Best War Movies of 1937


Fire Over England

6.5/10 IMDB

The film is a historical drama set during the reign of Elizabeth I (Flora Robson), focusing on the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, whence the title. In 1588, relations between Spain and England are at the breaking point. With the support of Queen Elizabeth I, British sea raiders such as Sir Francis Drake regularly capture Spanish merchantmen bringing gold from the New World.

Starring: Flora Robson, Raymond Massey, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Morton Selten, Tamara Desni, Lyn Harding, George Thirlwell, Henry Oscar ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1937-03-05
Best War Movies of 1937 : They Gave Him a Gun

They Gave Him a Gun

6.3/10 IMDB

With no other prospects, a World War I veteran puts the skills they taught him in the War to use.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Edgar Dearing, Mary Treen, Cliff Edwards, Charles Trowbridge, Ernie Alexander, Hooper Atchley, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1937-05-07
Best War Movies of 1937 : The Soldier and the Lady

The Soldier and the Lady

6.2/10 IMDB

In the face of rebellion in Russia, Czar Alexander II sends soldier Michael Strogoff 2,000 miles away, with a critical message for Grand Duke Vladimir. On the train journey, Michael befriends a traveler and comes into contact with a mysterious spy, who both unexpectedly aid him in his quest. Once behind enemy lines, Michael is near his hometown and his mother, whom he must avoid in order to fulfill his mission.

Starring: Adolf Wohlbrück, Elizabeth Allan, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame, Fay Bainter, Edward Brophy, Eric Blore, Paul Guilfoyle, William Stack, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: George Nichols Jr.
Release date: 1937-04-09
Best War Movies of 1937 : The Spanish Earth

The Spanish Earth

6.6/10 IMDB

A propaganda film made during the Spanish Civil War in support of the Republican government against the rebellion by Gen. Francisco Franco's forces who were backed by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. The film would have been seen by those making it as a documentary.

Starring: Manuel Azaña, José Díaz, Dolores Ibárruri, Enrique Lister, Commander Martinez de Aragón, Gustav Regler, Orson Welles, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Renoir ..
Directed by: Joris Ivens
Release date: 1937-07-10
Best War Movies of 1937 : The Toast of New York

The Toast of New York

6.3/10 IMDB

After the American Civil War, Jim Fisk, a former peddler and cotton smuggler, arrives in New York, along with his partners Nick and Luke, where he struggles to make his way through the treacherous world of Wall Street's financial markets.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie, Donald Meek, Thelma Leeds, Clarence Kolb, Billy Gilbert, Dudley Clements, Dewey Robinson ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1937-07-22

Bombs Over London

6.2/10 IMDB

When a reporter is killed under mysterious circumstances, the political cartoonist on his paper begins to investigate on his own. He finds that a vengeful industrialist may be trying to manipulate an international peace conference to stage a bombing attack on London.

Starring: Charles Farrell, Margaret Vyner, Fritz Kortner, Danny Green, Wallace Evennett, Monti DeLyle, Dino Galvani, Arthur Finn, Laurence Hanray, Arthur Gomez ..
Directed by: Sinclair Hill
Release date: 1937-05-04

The High Command

6.0/10 IMDB

A general must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Lucie Mannheim, Steven Geray, James Mason, Leslie Perrins, Allan Jeayes, Michael Lambart, Kathleen Gibson, Tom Gill, Wally Patch ..
Directed by: Thorold Dickinson
Release date: 1937-08-23
Best War Movies of 1937 : The Last Train from Madrid

The Last Train from Madrid

6.4/10 IMDB

The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Gilbert Roland, Karen Morley, Lionel Atwill, Helen Mack, Robert Cummings, Olympe Bradna, Anthony Quinn, Lee Bowman ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1937-06-11
Best War Movies of 1937 : Love Under Fire

Love Under Fire

5.9/10 IMDB

A supense-thriller-comedy set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War.

Starring: Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Frances Drake, Borrah Minevitch, Harold Huber, Walter Catlett, John Carradine, Sig Ruman, Katherine DeMille, E. E. Clive ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1937-08-20
Best War Movies of 1937 : I Cover the War!

I Cover the War!

6.1/10 IMDB

Bob Adams, ace newsreel cameraman, is told by his boss, "Get the picture---we can't screen alibis." He heads for Samari, a desert hot-bed of tribal unrest in Africa, to do just that, which includes getting footage of El Kadar, bandit and rebel leader. He gets his pictures but only after a romance with the Colonel's daughter Pamela, saving his wimpy, hacked-off brother Don from being a dupe of the gun-runners, and run-ins with spies and throat-cutting tribesman. For a finale, he saves the British Army.

Starring: John Wayne, Gwen Gaze, Don Barclay, Charles Brokaw, James Bush, Pat Somerset, Arthur Aylesworth, Sam Harris, Olaf Hytten, Frank Lackteen ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1937-07-04

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