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Movies Set in The 1740s

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer(2006)

R
| 2h 27min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,651 votes)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Plunkett & MacLeane(1999)

R
| 1h 33min | Drama, Action, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 48 votes)

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social connections, they team up to be soon known as "The Gentlemen Highwaymen". But when one day these gentlemen hold up Lord Chief Justice Gibson's coach, Macleane instantly falls in love with his beautiful and cunning niece, Lady Rebecca Gibson. Unfortunately, Thief Taker General Chance, who also is quite fond of Rebecca, is getting closer and closer to getting both.

Guns for San Sebastian(1968)

NR
| 1h 51min | Western
3.8/5 (with 24 votes)

Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in the hills from Indians, who regularly attack the village and steal all their supplies. When Father John is murdered, the villagers mistakenly think the outlaw is the priest. Alastray at first tells them he is not a priest, but they don't believe it, and an apparent miracle seems to prove they are correct. Eventually, he assists them in regaining their confidence and defending themselves.

Chingachgook: The Great Snake(1967)

1h 32min | Adventure, Western
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

Chingachgook, a Mohawk-born Delaware warrior, strives to rescue his wife Wahtawah from the clutches of an enemy camp of Huron. Joined by his trusted huntsman Deerslayer, the two confront racist pioneers and brutal British soldiers in their quest. Deerslayer catches the desire of Judith and thus the jealousy of her suitor, Harry. The action of the story functions like a seesaw, characters continuously traveling back and forth between a house on the lake and the Huron camp until the violent climax.

My Name Is Bach(2004)

1h 39min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues.

The Master of Ballantrae(1953)

1h 30min | Adventure
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

Scottish highlander Jamie Durie falls into a life of piracy after joining the failed rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie against the British crown.

The Rise of Catherine the Great(1934)

NR
| 1h 35min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

The woman who will become Catherine the Great marries into the Russian royal family when she weds Grand Duke Peter, the nephew of Empress Elizabeth. Although the couple has moments of contentment, Peter's cruel and erratic behavior causes a rift between him and Catherine. Mere months after Peter succeeds his aunt as the ruler of Russia, a revolt is brewing, and Catherine is poised to ascend to the throne as the country's new empress.

The Deerslayer(1943)

Deerslayer, a white man who was brought up by the Mohicans, helps his old tribe when the Hurons steal Princess Wah Tah, the betrothed of his friend Jingo-Good. His friends, the Hutters, are a white family living on an ark in the middle of a lake. The Hurons attack them and Deerslayer enlists the aid of scout Harry March, who is escorting sixty-five brides to the near-by settlement. Deerslayer and Harry are both in love with Judith Hutter, who is secretly in love with Harry. The Hurons succeed in capturing her father and Harry, where-upon Judith's sister Hetty, playing on an Indian superstition never to harm an insane person, feigns madness and makes an escape. Hutter, Judith, Hetty and Princess Wah-Tah return to the ark, where they ate attacked by the waiting Hurons and Hetty is killed. Deerslayer, Harry and the settlement men arrive to time to drive the Hurons away.

Directed by Lew Landers - With Jean Parker

King on Horseback(1958)

3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Henri La Tour, a strolling player, is also a daring adventurer. So, when, after accomplishing a brilliant feat, he is awarded a title by King Louis XV, the Duke of Saint-Sever takes offense at it and challenges Henri to a duel. However, while they fight, a group of Austrian soldiers appear suddenly and the two rivals instantly unite to repel their enemies. Unfortunately, Saint-Sever is mortally wounded and, feeling he is about to die, he entreats his new friend to offer protection to Toinon, his natural daughter, whose life is being threatened...

Die Tänzerin von Sanssouci(1932)

1h 33min | Comedy, History
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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Kidnapped(1938)

1h 30min | Adventure, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Robert Louis Stevenson's hero David Balfour (Freddie Bartholomew) joins rebel Alan Breck Stewart (Warner Baxter) in 18th-century Scotland.

Deerslayer(1920)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Arthur Wellin - With Bela Lugosi
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Chasing the Deer(1994)

1h 37min | History
2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

The Jacobite Rebellion of Scotland, and thirty years after the first battle, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army make a stand at Culloden.

The Deerslayer(1957)

1h 18min | Adventure, Western, War
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Director Kurt Neumann's 1957 film version of the James Fenimore Cooper tale set in colonial America stars Lex Barker, Forrest Tucker, Rita Moreno, Cathy O'Donnell and Jay C. Flippen.

Handel's Last Chance(1996)

51min
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

As the film opens, the career of George Frideric Handel is in tatters. Invited to Dublin to present the premiere of a new choral work, The Messiah, he can't find singers adequate for the job. A boy who steals a chicken runs into Mr. Handel. The boy's Mother was NOT an employee at the Cathedral, she cleaned and ironed shirts, so the mother "bribes" Mr. Handel with non-starched shirts to save her boy from being in jail. The choir sucks until the washer lady's son is discovered by Handel.

Die Mühle von Sanssouci(1926)

2h 4min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Frederic Zelnik, Siegfried Philippi - With Otto Gebühr, Olga Chekhova, William Dieterle, Lissy Lind, Jakob Tiedtke, Anita Dorris, ...

Eugene Aram(1924)

A blackmailed ex-thief is executed for a murder he didn't commit.

Directed by Arthur Rooke

Bonnie Prince Charlie(1923)

In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie leads an insurrection to overthrow the Protestant House of Hanover and restore his family, the Catholic branch of the House of Stuart, to the British throne.

Directed by Charles Calvert - With Ivor Novello, Gladys Cooper, A.B. Imeson

The Great Mr Handel(1942)

1h 29min | Music, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1 vote)

A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.

Directed by Norman Walker - With Wilfrid Lawson
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