Best Adventure Movies of 1930

1.

Raffles

2.8
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
2.

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 : Paradise Island
3.

Paradise Island

1.9
5.2/10 IMDB

The south sea island Tonga is full of plantations and scoundrels. Ellen Bradford arrives expecting marriage to respectable and successful plantation owner only to find he is a drunk and gambler. Being the only white woman she is the desire of scoundrels and cut-throats.

Starring: Kenneth Harlan, Marceline Day, Tom Santschi, Paul Hurst, Betty Boyd, Victor Potel, Gladden James, Will Stanton, Ethan Laidlaw ..
Directed by: Bert Glennon
Release date: 1930-07-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : The Love Trader
4.

The Love Trader

1.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A woman, raised in the most-strict New England atmosphere, marries a stern, God-fearing sea captain and is thrown suddenly into the romantic, colorful and licentious atmosphere of a South Sea island outpost. With her inhibitions and repressed desires what will be her reaction to the charms of the sensuous of the beautiful tropic nights and the call of love?

Starring: Leatrice Joy, Roland Drew, Henry B. Walthall, Barbara Bedford, Noah Beery, Chester Conklin, Clarence Burton, William Welsh, Tom Mahoney, Jack Curtis ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1930-09-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Kismet
5.

Kismet

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Hajj, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself. This film is believed lost.

Starring: Otis Skinner, Loretta Young, David Manners, Sidney Blackmer, Mary Duncan, Montagu Love, Ford Sterling, Theodore von Eltz, John St. Polis, Edmund Breese ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1930-10-30
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Prince of Diamonds
6.

Prince of Diamonds

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Eve Marley (Aileen Pringle)is forced to marry a wealthy jeweler that she does not love in order to save the man she loves, Rupert Endon (Ian Keith), from being unjustly arrested as a thief. Rupert, unaware of the reason his sweetheart married his rival, goes to the Far East where he grows rich after discovering a diamond mine. He breaks Eve's husband by underselling him and then returns to England to exact his revenge on the woman he thinks did him wrong.

Starring: Aileen Pringle, Ian Keith, Claude King, Tyrell Davis, Sybil Grove, Gilbert Emery, Tom Ricketts, Fritzi Ridgeway, E. Alyn Warren, Frederick Sullivan ..
Directed by: Karl Brown
Release date: 1930-03-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : The W Plan
7.

The W Plan

1.2
5.3/10 IMDB

A tense WWI spy thriller in which Colonel Duncan Grant (British star Brian Aherne, in his first talking role), parachutes into Germany to gather intelligence on the enemy’s secret ‘W Plan’ and to assist Allied POWs in digging escape tunnels.

Starring: Brian Aherne, George Merritt, C.M. Hallard, Frederick Lloyd, B. Gregory, Mary Jerrold, Madeleine Carroll, Clifford Heatherley, Austin Trevor, Norah Howard ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1930-02-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Mountain Justice
8.

Mountain Justice

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

In the Kentucky mountains, Ken McTavish comes to Kettle Creek looking for the killer of his father. When he learns that it was Abner Harland, he fakes the killing of his friend Rusty, puts Abner in a coffin, and takes off. Lem Harland, seeing Rusty alive, realizes what happened and the chase is on.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Otis Harlan, Kathryn Crawford, Paul Hurst, Richard Carlyle, Les Bates, Gilbert Holmes ..
Directed by: Harry Joe Brown
Release date: 1930-05-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Africa Speaks!
9.

Africa Speaks!

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes.

Starring: Harald Austin, Paul L. Hoefler, Lowell Thomas ..
Directed by: Walter Futter
Release date: 1930-08-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : The Storm
10.

The Storm

1.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Burr and Dave, two close friends who have backed each other up in countless difficulties, are torn apart by the arrival of a woman, Manette, who becomes stranded with them in their cabin during a raging blizzard.

Starring: Lupe Vélez, Paul Cavanagh, William "Stage" Boyd, Alphonse Ethier, Ernie Adams ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1930-08-17

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