Best Adventure Movies of 1930

1.

The Big Trail

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Young scout Breck Coleman leads a wagon train along the dangerous trail to Oregon as he tries to get the affection of the beautiful pioneer Ruth Cameron and plans his revenge on the harsh scoundrels who murdered a friend of his in the past.

Starring: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr., David Rollins, Frederick Burton, Ian Keith, Charles Stevens, Louise Carver ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1930-11-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Derelict
2.

Derelict

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Two rival seamen fight for both a promotion to a captaincy in their shipping line and the attentions of a Havana saloon singer. Sparks fly as they both try to out do each other in obtaining what they know their opposite is after. In the end they will need to work together in order to save the day.

Starring: George Bancroft, Jessie Royce Landis, William 'Stage' Boyd, Donald Stuart, Wade Boteler, Wade Boteler, Brooks Benedict, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1930-11-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : A Devil with Women
3.

A Devil with Women

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Soldier of fortune Maxton is stranded in a Central American country. He and Tom, the nephew of the country's richest man, try to end Morloff's banditry but just barely escape a firing squad. They become rivals for Rosita.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Mona Maris, Humphrey Bogart, Luana Alcañiz, Michael Vavitch, Soledad Jiménez, Mona Rico, John St. Polis, Robert Edeson, Joe De La Cruz ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1930-10-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Tom Sawyer
4.

Tom Sawyer

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

The classic Mark Twain tale of a young boy and his friends on the Mississippi River. Tom and his pals Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper have numerous adventures, including running away to be pirates and, being believed drowned, attending their own funeral. The boys also witness a murder and Tom and his friend Becky Thatcher are pursued by the vengeful murderer.

Starring: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green, Lucien Littlefield, Tully Marshall, Clara Blandick, Mary Jane Irving, Ethel Wales, Dick Winslow, Jackie Searl ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1930-12-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Raffles
5.

Raffles

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "retire" from that life, but an old friend comes to him with a predicament that entails him committing one last job.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence, Frederick Kerr, Bramwell Fletcher, John Rogers, Wilson Benge, Alison Skipworth, Frances Dade, Virginia Bruce ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1930-07-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Framed
6.

Framed

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Rose Manning swears revenge for the unjust slaying of her father by Inspector McArthur. Five years later, as a nightclub hostess, she is sought by Chuck Gaines, secretly a bootlegger, but she centers her attentions on young Jimmy Carter, who, she learns, is the son of McArthur.

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Regis Toomey, Ralf Harolde, Maurice Black, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Eddie Kane, William Holden ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1930-03-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Danger Lights
7.

Danger Lights

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Head railroad man Dan is as ugly as he is honorable. When he spots a drifter who'd hopped a freight held up by a landslide, Dan offers the man a job; then he finds the man was a railroader, too, and takes him under his wing. Engaged to Mary, Dan doesn't notice the growing attraction between his protégé and his intended, but focuses instead on running the railroad.

Starring: Louis Wolheim, Robert Armstrong, Jean Arthur, Hugh Herbert, Frank Sheridan, Robert Edeson, Alan Roscoe, William P. Burt, Jim Farley, James Donlan ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1930-08-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Ingagi
8.

Ingagi

2.5
5.0/10 IMDB

An expedition enters an area of the Congo jungle to investigate reports of a gorilla-worshipping tribe.

Starring: Sir Hubert Winstead, Daniel Swayne, Arthur Clayton, Louis Nizor, Charles Gemora ..
Directed by: William Campbell
Release date: 1930-03-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Renegades
9.

Renegades

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

Four one-for-all and all-for-one privates in the French Foreign Legion are all in jail for disorderly conduct, but they break out and rejoin their regiment and fight off a band of marauding Arabs, and are soon in Casablanca getting decorated by the French Minister of War. Deucalion spots Eleanor, a spy who had done him dirt and after tangling with the local gendarmes, they take her and head back for Morocco where they are charged with desertion, and have to go out and defeat some more marauding natives, and dodge the machine-gun fire directed at them by the highly-displeased Eleanor, and one thing just follows another.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Gregory Gaye, George Cooper, Bela Lugosi, C. Henry Gordon, Noah Beery Jr., Maurice Black, Colin Chase ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1930-10-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : The Ship from Shanghai
10.

The Ship from Shanghai

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

On a yacht sailing from Shanghai to the United States, the sailors, led by the megalomaniac steward, revolt and take control.

Starring: Louis Wolheim, Conrad Nagel, Holmes Herbert, Kay Johnson, Carmel Myers, Zeffie Tilbury, Ivan Linow, Jack McDonald ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin
Release date: 1930-01-31

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