Best Action Movies of 1947


Captain from Castile

6.9/10 IMDB

Spain, 1518: young caballero Pedro De Vargas offends his sadistic neighbor De Silva, who just happens to be an officer of the Inquisition. Forced to flee, Pedro, friend Juan Garcia, and adoring servant girl Catana join Cortez' first expedition to Mexico. Arriving in the rich new land, Cortez decides to switch from exploration to conquest...with only 500 men. Embroiled in continuous adventures and a romantic interlude, Pedro almost forgets he has a deadly enemy...

Starring: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb, Antonio Moreno, Thomas Gomez, John Sutton, Alan Mowbray, Barbara Lawrence, George Zucco ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1947-12-25
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

6.2/10 IMDB

A gang of criminals, which includes a piano player and an imposing former convict known as 'Gruesome', has found out about a scientist's secret formula for a gas that temporarily paralyzes anyone who breathes it. When Gruesome accidentally inhales some of the gas and passes out, the police think he is dead and take him to the morgue, where he later revives and escapes. This puzzling incident attracts the interest of Dick Tracy, and when the criminals later use the gas to rob a bank, Tracy realizes that he must devote his entire attention to stopping them.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne, Edward Ashley, June Clayworth, Lyle Latell, Tony Barrett, Skelton Knaggs, James Nolan, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1947-09-26
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Tycoon


6.2/10 IMDB

Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. His task is complicated, and his ethics are compromised, when he falls in love with his boss's daughter

Starring: John Wayne, Laraine Day, Cedric Hardwicke, Judith Anderson, Anthony Quinn, James Gleason, Grant Withers, Paul Fix, Fernando Alvarado, Harry Woods ..
Directed by: Richard Wallace
Release date: 1947-12-27
Best Action Movies of 1947 : The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West

The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West

7.1/10 IMDB

Columbia's 33rd serial (made between "Jack Armstrong" and "The Sea Hound") was based on the character that first appeared in "Action Comics" No. 42.

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Ramsay Ames, Lyle Talbot, George Offerman, Jr., Robert Barron, Hugh Prosser, Jack Ingram, Eddie Parker, Tiny Brauer ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1947-05-22
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

6.7/10 IMDB

Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond investigates the murder of the C.I.D. man who had been tracing validity of rival claims to a large estate.

Starring: Ron Randell, Gloria Henry, Patrick O'Moore, Anabel Shaw, Terry Kilburn, Holmes Herbert, Wilton Graff, Matthew Boulton, Barry Bernard, Carl Harbord ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1947-09-04
Best Action Movies of 1947 : A Hare Grows in Manhattan

A Hare Grows in Manhattan

7.4/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny relates his early life in the Manhattan tenements and spotlights his encounter with a gang of canine toughs.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1947-03-22
Best Action Movies of 1947 : The Mighty McGurk

The Mighty McGurk

6.3/10 IMDB

A retired prizefighter becomes the unlikely guardian of a young orphan recently arrived in the United States. Director John Waters' 1946 period comedy, set in New York's Bowery, stars Wallace Beery, Dean Stockwell, Aline MacMahon, Edward Arnold, Cameron Mitchell, Dorothy Patrick, Aubrey Mather, Clinton Sundberg, Milton Parsons, Morris Ankrum and Oliver Blake.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Dean Stockwell, Edward Arnold, Aline MacMahon, Cameron Mitchell, Dorothy Patrick, Morris Ankrum, Clinton Sundberg, Tom Kennedy, Guy Stockwell ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1947-01-02
Best Action Movies of 1947 : On the Old Spanish Trail

On the Old Spanish Trail

6.1/10 IMDB

A cowboy turns bounty hunter to pay off his debts.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Tito GuĂ­zar, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, Estelita Rodriguez, Charles McGraw, Fred Graham, Steve Darrell, Marshall Reed ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1947-10-15

High Barbaree

6.3/10 IMDB

After his plane is downed in the South Pacific, a Navy flier recounts his life to a co-pilot while awaiting rescue.

Starring: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Maxwell, Cameron Mitchell, Claude Jarman Jr., Henry Hull ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1947-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Bush Christmas

Bush Christmas

6.2/10 IMDB

In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

Starring: Chips Rafferty, John Fernside, Helen Grieve, Nicky Yardley, Stan Tolhurst, Pat Penny, Thelma Grigg, Morris Unicomb, Michael Yardley, Neza Saunders ..
Directed by: Ralph Smart
Release date: 1947-07-28

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