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
Best History Movies of 1944 : The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
2.

The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

This documentary centers on the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares to execute a strategic bombing raid on sub-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
3.

Henry V

3.7
7.1/10 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
4.

The Fighting Sullivans

3.6
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
5.

Passage to Marseille

3.5
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
6.

The Conspirators

3.4
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
7.

The Hitler Gang

2.7
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. ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1944-04-26
Best History Movies of 1944 : I Am an American
8.

I Am an American

2.4
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
9.

Knickerbocker Holiday

2.3
5.5/10 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
10.

Target for Today

1.5
6.8/10 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

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