War Movies 1950-1959 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 41

A Chronology of War Movie Posters 1950-1959.

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Halls of Montezuma (1950)
Halls of Montezuma (1950)
Halls of Montezuma (1950) German poster
Halls of Montezuma (1950) German poster


Halls of Montezuma (1950) Directed by Lewis Milestone. 113mins.

Richard Widmark - Lt. Anderson
Jack Palance - Pigeon Lane
Reginald Gardiner - Sgt. Johnson
Robert Wagner - Coffman
Karl Malden - Doc
Richard Boone - Lt. Col. Gilfillan
Jack Webb - Dickerman
Neville Brand - Sgt. Zelenko

IMDB rating 6.6

American Guerilla in the Phillipines (1950) Spanish poster
American Guerilla in the Philippines (1950) Spanish poster



American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) Directed by Fritz Lang. 105mins.

Tyrone Power - Ensign Chuck Palmer
Micheline Presle - Jeanne Martinez
Tom Ewell - Jim Mitchell
Robert Patten - Lovejoy
Tommy Cook - Miguel
Jack Elam - The Speaker
Robert Barrat - Gen. Douglas MacArthur

IMDB rating 6.1

The Desert Fox (1953)
The Desert Fox (1953)

The Desert Fox (1951) Directed by Henry Hathaway. 88mins.

James Mason - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Cedric Hardwicke - Dr. Karl Strolin
Jessica Tandy - Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
Luther Adler - Adolf Hitler
Everett Sloane - Gen. Wilhelm Burgdorf
Leo G. Carroll - Field Marshal Rundstedt
George Macready - Gen. Fritz Bayerlein
Richard Boone - Capt. Hermann Aldinger

IMDB rating 7.0

Flying Leathernecks (1951) Belgian poster
Flying Leathernecks (1951) Belgian poster
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Flying Leathernecks (1951)


Flying Leathernecks (1951) Directed by Nicholas Ray. 102mins.

John Wayne - Maj. Daniel Kirby
Robert Ryan - Capt. Carl Griffin
Don Taylor - Lt. Vern Blithe
Janis Carter - Joan Kirby
Jay C. Flippen - MSgt. Clancy
William Harrigan - Joe Curran

IMDB rating 6.2

Force of Arms (1951) Italian poster
Force of Arms (1951) Italian poster



Force of Arms (1951) Directed by Michael Curtiz. 99mins.

William Holden - Sgt. Joe Peterson
Nancy Olson - Lt. Eleanor MacKay
Frank Lovejoy - Maj. Blackford
Gene Evans - Sgt. Smiley McFee
Dick Wesson - Kleiner
Paul Picerni - Sheridan

IMDB rating 6.0

The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

The Red Badge of Courage (1951) Directed by John Huston. 69mins.

Audie Murphy - The Youth
Bill Mauldin - The Loud Soldier
Douglas Dick - The Lieutenant
Royal Dano - The Tattered Man
John Dierkes - The Tall Soldier
Arthur Hunnicutt - Bill Porter
Tim Durant - The General
Andy Devine - The Cheery Soldier

IMDB rating 7.2

The Cruel Sea (1953)
The Cruel Sea (1953)



The Cruel Sea (1953) Directed by Charles Frend. 126mins.

Jack Hawkins - Ericson
Donald Sinden - Lockhart
John Stratton - Ferraby
Denholm Elliott - Morell
John Warner - Baker
Stanley Baker - Bennett
Virginia McKenna - Julie Hallam

IMDB rating 7.5

The Desert Rats (1953)
The Desert Rats (1953)



The Desert Rats (1953) Directed by Robert Wise. 88mins.

Richard Burton - Capt. 'Tammy' MacRoberts
James Mason - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Robert Newton - Tom Bartlett
Robert Douglas - General
Torin Thatcher - Col. Barney White
Chips Rafferty - Sgt. 'Blue' Smith

IMDB rating 6.8

From Here to Eternity (1953) Belgian poster
From Here to Eternity (1953) Belgian poster

From Here to Eternity (1953) Directed by Fred Zinnemann. 118mins.

Burt Lancaster - Sgt. Milton Warden
Montgomery Clift - Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt
Deborah Kerr - Karen Holmes
Donna Reed - Alma 'Lorene' Burke
Frank Sinatra - Pvt. Angelo Maggio
Ernest Borgnine - Sgt. 'Fatso' Judson
Philip Ober - Capt. Dana Holmes
Mickey Shaughnessy - Cpl. Leva
Jack Warden - Cpl. Buckley
Claude Akins - Sgt. 'Baldy' Dhom

IMDB rating 7.8

Stalag 17 (1953) Belgian poster
Stalag 17 (1953) Belgian poster


Stalag 17 (1953) Directed by Billy Wilder. 120mins.

William Holden - Sgt. J.J. Sefton
Don Taylor - Lt. James Dunbar
Otto Preminger - Oberst von Scherbach
Robert Strauss - Sgt. Stanislaus 'Animal' Kuzawa
Harvey Lembeck - Sgt. Harry Shapiro
Richard Erdman - Sgt. 'Hoffy' Hoffman
Peter Graves - Sgt. Price
Neville Brand - Duke
Sig Ruman - Sgt. Schulz

IMDB rating 8.1

The Caine Mutiny (1954) Japanese poster
The Caine Mutiny (1954) Japanese poster





The Caine Mutiny (1954) Directed by Edward Dmytryk. 124mins.

Humphrey Bogart - Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg
José Ferrer - Lt. Barney Greenwald
Van Johnson - Lt. Steve Maryk
Fred MacMurray - Lt. Tom Keefer
Robert Francis - Ens. Willie Keith
Tom Tully - Comdr. DeVriess
E.G. Marshall - Lt. Comdr. Challee
Arthur Franz - Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr.
Lee Marvin - Meatball
Claude Akins - Seaman Lugatch

IMDB rating 7.9

Hell and High Water (1954)
Hell and High Water (1954)



Hell and High Water (1954) Directed by Sam Fuller. 103mins.

Richard Widmark - Capt. Adam Jones
Bella Darvi - Denise Montel
Cameron Mitchell - 'Ski' Brodski
Gene Evans - Chief Holter
David Wayne - Tugboat Walker
Stephen Bekassy - Neuman
Richard Loo - Hakada Fujimori

IMDB rating 6.2

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) Belgian poster
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) Belgian poster



The Bridges at Toki-Ri (1954) Directed by Mark Robson. 102mins.

William Holden - Harry Brubaker
Grace Kelly - Nancy Brubaker
Fredric March - George Tarrant
Mickey Rooney - Mike Forney
Robert Strauss - Beer Barrel
Charles McGraw - Wayne Lee
Earl Holliman - Nestor Gamidge

IMDB rating 6.8

The Dam Busters (1955)
The Dam Busters (1955)
The Dam Busters (1955)
The Dam Busters (1955)


The Dam Busters (1955) Directed by Michael Anderson. 124mins.

Richard Todd - Wing Commander Guy Gibson
Michael Redgrave - Dr Barnes Wallis
Ursula Jeans - Molly Wallis
Basil Sydney - Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris
George Baker - Flight Lieutenant David Maltby
Nigel Stock - Flying Officer Frederick Spafford
Robert Shaw - Flight Sergeant John Pulford
Patrick McGoohan - RAF Guard

IMDB rating 7,3

Battle Cry (1955) Belgian poster
Battle Cry (1955) Belgian poster
Battle Cry (1955)
Battle Cry (1955)


Battle Cry (1955) Directed by Raoul Walsh. 149mins.

Van Heflin - Major Sam Huxley
Aldo Ray - Pvt. / Pfc Andy Hookens
Mona Freeman - Kathy
Nancy Olson - Pat Rogers
James Whitmore - MSgt. Mac / Narrator
Raymond Massey - Maj. Gen. Snipes
Tab Hunter - Pvt. / Cpl. Danny Forrester
Dorothy Malone - Elaine Yarborough
Anne Francis - Rae
William Campbell - Pvt. 'Ski' Wronski

IMDB rating 6.5

Mister Roberts (1955)
Mister Roberts (1955)



Mister Roberts (1955) Directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy. 123mins.

Henry Fonda - Doug Roberts
James Cagney - Capt. Morton
William Powell - Doc
Jack Lemmon - Ens. Frank Pulver
Betsy Palmer - Lt. Ann Girard
Ward Bond - Dowdy
Nick Adams - Reber
Perry Lopez - Rodrigues
Harry Carey Jr. - Stefanowski

IMDB rating 7.8

To Hell and Back (1955)
To Hell and Back (1955)



To Hell and Back (1955) Directed by Jesse Hibbs. 106mins.

Audie Murphy - Audie Murphy
Marshall Thompson - Johnson
Charles Drake - Brandon
Jack Kelly - Kerrigan
Gregg Palmer - Lieutenant Manning
Paul Picerni - Valentino
David Janssen - Lieutenant Lee

IMDB rating 7.2

Attack (1956) French poster
Attack (1956) French poster



Attack (1956) Directed by Robert Aldrich. 107mins.

Jack Palance - Lt. Joe Costa
Eddie Albert - Capt. Erskine Cooney
Lee Marvin - Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett
Robert Strauss - Pfc. Bernstein
Richard Jaeckel - Pvt. Snowden
Buddy Ebsen - Sfc. Tolliver

IMDB rating 7.5

Away All Boats (1956) Belgian poster
Away All Boats (1956) Belgian poster

Away All Boats (1956) Directed by Joseph Pevney. 114mins.

Jeff Chandler - Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks
George Nader - Lieut. Dave MacDougall
Lex Barker - Commander Quigley
Julie Adams - Nadine MacDougall
Richard Boone - Lieut. Fraser
William Reynolds - Ensign Kruger
Charles McGraw - Lieut. Mike O'Bannion
Jock Mahoney - Alvick
Clint Eastwood - Marine (Medic)
David Janssen - Talker

IMDB rating 6.2

Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)




Between Heaven and Hell (1956) Directed by Richard Fleischer. 94mins.

Robert Wagner - Sfc. Pvt. Sam Gifford
Terry Moore - Jenny Gifford
Broderick Crawford - Capt. 'Waco' Grimes
Buddy Ebsen - Pvt. Willie Crawford
Robert Keith - Col. Cousins
Brad Dexter - Lt. Joe Johnson
Mark Damon - Pvt. Terry
Skip Homeier - Pvt. Swanson
Frank Gorshin - Pvt. Millard
Scatman Crothers - George

IMDB rating 6.6

D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)



D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) Directed by Henry Koster. 106mins.

Robert Taylor - Capt. Brad Parker
Richard Todd - Lt. Col. John Wynter
Dana Wynter - Valerie Russell
Edmond O'Brien - Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer
John Williams - Brig. Russell
Jerry Paris - Raymond Boyce

IMDB rating 6.1

Battle of the River Plate (1956)
Battle of the River Plate (1956)

The Battle of the River Plate (1956) US title Pursuit of the Graf Spee. Directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. 119mins.

John Gregson - Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter
Anthony Quayle - Commodore Harwood-H.M.S. Ajax
Ian Hunter - Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax
Jack Gwillim - Captain Parry - H.M.N.Z.S. Achilles
Bernard Lee - Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell
Peter Finch - Captain Langsdorff 'Admiral Graf Spee'
Christopher Lee - Manolo
Patrick Macnee - Lieutenant Commander Medley R.N.
Douglas Wilmer - M. Desmoulins - French Minister
Donald Moffat - Swanston, Look Out, HMS Ajax
Anthony Newley - Prisoner on Graf Spee
John Schlesinger - Prisoner on Graf Spee

IMDB rating 6.5

Battle Hymn (1957)
Battle Hymn (1957)



Battle Hymn (1957) Directed by Douglas Sirk. 108mins.

Rock Hudson - Col. Dean Hess
Anna Kashfi - En Soon Yang
Dan Duryea - Sgt. Herman
Don DeFore - Capt. Dan Skidmore
Martha Hyer - Mary Hess
Jock Mahoney - Maj. Moore
Alan Hale Jr. - Mess Sergeant
James Hong - ROK Maj. Chong

IMDB rating 6.2

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) German poster
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) German poster

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Directed by David Lean. 161mins.

William Holden - Shears
Alec Guinness - Colonel Nicholson
Jack Hawkins - Major Warden
Sessue Hayakawa - Colonel Saito
James Donald - Major Clipton
Geoffrey Horne - Lieutenant Joyce
André Morell - Colonel Green
Percy Herbert - Grogan
Ann Sears - Nurse

IMDB rating 8.4

The Enemy Below (1957)
The Enemy Below (1957)

The Enemy Below (1957) Directed by Dick Powell. 98mins.

Robert Mitchum - Capt. Murrell
Curd Jürgens - Von Stolberg
David Hedison - Lt. Ware
Theodore Bikel - 'Heinie' Schwaffer
Russell Collins - Doctor
Frank Albertson - Lt. Crain

IMDB rating 7.6

Paths of Glory (1957)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Paths of Glory (1957) Italian poster
Paths of Glory (1957) Italian poster


Paths of Glory (1957) Directed by Stanley Kubrick. 88mins.

Kirk Douglas - Col. Dax
Ralph Meeker - Cpl. Philippe Paris
Adolphe Menjou - Gen. George Broulard
George Macready - Gen. Paul Mireau
Wayne Morris - Lt. Roget
Richard Anderson - Maj. Saint-Auban
Joe Turkel - Pvt. Pierre Arnaud
Timothy Carey - Pvt. Maurice Ferol
Christiane Kubrick - German Singer

IMDB rating 8.5

Dunkirk (1958) French poster
Dunkirk (1958) French poster

Dunkirk (1958) Directed by Leslie Norman. 134mins.

John Mills - Cpl. 'Tubby' Bins
Robert Urquhart - Pvt. Mike
Ray Jackson - Pvt. Barlow
Meredith Edwards - Pvt. Dave Bellman
Anthony Nicholls - Military spokesman
Bernard Lee - Charles Foreman
Richard Attenborough - John Holden
Kenneth Cope - Lt. Lumpkin
Barry Foster - Don R
Michael Gwynn - Commander at Sheerness
Michael Bates - Froome
Lionel Jeffries - Medical colonel

IMDB rating 6.9

The Hunters (1958) German poster
The Hunters (1958) German poster



The Hunters (1958) Directed by Dick Powell. 108mins.

Robert Mitchum - Major Cleve Saville
Robert Wagner - Lt. Ed Pell
Richard Egan - Colonel Dutch Imil
May Britt - Kristina 'Kris' Abbott
Lee Philips - 1st Lt. Carl Abbott
John Gabriel - 1st Lt. Corona
Stacy Harris - Col. Monk Moncavage

IMDB rating 6.3

Ice Cold in Alex (1958) Belgian poster
Ice Cold in Alex (1958) Belgian poster

Ice Cold in Alex (1958) Directed by J. Lee Thompson. 129mins.

John Mills - Captain Anson
Sylvia Syms - Sister Murdoch
Anthony Quayle - Captain van der Poel
Harry Andrews - M.S.M. Pugh
Diane Clare - Sister Denise Norton
Allan Cuthbertson - Brigadier's Staff Officer
Walter Gotell - 1st German Officer

IMDB rating 7.8

Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)


Run Silent Run Deep (1958) Directed by Robert Wise. 93mins.

Clark Gable - Cmdr. Richardson
Burt Lancaster - Lt. Jim Bledsoe
Jack Warden - Mueller
Brad Dexter - Cartwright
Don Rickles - Ruby
Nick Cravat - Russo

IMDB rating 7.2

Torpedo Run (1958)
Torpedo Run (1958)

Torpedo Run (1958) Directed by Joseph Pevney. 98mins.

Glenn Ford - Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle
Ernest Borgnine - Lt. Archer Sloan
Diane Brewster - Jane Doyle
Dean Jones - Lt. Jake Foley
L.Q. Jones - 'Hash' Benson
Philip Ober - Adm. Samuel Setton
Frank Gorshin - Sub Crewman

IMDB rating 6.4

A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) Argentinian poster
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) Argentinian poster


A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) Directed by Douglas Sirk. 132mins.

John Gavin - Ernst Graeber
Liselotte Pulver - Elizabeth Kruse Graeber
Jock Mahoney - Immerman
Don DeFore - Hermann Boettcher
Keenan Wynn - Reuter
Erich Maria Remarque - Professor Pohlmann
Thayer David - Oscar Binding
Klaus Kinski - Gestapo Lieutenant
Jim Hutton - Hirschland

IMDB rating 7.9

The Young Lions (1958)
The Young Lions (1958)



The Young Lions (1958) Directed by Edward Dmytryk. 167mins.

Marlon Brando - Lt. Christian Diestl
Montgomery Clift - Noah Ackerman
Dean Martin - Michael Whiteacre
Hope Lange - Hope Plowman
Barbara Rush - Margaret Freemantle
May Britt - Gretchen Hardenberg
Maximilian Schell - Capt. Hardenberg
Lee Van Cleef - 1st Sgt. Rickett

IMDB rating 7.3

The Angry Hills (1959)
The Angry Hills (1959)



The Angry Hills (1959) Directed by Robert Aldrich. 105mins.

Robert Mitchum - Mike Morrison
Stanley Baker - Conrad Heisler
Elisabeth Müller - Lisa Kyriakides
Gia Scala - Eleftheria
Theodore Bikel - Dimitrios Tassos
Sebastian Cabot - Chesney
Leslie Phillips - Ray Taylor
Donald Wolfit - Dr. Stergion

IMDB rating 5.7

Pork Chop Hill (1959)
Pork Chop Hill (1959)





Pork Chop Hill (1959) Directed by Lewis Milestone. 97mins.

Gregory Peck - Lt. Joe Clemons
Harry Guardino - Pvt. Forstman
Rip Torn - Lt. Walter Russel
George Peppard - Cpl. Chuck Fedderson
Woody Strode - Pvt. Franklin
George Shibata - Lt. Suki Ohashi
Robert Blake - Pvt. Velie
Martin Landau - Lt. Marshall

IMDB rating 7.1

Never So Few (1959)
Never So Few (1959)



Never So Few (1959) Directed by John Sturges. 125mins.

Frank Sinatra - Capt. Tom Reynolds
Gina Lollobrigida - Carla Vesari
Peter Lawford - Capt. Grey Travis
Steve McQueen - Bill Ringa
Richard Johnson - Capt. Danny De Mortimer
Paul Henreid - Nikko Regas
Brian Donlevy - Gen. Sloan
Dean Jones - Sgt. Jim Norby
Charles Bronson - Sgt. John Danforth
James Hong - General Chao
Mako - Soldier in Hospital
George Takei - Soldier in Hospital

IMDB rating 5.9

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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I was surprised that there were so many I haven't seen (or at least remembered)... but "Ice Cold in Alex"??? I KNOW I've never even heard of that one. One of my favorites which does get much air play is "Paths of Glory" with Kirk Douglas. I didn't realize it was by Stanley Kubrick. I guess it's not seen much in the US because it's about A) World War I and B) the French. But it's message is universal. War takes on its own life and a lot of victims don't suffer at the hands of whoever the enemy is at the time. Another great hub.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

As always thank you for these.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

David, Mhatter99, thank you for commenting, always appreciated.

David, Ice Cold in Alex is a popular war film here in the UK, it always gets shown on TV. It does have one of the oddest names for a war film. It refers to John Mills, stuck in the baking hot African desert with his group, and his thoughts of drinking an Ice Cold glass of lager when they reach Alex(andria).

Highest rated war film on here is Paths of Glory, followed by Bridge on the River Kwai and Stalag 17.

Thank you both for posting.


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Robwrite 4 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Hi Steve; Some great movies here. While war films aren't really my favorite genre, there sre still several excellent films here. "Bridge on the River Kwai", "The Caine Mutiny", "Mr. Roberts", and "From Here to Eternity" are all amazing films.

Nice work, as usual,

Rob


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks for commenting Rob those are some of my favourites too.

I'd also add Stalag 17, Hell and High Water, The Dam Busters and Battle of the River Plate.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

A nice collection of World War 2 movie posters. I have seen almost all of these movies....and many were movies that my father watched and rewatched and talked about on a regular basis. The only one that he never really mentioned was The Dam Busters. I wonder how that one failed to reach his radar screen.

I always get a kick out of the foreign posters...in this hub the From Here To Eternity is the one that stands out as being the one the most different from the poster that I am used to too.

Talk about good timing...I am watching Red Tails as I read your hub....it takes place during the 1944 war. Voted up and interesting....nice addition....now on to your musical poster hub.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Bruce, appreciate the comment and vote. I saw Red Tails, interesting, the various dog fights were good, produced by George Lucas.

If the US or UK poster is a bit blah I'll post the foreign poster instead which is very often more colorful and striking. The thing we're missing from the foreign posters is all the hype they put on the English ones, "10 years in the making!", "Biggest film ever!" etc etc :)

Thanks for posting.

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