Best Action Movies of 1955


The Court Jester

7.8/10 IMDB

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against a usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, Robert Middleton, Michael Pate, Herbert Rudley, Noel Drayton ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Release date: 1955-12-24

The Desperate Hours

7.5/10 IMDB

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Alan Reed ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1955-10-05

The Dam Busters

7.4/10 IMDB

The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Robert Shaw, Nigel Stock, Derek Farr, Colin Tapley, Basil Sydney, Ursula Jeans, Charles Carson, George Baker ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1955-05-16
Best Action Movies of 1955 : The Big Combo

The Big Combo

7.3/10 IMDB

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond vies to bring a clever, well connected, and sadistic gangster to justice all the while obsessing over the gangster's girlfriend.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Richard Conte, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert Middleton, Helen Walker, Jay Adler, John Hoyt ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1955-02-13
Best Action Movies of 1955 : To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

7.1/10 IMDB

The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Gregg Palmer, David Janssen, Denver Pyle, Jack Kelly, Paul Picerni, Paul Langton, Brett Halsey ..
Directed by: Jesse Hibbs
Release date: 1955-09-22

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

6.9/10 IMDB

Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davy Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russel fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of Representatives. Finally, Crockett and Russell journey to Texas and the last stand at the Alamo.

Starring: Fess Parker, Hans Conried, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, William Bakewell, Kenneth Tobey, Don Megowan, Helene Stanley, Mike Mazurki ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1955-05-25
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Run for Cover

Run for Cover

6.7/10 IMDB

Western that starts when a man (Matt Dow) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town's sheriff shoots the kid he's riding with, Dow clears his name and ends up as the new sheriff. He romances a Swedish woman and settles in to a peaceful life only to find that the boy has a few secrets of his own.

Starring: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Ernest Borgnine, Grant Withers, Jean Hersholt, Jack Lambert, Ray Teal, Irving Bacon, Trevor Bardette ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1955-04-29

The Sea Chase

6.4/10 IMDB

As the Second World War breaks out, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich is about to leave Sydney, Australia with his vessel, the Ergenstrasse. Ehrlich, an anti-Nazi but proud German, hopes to outrun or out-maneuver the British warship pursuing him. Aboard his vessel is Elsa Keller, a woman Ehrlich has been ordered to return to Germany safely along with whatever secrets she carries. When Ehrlich's fiercely Nazi chief officer Kirchner commits an atrocity, the British pursuit becomes deadly.

Starring: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, James Arness, Tab Hunter, Lyle Bettger, Paul Fix, Claude Akins, John Qualen, Alan Hale Jr. ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1955-06-04
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Big House, U.S.A.

Big House, U.S.A.

6.6/10 IMDB

A tough and realistic crime drama unfolds as merciless kidnapper Jerry Barker (Ralph Meeker) demands ransom paid against a young runaway whose fate lands Barker in Casabel Island Prison.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bronson, Felicia Farr, Roy Roberts, Willis Bouchey, Peter J. Votrian ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
Release date: 1955-03-03
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Wichita


6.9/10 IMDB

Former buffalo hunter and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp arrives in the lawless cattle town of Wichita Kansas. His skill as a gun-fighter makes him a perfect candidate for Marshal, but he refuses the job until he feels morally obligated to bring law and order to this wild town.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford, Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan, Peter Graves, Keith Larsen, Carl Benton Reid, John Smith ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1955-07-03
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Moonfleet


6.6/10 IMDB

Set in the eighteenth century, Moonfleet is about John Mohune, a young orphan who is sent to the Dorset village of Moonfleet to stay with an old friend of his mother's, Jeremy Fox. Fox is a morally ambiguous character, an elegant gentleman involved with smugglers and pirates.

Starring: Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors, Jon Whiteley, Liliane Montevecchi, Melville Cooper, Sean McClory, Alan Napier, John Hoyt ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1955-06-24
Best Action Movies of 1955 : White Feather

White Feather

6.4/10 IMDB

The story of the peace mission from the US cavalry to the Cheyenne Indians in Wyoming during the 1870s. The mission is threatened when a civilian surveyor befriends the chief's son and falls for the chief's daughter.

Starring: Robert Wagner, John Lund, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Eduard Franz, Noah Beery Jr., Virginia Leith, Emile Meyer, Hugh O'Brian, Milburn Stone ..
Directed by: Robert D. Webb
Release date: 1955-02-16

Many Rivers to Cross

6.2/10 IMDB

Packaged and sold as an outdoor actioner, Many Rivers to Cross is as much a comedy as anything else. Robert Taylor stars as 18th century trapper Bushrod Gentry, who is himself entrapped into marriage by the spunky Mary Stuart Cherne (Eleanor Parker). Escaping his marital responsibilities (which were impressed upon him on threat of death), Gentry heads into the North Country, with Mary in hot pursuit. Hero and heroine spend the rest of the picture taking turns rescuing each other from hostile Indians. Some of the humor is predicated upon the wholesale slaughter of the "redskins", and as such is a bit hard to take when seen today. Supporting Taylor and Parker are Victor McLaglen as the heroine's burly father, and TV-stars-to be James Arness (Gunsmoke) and Russell Johnson and Alan Hale Jr. (Gilligan's Island).

Starring: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, James Arness, Alan Hale Jr., John Hudson, Rhys Williams, Josephine Hutchinson ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1955-02-04

The Indian Fighter

6.3/10 IMDB

A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Lon Chaney Jr., Eduard Franz, Alan Hale Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Ray Teal ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1955-12-21

The Far Horizons

6.0/10 IMDB

Virginia, 1803. After the United States of America acquires the inmense Louisiana territory from France, a great expedition, led by William Lewis and Meriwether Clark, is sent to survey the new lands and go where no white man has gone before.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, Donna Reed, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Alan Reed, Eduardo Noriega, Larry Pennell, Argentina Brunetti, Herbert Heyes ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1955-07-04

Strategic Air Command

6.3/10 IMDB

Air Force reservist Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland is recalled into active duty at the peak of his baseball career.

Starring: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Barry Sullivan, Alex Nicol, Bruce Bennett, Jay C. Flippen, James Millican, Rosemary DeCamp, Richard Shannon ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1955-07-12
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Pete Kelly's Blues

Pete Kelly's Blues

6.3/10 IMDB

In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection.

Starring: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee, Andy Devine, Lee Marvin, Ella Fitzgerald, Martin Milner, Than Wyenn, Herbert Ellis ..
Directed by: Jack Webb
Release date: 1955-07-31
Best Action Movies of 1955 : The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier

6.3/10 IMDB

Three trappers become scouts for a cavalry captain who loses his fort to a hated colonel.

Starring: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, Anne Bancroft, James Whitmore, Russell Collins, Peter Whitney, Pat Hogan ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1955-12-07

Soldier of Fortune

6.2/10 IMDB

An American woman arrives in Hong Kong to unravel the mystery of her missing photographer husband. After getting nowhere with the authorities, she is led by some underground characters to an American soldier of fortune working in the area against the Communists. He promises to help find her husband.

Starring: Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Gene Barry, Tom Tully, Alexander D'Arcy, Anna Sten, Leo Gordon, Jack Kruschen, James Hong ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1955 : A Lawless Street

A Lawless Street

6.4/10 IMDB

A Marshal must face unpleasant facts about his past when he attempts to run a criminal gang out of town.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Angela Lansbury, Warner Anderson, Jean Parker, Wallace Ford, John Emery, James Bell, Ruth Donnelly, Michael Pate, Don Megowan ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1955-11-15

Blood Alley

6.2/10 IMDB

A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local visitors, is "shanghaied" into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer.

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Paul Fix, Joy Kim, Berry Kroeger, Mike Mazurki, Anita Ekberg, James Hong, Lowell Gilmore, Henry Nakamura ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1955-10-01

The Kentuckian

6.2/10 IMDB

A frontiersman and his son fight to build a new home in Texas.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dianne Foster, Diana Lynn, John McIntire, Una Merkel, John Carradine, John Litel, Rhys Williams, Edward Norris, Walter Matthau ..
Directed by: Burt Lancaster
Release date: 1955-07-22

5 Against the House

5.8/10 IMDB

Former war-time Army buddies now students in college decide to rip off a Reno casino.

Starring: Guy Madison, Kim Novak, Brian Keith, Alvy Moore, Kerwin Mathews, William Conrad, Jack Dimond, Jean Willes, Kathryn Grant ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1955-06-10
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Lucy Gallant

Lucy Gallant

6.3/10 IMDB

Director Robert Parrish's 1955 drama, spanning many years, stars Jane Wyman as a spirited western shopkeeper who watches as her small store flourishes and grows into a hugely profitable business empire. The cast also includes Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter, William Demarest and Wallace Ford.

Starring: Jane Wyman, Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter, William Demarest, Wallace Ford, Gloria Talbott, Tom Helmore, Mary Field, Edith Head ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1955-10-20

Rage at Dawn

5.9/10 IMDB

In this film's version of the story, four of the Reno Brothers are corrupt robbers and killers while a fifth, Clint is a respected Indiana farmer. A sister, Laura, who has inherited the family home, serves the outlaw brothers as a housekeeper and cook. One brother is killed when they go after a bank, the men of the town appear to have been waiting for them…

Starring: Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Mala Powers, J. Carrol Naish, Edgar Buchanan, Myron Healey, Denver Pyle, Kenneth Tobey, Howard Petrie, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1955-03-26

The Rains of Ranchipur

5.8/10 IMDB

India. The spoilt and stubborn Edwina Esketh, comes to a small town with her husband. She falls in love with an indian doctor, Dr. Safti. She also meets an old friend of hers, the alcoholic Tom Ransome. An awful earthquake is followed by days of rain.

Starring: Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, Joan Caulfield, Michael Rennie, Eugenie Leontovich, Carlo Rizzo, Madge Kennedy, Beatrice Kraft, Gladys Hurlbut ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1955-12-14
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Underwater!


5.3/10 IMDB

Two scuba divers find a shipwreck which may contain undiscovered treasure, however, their attempt to salvage it is threatened by scavengers.

Starring: Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan, Lori Nelson, Robert Keith, Joseph Calleia, Eugene Iglesias, Ric Roman, Dan Bernaducci, James H. Russell ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1955-02-09

Tennessee's Partner

6.4/10 IMDB

A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved from murder by a lonesome cowpoke ('My friends call me Cowpoke'), in town to meet his fiancée Goldie on the steamboat. When she arrives, there's a mysterious undercurrent between Goldie and Tennessee, whose newfound friendship with Cowpoke is destined to be severely tried...

Starring: John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Coleen Gray, Anthony Caruso, Morris Ankrum, Leo Gordon, Chubby Johnson, Joe Devlin, Myron Healey ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1955-09-21
Best Action Movies of 1955 : The Return of Jack Slade

The Return of Jack Slade

6.1/10 IMDB

To redeem his father's wrongdoings, Ericson joins the law to fight outlaws.

Starring: John Ericson, Mari Blanchard, Neville Brand, Angie Dickinson, Max Showalter, Jon Shepodd, Howard Petrie, John Dennis, Donna Drew, Michael Ross ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1955-10-09


6.1/10 IMDB

A part-Indian mining engineer looks for gold in an Arizona ghost town with his socialite bride.

Starring: Jane Russell, Jeff Chandler, Dan Duryea, Mara Corday, Barton MacLane, Frieda Inescort, Celia Lovsky, Eddy Waller, Robert F. Simon, Charlotte Wynters ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1955-07-13


6.0/10 IMDB

An aboriginal girl is brought up by a white family that adopts her. As a young woman, she is mysteriously drawn to go "Walkabout" as people of her tribe have for hundreds of years.

Starring: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall, George Simpson-Lyttle, Margaret Dingle, Willie Farrar ..
Directed by: Charles Chauvel
Release date: 1955-05-05
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Smoke Signal

Smoke Signal

6.1/10 IMDB

Capt. Harper's cavalry patrol returns to the fort to find it besieged by Ute Indians. The apparent cause is the recapture of Army traitor Brett Halliday, who deserted to the Utes in a previous war; but Brett has a different story. With capture imminent, the only chance for the surviving men (and one woman) is to boat down a wild, uncharted river, where Harper and Halliday must pull together, like it or not.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Piper Laurie, Rex Reason, William Talman, Milburn Stone, Gordon Jones, William Schallert, Robert J. Wilke, William Phipps, Pat Hogan ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1955-03-01

The Dark Avenger

5.8/10 IMDB

Edward, Prince of Wales, son and heir to his father King Edward III of England, leads an English army to the French province of Aquitaine to protect the inhabitant from the ravages of the French. After defeating the French in battle, the defeated French plot to kill the prince. Failing in this, they kidnap his lady, the lovely Lady Joan Holland. Of course Prince Edward has to ride to the rescue, adopting numerous guises to save his paramour, which ultimately end in him leading his men into one final climactic battle against the French. (Also known as "The Warriors" and "The Black Prince").

Starring: Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru, Peter Finch, Michael Hordern, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Holt, Moultrie Kelsall, Robert Urquhart, Noel Willman ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1955-04-15
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Tall Man Riding

Tall Man Riding

6.3/10 IMDB

Still seeking revenge against ranch owner Tuck Ordway for publicly whipping him years earlier and breaking up his relationship with Ordway's daughter, cowboy Larry Madden plans to oust Ordway from his ranch by having his claim to the land declared invalid. Ordway's daughter Corinna, believing Madden to be the cause of the family's recent misfortunes, is unaware that the local saloon owner also has designs upon the Ordway holdings.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle, Robert Barrat, William Ching, John Baragrey, John Dehner, Paul Richards, Lane Chandler, Mickey Simpson ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1955-06-18
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Robbers' Roost

Robbers' Roost

5.9/10 IMDB

Jim "Tex" Wall, searching for the last of the three men who raped and killed his wife, joins a gang of cattle rustlers led by Hank Hays. Both Hays' outlaws and a rival gang headed by Heesman, have been hired as ranch hands by "Bull" Herrick, a cripple who owns a large cattle ranch and wants to get his large herd to market. He theorizes that the two gangs will be kept busy watching each other and neither will rustle his cattle. Helen has little faith in her brother's contrived plan, and hates and distrusts both groups. She begins to soften toward Jim, but abruptly changes when she sees a reward poster which says he has killed two men.

Starring: George Montgomery, Richard Boone, Sylvia Findley, Bruce Bennett, Peter Graves, Tony Romano, Warren Stevens, William Hopper, Stanley Clements, Leo Gordon ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1955-05-30


6.0/10 IMDB

When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Richard Egan, John Justin, Agnes Moorehead, Rita Moreno, Hope Emerson, Brad Dexter, Henry O'Neill, Paul Thompson ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1955-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Hell's Island

Hell's Island

5.9/10 IMDB

After being dumped by his fiancée, hard-drinking and depressed Mark Cormack loses his job in the Los Angeles district attorney's office and serves as bouncer in a Las Vegas casino. A wheelchair-using stranger Barzland hires him to locate a ruby that disappeared in a Caribbean plane crash. He lures Cormack into doing the job by telling him it may be in the possession of the very woman who jilted him. The ex-detective flies to remote island Santo Rosario to find the stone and investigate the mystery. When he finds his old flame he finds that her husband is in prison. Cormack, again falling for Janet, is convinced into helping him break out of jail. But Janet has other plans.

Starring: John Payne, Mary Murphy, Eduardo Noriega, Francis L. Sullivan, Arnold Moss, Paul Picerni, Walter Reed, Pepe Hern, Robert Cabal, Sándor Szabó ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1955-05-06
Best Action Movies of 1955 : The Hornet's Nest

The Hornet's Nest

5.6/10 IMDB

Before getting nabbed by the cops, a jewel thief hides a small fortune in stolen goods aboard an empty barge. But when he later returns to claim his loot, he runs into heaps of trouble with the boat's beautiful tenants and a pair of nosy old ladies. Directed by Charles Saunders, this amusing comedy finds the cunning criminal up against far stronger and more resilient adversaries than he ever anticipated. [Netflix]

Starring: Paul Carpenter, June Thorburn, Marla Landi, Alexander Gauge, Charles Farrell, Christine Silver, Nora Nicholson, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Ronnie Stevens, Larry Burns ..
Directed by: Charles Saunders
Release date: 1955-05-13
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Santa Fe Passage

Santa Fe Passage

5.8/10 IMDB

A disgraced Indian scout and his partner are hired to escort a wagonload of guns through Indian territory.

Starring: John Payne, Faith Domergue, Slim Pickens, Rod Cameron, Irene Tedrow, George Keymas, Leo Gordon, Anthony Caruso, Dorothy Andre, Edward Colmans ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1955-05-12
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Panther Girl of the Kongo

Panther Girl of the Kongo

5.0/10 IMDB

Jean Evans of an international wildlife foundation, who is known to Africa as 'the Panther Girl' because of her bravery in jungle living, stumbles on a plot by a mad scientist to frighten the natives out of a diamond-laden district by chemically growing crayfish to giant size, and enlists the aid of a game hunter friend to prevent a monster rampage and bring the culprits to justice.

Starring: Phyllis Coates, Myron Healey, Arthur Space, John Daheim, Mike Ragan, Morris Buchanan, Roy Glenn, Archie Savage, Ramsay Hill, Naaman Brown ..
Directed by: Franklin Adreon
Release date: 1955-01-03
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Strange Lady in Town

Strange Lady in Town

6.1/10 IMDB

There's a new doctor in old Santa Fe, and it's Greer Garson. Director Mervyn LeRoy's 1955 western also stars Dana Andrews, Cameron Mitchell, Lois Smith, Walter Hampden, Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales, Earl Holliman, Adele Jergens, Robert Wilke, Frank DeKova, Nick Adams, Douglas Kennedy, Ralph Moody and Louise Lorimer.

Starring: Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Cameron Mitchell, Lois Smith, Adele Jergens, Walter Hampden, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Joan Camden, Anthony Earl Numkena, José Torvay ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1955-04-12
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Jungle Moon Men

Jungle Moon Men

5.0/10 IMDB

Priestess Oma is forever young in this Jungle Jim knockoff of "She" or the La of Opar stories from "Tarzan". The Jungle Jim-type character is played by Weissmuller using his own name.

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Jean Byron, Helene Stanton, William Henry, Myron Healey, Billy Curtis, Michael Granger, Frank Sully, Ben Chapman, K.L. Smith ..
Directed by: Charles S. Gould
Release date: 1955-04-08
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Hell's Horizon

Hell's Horizon

5.2/10 IMDB

The pilot, co-pilot, and crew of a bomber try to hit a Korean bridge in bad weather.

Starring: John Ireland, Marla English, Bill Williams, Hugh Beaumont, Larry Pennell, Chet Baker, William Schallert, Jerry Paris, Paul Levitt, Wray Davis ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1955-12-31
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Five Guns West

Five Guns West

5.1/10 IMDB

During the Civil War, five condemned Southern prisoners are plucked off Death Row and promised pardons on the condition that they undertake a mission to head west and bring back a double-crossing Confederate spy who has a stagecoach full of Confederate gold.

Starring: John Lund, Dorothy Malone, Mike Connors, R. Wright Campbell, Jonathan Haze, Paul Birch, Larry Thor, Jack Bohrer, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Lionel C. Place ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1955-04-15
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Timberjack


5.4/10 IMDB

A young man seeks his father's killers among lumberjacks, and discovers that they are actually timber barons who also seek to control lumber mills. Based on the novel of the same name.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Vera Ralston, David Brian, Adolphe Menjou, Hoagy Carmichael, Chill Wills, Jim Davis, Howard Petrie, Ian MacDonald, Elisha Cook Jr. ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1955-02-18
Best Action Movies of 1955 : The Gun That Won the West

The Gun That Won the West

4.7/10 IMDB

In the late 1880s, Colonel Carrington and his command are assigned the job of constructing a chain of forts in the Sious Indian territory of Wyoming. Carrington recruits former cavalry scouts Jim Bridger and "Dakota Jack" Gaines to lead the project. Bridger and Gaines are friendly with Sioux chief Red Cloud, and they feel a peace treaty with the Indians can be made. If an Indian-war breaks out, the cavalry is depending on getting a new type of Springfield rifle. Bridger, Gaines and Gaines wife, Maxine, arrive at the fort for the conference. Gaines, in a drunken fit, tries to intimidate the Indians unto signing a treaty. Chied Red Fox threatens war if his territory is invaded by any troops building forts.

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Paula Raymond, Richard Denning, Chris O'Brien, Robert Bice, Roy Gordon, Howard Wright, Victor Adamson, Edward Coch ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1955-09-01
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Headline Hunters

Headline Hunters

5.2/10 IMDB

A rookie reporter in pursuit of an expose gets tangled up with big-time mobsters.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Julie Bishop, Ben Cooper, Raymond Greenleaf, Chubby Johnson, John Warburton, Nacho Galindo, Virginia Carroll, Howard Wright, Stuart Randall ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1955-09-15
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Canyon Crossroads

Canyon Crossroads

6.0/10 IMDB

A mining engineer, who is shunned by his peers for his unorthodox beliefs concerning the whereabouts of large uranium deposits, joins forces with a girl and her father to search for the mineral. When the father is hurt in an accident, daughter and engineer continue the project, aided by a Native American guide. Unbeknownst to the group, a reputable citizen of the town, really of low moral value, is shadowing themi, his intention, to jump their claim. Written by Buxx Banner

Starring: Richard Basehart, Phyllis Kirk, Stephen Elliott, Russell Collins, Richard Hale, Charles Wageheim, Tommy Cook, Alan Wells, William Pullen, Alan Wells ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1955-01-01

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