Best History Movies of 1947



6.8/10 IMDB

England, 1763. After being convicted of a crime, the young and beautiful Abigail Hale agrees, to escape the gallows, to serve fourteen years as a slave in the colony of Virginia, whose inhabitants begin to hear and fear the sinister song of the threatening drums of war that resound in the wild Ohio valley.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff, Cecil Kellaway, Ward Bond, Virginia Campbell, Katherine DeMille, Henry Wilcoxon, C. Aubrey Smith ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1947-10-10
Best History Movies of 1947 : The Fugitive

The Fugitive

6.3/10 IMDB

Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río, Pedro Armendáriz, J. Carrol Naish, Leo Carrillo, Ward Bond, Robert Armstrong, John Qualen, Fortunio Bonanova, Rodolfo Acosta ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1947-11-11
Best History Movies of 1947 : Captain Boycott

Captain Boycott

6.4/10 IMDB

Based on real events, this historical drama is set in 19th-century Ireland, when poverty-stricken tenants dispossessed by greedy landowner Capt. Boycott (Cecil Parker) band together to assert their rights. Patriotic farmer Hugh Davin (Stewart Granger) leads the rebels. Choosing nonviolent resistance, the villagers ostracize their nemesis, who squanders his fortune to repair his ruined reputation and wagers what's left on a horse race.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns, Alastair Sim, Noel Purcell, Niall MacGinnis, Maureen Delaney, Eddie Byrne, Liam Gaffney ..
Directed by: Frank Launder
Release date: 1947-08-26
Best History Movies of 1947 : The Amazing Mr. Nordill

The Amazing Mr. Nordill

7.0/10 IMDB

This John Nesbitt's Passing Parade short takes a look at the gentlemanly life and masterful counterfeiting exploits of Everett Nordill, one of the cleverest counterfeiters who ever baffled the agents of the U.S. Treasury department.

Starring: Leon Ames, Clinton Sundberg, John Nesbitt, Paul Maxey ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1947-08-30
Best History Movies of 1947 : Mrs. Fitzherbert

Mrs. Fitzherbert

5.6/10 IMDB

The tangled affairs of George, Prince of Wales, leading to his illegal marriage to commoner Mrs. Fitzherbert. Also portrayed is the conflict between the future George IV and his father George III.

Starring: Peter Graves, Joyce Howard, Leslie Banks, Margaretta Scott, Wanda Rotha, Mary Clare, Frederick Valk, Ralph Truman, John Stuart, Helen Haye ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1947-12-03
Best History Movies of 1947 : Bells of San Fernando

Bells of San Fernando

5.1/10 IMDB

In the New Spain era, a tyrant ruling the San Fernando Valley attempts to wrestle a blacksmith’s daughter from the arms of her Irish sailor fiancé.

Starring: Donald Woods, Gloria Warren, Byron Foulger, Shirley O'Hara, Anthony Warde, Monte Blue, Paul Newlan, David Leonard, Gordon B. Clarke, Frank Cody ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1947-03-01

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