Best Action Movies of 1947

1.

Captain from Castile

3.7
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
2.

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

3.1
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
3.

High Barbaree

2.8
6.4/10 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 : Calcutta
4.

Calcutta

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez, Lowell Gilmore, Milton Parsons, John Whitney, Don Beddoe, Edith King ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1947-08-29
Best Action Movies of 1947 : The Black Widow
5.

The Black Widow

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

The Daily Clarion hires detective story writer Steve Colt to investigate the deaths of a group of scientists working on an atomic rocket development project. Behind the killings is fortune teller Sombra, a spy from an Asian country intent on world domination, who is determined to pilfer the atomic rocket by luring workers from the project to her parlor and killing them with black widow spider venom when they refuse to cooperate.

Starring: Bruce Edwards, Virginia Lee, Carol Forman, Anthony Warde, Ramsay Ames, I. Stanford Jolley, Dave Anderson ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1947-11-01
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Jesse James Rides Again
6.

Jesse James Rides Again

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Jesse James wants to start a new life in a new location, but quickly finds himself wrapped-up in protecting townsfolk from the machinations of evil oilmen.

Starring: Clayton Moore, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, John Compton, Tris Coffin, Tom London, Mike Ragan, Edmund Cobb, Gene Roth, Fred Graham ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon, Thomas Carr
Release date: 1947-08-02
Best Action Movies of 1947 : The Crime Doctor's Gamble
7.

The Crime Doctor's Gamble

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

While visiting France, a criminal psychologist tries to clear a disturbed young man of his father's murder.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Micheline Cheirel, Roger Dann, Steven Geray, Marcel Journet, Eduardo Ciannelli, Maurice Marsac, Henri Letondal ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1947-11-27
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Born to Speed
8.

Born to Speed

1.3
5.5/10 IMDB

The romantic, dangerous and fast-paced world of professional midget auto racing provides the backdrop for this dramatic tale of a young driver who decides to follow in his late father's footsteps and win the big race.

Starring: Johnny Sands, Vivian Austin, Don Castle, Frank Orth, Geraldine Wall, Joe Haworth ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1947-01-12
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Blonde Savage
9.

Blonde Savage

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

An expedition into the deep jungle discovers a native tribe led by a tall white blonde woman.

Starring: Gale Sherwood, Leif Erickson, Frank Jenks, Douglass Dumbrille, Veda Ann Borg, Matt Willis, Ernest Whitman, Alex Frazer, James Logan, Eve Whitney ..
Directed by: Steve Sekely
Release date: 1947-11-22
Best Action Movies of 1947 : The Phantom Creeps
10.

The Phantom Creeps

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Feature version of the American movie serial of the same title, never exhibited in the USA though appearing as a 16mm home rental film in the 1960s and later seen on TV and from PD home video dealers.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Dorothy Arnold, Robert Kent ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1947-01-01

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