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Good Early Military/Romance Movies 1924
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Movie: The Bitter Tea of General Yen ( 1933 )
A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.
Movie: Gone with the Wind ( 1940 )
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Movie: The Long Gray Line ( 1955 )
In 1898, Irish immigrant Martin Maher is hired as a civilian employee at West Point where, during a 50-year career, he rises to the rank of NCO and instructor.
Movie: A Stranger in My Arms ( 1959 )
Air Force test pilot Pike Yarnell reluctantly attends the memorial service for long-dead Donald Beasley, his navigator during the Korean War; recalling, in flashbacks, their painful days ...
Movie: The Hill ( 1965 )
In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.
Movie: Becky Sharp ( 1935 )
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" family, or in other words, very low class. Becky manages to insinuate herself in Amelia's family and gets to know all their friends. From this possibly auspicious- beginning, she manages to ruin her own life, becoming sick, broke, and lonely, and also ruins the lives of many other "loved ones". In the movie we get to see the class distinctions in England at the time, and get a sense of what it was like for the English military at the time of the Napoleonic wars.
Movie: The Last Outpost ( 1935 )
During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level.
Movie: Waterloo Bridge ( 1940 )
During World War I, believing her fiance to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. From there, things only get worse for her in this tragic, heart-wrenching, love story.
Movie: That Hamilton Woman ( 1941 )
The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.
Movie: Wings of the Navy ( 1939 )
Jerry and Cass have always been competitive. Now that Cass is a well respected Naval aviator like his father, Jerry leaves the submarine service to become a flying cadet with Class 61 at Pensacola. During training, Jerry meets and falls for Cass's fiancée Irene. After air sickness, jitters and a crash landing, Jerry gets his wings. Cass is not as lucky as he is crippled in a crash and must retire. Cass designs a new fighter for the Navy as Jerry pilots flying boats in San Diego. Jerry will do anything to show Cass that he is a better pilot, even if it means leaving the Navy to test the experimental fighter that killed test pilot Steve Conners.
Movie: Casablanca ( 1942 )
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Movie: China Girl ( 1942 )
With America still neutral, an American news photographer on assignment in Burma is courted by both the Japanese and The Flying Tiger volunteers fighting for China to film the strategic Burma Road.
Movie: Reunion in France ( 1942 )
Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.
Movie: This Land Is Mine ( 1943 )
A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance.
Movie: For Me and My Gal ( 1943 )
Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.
Movie: Since You Went Away ( 1944 )
With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.
Movie: A Guy Named Joe ( 1944 )
A dead World War II bomber pilot named Pete Sandidge, becomes the guardian angel of another pilot, Ted Randall. He guides Ted through battle and helping him to romance his old girlfriend, despite her excessive devotion to Sandidge's memory.
Movie: Without Love ( 1945 )
In Washington, D.C. during World War II, Jamie Rowan enters into a loveless marriage with scientist Pat Jamieson and becomes his assistant. Struggles bring them closer together.
Movie: Notorious ( 1946 )
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Movie: Cloak and Dagger ( 1946 )
In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Germans to switch sides.
Movie: Hell's Angels ( 1930 )
Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms.
Movie: The Man from Yesterday ( 1932 )
A woman whose husband never came home from World War I finds herself in love with her doctor. She travels with him to Switzerland, and as they check into the hotel there, she is astounded to see her supposedly dead husband.
Movie: Devil and the Deep ( 1932 )
Naval commander Charles Sturm has made life miserable for his wife Diana due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. His obsessive behavior soon drives her to the arms of a handsome lieutenant. When Charles learns of their affair, he plots revenge.
Movie: A Farewell to Arms ( 1932 )
An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.
Movie: The Charge of the Light Brigade ( 1936 )
A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.
Movie: Lloyds of London ( 1937 )
Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance business following the Battle of Trafalgar. Only very slightly based on history.
Movie: Dark Journey ( 1937 )
During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.
Movie: Foreign Correspondent ( 1940 )
On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.
Movie: Night Train to Munich ( 1940 )
When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Dr. Axel Bomasch (James Harcourt), inventor of a new type of armor-plating.
Movie: The Howards of Virginia ( 1940 )
Just prior to the American War of Independence, aristocratic Virginian Jane Peyton marries unsophisticated rustic farmer and surveyor Matt Howard who takes her to his Shenandoah Valley plantation and later goes to war.
Movie: Flight Command ( 1940 )
A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola. He doesn't make a great first impression when he is forced to ditch his airplane and parachute to safety when he arrives at the base but is unable to land due to heavy fog. On his first official outing, his poor shooting skills results in the Hellcats losing an air combat competition. His fellow pilots accept him anyway but they think he's crossed the line when they erroneously conclude that while their CO Billy Gray is away, Drake has an affair with his wife Lorna. Drake is now an outcast and is prepared to resign from the Navy but his extreme heroism in saving Billy Gray's life turns things around.
Movie: Man Hunt ( 1941 )
British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.
Movie: I Wanted Wings ( 1941 )
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Movie: Bombsight Stolen ( 1941 )
Allied spies and Nazi Agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.
Movie: Saboteur ( 1942 )
An aircraft factory worker goes on the run after being wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.
Movie: Wings and the Woman ( 1942 )
The story of flyer Amy Johnson who won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Her marriage to fellow aviator Jim Mallison was less noteworthy.
Movie: Flying Tigers ( 1942 )
Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.
Movie: Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air ( 1942 )
Technicolor tale of honor and romance. This drama from 1942 was directed by Oscar-winner William A. Wellman, and features stunning aerial photography, that was highly advanced for the time. John Sutton stars as Peter Stackhouse, a British aviophobe who is nonetheless determined to become a pilot. Stackhouse's resolution comes from his desire to serve his country, and his strength is recognized by Steve Britt (Preston Foster), who becomes his patient teacher. The two men's bond is tested, however, when they both fall for the same girl (Gene Tierney).
Movie: Mrs. Miniver ( 1942 )
A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.
Movie: Eyes in the Night ( 1943 )
A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.
Movie: I'll Be Seeing You ( 1945 )
A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.
Movie: My Reputation ( 1946 )
A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him.
Movie: The Man I Married ( 1940 )
Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.
Movie: They Died with Their Boots On ( 1942 )
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
Movie: Santa Fe Trail ( 1940 )
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.
Movie: At First Sight ( 1924 )
Movie: Leap Year ( 1924 )
A young man, heir to his misogynistic and millionaire uncle, and in love with a nurse, gets in trouble when he gives advice on marriage to his girlfriends.
Movie: Conductor 1492 ( 1924 )
A young Irish immigrant gets a job as a conductor on a streetcar and fights off an attempt by crooks to take over the company, all the while pursuing the boss' beautiful daughter.
Movie: Tire Trouble ( 1924 )
The gang invites rich man J. William McAllister to take a ride in their homemade taxi cab. Later, McAllister takes them all to the local amusement park.
Movie: Smithy ( 1924 )
After being discharged from the 372nd infantry, on account of a bean shortage, smithy seeks employment. He finds employment at a construction site, where he helps to build a house, and soon...
Movie: Stay Single ( 1924 )
Movie: Scaramouche ( 1924 )
A law student becomes an outlaw French revolutionary when he decides to avenge the unjust killing of his friend. To get close to the aristocrat who has killed his friend the student adopts the identity of Scaramouche the clown.
Movie: Venus of the South Seas ( 1924 )
The daughter of man who owns a South Seas pearl business falls in love with a wealthy traveler. Her father dies, leaving her the business. A greedy ship captain schemes to take the business from her.
Movie: Picking Peaches ( 1924 )
A series of sketches with a shoe clerk, his wife, and his extra-curricular activities. The shoe clerk steps out on his wife with one of his customers. Both his wife and the woman's husband catch them when they go to the beach and later watch a beauty and fashion contest. His wife enters it wearing a mask. Back at work on Monday, all has returned to normal, until the winner of the contest shows up for her prize - a complete wardrobe. Later, the clerk mistakes the manager's wife for his own and sets out to revenge a kiss he sees them exchange. A trip to the hospital later, the shoe clerk still has an eye for a peach.
Movie: Big Business ( 1924 )
In need of some fun (and a haircut), rich kid Mickie pays a visit to the gang's barbershop.
Movie: The Marriage Circle ( 1924 )
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had his eye on Charlotte, sees this as his opportunity, even though the Braun's are very happily married. Through a misunderstanding, Charlotte thinks that her husband is interested in Miss Hofer, and asks Mizzi to keep him occupied. Meanwhile Professor Stock becomes suspicious of his wife, and hires a detective to spy on her with the hope of obtaining a divorce.
Movie: America ( 1924 )
The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.
Movie: The Average Woman ( 1924 )
Reporter Jimmy Munroe is writing an article on "the average woman". He meets Sally Whipple in the library and chooses her as a likely subject, following her around to gather material for his article, and eventually falls in love with her. Her father, Judge Whipple, doesn't like it; he has Jimmy arrested and allows him to see Sally only once a week. Meanwhile, disreputable businessman Van Alten is after Sally, and tries to pressure her into marrying him by threatening to release letters he says will embarrass her father.
Movie: Alice's Day at Sea ( 1924 )
Alice's trip to the sea inspires her to dream of a visit to an animated underwater world.
Movie: The Buccaneers ( 1924 )
While playing pirates, the gang find themselves drifting out to sea on a sea captain's boat. They are then 'captured' by a ship of Navy sailors.
Movie: The Inhuman Woman ( 1926 )
Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared intention to kill himself... But the story is much less important than the scenery : this movie intended to be a manifesto of the modern decorative arts.
Movie: The Fighting Coward ( 1924 )
Tom Rumford was born in the South but raised by pacifist Quaker relatives in the North and taught not to fight. When he returns to the South as a young man, he is tormented by the local bullies for his refusal to brawl, culminating in shaming his family when he refuses to duel with Maj. Patterson over Tom's cousin Elvira. Tom is branded a coward by everyone except Elvira's sister Lucy, who secretly loves him. Tim finally hatches a plan that he believes will result in his getting back in the good graces of his family.
Movie: Slow as Lightning ( 1924 )
This silent western drama from Sunset Productions stars Kenneth MacDonald (The Coast Patrol, Dynamite Dan), Billy "Red" Jones (Sparrows, The Phantom Flyer), and Gordon Sackville (The Best ...
Movie: Arizona Express ( 1924 )
A man is framed for the murder of his uncle, a bank president, and sentenced to hang. His sister and a mail clerk who's helping her discover information that may clear him, but they have to get to the governor in time to present their new evidence and get a stay of execution.
Movie: The Enchanted Cottage ( 1924 )
A crippled World War I veteran retracts to a small cottage in the countryside to escape from his nosy family and to hide from the outside world. There he meets a plain but also a very kind young woman. She reveals to him that the house he is staying in is in fact a very old honeymoon cottage. Spirits of newlyweds from the past, who are still swirling through the cottage, soon cast a love spell upon them.
Movie: Family Life ( 1924 )
The Duff family shares a duplex bungalow with a police sergeant and his wife. While the Duffs endure a series of trials in making a home and finding ways to relax, the policeman is worried about tracking down Gypsy Joe and his gang. Soon, everyone involved meets up under unlikely and hazardous circumstances.
Movie: Beau Brummel ( 1924 )
George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries Lord Alvanley. Brummel, broken-hearted, embarks upon a life of revelry. He befriends the Prince of Wales and leaves the army, becoming subsequently the best-known rake and decider of fashion in Europe. As his affairs flourish, so does his disdain for his benefactor, the Prince. Eventually Brummel falls into disfavor, and it is only Lady Margery who has any chance of helping him.
Movie: Alice's Spooky Adventure ( 1924 )
When a ball is accidentally knocked through the window of a neighborhood haunted house, Alice is the only one brave enough to go inside to retrieve it. While she's in there she falls and bumps her head, sending her to a cartoon dreamworld in which she rescues a cat and battles some spirits in a ghost town.
Movie: The King of Wild Horses ( 1924 )
A stallion known as "The Black" is the leader of a band of wild horses. A cowboy is determined to capture and break him.
Movie: The Thief of Bagdad ( 1924 )
A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.
Movie: Finances of the Grand Duke ( 1924 )
The likeable and carefree Grand Duke of Abacco is in dire straits. There is no money left to service the State's debt; the main creditor is looking forward to expropriating the entire Duchy. The marriage with Olga, Grand Duchess of Russia, would solve everything, but a crucial letter of hers about the engagement has been stolen. Besides, a bunch of revolutionaries and a dubious businessman have other plans regarding the Grand Duke. With the intrusion of adventurer Philipp Collins into the Grand Duke's affairs, a series of frantic chases, plots and counter-plots begins...
Movie: Mademoiselle Midnight ( 1924 )
Mademoiselle Midnight is a 1924 American silent drama starring Mae Murray and directed by Murray's then husband, Robert Z. Leonard. The film was written by Carl Harbaugh and John Russell. ...
Movie: Girl Shy ( 1924 )
Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guide book for other bashful young men, "The Secret of Making Love," chapters from which are portrayed as fantasy sequences. Fate has him meet rich girl, Mary (Ralston), and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding.
Movie: Alice's Wild West Show ( 1924 )
Alice and her friends put on a show. After a brief overture, act one: A saloon; Alice enters, and shoots down two bad guys. Tubby O'Brien and his gang then enter the audience; Alice's cast leaves out of fear. Alice decides to tell stories of her wild west adventures, and we finally get two brief animated sequences: Alice riding atop a stagecoach, shooting at Indians, and Alice as Sheriff, taking care of a bad guy who steals a safe. The overall feel is much more like an Our Gang short than the rest of the Alice series.
Movie: Commencement Day ( 1924 )
Everything seems to go wrong for the gang on their last day of school.
Movie: The City Without Jews ( 1924 )
Jews are expelled from the city of Utopia.
Movie: White Shadows ( 1924 )
In Paris a wild girl becomes possessed by the soul of her twin who died to save her life.
Movie: Sherlock Jr. ( 1924 )
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Movie: The Chechahcos ( 1924 )
A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion, Mrs. Stanlaw is separated from her young daughter, who ends up in the care of 'Horseshoe' Riley and Bob Dexter. Mrs. Stanlaw is told by gambler Richard Steele that her daughter is lost. Flash forward 10 years; Riley and Dexter are running a prosperous gold mine, and Steele has just come to town to run the local saloon. Ruth, meanwhile, has grown into a beautiful young woman, and finds herself falling in love with Dexter. Between Steele sending his henchman Pierre to kill Dexter, Dexter discovering that Steele tried to kill him on the ship, and the reunion of Mrs. Stanlaw and Ruth, there's plenty of drama even without the dramatic Alaskan scenery, including the majestic glaciers.
Movie: The Fighting American ( 1924 )
Movie: Alice's Fishy Story ( 1924 )
Alice wants desperately to get out of practicing her piano so she can go have fun with her friends. She tricks her mother into thinking she's still playing by getting her dog to play for her, and then she and the gang hitch a ride to the local pond where they spend their time fishing. While there, she envisions what it would be like to go fishing at the North Pole.
Movie: Cradle Robbers ( 1924 )
Movie: The Love Nest ( 1924 )
In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at sea where he boards a whaling ship with a strict captain.
Movie: Rupert of Hee Haw ( 1924 )
Movie: The Sea Hawk ( 1924 )
A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain.
Movie: His New Mamma ( 1924 )
The aging father of a farm lad thinks the boy is after dad's fiancée, so he banishes the lad. The young man heads to California where he drives a cab. Through a fare, he meets a lovely lassie. His work takes him to the beach, where he sees dad's fiancée with another man. He calls home and learns she's deserted his father after cleaning him out. The lad and his lassie follow the woman and try to prevent her from marrying yet another rich man. She's abetted by her chauffeur. Will our farm boy and his sweetie stop injustice from happening again?
Movie: Alice and the Dog Catcher ( 1924 )
Alice conducts a secret meeting and devises a plan to free all dogs by eliminating the dog catchers.
Movie: Captain January ( 1924 )
A lighthouse keeper finds a little girl who is washed ashore tied to some wreckage. He adopts her and they become inseparable. Eventually her real family finds her and tries to take her away.
Movie: Manhandled ( 1924 )
Gloria Swanson plays Tessie McGuire, a shopgirl who, when her boyfriend breaks their date one evening, goes to a party with a louche crowd of artists and hangers-on. She wows them with some zesty mimicry, and so gains an introduction to a better-paying job, impersonating a high-toned Russian countess to attract snobby customers into a dressmaker's establishment.
Movie: It's a Bear ( 1924 )
Mickey invites the gang to hunt for 'wild animals' on his farm. The fun is interrupted when the kids come across a real bear.
Movie: His First Car ( 1924 )
Movie: Monsieur Beaucaire ( 1924 )
When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the Duke de Chartres, and to introduce him to the beautiful Lady Mary. The disguised barber successfully pulls off the masquerade and is soon the toast of society. But Winterset is embittered at having been blackmailed so, and he sets out to destroy Beaucaire if he can do so without revealing his own duplicity.
Movie: The First 100 Years ( 1924 )
A man saves his lady love from Black Mike then comes wedded bliss. He hires a cook, who's brusque, domineering, and constantly smoking a cigar. Out of the blue, the couple gets a visit from...
Movie: High Society ( 1924 )
Mickey is taken away from his Uncle Pat to live with his wealthy Aunt Kate. Mickey's new life as a rich kid proves to be an unhappy one until Uncle Pat and the gang pay a visit one afternoon.
Movie: A Mandarin Mixup ( 1924 )
Movie: Dante's Inferno ( 1924 )
The tactics of a vicious slumlord and greedy businessman finally drive a distraught man to commit suicide. The businessman is tried for murder and executed, and is afterward taken by demons to the Hell where he will spend the rest of eternity.
Movie: Red Lily ( 1924 )
In the French provincial town of Vivonne, Jean Leonnec, the son of Mayor Hugo Leonnec, and Marise La Noue, the daughter of a cobbler, were childhood sweethearts, they who are largely oblivious to anything or anyone else around them when they are together in their continued love for each other. His father does not approve of the relationship because of their class differences. When her father passes away leaving her impoverished, Jean and Marise decide to run off to Paris together and get married against his father's wishes. Once in Paris, they are separated out of circumstance, each believing their separation the result of a different reason which may or may not be reality. In addition to searching for each other, they have to survive in unfamiliar surroundings. Beyond actually finding each other, they getting together again as a couple may be affected by their individual experiences in Paris, which fundamentally changes each as a person.
Movie: The Luck o' the Foolish ( 1924 )
Harry and Marcie are on a train headed for a new job. There's comedy in the berths and during Harry's morning shave, then a thief steals the money Harry needed for his new job, so he has to...
Movie: Wine of Youth ( 1924 )
Movie: The Sun Down Limited ( 1924 )
The kids decide to build their own locomotive. But jealous neighborhood bully Toughy attempts to run it off the tracks.
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