Best Action Movies of 1958

1.

A Night to Remember

5.5
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: 1958-07-03
2.

The Vikings

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Einar, brutal son of Ragnar and future heir to his throne, tangles with Eric, a wily slave, for the hand of a beautiful English maiden.

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: 1958-06-11
3.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

5.0
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.

Man of the West

4.2
7.1/10 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, Emory Parnell, Dick Elliott ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1958-09-30
5.

The Lineup

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers.

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
6.

Murder by Contract

3.7
7.3/10 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: 1958-12-18
7.

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
8.

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
9.

The Bravados

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Jim Douglass arrives in the small town of Rio Arriba in order to witness the hanging of the four men he believes murdered his wife. When the convicts escape, Jim tracks them into Mexico, determined to see that justice is done. But the farther Jim goes in his quest for vengeance, the more merciless he becomes, losing himself in an unrelenting spiral of hatred and violence.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Henry Silva, Lee Van Cleef, Andrew Duggan, Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi, Kathleen Gallant, Barry Coe, Herbert Rudley ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1958-06-25
10.

King Creole

3.5
6.9/10 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
11.

Buchanan Rides Alone

3.5
6.8/10 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
12.

The Law and Jake Wade

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Jake Wade breaks Clint Hollister out of jail to pay off an old debt, though it's clear there is some pretty deep hostility between them. They part, and Jake returns to his small-town marshal's job and his fiancée only to find he has been tracked there by Hollister. It seems they were once in a gang together and Jake knows where the proceeds of a bank hold-up are hidden. Hollister and his sidekicks make off into the hills, taking along the trussed-up marshal and his kidnapped bride-to-be to force the lawman to show them where the loot is.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton, Henry Silva, DeForest Kelley, Burt Douglas, Eddie Firestone ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1958-06-06
13.

Gideon's Day

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer. From there, his 'typical day" consists in learning that one of his most-trusted detectives has accepted bribes; hunts an escaped maniac who has murdered a girl; tracks a young girl suspected of involvement in a payroll robbery and then helps break up a bank robbery.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Anna Lee, Anna Massey, Andrew Ray, Dianne Foster, Cyril Cusack, James Hayter, Derek Bond, Howard Marion-Crawford, John Loder ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1958-03-25
14.

Thunder Road

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Unrepentant Tennessee moonshine runner Luke Doolin (Robert Mitchum) makes dangerous high-speed deliveries for his liquor-producing father, Vernon (Trevor Bardette), but won't let his younger brother Robin (James Mitchum) join the family business. Under pressure from both out-of-town gangster Kogan (Jacques Aubuchon), who wants a piece of the local action, and Treasury agent Barrett (Gene Barry), who wants to destroy the moonshine business, Luke fights for his fast-fading way of life.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith, Trevor Bardette, Sandra Knight, James Mitchum, Betsy Holt, Francis Koon, Randy Sparks ..
Directed by: Arthur Ripley
Release date: 1958-05-10
15.

Kings Go Forth

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana, Karl Swenson, Ann Codee, Eddie Ryder, Jacques Berthe ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1958-01-01
16.

Wind Across the Everglades

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Starring: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tony Galento, Sammy Renick, Pat Henning, Peter Falk, Cory Osceola, Emmett Kelly ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg
Release date: 1958-09-11
17.

Tom Thumb

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A boy, no bigger than a thumb, manages to outwit two thieves determined to make a fortune from him.

Starring: Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young, June Thorburn, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Bernard Miles, Jessie Matthews, Ian Wallace, Peter Butterworth, Peter Bull ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1958-12-04
18.

The Left Handed Gun

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When a crooked sheriff murders his employer, William "Billy the Kid" Bonney decides to avenge the death by killing the man responsible, throwing the lives of everyone around him into turmoil, and endangering the General Amnesty set up by Governor Wallace to bring peace to the New Mexico Territory.

Starring: Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner, Hurd Hatfield, James Congdon, James Best, Colin Keith-Johnston, John Dierkes, Robert Anderson, Wally Brown ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1958-05-07
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Darby's Rangers
19.

Darby's Rangers

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Stationed in Scotland, Maj. William Darby and the men under his command are trained by British commandos, becoming the U.S. Army's 1st Ranger Battalion. Their drilling period is rigorous, but the men find time to romance local women before being deployed to fight the Nazis. U.S. forces battle from French North Africa to Italy, but when a surprise attack decimates the 1st and 3rd Battalions at the Battle of Cisterna, Darby and the 4th Battalion must come to their aid.

Starring: James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden, Edd Byrnes, Venetia Stevenson, Torin Thatcher, Peter Brown, Joan Elan, Corey Allen, Stuart Whitman ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1958-02-12
20.

The Hunters

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

With its electrifying flight sequences and high-powered cast, The Hunters is a mesmerizing film based on the best-selling novel by veteran fighter pilot James Salter. Set during the height of the Korean War, the story centers on Major Cleve Saville (Robert Mitchum), a master of the newly operational F-86 Sabre fighter jets. But adept as he is at flying, Saville¹s personal life takes a nosedive when he falls in love with his wingman¹s (Lee Philips) beautiful wife (May Britt). To make matters worse, Saville must cope with a loud-mouthed rookie (Robert Wagner) in a daring rescue mission that threatens all their lives in this well-crafted war drama.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan, May Britt, Lee Philips, John Gabriel, Stacy Harris, Victor Sen Yung, Candace Lee, Aki Aleong ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1958-09-01
21.

Machine-Gun Kelly

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

George Kelly is angry at the world and scared to death of dying. A career bank robber, Kelly gets his confidence from his Thompson SMG and his girl Flo. After a botched robbery, Flo, Kelly and his gang try their hand at a more lucrative job: kidnapping.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Devon, Jack Lambert, Frank De Kova, Connie Gilchrist, Wally Campo, Barboura Morris, Lori Martin ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1958-05-01
22.

The Barbarian and the Geisha

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a young geisha.

Starring: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe, S? Yamamura, Ryuzo Demura, Takeshi Kumagai, Fuyukichi Maki, Kodayu Ichikawa ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1958-09-30
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Orders to Kill
23.

Orders to Kill

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A grounded American fighter pilot is switched to espionage on a special job in which he must kill a small-time Paris lawyer suspected of double-crossing France by selling out radio operators to the Nazis.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish, James Robertson Justice, Irene Worth, Leslie French, John Crawford, Lionel Jeffries, Anne Blake, Nicholas Phipps ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1958-07-25
Best Action Movies of 1958 : The Moonraker
24.

The Moonraker

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

After the battle of Worcester at the end of the Civil War, the main aim of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth is to capture Charles Stuart. The future king's escape depends on the intrepid Earl of Dawlish, who as the Moonraker has already spirited away many Royalists. Dawlish travels to the Windwhistle Inn on the south coast to prepare the escape, where he meets Anne Wyndham, the fiancée of a top Roundhead colonel.

Starring: George Baker, Sylvia Syms, Marius Goring, Peter Arne, Clive Morton, Gary Raymond, Richard Leech, Iris Russell, Michael Anderson Jr., Paul Whitsun-Jones ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1958-08-02
25.

Floods of Fear

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A man framed for murder escapes from prison during a flood and helps a young woman in distress.

Starring: Howard Keel, Anne Heywood, Cyril Cusack, Harry H. Corbett, John Crawford, Eddie Byrne, John Phillips, Guy Kingsley Poynter, James Dyrenforth ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1958-11-18
26.

The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Three Indians were brutally murdered by a gang of hooded outlaws. Each one possessed a silver medallion, which were sections cut off from a large silver plaque which served as a treasure map to a secret location where a large amount of gold is reputedly stashed. Two more medallions are unaccounted for, and the The Lone Ranger and his friend Tonto must use all their resources to intercept the gang, prevent further carnage and save the owners of the medallions.

Starring: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Douglas Kennedy, Noreen Nash, Charles Watts, Lisa Montell, Ralph Moody, Dean Fredericks, John Miljan, Maurice Jara ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1958-01-01
27.

The Camp on Blood Island

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Set in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II, the film focuses on the brutality and horror that the allied prisoners were exposed to as the Japanese metered out subjugation and punishment to a disgraced and defeated enemy. This harrowing drama concentrates on the deviations of legal and moral definitions when two opposing cultures clash. Although fictional, this was one of the earliest films to deal realistically with life and death in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during the Second War.

Starring: André Morell, Carl Möhner, Walter Fitzgerald, Edward Underdown, Phil Brown, Barbara Shelley, Michael Goodliffe, Michael Gwynn, Ronald Radd, Marne Maitland ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1958-04-15
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Girl with an Itch
28.

Girl with an Itch

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Ben Cooper, an old farmer, falls in love with the young blond hitchhiker Mari Lou. She falls in love with Ben Coopers money. But, will he have enough to make her happy?

Starring: Kathy Marlowe, Robert Armstrong, Robert Clarke, Scott Douglas, Patti Gallagher, Sarah Padden, Clem Bevans, Carleton Crane, Dick Crane, Peter Perry Jr. ..
Directed by: Ronald V. Ashcroft
Release date: 1958-11-12
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Tonka
29.

Tonka

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

The remarkable and ironical story of a wild colt that changes owners around the time of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

Starring: Sal Mineo, Philip Carey, Jerome Courtland, Rafael Campos, H.M. Wynant, Joy Page, Britt Lomond, Herbert Rudley, Alma Armstrong, Britt Lomond ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1958-12-25
Best Action Movies of 1958 : The Fearmakers
30.

The Fearmakers

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A Korean War veteran returns to Washington D.C. only to discover his business partner had died and their public-research business sold, so he works there undercover to find out the truth.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Dick Foran, Marilee Earle, Veda Ann Borg, Mel Tormé, Kelly Thordsen, Roy Gordon, Joel Marston, Dennis Moore, Oliver Blake ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1958-10-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : The Silent Enemy
31.

The Silent Enemy

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

The Mediterranean, 1941/42 - Axis forces are using frogmen and manned torpedoes to attack previously impregnable harbours. The Allied forces need to come up with something to answer this threat, which they find in the form of Lt. Lionel "Buster" Crabb.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Michael Craig, Dawn Addams, John Clements, Sid James, Alec McCowen, Nigel Stock, Ian Whittaker, Arnoldo Foà, Gianna Maria Canale ..
Directed by: William Fairchild
Release date: 1958-03-04
32.

The Gun Runners

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Remake of "To Have and Have Not" based on Hemingway short story. Plot reset to early days of Cuban revolution. A charter boat skipper gets entangled in gunrunning scheme to get money to pay off debts. Sort of a sea-going film noir with bad girl, smarmy villain, and the "innocent" drawn into wrong side of law by circumstances.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patricia Owens, Richard Jaeckel, Paul Birch, Jack Elam, Lee Strasberg, Everett Sloane, John Qualen, John A. Alonzo ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1958-08-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Apache Territory
33.

Apache Territory

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Logan Cates (Rory Calhoun) sets out to rescue a white woman captured by Apache Indians and prevent a war. On the way he is joined by a few civilians and a small band of soldiers at a water hole. They are ambushed and laid siege to by Apache. As their food and water supplies dwindle a storm arrives which enables Cates to put an escape plan into action.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Barbara Bates, John Dehner, Carolyn Craig, Tom Pittman, Leo Gordon, Myron Healey, Francis De Sales, Frank De Kova, Regis Parton ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1958-09-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Cop Hater
34.

Cop Hater

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Members of the 87th Precinct search for a cop killer who has already murdered two of their own.

Starring: Robert Loggia, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ellen Parker, Shirley Ballard, Russell Hardie, Hal Riddle, Bill Neff, Gene Miller, Vincent Gardenia, John Gerstad ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1958-10-01
35.

Harry Black and the Tiger

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

In the mysterious jungle of India, Harry Black, a skilled hunter, hunts a dangerous tiger which attacked. This tiger has already claimed hundreds of victims. While recovering from his wounds will review the most important moments of his life.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Barbara Rush, Anthony Steel, I.S. Johar, Martin Stephens, Frank Olegario, Kamala Devi, John Helier, Lee Simmonds, Archie Duncan ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1958-07-22
Best Action Movies of 1958 : The Diplomatic Corpse
36.

The Diplomatic Corpse

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

London police and reporters from a local newspaper go after a gang of foreign criminals.

Starring: Robin Bailey, Susan Shaw, Liam Redmond, Harry Fowler, Andre Mikhelson, Bill Shine, George Street, Frank Hawkins, Johnny Briggs, Charles Farrell ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1958-02-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : The Invisible Avenger
37.

The Invisible Avenger

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, investigates the murder of a New Orleans bandleader.

Starring: Richard Derr, Mark Daniels, Helen Westcott, Jack Donner, Jeanne Neher, Steve Dano, Dan Mullin, Leo Bruno, Lee Edwards, Sam Page ..
Directed by: James Wong Howe, Ben Parker, John Sledge
Release date: 1958-12-02
38.

Ambush at Cimarron Pass

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

A small Army patrol unit and a couple of former Confederates reluctantly throw in their lot together after being attacked by a band of Native Americans.

Starring: Scott Brady, Margia Dean, Clint Eastwood, Irving Bacon, Frank Gerstle, Ray Boyle, Baynes Barron, William Vaughn, Ken Mayer, John Damler ..
Directed by: Jodie Copelan
Release date: 1958-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Gun Fever
39.

Gun Fever

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

Luke Ram seeks revenge against the white renegade who lead a Sioux raiding party against his father's stagecoach way station, killing all the inhabitants except himself. He's joined by his mining partner, young Sam Weller, not realizing that they man they seek is Weller's father, in whose gang Sam rode as a young man.

Starring: Mark Stevens, John Lupton, Larry Storch, Maureen Hingert, Dean Fredericks, Aaron Saxon, Clegg Hoyt, Jean Inness, Russell Thorson, Robert Stevenson ..
Directed by: Mark Stevens
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Hong Kong Confidential
40.

Hong Kong Confidential

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

An undercover U.S. agent searches for an Arab ruler's son kidnapped by communists in Hong Kong.

Starring: Gene Barry, Beverly Tyler, Noel Drayton, Allison Hayes, Philip Ahn, King Calder, Michael Pate ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1958-10-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Man from God's Country
41.

Man from God's Country

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Dan Beattie gives up his lawman job to move further west and rejoin his old war buddy Curt Warren in the town of Sundown. At first mistaken for a railroad agent by Beau Santee, a Sundown businessman who wants to keep the railroad away from his town, Dan is nearly killed by Santee's henchman, Mark Faber. Dan discovers that his old pal Curt works for Santee. Even after learning Dan's true identity, Santee considers him trouble and plots to get rid of him. With the help of Curt's son Stony, Dan tries to get Curt to take a stand on the right side of the law.

Starring: George Montgomery, Randy Stuart, Gregg Barton, Kim Charney, Susan Cummings, James Griffith, House Peters Jr., Phillip Terry, Frank Wilcox, Al Wyatt Sr. ..
Directed by: Paul Landres
Release date: 1958-02-09
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Paris Holiday
42.

Paris Holiday

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Comedian Bob Hunter is aided by his French counterpart Fernydel and two beautiful blondes when he is targeted for death by a powerful European counterfeiting ring.

Starring: Bob Hope, Fernandel, Anita Ekberg, Martha Hyer, Preston Sturges, André Morell, Alan Gifford, Maurice Teynac, Yves Brainville, Jean Murat ..
Directed by: Gerd Oswald
Release date: 1958-04-05
43.

Tarzan's Fight for Life

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Dr. Sturdy is trying to establish a modern hospital in the jungle. His efforts are strongly opposed by Futa, the witch doctor, and Ramo, a native warrior.

Starring: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen, Woody Strode, Jil Jarmyn, James Edwards, Carl Benton Reid, Harry Lauter, Paulene Myers, Nick Stewart ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1958-08-15
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Never Love a Stranger
44.

Never Love a Stranger

2.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Orphan turns bad, finds redemption with some help from boyhood pal. This movie is of interest because of the presence of a young Steve McQueen, the leading man being John Drew Barrymore, father of the more famous Drew, and for being based on a novel by Harold Robbins, famous for steamy writing in his day.

Starring: John Drew Barrymore, Steve McQueen, Robert Bray, Lita Milan, Douglas Rodgers, Salem Ludwig, R. G. Armstrong, Felice Orlandi, Augusta Merighi, Vincent Barbi ..
Directed by: Robert Stevens
Release date: 1958-06-22
45.

Dragstrip Riot

2.1
5.3/10 IMDB

An adolescent arrives in a new town where he tries to join the drag-racing crowd.

Starring: Yvonne Lime, Gary Clarke, Fay Wray, Bob Turnbull, Connie Stevens, Gabe Delutri, Stanley Dyrector, Ted Wedderspoon, Barry Truex, Marilyn Carroll ..
Directed by: David Bradley
Release date: 1958-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Spy in the Sky!
46.

Spy in the Sky!

2.1
4.6/10 IMDB

Women (Sandra Francis, Andrea Domburg) distract a U.S. agent (Steve Brodie) fighting Soviet spies over a German scientist and his secret plans.

Starring: Steve Brodie, Sandra Francis, Andrea Domburg, George Coulouris, Bob de Lange ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1958-07-20
47.

Satan's Satellites

2.0
4.7/10 IMDB

Feature version of the 1951 American serial film, "Zombies of the Stratosphere".

Starring: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood, Lane Bradford, Leonard Nimoy, Stanley Waxman, John Crawford, Ray Boyle, Craig Kelly ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Tarzan and the Trappers
48.

Tarzan and the Trappers

2.0
4.9/10 IMDB

Tarzan goes up against a villian by the name of Schroeder, who is trapping animals and selling them illegally to zoos. A twist is thrown into the plot when Schroeder's brother, with the help of money-hungry trader Lapin, hunts a different kind of quarry, human game. Now Tarzan must not only fight to save the animals of the jungle, but he must also save himself.

Starring: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen, Leslie Bradley, Maurice Marsac, Bruce Lester, Naaman Brown, Scatman Crothers ..
Directed by: Charles F. Haas, Sandy Howard, H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : Thundering Jets
49.

Thundering Jets

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

An Air Force captain teaches pilots to fly jets but doesn't like it.

Starring: Rex Reason, Dick Foran, Audrey Dalton, Barry Coe, Buck Class, Robert Dix, Lee Farr, Giuseppe Addobbati, Robert Conrad, Maudie Prickett ..
Directed by: Helmut Dantine
Release date: 1958-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1958 : The Adventures of Super Pup
50.

The Adventures of Super Pup

1.5
3.2/10 IMDB

Starring: Billy Curtis, Ruth Delfino, Angelo Rossitto, Frank Delfino, Harry Monty, Sadie Delfino ..
Directed by: Cal Howard
Release date: 1958-01-01

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