Best History Movies of 1943


The Voice That Thrilled the World

7.2/10 IMDB

This short traces the history of sound in the movies, beginning with French scientist Leon Scott's experiments in 1857. Featured are snippets from early sound pictures.

Starring: Art Gilmore, Sheldon Jett, Harold Miller, Edwin Tuttle, Giovanni Martinelli, George Arliss, John Barrymore, Eugenie Besserer, James Cagney, Jeanne Cagney ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1943-01-01
Best History Movies of 1943 : The Man in Grey

The Man in Grey

6.6/10 IMDB

Melodrama about two girls whose fortunes run on very different paths.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Stewart Granger, Harry Scott, Martita Hunt, Helen Haye, Beatrice Varley, Raymond Lovell, Nora Swinburne ..
Directed by: Leslie Arliss
Release date: 1943-08-06
Best History Movies of 1943 : Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

7.1/10 IMDB

"The Battle of Russia," Chapter V of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, follows the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler.

Starring: Anthony Veiller, Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Ion Antonescu, Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Cherkasov, Miklós Horthy, Miklós Horthy, Alfred Jodl, Alfred Jodl ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1943-01-01
Best History Movies of 1943 : The Deerslayer

The Deerslayer

0.0/10 IMDB

Deerslayer, a white man who was brought up by the Mohicans, helps his old tribe when the Hurons steal Princess Wah Tah, the betrothed of his friend Jingo-Good. His friends, the Hutters, are a white family living on an ark in the middle of a lake. The Hurons attack them and Deerslayer enlists the aid of scout Harry March, who is escorting sixty-five brides to the near-by settlement. Deerslayer and Harry are both in love with Judith Hutter, who is secretly in love with Harry. The Hurons succeed in capturing her father and Harry, where-upon Judith's sister Hetty, playing on an Indian superstition never to harm an insane person, feigns madness and makes an escape. Hutter, Judith, Hetty and Princess Wah-Tah return to the ark, where they ate attacked by the waiting Hurons and Hetty is killed. Deerslayer, Harry and the settlement men arrive to time to drive the Hurons away.

Starring: Bruce Kellogg, Jean Parker, Larry Parks, Warren Ashe, Wanda McKay, Yvonne De Carlo, Addison Richards, Johnny Michaels ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1943-11-22

Background to Danger

6.5/10 IMDB

An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.

Starring: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Osa Massen, Turhan Bey, Willard Robertson, Kurt Katch, Nino Bellini, Eumenio Blanco ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1943-07-03

Hangmen Also Die!

7.5/10 IMDB

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his attempt to escape, he is helped by history professor Stephen Novotny and his daughter Mascha.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Nana Bryant, Margaret Wycherly, Dennis O'Keefe, Tonio Selwart, Alexander Granach ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1943-04-15
Best History Movies of 1943 : Combat America

Combat America

6.4/10 IMDB

Produced in 1943 under the guidance of Army Air Force Lieutenant Clark Gable, this film follows a single 8th Air Force B-17 crew from training through a series of missions over Europe.

Starring: Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Frances Langford ..
Release date: 1943-01-01

Air Force

7.0/10 IMDB

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Starring: John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Charles Drake, Harry Carey, George Tobias, John Garfield, James Brown, Stanley Ridges, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1943-03-20

For Whom the Bell Tolls

6.9/10 IMDB

Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan—who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era—has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains. He awaits the right time to blow up a crucial bridge in order to halt the enemy's progress

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny, Fortunio Bonanova, Eric Feldary, Victor Varconi, Katina Paxinou ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1943-07-12
Best History Movies of 1943 : Plan for Destruction

Plan for Destruction

6.5/10 IMDB

This short film looks at Nazi Germany's drive for geographic expansion.

Starring: Lewis Stone, Frank Reicher, George Lynn ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1943-04-22

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