Best Action Movies of 1958

1.

The Vikings

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Viking half-brothers fight over a throne and a beautiful captive.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald, Orson Welles, Alexander Knox, Maxine Audley, Frank Thring, Eileen Way ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1958-06-28
2.

A Night to Remember

4.8
7.9/10 IMDB

The sinking of the Titanic is presented in a highly realistic fashion in this tense British drama. The disaster is portrayed largely from the perspective of the ocean liner's second officer, Charles Lightoller. Despite numerous warnings about ice, the ship sails on, with Capt. Edward John Smith keeping it going at a steady clip. When the doomed vessel finally hits an iceberg, the crew and passengers discover that they lack enough lifeboats, and tragedy follows.

Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, John Cairney, Jill Dixon, Jane Downs, James Dyrenforth, Michael Goodliffe ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1958-12-16
3.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher, Richard Eyer, Alec Mango, Danny Green, Harold Kasket, Alfred Brown, Nana DeHerrera, Nino Falanga ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1958-12-05
4.

The Lineup

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

An international drug-smuggling racket plants heroin on unsuspecting American tourists traveling in Asia, so that the dope traffic can pass through customs undetected. Two psychopathic killers (Eli Wallach and Robert Keith) and their driver Richard Jaeckel then collect the contraband.

Starring: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Richard Jaeckel, Mary LaRoche, William Leslie, Emile Meyer, Marshall Reed, Raymond Bailey, Vaughn Taylor, Cheryl Callaway ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1958-06-11
5.

Murder by Contract

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer. His next target, a woman, is the most difficult.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel, Michael Granger, Kathie Browne, Joseph Mell, Frances Osborne, Steven Ritch, Don Garrett ..
Directed by: Irving Lerner
Release date: 1958-12-01
6.

The Young Lions

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The Young Lions follows the lives of three soldiers: one German and two Americans, paralleling their experiences in World War II until they meet up at the end for a confrontation

Starring: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, Barbara Rush, May Britt, Maximilian Schell, Dora Doll, Lee Van Cleef, Liliane Montevecchi ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1958-04-02
7.

Terror in a Texas Town

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Armed with a harpoon, a Swedish whaler is out for revenge after the death of his father. A greedy oil man trying to buy up the Swede's land might be the guilty party.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazzola, Nedrick Young, Victor Millan, Frank Ferguson, Marilee Earle, Byron Foulger, Ted Stanhope ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1958-09-01
8.

King Creole

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Danny Fisher, young delinquent, flunks out of high school. He quits his job as a busboy in a nightclub, and one night he gets the chance to perform. Success is imminent and the local crime boss Maxie Fields wants to hire him to perform at his night club The Blue Shade. Danny refuses, but Fields won't take no for an answer.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Liliane Montevecchi, Vic Morrow, Paul Stewart, Jan Shepard, Brian G. Hutton ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1958-07-02
9.

Man of the West

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Heading east to Fort Worth to hire a schoolteacher for his frontier town home, Link Jones is stranded with singer Billie Ellis and gambler Sam Beasley when their train is held up. For shelter, Jones leads them to his nearby former home, where he was brought up an outlaw. Finding the gang still living in the shack, Jones pretends to be ready to return to a life crime.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell, Jack Lord, John Dehner, Royal Dano, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1958-09-30
10.

Buchanan Rides Alone

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A Texan pits a powerful family against itself to save a Mexican from hanging.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley, Tol Avery, Peter Whitney, L.Q. Jones, Manuel Rojas, Robert Anderson, Joe De Santis, William Leslie ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1958-08-01

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