Category: War

July 22, 2019 / War

This WWII drama was the first to deal with the fateful atomic bomb attack on Japan. It tells the story of a straight-arrow American pilot who was raised in Japan and who is asked to return there to get a captured scientist to garner valuable information about the A-bomb.

June 21, 2019 / Drama

In 1946 North Africa, two former US Air Force pilots are forced to work for an international smuggler to get money needed for their return to civilian life after fighting in World War II.

June 20, 2019 / Biography

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte’s life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

June 13, 2019 / War

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. In particular, he must handle the difficulties created by a reckless hot-shot pilot named Woody Jason, who not only wants to fight a one-man war but to waltz off with Gordon’s girlfriend.

June 13, 2019 / War

During the Pacific phase of World War II, Marine Col. Thorwald puts together a special strike force to capture the Makin Island, a strategic territory held by Japan. He goes out of his way to select soldiers who are rugged or unbalanced misfits, such as former boxer “Pig-Iron” Matthews and yokel Rube Tedrow. As their raid draws closer, Thorwald dispatches with all ranks and titles, and trains his group using unconventional methods.

April 3, 2019 / Foreign

Filmed in 1962 but not released in the US until 1966 (with 20 of its 108 minutes removed), Conquered City is an all-star World War II drama financed in Italy and filmed in Greece. An Athens hotel, full of refugees and expatriates of all nationalities, is captured by Allied troops in the closing days of the War. British Major Peter Whitfield has been ordered to prevent a cache of weapons hidden in the hotel from falling into the hands of renegade troops. He cannot allow himself to trust anyone–not even the most innocent-looking (or attractive) of guests.

March 13, 2019 / War

Colonel Ed Wyatt is regarded by pilots under his command as being a ruthless disciplinarian. His co-pilot, Lt. Hobson Lee, and Jo McWethy, a war correspondent assigned to the squadron become more friendly than meets Wyatt’s approval. When Wyatt’s plane is forced down behind enemy lines, he orders his crew to proceed to the American lines with the vital film they have shot, while he remains behind to hold off the enemy.

March 5, 2019 / War

Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines.