List of World War II Films in the 50`s

List of fiction feature films that present events of World War II in the narrative made ​​in the 50's ..
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1.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
2.
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)
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American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back. (105 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
3.
Odette (1950)
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This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII... (124 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
 
4.
Three Came Home (1950)
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The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII... (106 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
5.
The Wooden Horse (1950)
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True story of three British POWs and their attempt to escape from Nazi Germany. (101 mins.)
Director: Jack Lee
 
6.
Attention! Bandits! (1951)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
7.
Decision Before Dawn (1951)
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As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines. (119 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
8.
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
9.
Force of Arms (1951)
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During World War II in Italy, an American sergeant and WAC lieutenant take time out for romance. (99 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
10.
Go for Broke! (1951)
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The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Pirosh
 
11.
Operation Pacific (1951)
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During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife. (111 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
12.
Submarine Command (1951)
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Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt. (87 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
13.
Target Unknown (1951)
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In 1944, an American bomber squadron is tense and discontented from too many missions over France. Luck runs out for Capt... (90 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
14.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
15.
Above and Beyond (1952)
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Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2. (122 mins.)
 
16.
Angels One Five (1952)
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The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. (98 mins.)
 
17.
Raiders in the Sky (1953)
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War drama about the dangerous and stressful work of Lancaster bomber British crews during WW2. (96 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
18.
Children of Hiroshima (1952)
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Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends. (97 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
19.
Glory at Sea (1952)
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In 1940, the captain of an old Royal Navy destroyer struggles with his crew as well as the Nazis. (100 mins.)
Director: Compton Bennett
 
20.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
21.
Red Ball Express (1952)
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Story of the military truck drivers who kept the Allied armies supplied in Europe during WW2. (83 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
22.
Break to Freedom (1953)
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In 1944, at a POW camp in Germany the Allied prisoners use a dummy prop named Albert to fool the German guards and escape. (88 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
23.
Ana-ta-han (1953)
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Josef von Sternberg directed, photographed, provides the voice-over narration and wrote the screenplay... (92 mins.)
 
24.
China Venture (1953)
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An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese... (83 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
25.
Destination Gobi (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1944, US Navy specialists run a weather station in the Gobi desert where they are harassed by Japanese warplanes but aided by local Mongol nomads. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
26.
El Alaméin (1953)
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(66 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
27.
Fighter Attack (1953)
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World War II action in Italy involving fighter pilot's last sortie, and the help he receives from Italian partisans in an effort to complete it. (80 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander
 
28.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
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In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
29.
Malta Story (1953)
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In WW2, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans but staunchly defended by the British. (103 mins.)
 
30.
Sailor of the King (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1940, Canadian sailor Andrew Brown is prisoner on a battle damaged German raider and he plans to delay the raider's at-sea repairs until a British naval task-force can destroy it. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
31.
Stalag 17 (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
32.
The Cruel Sea (1953)
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers. (126 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
33.
The Desert Rats (1953)
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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
34.
Paratrooper (1953)
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In 1940, an American claiming to be Canadian volunteers for the British Army's paratroop school. (88 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
35.
Betrayed (1954)
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A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem. (108 mins.)
 
36.
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. (124 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
37.
Deadly Decision (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Admiral Canaris is chief of the intelligence service of Nazi Germany. His department is quite successful... (92 mins.)
 
38.
The Dam Busters (1955)
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective. (124 mins.)
 
39.
The Purple Plain (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air raid, bomber pilot Forrester becomes a solitary killing machine... (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
40.
The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
During autumn of 1944, an RAF Hudson carrying a VIP passenger in possession of highly secret information is shot down and ditches in the North Sea... (91 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
41.
They Who Dare (1954)
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In Greece during the war a small group of British commandoes and patriots land on an island with orders... (107 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
42.
Above Us the Waves (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War. (99 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
43.
Battle Cry (1955)
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A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war. (149 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
44.
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
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During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them. (97 mins.)
Director: José Ferrer
 
45.
The Colditz Story (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle. (94 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
46.
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
At the end of the Second World War six German ex-soldiers return to Berlin and set up as a bomb disposal group... (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
47.
Never So Few (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
During WW2, the American O.S.S. mounts covert operations against the Japanese army in the jungles of Burma. (125 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
48.
Speed (1959)
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Poland, during the World War. Lotna is a magnificent specimen of Arabian horse, the pride of her owner... (90 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
49.
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. (90 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
50.
General Della Rovere (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer. (132 mins.)
 
51.
Violent Summer (1959)
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli... (100 mins.)
Director: Valerio Zurlini
 
52.
The Bridge (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
53.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (180 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
54.
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime. (88 mins.)
 
55.
The Young Lions (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian Diestl approves less and less of the war... (167 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
56.
The Wind Cannot Read (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
During WW2, a British officer stationed in Asia is recruited by Army Intelligence, is tasked with learning Japanese to interrogate Japanese POWs and he falls in-love with his pretty Japanese teacher. (115 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
57.
The Key (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
During WW2, successive tug boat British captains sent on dangerous salvage missions pass-on the key to a home-port apartment where a lonely Swiss-Italian young war-widow lives. (134 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
58.
The Naked and the Dead (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the Pacific during World War 2, the officers live a comfortable life with good food, good drink and good quarters... (131 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
59.
The Camp on Blood Island (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion... (81 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
60.
Desert Patrol (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sent to destroy a Nazi petrol dump in the North African desert, a British commando team unexpectedly discovers a large Nazi tank unit and must inform the HQ in time. (97 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
61.
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
62.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
63.
Operation Amsterdam (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence officer and two Dutch diamond merchants go to Amsterdam to persuade the Dutch diamond merchants to evacuate their diamond supplies to England. (104 mins.)
 
64.
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
During WW2, a British actor impersonates Field Marshal Montgomery in order to confuse German intelligence. (101 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
65.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
66.
Dunkirk (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany. (134 mins.)
Director: Leslie Norman
 
67.
Darby's Rangers (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The lives, loves, and battles of fictional characters in the Army's First Ranger Battalion during WWII. (121 mins.)
 
68.
Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2... (119 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
69.
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead. (110 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
70.
The Steel Bayonet (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A small band of British soldiers is sent on a mission to hold up a German advance. (85 mins.)
 
71.
The One That Got Away (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again. (106 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
72.
Hellcats of the Navy (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the waters of Japan during WWII. This is Ronald and Nancy Reagan's only screen appearance together. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
73.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war. (108 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
74.
The Enemy Below (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. (98 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
 
75.
Away All Boats (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945. (114 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
76.
The Man Who Never Was (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers. (103 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
77.
The Bold and the Brave (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944. (87 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
78.
The Black Tent (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief's daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack. (93 mins.)
 
79.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship. (119 mins.)
 
80.
Reach for the Sky (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2. (135 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
81.
Kanal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
82.
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
83.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II. (94 mins.)
 
84.
Battle Stations (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The crew of a U.S. Navy ship in World War II goes into battle against the Japanese fleet. (81 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
85.
The Eternal Sea (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Rear Adm. John M. Hoskins (Sterling Hayden) fights to stay on after losing a leg on an aircraft carrier in World War II. (103 mins.)
Director: John H. Auer
 
86.
It Happened on July 20th (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dramatic reconstruction of the July 1944 attempt by German Army Officers to assassinate Hitler with... (75 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
87.
Mister Roberts (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2. (123 mins.)
 
88.
A Generation (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Story of youths during the German occupation of Poland in the World War II who come to adulthood through love and adversity. (83 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
89.
A Town Like Alice (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war. (117 mins.)
Director: Jack Lee
 
90.
Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea but his submarine is damaged and he's forced to surrender. (86 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
91.
A Man Escaped (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from prison. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
92.
5 Fingers (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess. (108 mins.)
 
93.
The Burmese Harp (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk. (116 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
94.
Fires on the Plain (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation. (108 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa