Best History Movies of 1943

1.

Hangmen Also Die!

3.8
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 : Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
2.

Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

3.7
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
3.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

3.6
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
4.

Air Force

3.5
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
Best History Movies of 1943 : Forever and a Day
5.

Forever and a Day

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

In World War II, American Gates Trimble Pomfret is in London during the Blitz to sell the ancestral family house. The current tenant, Leslie Trimble, tries to dissuade him from selling by telling him the 140-year history of the place and the connections between the Trimble and Pomfret families.

Starring: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty, Connie Leon, Reginald Gardiner, Victor McLaglen, Arthur Treacher, June Lockhart, Ruth Warrick, Herbert Marshall ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson, Victor Saville, Cedric Hardwicke, René Clair, Edmund Goulding, Frank Lloyd, Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1943-01-21
Best History Movies of 1943 : Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain
6.

Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Exciting newsreel footage highlights this award-winning documentary of Britain's gallant stand against the encroaching Nazi horde. As the British people fight bravely, Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to begin the London Blitz in the hope of bringing England to her knees.

Starring: Walter Huston, Frieda Inescort, John B. Hughes ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller
Release date: 1943-10-10
Best History Movies of 1943 : The Silent Village
7.

The Silent Village

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The true story of the massacre of a small Czech village by the Nazis is retold as if it happened in Wales.

Directed by: Humphrey Jennings
Release date: 1943-09-30
Best History Movies of 1943 : Don't Be a Sucker!
8.

Don't Be a Sucker!

2.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States. The film was made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States armed forces.

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Paul Lukas, Felix Bressart ..
Release date: 1943-06-04
Best History Movies of 1943 : The Man in Grey
9.

The Man in Grey

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

After marrying a dour and disinterested lord for status, a young woman falls in love with a stage actor while her best friend from boarding school enters an affair with her husband.

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 : Plan for Destruction
10.

Plan for Destruction

2.7
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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