Best Action Movies of 1950

1.

Winchester '73

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Lin McAdam rides into town on the trail of Dutch Henry Brown, only to find himself in a shooting competition against him. McAdam wins the prize, a one-in-a-thousand Winchester rifle, but Dutch steals it and leaves town. McAdam follows, intent on settling his old quarrel, while the rifle keeps changing hands and touching a number of lives.

Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Millard Mitchell, Charles Drake, John McIntire, Will Geer, Jay C. Flippen, Rock Hudson ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1950-07-12
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Wagon Master
2.

Wagon Master

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

Starring: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey, Jr., Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Alan Mowbray, Jane Darwell, Ruth Clifford, Russell Simpson, Kathleen O'Malley ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1950-04-19
3.

The Big Lift

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

The Berlin Air Lift from the point of view of two NCOs.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel, O.E. Hasse, Dante V. Morel, John R. Mason, Gail R. Plush, Mack Blevins, William A. Stewart ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1950-04-26
4.

King Solomon's Mines

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas, Lowell Gilmore, Kimursi, Siriaque, Sekaryongo, Baziga, John Banner ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett, Andrew Marton
Release date: 1950-11-09
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Convicted
5.

Convicted

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell, Dorothy Malone, Carl Benton Reid, Frank Faylen, Will Geer, Martha Stewart, Henry O'Neill, Douglas Kennedy ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1950-08-01
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Chain Gang
6.

Chain Gang

2.8
5.1/10 IMDB

Crusading newspaperman Cliff Roberts masquerades as a prison guard to document inhuman conditions.

Starring: Douglas Kennedy, Emory Parnell, William 'Bill' Phillips, Don C. Harvey, Harry Cheshire, Marjorie Lord, Thurston Hall, Billy Lechner, Larry Steers, Herbert Rawlinson ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1950-01-11
Best Action Movies of 1950 : To Please a Lady
7.

To Please a Lady

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Mike Brannon is a former war hero turned midget car racer. His ruthless racing tactics have made him successful but the fans consider him a villain and boo him mercilessly. Independent, beautiful reporter Regina Forbes tries to interview him but is put off by his gruff chauvinism, and when Brannon's daredevil tactics cause the death of a fellow driver, he finds himself a pariah in the sport thanks to her articles. When she finds him earning money as a barnstorming daredevil driver hoping for a comeback, they begin to become mutually attracted.

Starring: Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Will Geer, Roland Winters, William C. McGaw, Lela Bliss, Emory Parnell, Frank Jenks, Helen Spring ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1950-10-13
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Trigger, Jr.
8.

Trigger, Jr.

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is suddenly trapped by them. Peter Miles, a boy terrified of horses, overcomes his fear and rides for help to save the day.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Gordon Jones, Pat Brady, Grant Withers, Peter Miles, George Cleveland, Frank Fenton, I. Stanford Jolley ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1950-06-30
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Hot Rod
9.

Hot Rod

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A young man builds a hot rod despite the disapproval of his father, a Juvenile Court judge. Circumstantial evidence points to the innocent teenager when his car is involved in a hit-and-run accident and he must reconcile with his father.

Starring: Jimmy Lydon, Art Baker, Gil Stratton, Gloria Winters, Myron Healey, Tommy Bond, Jean Dean, Bret Hamilton, Marshall Reed, Dennis Moore ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1950-10-22
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Gunmen of Abilene
10.

Gunmen of Abilene

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Abilene gunmen are bent on terrorizing the town of Blue Valley and massacring its inhabitants. They have been hired by local druggist Henry Turner, who has discovered gold beneath the town and wishes complete possession.

Starring: Allan Lane, Black Jack, Eddy Waller, Roy Barcroft, Donna Hamilton, Peter Brocco, Selmer Jackson, Duncan Richardson, Arthur Walsh, Don C. Harvey ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1950-02-07

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