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 : The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West

The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West

7.2/10 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

High Barbaree

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 : On the Old Spanish Trail

On the Old Spanish Trail

6.3/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Blaze of Noon

Blaze of Noon

6.2/10 IMDB

In this aerial melodrama, four brothers working as stunt pilots for a flying circus leave their jobs to become mail pilots. Because their job requires that they constantly travel, they are advised to not settle down with wives and kids. Still, one pilot falls in love and marries. Unfortunately, the woman dislikes his brothers and constantly worries that he will be killed during a flight. Her fears are not unfounded and much tragedy ensues as the story unfolds.

Starring: Anne Baxter, William Holden, Sonny Tufts, William Bendix, Sterling Hayden, Howard Da Silva, Johnny Sands, Jean Wallace, Lloyd Corrigan, Will Wright ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1947-05-02
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
Best Action Movies of 1947 : Code of the West

Code of the West

6.2/10 IMDB

Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ranchers money, Carter has them burned out. Bob knows Carter is responsible and when Carter's henchman Saunders is recognized, Bob goes into action.

Starring: James Warren, Debra Alden, John Laurenz, Steve Brodie, Rita Lynn, Harry Woods, Carol Forman, Raymond Burr, Harry Harvey, Phil Warren ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1947-02-20
Best Action Movies of 1947 : The Black Widow

The Black Widow

5.9/10 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 : Jewels of Brandenburg

Jewels of Brandenburg

5.7/10 IMDB

A former secret agent is sent to retrieve a priceless collection of stolen jewels from a Lisbon nightclub owner who worked both sides during World War II.

Starring: Richard Travis, Micheline Cheirel, Carol Thurston, Leonard Strong, Louis Mercier, Eugene Borden, Ralf Harolde, Lewis L. Russell, Fernando Alvarado ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1947-05-02

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