Best Action Movies of 1953

1.

Plunder of the Sun

2.9
6.5/10 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 : The Steel Lady
2.

The Steel Lady

2.8
6.6/10 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 : Thunder Over the Plains
3.

Thunder Over the Plains

2.7
6.5/10 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 (Randolph Scott), a Texan, has to carry out orders against his own people. He brings in the rebel leader Ben Westman, (Charles McGraw), 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 : The Redhead from Wyoming
4.

The Redhead from Wyoming

2.6
6.3/10 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 : A Perilous Journey
5.

A Perilous Journey

2.6
6.3/10 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
6.

Loose in London

2.6
6.6/10 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 ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1953-05-24
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
7.

Ambush at Tomahawk Gap

2.6
5.9/10 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 ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1953-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Fair Wind to Java
8.

Fair Wind to Java

2.5
5.8/10 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 ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1953-01-28
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Flight to Tangier
9.

Flight to Tangier

2.4
5.5/10 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 : Devil's Canyon
10.

Devil's Canyon

2.0
5.2/10 IMDB

An outlaw woman (Virginia Mayo) helps one Arizona convict (Dale Robertson) stop another (Stephen McNally) 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

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