FIGHT IN THE AIR, ON LAND, AND SEA WITH 10 WWII CLASSICS
Enjoy 10 film classics that cover the the entire Second World War on all battle fronts. Featuring Van Johnson, Randolph Scott, David Niven, George Montgomery and many more.
Go For Broke In this Oscar-nominated film, a group of Japanese-American volunteers is organized into the 442nd Regimental Combat Team for deployment into the European theatre of operations. Led by Lt. Mike Grayson, a bigoted Texan ho has no faith in the skills or conviction of the men under his command, the men train hard to prove themselves to their commander, the army and themselves. Starring Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki (1951) B&W 91 Minutes Not Rated)
Gung Ho! Responsible for organizing a battalion to raid the Japanese-held Makim Island, Colonel Thorwald (Randolph Scott) recruits his volunteers from the less-desirable prospects such as barroom brawlers, misfits and borderline psychos. Under his training and leadership, the battalion is forged into a tough fighting unit ready for the fierce battle. Starring Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr. (1943) B&W 87 Minutes Not Rated
Convoy A British cruiser patrolling the North Atlantic on convoy protection finds itself in great danger. A German battleship discovers the convoy and plans to destroy as many vessels as it possibly can. The crew of the British cruiser must try to engage the battleship to give the convoy a chance to make it to safe harbor. Starring Stewart Granger, Clive Brook, John Clements (1940) B&W 77 Minutes Not Rated
Commandos A group of Italian-American soldiers is recruited for a special mission, vital to the American forces about to land in North Africa. The squad is assigned the task of infiltrating and holding an Italian base located near the beachhead the Americans plan to establish in two days’ time. The squad must not only hold the base but it must fool the German troops scheduled to arrive just prior to the American invasion. Starring Lee Van Cleef, Jack Kelly, Giampiero Albertini (1968) Color 98 Minutes Rated PG
Immortal Battalion A battalion of raw recruits faces basic training and their differences in this wartime film starring David Niven and Stanley Holloway. As the recruits work hard to get past their insecurities and inexperience, they are faced with completing their training and prepare for combat duty in North Africa. Will these untested soldiers have the meddle to face the Desert Fox and win in North Africa? Starring David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald (1944) B&W 88 Minutes Not Rated
They Raid By Night A trio of commandos parachutes into Nazi-occupied Norway in order to rescue an Allied general being held in a concentration camp. The efforts of the commandos are hindered by the efforts of one man’s former love, who is aiding the Nazis. Our squad must escape the Gestapo and complete their mission before they and the general are killed. Starring Lyle Talbot, June Duprez, Victor Varconi (1942) B&W 69 Minutes Not Rated
Spitfire This WWII biographical title covers the story of R.J. Mitchell, British aircraft designer, and his development of the famous Spitfire fighter plane. Mitchell had already made himself a reputation as the designer of some of the fastest racing planes ever flown. Visits to Italy and Germany in the 1930’s reveal to Mitchell the need for a fast and maneuverable fighter plane for Great Britain. Starring David Niven, Leslie Howard, Rosamund John (1942) B&W 88 Minutes Not Rated
The Steel Claw Prior to World War II, a Marine stationed in the Philippines suffers a terrible accident, which results in him losing a hand and forcing his discharge from the service. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, some guerilla fighters take an American general under their protection while behind enemy lines. Looking to rescue the general, the Marines look to the disabled veteran, now fitted with a steel prosthetic, to lead a mission into the jungles to find the guerilla’s secret base. Starring George Montgomery, Charito Luna, Maria Berri (1961) Color 97 Minutes Not Rated
Hell in Normandy A squad of American paratrooper commandos led by Guy Madison is dropped into France prior to the invasion of Normandy. Once in enemy territory, the squad meets up with a German double agent (Peter Lee Lawrence) who helps them infiltrate a German flamethrower installation. The mission is to destroy the installation, which would threaten the Omaha Beach landing, right before the invasion begins. Starring Guy Madison, Peter Lee Lawrence, Tony Norton (1960) Color 90 Minutes Not Rated
Escape from Sobibor Based upon a true story, this film tells the tale of the Nazi death camp located near Sobibor, Poland where prisoners with no skills were sent to the gas chambers, while the rest were sent into forced labor. After an escape at a nearby camp, the camp commandant vows to kill an equal number of prisoners for any who try to escape. The prisoners come up with a plan to attempt a mass escape and free everyone, to avoid the repercussions. Starring Rutger Hauer, Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula (1987) Color 120 Minutes Not Rated
Van Johnson, Randolph Scott, Lyle Talbot, Leslie Howard, Lee Van Cleef
David Niven, Guy Madison, Stewart Granger, George Montgomery, Alan Arkin
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