Best War Movies of 1959

1.

The Horse Soldiers

4.3
7.2/10 IMDB

A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the commander. The secret plan for the mission is overheard by a southern belle who must be taken along to assure her silence.

Starring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt, Hoot Gibson, Ken Curtis, Willis Bouchey, Bing Russell, O.Z. Whitehead, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1959-06-11
Best War Movies of 1959 : The Devil's Disciple
2.

The Devil's Disciple

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The Devil's Disciple is a 1959 film adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title. The Anglo-American film was directed by Guy Hamilton who replaced Alexander Mackendrick and starred Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Laurence Olivier. Mary Grant designed the film's costumes.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott, Eva Le Gallienne, Harry Andrews, Basil Sydney, George Rose, Neil McCallum, Mervyn Johns ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1959-08-20
3.

Pork Chop Hill

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Korean War, April 1953. Lieutenant Clemons, leader of the King company of the United States Infantry, is ordered to recapture Pork Chop Hill, occupied by a powerful Chinese Army force, while, just seventy miles away, at nearby the village of Panmunjom, a tense cease-fire conference is celebrated.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard, James Edwards, Bob Steele, Carl Benton Reid, Woody Strode, George Shibata, Norman Fell ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1959-05-29
4.

John Paul Jones

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

The bio-epic about the infamous John Paul Jones.

Starring: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien, Bette Davis, Macdonald Carey, Jean-Pierre Aumont, David Farrar, Peter Cushing, Susana Canales ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1959-06-16
5.

Up Periscope

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Lieutenant Braden discovers that Sally, the woman he's been falling in love with, has actually been checking out his qualifications to be a U.S. Navy frogman. He must put his personal life behind him after being assigned to be smuggled into a Japanese-held island via submarine to photograph radio codes.

Starring: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Alan Hale Jr., Edd Byrnes ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1959-03-04
6.

Yesterday's Enemy

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Set during the Burma Campaign of World War 2, this is the story of courage and endurance of the soldiers struggling at close quarters against the enemy. The film examines the moral dilemmas ordinary men face during war, when the definitions of acceptable military action and insupportable brutality become blurred and distorted

Starring: Stanley Baker, Leo McKern, Guy Rolfe, Gordon Jackson, David Oxley, Richard Pasco, Bryan Forbes, Wolfe Morris, Philip Ahn, David Lodge ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1959-09-10
7.

Never So Few

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Peter Lawford, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy, Kipp Hamilton, Dean Jones, Robert Bray ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1959-12-07
Best War Movies of 1959 : Danger Within
8.

Danger Within

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst.

Starring: Richard Todd, Bernard Lee, Michael Wilding, Peter Arne, Richard Attenborough, Michael Caine, Andrew Faulds, Donald Houston, William Franklyn, Vincent Ball ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1959-02-17
Best War Movies of 1959 : Verboten!
9.

Verboten!

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A young American serviceman stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his future after falling in love with a German woman.

Starring: James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman, Paul Dubov, Harold Daye, Dick Kallman, Stuart Randall, Steven Geray, Anna Hope, Robert Boon ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1959-03-25
Best War Movies of 1959 : The Night We Dropped a Clanger
10.

The Night We Dropped a Clanger

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

The movie takes place during WWII. A dashing British RAF Officer is earmarked for a secret mission behind enemy lines in occupied France, but wishing to distract the enemy, enlists a person to double for him and thereby draw attention to North Africa . An unlikely airman is found and tutored in the ways of an English officer.

Starring: Brian Rix, Cecil Parker, Leslie Phillips, William Hartnell, Leo Franklyn, Liz Fraser, John Welsh, Toby Perkins, Sarah Branch, Charles Cameron ..
Directed by: Darcy Conyers
Release date: 1959-10-10

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