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.


Displaying 1081 - 1100 of 1152

Director(s): Leisen, Mitchell
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

Personal ambitions and patriotic fervor keep an American journalist and pilot apart during World War II. Augusta Nash arranges for a pardon Tom Martin, a prisoner of war during the Spanish Civil War. Despite their mutual attraction, the two put nation first when the next war comes. The film is notable for portraying ambitious career women and for its interventionist message. 

Director(s): Ford, John
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

The hard-living, international crew of a British merchant ship become unnerved as they cross the Atlantic during the first year of World War II. Suspicions mount when the ship takes on explosives, but loss of crew members during stormy seas, German attacks, and impressment force the crew to come together and make it home.  

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032728/
Director(s): Vidor, King
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

A young artist and his friend accidently join Roger's Ranger during the Seven Years War. Led by Robert Rogers, they travel through the Quebec wilderness with the mission to destroy the French-allied Abenaki tribe. The film shows the Rangers engaging in overt racism, casual cannibalism, and gleeful violence.

Director(s): Gance, Abel
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

An exploration of how war transforms a man's life and relationship with women in interwar France. On the front in World War I, Pierre receives news that he lost his wife in childbirth. He learns to love his daughter, whose own happiness is threatened by World War II.

Director(s): Lloyd, Frank
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

A young man from colonial Virginia fulfills his father's dream of moving West at the dawn of the American Revolutionary War. On his way west, Matt Howard meets Tom, who passes him off as a member of the landed gentry to the Peyton family. Howard falls in love with and marries Jane, but his deception as well as their political and ideological differences disrupt their union. 

Director(s): Eduard von Borsody
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

At the Olympic games in Berlin 1936 Inge Wagner falls in love with Luftwaffenleutnant (Airforce Lieutenant) Herbert Koch. They want to marry, but he receives orders to go to Spain - incognito, without permission for any contacts to his friends and relatives. Inge is still waiting for him. After the beginning of WW II, German radio starts broadcasting the "Wunschkonzert für die Wehrmacht" - a...

Director(s): Dieterle, William
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

A fictional account of the French occupation of Mexico during the mid-19th century. Emperor Maximilian I, a puppet of Napoleon III, seizes control of Mexico during the American Civil War. Rebel forces force him to abdicate. 

Director(s): Stevens, George
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

Loosely based on the Rudyard Kipling poem, this movie presents late 19th-century British colonialism in India in a positive light while noting sharp differences among its colonized subjects. Three British sergeants and their bhisti (water carrier) Gunga Din travel to a remote outpost to investigate. They encounter the legendary Thuggees, a gang of Indians known for violence and barbarism. In...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031398/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Lang, Walter
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

When her father leaves to fight in the Boer War, Sara Crewe attends an elite boarding school in London. News of her father's death leaves her orphaned and penniless. She works to pay her tuition and board and refuses to believe her father is dead. 

Director(s): Ford, John
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

This film, based on the 1936 novel Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmond, focuses on Gilbert and Lana Martin, a young couple trying to make a home in New York State's Mohawk Valley, but repeated attacks by Native American drive them, along with other settlers in the valley, into a nearby fort, where they watch helplessly as the natives lay waste to their farms and cabins. A...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031252/
Director(s): Michael Curtiz
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

The story of the unselfish loyalty and devotion of Haym Salomon (Claude Rains) to General Washington and the fight for freedom in the American Revolution.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031953/
Director(s): King, Henry
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

This legendary story of Stanley and Livingstone marks the onset of British colonization of Africa. Upon hearing that the famed British missionary and explorer David Livingstone is dead, Welsh-American investigative reporter sets out to find him. Along the way, he encounters the mysteries and people of the "dark continent," confirming ideas of racial superiority both Americans and British held...

Director(s): Fleming, Victor
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

The Oscar-winning adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind, Victor Flemming focuses on an elite white southern woman's life before, during, and after the American Civil War. Scarlett O'Hara, favorite daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, pursues love, lust, and wealth as the men in her life leave her or fall to war. The film presents an overly romanticized...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/
Director(s): Lezama, Luis
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

Two friends enlist in the Mexican army to fight during the Mexican-American War. Their perspective shows the United States as an invading colonizer seeking to expand slavery through its annexation of Texas. 

Director(s): Tasaka, Tomotaka
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

Using cinematic realism, director Tomotaka Tasaka documents loyalty and group cohesion in a Japanese army unit during the Second Sino-Japanese War. As the unit advances into mainland China, injured soldiers remain behind rather than slow others' down.

Director(s): Seitz, George B.
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

Based on a true story, U.S. Army surgeon Walter Reed frantically works to combat Yellow Fever in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. As the virus hits the military and civilian population in Havana, Cuba, Reed turns to a discredited theory to find its cause and cure.

Director(s): Dyke, W. S. Van
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

The life of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) from betrothal and marriage in 1770 to her beheading. At first, she's a Hapsburg teenager isolated in France, living a virgin's life in the household of the Dauphin, a shy solitary man who would like to be a locksmith. Marie discovers high society, with the help of Orleans and her brothers-in-law. Her foolishness is at its height when she meets a...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030418/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
Director(s): Renoir, Jean
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

Jean Renoir's epic account of the French Revolution (1789–99) juxtaposes the opulent life of King Louis XVI (1754–93) with the poverty of the commoners who rose up to overthrow the monarchy in 1789. The film's title comes from the rallying song which grew out of the peasants' march on the Bastille, the song that ultimately became the French national anthem. Filmed with a cast of thousands, the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030424/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt
Director(s): Dieterle, William
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

A love story amidst political battles and armed conflict during the Spanish Civil War. Marco, a Republican farmer, falls in love with Maria, an upper-class woman. They work together to prevent a blockade of the local food supply.

Director(s): Vajda, Ladislao
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

During the Chinese Civil War, a British intelligence officer must uncover the identity of a notorious gun smuggler. His suspects a respected businessman-philanthropist has ties to General Ling. The businessman's wife proves to be an invaluable intelligence source. 

Pages