Best History Movies of 1948


Scott of the Antarctic

7.0/10 IMDB

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him

Starring: John Mills, Derek Bond, Kenneth More, James Robertson Justice, Christopher Lee, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender, John Gregson, Reginald Beckwith, Norman Williams ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1948-11-29
Best History Movies of 1948 : Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

6.4/10 IMDB

In the 15th Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen-year-old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from Heaven asking her to lead God's Army against Orleans and crowning the weak Dauphin Charles VII as King of France. Joan gathers the people with her faith, forms an army, and conquers Orleans.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish, Ward Bond, Shepperd Strudwick, Gene Lockhart, John Emery, Leif Erickson, Cecil Kellaway, José Ferrer ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1948-12-22
Best History Movies of 1948 : Blanche Fury

Blanche Fury

6.7/10 IMDB

Penniless governess Blanche Fullerton takes a job at the estate of her rich relations, the Fury family. To better her position in life, Blanche marries her dull cousin, Laurence Fury, with whom she has a daughter. But before long, boredom sets in, and Blanche begins a tempestuous romance with stableman Philip Thorn. Together, they hatch a murderous plan to gain control of the estate.

Starring: Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger, Michael Gough, Walter Fitzgerald, Susanne Gibbs, Maurice Denham, Sybille Binder, Ernest Jay, Townsend Whitling, J.H. Roberts ..
Directed by: Marc Allégret
Release date: 1948-01-01

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

6.9/10 IMDB

How, in November 1945, after the end of the World War II and the fall of the Third Reich, the international prosecutors participating in the first Nuremberg trial —formally, the International Military Tribunal— built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the films and records produced by the own regime, obsessed with documenting everything in its long path of infamy and crime.

Starring: Francis Biddle, Karl Dönitz, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Rudolf Heß, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler, Robert Jackson, Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels ..
Directed by: Stuart Schulberg
Release date: 1948-11-21

A Southern Yankee

6.6/10 IMDB

Red Skelton plays Aubrey Filmore, a feather-brained but lovable bellboy who dreams of becoming an agent for the Union's secret service during the Civil War.

Starring: Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris, Lloyd Gough, John Ireland, Minor Watson, Charles Dingle, Joyce Compton, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1948-08-05
Best History Movies of 1948 : Saraband for Dead Lovers

Saraband for Dead Lovers

6.6/10 IMDB

Sophie Dorothea is a young woman forced into a loveless marriage with Prince George Louis of Hanover. George Louis is later crowned King George I of England. Despairing of ever experiencing true love, the depressed queen finds life at court no solace. Sophie then falls for a dashing Swedish soldier of fortune, Count Konigsmark.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Françoise Rosay, Frederick Valk, Peter Bull, Michael Gough, Megs Jenkins, Jill Balcon, David Horne ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1948-10-04
Best History Movies of 1948 : Adventures of Casanova

Adventures of Casanova

6.5/10 IMDB

Casanova, a young patriot in 18th-century Sicily, upon learning that his father and sister have been murdered, returns to Palermo and engages in guerilla tactics against the forces of the Governor. Lady Bianca, the Governor's daughter, is in love with one of the patriots, Lorenzo, and desires to escape from the palace. Her lady-in-waiting, Zanetta, enlists the aid of Casanova and he rescues them and takes them to the partisan's camp. The rebels are victorious. Lady Bianca makes plans to marry Lorenzo, and Casanova and Zanetta have similar plans.

Starring: Arturo de Córdova, Lucille Bremer, Turhan Bey, John Sutton, George Tobias, Noreen Nash, Lloyd Corrigan, Fritz Leiber, Nestor Paiva, Jacqueline Dalya ..
Directed by: Roberto Gavaldón
Release date: 1948-02-07
Best History Movies of 1948 : The Black Arrow

The Black Arrow

6.1/10 IMDB

A young British nobleman comes back from fighting in the War of the Roses to discover that his father has been murdered by an old family friend who is now an outlaw. However, he becomes suspicious about the exact circumstances of his father's death and determines to find out exactly what happened.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Janet Blair, George Macready, Edgar Buchanan, Rhys Williams, Walter Kingsford, Lowell Gilmore, Halliwell Hobbes, Paul Cavanagh, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1948-03-18
Best History Movies of 1948 : Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie

5.2/10 IMDB

The Pretender lands on Scottish shores and attempts to claim the crown.

Starring: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Judy Campbell, Jack Hawkins, Morland Graham, Finlay Currie, Elwyn Brook-Jones, John Laurie, Hugh Kelly, Charles Goldner ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda, Anthony Kimmins
Release date: 1948-10-25
Best History Movies of 1948 : Will It Happen Again?

Will It Happen Again?

4.8/10 IMDB

An account of Adolf Hitler's rise and fall, his relationship with Eva Braun and their days of leisure at the Berghof, their Bavarian residence.

Starring: George Bryan, Phillip Stahl, Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Julius Streicher, Heinrich Himmler, Benito Mussolini ..
Directed by: Dwain Esper
Release date: 1948-05-15

On the Track

0.0/10 IMDB

This documentary explores the history of the railroads In America and their potential role in the post war era.

Starring: Art Gilmore ..
Directed by: Carl Dudley
Release date: 1948-07-17
Best History Movies of 1948 : Nuremberg


0.0/10 IMDB

The official U.S. government film about the 1st Nuremberg trial (The Trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals) which lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946.

Starring: Francis Biddle, Karl Dönitz, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, David Maxwell Fyfe, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler ..
Directed by: Stuart Schulberg
Release date: 1948-01-01

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