Best War Movies of 1958


Run Silent, Run Deep

7.3/10 IMDB

The captain of a submarine sunk by the Japanese during WWII is finally given a chance to skipper another sub after a year of working a desk job. His singleminded determination for revenge against the destroyer that sunk his previous vessel puts his new crew in unneccessary danger.

Starring: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Don Rickles, Nick Cravat, Joe Maross, Mary LaRoche, Eddie Foy III, Rudy Bond ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1958-03-27

The Young Lions

7.1/10 IMDB

The Young Lions follows the lives of three soldiers: one German and two Americans, paralleling their experiences in World War II until they meet up at the end for a confrontation

Starring: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, Barbara Rush, May Britt, Maximilian Schell, Dora Doll, Lee Van Cleef, Liliane Montevecchi ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1958-04-02

Ice Cold in Alex

7.7/10 IMDB

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria.

Starring: John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Diane Clare, Richard Leech, Liam Redmond, Allan Cuthbertson, David Lodge, Michael Nightingale ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1958-06-24

A Time to Love and a Time to Die

7.6/10 IMDB

A German soldier home on leave falls in love with a girl, then returns to World War II.

Starring: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore, Keenan Wynn, Erich Maria Remarque, Dieter Borsche, Thayer David, Dorothea Wieck, Klaus Kinski ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1958-07-09

No Time for Sergeants

7.5/10 IMDB

Georgia farm boy Will Stockdale is about to bust with pride. He’s been drafted. Will’s ready. But is Uncle Sam ready for Will? In No Time for Sergeants, Andy Griffith is certifiably funny in the role that clinched his stardom. Wearing a friendly, wide grin, he ambles into the U.S. Air Force – and lots of folks’ll never be the same.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Nick Adams, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Howard Smith, Will Hutchins, Sydney Smith, James Millhollin, Don Knotts, Jean Willes ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1958-07-05

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

7.2/10 IMDB

All her life, Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin, and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Burt Kwouk, Robert Donat, Tsai Chin, Richard Wattis, Athene Seyler, Ronald Squire, Michael David, Peter Chong ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1958-12-11


7.1/10 IMDB

A British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo, the scheme to get the French and British forces back from the Dunkirk beaches. Some come forward to help, others were less willing.

Starring: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Meredith Edwards, Sean Barrett, Victor Maddern, Maxine Audley, Kenneth Cope ..
Directed by: Leslie Norman
Release date: 1958-03-20

South Pacific

6.8/10 IMDB

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Jack Mullaney, Ken Clark, Floyd Simmons ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1958-03-18

I Was Monty's Double

6.9/10 IMDB

The incredible but true story of how an impersonator was recruited to impersonate General Montgomery to mislead the German's about his intentions before the North Africa campaign.

Starring: John Mills, Cecil Parker, Sid James, Bryan Forbes, Barbara Hicks, Michael Hordern, Marius Goring, Vera Day, M.E. Clifton James, Patrick Allen ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1958-10-21

Carve Her Name with Pride

7.2/10 IMDB

London, England, during World War II. After living a tragic life experience, young Violette Szabo joins the Special Operations Executive and crosses the German enemy lines as a secret agent to aid a French Resistance group.

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey, Bill Owen, Maurice Ronet, Alain Saury, Sydney Tafler, Avice Landone, Noel Willman ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1958-02-18
Best War Movies of 1958 : The Square Peg

The Square Peg

6.8/10 IMDB

Norman Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted and fall into the clutches of the Sergeant they have just bested. They are sent to France to repair roads in front of the Allied advance but get captured. Pitkin takes advantage of a useful similarity to impersonate General Schreiber and manages to return a hero

Starring: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Honor Blackman, Campbell Singer, Hattie Jacques, Brian Worth, Frank Williams, Terence Alexander, John Warwick, Arnold Bell ..
Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs
Release date: 1958-12-04
Best War Movies of 1958 : Sea of Sand

Sea of Sand

6.7/10 IMDB

A small British army team is sent deep behind enemy lines to destroy a German petrol dump as part of the preparation for a major attack in the North African campaign. Sea of Sand was distributed in the US in a shortened version, Desert Patrol.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig, Vincent Ball, Percy Herbert, Ray McAnally, Barry Foster, George Murcell, Andrew Faulds, Harold Goodwin ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1958-11-04

Kings Go Forth

6.5/10 IMDB

Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana, Karl Swenson, Ann Codee, Eddie Ryder, Jacques Berthe, Pete Candoli, Cyril Delevanti ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : The Key

The Key

6.7/10 IMDB

In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent into "U-Boat Alley" to rescue damaged Allied ships. An American named David Ross arrives to captain one of these tugs. He's given a key by a fellow tugboat-man -- a key to an apartment and its pretty female resident. Should something happen to the friend, Ross can use the key.

Starring: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee, Oskar Homolka, Kieron Moore, Noel Purcell, Bryan Forbes, Beatrix Lehmann, Rupert Davies ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1958-05-28

The Quiet American

6.7/10 IMDB

Cynical British journalist Fowler falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman but is dismayed when a naïve U.S. official also begins vying for her attention. In retaliation, Fowler informs the communists that the American is selling arms to their enemy.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll, Yoko Tani, Fred Sadoff, Bruce Cabot, Kerima, Richard Loo, Peter Trent ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1958-02-08

Carry On Sergeant

6.3/10 IMDB

Fall in for the first ever film in the highly successful Carry On comedy series—now an acclaimed British institution. Kenneth Connor and Charles Hawtrey are the prankish misfits who become the hilarious bane of Army Officers existence when he makes a bet he will turn them into ‘Star Squad’ Award soldiers—or bust!

Starring: William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Dora Bryan, Bill Owen, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams, Terence Longdon ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1958-08-15

The Buccaneer

6.4/10 IMDB

During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes - and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Inger Stevens, Charlton Heston, Charles Boyer, Henry Hull, Lorne Greene, E.G. Marshall, Ted de Corsia, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: Anthony Quinn
Release date: 1958-12-11

The Naked and the Dead

6.3/10 IMDB

Fighting men in World War II learn the value of courage and quickness at the risk of losing their lives.

Starring: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr, Barbara Nichols, William Campbell, Richard Jaeckel, James Best, Joey Bishop, Jerry Paris ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1958-08-06
Best War Movies of 1958 : Torpedo Run

Torpedo Run

6.4/10 IMDB

A submarine commander is on a relentless pursuit of a Japanese aircraft carrier in the South Seas during World War II.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones, L. Q. Jones, Philip Ober, Richard Carlyle, Fredd Wayne, Don Keefer, Robert Hardy ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1958-10-24

The Hunters

6.4/10 IMDB

With its electrifying flight sequences and high-powered cast, The Hunters is a mesmerizing film based on the best-selling novel by veteran fighter pilot James Salter. Set during the height of the Korean War, the story centers on Major Cleve Saville (Robert Mitchum), a master of the newly operational F-86 Sabre fighter jets. But adept as he is at flying, Saville¹s personal life takes a nosedive when he falls in love with his wingman¹s (Lee Philips) beautiful wife (May Britt). To make matters worse, Saville must cope with a loud-mouthed rookie (Robert Wagner) in a daring rescue mission that threatens all their lives in this well-crafted war drama.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan, May Britt, Lee Philips, John Gabriel, Stacy Harris, Victor Sen Yung, Candace Lee, Aki Aleong ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1958-09-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : Darby's Rangers

Darby's Rangers

6.3/10 IMDB

Stationed in Scotland, Maj. William Darby and the men under his command are trained by British commandos, becoming the U.S. Army's 1st Ranger Battalion. Their drilling period is rigorous, but the men find time to romance local women before being deployed to fight the Nazis. U.S. forces battle from French North Africa to Italy, but when a surprise attack decimates the 1st and 3rd Battalions at the Battle of Cisterna, Darby and the 4th Battalion must come to their aid.

Starring: James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden, Edd Byrnes, Venetia Stevenson, Torin Thatcher, Peter Brown, Joan Elan, Corey Allen, Stuart Whitman ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1958-02-12
Best War Movies of 1958 : Orders to Kill

Orders to Kill

7.1/10 IMDB

A grounded American fighter pilot is switched to espionage on a special job in which he must kill a small-time Paris lawyer suspected of double-crossing France by selling out radio operators to the Nazis.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish, James Robertson Justice, Irene Worth, Leslie French, John Crawford, Lionel Jeffries, Anne Blake, Nicholas Phipps ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1958-07-25
Best War Movies of 1958 : China Doll

China Doll

6.0/10 IMDB

American pilot Cliff Brandon, fighting the Japanese in China, finds himself the unintentional "owner" of a Chinese housekeeper, Shu-Jen. The unlikely couple falls in love and marries, but not without tragedy brought on by the war.

Starring: Victor Mature, Li Li-Hua, Ward Bond, Bob Mathias, Danny Chang, Johnny Desmond, Stuart Whitman, Elaine Devry, Ann McCrea, Denver Pyle ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1958-06-06


6.6/10 IMDB

In melodramatic fashion, the film tells the tale of a young German woman who finds herself alone in the world when the rest of her family is killed in a WWII air raid. Helping an American military man escape the Gestapo, she finds herself on the run from the Russian Army. Escaping to the American (and safe) side of Berlin, she registers herself as a prostitute (unknowingly) and finds herself caught between the German officer who thinks she is for sale and the American officer who she saved and is now in love with her.

Starring: Dana Wynter, Mel Ferrer, Dolores Michaels, Theodore Bikel, Margaret Hayes, Luis van Rooten, Helmut Dantine, James Edwards, Herbert Berghof, Jack Kruschen ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1958-06-08
Best War Movies of 1958 : Me and the Colonel

Me and the Colonel

7.0/10 IMDB

Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Jacobowsky, despite their competition for the same woman, and together they outwit their pursuers

Starring: Danny Kaye, Curd Jürgens, Akim Tamiroff, Nicole Maurey, Françoise Rosay, Martita Hunt, Alexander Scourby, Liliane Montevecchi, Ludwig Stössel, Gérard Buhr ..
Directed by: Peter Glenville
Release date: 1958-10-01

The Two-Headed Spy

6.9/10 IMDB

Wartime thriller with film noir elements based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Michael Caine, Erik Schumann, Alexander Knox, Felix Aylmer, Walter Hudd, Edward Underdown, Laurence Naismith, Geoffrey Bayldon ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1958-11-17

The Camp on Blood Island

6.5/10 IMDB

Set in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II, the film focuses on the brutality and horror that the allied prisoners were exposed to as the Japanese metered out subjugation and punishment to a disgraced and defeated enemy. This harrowing drama concentrates on the deviations of legal and moral definitions when two opposing cultures clash. Although fictional, this was one of the earliest films to deal realistically with life and death in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during the Second War.

Starring: André Morell, Carl Möhner, Walter Fitzgerald, Edward Underdown, Phil Brown, Barbara Shelley, Michael Goodliffe, Michael Gwynn, Ronald Radd, Marne Maitland ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1958-04-15
Best War Movies of 1958 : The Wind Cannot Read

The Wind Cannot Read

6.1/10 IMDB

Dirk Bogarde is an officer during World War II learning Japanese in India in order to do intelligence work on the Indian front. While there he gets a Japanese teacher, who is full of the inscrutable and mysterious East, like a Chinese motorcycle.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Yoko Tani, John Fraser, Anthony Bushell, Marne Maitland, Michael Medwin, Richard Leech, Tony Wager, Tadashi Ikeda, Heihachirô Ôkawa ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1958-06-10
Best War Movies of 1958 : Imitation General

Imitation General

6.5/10 IMDB

An officer poses as a general after the death of his commanding officer and inspires his troops to victory.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Red Buttons, Taina Elg, Dean Jones, Kent Smith, Tige Andrews ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1958-08-20
Best War Movies of 1958 : Tank Force!

Tank Force!

5.6/10 IMDB

During World War II, members of a British tank unit in northern Africa are captured and held prisoners by Germans.

Starring: Victor Mature, Leo Genn, Bonar Colleano, Anthony Newley, Alfred Burke, Luciana Paluzzi, George Coulouris, Sean Kelly, Kenneth Fortescue, David Lodge ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1958-04-22
Best War Movies of 1958 : The Silent Enemy

The Silent Enemy

6.6/10 IMDB

The Mediterranean, 1941/42 - Axis forces are using frogmen and manned torpedoes to attack previously impregnable harbours. The Allied forces need to come up with something to answer this threat, which they find in the form of Lt. Lionel "Buster" Crabb.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Michael Craig, Dawn Addams, John Clements, Sid James, Alec McCowen, Nigel Stock, Ian Whittaker, Arnoldo Foà, Gianna Maria Canale ..
Directed by: William Fairchild
Release date: 1958-03-04
Best War Movies of 1958 : Tarawa Beachhead

Tarawa Beachhead

5.9/10 IMDB

A soldier is expected to never question the actions of his commanding officer, but when a Marine sees his CO breaking the law, he finds himself facing a difficult dilemma in this provocative war drama.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Julie Adams, Ray Danton, Karen Sharpe, Onslow Stevens, Russell Thorson, Eddie Ryder, John Baer, Michael Garth, Larry Thor ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1958-11-02
Best War Movies of 1958 : When Hell Broke Loose

When Hell Broke Loose

5.6/10 IMDB

Near the end of the war in Germany, GI Steve Boland, a self-described "sharp-operator", meets a German girl, Ilsa, and they fall in love. Ilsa's brother Karl, whom she has not seen in three years, and his fellow Nazi Ludwig visit Ilsa. Karl proudly informs her that he and Ludwig are "Werewolves", a group of Nazi assassins parachuted behind Allied lines for the purpose of killing Allied High Command officers. She and Steve go to Army Intelligence with their information, where Steve is immediately arrested for being A.W.O.L. Captain Melton of Army G-2 intervenes on Steve's behalf, as G-2 has had a suspicion about the existence of the "Werewolves" but no concrete info before now.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Easton, Eddie Foy III, Violet Rensing, Arvid Nelson, Anne Wakefield, Joley Marino, Dennis McCarthy, Robert Stevenson ..
Directed by: Kenneth G. Crane
Release date: 1958-11-01

The Safecracker

6.0/10 IMDB

Safe cracker, Colley Dawson, is recruited to steal a list of Nazi agents from a safe in a Nazi occupied chateau in Belgium.

Starring: Ray Milland, Barry Jones, Victor Maddern, Ernest Clark, Barbara Everest, Bernard Fox, Jeanette Sterke, Cyril Raymond, Melissa Stribling, Percy Herbert ..
Directed by: Ray Milland
Release date: 1958-03-05
Best War Movies of 1958 : The Steel Bayonet

The Steel Bayonet

6.1/10 IMDB

Tunis, 1943. Battle-weary troops of Company C have orders to occupy a derelict Tunisian farmhouse. They are to establish an artillery observation post, reporting on enemy movements before the imminent offensive to liberate Tunis. However German infantrymen discover their operations. The ensuing battle for control of this small piece of land will decide who controls Tunis but more critically, the victors in the battle of democracy versus fascism.

Starring: Leo Genn, Kieron Moore, Michael Medwin, Robert Brown, Raymond Francis, John Paul, Paddy Joyce, Michael Ripper, Bernard Horsfall, David Ritch ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1958-02-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : In Love and War

In Love and War

6.1/10 IMDB

Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II. Frankie O'Neill visits his lower-class dysfunctional family; Nico Kantaylis visits his pregnant fiancée; and the upper-class Alan Newcombe visits his high-living playgirl girlfriend. Each must decide whether to make the best of his situation or break out of it. O'Neill drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Kantaylis marries his fiancée, but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Newcombe sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later, in battle, a heroic act costs one of the Marines his life.

Starring: Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Bradford Dillman, Sheree North, France Nuyen, Mort Sahl, Veronica Cartwright ..
Directed by: Philip Dunne
Release date: 1958-10-31
Best War Movies of 1958 : Battle of the V-1

Battle of the V-1

5.7/10 IMDB

1943: A schoolmaster called Stefan Novak (Michael Rennie) and his watchmaker friend Tadek (David Knight) are working for the Polish resistance lead by Stanislav Muski (Peter Madden) and allow themselves to be captured by the Nazis and taken to a labour camp on the Baltic coast so that they can spy on the operations there. Stefan and Tadek discover that the camp houses a huge production unit where the V1 rocket is being built, which Hitler intends to use to destroy London. The pair succeed in informing the resistance of what is happening who in turn tip off the allies who launch a full scale raid on the plant and destroy it therefore setting back the Nazis' plan by months. However, the fight is far from over as Hitler's generals proceed with plans to build yet another plant and Stefan and Tadek are faced with a dangerous challenge, they must capture a complete V1 rocket and help in smuggling it back to Britain so that the allies can prepare themselves for Hitler's proposed invasion...

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina, Milly Vitale, David Knight, Esmond Knight, Christopher Lee ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1958-01-01

Underwater Warrior

5.0/10 IMDB

Based upon the life of Commander Francic D. Fane (USNR), UnderWater Warrior follows the evolution of the US Navy's Underwater Demolition Unit from its inception near the end of World War II through its acceptance and finally successful utilization in Korea. Landmark underwater camera work makes Underwater Warrior a milestone in cinematic history.

Starring: Dan Dailey, James Gregory, Ross Martin, Claire Kelly, Raymond Bailey, Alex Gerry ..
Directed by: Andrew Marton
Release date: 1958-02-14
Best War Movies of 1958 : Hell Squad

Hell Squad

5.0/10 IMDB

During World War II, a squad of five American soldiers become lost in Tunisia and are killed one by one in fights with German units. Finally only one man, Private Russo, is left, in the midst of a mine field, together with a German officer, locked in a stalemate. Russo has water, while the German claims to have a map revealing the mine positions. So Russo agrees to swap water for the map, but the German officer tries to double-cross him. This was Burt Topper's debut film, made on 16mm on weekends together with some friends in Indio, California. It was also Wally Campo's debut film, as well as script supervisor Joyce King's.

Starring: Wally Campo, Brandon Carroll, Fred Gavlin, Gregg Stewart, Jack B. Sowards, Leon Schrier, Cecil Addis, Jack B. Sowards ..
Directed by: Burt Topper
Release date: 1958-06-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : Ambush at Cimarron Pass

Ambush at Cimarron Pass

5.2/10 IMDB

A small Army patrol unit and a couple of former Confederates reluctantly throw in their lot together after being attacked by a band of Native Americans.

Starring: Scott Brady, Margia Dean, Clint Eastwood, Irving Bacon, Frank Gerstle, Ray Boyle, Baynes Barron, William Vaughn, Ken Mayer, John Damler ..
Directed by: Jodie Copelan
Release date: 1958-03-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : Twilight for the Gods

Twilight for the Gods

5.8/10 IMDB

An alcoholic captain sails a two-master through danger with a call girl and others on board.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Cyd Charisse, Arthur Kennedy, Leif Erickson, Charles McGraw, Ernest Truex, Richard Haydn, Judith Evelyn, Wallace Ford, Celia Lovsky ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1958-08-04

Lafayette Escadrille

5.5/10 IMDB

A hotshot young flyer falls for a French sex worker during World War I.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Etchika Choureau, Marcel Dalio, David Janssen, Paul Fix, Clint Eastwood, William Wellman Jr., Veola Vonn, Will Hutchins, Robert Hover ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1958-02-28
Best War Movies of 1958 : The Deep Six

The Deep Six

6.1/10 IMDB

The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in the WWII drama The Deep Six. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery officer Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well with his crew members. When he refuses to fire upon an unidentified plane, the word spreads that Austin cannot be relied upon in battle (never mind that the plane turns out to be one of ours). To prove that he's worthy of command, Austin volunteers for a dangerous mission: the rescue of a group of US pilots on a Japanese-held island. The ubiquitous William Bendix costars as Frenchy Shapiro (!), Austin's Jewish petty officer and severest critic. If the film has a villain, it is Keenan Wynn as ambitious Lt. Commander Edge, who seems to despise anyone who isn't a mainline WASP.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Dianne Foster, William Bendix, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Joey Bishop, Barbara Eiler, Ross Bagdasarian, Jeanette Nolan ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1958-01-15
Best War Movies of 1958 : Ghost of the China Sea

Ghost of the China Sea

5.0/10 IMDB

A ragtag group of survivors escape a Filipino sugar plantation overrun by Japanese soldiers during World War II, finding a small boat along the way.

Starring: David Brian, Lynette Bernay, Norman Wright, Harry Chang, Gene Bergman, Jonathan Haze, Mel Prestidge, Kam Fong, Norman Wright ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1958-08-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : Suicide Battalion

Suicide Battalion

4.2/10 IMDB

Second World War drama, set in the Philippines about a group of men recruited for the dangerous mission of destroying an American base to keep strategic papers out of enemy hands when Japanese forces invade. The men spend their last hours drowning their sorrows in a bar, but time is running out. American International Pictures originally distributed this film as a double feature with "Jet Attack".

Starring: Jewell Lain, Mike Connors, John Ashley, Jewell Lain, Bing Russell, Russ Bender, Scott Peters, Bob Tetrick, Clifford Kawada, John McNamara ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1958-02-28
Best War Movies of 1958 : Jet Attack

Jet Attack

3.4/10 IMDB

A Soviet nurse (Audrey Totter) helps a U.S. pilot (John Agar), his buddies and a scientist escape from North Korea. American International Pictures originally distributed this film as a double feature with "Suicide Battalion".

Starring: John Agar, Audrey Totter, Gregory Walcott, James Dobson, Leonard Strong, Victor Sen Yung ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1958-02-15
Best War Movies of 1958 : Submarine Seahawk

Submarine Seahawk

4.9/10 IMDB

For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost track of. At first, the rest of the crew resent his distant manner and the way he keeps avoiding taking on the Japs.

Starring: John Bentley, Brett Halsey, Wayne Heffley, Steve Mitchell, Frank Watkins, Marilyn Hanold ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1958-12-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : Tank Battalion

Tank Battalion

4.0/10 IMDB

Four men in their tank, during the Korean War in 1951, find themselves behind enemy lines.

Starring: Don Kelly, Leslie Parrish, Edward G. Robinson Jr., Frank Gorshin, Robert Paget, BarBara Luna, Regina Gleason, Baynes Barron, Don Devlin ..
Directed by: Sherman A. Rose
Release date: 1958-07-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : Thundering Jets

Thundering Jets

6.6/10 IMDB

An Air Force captain teaches pilots to fly jets but doesn't like it.

Starring: Rex Reason, Dick Foran, Audrey Dalton, Barry Coe, Buck Class, Robert Dix, Lee Farr, Giuseppe Addobbati, Robert Conrad, Maudie Prickett ..
Directed by: Helmut Dantine
Release date: 1958-05-01
Best War Movies of 1958 : Desert Hell

Desert Hell

5.4/10 IMDB

This melodrama tells the tale of a great battle between the French Foreign Legion and the rebellious Arab tribe, the Tuaregs, who fight it out upon the blistering Sahara sands. Just before the Legionnaires embark upon their dangerous mission, the commander discovers that he is being cuckolded by his lieutenant. Because the mission is urgent, there is no time to fight over the commander's wife. Unfortunately, as they travel, the tension between the two mounts and they begin squabbling over how to plan the attack. Their inability to work together results in tragedy.

Starring: Brian Keith, Barbara Hale, Richard Denning, Johnny Desmond, Phillip Pine, Richard Shannon, Duane Grey, Charles H. Gray ..
Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren
Release date: 1958-06-25

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