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): Hurst, Brian Desmond
Release Date: 1953
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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): Wilder, Billy
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

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

At an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion "Prew" Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) refuses to box, preferring to play the bugle instead. Hard-hearted Capt. Holmes (Philip Ober) subjects Prew to a grueling series of punishments while, unknown to Holmes, the gruff but fair Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) engages in a clandestine...

Director(s): Frend, Charles
Release Date: 1953
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers. [IMBd]

Director(s): Keller, Harry
Release Date: 1953
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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): Clément, René
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

Internationally acclaimed upon its release, Forbidden Games offers a devastating portrait of war, childhood, and innocence. After losing her family to Germany's takeover of France in the summer of 1940, a 5 year-old refugee finds shelter with a family in the countryside. She and her 11 year-old playmate process their grief by burying dead animals.

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): 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...

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