Best History Movies of 1941

1.

Sergeant York

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, Margaret Wycherly, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart, Dickie Moore ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1941-09-27
2.

That Hamilton Woman

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood, Gladys Cooper, Henry Wilcoxon, Heather Angel, Halliwell Hobbes, Gilbert Emery, Miles Mander ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1941-04-03
Best History Movies of 1941 : Main Street on the March!
3.

Main Street on the March!

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

This Best Short Subject Academy Award winning film begins in the spring of 1940, just before the Nazi occupation of the Benelux countries, and ends immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It chronicles how the people of "Main Street America", the country's military forces, and its industrial base were completely transformed when the decision was made to gear up for war. Original footage is interspersed with contemporary newsreels and stock footage.

Starring: John Nesbitt, Barbara Bedford, Margaret Bert, Robert Blake, Naomi Childers, Mark Daniels, Robert Homans, Milton Kibbee, May McAvoy ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1941-12-09
Best History Movies of 1941 : Hudson's Bay
4.

Hudson's Bay

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.

Starring: Paul Muni, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, John Sutton, Virginia Field, Vincent Price, Nigel Bruce, Morton Lowry, Robert Greig, Chief Thundercloud ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1941-01-03
5.

Strange Testament

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

This MGM Passing Parade series short tells the story of Julian Poydras, whose encounter with a girl at Mardi Gras had a profound effect on his later life.

Starring: John Nesbitt, Edward Ashley, Ava Gardner, Dorothy Morris ..
Directed by: Sammy Lee
Release date: 1941-11-15

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