Movies and History

Seven Samurai, by Akira Kurosawa, 1954Japan, 16th century.

Mutiny on the Bounty, 1962 After leaving Tahiti, Englishmen mutiny against their ship's captain, William Bligh.

Danton, 1983The French Revolution's Reign of Terror, Georges Danton versus Maximilien Robespierre.

Gone with the Wind, 1939U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction.

Judgment at Nuremberg, 1961trial of a leading German jurist who compromised with Hitler's fascist regime.

The Maltese Falcon, 1941the Huston and Bogart detective movie and its representations.

Lion of the Desert, 1981Anthony Quinn as Omar Mukhtar, Libya's independence martyr.

Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, 1944Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Robert Mitchum, Phylis Thaxter