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A Yank In Libya (1942)

American correspondent Mike Malone uncovers a Nazi plot for an uprising of the Arab tribes in Libya. Pursued by Sheik David and his men, Mike takes refuge in the suite of Nancy Brooks, who is in the British Intelligence. He asks her to hide a gun and escapes through a window. Reporting the affair to British Consul Herbert Forbes, the latter tries to discourage him from further investigation, as the British are aware of the plot and are planning on staging a coup. He goes with Mike to Nancy's apartment, and she denies having ever seen him before. Sheik Ibrahim, next in command of the Arab tribe to Sheik David, is plotting with Nazi agent Yussof Streyer to kill David who is friendly with the British. Mike and Nancy have gone to David's camp, escape from Ibrahim's henchmen, and get back to El Moktar before the Arabs attack the garrison.



Aerial Gunner

 (1943)

Aerial Gunner is a 1943 American World War II film directed by William H. Pine and starring Chester Morris, Richard Arlen and Jimmy Lydon. It was the first feature directed by Pine, who produced movies through his company, Pine-Thomas Productions.



Bombs Over Burma (1942)

Bombs Over Burma (AKA The Devil's Sister), based on a story by Milton Raison, is a 1942 American war film. To depict the Chinese character faithfully, the star, Anna May Wong, and other characters speak Mandarin in the first few minutes of the film.



Corregidor

(1943)

Corregidor is a 1943 American war film directed by William Nigh and starring Otto Kruger, Donald Woods and Elissa Landi.[Note 1] The film is set in December 1941 through May 1942 during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. Corregidor opens with the following written dedication: "Dedicated to the heroes of the United States and Philippine Armed Forces, and the American Red Cross." The film closes with a poem about Corregidor written and narrated by English poet Alfred Noyes.


The Marines Are Coming (1934)

A brash marine is assigned to a new post which is now under the command of his former rival. The marine falls in love with his commanding officer's fiancée and romances her away from him. The day before their wedding, the fiancée calls it off after the marine is involved with an incident in Tijuana. The fiancée leaves for Central America to join her father, who is a diplomat, and the disgraced marine quits but re-enlists as a private. Assigned to a post in Central America, the marine discovers he must rescue his rival, who has been captured by the rebels plotting to overthrow the territorial governor, her former fiancée's father.

Lady From Chungking (1942)

In World War II, Chinese guerrillas fight against the occupying Japanese forces. A young woman is the secret leader of the villagers, who plot to rescue two downed Flying Tigers pilots who are currently in the custody of the Japanese. The rescue mission takes on even more importance with the arrival of a Japanese general, which signals a major offensive taking place in the area

Submarine Base (1943)

Ship engineer Jim Taggert is rescued from a torpedoed tramp steamer by Joe Morgan, an American gangster that found New York too hot for him, and has become a fisherman operating from an out-of-the-way island off of the coast of South America. Morgan makes his headquarters at the Halfway House run by the parents of Maria Styx as a bar and dance resort catering to the planters and traders of the island. Taggert finds himself practically a prisoner along with a group of American girls acting as entertainers at the resort. Taggert shadows Morgan in his activities in a remote cove and finds that Morgan is supplying German U-boat commanders with torpedoes, but does not know that Morgan has rigged the torpedoes with clock devices that explode when at sea and sinks the U-boats

Mutiny (1952)

During the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall has to run the blockade of the US coast being operated by the British, in order to collect a war loan obtained from France, which is being paid in gold bullion. His first mate is Ben Waldridge, a former Royal Navy captain who was cashiered by the Navy. Waldridge has his former gun crew along with him and, when they realize that there is gold coming on board, they plot mutiny. Leslie, Waldridge's gold-loving former sweetheart, arrives at the same time.

Desert Commandos (1967)

Desert Commandos (Italian: Attentato ai tre grandi) is a 1967 war film set during World War II in Morocco where it was filmed. The Italian title (Attack on the Big Three) refers to a German commando group with a mission to assassinate Churchill, Roosevelt and de Gaulle at the Casablanca Conference.

Go For Broke (1951)

Go for Broke! is a 1951 war film directed by Robert Pirosh, produced by Dore Schary and featured Van Johnson in the starring role, as well as several veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Henry Nakamura, Warner Anderson, and Don Haggerty in its large cast.

The film dramatizes the real-life story of the 442nd, which was composed of Nisei (second-generation Americans born of Japanese parents) soldiers.



Battle of Blood Island (1960)

Battle of Blood Island is a 1960 American World War II war film filmed in Puerto Rico and directed by Joel Rapp. It was based on the 1958 short story Expect the Vandals by Philip Roth.[2] Filmgroup released the film, as a double feature with Ski Troop Attack.

Roger Corman appears at the end of the movie as an American soldier.



Eagle In A Cage (1972)

After his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo and surrender to the British Empire, Napoleon Bonaparte is delivered into exile and imprisonment on St. Helena, setting the scene for a psychological character study of the fallen Emperor and those upon the island with him as he rakes over the ashes of his career. After a failed escape attempt, the British Government offers him a chance for a return to limited power in France once again as a buffer against instability there, however on the point of departure he is afflicted by the symptoms of stomach cancer and the offer is in consequence withdrawn, leaving him entrapped on the island and exiting history's stage.



Hitler Dead or Alive (1942)

In 1939, during the early days of World War II, Samuel Thornton (Russell Hicks), a prominent American businessman, offers a reward of one million dollars to bring Adolf Hitler to justice, dead or alive. He hires three gangster ex-convicts released from Alcatraz prison, Steve Maschick (Ward Bond), Hans "Dutch" Havermann (Warren Hymer) and Joe "The Book" Conway (Paul Fix).



The Dawn Express (1942)

In the middle of World War II, Nazi Capt. Gemmler (Hans Heinrich von Twardowski) is in need of a powerful chemical formula to improve the energy output of ordinary gasoline. In his quest for this formula he finds two individuals that are of use: the chemist and playboy Tom Fielding (William Bakewell) and his co-worker, Robert Norton (Michael Whalen), who is engaged to Tom's sister Nancy (Anne Nagel). They are already involved in such a project for another employer. Using his secret agents, Gemmler kidnaps them.

Ski Troop Attack 

(1960)

Ski Troop Attack is a 1960 American war film directed by Roger Corman and starring Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Richard Sinatra, and Wally Campo. Filmgroup released the film as a double feature with Battle of Blood Island

Sundown (1941)

Sundown is a 1941 American war film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Bruce Cabot and Gene Tierney. The film's adventure story, set against a World War II backdrop in British East Africa, was well received by critics, earning three Academy Award nominations but was not a box office success.

Three Came Home (1950)

Three Came Home is a 1950 American post-war film directed by Jean Negulesco, based on the memoirs of the same name by writer Agnes Newton Keith. It depicts Keith's life in North Borneo in the period immediately before the Japanese invasion in 1942, and her subsequent internment and suffering, separated from her husband Harry, and with a young son to care for. Keith was initially interned at Berhala Island near Sandakan, North Borneo (today's Sabah) but spent most of her captivity at Batu Lintang camp at Kuching, Sarawak. The camp was liberated in September 1945.

The North Star 

(1943)

The North Star (also known as Armored Attack in the US) is a 1943 war film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, written by Lillian Hellman and featured production design by William Cameron Menzies. The film starred Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan and Erich von Stroheim. The music was written by Aaron Copland, the lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and the cinematography was by James Wong Howe. The film also marked the debut of Farley Granger.

Exile Express (1939)

Exile Express is a 1939 American drama film directed by Otis Garrett and starring Anna Sten, Alan Marshal and Jerome Cowan.


Battle of The Eagles (1979)

This film is a tribute to the Partisan Squadron, a group of Yugoslav airmen who flew out of England in the early days of WWII to defend their homeland from the Nazis.



Black Brigade (1970)

Black Brigade is the DVD release title of the television movie Carter's Army, which aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on January 27, 1970. The movie is a war drama that stars a host of prominent African-American film actors, including Richard Pryor, Rosey Grier, Robert Hooks, Billy Dee Williams, and Moses Gunn.



Iron Angel 

(1964)

A green lieutenant volunteers five men to carry out a mission to take out a North Korean mortar position that's preventing supply convoys from reaching the front line. Afterwards they must make their way back to friendly territory, but there's a complication...



Minesweeper 

(1943)

Minesweeper is a 1943 American film directed by William A. Berke, and stars Richard Arlen, Jean Parker and Russell Hayden. The film is a fictional account of a former navy deserter who returns to duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor, under an assumed name as a sailor aboard a minesweeper in World War II.

Submarine Alert 

(1943)

Submarine Alert is a 1943 American film directed by Frank McDonald, produced by Pine-Thomas Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. The film stars Richard Arlen, Wendy Barrie, Nils Asther, Roger Pryor, Marc Lawrence and Ralph Sanford.[1]

Pacific Inferno (1979)

After the fall of the Philippines in World War II, the Japanese discover that Gen. MacArthur ordered millions of dollars in silver dumped in Manila Bay in order that it not fall into enemy hands. Among the prisoners the Japanese have taken are two American U.S. Navy deep-sea divers, whom they then force to dive in search of the sunken treasure.

The Steel Claw (1961)

The Steel Claw is a 1961 wartime drama set in the Philippines during World War II. It is an action-adventure film about a handicapped former Marine on a mission to rescue an officer in the early days of the Japanese invasion. The Steel Claw was directed, starred and co-scripted by George Montgomery.

The Navy Way 

(1944)

The Navy Way is a 1944 American film directed by William Berke concentrating on US Navy recruit training with many sequences filmed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. The film had its premiere at the Genesee Theatre in nearby Waukegan, Illinois.

Navy Spy 

(1937)

Navy Spy is a 1937 American thriller film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and Crane Wilbur and starring Conrad Nagel, Eleanor Hunt and Judith Allen.[1] It was one of a series of four films featuring Nagel as a federal agent released by Grand National Pictures. In this episode he tackles a gang of international criminals attempting to sabotage the American navy.

Forgotten Women 

(1931)

Acting on a tip from former stage actress Fern Madden, who is now working as a movie extra, Jimmy Burke, a Hollywood reporter, publishes an article revealing an independent film producer to have mob connections. As a result of the story, Jimmy becomes city editor.

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