Best Adventure Movies of 1931

1.

Tabu

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

The youngsters Matahi and Reri are in love with each other. The old warrior Hitu announces that Reri is to be the new chosen virgin for the gods. This means she must stay untouched, otherwise she and her lover will be killed. But Matahi abducts and escapes with her to an island ruled by the white man, where their gods would be harmless and powerless.

Starring: Matahi, Anne Chevalier, Bill Bambridge, Hitu, Jules ..
Directed by: F.W. Murnau
Release date: 1931-08-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1931 : Dirigible
2.

Dirigible

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Dirigible commander Jack Braden and Navy pilot 'Frisky' Pierce fight over the glory associated with a successful expedition to the South Pole and the love of beautiful Helen, Frisky's wife. After Braden's dirigible expedition fails, Frisky tries an expedition by plane. Unfortunately he crashes and strands his party at the South Pole. Braden must decide between a risky rescue attempt by dirigible and remaining safely at home with Helen.

Starring: Jack Holt, Ralph Graves, Fay Wray, Hobart Bosworth, Roscoe Karns, Harold Goodwin, Clarence Muse, Emmett Corrigan, Bess Flowers, George 'Gabby' Hayes ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1931 : Trader Horn
3.

Trader Horn

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

While on safari in an unexplored area of Africa, Trader Horn and Peru find missionary Edith Trent killed by natives. They decide to carry on her quest for her lost daughter Nina. They find her as the queen of a particularly savage tribe, and try to bring her back to civilization.

Starring: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo, Mutia Omoolu, Olive Carey, C. Aubrey Smith ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1931-05-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1931 : East of Borneo
4.

East of Borneo

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Woman treks through jungle to find her missing husband.

Starring: Rose Hobart, Charles Bickford, Georges Renavent, Lupita Tovar, Noble Johnson, Tetsu Komai ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1931-08-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1931 : Law of the Rio Grande
5.

Law of the Rio Grande

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Escaping from the Sheriff, Jim and Cookie decide to go straight. But when they meet their old cohort, The Blanco Kid, he tells their new boss they are outlaws and they are in trouble again.

Starring: Bob Custer, Betty Mack, Edmund Cobb, Harry Todd, Carlton King, Nelson McDowell, Edward Peil Sr., Tracy Lane, Charles LeMoyne, Fred Burns ..
Directed by: Forrest Sheldon
Release date: 1931-08-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1931 : Corsair
6.

Corsair

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas.

Starring: Chester Morris, Thelma Todd, Fred Kohler, Ned Sparks, Emmett Corrigan, William Austin, Frank McHugh, Frank Rice, Mayo Methot, Gay Seabrook ..
Directed by: Roland West
Release date: 1931-11-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1931 : Newly Rich
7.

Newly Rich

2.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Two small town widows bring their children to Hollywood, where their children become competing film stars. The girl is sweet, the boy is a killjoy sissy. For publicity, the rival families go to London to meet a middle European boy King. The three kids decide they need to escape their stifling lives and run away to the docks and join a gang.

Starring: Mitzi Green, Edna May Oliver, Louise Fazenda, Jackie Searl, Bruce Line, Virginia Hammond, Lawrence Grant, Dell Henderson, Frank Baker, Wilson Benge ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1931-07-04
8.

The Viking

2.0
6.0/10 IMDB

Originally called White Thunder, American producer Varick Frissell's 1931 film was inspired by his love for the Canadian Arctic Circle. Set in a beautifully black-and-white filmed Newfoundland, it is the story of a rivalry between two seal hunters that plays out on the ice floes during a hunt. Unsatisfied with the first cut, Frissell arranged for the crew to accompany an actual Newfoundland seal hunt on The SS Viking, on which an explosion of dynamite (carried regularly at the time on Arctic ships to combat ice jams) killed many members of the crew, including Frissell. The film was renamed in honor of the dead.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Louise Huntington, Arthur Vinton, Bob Bartlett, Wilfred Grenfell ..
Directed by: Varick Frissell, George Melford
Release date: 1931-06-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1931 : Beau Ideal
9.

Beau Ideal

1.9
5.3/10 IMDB

An American joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

Starring: Ralph Forbes, Loretta Young, Irene Rich, Lester Vail, Frank McCormick, Otto Matieson, Don Alvarado, Bernard Siegel, Myrtle Stedman, John St. Polis ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1931-01-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1931 : The Blonde Captive
10.

The Blonde Captive

1.9
4.5/10 IMDB

An expedition is sent into the rugged Australian outback to search for a lost white woman.

Starring: Lowell Thomas, Clifton Childs, Paul Withington ..
Directed by: Clinton Childs, Ralph P. King, Linus J. Wilson, Paul Withington
Release date: 1931-12-29

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