Best War Movies of 1936

1.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, C. Henry Gordon, G. P. Huntley, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1936-10-22
Best War Movies of 1936 : The Plainsman
2.

The Plainsman

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper), Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) and Buffalo Bill (James Ellison) go up against Indians and a gunrunner.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford, Helen Burgess, Porter Hall, Paul Harvey, Victor Varconi, John Miljan, Frank McGlynn Sr. ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1936-11-16
3.

The Last of the Mohicans

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The story is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War, and concerns—in part—a Huron massacre (with passive French acquiescence) of between 500 to 1,500 Anglo-American troops, who had honorably surrendered at Fort William Henry, plus some women and servants; the kidnapping of two sisters, daughters of the British commander; and their rescue by the last Mohicans.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot, Heather Angel, Phillip Reed, Robert Barrat, Hugh Buckler, Willard Robertson, William Stack ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1936-07-02
4.

Lloyd's of London

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Norfolk, England, 1770. The nephew of an innkeeper and the son of a reverend maintain a very close friendship until, after living a great adventure, they must separate their paths. The former will head his footsteps to London and bound his destiny to Lloyd's, a thriving insurance company; the latter will eventually become one of the greatest heroes in the history of the British Empire.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carroll, Guy Standing, Tyrone Power, C. Aubrey Smith, Virginia Field, Douglas Scott, George Sanders, J. M. Kerrigan, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1936-11-25
Best War Movies of 1936 : The Road to Glory
5.

The Road to Glory

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche. Written by Ed Stephan

Starring: Fredric March, Warner Baxter, Lionel Barrymore, June Lang, Gregory Ratoff, Victor Kilian, Theodore von Eltz ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1936-09-04
Best War Movies of 1936 : General Spanky
6.

General Spanky

2.0
6.0/10 IMDB

Orphaned shoeshine boy Spanky is working on a Mississippi riverboat during the Civil War. There he befriends young runaway slave Buckwheat. After wronging a vicious gambler, Spanky and Buckwheat are forced to jump ship. Finding solace at a nearby house, the two are picked by Marshall Valiant for an important mission. This inspires Spanky to organize the local kids to form a small army of their own.

Starring: George McFarland, Phillips Holmes, Rosina Lawrence, Carl Switzer, Ralph Morgan, Irving Pichel, Hobart Bosworth, Billie Thomas, Robert Middlemass, James P. Burtis ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas, Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1936-12-11
7.

Till We Meet Again

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes and Elsa mysteriously disappears. Alan's ease in speaking German results in his appointment to the British Intelligence and, to aid his use as a spy, they announce he was killed in action. He takes the name and personality of "shell-shocked" Hans Teller, a German prisoner, and is sent into Germany on an exchange of prisoners.

Starring: Herbert Marshall, Gertrude Michael, Lionel Atwill, Rod La Rocque, Guy Bates Post, Frank Reicher, Vallejo Gantner, Torben Meyer, Julia Faye, Egon Brecher ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1936-04-04

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