Best Action Movies of 1948

1.

Red River

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Chief Yowlachie ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1948-08-26
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Force of Evil
2.

Force of Evil

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain, Roy Roberts, Paul Fix, Barry Kelley, Paul McVey, Beatrice Pearson, Beau Bridges ..
Directed by: Abraham Polonsky
Release date: 1948-12-25
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Scott of the Antarctic
3.

Scott of the Antarctic

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him

Starring: John Mills, Derek Bond, Kenneth More, James Robertson Justice, Christopher Lee, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender, John Gregson, Reginald Beckwith, Norman Williams ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1948-11-29
4.

Road House

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark, O.Z. Whitehead, Robert Karnes, George Beranger, Ian MacDonald, Grandon Rhodes, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1948-09-22
5.

The Street with No Name

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a potential victim of the same racket. Soon, Gene meets Alec Stiles, neurotic mastermind who's "building an organization along scientific lines." Stiles recruits Cordell, whose job becomes a lot more dangerous

Starring: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence, Ed Begley, Donald Buka, Joseph Pevney, John McIntire, Walter Greaza, Howard Smith ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1948-07-14
6.

Blood on the Moon

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Mitchum plays drifter cowboy Jim Garry. After receiving a job-offer letter from smooth-talking Tate Riling (Preston), Garry rides into an Indian reservation and finds himself in the middle of a feud between cattle ranchers and homesteaders. What Garry doesn't realize is that Riling, the man he now works for, is crooked.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, Phyllis Thaxter, Frank Faylen, Tom Tully, Charles McGraw, Clifton Young, Tom Tyler ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1948-11-09
7.

Adventures of Don Juan

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The adventures of the notorious Spanish Lothario Don Juan highlights Errol Flynn's swashbuckling and romantic antics.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Alan Hale, Romney Brent, Ann Rutherford, Robert Warwick, Jerry Austin, Douglas Kennedy, Jean Shepherd ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1948-12-01
Best Action Movies of 1948 : A Song Is Born
8.

A Song Is Born

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of seven scholars in search of an expert to teach them about swing music. They seem to have found the perfect candidate in winsome nightclub singer Honey Swanson. But Honey's gangster boyfriend doesn't want to give her up.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton, Mel Powell, Charlie Barnet, The Golden Gate Quartette, The Golden Gate Quartette ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1948-10-19
Best Action Movies of 1948 : The Man from Colorado
9.

The Man from Colorado

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as his behavior becomes more erratic--and violent--his friend desperately tries to find a way to help him.

Starring: Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Ray Collins, Edgar Buchanan, Jerome Courtland, James Millican, Jim Bannon, William 'Bill' Phillips, David Clarke ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1948-08-07
10.

Tarzan and the Mermaids

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Boy is away at school in England. The high priest is trying to force a young girl to marry an evil pearl trader posing as the god Balu. She escapes, is recaptured and is finally rescued by Tarzan and Jane who reunite her with her chosen fiance.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, George Zucco, Andrea Palma, Fernando Wagner, Edward Ashley, John Laurenz, Gustavo Rojo, Matthew Boulton, Linda Christian ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1948-05-15

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