Best Action Movies of 1951


Rabbit Fire

8.3/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-05-19

The Enforcer

7.2/10 IMDB

After years of investigation, Assistant District Attorney Martin Ferguson has managed to build a solid case against an elusive gangster whose top lieutenant is about to testify.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane, Roy Roberts, Michael Tolan, King Donovan, Bob Steele, Adelaide Klein, Don Beddoe ..
Directed by: Bretaigne Windust, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-02-24
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Drip-Along Daffy

Drip-Along Daffy

7.7/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck plays a western hero, but things don't go as he hoped in a one horse town.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-11-17
Best Action Movies of 1951 : The Steel Helmet

The Steel Helmet

7.4/10 IMDB

A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Starring: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards, Richard Loo, Sid Melton, Richard Monahan, William Chun, Harold Fong, Neyle Morrow ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1951-01-24

His Kind of Woman

7.0/10 IMDB

In a desperate attempt to get out of debt, career gambler Dan Milner agrees to rendezvous with a mysterious contact at a distant Mexican resort in exchange for $50,000. Upon arriving, Milner meets his fellow guests, including a plastic surgeon, a philandering movie star and his beautiful girlfriend. Soon Milner discovers that the man who hired him may be the ruthless gangster Nick Ferraro -- a deported crime boss looking to re-enter the USA.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt, Charles McGraw, Marjorie Reynolds, Raymond Burr, Leslie Banning, Jim Backus, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: John Farrow, Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1951-08-15

Captain Horatio Hornblower

7.3/10 IMDB

Captain Horatio Hornblower leads his ship HMS Lydia on a perilous transatlantic voyage, during which his faithful crew battle both a Spanish warship and a ragged band of Central American rebels.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, James Robertson Justice, Terence Morgan, James Kenney, Denis O'Dea, Stanley Baker, Alan Tilvern, Alec Mango ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-04-10

Decision Before Dawn

7.2/10 IMDB

WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef, Dominique Blanchar, O.E. Hasse, Wilfried Seyferth, Hans Christian Blech, Helene Thimig, George Tyne ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1951-12-21

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

6.9/10 IMDB

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.

Starring: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler, Everett Sloane, Leo G. Carroll, George Macready, Richard Boone, Eduard Franz, Desmond Young ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1951-10-16

Fixed Bayonets!

6.9/10 IMDB

The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one, Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton, Craig Hill, Skip Homeier, James Dean, Joe Turkel, Howard Banks, Paul Burke ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1951-11-21
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Bowery Battalion

Bowery Battalion

6.2/10 IMDB

Slip, Sach and the gang (Bowery Boys) think an air-raid test is for real and join the Army.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Donald MacBride, Virginia Hewitt, Russell Hicks, Bernard Gorcey, William Benedict, Buddy Gorman, David Gorcey, John Bleifer ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1951-01-24

Anne of the Indies

6.6/10 IMDB

After seizing an English ship, buccaneer captain Anne Providence spares Pierre LaRochelle from walking the plank - as he's in irons he is presumably no friend of England. He signs on as a pirate and she is increasingly drawn to him, a feeling that seems to be reciprocated. When fearsome Captain Blackbeard, her teacher in the ways of pirating, sets eyes on LaRochelle he recalls him as a French navy officer. Anne sticks by her man but the truth, when it is uncovered, is even more painful.

Starring: Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall, Thomas Gomez, James Robertson Justice, Francis Pierlot, Sean McClory, Holmes Herbert, Byron Nelson ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1951-10-18
Best Action Movies of 1951 : The Racket

The Racket

6.7/10 IMDB

Mobster Nick Scanlon has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQuigg, who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch, and a police detective, Turck, are crooked and make McQuigg's job as an honest officer nearly impossible.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman, Ray Collins, Joyce Mackenzie, Robert Hutton, Virginia Huston, William Conrad, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1951-10-25

Operation Pacific

6.6/10 IMDB

During WWII, Duke E. Gifford is second in command of the USS Thunderfish, a submarine which is firing off torpedoes that either explode too early or never explode at all. It's a dilemma that he'll eventually take up personally. Even more personal is his quest to win back his ex-wife, a nurse; but he'll have to win her back from a navy flier who also happens to be his commander's little brother.

Starring: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes, Philip Carey, Paul Picerni, William Campbell, Kathryn Givney, Martin Milner, Sam Edwards ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1951-01-27
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Only the Valiant

Only the Valiant

6.5/10 IMDB

Only the Valiant, a classic western adventure, based on a novel by Charles Marquis Warren, the film tells the story of a Cavalry officer who volunteers for a suicidal mission to fight the hostile Apaches in an effort to prove his loyalty to his men and the woman he loves.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young, Neville Brand, Lon Chaney Jr., Jeff Corey, Warner Anderson, Steve Brodie, Dan Riss ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1951-04-13
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Halls of Montezuma

Halls of Montezuma

6.6/10 IMDB

Richard Widmark leads an all star cast of marine leathernecks including Jack Palance, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Richard Boone and Jack Webb into battle on a heavily fortified island. This action-packed story follows the squad as they pick their way through enemy-infested jungles on a time sensitive mission to find the source of the enemy rockets. As the mission progresses, the squad and leader overcome many challenges as they are transformed into an effective and efficient fighting unit.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Richard Hylton, Richard Boone, Skip Homeier, Don Hicks, Jack Webb ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1951-01-04

Distant Drums

6.4/10 IMDB

After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety

Starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal, Arthur Hunnicutt, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-12-25

Go for Broke!

6.7/10 IMDB

A tribute to the U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team, formed in 1943 by Presidential permission with Japanese-American volunteers. We follow the training of a platoon under the rueful command of Lt. Mike Grayson who shares common prejudices of the time. The 442nd serve in Italy, then France, distinguishing themselves in skirmishes and battles; gradually and naturally, Grayson's prejudices evaporate with dawning realization that his men are better soldiers than he is.

Starring: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga, Ken K. Okamoto, Henry Oyasato, Harry Hamada, Henry Nakamura ..
Directed by: Robert Pirosh
Release date: 1951-05-04


6.3/10 IMDB

The film's storyline involves five survivors, one woman and four men, of an atomic bomb disaster. The five come together at a remote, isolated hillside house, where they try to figure out how to survive.

Starring: William Phipps, Susan Douglas, James Anderson, Earl Lee, Charles Lampkin ..
Directed by: Arch Oboler
Release date: 1951-04-25
Best Action Movies of 1951 : The Frogmen

The Frogmen

6.5/10 IMDB

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Robert Wagner, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter, Warren Stevens, Harvey Lembeck, Robert Rockwell, Henry Slate, Robert Adler ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1951-01-25

My Favorite Spy

6.5/10 IMDB

A burlesque comic doubles for a spy in Tangier and meets the spy's girlfriend, who is also a spy.

Starring: Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan, Arnold Moss, John Archer, Luis van Rooten, Stephen Chase, Morris Ankrum, Angela Clarke, Iris Adrian ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1951-12-25
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Ten Tall Men

Ten Tall Men

6.0/10 IMDB

Sgt. Mike Kincaid of the French Foreign Legion learns, from a Riff prisoner, that an attack will soon be made by the villainous Hussin on the Legion's outpost of Tarfa. Kincaid volunteers to lead nine other Legionnaires on a mission to delay Hussin's attack till reinforcements arrive. When he discovers that Hussin plans to marry Mahla, a girl from a rival tribe, in order to build a coalition against the French, Kincaid kidnaps Mahla. Hussin forcefully takes her back, but by now his planned attack on Tarfa is crumbling and Mahla has begun to fall in love with Kincaid.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jody Lawrance, Gilbert Roland, Kieron Moore, George Tobias, Michael Pate, Robert Clary, John Dehner, Nick Dennis, Mike Mazurki ..
Directed by: Willis Goldbeck
Release date: 1951-10-26

Flying Leathernecks

6.3/10 IMDB

Major Daniel Kirby takes command of a squadron of Marine fliers just before they are about to go into combat. While the men are well meaning, he finds them undisciplined and prone to always finding excuses to do what is easy rather than what is necessary. The root of the problem is the second in command, Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin. Griff is the best flier in the group but Kirby finds him a poor commander who is not prepared to the difficult decision that all commanders have to make - to put men in harm's way knowing that they may be killed.

Starring: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter, Jay C. Flippen, William Harrigan, James Bell, Barry Kelley, Maurice Jara, Adam Williams ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1951-08-28


6.2/10 IMDB

A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Märta Torén, Lee J. Cobb, Everett Sloane, Gerald Mohr, Zero Mostel, Nick Dennis, Onslow Stevens, Ludwig Donath, David Bond ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1951-06-13

Vengeance Valley

5.9/10 IMDB

A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Robert Walker, Joanne Dru, Sally Forrest, John Ireland, Carleton Carpenter, Ray Collins, Ted de Corsia, Hugh O'Brian, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1951-02-14

Superman and the Mole-Men

5.5/10 IMDB

Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy.

Starring: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Beverly Washburn, John T. Bambury, Tony Boris, Stephen Carr, Byron Foulger, Jeff Corey, Adrienne Marden, Jerry Maren ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1951-11-23

Apache Drums

6.5/10 IMDB

A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.

Starring: Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Willard Parker, Arthur Shields, James Griffith, Armando Silvestre, Georgia Backus, Clarence Muse, Ruthelma Stevens, James Best ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1951-04-01
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Ghost Chasers

Ghost Chasers

6.2/10 IMDB

A ghost helps the Bowery Boys capture a gang of crooks led by a mad doctor.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Michael Ross, Lloyd Corrigan, Lela Bliss, Philip Van Zandt, Bernard Gorcey, David Gorcey, William Benedict, Robert Coogan ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1951-04-29
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Saddle Legion

Saddle Legion

6.1/10 IMDB

A cattle inspector runs a rustling ring on the side.

Starring: Tim Holt, Dorothy Malone, Robert Livingston, Mauritz Hugo, James Bush, Movita, Cliff Clark, Stanley Andrews, George J. Lewis, Dick Foote ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1951-04-07
Best Action Movies of 1951 : High Treason

High Treason

6.7/10 IMDB

Men from Scotland Yard and military intelligence build a dossier on a sabotage ring.

Starring: Liam Redmond, André Morell, Anthony Bushell, Kenneth Griffith, Patric Doonan, Joan Hickson, Anthony Nicholls, Mary Morris, Geoffrey Keen, Stuart Lindsell ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1951-11-13
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Spoilers of the Plains

Spoilers of the Plains

6.3/10 IMDB

An experimental weather satellite and a missile base are at stake when Roy discovers foreign agents around his ranch.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Grant Withers, Don Haggerty, Fred Kohler Jr., House Peters Jr., George Meeker, Keith Richards ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1951-02-02
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance

6.0/10 IMDB

It's just after the Civil War and Ben Shelby arrives looking for Johnny Tallon whom he plans to kill. Shelby was the only survivor of a battle due to the cowardice of Tallon. Thinking Tallon dead, another man who lost a brother at the same battle arrives to kill Tallon's blind brother. Tallon arrives to find Shelby and his brother fleeing. Then they are attacked by Indians and Shelby and Tallon must now fight together postponing the inevitable showdown.

Starring: Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves, Tracey Roberts, George Cleveland, Ralph Sanford, Iron Eyes Cody, Dennis Moore, Craig Woods, Dick Elliott ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1951-10-09
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Government Agents vs Phantom Legion

Government Agents vs Phantom Legion

5.9/10 IMDB

Two federal agents battle a gang that hijacks trucks carrying materials vital for the security of the country and sells them to foreign powers.

Starring: Walter Reed, Mary Ellen Kay, Dick Curtis, Fred Coby, John Pickard, Pierce Lyden, George Meeker, John Phillips, Mauritz Hugo, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1951-07-04
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Crosswinds


6.0/10 IMDB

A sailor gets his boat stolen from him after he's set up for a crime.

Starring: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker, Robert Lowery, Alan Mowbray, John Abbott, Frank Kumagai ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1951-10-01

Drums in the Deep South

5.8/10 IMDB

Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War in a desperate battle atop an impregnable mountain.

Starring: James Craig, Barbara Payton, Guy Madison, Barton MacLane, Robert Osterloh, Tom Fadden, Robert Easton, Louis Jean Heydt, Craig Stevens ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1951-09-01
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Cavalry Scout

Cavalry Scout

6.0/10 IMDB

Kirby Frye, a former Confederate officer but now a Union Cavalry scout, is sent into Montana territory to locate and retrieve three Gatling Guns stolen from the U.S. Arsenal by outlaws believed to have taken them west to sell to the Soiux and Cheyenne. The trail leads him to Red Bluff where, aided by Claire Corville, he and the audience discover together and real quick like that Martin Gavin, a supposedly-honest operator of a freight line, has the guns and intends to exchange them to the Indians for furs.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Audrey Long, Jim Davis, James Millican, James Arness, John Doucette, Frank Wilcox, William Phillips, Stephen Chase, Rory Mallinson ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1951-05-13
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Sugarfoot


6.2/10 IMDB

The lawless west had never met a gun-throwing gent like...

Starring: Randolph Scott, Adele Jergens, Raymond Massey, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Warwick, Arthur Hunnicutt, Hope Landin, Hugh Sanders, Hank Worden, Gene Evans ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1951-02-11
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Fury of the Congo

Fury of the Congo

5.5/10 IMDB

Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Sherry Moreland, William Henry, Lyle Talbot, Joel Friedkin, George Eldredge, Paul Marion, Rusty Wescoatt, Pierce Lyden, Tamba ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1951-02-26
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Mysterious Island

Mysterious Island

6.0/10 IMDB

It is 1865 and Union prisoners use a military balloon to escape a Southern prison camp near the end of the Civil War. The balloon drifts for days and finally lands on a mysterious volcanic island with very unusual inhabitants. Also landing, in a better aircraft, is Rulu, a visitor from Mercury. She seeks a radio-active material that will enable her to manufacture an explosive that will destroy the world or, at least, the portion known as Earth in this 15 Chapter Serial from the 1950s.

Starring: Richard Crane, Marshall Reed, Karen Randle, Ralph Hodges, Gene Roth, Hugh Prosser, Leonard Penn, Terry Frost, Rusty Wescoatt, Bernie Hamilton ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1951-09-13
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Tarzan's Peril

Tarzan's Peril

5.7/10 IMDB

Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.

Starring: Lex Barker, Virginia Huston, George Macready, Douglas Fowley, Glenn Anders, Alan Napier, Edward Ashley, Dorothy Dandridge, Walter Kingsford, Frederick O'Neal ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1951-03-13
Best Action Movies of 1951 : The Redhead and The Cowboy

The Redhead and The Cowboy

6.3/10 IMDB

Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the Confederate cause and has left the territory to deliver a vital message about a Yankee gold shipment. So he sets off in pursuit, running into desperados, government agents, and guerrilla fighters, who are more interested in profit than ideals. Written by Alfred Jingle

Starring: Glenn Ford, Edmond O'Brien, Rhonda Fleming, Alan Reed, Morris Ankrum, Edith Evanson, Perry Ivins, Janine Perreau, Douglas Spencer, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Leslie Fenton
Release date: 1951-03-15
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Elephant Stampede

Elephant Stampede

5.3/10 IMDB

Bomba the jungle boy swings into action when an elephant herd is threatened by ivory hunters.

Starring: Johnny Sheffield, Donna Martell, John Kellogg, Edith Evanson, Myron Healey, Leonard Mudie, Martin Wilkins, Guy Kingsford ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1951-10-28
Best Action Movies of 1951 : The Golden Horde

The Golden Horde

5.4/10 IMDB

The Princess of Samarkand and an English knight confront the armies of Genghis Khan.

Starring: Ann Blyth, David Farrar, George Macready, Henry Brandon, Richard Egan, Marvin Miller, Peggie Castle, Poodles Hanneford, Lucille Barkley, Donald Randolph ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1951-09-30
Best Action Movies of 1951 : My Outlaw Brother

My Outlaw Brother

5.2/10 IMDB

Danny, a greenhorn from New York comes to the Mexican border in search for his older brother whom he has always looked up to. A Texas Ranger charged with bringing in, El Tigre and his gang of bandits, takes Danny under his wing.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston, Robert Stack, José Torvay, Carlos Múzquiz, Fernando Wagner, Hilda Moreno ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1951-08-22
Best Action Movies of 1951 : The Painted Hills

The Painted Hills

4.2/10 IMDB

After years of prospecting, Jonathan finally strikes gold. He returns to town only to discover that his partner has since died and left Tommy fatherless. He decides to leave Shep (played by Lassie) with Tommy to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Jonathan's new partner, Lin, isn't interested in sharing the gold, and lures Jonathan to his death. Lassie immediately deduces what's happened, so Lin poisons Lassie. Lassie barely pulls through and pursues Lin to a climactic confrontation where, due to an off-screen accident with some liquid nitrogen, Lin's gun jams.

Starring: Gary Gray, Paul Kelly, Bruce Cowling, Art Smith, Ann Doran, Chief Yowlachie, Andrea Virginia Lester, Brown Jug Reynolds, Mitchell Lewis, Charles Watts ..
Directed by: Harold F. Kress
Release date: 1951-05-04

Two Lost Worlds

4.2/10 IMDB

Shipwreck survivors land on an uncharted island inhabited by prehistoric beasts.

Starring: James Arness, Kasey Rogers, Bill Kennedy, Gloria Petroff, Tom Hubbard, Jane Harlan, Rye Billsbury, Pierre Watkin, Fred Kohler Jr., Tim Graham ..
Directed by: Norman Dawn
Release date: 1951-01-05
Best Action Movies of 1951 : The Sword of Monte Cristo

The Sword of Monte Cristo

5.0/10 IMDB

In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon sends Captain Renault of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche and Major Nicolet to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked Cavalier, the niece, Lady Christianne, of the Marquis De Montableau, announces at a secret meeting of the Normandy underground leaders that the fabled treasure of Monte Cristo was willed to her and she will use it to finance their cause. Her uncle, the only one who can decipher the symbols on the sword of Monte Cristo, the key to the treasure, derides her stand against the Emperor. La Roche takes possession of the sword and has the Marquis put into the dungeon. Christianne, as the Masked Cavalier, regains the sword from La Roche, but Captain Renault apprehends her and returns to sword to La Roche.

Starring: George Montgomery, Rita Corday, Berry Kroeger, William Conrad, Rhys Williams, Steve Brodie, Robert Warwick, David Bond, Lillian Bronson, Acquanetta ..
Directed by: Maurice Geraghty
Release date: 1951-03-03
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Wanted: Dead or Alive

Wanted: Dead or Alive

6.1/10 IMDB

Taggart and his men are breaking wanted outlaws out of jail and then killing them for the reward money. Marshal's Whip, Jim, and Texas have a plan to trap the gang. Whip poses as a wanted outlaw while Jim joins Taggart's gang and helps break him out. But there is trouble when gang member Mike, wanting a bigger cut, double-crosses everyone.

Starring: Whip Wilson, Fuzzy Knight, Jim Bannon, Christine McIntyre, Leonard Penn, Lane Bradford, Zon Murray, Marshall Reed, Stanley Price ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1951-04-02
Best Action Movies of 1951 : The Thundering Trail

The Thundering Trail

6.5/10 IMDB

Lash and Fuzzy have been sent to escort the new Governor to the Capitol City. West and his outlaw gang are out to stop them. When Lash's first attempt is foiled, he realizes the Governor's supposedly deaf and dumb servant is the informant and sets a trap for the gang.

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Sally Anglim, Archie Twitchell, Ray Bennett, Sue Hussey, Mary Lou Webb, Clarke Stevens, John L. Cason, Jimmy Martin ..
Directed by: Ron Ormond
Release date: 1951-07-02
Best Action Movies of 1951 : Night Riders of Montana

Night Riders of Montana

6.4/10 IMDB

After being hit by rustlers, a group of Montana ranchers asks the governor to send state rangers for protection. State Ranger Rocky Lane becomes involved in a mystery surrounding a gang of horse rustlers and a young rancher who is blamed falsely for a killing. Lane helps uncover the real killers and unmasks the ringleader of the rustlers.

Starring: Allan Lane, Black Jack, Chubby Johnson, Roy Barcroft, Claudia Barrett, Arthur Space, Myron Healey, Morton C. Thompson, Marshall Bradford, Lester Dorr ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1951-02-28
Best Action Movies of 1951 : South of Caliente

South of Caliente

6.5/10 IMDB

"King of the Cowboys" Roy Rogers stars with his real-life wife, Dale Evans, in this Western about a hardworking farmer who helps a struggling rancher by transporting her prize horse to Mexico. A fortuitous meeting with a fortune-teller (Charlita) -- who specializes in dire predictions -- sets the tone for their adventures. Burlesque comic Pinky Lee co-stars, playing himself.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pinky Lee, Douglas Fowley, Ric Roman, Leonard Penn, Willie Best, Lillian Molieri, Charlita ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1951-10-15

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