Best Action Movies of 1946

1.

Terror by Night

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Holmes is hired by Roland Carstairs to prevent the theft of the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond owned by Carstairs' mother, Lady Margaret. Believing the diamond will be stolen on a train trip from London to Edinburgh, Holmes deftly switches diamonds with Lady Margaret while in her compartment. Soon after, Roland is murdered and the fake diamond is stolen.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey, Mary Forbes, Renee Godfrey, Frederick Worlock, Janet Murdoch, Gerald Hamer, Geoffrey Steele ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1946-02-01
2.

Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

An African tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa. Tarzan fights them when the cult first attacks a caravan and next attacks Jane and Boy. Tarzan is captured. Boy is bothered by the Leopard Priestess' younger brother. Cheetah saves the day.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Acquanetta, Edgar Barrier, Dennis Hoey, Tommy Cook, Anthony Caruso, Doris Lloyd ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1946-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1946 : Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
3.

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A police detective uses his girlfriend to track down a homicidal maniac.

Starring: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Lyle Latell, Rita Corday, Ian Keith, Dick Wessel, Douglas Walton, Esther Howard, Joseph Crehan, Byron Foulger ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1946-12-18
Best Action Movies of 1946 : Live Wires
4.

Live Wires

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Slip gets fired from his job at a construction company for decking his boss. His sister, who got him a job at the company, is angry with him. Slip manages to get a job with the District Attorney serving warrants, as does Sach. Through his job, Slip finds out that all is not quite kosher at his old construction company, and that his sister may be in danger.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Mike Mazurki, Bobby Jordan, William Benedict, William Frambes, Claudia Drake, Pamela Blake, John Eldredge, Bernard Gorcey ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1946-01-12
Best Action Movies of 1946 : It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
5.

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A pretty blonde with a Doberman pinscher walks into a bar on April Fool's Day and asks for a bag of bones. Thus begins a merry chase in which a newspaper reporter, a drunken policeman and a hand-painted necktie help locate the missing witness in a criminal investigation. Director Herbert I. Leeds' frantic 1946 comedy stars Allyn Joslyn, Carole Landis, John Alexander, Harry Morgan, John Ireland, Margo Woode, Whit Bissell, Jean Wallace, Kathryn Card, Reed Hadley, Ralph Sanford, Roy Roberts, Jeff Corey and Leonard Kibrick.

Starring: Carole Landis, Allyn Joslyn, Margo Woode, Harry Morgan, Reed Hadley, Jean Wallace, Roy Roberts, John Ireland, Whit Bissell, Tom Dugan ..
Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds
Release date: 1946-07-01
Best Action Movies of 1946 : My Pal Trigger
6.

My Pal Trigger

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Gabby doesn´t want to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, the Sovereign get shoot accidentally by Skoville but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year later Roy returns with Trigger, the son of the Sovereign. When Skoville reveals he was present when the horse was shot, Roy sees an opportunity to clear his name.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Jack Holt, LeRoy Mason, Roy Barcroft, Trigger, Sam Flint, Kenne Duncan, Ralph Sanford ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald, Yakima Canutt
Release date: 1946-07-10
Best Action Movies of 1946 : Badman's Territory
7.

Badman's Territory

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

After some gun play with a posse, the James Gang head for Quinto in a section of land which is not a part of America. Anyone there is beyond the law so the town is populated with outlaws. Next to arrive is Sheriff Rowley, following his brother whom the Gang have brought in injured. Rowley has no authority and gets on well enough with the James boys but is soon involved in other local goings-on, including a move to vote for annexation with Oklahoma which would allow the law well and truly in.

Starring: Randolph Scott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Ann Richards, Ray Collins, James Warren, Morgan Conway, Virginia Sale, John Halloran, Richard Hale, Harry Holman ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1946-01-04
Best Action Movies of 1946 : The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
8.

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Robin Hood's swashbuckling son (Cornel Wilde) comes to the rescue when England's boy-king is captured by the evil, power-hungry William of Pembroke (Henry Daniell). Co-directed by George Sherman and Henry Levin, this 1946 film also stars Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan, Russell Hicks, Lloyd Corrigan, Maurice Tauzin, Eva Moore, John Abbott, Ray Teal and Ian Wolfe.

Starring: Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan, Cornel Wilde, John Abbott ..
Directed by: Henry Levin, George Sherman
Release date: 1946-02-21
Best Action Movies of 1946 : Desert Command
9.

Desert Command

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion. Feature version of the movie serial, The Three Musketeers (1934).

Starring: John Wayne, Ruth Hall, Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Noah Beery, Jr., Robert Frazer, Robert Warwick, Hooper Atchley, George Magrill ..
Directed by: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer
Release date: 1946-05-31
Best Action Movies of 1946 : Home in Oklahoma
10.

Home in Oklahoma

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

In this Roy Rogers entry, featuring a song written by Oklahoma Governor Roy J. Turner (making him and Lousiania's Jimmie Davis and Texas' W.E. "Pappy" O'Daniel possibly the only state governors to write songs used in a western), Flying U ranch owner Sam Talbot is killed by a fall from a horse. St. Louis reporter Connie Edwards comes to check a rumor that he might have been murdered. She goes to Roy Rogers, editor of the local newspaper, and he takes her to the reading of Talbot's will. The ranch is left to Talbot's 12-year-old ward, Duke Lowery, much to the dismay of Talbot's niece, Jan Holloway. After some attempts on Duke's life, Roy finally proves that Jan, Steve McClory and coroner Jim Judnick had Talbot killed and are conspiring to do the same for Duke, making Jan the last heir.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Carol Hughes, George Meeker, Lanny Rees, Ruby Dandridge, George Lloyd, Arthur Space, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1946-10-18

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