Best History Movies of 1950

1.

Cyrano de Bergerac

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results.

Starring: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky, Ralph Clanton, Lloyd Corrigan, Virginia Farmer, Edgar Barrier, Albert Cavens, Arthur Blake ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1950-11-14
2.

Sands of Iwo Jima

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The relationship between Sergeant Stryker and a group of rebellious recruits is made difficult by the Sergeant's tough training tactics. At Tarawa, the leathernecks have a chance to see Stryker in action, and begin to appreciate him.

Starring: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, Arthur Franz, Julie Bishop, James Holden ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1950-01-01
3.

The Baron of Arizona

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

The U.S. government recognizes land grants made when the West was under Spanish rule. This inspires James Reavis to forge a chain of historical evidence that makes a foundling girl the Baroness of Arizona. Reavis marries the girl and presses his claim to the entire Arizona territory.

Starring: Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff, Beulah Bondi, Reed Hadley, Robert Barrat, Robin Short, Karen Kester, Margia Dean, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1950-03-04
4.

The Flame and the Arrow

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon, Frank Allenby, Nick Cravat, Lynn Baggett, Gordon Gebert, Norman Lloyd, Victor Kilian ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1950-07-07
Best History Movies of 1950 : The Black Rose
5.

The Black Rose

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

In the time of the crusades, a Saxon youth is forced to run away from England. He goes with his loyal retainer who brings along a British long bow. The two go all the way to China where they become involved in intrigues in the court of Kubla Kahn.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cécile Aubry, Jack Hawkins, Michael Rennie, Finlay Currie, Herbert Lom, Mary Clare, Robert Blake, Alfonso Bedoya ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1950-09-01
Best History Movies of 1950 : Odette
6.

Odette

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The film is based on the true story of Special Operations Executive French-born agent Odette Sansom, who was captured by the Germans in 1943, condemned to death and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp to be executed. However, against all odds she survived the war and testified against the prison guards at the Hamburg Ravensbrück Trials. She was awarded the George Cross in 1946; the first woman ever to receive the award, and the only woman who has been awarded it while still alive. (From Wikipedia, licensed under CC-BY-SA)

Starring: Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov, Bernard Lee, Alfred Schieske, Gilles Quéant, Marianne Walla, Fritz Wendhausen, Marie Burke ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1950-10-02
Best History Movies of 1950 : Guilty of Treason
7.

Guilty of Treason

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

The story of Cardinal Josef Mindzhenty, a Roman Catholic cardinal from Hungary who spoke out against both the Nazi occupation of his country during World War II and the Communist regime that replaced it after the war.

Starring: Paul Kelly, Charles Bickford, Bonita Granville, John Banner, Roland Winters, Richard Derr, Berry Kroeger ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1950-02-20
Best History Movies of 1950 : My Country 'Tis of Thee
8.

My Country 'Tis of Thee

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A panoramic view of American history from the Pilgrims through to 1950.

Starring: Marvin Miller ..
Release date: 1950-12-01
Best History Movies of 1950 : Tyrant of the Sea
9.

Tyrant of the Sea

1.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1803, the only thing standing between Napoleon and his plan of world domination is England and the British Navy. The admiralty, learning that Napoleon has assembled an invasion fleet decides to send out one of its vessels to destroy it the French flagship under cover of fog. Forced out of retirement, ruthless, tyrannical and temperamental Captain William Blake is put in command. He wields his command with sadistic fury until an epidemic of scurvy attacks the crew and, when he refuses to go ashore for needed provision, mutiny and insubordination results...and, then, the French flagship arrives.

Starring: Rhys Williams, Ron Randell, Valentine Perkins, Doris Lloyd, Lester Matthews, Harry Cording, Terry Kilburn, Maurice Marsac, William Fawcett, Ross Elliott ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1950-02-22

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