Best Action Movies of 1961

1.

The Guns of Navarone

5.5
7.5/10 IMDB

A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.

Starring: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, James Darren, Irene Papas, Gia Scala, James Robertson Justice, Richard Harris ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1961-04-27
Best Action Movies of 1961 : The Big Gamble
2.

The Big Gamble

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Irish seaman Vic Brennan persuades his Dublin family to finance a truck-hauling business in the remote African town of Jebanda. The only stipulation is that his cousin Samuel, a timid bank clerk, accompany Vic and his Corsican bride, Marie, to Africa and protect the family fortune.

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Juliette Gréco, David Wayne, Gregory Ratoff, Sybil Thorndike, Fernand Ledoux, Marie Kean, Harold Goldblatt, Maureen O'Dea ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer, Elmo Williams
Release date: 1961-07-25
3.

Atlas

1.4
4.1/10 IMDB

Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.

Starring: Michael Forest, Barboura Morris, Frank Wolff, Walter Maslow, Roger Corman, Dick Miller ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1961-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1961 : Pagan Island
4.

Pagan Island

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

The survivor of a shipwreck finds himself on an island populated only by women.

Starring: Edward Dew, Nani Maka, Trine Hovelsrud, Sharon Michael, Allison Louise Downe, Bud Irwin, Dolores Carlos, Yanka Mann ..
Directed by: Barry Mahon
Release date: 1961-07-01
Best Action Movies of 1961 : Goliath Against the Giants
5.

Goliath Against the Giants

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Muscleman fights sea monsters and Amazon warriors, then returns home to find a race of giants living in a valley, into which fellow countrymen are being thrown as punishment for opposing a usurper king and his consort.

Starring: Brad Harris, Gloria Milland, Fernando Rey, Carmen de Lirio, Barbara Carroll, Nello Pazzafini, Fernando Sancho, José Rubio, Ray Martino, Luigi Marturano ..
Directed by: Guido Malatesta
Release date: 1961-05-13
Best Action Movies of 1961 : Blast of Silence
6.

Blast of Silence

0.0
7.6/10 IMDB

A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Starring: Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Bill DePrato, Peter H. Clune, Danny Meehan, Lionel Stander, Joe Bubbico, Gil Rogers, Ruth Kaner ..
Directed by: Allen Baron
Release date: 1961-03-20
7.

The Misfits

0.0
7.3/10 IMDB

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, James Barton, Kevin McCarthy, Estelle Winwood, Rex Bell, John Huston ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1961 : The Deadly Companions
8.

The Deadly Companions

0.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran, Chill Wills, Strother Martin, Will Wright, James O’Hara, Peter O'Crotty, Billy Vaughan ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1961-06-06
9.

Underworld U.S.A.

0.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov, Robert Emhardt, Larry Gates, Richard Rust, Gerald Milton, David Kent, Peter Brocco ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1961-05-13
10.

The Cat Burglar

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Unwitting pickup artist Jack Coley (Jack Hogan) nabs a briefcase holding a costly scientific formula, turning himself into a moving target for owner Alan Sheridan (John Baer), foreign agents and the fuzz -- all bent on a blistering game of finders, keepers. In this stylized crime drama, the quarry coolly eludes the pack while eliciting the aid of an unlikely party: blonde beauty Nan Baker (June Kenney), the attaché's original carrier.

Starring: Jack Hogan, June Kenney, John Baer, Gregg Palmer, Will J. White, Gene Roth, Bruno VeSota, Billie Bird, Tommy Ivo, Cosmo Sardo ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1961-07-01

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