Best History Movies of 1942

1.

Why We Fight: Prelude to War

3.6
7.0/10
Why We Fight: Prelude to War
Prelude to War was the first film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, commissioned by the Pentagon and George C. Marshall. It was made to convince American troops of the necessity of combating the Axis Powers during World War II. This film examines the differences between democratic and fascist states.
Starring: Walter Huston, Max Schmeling
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1942-05-27
2.

Flying Tigers

3.4
6.8/10

Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers.

Starring: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly, Gordon Jones
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1942-10-08
3.

The Young Mr. Pitt

2.9
6.6/10
The Young Mr. Pitt
This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of 24.
Starring: Robert Donat, Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert, John Mills, Geoffrey Atkins
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1942-09-21
4.

Any Bonds Today?

2.4
5.2/10
Any Bonds Today?
Bugs Bunny and friends sing and dance to promote the sale of government bonds in support of the war effort.
Starring: Mel Blanc
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1942-03-30
5.

Flag of Mercy

1.4
6.2/10
The 1939 dramatic short "Angel of Mercy," about Red Cross founder Clara Barton, is reedited to relate the story to America's involvement in World War II.
Starring: John Nesbitt, Sara Haden
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1942-01-31
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A Railroad at Work

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0/10
A Railroad at Work
A documentary on railroads doing their daily tasks created by trhe The Milwaukee Railroad
Starring: Lowell Thomas, Howard S. Palmer
Directed by: Ted Way
Release date: 1942-01-01

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