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…

The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)

https://ia800204.us.archive.org/10/items/TheRiseOfCatherineTheGreatVideoQualityUpgrade/TheRiseOfCatherineTheGreatVideoQualityUpgrade.mp4 This historical drama recounts the events that led to the accession of Catherine the Great, Empress of all the Russias. The film opens with…

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…

Against All Hope (1982)

Sometime in the 1950s in Chicago a man, Cecil Moe returns home from work with his friend, Joe Cleveland. When Cecil arrives home, he finds his wife Jean…

Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed…

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…

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

The film begins with Robinson as a boy. He is given a worn-out baseball glove by a stranger impressed by his fielding skills. As a young man,…

Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956)

Daniel Boone leads settlers into Kentucky, but must battle Shawnee Indians who have been persuaded by a French renegade that Boone and the settlers are…

Captain Kidd (1945)

In 1699, pirate William Kidd loots and destroys the London galleon The Twelve Apostles. He and three confederates bury the stolen treasure on a remote island. He then presents…

Betsy Ross (1917)

As described in a film magazine, Betsy Griscome, against the wishes of her Quaker parents, keeps a tryst with a British officer, Clarence Vernon, who promises to marry…

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

John and Mickey Lubitch conceive a child. After multiple previous miscarriages, Mickey fears the likelihood that something gravely wrong could happen to their child. The…

Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Brief vignettes about Lincoln’s early life include his birth, early jobs, (unsubstantiated) affair with Ann Rutledge, courtship of Mary Todd, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates; his…