Gideon and Samson: Great Leaders of the Bible (1965)

Isralites are faulted for worshipping Baal instead of Jehovah. Jehovah is said to have abandoned the Israelites for worshiping false gods instead of Jehovah himself. Gideon chooses an army of…

The Fury of Achilles (1962)

Care fellow Greeks to Troy, since the prince Paris has abducted the Spartan Princess Helen, wife of Menelaus. In the fighting stands the invincible hero Achilles, who leads his Myrmidons to assault. Now in…

Esther and the King (1960)

The film is set in Persia in the 5th century BC. After the King’s wife is murdered, Esther (a Jewish woman) comes to the attention of the recently widowed…

Escape from Sobibor (1987)

The film begins with a new trainload of Polish Jews arriving for processing at Sobibor. The German Commandant gives them a welcoming speech, assuring the new…

Drums in the Deep South (1951)

Best friends Clay Clayburn and Will Denning graduate from West Point and visit their friend and fellow graduate Braxton at his Georgia plantation in 1861. Clay had…

Constantine and the Cross (1961)

Somewhat fictionalized dramatic account of Late Roman Emperor Constantine, his rise to power, and his establishment of religious tolerance among Roman subjects. Constantine’s adoption of…

The Conquest of the Air (1936)

The film was initially commissioned by Alexander Korda prior to the advent of World War II, and the Air Ministry saw the value in promoting Britain’s contribution…

Alexander Nevsky (1938)

The Teutonic Knights invade and conquer the city of Pskov with the help of the traitor Tverdilo and massacre its population. In the face of resistance by…

Africa Speaks! (1930)

Hear the hoof-beats of the gnus and see a young boy chased down and killed by a lion (sans the screams) was what “Africa Speaks!”…

The Battle of Russia (1943)

In this installment of the “Why We Fight” propaganda series, we learn about the events on the Russian front of World War II. We learn…

The Battle of Britain (1943)

The narrator describes the fall of France, leaving Britain almost defenceless. British forces are vastly outnumbered, but the British people are calm. The narrator explains that…

Divide And Conquer (1943)

In this episode of the Why We Fight propaganda series, the events from the English and French declarations of war against Nazi Germany to the…

Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)

Three children of the Merrye family live in a decaying rural mansion with their guardian and chauffeur, Bruno. The children suffer from “Merrye Syndrome”, a genetic…

Go for Broke! (1951)

The film begins in 1943 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, with newly commissioned Lt. Michael Grayson reporting for duty with the 442nd, then in training. He discovers that…

Beau Brummel (1924)

In 1795, the cream of English aristocracy attend the wedding of “tradesman’s daughter” Margery. She loves Beau Brummel, a penniless captain in the Tenth Hussars, but…

Target for Today (1944)

Documentary about one bombing mission over Germany by the American Eighth Air Force, from the initial planning for the mission through final completion of the…

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

At the West Point Military Academy in 1854, the cadet Carl Rader (an agent of John Brown), is dishonorably discharged for spreading anti-slavery pamphlets. His classmates Jeb Stuart and George…

Salt of the Earth (1954)

Esperanza Quintero is a miner’s wife in Zinc Town, New Mexico, a community which is essentially run and owned by Delaware Zinc Inc. Esperanza is thirty-five years old, pregnant with her…

Reign of Terror (1949)

Already the most powerful man in France, Maximilien Robespierre wants to become the nation’s dictator. He summons François Barras, the only man who can nominate him before the National…

Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Just before the French Revolution, Henriette takes her close adopted sister Louise to Paris in the hope of finding a cure for her blindness. She…

Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter (1943)

Most of the film is taken up with a short play in which a young pilot, portrayed by Ronald Reagan, is ordered on reconnaissance missions of…