Best History Movies of 1944

1.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

3.7
7.3/10 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
2.

The Fighting Sullivans

3.7
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
3.

Passage to Marseille

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Matrac (Humphrey Bogart) is a freedom-loving French journalist who 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
4.

Wilson

3.4
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
Best History Movies of 1944 : The Hitler Gang
5.

The Hitler Gang

2.8
6.8/10 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. ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1944-04-26
6.

The Conspirators

2.7
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 : I Am an American
7.

I Am an American

2.4
6.0/10 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
8.

Knickerbocker Holiday

2.3
5.6/10 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 ..
Directed by: Harry Joe Brown
Release date: 1944-03-17
9.

Target for Today

1.5
6.7/10 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
10.

Grandpa Called It Art

1.5
6.4/10 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

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