Best History Movies of 1951

1.

Quo Vadis

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov, Patricia Laffan, Finlay Currie, Abraham Sofaer, Marina Berti, Buddy Baer, Felix Aylmer ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann
Release date: 1951-11-08
2.

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.

Starring: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler, Everett Sloane, Leo G. Carroll, George Macready, Richard Boone, Eduard Franz, Desmond Young ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1951-10-16
3.

Double Crossbones

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Falsely accused by the corrupt Governor Elden of Charleston of fencing stolen pirate booty, young Davey Crandall and friend Tom Botts buy passage on the ship of local buccaneer Bloodthirsty Ben. They avoid being killed by faking a case of the pox, which causes the panicked captain and crew to desert the ship. The two find themselves alone, and when a lucky cannon shot hits a mast on a British ship, they find themselves mistaken for pirates. They sail to Tortuga, where they recruit such notorious corsairs as Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonney, and Blackbeard to lay siege to Chaleston and expose the villain Elden.

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer, John Emery, Stanley Logan, Kathryn Givney, Hayden Rorke, Morgan Farley, Robert Barrat, Alan Napier ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1951-04-26
4.

Drums in the Deep South

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War in a desperate battle atop an impregnable mountain.

Starring: James Craig, Barbara Payton, Guy Madison, Barton MacLane, Robert Osterloh, Tom Fadden, Robert Easton, Louis Jean Heydt, Craig Stevens ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1951-09-01
Best History Movies of 1951 : Survival Under Atomic Attack
5.

Survival Under Atomic Attack

0.0
5.5/10 IMDB

A Civil Defense film that focuses on what the average American can do to protect himself if caught out in the open or at home during a nuclear attack.

Starring: Edward R. Murrow ..
Release date: 1951-01-01

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