Best History Movies of 1978
The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.
Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Nares mocks up Ancient Rome by shooting in faux-classical sites like Grant's Tomb and Tribeca's American Thread Building, where a decrepit penthouse loft with a peeling-paint dome serves as an echoey stand-in for the imperial palace. The latter location required ingenuity: Posing as potential renters, Nares and associates asked the manager to show them the apartment, then unlocked the windows on the way out; a few hours later, they broke back into the space, full cast and crew in tow, to shoot the necessary scenes.
Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution.
Against the Wind
Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her friends and her family fight out their battle against a lively historical backdrop - Irelands 1798 Rebellion. Australia's Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804 and the 1808 Rum Rebellion
Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of chansellors, and detached from his country and its people. When he seizes the land of his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, both the commoners and the barons decide that their king has gone too far...
Ring of Passion
The championship battles between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling in 1936 and 1938 were legendary, as they pummeled each other in their efforts to attain the heavyweight title.
The story of the courtship of Joseph and Mary, and of the events leading up to the first Christmas.
At the end of the 16th century, as the Spanish conquerors strive to subdue the New World, they confront another problem of equal magnitude: the evangelization of the natives, who are people of deep religious beliefs and refuse to understand nor accept Christianity. The Spanish remedy: the Inquisition. The court of the Inquisition takes severe measurements against the heretics and the indians prepare themselves for a general Revolution.
A funny musical based on the comedy "The Duenna" by British dramatist Richard B. Sheridan.