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
2.

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
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Scott of the Antarctic
3.

Scott of the Antarctic

3.7
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.

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
Best Action Movies of 1948 : A Song Is Born
5.

A Song Is Born

3.6
6.9/10 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 : Wake of the Red Witch
6.

Wake of the Red Witch

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Captain Ralls fights Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix, and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch.

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara, Luther Adler, Eduard Franz, Grant Withers, Henry Daniell, Paul Fix, Dennis Hoey ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1948-12-30
7.

Tarzan and the Mermaids

3.1
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
Best Action Movies of 1948 : The Counterfeiters
8.

The Counterfeiters

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

Scotland Yard cop goes undercover to nab counterfeiter and his gang.

Starring: John Sutton, Doris Merrick, Hugh Beaumont, Lon Chaney Jr., George O'Hanlon, Robert Kent, Herbert Rawlinson, Pierre Watkin, Don C. Harvey, Fred Coby ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1948-05-28
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Man-Eater of Kumaon
9.

Man-Eater of Kumaon

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. In time the doctor experiences a personal change when he accepts their native customs and beliefs.

Starring: Sabu, Wendell Corey, Joy Page, Morris Carnovsky, Jimmy Moss ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1948-11-08
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Station West
10.

Station West

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Dick Powell is a stranger in town battling Raymond Burr... with only Jane Greer on his side.

Starring: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives, Tom Powers, Gordon Oliver, Steve Brodie, Guinn Williams, Raymond Burr, Regis Toomey ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1948-09-01

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