Best Action Movies of 1959


Thunder in the Sun

5.5/10 IMDB

A band of Basque immigrants treks through the Old West toward California, where they hope to put down roots and open wineries. When the group's leader (Carl Esmond) dies, his widow Gabrielle (Susan Hayward) marries his brother (Jacques Bergerac) in accordance with Basque tradition. But it's a loveless union; Gabrielle is smitten with Lon Bennett (Jeff Chandler), the scout who's been hired to guide them on their journey. [netflix]

Starring: Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac, Carl Esmond, Blanche Yurka, Fortunio Bonanova, Bertrand Castelli, Felix Locher, Albert Carrier, Michèle Marly ..
Directed by: Russell Rouse
Release date: 1959-04-08

The Time Monsters

3.8/10 IMDB

Scientist discover a way to view the past.

Directed by: Donald F. Glut
Release date: 1959-07-20
Best Action Movies of 1959 : The Young Land

The Young Land

5.5/10 IMDB

An American gunslinger kills a Mexican man in California immediately after the Mexican-American war. The killer is arrested and put on trial for murder with the Hispanic population waiting to learn of American justice.

Starring: Patrick Wayne, Yvonne Craig, Dennis Hopper, Dan O'Herlihy, Roberto De La Madrid, Cliff Ketchum, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Ken Curtis, Cliff Lyons, Carlos Romero ..
Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff
Release date: 1959-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1959 : The Siege of Pinchgut

The Siege of Pinchgut

0.0/10 IMDB

An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

Starring: Aldo Ray, Heather Sears, Neil McCallum, Victor Maddern ..
Directed by: Harry Watt
Release date: 1959-08-01
Best Action Movies of 1959 : The Hangman

The Hangman

6.6/10 IMDB

A marshal nicknamed "The Hangman" because of his track record in hunting down and capturing wanted criminals traces a robbery suspect to a small town. However, the man is known and liked in the town, and the citizens band together to try to help him avoid capture.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord, Gene Evans, Mickey Shaughnessy, Mabel Albertson, Shirley Harmer, James Westerfield, Lorne Greene ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1959-06-17
Best Action Movies of 1959 : No Name on the Bullet

No Name on the Bullet

7.2/10 IMDB

Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies, and maybe Gant is in town for them. While they wait for him to make his move, paranoia starts taking over... Written by Ken Yousten John Gant, hired assassin rides into town. No one is sure of the identity of his intended victim. Townsfolk have shady pasts that make each one believe that John Gant is there to kill them. While each townsperson is falling apart from guilt, Gant is waiting in the hotel but is still given the blame for the shootings and the suicide of the Banker. Written by Carol Johnson

Starring: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens, R.G. Armstrong, Willis Bouchey, Edgar Stehli, Simon Scott, Karl Swenson ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1959-02-01
Best Action Movies of 1959 : Ferry to Hong Kong

Ferry to Hong Kong

5.6/10 IMDB

Mark Conrad, a habitual drunk and troublemaker with a shady past, is expelled by Hong Kong police after one too many bar fights. He's sent to Macao on the Fa Tsan, a ferry owned by Captain Hart. Conrad's papers are out of order and Macao refuses him entry. Unable to go ashore, Conrad is a permanent passenger on the ferry with Hart, who detests him. It's all one long, lazy voyage for Conrad until one fateful trip when an encounter with a typhoon and pirates forces Conrad to choose between an aimless drifter's life and becoming a man again.

Starring: Curd Jürgens, Orson Welles, Sylvia Syms, Jeremy Spenser, Noel Purcell ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1959-10-29

T-Bird Gang

0.0/10 IMDB

A high school boy, out to find his father's killer, joins up with a gang of juvenile delinquents.

Starring: John Brinkley, Ed Nelson, Tony Miller, Coleman Francis, Vic Tayback, Nola Thorp, Beach Dickerson ..
Directed by: Richard Harbinger
Release date: 1959-10-16
Best Action Movies of 1959 : The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

6.5/10 IMDB

Remake of the original Alfred Hitchcock movie with a more light-hearted tone and Kenneth More as the lead character.

Starring: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, James Hayter, Barry Jones, Barbara Steele, Brenda De Banzie, Faith Brook, Joan Hickson, Sid James, Leslie Dwyer ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1959-03-13

Masque of the Red Death

0.0/10 IMDB

Two children fight with wooden blades while standing beneath a pendulum.

Directed by: Roger Watkins
Release date: 1959-01-01

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