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1. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

Votes: 795

2. Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A quirky British Secret Service Agent named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

Directors: Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon

Votes: 666

3. The First Days (1939)

23 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.0
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Londoners prepare for war.

Directors: Pat Jackson, Humphrey Jennings, Harry Watt

Votes: 49

4. In Old Monterey (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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Gene runs into opposition from a bunch of ranchers when the U.S. army send him to buy up land for bombing maneuvers.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 79

5. Hjältar i gult och blått (1940)

94 min | Comedy

5.1
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The tailor Tosse is ordered to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned many years ago. But he lets his assistant Loffe to do it for him. Everything is fine until Loffe gets ... See full summary »

Director: Schamyl Bauman | Stars: Thor Modéen, Elof Ahrle, Tollie Zellman, Barbro Kollberg

Votes: 41

6. Första divisionen (1941)

92 min | Drama

5.5
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The year is 1941 and Nazi Germany is at its peak. Hitler's army is storming into Russia. Sweden stands lonely and isolated while the air force is training intensely due to a coming attack. ... See full summary »

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Lars Hanson, Gunnar Sjöberg, Stig Järrel, Hasse Ekman

Votes: 113

7. The Fifth-Column Mouse (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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The mice of a house prepare for war when their appeasement policy fails to end the menace of a cat.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 258

8. Jazzgossen (1958)

104 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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The rich young man Teddy Anker invests his money in the theater in the beginning of the 1920s. Whatever he does becomes a success. He falls in love with a dancer, Karin. He decides to put ... See full summary »

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Hasse Ekman, Elof Ahrle, Bengt Ekerot

Votes: 127

9. På liv och död (1943)

94 min | Drama

5.2
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A train accident in northern Sweden is possibly a sabotage.

Director: Rolf Husberg | Stars: Birgit Tengroth, Nils Kihlberg, Hasse Ekman, Lillebil Kjellén

Votes: 22

10. If War Should Come (1939)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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A short British film advising people what they should do in case of war starting made just a few years before the start of WWII.

Star: Jack Livesey

Votes: 17

11. Little Martin Returns (1948)

80 min | Comedy

4.7
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Sture Letterström and Kurre Svensson take the task of saving secret documents from Swedish Nazis. Since both of them are known by the local Nazis, Sture has the role of Miss Märta Letterström.

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Sten Larsson, Hugo Jacobsson, Tollie Zellman, Hasse Ekman

Votes: 46

12. The Slacker (I) (1917)

Drama

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Robert Wallace, the elder son of a rich and indulgent father, marries Margaret Christy, a spirited patriot, so that he can escape the call to war. Discovering the reason for Robert's haste ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Emily Stevens, Walter Miller, Leo Delaney, Daniel Jarrett

13. Peaceful Neighbors (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, War

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Two rival families of hens (and roosters)are arming in preparation for a battle in a property-line dispute over the division line between their two barnyard coops. After much fighting, ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Marcus

14. Squadron 992 (1940)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.6
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Shows how the RAF's barrage balloon squadron are trained, and then on the job.

Director: Harry Watt | Star: Lionel Gamlin

Votes: 21

15. Vi mötte stormen (1943)

77 min | Drama, War

5.9
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News reel film sequences from September 1938 until the end of 1942, integrated with the fictive Swedish family Söderberg in their everyday life at home and the changes, because of the escalating war, that are brought upon them.

Director: Bengt Janzon | Stars: Stig Järrel, Emy Hagman, Anna-Lisa Baude, Hampe Faustman

Votes: 27

16. Italian Libya (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Lowell Thomas, shortly after Italy invaded Libya, takes a look at the political importance of the country, especially the mobile Lybian Army Corps which Benito Mussolini is building up. The... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Thomas | Star: Lowell Thomas

17. Paying the Price (I) (1916)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Frank Hall Crane | Stars: Gail Kane, Robert Cummings, Lydia Knott, George Relph

18. My Country First (1916)

Drama

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Director: Tom Terriss | Stars: Tom Terriss, Helene Ziegfeld, Jack Hopkins, Alfred Hemming

19. The Little Patriot (1917)

50 min | Drama

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Director: William Bertram | Stars: Marie Osborne, Herbert Standing, Marion Warner, Jack Connolly

20. Miss U.S.A. (1917)

50 min | Drama

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Eugene Lenoir weds the sister of Major Warfield. The couple dies not many months after the marriage, but there is much animosity between the two families. Gabriel Lenoir inherits his ... See full summary »

Director: Harry F. Millarde | Stars: June Caprice, William Courtleigh Jr., Frank Evans, Tom Burrough

21. Landstormens lilla argbigga (1941)

90 min | Comedy

5.1
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Spoiled upper class girl Marianne reluctantly join a home defense unit to learn military drill. The unit, led by lieutenant Victor, is a stern officer but has in fact a crush on her. Victor... See full summary »

Director: Nils Jerring | Stars: Sickan Carlsson, George Fant, Marianne Löfgren, Holger Löwenadler

Votes: 49



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