Best Action Movies of 1948


The Counterfeiters

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

Man-Eater of Kumaon

6.4/10 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 : The Gallant Blade

The Gallant Blade

5.7/10 IMDB

Larry Parks in a Cinecolor swashbuckler.

Starring: Larry Parks, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Jory, George Macready, Edith King, Michael Duane, Onslow Stevens ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1948-10-12
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove

6.6/10 IMDB

Slip and Sach are working as cleaners in a high rise building. They enter an office to clean it when a messenger hears them use Slip's given name, Terrance Mahoney. The messenger has a letter for "Terrance Mahonoey, Esq." and mistakenly delivers it to Slip. The letter informs Slip that he has inherited a mansion in Long Island. The boys then make their way to the mansion and find that it is inhabited by diamond smugglers. The real owner of the house shows up and helps save the day and defeat the smugglers and gives the boys the house as a reward.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Martin Kosleck, Paul Harvey, Amelita Ward, William Benedict, David Gorcey, Jacqueline Dalya, Benny Bartlett ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1948-10-10
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Sunset Carson Rides Again

Sunset Carson Rides Again

6.9/10 IMDB

Sunset Carson is trying to raise money for a new school and his partner Sam Webster is out to stop him. When Carson plans a benefit prize-fight, Webster plans to make off with the proceeds.

Starring: Sunset Carson, Al Terry, Pat Starling, John L. Cason, Pat Gleason, Dan White, Stephen Keyes, Ron Ormond, Joe Hiser, Bill Vall ..
Directed by: Oliver Drake
Release date: 1948-09-10
Best Action Movies of 1948 : The Prince Of Thieves

The Prince Of Thieves

5.5/10 IMDB

After fighting in the Crusades alongside Richard I of England Sir Allan Claire is returning home to marry his betrothed Lady Christable. Accompanied by his sister Lady Marian Claire, the two are intercepted by Robin Hood and his band of Merrie Men. Recognising a friend of King Richard, Robin informs them that Lady Christabel is the be married to another against her well in the interest of politics and her father's fortune. The three team up to rescue the fair lady.

Starring: Jon Hall, Patricia Morison, Adele Jergens, Alan Mowbray, H.B. Warner, Michael Duane ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1948-01-16
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Dick Barton: Special Agent

Dick Barton: Special Agent

4.2/10 IMDB

Government agent Dick Barton battles a ring of Nazi spies who are planning to poison the entire London water supply.

Starring: Don Stannard, Gillian Maude, Beatrice Kane, Ivor Danvers ..
Directed by: Alfred J. Goulding
Release date: 1948-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Adventures of Frank and Jesse James

Adventures of Frank and Jesse James

6.9/10 IMDB

Jesse James returns to Missouri, and he and brother Frank come to the aid of a young woman who owns a gold mine. Her father was murdered and she took over the mine, and now the villains who killed her father are trying to drive her out of the mine so they can take it over.

Starring: Clayton Moore, Steve Darrell, Noel Neill, George J. Lewis, Stanley Andrews, Sam Flint, House Peters Jr., Dale Van Sickel, Tom Steele, James Dale ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon, Yakima Canutt
Release date: 1948-10-30
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Campus Sleuth

Campus Sleuth

6.9/10 IMDB

A photographer is choked to death just outside of where a college dance is being held. The body is discovered by Lee Watson (Warren Mills), but promptly disappears, as it is being whisked from one point to another on the campus by a night watchman, who is an ex-convict. However, he is not the killer and Freddie Trimball (Freddie Stewart), Betty Rogers (Noel Neill), Dodie Rogers (June Preisser) and Lee set out to find the culprit, who managed to put a big damper on the Big Dance.

Starring: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Warren Mills, Noel Neill, Donald MacBride, Monte Collins, Stan Ross, Bobby Sherwood, Mildred Jorman, Geri Galian ..
Directed by: Will Jason
Release date: 1948-05-04
Best Action Movies of 1948 : Tornado Range

Tornado Range

6.1/10 IMDB

Tornado Range is one of five Eddie Dean westerns originally produced by PRC in 1947 but released the following year by Eagle-Lion. Cast as a troubleshooter for the U.S. Land Office, Dean is assigned to settle a deadly range war. Sure enough, the warring homesteaders and cattlemen are being whipped into a frenzy by a third party, who hopes to "divide and conquer," claiming the land for himself. Surprisingly, all-purpose PRC villain George Cheseboro isn't the culprit in this one; instead, he's cast as the father of heroine Jennifer Holt. Roscoe Ates is once more on hand for some questionable comedy relief.

Starring: Eddie Dean, Roscoe Ates, Jennifer Holt, George Chesebro, Buster Slaven, Marshall Reed, Terry Frost, Lane Bradford, Russell Arms, Steve Clark ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1948-02-21

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