Best Action Movies of 1953


The Naked Spur

7.3/10 IMDB

Howard Kemp has been tracking killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. In the Colorado Rockies, he teams up with prospector Jesse Tate and former Union soldier Roy Anderson. Thinking Kemp is a sheriff, they agree to help for a small fee. When they catch Vandergroat, he tells them Kemp is pursuing a $5,000 bounty. After demanding equal shares, the uneasy alliance heads for Kansas as Vandergroat tries to turn them against each other.

Starring: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1953-01-30

The War of the Worlds

7.0/10 IMDB

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Lewis Martin, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Ann Codee, Edgar Barrier, Frank Kreig, Paul Birch ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1953-08-13
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Duck! Rabbit, Duck!

Duck! Rabbit, Duck!

8.1/10 IMDB

The final installment of the "Hunting Trilogy" once again has Elmer out hunting, while Bugs and Daffy try to con him into shooting the other.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1953-10-03
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Bully for Bugs

Bully for Bugs

8.0/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny once again making that "wrong turn at Albuquerque" burrows into a bullring, where a magnificent bull is making short work of a toreador. The bull bucks Bugs out of the arena, prompting the bunny to declare "Of course you realize, this means war!" The deft Bugs' arsenal comes plenty packed, as he uses anvils, well-placed face slaps and the bull's horns as a slingshot. The bull fights back, using his horns as a shotgun barrel. The bull's comeback is short-lived; just after Bugs makes out his will, he lures the bull out of the arena, just in time to set up a rube-like device that leads to the bull's defeat.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1953-08-08

Beat the Devil

6.4/10 IMDB

A group of con artists stake their claim on a bogus uranium mine.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard, Marco Tulli, Bernard Lee, Mario Perrone ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1953-11-24


7.0/10 IMDB

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the Titanic. Her husband, Richard also arranges passage on the luxury liner so as to have custody of their two children. All this fades to insignificance once the ship hits an iceberg.

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton, Thelma Ritter, Brian Aherne, Richard Basehart, Allyn Joslyn, James Todd, Frances Bergen ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1953-04-11

Above and Beyond

6.9/10 IMDB

The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Although unaware of the full potential of this new weapon, he knows that it can do tremendously more damage than any other weapon used before, and that the death toll resulting from it will be huge. He is reluctant to be the person who will end so many lives, but as time goes on, the pressure upon him only increase.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating, Larry Gates, Marilyn Erskine, Stephen Dunne, Robert Burton, Hayden Rorke, Lawrence Dobkin ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Release date: 1953-01-02

The Desert Rats

6.7/10 IMDB

In North Africa, German Field Marshal Rommel and his troops have successfully fended off British forces, and now intend to take Tobruk, an important port city. A ramshackle group of Australian reinforcements sent to combat the Germans is put under the command of British Captain MacRoberts. The unruly Aussies immediately clash with MacRoberts, a gruff, strict disciplinarian, however this unorthodox team must band together to protect Tobruk from the German forces.

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas, Chips Rafferty, Charles Tingwell, Torin Thatcher, Chips Rafferty, Charles Tingwell, Charles Davis ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1953-05-20

Escape from Fort Bravo

6.6/10 IMDB

A Southern belle frees a Rebel officer and his men from a Union captain's Arizona fort.

Starring: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest, William Campbell, Polly Bergen, Richard Anderson, Carl Benton Reid, John Lupton, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1953-12-04

Knights of the Round Table

6.2/10 IMDB

In Camelot, kingdom of Arthur and Merlin, Lancelot is well known for his courage and honor. But one day he must quit Camelot and the Queen Guinevere's love, leaving the Round Table without protection.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford, Stanley Baker, Felix Aylmer, Maureen Swanson, Gabriel Woolf, Anthony Forwood, Robert Urquhart ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1953-12-22
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Blowing Wild

Blowing Wild

6.3/10 IMDB

Wildcatter Jeff Dawson does his best to bring in a gusher in Mexico despite continual bandit raids. He asks for help from his ex-employer Ward Conway, but Conway, now married to Dawson's ex-lover Marina refuses, fearing that his wife will want to renew her romance with the other man.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Ruth Roman, Ward Bond, Ian MacDonald, Richard Karlan, Juan García ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1953-09-16
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Gun Fury

Gun Fury

6.0/10 IMDB

After a stagecoach holdup, Frank Slayton's notorious gang leave Ben Warren for dead and head off with his fiancée. Warren follows, and although none of the townspeople he comes across are prepared to help, he recruits two others who have sworn revenge on the ruthless Slayton.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Lee Marvin, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes, Leo Gordon, Neville Brand, Ray Thomas, Bob Herron, Phil Rawlins ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1953-10-09


5.9/10 IMDB

Director Charles Marquis Warren's 1953 western stars Charlton Heston and Jack Palance.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado, Brian Keith, Mary Sinclair, Milburn Stone, Richard Shannon, Lewis Martin, Frank De Kova, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren
Release date: 1953-08-03

The Stranger Wore a Gun

5.9/10 IMDB

Having been a spy for Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War, Jeff Travis thinking himself a wanted man, flees to Prescott Arizona where he runs into Jules Mourret who knows of his past. He takes a job on the stage line that Mourret is trying to steal gold from. When Mourret's men kill a friend of his he sets out to get Mourret and his men. When his plan to have another gang get Mourret fails, he has to go after them himself.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Joan Weldon, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya, Pierre Watkin, Joseph Vitale, Clem Bevans ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1953-07-30

Pony Express

5.8/10 IMDB

Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok join forces to establish a mail route that can get mail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in ten days. Along the way they must battle bad weather, hostile Indians and outlaws intent on robbing the mail and shutting down the entire operation.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker, Porter Hall, Henry Brandon, Richard Shannon, Stuart Randall, Lewis Martin ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1953-06-15
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Sailor of the King

Sailor of the King

6.8/10 IMDB

A British naval officer has a brief affair with a woman in England and never knows that she bears him a son. 20 years later the boy is on a ship under his command when he is tracking a German Raider. When the boy is captured after his ship is sunk, he finds a way to slow the German's progress while a lethal hunt for him goes on.

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee, Victor Maddern, John Horsley, Patrick Barr, Robin Bailey, James Drake ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1953-06-11
Best Action Movies of 1953 : The Redhead from Wyoming

The Redhead from Wyoming

6.1/10 IMDB

A saloonkeeper sides with the sheriff for justice after she's framed for rustling.

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, William Bishop, Robert Strauss, Alexander Scourby, Gregg Palmer, Jack Kelly, Jeanne Cooper, Dennis Weaver, Stacy Harris ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1953-01-08
Best Action Movies of 1953 : The Steel Lady

The Steel Lady

6.4/10 IMDB

Surviving a plane crash in the Sahara, four oilmen find and manage to repair a German Afrika Corps tank which had been buried in the sand since WWII.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Tab Hunter, John Dehner, Richard Erdman, John Abbott, Frank Puglia, Anthony Caruso, Christopher Dark, Dick Rich, Charles Victor ..
Directed by: E.A. Dupont
Release date: 1953-10-09
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Last of the Comanches

Last of the Comanches

6.3/10 IMDB

It's 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission. Pinned down by Black Cloud they send an Indian boy who was Black Cloud's prisoner on to the fort while they try to bargain with Black Cloud whom they learn is without water.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale, Johnny Stewart, Lloyd Bridges, Mickey Shaughnessy, George Mathews, Hugh Sanders, Ric Roman, Chubby Johnson, Martin Milner ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1953-02-01

Plunder of the Sun

6.4/10 IMDB

An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan, Sean McClory, Eduardo Noriega, Julio Villarreal, Charles Rooner, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1953-08-26
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Jungle Drums of Africa

Jungle Drums of Africa

5.9/10 IMDB

In Africa, a deceased medical missionary's daughter in Africa carries on her father's work. Before long, she finds herself in danger from crooks and a local witch doctor.

Starring: Clayton Moore, Phyllis Coates, Johnny Sands, Roy Glenn, John L. Cason, Henry Rowland, Steve Mitchell, Bill Walker, Don Blackman, Felix Nelson ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1953-01-21
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Ambush at Tomahawk Gap

Ambush at Tomahawk Gap

5.8/10 IMDB

Hodiak, Brian, Derek and Teal have just been released from prison. They return to Tomahawk Gap, now a ghost town, to retrieve the money that they stole and was buried by a partner somewhere in the town. While hunting, the Indians attack, and a life and death battle ensues.

Starring: John Hodiak, John Derek, David Brian, María Elena Marqués, Ray Teal, John Qualen, Otto Hulett, Percy Helton, Trevor Bardette, Steve Clark ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1953-05-01

Loose in London

6.3/10 IMDB

The Bowery Boys take on British crooks when one of them thinks he's inherited a title.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, David Gorcey, Angela Greene, Norma Varden, John Dodsworth, William Cottrell, Benny Bartlett, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1953-05-24
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Sea Devils

Sea Devils

5.6/10 IMDB

Gilliatt, a fisherman-turned-smuggler on the isle of Guernsey, agrees to transport a beautiful woman to the French coast in the year 1800. She tells him she hopes to rescue her brother from the guillotine. Gilliatt finds himself falling in love and so feels betrayed when he later learns this woman is a countess helping Napoleon plan an invasion of England. In reality, however, the "countess" is an English agent working to thwart this invasion. When Gilliatt finds this out, he returns to France to rescue the woman who's true purpose has been discovered by the French.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed, Denis O'Dea, Michael Goodliffe, Bryan Forbes, Jacques Brunius, Ivor Barnard, Arthur Wontner, Gérard Oury ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1953-05-23

Thunder Over the Plains

6.4/10 IMDB

Set in 1869, after the Civil War, Texas had not yet been readmitted to the Union and carpetbaggers, hiding behind the legal protection of the Union Army of occupation, had taken over the state. Federal Captain Porter, a Texan, has to carry out orders against his own people. He brings in the rebel leader Ben Westman whom he knows is innocent of a murder that he is accused of. In trying to prove his innocence, Porter himself becomes a wanted man.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw, Henry Hull, Elisha Cook Jr., Fess Parker, Hugh Sanders, Lane Chandler, James Brown ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1953-10-27
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Desert Legion

Desert Legion

5.5/10 IMDB

A commander in the Foreign Legion romances a mysterious and exotic princess.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Richard Conte, Arlene Dahl, Akim Tamiroff, Leon Askin, Anthony Caruso, Oscar Beregi Sr., Peter Coe, John George, George J. Lewis ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1953-05-08
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Flight to Tangier

Flight to Tangier

5.3/10 IMDB

At the Tangier airport, a group of people await the arrival of a mysterious plane from behind the Iron Curtain. The reception committee includes Susan, an American; Gil Walker, a free-booting pilot; Danzer, a black market operator; and Danzer's girlfriend, Nicki. The plane crashes and burns. No survivors are found, nor are any corpses. Soon the search begins for a missing courier worth $3 million.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Jack Palance, Corinne Calvet, Robert Douglas, Marcel Dalio, Jeff Morrow, Richard Shannon, Murray Matheson, John Doucette, John George ..
Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren
Release date: 1953-11-20
Best Action Movies of 1953 : The Bandits of Corsica

The Bandits of Corsica

5.4/10 IMDB

Siamese twins separated at birth retain a psychic link; each feels the other's pain and happiness.

Starring: Richard Greene, Paula Raymond, Raymond Burr, Dona Drake, Raymond Greenleaf, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Puglia, Nestor Paiva, Peter Mamakos, Paul Cavanagh ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1953-02-27
Best Action Movies of 1953 : City Beneath the Sea

City Beneath the Sea

5.5/10 IMDB

Two adventures dive for treasure off the coast of Jamaica.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball, George Mathews, Karl Stepanek, Hilo Hattie, Lalo Rios, Woody Strode, John Warburton ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-04-21
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Target Hong Kong

Target Hong Kong

5.7/10 IMDB

Yankee soldiers-of-fortune smash a spy plot aimed at seizing Hong Kong.

Starring: Richard Denning, Nancy Gates, Richard Loo, Soo Yong, Ben Astar, Michael Pate, Philip Ahn, Henry Kulky, Victor Sen Yung, Reiko Sato ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1953-02-06
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Fair Wind to Java

Fair Wind to Java

5.7/10 IMDB

The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption...

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston, Robert Douglas, Victor McLaglen, John Russell, Claude Jarman Jr., Paul Fix, Grant Withers, Chuck Hayward ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1953-01-28
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Devil's Canyon

Devil's Canyon

5.3/10 IMDB

An outlaw woman helps one Arizona convict stop another with a Gatling gun.

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Dale Robertson, Stephen McNally, Arthur Hunnicutt, Robert Keith, Jay C. Flippen, George J. Lewis, Whit Bissell, Morris Ankrum, James Bell ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1953-08-13
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Kansas Pacific

Kansas Pacific

5.8/10 IMDB

Just before the Civil War (but after the South has seceded), Southern saboteurs try to prevent railroad construction from crossing Kansas to the frontier; army captain Nelson is sent out to oppose them. As the tracks push westward, Nelson must contend with increasingly violent sabotage, while trying to romance the foreman's pretty daughter Barbara.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon, Tom Fadden, Reed Hadley, Douglas Fowley, Robert Keys, Irving Bacon, Myron Healey ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1953-02-22

Law and Order

6.0/10 IMDB

Frame Johnson's attempt to settle down in Tombstone is interrupted when a mob tries to mete out some frontier justice.

Starring: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster, Alex Nicol, Ruth Hampton, Russell Johnson, Barry Kelley, Chubby Johnson, Jack Kelly, Dennis Weaver ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1953-05-13
Best Action Movies of 1953 : East of Sumatra

East of Sumatra

5.4/10 IMDB

Duke Mullane, manager of a Malayan tin mine, goes to a little-known island to open a new mine in the jungle. Initially, the natives there are friendly, especially dancer Minyora...who proves to be affianced to local ruler King Kiang. Alas, a series of unfortunate incidents changes Kiang's attitude to hostility, and Duke is stranded with his crew, Minyora, and his old flame Lory...who's now engaged to his boss!

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Marilyn Maxwell, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball, John Sutton, Jay C. Flippen, Scatman Crothers, Peter Graves, Earl Holliman, Aram Katcher ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-09-23

Tarzan and the She-Devil

5.3/10 IMDB

The king of the jungle fights off ivory poachers.

Starring: Lex Barker, Joyce Mackenzie, Raymond Burr, Monique van Vooren, Tom Conway, Michael Granger, Henry Brandon, Mara Corday ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1953-06-18
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Valley of Head Hunters

Valley of Head Hunters

5.9/10 IMDB

Bad guys trying to steal the mineral rights away from African natives find it isn't so easy fighting Jungle Jim.

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Christine Larson, Robert Foulk, Steven Ritch, Nelson Leigh, Steven Ritch, Joseph Allen, George Eldredge, Neyle Morrow, Vince Townsend Jr. ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1953-07-29
Best Action Movies of 1953 : A Perilous Journey

A Perilous Journey

6.2/10 IMDB

A ship of women embarks on a voyage to California. Director R. G. Springsteen's 1953 adventure drama stars Vera Ralston, David Brian, Virginia Grey, Charles Winninger, Veda Ann Borg and Hope Emerson.

Starring: Vera Ralston, David Brian, Scott Brady, Charles Winninger, Hope Emerson, Virginia Grey, Kathleen Freeman, Eileen Christy, Leif Erickson, Veda Ann Borg ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1953-04-05
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Captain Scarface

Captain Scarface

4.7/10 IMDB

A group of communist spies plan to blow up an essential commercial artery, the Panama Canal. To this end, they have kidnapped a nuclear scientist and are traveling by steamship to the coast of South America. Luckily for western civilization, the hard-nosed ship's captain, played by Barton MacLane, has other ideas.

Starring: Barton MacLane, Virginia Grey, Leif Erickson, Peter Coe, Rudolph Anders, Howard Wendell, Isabel Randolph, Paul Brinegar, Don Dillaway, Martín Garralaga ..
Directed by: Paul Guilfoyle
Release date: 1953-10-15
Best Action Movies of 1953 : The Vanquished

The Vanquished

5.5/10 IMDB

A man returns to his home -- a post Civil-War village -- and finds the law is in the hands of a few scrupulous people.

Starring: John Payne, Jan Sterling, Coleen Gray, Lyle Bettger, Willard Parker, Roy Gordon, John Dierkes, Charles Evans, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1953-06-03
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Captain Scarlett

Captain Scarlett

4.6/10 IMDB

Captain Scarlett rescues Princess Maria from being abducted while travelling. She's not exactly grateful. He finds out that she is to be married to a man she doesn't like, so Captain Scarlet attempts to help her but winds up in prison for his efforts. He escapes and finally helps the reluctant bride who winds up joining Captain Scarlett and his sidekick and they become something along the lines of the three musketeers.

Starring: Richard Greene, Leonora Amar, Nedrick Young, Eduardo Noriega, Carlos Múzquiz, Isabel del Puerto, Jorge Treviño, Manolo Fábregas ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1953-09-12
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Dance Hall Racket

Dance Hall Racket

3.5/10 IMDB

A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic bodyguard to keep his girls afraid and his customers in line.

Starring: Timothy Farrell, Lenny Bruce, Bernie Jones, Honey Harlow, Sally Marr ..
Directed by: Phil Tucker
Release date: 1953-02-20
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Sea of Lost Ships

Sea of Lost Ships

7.0/10 IMDB

The son of a deceased Coast Guard hero is raised by a Coast Guard NCO, who also has a son the same age. When they get older both are accepted into the Coast Guard Academy, but the hero's son winds up being thrown out, bringing disgrace to his adopted family.

Starring: John Derek, Wanda Hendrix, Walter Brennan, Richard Jaeckel, Tom Tully, Barton MacLane, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Darryl Hickman, Roy Roberts, Ben Cooper ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1953-10-24
Best Action Movies of 1953 : The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd

The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd

6.6/10 IMDB

Two British officers are assigned to collect information to convict Captain Kidd of piracy.

Starring: Richard Crane, David Bruce, John Crawford, George Wallace, Lee Roberts, Nick Stuart, Terry Frost, Marshall Reed, Paul Newlan, Eduardo Cansino Jr. ..
Directed by: Derwin Abrahams, Charles S. Gould
Release date: 1953-09-17
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Old Overland Trail

Old Overland Trail

6.2/10 IMDB

Anchor is building a railroad and to get cheap labor he gets Black Hawk's Indians to attack and burn the incoming wagon train. This forces the settlers to work for Anchor and he pays them in devalued scrip. When Rex figures out Anchor's swindle, Anchor gets Black Hawk to capture him. When Anchor turns on Black Hawk and shoots him, Black Hawk gets a chance to repay a debt to Rex.

Starring: Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens, Roy Barcroft, Virginia Hall, Gil Herman, Leonard Nimoy, Wade Crosby, Zon Murray, Harry Harvey ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1953-02-25
Best Action Movies of 1953 : The Veils of Bagdad

The Veils of Bagdad

6.1/10 IMDB

Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand-man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar!

Starring: Victor Mature, Mari Blanchard, Virginia Field, Guy Rolfe, James Arness, Gregg Palmer, Nick Cravat, Ludwig Donath, Jackie Loughery, Leon Askin ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1953-10-06
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe

5.8/10 IMDB

Dangerous climate changes are ravaging Earth and the U.S. government requests an investigation by masked super-scientist Commando Cody. He discovers that the disasters are being caused by space-alien forces from unknown planetary origins.

Starring: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Gregory Gaye, Craig Kelly, Dale van Sickel, Richard Crane, Gloria Pall ..
Directed by: Franklin Adreon, Fred C. Brannon, Harry Keller
Release date: 1953-02-17
Best Action Movies of 1953 : The Flaming Urge

The Flaming Urge

5.7/10 IMDB

A pyromaniac tries to fight his obsession with fire.

Starring: Harold Lloyd Jr., Cathy Downs, Byron Foulger, Jonathan Hale, Florence Lake, Bob Hughes, Herbert Rawlinson, Pierre Watkin, Johnny Duncan, Barbara Wooddell ..
Directed by: Harold Ericson
Release date: 1953-09-27

Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders

5.3/10 IMDB

A villain named Marlof attempts to set up secret missile bases inside Canada so he can launch missiles at the U.S. The Canadian Mounted Police dispatch agents to try to stop him.

Starring: William Henry, Susan Morrow, Arthur Space, Dale van Sickel, Pierre Watkin, Mike Ragan, Stanley Andrews, Harry Lauter, Hank Patterson, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Franklin Adreon
Release date: 1953-07-08
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Prince of Pirates

Prince of Pirates

5.2/10 IMDB

In a 16th century kingdom in the Netherlands, the newly crowned King Stephan concludes a secret treaty with the Spanish. This puts him at odds with his younger brother, Prince Roland, who favors a treaty with the French. Stephan orders Roland imprisoned but Roland escapes and leads a revolt.

Starring: John Derek, Barbara Rush, Carla Balenda, Whitfield Connor, Edgar Barrier, Robert Shayne, Harry Lauter, Don C. Harvey, Henry Rowland, Glase Lohman ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1953-03-07

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