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Before 1950

Year Film Subject(s) Lead actor or actress
1906 The Story of the Kelly Gang Ned Kelly Frank Mills
1909 Origin of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata Ludwig van Beethoven Harry Baur
The Life of Moses Moses Pat Hartigan
Saul and David King David Maurice Costello
King Saul William V Ranous
1910 Pyotr Velikiy Peter the Great Pyotr Voinov
1911 Sweet Nell of Old Drury Nell Gwyn Nellie Stewart
Charles II of England Augustus Neville
1912 Custer’s Last Fight George Armstrong Custer Francis Ford
From the Manger to the Cross Jesus Robert Henderson-Bland
1913 Adrienne Lecouvreur Adrienne Lecouvreur Sarah Bernhardt
Beating Back Al Jennings Al Jennings
The Life and Works of Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Giuseppe Becce
Sixty Years a Queen Queen Victoria Louie Henri
1914 Home, Sweet Home John Howard Payne Henry B Walthall
Judith of Bethulia Judith Blanche Sweet
The Life of General Villa Pancho Villa Raoul Walsh
1915 Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale Elisabeth Risdon
Mistress Nell Nell Gwyn Mary Pickford
The Raven Edgar Allan Poe Henry B Walthall
1916 David Garrick David Garrick Dustin Farnum
Davy Crockett Davy Crockett Dustin Farnum
Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli Dennis Eadie
Joan the Woman Joan of Arc Geraldine Farrar
1917 Betsy Ross Betsy Ross Alice Brady
Cleopatra Cleopatra Theda Bara
The Conqueror Sam Houston William Farnum
The Fall of the Romanovs Nicholas II of Russia Alfred Hickman
Alexandra Feodorovna Nance O’Neil
The Lincoln Cycle Abraham Lincoln Benjamin Chapin
My Father Abraham Lincoln Benjamin Chapin
My Mother Abraham Lincoln Benjamin Chapin
Myself Abraham Lincoln Benjamin Chapin
Rasputin, the Black Monk Grigori Rasputin Montagu Love
1918 Casanova Giacomo Casanova Alfréd Deésy
My Four Years in Germany James W Gerard Halbert Brown
The Life Story of David Lloyd George David Lloyd George Norman Page
Why America Will Win John J Pershing Harris Gordon
The Woman the Germans Shot Edith Cavell Julia Arthur
1919 Deliverance Helen Keller Ann Mason
The Fighting Roosevelts Theodore Roosevelt Herbert Bradshaw
Private Peat Harold R Peat Harold R Peat
1920 Headin’ Home Babe Ruth Babe Ruth
If I Were King François Villon William Farnum
1921 Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli George Arliss
1922 Dick Turpin’s Ride to York Dick Turpin Matheson Lang
Nero Nero Jacques Grétillat
Peter the Great Peter the Great Emil Jannings
A Prince of Lovers Lord Byron Howard Gaye
1923 Bonnie Prince Charlie Charles Edward Stuart Ivor Novello
Friedrich Schiller – Eine Dichterjugend Friedrich Schiller Theodor Loos
Guy Fawkes Guy Fawkes Matheson Lang
Landru, the Bluebeard of Paris Henri Désiré Landru Wilhelm Sichra
The Little Napoleon Napoleon Egon von Hagen
Paganini Niccolò Paganini Conrad Veidt
Richard the Lion-Hearted Richard I Wallace Beery
The Ten Commandments Moses Theodore Roberts
Rameses II Charles De Roche
1924 Beau Brummel Beau Brummel John Barrymore
The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln George A Billings
1926 Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo Davy Crockett Cullen Landis
Josef Kajetán Tyl Josef Kajetán Tyl Zdeněk Štěpánek
The Life Story of Charles Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Chick Wango
Nell Gwyn Nell Gwyn Dorothy Gish
Nelson Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Cedric Hardwicke
1927 The King of Kings Jesus H B Warner
The Loves of Casanova Giacomo Casanova Ivan Mozzhukhin
Napoléon Napoleon Bonaparte Albert Dieudonné
1928 Dream of Love Adrienne Lecouvreur Joan Crawford
Luther Martin Luther Eugen Klöpfer
The Passion of Joan of Arc Joan of Arc Renée Jeanne Falconetti
The Patriot Tsar Paul I of Russia Emil Jannings
Tracy the Outlaw Harry Tracy Jack Hoy
Una nueva y gloriosa nación Manuel Belgrano Francis X Bushman
1929 The Divine Lady Emma Hamilton Corinne Griffith
Lord Horatio Nelson Victor Varconi
Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli George Arliss
1930 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Walter Huston
Billy the Kid Billy the Kid Johnny Mack Brown
A Lady’s Morals Jenny Lind Grace Moore
The Loves of Robert Burns Robert Burns Joseph Hislop
Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern Ludwig II of Bavaria William Dieterle
1931 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton George Arliss
Dreyfus Alfred Dreyfus Cedric Hardwicke
Mata Hari Mata Hari Greta Garbo
Yorck Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg Werner Krauss
1932 Jenny Lind Jenny Lind Grace Moore
Rasputin and the Empress Grigori Rasputin Lionel Barrymore
Alexandra Feodorovna Ethel Barrymore
Nicholas II of Russia Ralph Morgan
Silver Dollar Yates Martin Edward G Robinson
1933 The Bowery Chuck Connors Wallace Beery
Steve Brodie George Raft
In the Wake of the Bounty William Bligh Mayne Lynton
Fletcher Christian Errol Flynn
The Private Life of Henry VIII Henry VIII Charles Laughton
Queen Christina Queen Christina of Sweden Greta Garbo
Voltaire Voltaire George Arliss
1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street Elizabeth Barrett Browning Norma Shearer
Robert Browning Fredric March
Cleopatra Cleopatra Claudette Colbert
Julius Caesar Warren William
Mark Antony Henry Wilcoxon
The House of Rothschild Mayer Rothschild George Arliss
The Iron Duke Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington George Arliss
Love Time Franz Schubert Nils Asther
Madame Du Barry Madame Du Barry Dolores del Río
Louis XV of France Reginald Owen
The Mighty Barnum P T Barnum Wallace Beery
Nell Gwynn Nell Gwynn Anna Neagle
The Rise of Catherine the Great Catherine II of Russia Elisabeth Bergner
The Scarlet Empress Catherine II “The Great” of Russia Marlene Dietrich
Waltzes from Vienna Johann Strauss Edmund Gwenn
Johann Strauss II Esmond Knight
Viva Villa! Pancho Villa Wallace Beery
1935 Annie Oakley Annie Oakley Barbara Stanwyck
Clive of India Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive Ronald Colman
Diamond Jim Jim Brady Edward Arnold
Drake of England Francis Drake Matheson Lang
Golgotha Jesus Robert Le Vigan
Harmony Lane Stephen Foster Douglass Montgomery
Mutiny on the Bounty William Bligh Charles Laughton
Fletcher Christian Clark Gable
1936 Daniel Boone Daniel Boone George O’Brien
Der Kaiser von Kalifornien John Sutter Luis Trenker
The Great Ziegfeld Florenz Ziegfeld Jr William Powell
Hearts Divided Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Patterson Marion Davies
Jérôme Bonaparte Dick Powell
Napoleon Bonaparte Claude Rains
Mary of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots Katharine Hepburn
The Plainsman Wild Bill Hickok Gary Cooper
The Prisoner of Shark Island Samuel Mudd Warner Baxter
Rembrandt Rembrandt Charles Laughton
Rhodes of Africa Cecil Rhodes Walter Huston
Robin Hood of El Dorado Joaquin Murrieta Warner Baxter
The Story of Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur Paul Muni
Sutter’s Gold John Sutter Edward Arnold
Whom the Gods Love Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Stephen Haggard
The White Angel Florence Nightingale Kay Francis
1937 Auld Lang Syne Robert Burns Andrew Cruickshank
Fire Over England Elizabeth I of England Flora Robson
The Great Garrick David Garrick Brian Aherne
The Life of Émile Zola Émile Zola Paul Muni
Parnell Charles Stewart Parnell Clark Gable
Peter the First Peter the Great Nikolai Simonov
The Toast of New York James Fisk Edward Arnold
Victoria the Great Queen Victoria Anna Neagle
William Tindale William Tyndale Alan Wheatley
Young Pushkin Alexander Pushkin Valentin Litovsky
1938 Adrienne Lecouvreur Adrienne Lecouvreur Yvonne Printemps
The Adventures of Marco Polo Marco Polo Gary Cooper
Alexander Nevsky Alexander Nevsky Nikolay Cherkasov
Boys Town Edward J Flanagan Spencer Tracy
The Buccaneer Jean Lafitte Fredric March
Andrew Jackson Hugh Sothern
The Childhood of Maxim Gorky Maxim Gorky Aleksei Lyarsky
The Great Waltz Johann Strauss II Fernand Gravey
If I Were King François Villon Ronald Colman
Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette Norma Shearer
That Mothers Might Live Ignaz Semmelweis Shepperd Strudwick
Pugachev Yemelyan Pugachev Yevgeny Matveyev
Saint Theresa of Lisieux Thérèse of Lisieux Irène Corday
Sixty Glorious Years Queen Victoria Anna Neagle
Suez Ferdinand de Lesseps Tyrone Power
1939 Conquest of Peter the Great Peter the Great Nikolai Simonov
Drums Along the Mohawk Nicholas Herkimer Roger Imhof
The Flying Irishman Douglas Corrigan Douglas Corrigan
Frontier Marshal Wyatt Earp Randolph Scott
The Great Victor Herbert Victor Herbert Allan Jones
Immortal Waltz Johann Strauss I Paul Hörbiger
Jesse James Jesse James Tyrone Power
Frank James Henry Fonda
Juarez Benito Juárez Paul Muni
Kaiss wa leila Qays Badr Lama
Layla Al-Aamiriya Amina Rizk
Lenin in 1918 Vladimir Lenin Boris Shchukin
The Mad Empress Charlotte of Belgium Medea de Novara
Man of Conquest Sam Houston Richard Dix
Nurse Edith Cavell Edith Cavell Anna Neagle
On His Own Maxim Gorky Aleksei Lyarsky
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Elizabeth I of England Bette Davis
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex Errol Flynn
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell Don Ameche
Thomas A Watson Henry Fonda
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Vernon Castle Fred Astaire
Irene Castle Ginger Rogers
Swanee River Stephen Foster Don Ameche
Tower of London Richard III of England Basil Rathbone
Young Mr Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Henry Fonda
1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois Abraham Lincoln Raymond Massey
Bismarck Otto von Bismarck Paul Hartmann
Brigham Young Brigham Young Dean Jagger
Joseph Smith Vincent Price
A Dispatch from Reuter’s Paul Reuter Edward G Robinson
Dr Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet Paul Ehrlich Edward G Robinson
Edison, the Man Thomas Edison Spencer Tracy
Eternal Melodies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Gino Cervi
Kit Carson Kit Carson Jon Hall
Knute Rockne, All American Knute Rockne Pat O’Brien
George Gipp Ronald Reagan
Lillian Russell Lillian Russell Alice Faye
Alexander Pollock Moore Henry Fonda
Lady with Red Hair Mrs Leslie Carter Miriam Hopkins
Northwest Passage Robert Rogers Spencer Tracy
Rambrandt Rembrandt Jules Verstraete
The Return of Frank James Frank James Henry Fonda
The Rothschilds Nathan Mayer Rothschild Carl Kuhlmann
Santa Fe Trail JEB Stuart Errol Flynn
George Armstrong Custer Ronald Reagan
John Brown Raymond Massey
Semmelweis Ignaz Semmelweis Tivadar Uray
The Westerner Judge Roy Bean Walter Brennan
Young Tom Edison Thomas Edison Mickey Rooney
1941 Belle Starr Belle Starr Gene Tierney
Billy the Kid Billy the Kid Robert Taylor
Blossoms in the Dust Edna Gladney Greer Garson
Hudson’s Bay Pierre-Esprit Radisson Paul Muni
Médard des Groseilliers Laird Cregar
Men of Boys Town Edward J Flanagan Spencer Tracy
Ohm Kruger Paul Kruger Emil Jannings
One Foot in Heaven William Spence Fredric March
The Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli John Gielgud
Sergeant York Alvin York Gary Cooper
That Hamilton Woman Emma Hamilton Vivien Leigh
Lord Horatio Nelson Laurence Olivier
They Died with Their Boots On George Armstrong Custer Errol Flynn
You Will Remember Leslie Stuart Robert Morley
1942 Apache Trail Tom O’Folliard William Lundigan
Die Entlassung Otto von Bismarck Emil Jannings
The First of the Few R J Mitchell Leslie Howard
For Me and My Gal Harry Palmer Gene Kelly
Gentleman Jim James J Corbett Errol Flynn
The Great Mr Handel George Frideric Handel Wilfrid Lawson
Here Will I Nest Thomas Talbot John Sullivan
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe Shepperd Strudwick
My Gal Sal Paul Dresser Victor Mature
The Pride of the Yankees Lou Gehrig Gary Cooper
The Remarkable Andrew Andrew Jackson Brian Donlevy
Rembrandt Rembrandt Ewald Balser
Rossini Gioachino Rossini Nino Besozzi
Simón Bolívar Simón Bolívar Julián Soler
Tennessee Johnson Andrew Johnson Van Heflin
Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die Wyatt Earp Richard Dix
The Vanishing Virginian Robert Yancey Frank Morgan
Yankee Doodle Dandy George M Cohan James Cagney
Sam Harris Richard Whorf
The Young Mr Pitt William Pitt the Younger Robert Donat
1943 Der Unendliche Weg Friedrich List Eugen Klöpfer
Dixie Daniel Decatur Emmett Bing Crosby
Hitler’s Madman Reinhard Heydrich John Carradine
The Iron Major Frank Cavanaugh Pat O’Brien
Is Everybody Happy Ted Lewis Michael Duane
Jack London Jack London Michael O’Shea
Madame Curie Marie Curie Greer Garson
Pierre Curie Walter Pidgeon
Mission to Moscow Joseph E Davies Walter Huston
The Outlaw Billy the Kid Jack Buetel
The Song of Bernadette Bernadette Soubirous Jennifer Jones
The Woman of the Town Bat Masterson Albert Dekker
1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain Mark Twain Fredric March
Buffalo Bill Buffalo Bill Joel McCrea
Champagne Charlie George Leybourne Tommy Trinder
Alfred Vance Stanley Holloway
Enemy of Women Joseph Goebbels Paul Andor
The Great Moment William T G Morton Joel McCrea
Henry V Henry V of England Laurence Olivier
The Hitler Gang Adolf Hitler Robert Watson
Ivan the Terrible Ivan IV of Russia Nikolay Cherkasov
Shine On, Harvest Moon Nora Bayes Ann Sheridan
Jack Norworth Dennis Morgan
Wilson Woodrow Wilson Alexander Knox
1945 Caesar and Cleopatra Julius Caesar Claude Rains
Cleopatra Vivien Leigh
Captain Eddie Eddie Rickenbacker Fred MacMurray
Captain Kidd William Kidd Charles Laughton
Dillinger John Dillinger Lawrence Tierney
The Dolly Sisters Janszieka “Jenny” Dolly Betty Grable
Rozsika “Rosie” Dolly June Haver
The Great John L John L Sullivan Greg McClure
God Is My Co-Pilot Robert Lee Scott Jr Dennis Morgan
Incendiary Blonde Texas Guinan Betty Hutton
Pride of the Marines Al Schmid John Garfield
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin Robert Alda
A Royal Scandal Catherine II of Russia Tallulah Bankhead
A Song to Remember Frédéric Chopin Cornel Wilde
1946 Anna and the King of Siam Anna Leonowens Irene Dunne
Camões Luís de Camões Antonio Vilar
Devotion Charlotte Brontë Olivia de Havilland
Emily Brontë Ida Lupino
Anne Brontë Nancy Coleman
Gallant Journey John Joseph Montgomery Glenn Ford
The Great Glinka Mikhail Glinka Boris Chirkov
The Jolson Story Al Jolson Larry Parks
The Magic Bow Niccolò Paganini Stewart Granger
Magnificent Doll Dolley Madison Ginger Rogers
James Madison Burgess Meredith
Aaron Burr David Niven
My Darling Clementine Wyatt Earp Henry Fonda
Night and Day Cole Porter Cary Grant
The Razor’s Edge W Somerset Maugham Herbert Marshall
Sister Kenny Elizabeth Kenny Rosalind Russell
So Goes My Love Hiram Percy Maxim Don Ameche
Till the Clouds Roll By Jerome Kern Robert Walker
1947 Albéniz Isaac Albéniz Pedro López Lagar
Captain Boycott Charles Boycott Cecil Parker
Charles Stewart Parnell Robert Donat
The Fabulous Dorseys Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey
Monsieur Vincent Vincent de Paul Pierre Fresnay
My Wild Irish Rose Chauncey Olcott Dennis Morgan
The Perils of Pauline Pearl White Betty Hutton
Seine einzige Liebe Franz Schubert Franz Böheim
Song of Love Clara Schumann Katharine Hepburn
Robert Schumann Paul Henreid
Song of Scheherazade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Jean-Pierre Aumont
Trail Street Bat Masterson Randolph Scott
1948 The Babe Ruth Story Babe Ruth William Bendix
Bonnie Prince Charlie Charles Edward Stuart David Niven
Brindis a Manolete Manolete Pedro Ortega
The Iron Curtain Igor Gouzenko Dana Andrews
Joan of Arc Joan of Arc Ingrid Bergman
The Lame Devil (Le Diable boiteux) Talleyrand Sacha Guitry
Macbeth Macbeth of Scotland Orson Welles
Man to Men Henry Dunant Jean-Louis Barrault
Saraband Philip Christoph von Königsmarck Stewart Granger
The Mozart Story Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Hans Holt
Up in Central Park William Tweed Vincent Price
Words and Music Richard Rodgers Tom Drake
Lorenz Hart Mickey Rooney
1949 Alexander Popov Alexander Stepanovich Popov Nikolay Cherkasov
Almafuerte Pedro Bonifacio Palacios Narciso Ibáñez Menta
The Bad Lord Byron Lord Byron Dennis Price
Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Fredric March
Docteur Laennec René Laennec Pierre Blanchar
Eroica Ludwig van Beethoven Ewald Balser
Heaven over the Marshes Maria Goretti Inés Orsini
Hen Gregorio del Pilar Gregorio del Pilar Jose Padilla, Jr
I Shot Jesse James Jesse James Reed Hadley
Frank James Tom Tyler
Ivan Pavlov Ivan Pavlov Aleksandr Borisov
Jolson Sings Again Al Jolson Larry Parks
Life of St Paul Series Paul the Apostle Nelson Leigh
Orpopojan valssi J Alfred Tanner Sakari Halonen
Padre Burgos Jose Burgos Jaime de la Rosa
Samson and Delilah Samson Victor Mature
Delilah Hedy Lamarr
The Stratton Story Monty Stratton James Stewart
Viennese Girls Karl Michael Ziehrer Willi Forst

1950s

Year Film Subject(s) Lead actor or actress
1950 Annie Get Your Gun Annie Oakley Betty Hutton
The Baron of Arizona James Reavis Vincent Price
The Bells of Nagasaki Takashi Nagai Masao Wakahara
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac José Ferrer
The Jackie Robinson Story Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar Harold Tasker
Madeleine Madeleine Smith Ann Todd
The Magnificent Yankee Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Louis Calhern
Mussorgsky Modest Mussorgsky Aleksandr Borisov
Over the Waves Juventino Rosas Pedro Infante
The Petty Girl George Petty Robert Cummings
Three Little Words Bert Kalmar Fred Astaire
Harry Ruby Red Skelton
Young Man with a Horn Bix Beiderbecke Kirk Douglas
Zhukovsky Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky Yuri Yurovsky
1951 David and Bathsheba King David Gregory Peck
Bathsheba Susan Hayward
The Desert Fox Field Marshal Erwin Rommel James Mason
Diego Silang Diego Silang José Padilla, Jr
Follow the Sun Ben Hogan Glenn Ford
The Great Caruso Enrico Caruso Mario Lanza
I’d Climb the Highest Mountain William Asbury Thompson William Lundigan
I Was an American Spy Claire Phillips Ann Dvorak
I’ll See You in My Dreams Gus Kahn Danny Thomas
Jim Thorpe – All-American Jim Thorpe Burt Lancaster
The Lady and the Bandit Dick Turpin Louis Hayward
The Lady with the Lamp Florence Nightingale Anna Neagle
The Magic Box William Friese-Greene Robert Donat
The Man with a Cloak Edgar Allan Poe Joseph Cotten
Valentino Rudolph Valentino Anthony Dexter
Wherever She Goes Eileen Joyce Suzanne Parrett
1952 Above and Beyond Paul Tibbets Robert Taylor
Blackbeard the Pirate Blackbeard Robert Newton
Carbine Williams David Marshall Williams James Stewart
DrSchweitzer Albert Schweitzer Pierre Fresnay
The Girl in White Emily Barringer June Allyson
Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen Danny Kaye
I Dream of Jeanie Stephen Foster Bill Shirley
The Iron Mistress James Bowie Alan Ladd
Kalle Karlsson från Jularbo Calle Jularbo Jan-Olof Lindstedt
Million Dollar Mermaid Annette Kellermann Esther Williams
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima Lúcia dos Santos Susan Whitney
Moulin Rouge Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec José Ferrer
No Greater Love Bertha von Suttner Hilde Krahl
The Pride of St Louis Dizzy Dean Dan Dailey
Procès au Vatican Thérèse of Lisieux France Descaut
The Secret Conclave Pope Pius X Henri Vidon
Somebody Loves Me Blossom Seeley Betty Hutton
Benny Fields Ralph Meeker
Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa Clifton Webb
The Story of Will Rogers Will Rogers Will Rogers Jr
Taras Shevchenko Taras Shevchenko Sergei Bondarchuk
Viva Zapata! Emiliano Zapata Marlon Brando
The Winning Team Grover Cleveland Alexander Ronald Reagan
With a Song in My Heart Jane Froman Susan Hayward
The Young Caruso Enrico Caruso Ermanno Randi
1953 The Actress Ruth Gordon Jean Simmons
Admiral Ushakov Fyodor Ushakov Ivan Pereverzev
Belinsky Vissarion Belinsky Sergei Kurilov
Calamity Jane Calamity Jane Doris Day
Chaimite Luís da Silva Mouzinho de Albuquerque Jacinto Ramos
Crazylegs Elroy Hirsch Elroy Hirsch
Dagohoy Francisco Dagohoy Mario Montenegro
The Desert Rats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel James Mason
The Eddie Cantor Story Eddie Cantor Keefe Brasselle
Franz Schubert Franz Schubert Heinrich Schweiger
The Great Warrior Skanderbeg Skanderbeg Akaki Khorava
Houdini Harry Houdini Tony Curtis
The I Don’t Care Girl Eva Tanguay Mitzi Gaynor
The Joe Louis Story Joe Louis Coley Wallace
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar Marlon Brando
The Lawless Breed John Wesley Hardin Rock Hudson
The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi Giuseppe Verdi Pierre Cressoy
Man of Music Mikhail Glinka Boris Smirnov
Martin Luther Martin Luther Niall MacGinnis
Melba Nellie Melba Patrice Munsel
Puccini Giacomo Puccini Gabriele Ferzetti
The President’s Lady Andrew Jackson Charlton Heston
Rachel Donelson Robards Susan Hayward
So This Is Love Grace Moore Kathryn Grayson
The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan W S Gilbert Robert Morley
Arthur Sullivan Maurice Evans
Young Bess Elizabeth I of England Jean Simmons
1954 Beau Brummell Beau Brummell Stewart Granger
The Bob Mathias Story Bob Mathias Bob Mathias
Canaris Wilhelm Canaris O E Hasse
Cuando me vaya María Grever Libertad Lamarque
Deep in My Heart Sigmund Romberg José Ferrer
Der Komödiant von Wien [de] Alexander Girardi Karl Paryla
Desirée Désirée Clary Jean Simmons
Napoleon Bonaparte Marlon Brando
El joven Juárez Benito Juárez Humberto Almazán
Ernst Thälmann Ernst Thälmann Günther Simon
The Eternal Waltz Johann Strauss II Bernhard Wicki
The Glenn Miller Story Glenn Miller James Stewart
His Majesty O’Keefe David O’Keefe Burt Lancaster
John Wesley John Wesley Leonard Sachs
The Red Prince Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria (Johann Orth) Peter Pasetti
Rimskiy-Korsakov Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Grigori Belov
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto Miyamoto Musashi Toshirō Mifune
Sauerbruch – Das war mein Leben Ferdinand Sauerbruch Ewald Balser
Seger i mörker Gustaf Dalén Olof Bergström
Sitting Bull Sitting Bull J Carroll Naish
1955 Adriana Lecouvreur Adriana Lecouvreur Valentina Cortese
Les chiffonniers d’Emmaüs Abbé Pierre André Reybaz
Chief Crazy Horse Crazy Horse Victor Mature
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Billy Mitchell Gary Cooper
Ernst Thälmann Ernst Thälmann Günther Simon
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Evelyn Nesbit Joan Collins
Interrupted Melody Marjorie Lawrence Eleanor Parker
I’ll Cry Tomorrow Lillian Roth Susan Hayward
Lapu-Lapu Lapulapu Mario Montenegro
The Last Command James Bowie Sterling Hayden
Lola Montès Lola Montez Martine Carol
The Long Gray Line Martin Maher Tyrone Power
Love Me or Leave Me Ruth Etting Doris Day
Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs Ludwig II of Bavaria OW Fischer
Magic Fire Richard Wagner Alan Badel
A Man Called Peter Peter Marshall Richard Todd
Melodie immortali – Mascagni Pietro Mascagni Pierre Cressoy
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Oskar Werner
Napoléon Napoleon Daniel Gélin (Young)
Raymond Pellegrin (Older)
Prince of Players Edwin Booth Richard Burton
Richard III Richard III of England Laurence Olivier
Road to Life Anton Makarenko Vladimir Yemelyanov
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple Miyamoto Musashi Toshirō Mifune
Seven Angry Men John Brown Raymond Massey
Seven Cities of Gold Junípero Serra Michael Rennie
The Seven Little Foys Eddie Foy Sr Bob Hope
Säkkijärven polkka Viljo Vesterinen Sakari Jurkka
To Hell and Back Audie Murphy Audie Murphy
The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I of England Bette Davis
Wiegenlied Ernestine Schumann-Heink Osa Massen
1956 Alexander the Great Alexander the Great Richard Burton
Ang buhay at pag-ibig ni Dr Jose Rizal José Rizal Eddie Del Mar
The Benny Goodman Story Benny Goodman Steve Allen
The Best Things in Life Are Free Buddy DeSylva Gordon MacRae
Ray Henderson Dan Dailey
Lew Brown Ernest Borgnine
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer Daniel Boone Bruce Bennett
The Eddy Duchin Story Eddy Duchin Tyrone Power
The Conqueror Genghis Khan John Wayne
Heneral Paua Heneral Paua Danilo Montes
The King and I Anna Leonowens Deborah Kerr
Lust for Life Vincent van Gogh Kirk Douglas
Magic Fire Richard Wagner Alan Badel
Reach for the Sky Douglas Bader Kenneth More
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island Miyamoto Musashi Toshirō Mifune
Somebody Up There Likes Me Rocky Graziano Paul Newman
The Ten Commandments Moses Charlton Heston
Ramesses II Yul Brynner
Walk the Proud Land John Clum Audie Murphy
1957 After the Ball Vesta Tilley Patricia Kirkwood
The Barretts of Wimpole Street Elizabeth Barrett Browning Jennifer Jones
Robert Browning Bill Travers
Battle Hymn Dean Hess Rock Hudson
Beau James Jimmy Walker Bob Hope
The Buster Keaton Story Buster Keaton Donald O’Connor
En drömmares vandring Dan Andersson Jarl Kulle
Fear Strikes Out Jimmy Piersall Anthony Perkins
The Flying Dutchman Anthony Fokker Ton Kuyl
The Helen Morgan Story Helen Morgan Ann Blyth
Jeanne Eagels Jeanne Eagels Kim Novak
The Joker is Wild Joe E Lewis Frank Sinatra
A Lesson in History Georgi Dimitrov Stefan Savov
Made in Germany – Die dramatische Geschichte des Hauses Zeiss Ernst Abbe Carl Raddatz
Mahnı belə yaranır Süleyman Stalski K Slanov
Man of a Thousand Faces Lon Chaney James Cagney
Monkey on My Back Barney Ross Cameron Mitchell
Nine Lives Jan Baalsrud Jack Fjeldstad
Rasskazy o Lenine Vladimir Lenin Maksim Shtraukh
Nadezhda Krupskaya Mariya Pastukhova
Rot ist die Liebe Hermann Löns Dieter Borsche
Saint Joan Joan of Arc Jean Seberg
The Spirit of St Louis Charles Lindbergh James Stewart
Stresemann Gustav Stresemann Ernst Schröder
The Three Faces of Eve Chris Costner Sizemore Joanne Woodward
The True Story of Jesse James Jesse James Robert Wagner
Frank James Jeffrey Hunter
The Wings of Eagles Frank Wead John Wayne
1958 The Bonnie Parker Story Bonnie Elizabeth Parker Dorothy Provine
The Buccaneer Jean Lafitte Yul Brenner
Andrew Jackson Charlton Heston
Carve Her Name with Pride Violette Szabo Virginia McKenna
The Csardas Princess Emmerich Kálmán Gerhard Riedmann
Rosemary Rosemarie Nitribitt Nadja Tiller
I Accuse! Alfred Dreyfus José Ferrer
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Gladys Aylward Ingrid Bergman
Ivan the Terrible Ivan IV of Russia Nikolay Cherkasov
I Want to Live! Barbara Graham Susan Hayward
I Was Monty’s Double M E Clifton James M E Clifton James
The Left Handed Gun Billy the Kid Paul Newman
The Lovers of Montparnasse Amedeo Modigliani Gérard Philipe
Machine-Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly Charles Bronson
The Naked Maja Francisco Goya Anthony Franciosa,
Rasputín Grigori Rasputin Narciso Ibáñez Menta
Sebastian Kneipp Sebastian Kneipp Carl Wery
The Silent Enemy Lionel Crabb Laurence Harvey
St Louis Blues W C Handy Nat King Cole
Too Much, Too Soon Diana Barrymore Dorothy Malone
John Barrymore Errol Flynn
1959 Affäre Dreyfus Alfred Dreyfus
Al Capone Al Capone Rod Steiger
The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank Millie Perkins
Beloved Infidel F Scott Fitzgerald Gregory Peck
Sheilah Graham Deborah Kerr
The Five Pennies Red Nichols Danny Kaye
Gayarre Julián Gayarre Alfredo Kraus
The Gene Krupa Story Gene Krupa Sal Mineo
The Great Impostor Ferdinand Waldo Demara Tony Curtis
Hannibal Hannibal Victor Mature
Herod the Great Herod the Great Edmund Purdom
John Paul Jones John Paul Jones Robert Stack
Leap to Fame Santiago Ramón y Cajal Adolfo Marsillach
Love Now, Pay Later Rosemarie Nitribitt Belinda Lee
The Redeemer Jesus Luis Álvarez
Solomon and Sheba King Solomon Yul Brynner
Queen of Sheba Gina Lollobrigida

1960s

Year Film Subject(s) Lead actor or actress
1960 Alfonso XII y María Cristina Alfonso XII of Spain Vicente Parra
Maria Christina of Austria Marga López
Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons Henri Désiré Landru George Sanders
David and Goliath King David Ivica Pajer
King Saul Orson Welles
Esther and the King Esther Joan Collins
The Gallant Hours William Halsey Jr James Cagney
Hell to Eternity Guy Gabaldon Jeffrey Hunter
I Aim at the Stars Wernher von Braun Curd Jürgens
Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Robert Morley
Por ti aprendí a querer Lorenzo Barcelata Antonio Maciel
Pretty Boy Floyd Pretty Boy Floyd John Ericson
Song Without End Franz Liszt Dirk Bogarde
Spartacus Spartacus Kirk Douglas
The Story of Ruth Ruth Elana Eden
Sunrise at Campobello Franklin D Roosevelt Ralph Bellamy
Sweetheart of the Gods Renate Müller Ruth Leuwerik
The Trials of Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Peter Finch
1961 Barabbas Barabbas Anthony Quinn
Bridge to the Sun Gwen & Hidenari Terisaki Carroll Baker & James Shigeta
Darclee Hariclea Darclée Silvia Popovici
El Cid El Cid Charlton Heston
The Flash Elorde Story Gabriel Elorde Gabriel Elorde
Francis of Assisi Francis of Assisi Bradford Dillman
Fray Escoba Martin de Porres René Muñoz
Galileo Galileo Galilei James Grout
The George Raft Story George Raft Ray Danton
Hoodlum Priest Father Charles Dismas Clark Don Murray
King of Kings Jesus Jeffrey Hunter
King of the Roaring 20s Arnold Rothstein David Janssen
Mad Dog Coll Mad Dog Coll John Davis Chandler
The Moises Padilla Story Moises Padilla Leopoldo Salcedo
Prince Yeonsan Yeonsangun of Joseon Shin Young-kyun
Portrait of a Mobster Dutch Schultz Vic Morrow
A Story of David King David Jeff Chandler
1962 Birdman of Alcatraz Robert Franklin Stroud Burt Lancaster
Docteur Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer Jean-Pierre Marielle
Elgar Edward Elgar Peter Brett
Freud: The Secret Passion Sigmund Freud Montgomery Clift
Geronimo Geronimo Chuck Connors
Hitler Adolf Hitler Richard Basehart
Joseph and His Brethren Joseph Geoffrey Horne
Lawrence of Arabia T E Lawrence Peter O’Toole
The Miracle Worker Helen Keller Patty Duke
Annie Sullivan Anne Bancroft
No Man Is an Island George Ray Tweed Jeffrey Hunter
The Reluctant Saint Joseph of Cupertino Maximilian Schell
Salvatore Giuliano Salvatore Giuliano Pietro Cammarata
Sodom and Gomorrah Lot Stewart Granger
The Trial of Joan of Arc Joan of Arc Florence Delay
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Wilhelm Grimm Laurence Harvey
Jacob Grimm Karlheinz Böhm
1963 Al Nasser Salah Ad-Din Saladin Ahmed Mazhar
Cleopatra Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor
Jacob, the Man Who Fought With God Jacob Fosco Giacchei
Landru Henri Désiré Landru Charles Denner
PT 109 John F Kennedy Cliff Robertson
1964 Becket Thomas Becket Richard Burton
Henry II of England Peter O’Toole
Lady General Hua Mu-lan Hua Mulan Ivy Ling Po
Saul and David King David Gianni Garko
King Saul Norman Wooland
The Unsinkable Molly Brown Molly Brown Debbie Reynolds
Your Cheatin’ Heart Hank Williams George Hamilton
1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy Michelangelo Charlton Heston
The Debussy Film Claude Debussy Oliver Reed
Genghis Khan Genghis Khan Omar Sharif
The Greatest Story Ever Told Jesus Max von Sydow
Harlow Jean Harlow Carroll Baker
Harlow Jean Harlow Carol Lynley
The Magnificent Yankee Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Alfred Lunt
Lee Seong-gye King Taejo Taejo of Joseon Shin Young-kyun
A Man Named John Pope John XXIII Giovanni Rossi
A Patriot for Me Alfred Redl John Osborne
The Sound of Music Maria von Trapp Julie Andrews
Georg von Trapp Christopher Plummer
Virgilia, Mother Abbess Peggy Wood
1966 Andrei Rublev Andrei Rublev Anatoly Solonitsyn
Born Free Joy Adamson Virginia McKenna
George Adamson Bill Travers
El Greco El Greco Mel Ferrer
Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World Isadora Duncan Vivian Pickles
Khartoum General Gordon Charlton Heston
Muhammad Ahmad Laurence Olivier
La vida de Pedro Infante Pedro Infante Jose Infante Cruz
A Man for All Seasons Thomas More Paul Scofield
Rasputin, the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin Christopher Lee
The Singing Nun Jeanine Deckers Debbie Reynolds
1967 Bill Wallace of China Dr Bill Wallace Gregory Walcott
Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie Parker Faye Dunaway
Clyde Barrow Warren Beatty
Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Horst Buchholz
Custer of the West George Armstrong Custer Robert Shaw
The Happiest Millionaire Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr Fred MacMurray
The Life of Na Woon-gyu Na Woon-gyu Choi Moo-ryong
Sofiya Perovskaya Sofiya Perovskaya Aleksandra Nazarova
1968 Bloody Che Contra Che Guevara Francisco Rabal
The Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo Tony Curtis
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach Johann Sebastian Bach Gustav Leonhardt
Anna Magdalena Bach Christiane Lang
Funny Girl Fanny Brice Barbra Streisand
Hrabina Cosel Anna Constantia von Brockdorff Jadwiga Barańska
Augustus II the Strong Mariusz Dmockowski
Isadora Isadora Duncan Vanessa Redgrave
The Lion in Winter Henry II of England Peter O’Toole
Eleanor of Aquitaine Katharine Hepburn
Prince Daewon Heungseon Daewongun Shin Young-kyun
Star! Gertrude Lawrence Julie Andrews
Song of Summer Frederick Delius Max Adrian
1969 Alfred the Great Alfred the Great David Hemmings
Anne of the Thousand Days Henry VIII Richard Burton
Anne Boleyn Geneviève Bujold
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy Paul Newman
Harry Longabaugh Robert Redford
The Color of Pomegranates Sayat-Nova Sofiko Chiaureli, others
Che! Che Guevara Omar Sharif
De Sade Marquis de Sade Keir Dullea
Emma Hamilton Emma Hamilton Michèle Mercier
Lord Horatio Nelson Richard Johnson
Posol Sovetskogo Soyuza Alexandra Kollontai Yuliya Borisova
Simón Bolívar Simón Bolívar Maximilian Schell
Where’s Jack Jack Sheppard Tommy Steele

1970s

Year Film Subject(s) Lead actor or actress
1970 A Bullet for Pretty Boy Pretty Boy Floyd Fabian
Chisum John Chisum John Wayne
Cromwell Oliver Cromwell Richard Harris
The Cross and the Switchblade David Wilkerson Pat Boone
The Honeymoon Killers Martha Beck Shirley Stoler
Raymond Fernandez Tony Lo Bianco
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar Charlton Heston
Michael the Brave Michael the Brave Amza Pellea
Ned Kelly Ned Kelly Mick Jagger
Patton George S Patton George C Scott
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