Carl Laemmle, Jr.'s production, directed by Lewis Milestone, starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Slim Summerville, William Bakewell, Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander, Scott Kolk, Owen Davis, Jr., Walter Browne Rogers. 130 minutes.
The French General Staff, safely behind the lines, sends orders for what amounts to a suicide mission. To cover up their fatal blunder, three soldiers are arrested and made scapegoats. Captures the spirit of Humphrey Cobb's novel in presenting a harsh attack on the futility of war in general and World War I in particular. A blistering indictment of military politics. 87 minutes.
Part of the series "The Modern World: Ten Great Writers." This ... program intercuts scenes from a ... dramatization of Mrs. Dalloway with a portrayal of Virginia Woolf (played by actress Eileen Atkins) who, based on entries from her diary, explicates the story. Literary critic Hermione Lee addresses topics in the novel such as the significance of shared external events and the theme of emotional bankruptcy. 58 minutes.
Directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The well-educated, snooty Rose must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship. 105 minutes.
Two friends are involved with the battle between Australia and the German-occupied Turks in this commentary on the wastes of war. Robert Stigwood and Patricia Lovell production based on a story by Peter Weir, starring Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, and Harold Hopkins. 111 minutes.
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity. 227 minutes.
Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter. 146 minutes.
In 1919, an Australian farmer travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. With insurmountable obstacles he must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth and his own peace. 111 minutes.