Best War Movies of 1938

1.

The Shopworn Angel

3.9
7.0/10 IMDB

During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over.

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel, Nat Pendleton, Alan Curtis, Sam Levene, Eleanor Lynn, Charles D. Brown, Virginia Grey ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1938-07-15
2.

The Dawn Patrol

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled "crates" and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the "brass hats" at headquarters see reason. Insubordinate air ace Captain Courtney is another thorn in Brand's side...but finds the smile wiped from his face when he rises to command the squadron himself. Everyone keeps a stiff upper lip.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp, Melville Cooper, Barry Fitzgerald, Carl Esmond, Peter Willes, Morton Lowry, James Burke ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1938-12-24
Best War Movies of 1938 : The Drum
3.

The Drum

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Set in the India of the British Raj, the evil and untrustworthy Prince Guhl (Raymond Massey) plans to wipe out the British troops as they enjoy the hospitality of Guhl's spacious palace. It's up to the loyal young Prince Azim (Sabu) to warn the troops of Guhl's treachery by tapping out a message on his drum.

Starring: Sabu, Raymond Massey, Valerie Hobson, Roger Livesey, David Tree, Desmond Tester, Francis L. Sullivan, Archibald Batty, Frederick Culley, Amid Taftazani ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1938-09-29
Best War Movies of 1938 : Yellow Jack
4.

Yellow Jack

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A fairly accurate historical account of Walter Reed's search for the cause of "Yellow Jack" or Yellow Fever and those who risked their lives in the pursuit.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Lewis Stone, Andy Devine, Henry Hull, Charles Coburn, Buddy Ebsen, Henry O'Neill, Janet Beecher, William Henry ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1938-05-19
Best War Movies of 1938 : Blockade
5.

Blockade

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with a Russian girl whose father is involved in espionage.

Starring: Madeleine Carroll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo, John Halliday, Vladimir Sokoloff, Robert Warwick, Reginald Denny, Peter Godfrey, William B. Davidson, Katherine DeMille ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1938-06-17
Best War Movies of 1938 : Block-Heads
6.

Block-Heads

0.0
7.6/10 IMDB

It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to visit Stan who has now been returned to the States and invites him back to his home.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell, Billy Gilbert, James Finlayson ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1938-08-18

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