Best Action Movies of 1950


Chain Gang

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 : Hot Rod

Hot Rod

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 : Fortunes of Captain Blood

Fortunes of Captain Blood

5.8/10 IMDB

When he unwittingly sends some of his men into a trap, pirate Captain Peter Blood decides to rescue them. They've been taken prisoner by the Spanish Marquis de Riconete who is now using them as slave labor harvesting pearls from the sea.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1950-05-19
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Captain China

Captain China

6.1/10 IMDB

The title character, played by John Payne, is a ship's captain whose embittered behavior after losing his lady love seemingly leads to tragedy. Accused of deliberately scuttling his ship during a typhoon, Captain China hopes to clear himself by signing on as a common seaman on a vessel captain by his former first mate Brendensen. There's no love lost between the two men, and their mutual animosity is intensified when both fall in love with beautiful passenger.

Starring: John Payne, Gail Russell, Jeffrey Lynn, Lon Chaney Jr., Edgar Bergen, Michael O'Shea, Ellen Corby, Robert Armstrong, John Qualen, Ilka Grüning ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1950-02-02
Best Action Movies of 1950 : The Desert Hawk

The Desert Hawk

5.5/10 IMDB

A desert guerilla, with flashing scimitar, opposes a tyrannical prince and marries the caliph's daughter.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Greene, Jackie Gleason, George Macready, Rock Hudson, Carl Esmond, Joe Besser, Anne P. Kramer, Marc Lawrence, Lois Andrews ..
Directed by: Frederick de Cordova
Release date: 1950-08-05
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Tarzan and the Slave Girl

Tarzan and the Slave Girl

5.9/10 IMDB

The Lionians, a tribe of lion worshippers, make a desperate attempt to find a cure for the mysterious disease plaguing their village. Their Chief decides to kidnap Jane and Lola, a half-breed nurse, in order to help repopulate his civilization. Tarzan must rescue them while fending off blowgun attacks from people called the Waddies who are disguised as bushes.

Starring: Lex Barker, Vanessa Brown, Robert Alda, Hurd Hatfield, Arthur Shields, Anthony Caruso, Denise Darcel, Robert Warwick ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1950-06-23
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Flying Disc Man from Mars

Flying Disc Man from Mars

5.8/10 IMDB

Mota is a Martian representative, who has come to impose interplanetary law on the Earth (which has become too dangerous); opposing his authority is Kent Fowler, who resists the alien plot, without understanding its details.

Starring: Walter Reed, Lois Collier, Gregory Gaye, James Craven, Sandy Sanders, Harry Lauter, Richard Irving, Michael Carr, Dale van Sickel, Tom Steele ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1950-10-25
Best Action Movies of 1950 : High Lonesome

High Lonesome

5.4/10 IMDB

When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in the Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area.

Starring: John Drew Barrymore, Chill Wills, John Archer, Lois Butler, Kristine Miller, Basil Ruysdael, Jack Elam, Dave Kashner, Frank Cordell, Clem Fuller ..
Directed by: Alan Le May
Release date: 1950-09-01
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Spy Hunt

Spy Hunt

7.1/10 IMDB

Roger Quain, escorting two zoo-bound black panthers on the train from Milan to Paris, is unaware that a Western agent, Catherine Ullven, has hidden a microfilm in the collar of one of the animals. But when the train is derailed in the Swiss Alps and the panthers escape, she is forced to involve him in her mission, which now includes enemy agents hunting the microfilm, the animals, Catherine and Roger. Corrected from an original submission by Guy Bellinger.

Starring: Howard Duff, Märta Torén, Philip Friend, Philip Dorn, Robert Douglas, Walter Slezak, Kurt Kreuger, Otto Waldis, Ivan Triesault, Jay Barney ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1950-06-08
Best Action Movies of 1950 : Lightning Guns

Lightning Guns

6.4/10 IMDB

The Durango Kid rides again in Lightning Guns. As ever, the masked Durango (alias Steve Brandon) is played by Charles Starrett, who this time around is on the trail of a gang of cold-blooded killers. Rancher Dan Saunders (Edgar Dearing) is held responsible for the killings because of his opposition to a politically expedient dam project. Durango believes that Saunders is innocent, and he intends to prove it.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Gloria Henry, William Bailey, Raymond Bond, Jock Mahoney, Ken Houchins, Smiley Burnette ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1950-12-01

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