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Movies Set in 1879

Public list by WPS with 12 movies or TV shows/series

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The Professor and the Madman(2019)

3.6/5 (with 483 votes)

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Zulu(1964)

NR
| 2h 18min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.7/5 (with 209 votes)

In 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War, man-of-the-people Lt. Chard and snooty Lt. Bromhead are in charge of defending the isolated and vastly outnumbered Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure(1989)

PG
| 1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 836 votes)

Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.

Rio Grande(1950)

NR
| 1h 45min | Western
3.5/5 (with 128 votes)

Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke is posted on the Texas frontier to defend settlers against depredations of marauding Apaches. Col. Yorke is under considerable stress by a serious shortage of troops of his command. Tension is added when Yorke's son (whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years), Trooper Jeff Yorke, is one of 18 recruits sent to the regiment.

The Burrowers(2008)

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Western
3.0/5 (with 88 votes)

It is 1879 in the Dakota Territories, a band of men who set out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, but they soon discover that the real enemy stalks them from below.

The Apple Dumpling Gang(1975)

G
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Western
3.3/5 (with 49 votes)

A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly gang of sharpshooters.

Zulu Dawn(1979)

PG
| 1h 57min | Adventure, Drama, History, War
3.0/5 (with 45 votes)

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.

Gun Brothers(1956)

1h 19min | Western
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Recently discharged cavalry sergeant Chad Santee (Buster Crabbe) joins his brother, Jubal (Neville Brand), and discovers that Jubal is a wanted outlaw. On the way he meets Rose Fargo and rescues her from the unwanted advances of a gambler, "Blackjack". When Chad and Rose arrive they find that Jubal and his partner, Shawnee, are really rustlers and outlaws. Jubal tries to get Chad to join them but he refuses, and leaves to set up his own homestead with Rose at his side. Later, the repentant Jubal comes to join him. Shawnee, angry at what he considers a double-cross, attacks the brothers with his gang.

Directed by Sidney Salkow - With Buster Crabbe

The Kid from Texas(1950)

NR
| 1h 18min | Western
2.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Billy the Kid becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivety to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife with whom he's infatuated.

Gallant Journey(1946)

NR
| 1h 25min | History, Drama
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical glider despite the opposition of his friends, who thought he was crazy, and of his family, who were afraid that his dreams of flying would hurt his father's political ambitions. He pursues his education at Santa Clara University where the Jesuits lend a helping and understanding hand. An earthquake destroys what appears to be a working model for an airplane, but a gold-sorting machine Montgomery invented, and then neglected, promises to provide for his financial needs to keep working on his aircraft until he gets involved in costly lawsuits defending his invention.

The World Changes(1933)

1h 31min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Generational saga tracing the events in the lives of the midwest pioneering Nordholm family, as seen through the eyes of businessman Orin Nordholm Jr., who ages from a youth to an elderly grandfather.

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