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): 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): John Ford
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

This adventure film, directed by Jon Ford and based on the 1936 novel Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmond, sfocuses on Gilbert and Lana Martin, played by Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert, 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...

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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:

Based on novelist Stefan Zweig's 1932 biography, this lavish film offers a sympathetic reinterpretation of Marie Antoinette. From her marriage to Louis XVI to her execution during the French Revolution, Marie evolves from a young, lighthearted girl to a confident woman and devoted mother. Count Axel von Fersen, her lover and friend, plays a central role in Marie's development. 

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...

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. 

Director(s): Raymond Bernard
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

This film takes place in 1914, and analyzes the reactions of a French village "under the German boot" at the moment of the battle of the Marne, while two adolescents live a love story like Romeo and Juliette. A German officer has been killed, and the occupiers demand five hostages--otherwise, they will raze the village. The villagers forget their quarrels and unite against adversity.

Director(s): Gance, Abel
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

In this 1938 version of J'accuse, director Abel Gance's depiction of the Battle of Verdun and the sacrifices made for it served as a stern warning to his nation as World War II approached. Two romantic rivals put their differences aside as they experience one of World War I's most devastating battles. One conjures the dead to defend his French homeland.

Director(s): Korda, Zoltan
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

A young Indian prince turns to British colonial authorities after his uncle usurps his kingdom. The film presents the British as heroes and rightful conquerors of India. 

Director(s): Selman, David
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

The fictional cowboy Hopalong Cassidy rounds up horses for Roosevelt's Rough Riders in the Spanish American War.   Outlaws threaten to derail his mission. 

Director(s): Le Chanois, Jean-Paul
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

A short documentary containing newsreel footage of the Spanish Civil War. Filmmakers Luis Buñuel and Jean-Paul Le Chanois foucses on the inhumanity and death of war rather than the politics of war, which was in contrast to his peers (Germany's Lili Riefenstahl and Soviet Union's Sergei Eisenstein) at the time. 

Director(s): Ivens, Joris
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

A documentary about the Spanish Civil War funded and filmed by writers, actors, and directors who were part of the American Popular Front in the 1930s. With footage from battles and the home front, the film captures the Republican/loyalist efforts to defeat fascism. At the time, the film opened debates about the documentary form, particularly point of view, and revealed more about American...

Director(s): Farrow, John
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

During the Chinese Civil War, rival American businessmen travel to a remote missionary outpost in a region controlled by General Fang. Their goal is to win control of oilfields currently in default. Fang puts down a revolt encouraged by one businessmen as a favor to the original owner. 

Director(s): Renoir, Jean
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

Widely considered one of the best films of all time, director Jean Renoir's La Grade Illusion explores the common bonds of humanity among World War I officers to comment on the specter of war haunting 1930s Europe. The relationships between French prisoners of war and German officers highlights the shared culture among European aristocrats, while class lines separating aristocrats and...

Director(s): Bernard, Raymond
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

This film tells the story of a female Alsatian spy who worked for France during the First World War, based on Marthe Richard's memoirs, whose veracity is somewhat doubtful. Richard was the sixth French woman to receive a pilot's license, ran in the same circles as Mata Hari in the interwar period, became close with the Gestapo and collaborators in the Second World War but also claimed to...

Director(s): Pabst, Georg Wilhelm
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

This femme-fatale spy thriller explored 1930 tensions in Europe by taking a look back at World War I. A young French doctor falls in love with a German spy while attending to the wounded in Greece. She then works on his behalf by pursuing a French intelligence officer for state secrets. 

Director(s): Poirier, Léon
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

Designed to inspire patriotism before World War II, this film explores the real-life story of two French women's contributions during the Great War. Louise de Bettignies and Léonie Vanhout carry vital intelligence to the British troops behind Dutch lines. Once captured and convicted, the two experience different fates. 

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