Best Action Movies of 1956



6.1/10 IMDB

Two American gun runners at odds with each other and looking to sell guns to the rebels during the Cuban War of Independence navigate a boat to Cuba. Along for the ride is a beautiful Cuban rebel in who both men are interested.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Rossana Podestà, Lloyd Nolan, Chill Wills, Paul Fix, L.Q. Jones, Frank De Kova, George J. Lewis, Royal Dano, Don Blackman ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1956-07-13
Best Action Movies of 1956 : The Brass Legend

The Brass Legend

6.2/10 IMDB

During a ride with his new pony Sinoya, the young Clay Gibson by chance finds the secret housing of the multiple murderer Tris Hatten. He reports immediately to Sheriff Adams, who strongly recommends him not to tell anybody about it. Unfortunately Clay talks to his father nevertheless. He believes Adams just wanted fame and reward for himself and accuses him in the newspaper. Thereby he endangers his son, who's now targeted by a killer which Tris' girlfriend Winnie hired for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Nancy Gates, Raymond Burr, Rebecca Welles, Norman Leavitt, Donald MacDonald, Robert Burton, Eddie Firestone, Willard Sage, Robert Griffin ..
Directed by: Gerd Oswald
Release date: 1956-12-01
Best Action Movies of 1956 : Accused of Murder

Accused of Murder

5.8/10 IMDB

The story tells of nightclub singer Vera Ralston (Ilona Vance), who is accused of murder; and it looks like she's guilty as she was the last person to see crooked attorney Hobart (Sidney Blackmer) alive. However Lt. Roy Hargis (David Brian) is convinced that Ilona is innocent, and he intends to prove it.

Starring: David Brian, Vera Ralston, Sidney Blackmer, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens, Lee Van Cleef, Barry Kelley, Richard Karlan, Frank Puglia, Elisha Cook Jr. ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1956-12-21
Best Action Movies of 1956 : Zarak


5.4/10 IMDB

A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.

Starring: Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Michael Wilding, Bonar Colleano, Eunice Gayson, Finlay Currie, Bernard Miles, Patrick McGoohan, Peter Illing, André Morell ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1956-12-01

Fighting Trouble

5.4/10 IMDB

An overambitious shutterbug almost gets his lights put out permanently when he decides to snap a picture of a mob boss.

Starring: Huntz Hall, Stanley Clements, Adele Jergens, Queenie Smith, Thomas Browne Henry, Tim Ryan, Joe Downing, Laurie Mitchell, David Gorcey, John Bleifer ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1956-09-16


5.2/10 IMDB

An artist working in a remote army post is juggling the storekeeper's daughter, his fiancée newly arrived from the east, and the Indian Chief's daughter. But when a vengeful settler manages to get the army and the braves at each other's throats his troubles really begin.

Starring: Scott Brady, Rita Gam, Neville Brand, Lori Nelson, Allison Hayes, John Hoyt, Rhys Williams, Barbara Jo Allen, Mae Clarke, Tommy Cook ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1956-04-01

Foreign Intrigue

5.9/10 IMDB

Millionaire Victor Danemore, living on the French Riviera, dies suddenly of a heart attack. His secretary, Dave Bishop, wants to know more about his employer's life. Surprisingly, not even his young wife knows anything about her husband's background or how he earned his fortune. Clues lead Bishop to Vienna and Stockholm, where he learns that Danemore was black-mailing people who cooperated with the Nazis during WW2.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Geneviève Page, Ingrid Thulin, Frédéric O'Brady, Inga Tidblad, Lauritz Falk, Eugene Deckers, John Padovano, Frederick Schrecker, Georges Hubert ..
Directed by: Sheldon Reynolds
Release date: 1956-07-12
Best Action Movies of 1956 : Beyond Mombasa

Beyond Mombasa

5.8/10 IMDB

An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Donna Reed, Leo Genn, Ron Randell, Christopher Lee ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1956-10-29
Best Action Movies of 1956 : Quincannon, Frontier Scout

Quincannon, Frontier Scout

5.5/10 IMDB

A young woman hires a frontier scout to help her discover if her brother died in an Indian attack on a remote fort.

Starring: Tony Martin, Peggie Castle, John Bromfield, Ron Randell, John Smith, John Doucette, Morris Ankrum, Peter Mamakos, Edmund Hashim, Tom London ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1956-05-01

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

6.8/10 IMDB

Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of river pirates trying to pass themselves off as Native Americans.

Starring: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York, Kenneth Tobey, Clem Bevans, Irvin Ashkenazy, Mort Mills, Paul Newlan, Frank Richards, Troy Melton ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1956-07-18

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