Best War Movies of 1930

1.

Hell's Angels

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

In this aerial spectacle, brothers Roy and Monte Rutledge, each attending Oxford university, enlist with the Royal Flying Corps when World War I breaks out.

Starring: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow, Lucien Prival, Frank Clarke, Roy Wilson, Douglas Gilmore, Jane Winton, Marian Marsh ..
Directed by: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale
Release date: 1930-11-15
Best War Movies of 1930 : The Dawn Patrol
2.

The Dawn Patrol

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but he soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh, Clyde Cook, James Finlayson, Gardner James, William Janney, Edmund Breon, Howard Hawks ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1930-07-10
Best War Movies of 1930 : A Man From Wyoming
3.

A Man From Wyoming

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

A Man from Wyoming is a 1930 American romance film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Gary Cooper, June Collyer, and Regis Toomey. Written by Albert S. Le Vino and John V.A. Weaver, the film is about a man from Wyoming who enlists in the Army and is sent to the front during World War I. There he saves the life of an American society girl working in the Ambulance Corps. Afterwards at a rest camp, they meet again, fall in love, and are secretly married.

Starring: Gary Cooper, June Collyer, Regis Toomey, Morgan Farley, E.H. Calvert, Mary Foy, Frances Dee ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1930-07-12
Best War Movies of 1930 : The Virtuous Sin
4.

The Virtuous Sin

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Marya gets friendly with General Platoff in order to save her husband Victor from being executed.

Starring: Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna, Paul Cavanagh, Eric Kalkhurst, Oscar Apfel, Gordon McLeod, Youcca Troubetzkov, Victor Potel ..
Directed by: George Cukor, Louis J. Gasnier
Release date: 1930-10-31
Best War Movies of 1930 : Journey's End
5.

Journey's End

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

In France, 1917, an alcoholic captain is afraid that his new replacement, his sweetheart's brother, will betray his downfall.

Starring: Colin Clive, David Manners, Billy Bevan, Charles K. Gerrard, Anthony Bushell, Ian Maclaren, Tom Whiteley ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1930-04-19
Best War Movies of 1930 : War Nurse
6.

War Nurse

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Untrained, volunteer Nurses from America treat Allied soldiers behind and on the lines in France. They face the horrors of war, fight off the attentions of soldiers and face their own loneliness.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, June Walker, Robert Ames, Zasu Pitts, Marie Prevost, Helen Jerome Eddy, Hedda Hopper, Edward Nugent, Martha Sleeper ..
Directed by: Edgar Selwyn
Release date: 1930-11-22
Best War Movies of 1930 : Doughboys
7.

Doughboys

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Elmer, rich society loafer, falls for Mary, but she'll have nothing to do with him until (mistakenly thinking that he's hiring a new chauffeur) he accidentally volunteers for the army. Luckily, Mary's signed up to entertain the troops. Unluckily, Elmer's sergeant likes Mary, too. And worst of all, they're all about to ship out for France.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sally Eilers, Cliff Edwards, Edward Brophy, Victor Potel, Arnold Korff, Frank Mayo, John Carroll, Ann Dvorak, Ann Sothern ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1930-08-30
Best War Movies of 1930 : Captain of the Guard
8.

Captain of the Guard

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A captain of the king's guards secretly works for the rebels.

Starring: Laura La Plante, John Boles, Sam De Grasse, James A. Marcus, Lionel Belmore, Stuart Holmes, Evelyn Hall, Claude Fleming, Murdock MacQuarrie, Richard Cramer ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1930-03-28
9.

All Riot on the Western Front

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A comedy short Directed by Castleton Knight,

Starring: Donald Calthrop, Gordon Harker, Ambrose Thorne, Alexander Field, Melville Cooper, Winifred Shine ..
Directed by: Castleton Knight
Release date: 1930-02-01
10.

Only the Brave

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Cooper is a Union Army officer who after being jilted by girlfriend, Virginia Bruce, volunteers on what could be a suicide mission. He volunteers to go behind enemy lines disguised in Confederate gray as a staff officer to Robert E. Lee. He's to ride to a certain plantation which is a local brigade headquarters and deliberately let himself by caught with maps showing false Union troop dispositions. Of course the penalty then as now is execution.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Mary Brian, Phillips Holmes, James Neill ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1930-03-07

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