Best War Movies of 1927




Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who's the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them, pines away.

Starring: Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1927-08-12

Hotel Imperial

Hotel Imperial
During World War I, an Austrian officer is trapped behind the Russian lines. He tries to sneak through to his own lines, but is forced to take refuge in a small hotel, where he is hidden by the establishment's chambermaid. The two fall in love, but a Russian general makes the hotel his headquarters and sets his sights on the maid. In addition, the Austrian must find out the identity of a spy who is feeding the Russians military information that could lead to the destruction of the Austrian army.
Starring: Pola Negri, James Hall, George Siegmann, Max Davidson, Michael Vavitch
Directed by: Mauritz Stiller
Release date: 1927-01-01

The Enemy

The Enemy
Carl Behrend, son of a wealthy businessman, marries Pauli Arndt, daughter of a pacifist professor. When World War I breaks out, Carl is drafted. Pauli and her family and friends are left behind to experience the suffering which befell civilians during the war. Her luck worsens when her father is dismissed from his professorship for teaching that war is evil. Her father argues violently with Carl's father, and degradation and despair descend on Pauli and her family as they await Carl's return from the front.
Starring: Lillian Gish, Ralph Forbes, Ralph Emerson, Frank Currier, George Fawcett
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1927-12-08

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire
During WWI, a French farm girl and a German P.O.W. fall in love.
Starring: Pola Negri, Clive Brook, Claude Gillingwater, Einar Hanson, Clyde Cook
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee, Mauritz Stiller
Release date: 1927-09-09

The Rough Riders

The Rough Riders
The story of the military unit organized by future U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt and its adventures in Cuba during the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Starring: Noah Beery, Charles Farrell, Charles Farrell, George Bancroft, Mary Astor
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1927-09-30

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