Films by Release Date

This site allows users to access the collection of films organized by release date. The collection includes selected movies, TV productions and documentaries on the themes of gender, military and war in the periods covered by the Oxford Handbook for Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). Including films released between the 1920s and the present, the focus is on the wars of the twentieth century, because most movies relevant for the theme of gender, military and war focus on a conflict of this period. The filmography includes productions in English, French and German or films with English subtitles.


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Director(s): Zinnemann, Fred
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

In this Oscar-winning film, director Fred Zinnemann portrays everyday life on a Hawaiian army base before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Far from a celebratory narrative, its characters have deep personality flaws and engage in alcoholism, adultery, violence, and prostitution. Their search for connection and meaning reveal the impersonal bureaucracy and injustice within the U.S. army. This path-...

Director(s): Wilder, Billy
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

In a German prisoner of war camp, a group of American sergeants try to uncover the spy in their midst. Suspicion falls on Sefton, but his outsider status provides him cover to learn the true identity of the spy. 

Director(s): Frend, Charles
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

A popular postwar film made by Ealing Studios, The Cruel Sea documents British naval officers in World War II. A ragtag team aboard a convoy escort braves horrific storms, torpedoes, and air raids as they brave the Atlantic to protect vital war goods.

Director(s): Hurst, Brian Desmond
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

A depiction of the Battle of Malta during World War II. Real footage of the aerial raid are interspersed with on-location re-enactments and a love story.

Director(s): Modi, Sohrab
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

This first Bollywood film shot in Technicolor focuses on the life of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi who lead her people in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. It follows her trajectory from a young confident girl chosen to be the wife of the much older King to her fearless pursuit of politics, diplomacy, and military strategy to further Indian independence. 

Director(s): von Sternberg, Josef
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

Loosly based on a true story, this film explores Japanese holdouts from World War II living on the remote Pacific island of Anatahan. A group of 12 sailors vie for the affection of Keiko, the only woman on the island, that slowly causes the disintegration of military discipline and Japanese tradition. Director Josef von Sternberg presents the drama as a detached documentary and a warning about...

Director(s): Daves, Delmer
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

The Cold War disrupts a love story between an American journalist and a Russian ballerina. Separated by the KGB on their attempt to leave the Soviet Union for the United States, the husband takes desperate measures to reunite with his wife. 

Director(s): Kazan, Elia
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

Based on a true story, a leader of a circus troupe in Czechoslovakia attempts to defect to the United Stated in the early 1950s. The film shows why he decides to leave, providing propaganda for the efficiencies of American free enterprise, and his fateful decision to cross the Bavarian to save his family and circus troupe. 

Director(s): Keller, Harry
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

The cattle that are being rustled apparently vanish as no one is able to find them. But Rocky Lane, in his last B western, is on the job and he is assisted as usual by Nugget Clark. [IMBd]

Director(s): Mankiewicz, Joseph L.
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

Based on a true story, this World War II film-noir reveals the duplicity of spy games. Diello, valet to the British ambassador to Turkey, sells top secret information to the Germans after he partners with Countess Anna Staviska. Their schemes prove useful to the Germans, who then ask Diello for Allied plans for the invasion of Normandy. 

Director(s): Green, Alfred E.
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

This Hollywood exploitation film reflects the hysteria surrounding the Cold War in the early 1950s. The Soviets invade America, and an atomic bomb lands on Manhattan. A young man and woman fall in love amidst the chaos.

Director(s): Christian-Jaque
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

Fanfan escapes a shotgun marriage by enlisting in the French army during the Seven Years War. Promised fortune, fame, and the hand of princess by Adeline, an officer's daughter, Fanfan makes a name for himself as a soldier. Between battles, he and Adeline fall for each other.

Director(s): Cayatte, André
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

Trained by the French Resistance during World War II, a young man from the slums of Paris continues to kill after the war. He is sentenced to death and awaits news of a pardon. The film, a broader commentary on the death penalty and social inequality in post-war France, won the Jury Prize at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. 

Director(s): Clément, René
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director(s): Hathaway, Henry
Release Date: 1951
Abstract:

An influential contribution to the post-World War II Rommel myth, one that highlights his military brilliance, opposition to some Nazi policies, and victim of Hitler. The film bridges a string of defeats at the end of Field Marshall Erwin Rommell's military career, from El Alamein to his death-by-suicide mission. In between, Rommel continues to doubt Hitler, leading to his participation in a...

Director(s): Ray, Nicholas
Release Date: 1951
Abstract:

Two military officers battle over how to manage their troops and pilots from the Battle of Guadalcanal to the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. Major Dan Kirby arrives in Guadalcanal and places the mission before the lives of his men, while the men's favored officer, Captain Carl Griffin, begins to learn Kirby's hard lessons. 

Director(s): Bacon, Lloyd
Release Date: 1951
Abstract:

World War II: American Lieutenant Commander John Lawrence replaces the popular commanding officer of a group of underwater demolition divers. a crew of fiercely independent studs. The martinet Lawrence tightens the discipline of the unit, making him unpopular with the macho frogmen. Finally, Lawrence proves himself as more than just a stuffed white shirt, becoming one of the team by fearlessly...

Director(s): Huston, John
Release Date: 1951
Abstract:

In this classic Hollywood film, a British missionary and an American boat captain travel the Ulanga River to escape the onset of World War II. After Germans destroy her mission, Sister Rose leaves a remote village in German East Africa (Rwanda). She convinces Charlie to turn the African Queen into a mobile torpedo to fight the Germans, who are blocking access to the main waterways. Through...

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