Best War Movies of 1935


The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

7.0/10 IMDB

In the Northwest Frontier of India, the 41st Bengal Lancers leaded by the harsh Colonel Tom Stone are having trouble with the rebellious leader Mohammed Khan. After two casualties, the experienced but insubordinate Lieutenant Alan McGregor receives as replacement, the arrogant Lieutenant Forsythe and the immature son of Colonel Stone, Lieutenant Donald Stone. With the intention to prove that he will not have any privilege in the troop, the reception of Colonel Stone to his son is absolutely cold, but he becomes the protégé of McGregor. When Lieutenant Stone is kidnapped by Mohammed Khan, McGregor and Forsythe disobey the direct order of their commander, disguise as Indian peddlers and go to Khan's fortress to attempt to rescue their friend

Starring: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing, C. Aubrey Smith, Kathleen Burke, Douglass Dumbrille, Monte Blue, Colin Tapley, Akim Tamiroff ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1935-01-11
Best War Movies of 1935 : The Littlest Rebel

The Littlest Rebel

6.7/10 IMDB

Virgie Cary's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his dying wife and is arrested. A Yankee officer takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the officers are to be executed. Virgie and Uncle Billy beg President Lincoln to intercede.

Starring: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley, Bill Robinson, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Willie Best, Frank McGlynn Sr., Bessie Lyle, Hannah Washington ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1935-12-27
Best War Movies of 1935 : Uncivil Warriors

Uncivil Warriors

7.6/10 IMDB

Set in the civil war, the stooges are spies for the north. They impersonate southern officers and infiltrate the enemy ranks to get valuable information. On the run when they are discovered, they hide in a cannon and are blown back to their northern headquarters.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Lou Archer, Heinie Conklin, Phyllis Crane, Charles Cross, Lew Davis, Hubert Diltz, Charles Dorety ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1935-04-26
Best War Movies of 1935 : The Keeper of the Bees

The Keeper of the Bees

6.5/10 IMDB

A severely traumatized World War I veteran, believing that he's living on borrowed time, comes upon a peaceful little village and meets an old man called Bee Master and his protégé, Little Scout, who try to convince him that he has more to live for than he thinks he does.

Starring: Neil Hamilton, Betty Furness, Emma Dunn, Edith Fellows, Hobart Bosworth, Helen Jerome Eddy, Marion Shilling, James P. Burtis, Barbara Bedford, Lafe McKee ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1935-07-14
Best War Movies of 1935 : Brown on Resolution

Brown on Resolution

6.2/10 IMDB

Forever England gives John Mills his first leading role as Brown. Born after a brief affair between his mother and a naval officer, he joins the Royal Navy during the First World War. There his bravery and marksmanship keeps a German ship in port so a British ship can sink it. He becomes a hero, but at what cost?

Starring: Betty Balfour, John Mills, Barry MacKay, Jimmy Hanley, Howard Marion-Crawford, H.G. Stoker, Percy Walsh, George Merritt, Cyril Smith, Charles Childerstone ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1935-05-15
Best War Movies of 1935 : The Last Outpost

The Last Outpost

6.0/10 IMDB

During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level.

Starring: Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Gertrude Michael, Margaret Swope, Jameson Thomas, Nick Shaid, Kathleen Burke, Colin Tapley, Billy Bevan, Claude King ..
Directed by: Charles Barton, Louis J. Gasnier
Release date: 1935-10-11
Best War Movies of 1935 : Guests of The Nation

Guests of The Nation

6.9/10 IMDB

During the Irish War of Independence in 1921, a pair of IRA soldiers are ordered to guard two British prisoners, but face a dilemma when they bond with their captives.

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Cyril Cusack, Shelah Richards, Donald Beaven, Cissy Cunningham, Lionel Dymoke, Hilton Edwards, William Fassbender, Harry Fine, Cyril Jackson ..
Directed by: Denis Johnston
Release date: 1935-01-01
Best War Movies of 1935 : Rendezvous


6.6/10 IMDB

A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.

Starring: William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill, Cesar Romero, Samuel S. Hinds, Henry Stephenson, Frank Reicher, Charley Grapewin, Leonard Mudie ..
Directed by: Sam Wood, William K. Howard
Release date: 1935-10-25

Moscow Nights

5.8/10 IMDB

During the First World War, Russian officer Ignatoff, wounded, falls in love with his nurse, Natasha. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to Brioukow, a wealthy industrialist of peasant stock. Brioukow is unjustifiably jealous, since Natasha has not betrayed him. He forces Ignatoff into his debt as a means of humiliating him. When Ignatoff's new friend, Madame Sabline, offers to pay his debt, preventing his ruin, Ignatoff comes quickly to realize that Madame Sabline has an ulterior motive, one that could prove dangerous to more lives than just Ignatoff's.

Starring: Harry Baur, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Laurence Olivier, Athene Seyler, Lilian Braithwaite, Morton Selten, Sam Livesey, Robert Cochran, Hay Petrie, Walter Hudd ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1935-11-05
Best War Movies of 1935 : Clive of India

Clive of India

6.2/10 IMDB

Fort St. David, Cuddalore, southern India, 1748. While colonial empires battle to seize an enormous territory, rich in spices and precious metals beyond the wildest dreams, and try to gain the favor of the local kings, Robert Clive (1725-1774), a frustrated but talented clerk who works for the East Indian Company and struggles to earn his fortune, makes a bold decision that will change his life forever.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Colin Clive, Francis Lister, C. Aubrey Smith, Cesar Romero, Montagu Love, Lumsden Hare, Ferdinand Munier, Gilbert Emery ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1935-01-25
Best War Movies of 1935 : The Perfect Tribute

The Perfect Tribute

6.8/10 IMDB

The day after his Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln meets a wounded Confederate soldier in a hospital. The blinded rebel, not knowing his visitor's identity, regales him with memorized lines from the speech.

Starring: Charles 'Chic' Sale, Oscar Apfel, Walter Brennan, George Ernest, William Henry, George Irving, Claude King, Leila McIntyre, William V. Mong, Edward Norris ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1935-08-15
Best War Movies of 1935 : Storm Over the Andes

Storm Over the Andes

5.4/10 IMDB

A war between Bolivia and Paraguay is the setting for the stories of flyers involved with both sides in the conflict.

Starring: Jack Holt, Antonio Moreno, Mona Barrie, Gene Lockhart, Grant Withers, Barry Norton, George J. Lewis, Juanita Garfias, Luis Díaz Flores, Juan Torena ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1935-04-01
Best War Movies of 1935 : R.A.F.


7.2/10 IMDB

Here from 1935 is Gaumont British's documentary about the Royal Air Force, simply titled "RAF", and directed by John Betts.This film looks at the training of new recruits, and includes views of many aircraft of the period. Anyone who thinks that formation flying started with the Red Arrows had better think again - here we see bi-planes flying in perfect synchronization over 70 years ago.

Directed by: John Betts
Release date: 1935-09-06

The Crouching Beast

5.4/10 IMDB

In 1915 during the First World War, a British secret agent is killed while stealing secret Turkish plans for the Gallipoli Campaign but manages to pass his information to an American journalist.

Starring: Fritz Kortner, Wynne Gibson, Andrews Engelmann, Isabel Jeans, Fred Conyngham, Peter Gawthorne, Ian Fleming, Marjorie Mars, Richard Bird ..
Directed by: Victor Hanbury
Release date: 1935-08-29

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