Best War Movies of 1942


To Be or Not to Be

8.2/10 IMDB

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Tom Dugan, Charles Halton, Henry Victor ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1942-03-05

Mrs. Miniver

7.6/10 IMDB

English middle-class family, The Minivers, experience life in the first months of World War II.

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon, Christopher Severn, Brenda Forbes ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1942-07-03


7.1/10 IMDB

Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane flees across the United States after he is wrongly accused of starting the fire that killed his best friend.

Starring: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Clem Bevans, Norman Lloyd, Alma Kruger, Vaughan Glaser, Dorothy Peterson, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1942-04-24
Best War Movies of 1942 : Donald's Snow Fight

Donald's Snow Fight

7.9/10 IMDB

It's snowed, and Donald Duck is going sledding. Meanwhile, his nephews have built a snowman at the bottom of the hill. Donald aims his sled at their snowman and demolishes it, so the boys get even by including a boulder in the bottom of their next snowman. This means war, so they retreat to opposing snow forts for battle.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1942-04-10

Went the Day Well?

7.5/10 IMDB

The quiet village of Bramley End is taken over by German troops posing as Royal Engineers. Their task is to disrupt England's radar network in preparation for a full scale German invasion. Once the villagers discover the true identity of the troops, they do whatever they can to thwart the Nazis plans.

Starring: Leslie Banks, Mervyn Johns, Marie Lohr, Basil Sydney, Edward Rigby, C. V. France, Valerie Taylor, Norman Pierce, Frank Lawton, Muriel George ..
Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti
Release date: 1942-12-07

For Me and My Gal

7.0/10 IMDB

Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy, Mártha Eggerth, Ben Blue, Stephen McNally, Lester Dorr, Ernie Alexander, Hooper Atchley, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1942-10-21

All Through the Night

7.1/10 IMDB

Broadway gamblers stumble across a plan by Nazi saboteurs to blow up an American battleship.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell, Frank McHugh, Peter Lorre, Judith Anderson, William Demarest, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1942-01-10

In Which We Serve

7.2/10 IMDB

The story of the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ship's first and only commanding officer is Captain E.V. Kinross, who trains his men not only to be loyal to him and the country, but—most importantly—to themselves.

Starring: Noël Coward, Derek Elphinstone, Michael Wilding, John Mills, Robert Sansom, Philip Friend, Chimmo Branson, Ballard Berkeley, James Donald, Caven Watson ..
Directed by: Noël Coward, David Lean
Release date: 1942-09-17

The First of the Few

7.0/10 IMDB

This 1942 fictionalized biopic chronicles the true story of how two of the most remarkable men in aviation history - visionary Spitfire designer R.J. Mitchell and his test pilot Geoffrey Crisp - designed a streamlined monoplane that led to the development of the Spitfire.

Starring: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver, Anne Firth, David Horne, J.H. Roberts, Derrick De Marney, Rosalyn Boulter, Herbert Cameron ..
Directed by: Leslie Howard, George Pollock
Release date: 1942-09-14
Best War Movies of 1942 : Blitz Wolf

Blitz Wolf

7.0/10 IMDB

Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1942-08-22
Best War Movies of 1942 : Why We Fight: Prelude to War

Why We Fight: Prelude to War

7.0/10 IMDB

Prelude to War was the first film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, commissioned by the Pentagon and George C. Marshall. It was made to convince American troops of the necessity of combating the Axis Powers during World War II. This film examines the differences between democratic and fascist states.

Starring: Walter Huston, Max Schmeling ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1942-05-27
Best War Movies of 1942 : One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

7.0/10 IMDB

During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". Behind these sombre words hid tales of death, destruction and derring-do. This is the story of one such bomber crew who were shot down and the brave Dutch patriots who helped them home.

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, Peter Ustinov, Googie Withers, Pamela Brown, Joyce Redman, Robert Beatty ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1942-04-24

This Above All

6.7/10 IMDB

In 1940 England, aristocratic Prudence Cathaway alarms her snobbish parents by joining the WAF service branch. She soon meets and falls in love with the brooding Clive Briggs, despite his prejudice against the upper classes, and agrees to spend a week with him at a Dover hotel. When Clive's soldier friend, Monty, arrives to retrieve him, Prudence learns that Clive went AWOL after Dunkirk, and urges him to recall why England must fight the war.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Gladys Cooper, Philip Merivale, Sara Allgood, Alexander Knox, Queenie Leonard ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1942-05-12

Across the Pacific

6.8/10 IMDB

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton, Victor Sen Yung, Roland Got, Lee Tung Foo, Frank Wilcox, Paul Stanton, Lester Matthews ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1942-09-04
Best War Movies of 1942 : Desperate Journey

Desperate Journey

6.9/10 IMDB

During WWII, when an allied bomber is shot down over Germany, the five surviving crew are captured but cleverly escape detention after learning German secret information and knocking out a Nazi major. With the angry major in hot pursuit, aided by military personnel, Gestapo agents and Hitler-loyal citizens, the five wend their way across perilous Germany, intent on reaching the UK with the secrets they have learned.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Nancy Coleman, Arthur Kennedy, Ronald Sinclair, Albert Bassermann, Rudolph Anders ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1942-09-25

Captains of the Clouds

6.4/10 IMDB

Inspired by Churchill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined Canadian bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF.

Starring: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale, George Tobias, Reginald Gardiner, W.A. Bishop, Reginald Denny, Russell Arms, Paul Cavanagh ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1942-02-12

Flying Tigers

6.7/10 IMDB

Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers.

Starring: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly, Gordon Jones, Mae Clarke, Addison Richards, Edmund MacDonald, Bill Shirley, Tom Neal ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1942-10-08

Reunion in France

6.3/10 IMDB

Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, John Carradine, Ann Ayars, J. Edward Bromberg, Moroni Olsen, Henry Daniell ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1942-12-25

Invisible Agent

6.0/10 IMDB

The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany in this comedy-thriller.

Starring: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke, J. Edward Bromberg, Albert Bassermann, John Litel, Holmes Herbert, Keye Luke, Paul Bryar ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1942-08-07
Best War Movies of 1942 : Wake Island

Wake Island

6.7/10 IMDB

In late 1941, with no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines tries to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Macdonald Carey, Robert Preston, William Bendix, Albert Dekker, Walter Abel, Mikhail Rasumny, Rod Cameron, Bill Goodwin, Damian O'Flynn ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1942-08-11
Best War Movies of 1942 : The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

6.1/10 IMDB

The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

Starring: Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Irving Pichel ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1942-09-14
Best War Movies of 1942 : The World at War

The World at War

6.8/10 IMDB

Documentary examining the events which led up to the Second World War.

Starring: Paul Stewart, Francisco Franco, Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Franklin D. Roosevelt ..
Directed by: Lowell Mellett
Release date: 1942-09-18

Journey for Margaret

7.2/10 IMDB

An American newspaperman and his wife, end up in London after several retreats in the opening days of WWII. After a shrapnel wound and loss of her baby she returns to America. War weary, he is forced to do a story about war orphans, where he meets Margaret.

Starring: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce, Margaret O'Brien, William Severn, Elisabeth Risdon, Doris Lloyd, Halliwell Hobbes, Heather Thatcher ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1942-12-17
Best War Movies of 1942 : The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

7.0/10 IMDB

Englishman Mr. Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises — the risk of being heard speaking English.

Starring: Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter, Otto Preminger, J. Carrol Naish, Lester Matthews, Jill Esmond, Peggy Ann Garner, Ferike Boros, Merrill Rodin ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1942-08-21
Best War Movies of 1942 : Manila Calling

Manila Calling

6.9/10 IMDB

During WWII, a group of brave Americans spy on the Japanese after their invasion of the Philippines and became the first U.S. Guerrilla fighters.

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Carole Landis, Cornel Wilde, James Gleason, Martin Kosleck, Ralph Byrd, Charles Tannen, Ted North, Elisha Cook Jr., Victor Sen Yung ..
Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds
Release date: 1942-10-16
Best War Movies of 1942 : Tulips Shall Grow

Tulips Shall Grow

6.8/10 IMDB

In this Puppetoon animated short film (an Academy Award Best Short Subject, Cartoons nominee), a young Dutch couple find their idyllic countryside being overrun by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men and machines that lay waste to everything in their path. In 1997 this film, deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Starring: Victor Jory ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1942-01-26

Stand by for Action

6.5/10 IMDB

U. S. Navy Lieutenant Gregg Masterman, of The Harvard and Boston Back Bay Mastermans, learned about the sea while winning silver cups sailing his yacht. He climbs swiftly in rank, and is now Junior Aide to Rear Admiral Stephen Thomas.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Charles Laughton, Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Chill Wills, Marilyn Maxwell, Henry O'Neill, Marta Linden, Douglass Dumbrille, Richard Quine ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1942-12-31

Joan of Paris

6.8/10 IMDB

An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

Starring: Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell, Laird Cregar, May Robson, Alan Ladd, Alexander Granach, Jack Briggs, James Monks, Richard Fraser ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1942-01-20
Best War Movies of 1942 : North to the Klondike

North to the Klondike

6.3/10 IMDB

Based upon the novel by Jack London, two friends in the Klondike aid settlers being terrorized by outlaws.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Evelyn Ankers, Andy Devine, Lon Chaney Jr., Lloyd Corrigan, Willie Fung, Keye Luke, Stanley Andrews, Dorothy Granger, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1942-01-23
Best War Movies of 1942 : Fleets of Stren'th

Fleets of Stren'th

6.8/10 IMDB

Popeye's unconventional torpedo-loading technique get him a mild punishment: he's ordered to stand at attention. Just then, the enemy attacks. He remains at attention, even as a bomb throws him to the top of the mast, where his commander finally notices and orders him to get the planes. Popeye fires on them, but this only draws return fire. He eats his spinach, then turns into a plane himself and attacks.

Starring: Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1942-03-13
Best War Movies of 1942 : Thunder Rock

Thunder Rock

6.6/10 IMDB

David Charleston, once a world renowned journalist, now lives alone maintaining the Thunder Rock lighthouse in Lake Michigan. He doesn't cash his paychecks and has no contact other than the monthly inspector's visit. When alone, he imagines conversations with those who died when a 19th century packet ship with some 60 passengers sank. He imagines their lives, their problems, their fears and their hopes. In one of these conversations, he recalls his own efforts in the 1930s when he desperately tried to convince first his editors, and later the public, of the dangers of fascism and the inevitability of war. Few would listen. One of the passengers, a spinster, tells her story of seeking independence from a world dominated by men. There's also the case of a doctor who is banished for using unacceptable methods. David has given up on life, but the imaginary passengers give him hope for the future.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Finlay Currie, Frederick Valk, Sybille Binder, Frederick Cooper, Jean Shepeard, Barry Morse ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1942-12-04
Best War Movies of 1942 : Somewhere In France

Somewhere In France

6.8/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Starring: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley, Gordon Jackson, Ernest Milton, Charles Victor, Anthony Ainley, John Williams, Paul Bonifas ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1942-06-22
Best War Movies of 1942 : 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge

'Neath Brooklyn Bridge

5.9/10 IMDB

The East Side Kids find a young girl in the apartment of a man who has just been murdered. Believing her to be innocent, they hide her in their clubhouse while they try to find the real killer. The killer, however, used a baseball bat as his murder weapon, and the bat has the fingerprints of one of the gang on it.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Noah Beery Jr., Marc Lawrence, Ann Gillis, Dave O'Brien, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Stanley Clements ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1942-11-20
Best War Movies of 1942 : Unpublished Story

Unpublished Story

6.5/10 IMDB

Morale-boosting story released in the middle of World War II. A journalist uncovers a peace organisation at the centre of disreputable dealings.

Starring: Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson, Basil Radford, Roland Culver, Brefni O'Rorke, Miles Malleson, George Carney, Muriel George, André Morell, Frederick Cooper ..
Directed by: Harold French
Release date: 1942-08-10

5 for 4

6.4/10 IMDB

This animated short by Norman McLaren serves as a wartime savings campaign. Symbolic figures, drawn directly on 35mm film stock, move and dance against a simple painted background. The score is "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie," by Albert Ammons.

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Release date: 1942-01-01

Somewhere I'll Find You

6.1/10 IMDB

Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.

Starring: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane, Reginald Owen, Lee Patrick, Charles Dingle, Van Johnson, Keye Luke, Rags Ragland ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1942-08-27
Best War Movies of 1942 : The Next of Kin

The Next of Kin

6.8/10 IMDB

Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Nova Pilbeam, Reginald Tate, John Chandos, Stephen Murray, Jack Hawkins, Geoffrey Hibbert, Philip Friend, Phyllis Stanley, Mary Clare ..
Directed by: Thorold Dickinson
Release date: 1942-06-15

Busses Roar

5.9/10 IMDB

A sergeant saves the day when Axis agents plant a bomb on a bus bound for California oil fields.

Starring: Richard Travis, Julie Bishop, Charles Drake, Eleanor Parker, Elisabeth Fraser, Richard Fraser, Peter Whitney, Frank Wilcox, Willie Best, George Meeker ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1942-08-18
Best War Movies of 1942 : China Girl

China Girl

6.2/10 IMDB

Two-fisted newsreel photographer Johnny Williams is stationed in Burma and China in the early stage of WW II. Captured by the Japanese, he escapes from a concentration camp with the aid of beautiful, enigmatic 'China Girl' Miss Young. The two arduously make their way back to friendly lines so that Johnny can deliver the vital military information he's managed to glean from his captors.

Starring: Gene Tierney, George Montgomery, Lynn Bari, Victor McLaglen, Alan Baxter, Sig Ruman, Philip Ahn, Tom Neal, Myron McCormick, Robert Blake ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1942-12-09
Best War Movies of 1942 : The Big Blockade

The Big Blockade

5.4/10 IMDB

Wartime propaganda piece reporting on the success of the economic blockade of Germany in the early years of the war.

Starring: Leslie Banks, Michael Redgrave, Will Hay, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Michael Rennie, Frank Cellier, Robert Morley, Alfred Drayton, Marius Goring ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1942-01-19
Best War Movies of 1942 : Spy Smasher

Spy Smasher

7.1/10 IMDB

Prior to the United States' involvement in World War II, the masked vigilante Spy Smasher fights Nazi agents operating within the US, led by the treacherous sabotage leader codenamed The Mask.

Starring: Kane Richmond, Marguerite Chapman, Sam Flint, Hans Schumm, Tris Coffin, Franco Corsaro, Hans von Morhart, Georges Renavent, Rudolph Anders, Henry Zynda ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1942-04-04
Best War Movies of 1942 : Bombay Clipper

Bombay Clipper

6.1/10 IMDB

Someone has absconded with $4,000,000 worth of diamonds, and that someone may very well be a passenger on the Bombay Clipper.

Starring: William Gargan, Irene Hervey, Turhan Bey, Maria Montez, Charles Lang, Lloyd Corrigan, Mary Gordon, Truman Bradley, Phillip Trent, John Bagni ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1942-01-11
Best War Movies of 1942 : Winning Your Wings

Winning Your Wings

6.2/10 IMDB

Winning Your Wings is a 1942 short American World War II recruitment film produced by Warner Bros. Studios for the US Army Air Forces, starring Jimmy Stewart. It was aimed at young men who were thinking about joining the Air Force.

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Ames, Leah Baird, Don DeFore, Charles Drake, Bill Edwards, Inez Gay, Creighton Hale, Adolf Hitler ..
Directed by: John Huston, Owen Crump
Release date: 1942-05-28
Best War Movies of 1942 : Army Surgeon

Army Surgeon

5.7/10 IMDB

Drama about military doctors and nurses during wartime.

Starring: James Ellison, Jane Wyatt, Kent Taylor, Walter Reed, James Burke, George Cleveland, Lee Bonnell ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1942-12-04

Black Dragons

4.3/10 IMDB

It is prior to the commencement of World War II, and Japan's fiendish Black Dragon Society is hatching an evil plot with the Nazis. They instruct a brilliant scientist, Dr. Melcher, to travel to Japan on a secret mission. There he operates on six Japanese conspirators, transforming them to resemble six American leaders. The actual leaders are murdered and replaced with their likeness.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore, Robert Frazer, Edward Peil Sr., Robert Fiske, Irving Mitchell, Kenneth Harlan, Max Hoffman Jr. ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1942-03-06
Best War Movies of 1942 : The Day Will Dawn

The Day Will Dawn

6.1/10 IMDB

Sports journalist Colin Metcalfe is picked for the job of foreign correspondent in Norway when Hitler invades Poland. On the way to Langedal his boat is attacked by a German U-Boat, however when he tells the navy about it they do not believe him and, to make matters worse, he is removed from his job. When German forces invade Norway, Metcalfe returns determined to uncover what is going on and stop the Germans in their tracks.

Starring: Hugh Williams, Griffith Jones, Deborah Kerr, Ralph Richardson, Francis L. Sullivan, Roland Culver, Finlay Currie, Niall MacGinnis, Elizabeth Mann, Patricia Medina ..
Directed by: Harold French
Release date: 1942-06-08
Best War Movies of 1942 : Commandos Strike at Dawn

Commandos Strike at Dawn

6.6/10 IMDB

A gentle widower, enraged at Nazi atrocities against his peaceful Norwegian fishing village, escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the oppressors.

Starring: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish, Cedric Hardwicke, Robert Coote, Ray Collins, Alexander Knox, Rosemary DeCamp, Elisabeth Fraser ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1942-12-30
Best War Movies of 1942 : To the Shores of Tripoli

To the Shores of Tripoli

5.9/10 IMDB

Chronicle of a spoiled rich boy who joins the Marines with an off-handed attitude and finally becomes a battle-wise soldier. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Color) Cinematography.

Starring: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly, William Tracy, Maxie Rosenbloom, Harry Morgan, Edmund MacDonald, Russell Hicks, Margaret Early ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1942-11-09
Best War Movies of 1942 : Torpedo Squadron

Torpedo Squadron

6.1/10 IMDB

John Ford splices together footage of Torpedo Squadron 8, all but one of whom were later shot down and killed in the Battle of Midway.

Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1942-01-01
Best War Movies of 1942 : Atlantic Convoy

Atlantic Convoy

5.9/10 IMDB

American naval forces are using a port in Iceland as a base for anti-submarine patrols to protect North Atlantic convoys from Nazi subs. The Nazis send undercover agents into the port in a scheme to blow up the entrance to the harbor and keep the patrols blocked in. The officers in charge of the patrols have to find the spies and stop them before they achieve their objective.

Starring: Bruce Bennett, Virginia Field, John Beal, Clifford Severn, Larry Parks, Lloyd Bridges, Victor Kilian, Hans Schumm, Erik Rolf, Eddie Laughton ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1942-07-02

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