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List Rules Vote up your favorite war films that were released in the 1930s.

Between the two World Wars, there was no pause in the production of war films. The best '30s war movies depicted what life was like during WWI, and showed what life was like for those overseas and back home. Some 1930s war films, however, were about wars that had taken place decades earlier. 
 

What's the best '30s war movie? Gone with the Wind might be your favorite. It's a drama-filled love story about Scarlett O'Hara and her life during the American Civil War. Another great '30s war film is All Quiet on the Western Front, which depicts the life of American solider, Paul Baumer, during WWI. If you're looking for a war movie that's a little less depressing, try the Marx Brothers's Duck Soup. 

Vote up your favorite '30s war movies, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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All Quiet on the Western Front Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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The Charge of the Light Brigade Olivia de Havilland, David Niven, Errol Flynn

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The Informer Heather Angel, Victor McLaglen, Jack Mulhall

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The Lost Patrol Boris Karloff, Reginald Denny, Victor McLaglen

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Hell's Angels Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall

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Gunga Din is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '30s War Movies
Gunga Din Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks

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Duck Soup Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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The Grand Illusion Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio

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Alexander Nevsky Dmitri Orlov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergei Blinnikov

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Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal Isa Miranda, Fosco Giachetti, Camillo Pilotto

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Drums Along the Mohawk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '30s War Movies
Drums Along the Mohawk Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine

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The Dawn Patrol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '30s War Movies
The Dawn Patrol Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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Beau Geste Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland