Best History Movies of 1944


This Happy Breed

7.3/10 IMDB

In 1919, Frank Gibbons returns home from army duty and moves into a middle-class row house, bringing with him wife Ethel, carping mother-in-law Mrs. Flint, sister-in-law Sylvia and three children. Years pass, with the daily routine of family infighting and reconciliation occasionally broken by a strike or a festival.

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt, Stanley Holloway, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Eileen Erskine, John Blythe, Guy Verney ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1944-05-28
Best History Movies of 1944 : The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

7.3/10 IMDB

This WW2 documentary centers on the crew of the American B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares to execute a strategic bombing raid on Nazi submarine pens in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Starring: Vince Evans, Jacob L. Devers, Ira C. Eaker, Haywood Hansell, Technical Sergeant Robert J. Hanson, Eugene Kern, King George VI of the United Kingdom, Captain Charles B. Leighton, Technical Sergeant Harold P. Loch, Staff Sergeant Casimer A. Nastal ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1944-04-13

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

7.2/10 IMDB

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock, Don DeFore, Robert Mitchum, Phyllis Thaxter, Stephen McNally, Herbert Gunn, John R. Reilly ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1944-11-15

The Fighting Sullivans

7.5/10 IMDB

The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are chronicled in this film based on a true story.

Starring: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Edward Ryan, Trudy Marshall, John Campbell, James Cardwell, John Alvin, George Offerman, Jr., Roy Roberts ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1944-02-03

Henry V

7.0/10 IMDB

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Renée Asherson, Ralph Truman, Ernest Thesiger, Frederick Cooper, Robert Helpmann, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Robert Newton, Freda Jackson ..
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Release date: 1944-11-24

Passage to Marseille

6.8/10 IMDB

A freedom-loving French journalist sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyranny.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan, Philip Dorn, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, George Tobias, Helmut Dantine, John Loder, Victor Francen ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1944-02-16
Best History Movies of 1944 : Wilson


6.4/10 IMDB

The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, beginning with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey, and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States. During his terms in office, Wilson must deal with the death of his first wife, the onslaught of German hostilities leading to American involvement in the Great War, and his own country's reticence to join the League of Nations.

Starring: Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Ruth Nelson, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, William Eythe, Mary Anderson, Ruth Ford ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1944-08-01

The Conspirators

6.5/10 IMDB

A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, Joseph Calleia, Carol Thurston, Vladimir Sokoloff, Eduardo Ciannelli, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1944-10-24
Best History Movies of 1944 : The Hitler Gang

The Hitler Gang

6.7/10 IMDB

This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.

Starring: Bobby Watson, Roman Bohnen, Martin Kosleck, Victor Varconi, Luis van Rooten, Walter Abel, Alex Pope, William Yetter Jr., Helene Thimig ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1944-04-26

I Am an American

6.1/10 IMDB

The history of a Polish family and its contributions to the war effort throughout American history.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gary Gray, Gordon Hart, Dick Haymes, Danny Kaye, Joan Leslie, Mary Lee Moody, Dennis Morgan, Knute Rockne, Jay Silverheels ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1944-12-23
Best History Movies of 1944 : Knickerbocker Holiday

Knickerbocker Holiday

5.2/10 IMDB

The wild and woolly early days of New York -- when it was still known as New Amsterdam -- provide the backdrop for this period musical-comedy. In 1650, Peter Stuyvesant (Charles Coburn) arrives in New Amsterdam to assume his duties as governor. Stuyvesant is hardly the fun-loving type, and one of his first official acts is to call for the death of Brom Broeck (Nelson Eddy), a newspaper publisher well-known for his fearless exposes of police and government corruption. However, Broeck hasn't done anything that would justify the death penalty, so Stuyvesant waits (without much patience) for Broeck to step out of line. Broeck is romancing a beautiful woman named Tina Tienhoven (Constance Dowling), whose sister Ulda (Shelley Winters) happens to be dating his best friend, Ten Pin (Johnnie "Scat" Davis). After Stuyvesant's men toss Broeck in jail on a trumped-up charge, Stuyvesant sets his sights on winning Tina's affections.

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn, Constance Dowling, Shelley Winters, Otto Kruger, Fritz Feld, Ernest Cossart, Otto Kruger, Fritz Feld, Richard Hale ..
Directed by: Harry Joe Brown
Release date: 1944-03-17

Target for Today

7.2/10 IMDB

A bombing mission over Germany by the American Eighth Air Force, from the initial planning for the mission through final completion, with all of its intricacies from beginning to end.

Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1944-01-02
Best History Movies of 1944 : Grandpa Called It Art

Grandpa Called It Art

6.5/10 IMDB

This MGM Passing Parade series short takes a look at changing definitions of art in the United States.

Starring: John Nesbitt, Sheldon Jett ..
Directed by: Walter Hart
Release date: 1944-07-15
Best History Movies of 1944 : La fornarina

La fornarina

5.5/10 IMDB

During Italian renaissance, young painter Raffaello Sanzio falls in love with Margherita, a maiden of the people, becomes her lover and lives with her. But this relationship arouses the jealousy of a beautiful aristocrat who secretly orders the kidnapping of the girl. Raffaello falls into a state of prostration and does everything he can to find Margherita...

Starring: Lída Baarová, Walter Lazzaro, Anneliese Uhlig, Loredana, Luigi Pavese, Amilcare Pettinelli, Ugo Sasso, Giorgio Constantini, Vinicio Sofia, Cesare Fantoni ..
Directed by: Enrico Guazzoni
Release date: 1944-10-01

A Challenge To Democracy

0.0/10 IMDB

An examination of the living conditions at Japanese-American relocation centers.

Starring: John Baker ..
Release date: 1944-01-02

German Snipers

0.0/10 IMDB

Luftwaffen training film featuring numerous rifle men.

Release date: 1944-01-01

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