Best Adventure Movies of 1930

1.

The Big Trail

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Breck Coleman leads a wagon train of pioneers through Indian attack, storms, deserts, swollen rivers, down cliffs and so on while looking for the murder of a trapper and falling in love with Ruth Cameron.

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 : Raffles
2.

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
3.

Framed

2.6
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
4.

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 : The Love Trader
5.

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 : Derelict
6.

Derelict

1.5
6.4/10 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 ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1930-11-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1930 : Kismet
7.

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
8.

Prince of Diamonds

1.3
5.8/10 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
9.

The W Plan

1.2
5.4/10 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 : Africa Speaks!
10.

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

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