Best War Movies of 1943

1.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

General Candy, who's overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn't have the respect of the men he's training and is considered out-of-touch with what's needed to win the war. But it wasn't always this way. Flashing back to his early career in the Boer War and World War I, we see a dashing young officer whose life has been shaped by three different women, and by a lasting friendship with a German soldier.

Starring: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Adolf Wohlbrück, Roland Culver, James McKechnie, Arthur Wontner, David Hutcheson, Ursula Jeans, John Laurie, Harry Welchman ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1943-06-10
2.

Five Graves to Cairo

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel. He is helped by the hotel's owner, despite protest from the French chambermaid, afraid of the imminent arrival of Rommel and the Germans. John assumes the identity of the recently deceased waiter to survive.

Starring: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim, Peter van Eyck, Fortunio Bonanova, Philip Ahlm, Roger Creed, Hans Moebus, Leslie Denison ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1943-05-26
3.

Sahara

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Rex Ingram, Richard Nugent, Dan Duryea, Carl Harbord, Patrick O'Moore, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1943-09-22
4.

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest, Porter Hall, Emory Parnell, Al Bridge, Julius Tannen, Victor Potel, Brian Donlevy ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1943-12-24
5.

This Land Is Mine

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Somewhere in Europe, in a city occupied by the Nazis, a gentle school teacher finds himself torn between collaboration and resistance, cowardice and courage.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders, Walter Slezak, Kent Smith, Una O'Connor, Philip Merivale, Thurston Hall, George Coulouris, Nancy Gates ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Release date: 1943-05-07
6.

Hangmen Also Die!

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his attempt to escape, he is helped by history professor Stephen Novotny and his daughter Mascha.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Nana Bryant, Margaret Wycherly, Dennis O'Keefe, Tonio Selwart, Alexander Granach ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1943-04-15
Best War Movies of 1943 : Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
7.

Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

"The Battle of Russia," Chapter V of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, follows the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler.

Starring: Anthony Veiller, Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Ion Antonescu, Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Cherkasov, Miklós Horthy, Miklós Horthy, Alfred Jodl, Alfred Jodl ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1943-01-01
Best War Movies of 1943 : Sherlock Holmes in Washington
8.

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In World War II, a British secret agent carrying a vitally important document is kidnapped en route to Washington. The British government calls on Sherlock Holmes to recover it.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord, Henry Daniell, George Zucco, John Archer, Gavin Muir, Edmund MacDonald, Don Terry, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-03-24
9.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan—who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era—has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains. He awaits the right time to blow up a crucial bridge in order to halt the enemy's progress

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny, Fortunio Bonanova, Eric Feldary, Victor Varconi, Katina Paxinou ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1943-07-12
Best War Movies of 1943 : The Bells Go Down
10.

The Bells Go Down

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire bombings of WWII.

Starring: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns, William Hartnell, Finlay Currie, Philippa Hiatt, Meriel Forbes ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1943-05-16

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