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

6.1/10 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

6.5/10 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
Best War Movies of 1937 : The Last Train from Madrid

The Last Train from Madrid

6.3/10 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 : Bombs Over London

Bombs Over London

6.1/10 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
Best War Movies of 1937 : The High Command

The High Command

5.9/10 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 : Love Under Fire

Love Under Fire

5.8/10 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 : West Of Shanghai

West Of Shanghai

6.0/10 IMDB

American businessmen and missionaries working in China are captured and held prisoner by a local warlord.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Beverly Roberts, Ricardo Cortez, Richard Loo, Sheila Bromley, Gordon Oliver, Vladimir Sokoloff, Gordon Hart ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1937-10-30
Best War Movies of 1937 : I Cover the War!

I Cover the War!

5.8/10 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
Best War Movies of 1937 : The Road Back

The Road Back

6.5/10 IMDB

After the First World War a group of German soldiers try to readjust to civilian life. A sequel to 'All Quiet on the Western Front'.

Starring: John 'Dusty' King, Richard Cromwell, Slim Summerville, Maurice Murphy, Andy Devine, John Emery, Barbara Read, Louise Fazenda, Noah Beery Jr., Etienne Girardot ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1937-06-01
Best War Movies of 1937 : Heroes of the Alamo

Heroes of the Alamo

5.7/10 IMDB

In early spring of 1833, the smoldering resentment of American settlers in Texas against their oppression by Mexico dictator General Santa Anna/Ana coming to a head. When a decree is issued that no more Americans may enter Texas, William H. Wharton, fiery head of a faction determined on independence or nothing, warns Stephen F. Austin that the time for half-measures is past. Austin, responsible for bringing the Americans to Texas as colonists, reminds Wharton that a settler's revolt against Mexico would dishonor his name and the arrangements he had with the Mexican government. He gets the "Whartonites" to agree to a general convention of all colonists. Almerian Dickinson, biggest land owner in the settlement of Gonzales, deeply in love with his wife Anne, warns Wharton that a bloody revolt would endanger every wife and mother in the colony. He proposes they send Austin to Mexico City to ask Santa Anna to grant Texans a voice in their own government.

Starring: Earle Hodgins, Lane Chandler, Roger Williams, Rex Lease, Jack C. Smith, Bruce Warren, Ruth Findlay, Lee Valanios, Edward Peil Sr., Julian Rivero ..
Directed by: Harry L. Fraser
Release date: 1937-08-07
Best War Movies of 1937 : Under Secret Orders

Under Secret Orders

5.7/10 IMDB

During the First World War, a woman doctor falls in love with one of her patients who turns out to be a German spy. She herself ends up working for German intelligence.

Starring: Dita Parlo, John Loder, Erich von Stroheim, Claire Luce, Gyles Isham, John Abbott, Anthony Holles, Edward Lexy, Stewart Granger, Clifford Evans ..
Directed by: Edmond T. Gréville
Release date: 1937-12-06
Best War Movies of 1937 : Ushchelye Alamasov

Ushchelye Alamasov

4.6/10 IMDB

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Starring: Daniil Sagal, Pyotr Arzhanov, Boris Erdman, Alla Garder ..
Directed by: Vladimir Shnejderov
Release date: 1937-09-19
Best War Movies of 1937 : Condottieri


6.8/10 IMDB

Luis Trenker performed double duty as star and director of the Italian swashbuckler Condottieri (The Knights). Trenker stars as Giovanni, the son of the infamous Catherine di Medici (Ethel Maggi). Nowhere near as unscrupulous or despotic as the rest of the di Medici family, Giovanni strives to make amends for past wrongs in Renaissance-era Florence. It is suggested that the hero is a 15th-century fascist -- and this being a 1937 Italian film, this means that he's one of the "good guys." Condottieri was simultaneously filmed in Italian and German versions, which may explain its peculiar political shadings.

Starring: Luis Trenker ..
Directed by: Luis Trenker
Release date: 1937-01-04
Best War Movies of 1937 : A Romance in Flanders

A Romance in Flanders

0.0/10 IMDB

During World War I, in Flanders, Berry and Morley were in love with the same girl, Yvonne. During a battle in the Widow's Island sector, Morley is wounded and abandoned by Berry. Morley being reported missing, Berry now has a clear path to marry Yvonne. Two decades later, Yvonne incidentally meets a tourist guide in the former combat zone region who looks fiendishly like - Morley. —Guy Bellinger

Starring: Paul Cavanagh, Marcelle Chantal, Garry Marsh, Olga Lindo, Alastair Sim, Evelyn Roberts, Kynaston Reeves, Arthur Hambling, C. Denier Warren, Frank Atkinson ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1937-01-01

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