Best Action Movies of 1944


Bowery Champs

5.2/10 IMDB

Copy boys Muggs and Glimpy investigate a murder. They locate the ex-wife of the murdered man and become convinced she is innocent. They hide her from the police while they investigate.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William Benedict, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Gorcey ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1944-11-25
Best Action Movies of 1944 : Marine Raiders

Marine Raiders

5.7/10 IMDB

A Marine major (Pat O'Brien) looks out for his captain (Robert Ryan) on Guadalcanal and in Australia.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Frank McHugh, Barton MacLane, Richard Martin, Martha Vickers, Russell Wade, Edmund Glover, Robert Andersen ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1944-07-11
Best Action Movies of 1944 : Secret Command

Secret Command

6.5/10 IMDB

Secret Command features Pat O'Brien as a onetime foreign correspondent in the wartime employ of the FBI. Under an assumed name, O'BRIEN goes to work at a shipyard, intending to keep both eyes open for potential saboteurs. To maintain the cover, O'BRIEN is given a "wife" (Carole Landis) and two children. When O'BRIEN's brother Chester Morris shows up, he can't comprehend the charade and nearly spills the beans to the Nazi spies O'BRIEN hopes to trap. Based on the short story The Saboteurs by John and Ward Hawkins, Secret Command offers a graying but still feisty Pat O'Brien doing what he does best.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Carole Landis, Chester Morris, Ruth Warrick, Barton MacLane, Tom Tully, Wallace Ford, Howard Freeman, Erik Rolf, Matt McHugh ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1944-07-30
Best Action Movies of 1944 : Zorro's Black Whip

Zorro's Black Whip

6.8/10 IMDB

Pretty Girl Barbara Mededith takes over her murdered brother's crusading newspaper. She also assumes the dead sibling's identity as "The Black Whip," righting the wrongs of Crescent City very much in the manner of her famous ancestor, Zorro.

Starring: George J. Lewis, Linda Stirling, Lucien Littlefield, Francis McDonald, Hal Taliaferro, John Merton, John Hamilton, Tom Chatterton, Tom London, Jack Kirk ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1944-11-16
Best Action Movies of 1944 : Raiders of Ghost City

Raiders of Ghost City

6.0/10 IMDB

During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California. Can they be brought to justice?

Starring: Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Lionel Atwill, Joe Sawyer, Regis Toomey, Virginia Christine, Eddy Waller, Emmett Vogan, Addison Richards, Charles Wagenheim ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor
Release date: 1944-07-25
Best Action Movies of 1944 : The Big Noise

The Big Noise

6.5/10 IMDB

During World War II Stan and Ollie find themselves as improbable bodyguards to an eccentric inventor and his strategically important new bomb.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Doris Merrick, Arthur Space, Veda Ann Borg, Robert Blake, Frank Fenton, James Bush, Harry Hayden ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1944-09-22

Belle of the Yukon

5.3/10 IMDB

Left by a con man (Randolph Scott), a dancer (Gypsy Rose Lee) finds him in gold-rush Alaska running an honest casino/dance hall.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dinah Shore, Bob Burns, Charles Winninger, William Marshall, Guinn Williams, Robert Armstrong, Florence Bates, Victor Kilian ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1944-12-27

To Have and Have Not

7.9/10 IMDB

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1944-10-11

AAF Report

0.0/10 IMDB

US Army Air Forces providing an overview of the Army Air Forces.

Release date: 1944-12-01

Henry V

7.1/10 IMDB

Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming odds and emerges victorious.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Renée Asherson, Ralph Truman, Ernest Thesiger, Frederick Cooper, Robert Helpmann, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Robert Newton, Freda Jackson ..
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Release date: 1944-11-24

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