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679

Waterfront 1944

68
Talky
USA

A Nazi spy working as an optometrist in San Francisco waterfront district discovers that his code book, containing names of his fellow Nazi agents, has been stolen. Now he will do everything to get it back.

680

A Farewell to Arms 1932

80
Talky
USA

A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.

681

Arsenal 1929

90
Silent
Soviet Union

Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides with a national celebration of Ukrainian freedom, but the festivities are not to last as a disenchanted.

682

At War with the Army 1950

93
Talky
USA

Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

683

Attack on a China Mission 1900

4
Silent
UK

The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and paddles. He's over-matched. What will become of the mission, its defenders, and its occupants?

684

Battleship Potemkin 1925

75
Silent
Soviet Union

Based on actual events that occurred at the port of Odessa in 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny after yet again being served rotten food. At the time, there was growing opposition to Imperialist rule and a mini revolution was soon underway. The revolt was harshly put down by government troops with the shooting of civilians - including women and children - on the Odessa Steps.

685

Escape from Sobibor 1987

143
Talky
UK / Yugoslavia

The historical recreation of the escape from the Nazi Death Camp Sobibor, where approximately one-quarter million Jews were executed. Of approximately 600 prisoners who attempted escaped in October 1943, around 300 succeeded. However, nearly all were ultimately recaptured; only about 60 people survived Sobibor.

686

In Which We Serve 1942

114
Talky
UK

This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

687

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 1916

163
Silent
USA

Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four historical eras. In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city's downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572 Paris, unaware of the impending St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. Finally, in modern America, social reformers destroy the lives of a young woman and her beloved.

688

Storm Over Asia 1928

82
Silent
Soviet Union

In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the occupying army. However he is captured when the army tries to requisition cattle from the herdsmen at the same time as the commandant meets with the reincarnated Grand Lama. After being shot, the army discovers an amulet that suggests he was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. They find him still alive, so the army restores his health and plans to use him as the head of a Mongolian puppet regime.

689

The Battle of Algiers 1966

121
Talky
Italy / Algeria

A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it.

690

The Big Lift 1950

120
Talky
USA

In 1948, the Soviet Union blockades the Allied sectors of Berlin to bring the entire city under their control. A semi-documentary about the resulting Berlin Airlift gives way to stories of two fictitious U.S. Air Force participants: Sgt. Hank Kowalski, whose hatred of Germans proves resistant to change, and Sgt. Danny McCullough, whose pursuit of an attractive German war widow gives him a crash course in the seamy side of occupied Berlin.

691

The Birth of a Nation 1915

165
Silent
USA

D.W. Griffith's epic tale of the American civil war, told primarily from the perspective of the South. The story is nominally that of two families, one from the north, the other the south, and the challenges they face during the war. Heavily slanted in favor of the Confederates, who are noble and right, against the Yankees who are degenerate and without scruples.

692

The End of St. Petersburg 1927

85
Silent
Soviet Union

A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to fight in World War I. After three years, he returns ready for revolution.

693

The Flying Deuces 1939

69
Talky
USA

Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins the Legion, taking Stanley with him. Their bumbling eventually gets them charged with desertion and sentenced to a firing squad. They manage to escape in a stolen airplane, but crash after a wild ride.

694

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921

132
Silent
USA

An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

695

The Way Ahead 1944

91
Talky
UK

A British Second World War drama that follows a group of civilians who are recruited into the British Army in order to fight in North Africa. In U.S, the movie was released as The Immortal Battalion.

696

Ugetsu Monogatari 1953

96
Talky
Japan

A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.