There aren’t many, but there are a few:

Noah’s Ark (1929)–Described as “an American playboy’s discovery of honor and courage during World War I parallels the biblical story of the flood.”  Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, among many, many others) and stars Dolores Costello, George O’Brien, and Noah Beery.  Airs at 7:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, April 4th.

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)–“RAF pilots fight to endure the nerve-wracking ordeal of flying in World War I.”  Stars Frederic March, Cary Grant, and Jack Oakie.  Airs at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14th.

And it’s followed immediately by:

Hell’s Angels (1930)–“Two buddies take on World War I flying aces and a seductive blonde.”  Directed by Howard Hughes; the seductive blonde is Jean Harlow.  Airs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14th.

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)–The biopic of George M. Cohan, which means you’re going to hear “Over There.”  Another Michael Curtiz directed film, starring James Cagney.  Airs at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18th.

Happy viewing!


Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.