Best Action Movies of 1949


King of the Rocket Men

6.8/10 IMDB

Prof. Millard pretends to be dead and helps Jeff King ferret out Vulcan, the evil traitor at the science academy. Donning his Rocket Man costume King goes from one hair raising rescue to the next in order to keep the newly invented Decimator out of the clutches of Vulcan and his minions.

Starring: Tris Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty, James Craven, I. Stanford Jolley, House Peters Jr., Douglas Evans, Ted Adams, Stanley Price, Dale van Sickel ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1949-06-08
Best Action Movies of 1949 : The Fighting O'Flynn

The Fighting O'Flynn

7.1/10 IMDB

A swashbuckling Irishman opposes French agents during the Napoleonic wars.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Helena Carter, Richard Greene, Patricia Medina, Arthur Shields, Ludwig Donath, Lumsden Hare, Otto Waldis, Henry Brandon, J.M. Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Arthur Pierson
Release date: 1949-02-26

The Sun Comes Up

6.5/10 IMDB

Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and his dog.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Lewis Stone, Percy Kilbride, Nicholas Joy, Margaret Hamilton, Hope Landin, Esther Somers, Pal ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1949-05-12
Best Action Movies of 1949 : Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

6.0/10 IMDB

Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.

Starring: Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan, Kathleen Ryan, Derek Bond, Nora Swinburne ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1949-10-12
Best Action Movies of 1949 : Fighting Man of the Plains

Fighting Man of the Plains

6.4/10 IMDB

Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Jane Nigh, Douglas Kennedy, Joan Taylor, Berry Kroeger, Rhys Williams, Barry Kelley, James Todd ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1949-11-16
Best Action Movies of 1949 : Tarzan's Magic Fountain

Tarzan's Magic Fountain

6.1/10 IMDB

An expedition tries to enlist Tarzan's help in finding the secret Blue Valley, which legend says is the location of a miraculous fountain of youth.

Starring: Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Evelyn Ankers, Alan Napier, Albert Dekker, Charles Drake, Henry Brandon, Ted Hecht, Henry Kulky ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1949-02-05
Best Action Movies of 1949 : The Mysterious Desperado

The Mysterious Desperado

6.9/10 IMDB

A cowboy is accused of his father's murder.

Starring: Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Edward Norris, Movita, Frank Wilcox, William Tannen, Robert Livingston, Robert Williams, Kenneth MacDonald, Frank Lackteen ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1949-09-10
Best Action Movies of 1949 : Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch

Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch

6.1/10 IMDB

Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.

Starring: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood, Jr., Elyse Knox, Marcel Journet, Sheila Ryan, Harry Lewis, Frank Sully, Ian Wolfe, Sam Hayes, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1949-08-14
Best Action Movies of 1949 : Wong Fei-Hung Burn the Tyrant's Lair

Wong Fei-Hung Burn the Tyrant's Lair

6.2/10 IMDB

Shot at the same time as the inaugural chapter, The Story of Wong Fei-hung, Part Two is a continuation of the story. Solving the cliffhanger at the end of Part One and carrying on with a series of fights against a lineup of martial artists recruited by Master Wong's nemesis, Part Two culminates in a showdown with Grey Hair Fu, played by the great character actor Sek Kin, who is to appear as the archvillain in most of the following chapters, each time in a different guise.

Starring: Kwan Tak-Hing, Walter Tso Tat-Wah, Chan Lo-Wah, Sek Kin, Lau Cham, San Ho, Chi-Wai Tse, Chan Fai, Lo Ngok Lam ..
Directed by: Peng Hu
Release date: 1949-10-12
Best Action Movies of 1949 : Amazon Quest

Amazon Quest

6.0/10 IMDB

Thomas Dekker is a diamond cutter attempting to reclaim his right to a portion of a rubber empire in the early part of the twentieth century. Tom travels to Brazil to uncover the fate of his father and along the way meets Teresa, a local girl who offers to be his guide in the jungle. Eventually, they encounter three armed men who take them to Lobato, a bandit who knew his father. Once convinced that Tom is his friend's son, Lobato tells him a lengthy story which culminates with his meeting Tom's father, who rescued him from drowning. With the help of "flashbacks" from an obscure South American feature, Tom learns what really became of his father.

Starring: Tom Neal, Carole Mathews, Carole Donne, Don Zelaya, Ralph Graves, Joseph Crehan, Jack George, Joseph Granby, Edward Clark, Julian Rivero ..
Directed by: Steve Sekely
Release date: 1949-05-13

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