Back to 1942 2012

In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated by locusts, windstorms, earthquakes, epidemic disease and the corruption of the ruling Kuomintang government.

1942: A Love Story 1994

In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is not an easy one, for Naren comes from a wealthy, British supporting, family. But Rajeshwari is poor and is fighting against the British.

1942 2005

On the 60th anniversary of World War II, Boku Films presents 1942, a suspenseful horror movie set against an unforgettable war. The year is 1942. The setting - Malaya.

London 1942 1943

Propaganda short about the capital's efforts to adapt to the third year of war.

Re-Animator: 1942 2008

Herbert West is stuck in a bomb shelter during WW2 where he tries to see if his reanimation experiment will work on a Nazi soldier. Okay, this short doesn't touch the original film that it's paying homage to and it certainly can't compete with the ultimate nazi/zombie film Shock Waves but on its own it isn't too bad. There's a couple nice, gory scenes including one where the boys take off the soldier's hat to reveal his brains. The film is quick and to the point, which is good. There's certainly nothing groundbreaking here but it does a good job for what it is.

Max Fleischer's Superman 1941-1942 1941

More than just a landmark in superhero animation, Max Fleischer's Superman shorts were no less than the foundation for so many shows that succeeded it. Playing in theaters in 1941-42, only a few years after the Man of Steel made his debut in Action Comics, these 17 exciting films were produced by Fleischer and made famous the phrase "This looks like a job for Superman!" At 10 minutes, each film had just enough time to run the opening credits, establish the threat, let Lois Lane make a headstrong rush into peril, and allow Clark Kent to change to his alter ego and save the day. The films show a remarkably dynamic and atmospheric storytelling style that enables them to hold up for modern viewers. At first the films followed a science fiction-fantasy theme, but not unexpectedly for that time soon focused on wartime concerns.

Saludos Amigos 1942

Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: "Lake Titicaca" depicts tourist Donald Duck's troubles with a stubborn llama; and in "Aquarela do Brasil," Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sound of Rio de Janeiro.

El Alamein 2002

War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the British prepare an offensive. At first, boredom, heat, hunger, and thirst bedevil the Italians; then the Brits attack, and there's no luck or heroism in death. Finally, it's retreat in confusion. Serra, his sergeant Rizzo, and his lieutenant Fiori take a last walk toward home. It's said that each soldier gets three miracles; when Serra's are used up, what then?

Breakdowns of 1942 1942

This is a collection of bloopers and film manipulation by The Warner Studio Club for an annual dinner for the staff at Warner Brothers.

South Pacific 1942 1981

Follows the crew of a Canadian submarine in World War Two and their fight against the Japanese Imperial Navy.

The Smuggler and Her Charges 2017

Documentary filmmaker Michaël Prazan's detective story uncovers the truth behind his father's childhood escape from Nazi-occupied France, which was made possible by a mysterious female smuggler.

The Dawns Here Are Quiet 2015

It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White Sea - the Baltic Sea Canal. These aren't just ordinary paratroopers. This is a team of seasoned and highly trained infiltrators, the elite of the Waffen-SS, superhumans. The only thing in their way is an anti-aircraft artillery unit of corporal Vaskov and five young women in training. It may seem like a fight of local significance, but the countrys main strategic transportation artery is at stake. Can the corporal and his 'petite newbies' prevent Nazi sabotage and at what cost?

Flight World War II 2015

International Flight 42 is on course, when all of a sudden a massive and weird storm crops up around the plane. This sends the plane back in time to the year 1940- smack dab in the middle of WWII! Now, the crew and passengers must not only find a way back to their time, but fight off the Axis powers.

Barbra Streisand: Becoming an Icon 1942–1984 2017

Barbra Streisand grew up in working class Brooklyn, dreaming of escape from her tough childhood. A stellar student, she resisted the pressure to go to college as her sights were firmly set on Broadway. She was determined to become an actress and landed her first role aged 16, but it was two years later, when she started to sing, that her career took off. Subverting stereotypes and breaking glass ceilings, this programme looks at her rise to stardom and the remarkable achievements of her early career.

Grey Wolves: U-Boats 1942 to 1943 2005

The scourge of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II, Hitler's U-boat "Wolf Packs" were described by Winston Churchill as his greatest fear. And these roving bands of submarines quickly became the biggest threat to England, cutting the country off from vital supply routes and almost starving it into submission. This documentary traces the key middle years of the U-boat war from 1942-43 with images collected from captured German footage.

Summer of '42 1971

Over the summer of 1942 on Nantucket Island, three friends -- Hermie, Oscy and Benjie -- are more concerned with getting laid than anything else. Hermie falls in love with the married Dorothy, whose husband is an army pilot recently sent to the battlefront of World War II.

Afterword to the Pamphlet of 1942 2013

A Unesco World Heritage Site, Saint Petersburg, which survived a 900-day Nazi siege in World War Two, is today under threat again: over the past several years, Russia's new capitalists have demolished over two hundred historic buildings in the city. Retracing Dimitry Likhachev's eponymous article, the film draws parallels between the Siege of Leningrad and the defense of medieval Russian cities, as described in the chronicles. Returning to the present, it compares today's destroyers of history with foreign invaders.