Browsing the "1940s" Category

Great Guns (1941)

June 24th, 2011 | by Chris

I am a huge fan of Laurel and Hardy, and was sorely disappointed by their war-time effort, Air Raid Wardens,


Wing and a Prayer (1944)

February 14th, 2011 | by Chris

"The story of carrier X" or so the tagline says.  Presumably to try and preserve some sort of classified-ness in


Battleground (1949)

July 23rd, 2010 | by Chris

The Battle of the Bulge, December 1944.  Movies have tried and failed (the aptly named but poorly executed Battle of


Destination Tokyo (1943)

July 12th, 2010 | by Chris

Yeah, sometimes you just have to kick back, and take in the classics for what they are.  That is to


The Purple Heart (1944)

June 25th, 2009 | by Chris

The Purple Heart is of course the medal given to servicemen wounded in the line of duty.  The movie of


Dive Bomber (1941)

December 10th, 2008 | by Chris

Call me a sucker for some good old-fashioned old-time military aviation, but 1941's Dive Bomber is a superb and often


They Were Expendable (1945)

November 3rd, 2008 | by Chris

From landmark director John Ford comes the classic They Were Expendable, starring none other than John Wayne as Lt. "Rusty"


Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

October 29th, 2008 | by Chris

Guadalcanal Diary is just one of those pictures you know they made with good intentions.  The problem is that it


The Fighting 69th (1940)

September 10th, 2008 | by Chris

Alright, let me just start by saying that I'm not a big fan of James Cagney, and I'm not really


The Long Voyage Home (1940)

September 5th, 2008 | by Chris

Ah, the merchant marines, the unsung heroes of WWII. Putting their lives at risk on the open waters of the


The Fighting Sullivans (1944)

May 21st, 2008 | by Chris

The Fighting Sullivans documents the tragic loss of the five Sullivan brothers, who died while serving together on the USS


Air Raid Wardens (1943)

March 13th, 2008 | by Chris

I love Laurel and Hardy.  I really do.  I mean how can you not?  During the 30's they were sort


Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)

February 12th, 2008 | by Chris

OK, so maybe Once Upon a Honeymoon falls under the "romantic comedy" category rather than "war movie," but it is


Sahara (1943)

February 5th, 2008 | by Chris

Tanks, desert, combat, Bogart.... put those all together and what do you get?  The unbelievable picture that is Sahara.  It



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