Five good war films for a good price.
The Desert Rats:
Richard Burton stars in this exciting film about the courageous men who held off notorious German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, despite being hopelessly outnumbered. The year is 1941, and all that stands between Rommel and the Suez Canal is the fortress of Tobruk, which is manned only by a small Australian battalion whom Captain MacRoberts (Burton) must whip them in to shape - fast! James Mason co-stars in a stunning portrayal as Rommel in this stirring, action-packed story of the World War II heroes known as the Desert Rats.
A Farewell To Arms:
In the Winter of 1917, an American ambulance driver (Rock Hudson), enlists in the Italian army and is wounded in action. He is gradually restored to health by a beautiful young nurse (Jennifer Jones). When they find themselves falling in love, they try to escape the horrors of the war by fleeing to Switzerland to seek peace and happiness. There, fate is waiting to thwart their plans. This poignant love story, based on Ernest Hemmingway's famous novel, is brought to the screen in a spectacular production by David O. Selznick (producer of "Gone With The Wind") and features stunning action sequences.
The Longest Day:
On June 6, 1944, the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack compromised the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version, The Longest Day is a vivid, hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations, mistakes and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history.
Sink The Bismarck!:
The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting, semi-documentary style movie. In the Spring of 1941, Nazi Germany's greatest battleship - the Bismarck, scourge of Atlantic shipping - is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safety of air cover from the Luftwaffe, the great ship is chased by the Royal Navy. Excellent special effects make this tense, exciting sea drama one of the finest British war films ever made.
Twelve O'Clock High:
This gritty World War II action drama starring Gregory Peck, Oscar Winner Dean Jagger, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill and Millard Mitchell is seen as one of the most realistic portrayals of the heroics and perils of war. Convinced an Air Force commander is at the breaking point, Brigadier General Savage (Peck) takes over his struggling bomber group. At first resentful and rebellious, the flyers gradually change as Savage guides them to amazing feats. Authentic aerial battle footage and numerous acclaimed performances make Twelve O'Clock High a credible, stirring tale of courage and sacrifice.