The lazaret ship Britannic is used by England to transport weapons to Egypt. The German secret service wants to show that abuse of the red cross by overtaking the ship and steering it to a neutral port for inspection.
Van Diemen’s Land (2009) Jonathan auf der Heide, Oscar Redding, Arthur Angel, Paul Ashcroft, Biography, Drama, History
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia’s most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving.. the Australian wilderness. Abandon all hope you who enter.
Julius Caesar (1970) Stuart Burge, Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Drama, History, War
All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes’ fickleness towards the events.
Le fils de Caroline Cherie / Caroline and the Rebels (1955) Jean-Devaivre, Jean-Claude Pascal, Alfred Adam, Daniel Ceccaldi, Adventure, History
A young, innocent Brigitte Bardot plays the sister of the handsome French officer Juan D’Arandra. Close in a manner inappropriate of siblings, their attraction for each other tortures their souls, and sends them in a series of comic misadventures, that, through a strange twist of fate, brings them even closer.
David and Bathsheba (1951) Henry King, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Drama, History, Romance
Though David has all the wealth, power, wives & children inherent for the King of Israel he does not have what he craves most: the true love of a woman who loves him as a man instead of as King. He is attracted to Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers who is more devoted to army duty than to his wife.
The Scarlet Coat (1955) John Sturges, Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders, Adventure, Drama, History
In 1780 Major John Boulton is recruited by Colonial intelligence as a counterspy who will feign desertion to the British forces. His mission is to discover the identity of an American traitor with the code name Gustavus.
The Divine Lady (1929) Frank Lloyd, Corinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, H.B. Warner, Drama, History, Romance
A partly fictionalized account of history begins with the arrival of slatternly Emma Hart, a cook’s daughter, at the home of Charles Greville. Greville takes her as his lover and grooms her until their relationship becomes an inconvenience. Greville then dupes Emma into traveling to Naples to live with his uncle, Lord Hamilton, ambassador to the court at Naples. Realizing that Greville has abandoned her, Emma agrees to marry Lord Hamilton. Soon, however, she meets Admiral Horatio Nelson of the British Navy.
Westward Ho (1935) Robert N. Bradbury, John Wayne, Sheila Bromley, Frank McGlynn Jr., Drama, History, Western
Ballard’s trail jumpers attack the Wyatt Company wagon train, killing young John’s parents and kidnaping his brother, Jim. In post-Civil War California, John Wyatt, now a man, pulls together a vigilante posse, The Singing Riders, who all ride white horses, dress alike, and ride the trails singing and rounding up outlaw gangs. Meanwhile, John is ever on the lookout for the gang that murdered his parents.
A Southern Yankee (1948) Edward Sedgwick, Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, Comedy, History, War
Aubrey Filmore (Red Skelton) is a bumbling bellboy in a Missouri town who pesters the Union officers there; he desperately wants to be a spy for the North in the American Civil War. When Filmore accidentally waylays an infamous Confederate spy known as “The Grey Spider” and is mistaken for him by the Rebels, the Union brass see it as an opportunity for real espionage – and though Filmore is a coward as well as a fool, his real motivation for derring-do is a sweet Southern girl named Sallyann, whom he will see again behind Southern lines.
Chimes at Midnight / Campanadas a medianoche (1965) Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Comedy, Drama, History
Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’ and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff’s career as young Prince Hal’s drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England.