I Confess. This 7-reel British film was based on a play by Louis N. Parker.

Starring: Matheson Lang, Eric Portman, Robert Atkins, O.B. Clarence, Douglas Jefferies, F.B.J. Sharp, Wilfred Fletcher, A. Bromley Davenport, Rayner Barton, Edgar K. Bruce ..
Directed by: Sinclair Hill
Release date: 1936-01-04
Best History Movies of 1936 : The Conquest of the Air

The Conquest of the Air

6.2/10 IMDB

This early docudrama uses dramatic re-enactment, working models of early flying machines, and archival footage to trace man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930's.

Starring: Frederick Culley, Laurence Olivier, Franklin Dyall, Henry Victor, Hay Petrie, John Turnbull, Charles Lefeaux, Bryan Powley, Alan Wheatley, John Abbott ..
Directed by: Alexander Esway, Zoltan Korda, John Monk Saunders
Release date: 1936-12-01

Lloyd's of London

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

A Woman Rebels

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

Mary of Scotland

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: 1936-08-28
Best History Movies of 1936 : The Plainsman

The Plainsman

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
Best History Movies of 1936 : Robin Hood of El Dorado

Robin Hood of El Dorado

0.0/10 IMDB

In the 1840's Mexico has ceded California to the United States, making life nearly impossible for the Mexican population due to the influx of land and gold-crazy Americans. Farmer Joaquin Murrieta revenges the death of his wife against the four Americans who killed her and is branded an outlaw. The reward for his capture is increased as he subsequently kills the men who brutally murder his brother. Joining with bandit Three Fingered Jack, Murrieta raises an army of disaffected Mexicans and goes on a rampage against the Americans, finally forcing his erstwhile friend, Bill Warren, to lead a posse against him.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Ann Loring, Bruce Cabot, Margo, J. Carrol Naish, Soledad Jiménez, Carlos De Valdez, Eric Linden, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Trowbridge ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1936-03-17

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