Best Adventure Movies of 1933


King Kong

7.9/10 IMDB

Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham, sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow and his first mate Jack Driscoll, they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man. Denham captures the monster to displayed on Broadway as Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Victor Wong, James Flavin, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, Bill Williams ..
Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1933-03-15

Alice in Wonderland

6.3/10 IMDB

In Victorian England, a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Starring: Charlotte Henry, Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper, Leon Errol, Louise Fazenda, W.C. Fields, Alec B. Francis, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1933-12-18

The Son of Kong

5.6/10 IMDB

Beleaguered adventurer Carl Denham returns to the island where he found King Kong.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston, Ed Brady, Victor Wong, Steve Clemente, Fay Wray, Noble Johnson, Lee Kohlmar ..
Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1933-12-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The California Trail

The California Trail

6.3/10 IMDB

Santa Fe Stuart, leading a relief train bringing food to the peasants, gets caught up in the Commandante and his brother the Mayor's effort to starve out the peasants. Thrown in jail and about to be hung, he escapes and joins the peasants in their fight against the brothers and their troops...

Starring: Buck Jones, Helen Mack, George Humbert, Luis Alberni, Charles Stevens, Carlos Villarías, Chris-Pin Martin, Carmen Laroux, William Steele, Al Ernest Garcia ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1933-03-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The Wolf Dog

The Wolf Dog

5.5/10 IMDB

The story of a boy, a dog, and a man. The boy discovers he is heir to a shipping line, and travels to Los Angeles, accompanied by inventor/radio operator Bob Whitlock and Irene Blaine. Their journey is aided by Pal, a wolf dog.

Starring: Rin Tin Tin Jr., Frankie Darro, Boots Mallory, George J. Lewis, Henry B. Walthall, Hale Hamilton, Fred Kohler, Niles Welch, Gordon De Main, Yakima Canutt ..
Directed by: Harry L. Fraser, Colbert Clark
Release date: 1933-09-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : So This Is Africa

So This Is Africa

6.5/10 IMDB

Broke lion tamers travel to Africa to make a movie about Amazon women, from a distance.

Starring: Robert Woolsey, Bert Wheeler, Raquel Torres, Esther Muir, Berton Churchill, Henry Armetta, Spencer Charters, Patricia Douglas ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1933-04-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Mr. Skitch

Mr. Skitch

6.4/10 IMDB

After losing their Missouri home during the Great Depression, the Skitch family pulls up stakes and heads west to California to begin life anew. Comedy, released in 1933.

Starring: Will Rogers, Zasu Pitts, Rochelle Hudson, Wally Albright, Eugene Pallette, Florence Desmond, Harry Green, Charles Starrett, Spencer Charters, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1933-12-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Below the Sea

Below the Sea

5.9/10 IMDB

A wealthy woman funds an underwater expedition to explore for marine life, but what she doesn't know is that her "colleagues" have other intentions.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Fay Wray, Frederick Vogeding, Esther Howard, Paul Page, Trevor Bland, William J. Kelly, Richard Alexander, Kenneth MacDonald, Paul McVey ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1933-03-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Don Quixote

Don Quixote

6.5/10 IMDB

In sixteenth century Spain, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry...

Starring: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, René Donnio, Frank Stanmore, Miles Mander, Wally Patch, Sidney Fox, Emily Fitzroy, Renée Valliers ..
Directed by: G.W. Pabst
Release date: 1933-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Perils of Pauline

Perils of Pauline

5.8/10 IMDB

A famous scientist and his beautiful daughter travel to Indochina to find an ivory disc that has the formula for a deadly gas engraved on it. An evil doctor and his gang are also looking for it.

Starring: Evalyn Knapp, Craig Reynolds, James Durkin, John Davidson, Frank Lackteen, Sonny Ray, Charles Stevens, William Desmond, Josef Swickard, William Worthington ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1933-11-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Headline Shooter

Headline Shooter

6.1/10 IMDB

A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.

Starring: William Gargan, Frances Dee, Ralph Bellamy, Jack La Rue, Gregory Ratoff, Wallace Ford, Robert Benchley, Betty Furness, Hobart Cavanaugh, June Brewster ..
Directed by: Otto Brower
Release date: 1933-07-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : S.O.S. Iceberg

S.O.S. Iceberg

6.3/10 IMDB

An expedition goes in search of a party lost in the Arctic the year before. This is the English language version of the German film S.O.S. Eisberg (1933), made at the same time but with a slightly different cast and released later that year. The German film is approximately 10 minutes longer.

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Gibson Gowland, Max Holzboer, Walter Riml, Ernst Udet ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1933-09-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Flying Devils

Flying Devils

5.7/10 IMDB

A trio of veteran pilots joins an aerial circus.

Starring: Arline Judge, Bruce Cabot, Ralph Bellamy, Cliff Edwards, Eric Linden, June Brewster, Frank LaRue, Mary Carr, Jimmy Aubrey, Eddie Borden ..
Directed by: Russell Birdwell
Release date: 1933-07-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

5.3/10 IMDB

Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.

Starring: Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., John Wayne, Ruth Hall, Lon Chaney Jr., Hooper Atchley, Gordon De Main, Robert Frazer, Noah Beery Jr. ..
Directed by: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer
Release date: 1933-04-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Corruption


5.7/10 IMDB

A young lawyer is elected mayor of the city and promises to rid it of the corruption it's famous for. The problem is that most of the corruption he's vowed to eliminate is caused by the crooked political machine that helped elect him.

Starring: Evalyn Knapp, Preston Foster, Charles Delaney, Tully Marshall, Natalie Moorhead, Warner Richmond, Huntley Gordon, Lane Chandler, Mischa Auer, Jason Robards Sr. ..
Directed by: Charles E. Roberts
Release date: 1933-06-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The Barbarian

The Barbarian

5.9/10 IMDB

An Arab prince masquerades as a tour guide for rich women in order to enrich himself.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Myrna Loy, Reginald Denny, Louise Closser Hale, C. Aubrey Smith, Edward Arnold, Blanche Friderici, Marcelle Corday, Hedda Hopper, Leni Stengel ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1933-05-12

Jungle Bride

5.0/10 IMDB

Four survivors of a ship wreck are stranded on a deserted island, including a woman and the man she believes is responsible for the murder which her brother is in prison for.

Starring: Anita Page, Charles Starrett, Kenneth Thomson, Eddie Borden, Clarence Geldart, Gertrude Simpson, Alfred Cross, Jay Emmett ..
Directed by: Harry O. Hoyt, Albert H. Kelley
Release date: 1933-01-09
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

6.2/10 IMDB

A white youth who is raised in the jungle by the animals is captured by a safari and brought back to civilization as an attraction in a circus.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Frances Dee, Sidney Toler, Nydia Westman, Robert Barrat, Irving Pichel, Douglass Dumbrille, Sam Baker, Patricia Farley, Ronnie Cosby ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone, Max Marcin
Release date: 1933-03-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The Flaming Signal

The Flaming Signal

4.0/10 IMDB

A pilot and his dog crash-land on an island run by a psycho who owns a motel--and most of the locals.

Starring: John David Horsley, Marceline Day, Noah Beery, Henry B. Walthall, Carmelita Geraghty, Mischa Auer, Francisco Alonso, Jane'e Olmes, Anya Gramina, Flash the Dog ..
Directed by: George Jeske, Charles E. Roberts
Release date: 1933-07-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Before Midnight

Before Midnight

5.9/10 IMDB

A detective tries to figure out who killed a man who predicted his own death.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, June Collyer, Claude Gillingwater, Bradley Page, Betty Blythe, Arthur Pierson, George Cooper, William Jeffrey, Joseph Crehan, Otto Yamaoka ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1933-11-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

6.9/10 IMDB

A group of people are stuck on a schooner in the middle of the Pacific with no wind.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Hale, Russell Hopton, Tom Brown, Betty Compson, Noel Madison, Stanley Fields, Rollo Lloyd, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1933-04-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Sunset Pass

Sunset Pass

6.7/10 IMDB

A US marshal goes undercover to bust up a bunch of rustlers.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Tom Keene, Kathleen Burke, Harry Carey, Noah Beery, Leila Bennett, Fuzzy Knight, Kent Taylor, George Barbier, Vince Barnett ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1933-05-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The Woman I Stole

The Woman I Stole

6.5/10 IMDB

A man (Jack Holt) wins his best friend's wife (Fay Wray) and seems to be plotting to ruin the man's oil business.

Starring: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Donald Cook, Noah Beery, Raquel Torres, Edwin Maxwell, Charles A. Browne, Eddy Chandler, Ethan Laidlaw, Ferdinand Munier ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1933-06-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Shanghai Madness

Shanghai Madness

6.7/10 IMDB

In the 1920s Pat Jackson destroys a Chinese post and is discharged from the Navy. Li Po Chang hires him to run a gunboat up the river. He drops Wildeth off at a mission for safety, but when his boat returns the mission is being attacked by communists.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Fay Wray, Ralph Morgan, Eugene Pallette, Herbert Mundin, Reginald Mason, Arthur Hoyt, Albert Conti, Maude Eburne, Wilhelm von Brincken ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1933-08-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Man Of Action

Man Of Action

6.1/10 IMDB

The Sheriff shoots the robber of the Bank and recovers the money bag only to find it empty. Ranger Tim Barlow arrives and takes over the investigation.

Starring: Tim McCoy, Caryl Lincoln, Wheeler Oakman, Walter Brennan, Julian Rivero, Joseph W. Girard, Stanley Blystone, Ted Adams ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1933-01-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The Big Cage

The Big Cage

6.0/10 IMDB

A circus on the verge of bankruptcy decides to save itself by staging a animal act with lions and tigers for the first time.

Starring: Clyde Beatty, Anita Page, Andy Devine, Vince Barnett, Raymond Hatton, Wallace Ford, Mickey Rooney, Reginald Barlow, Edward Peil Sr., Robert McWade ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1933-05-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The Important Witness

The Important Witness

5.8/10 IMDB

A freelance stenographer is hired for a job, but when she arrives at the address she was given, she finds that a murder has taken place there--and she is arrested for it.

Starring: Noel Francis, Don Dillaway, Dorothy Burgess, Noel Madison, Sarah Padden, Franklin Pangborn, Robert Ellis, Harry Myers, Charles Delaney, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1933-07-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Midshipman Jack

Midshipman Jack

5.7/10 IMDB

Director Christy Cabanne's 1933 film dramatizes one year in the lives of four midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Starring: Bruce Cabot, Betty Furness, Frank Albertson, Arthur Lake, John Darrow, Purnell Pratt, Margaret Seddon, Florence Lake ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1933-09-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Son of a Sailor

Son of a Sailor

5.8/10 IMDB

A lovesick fool bumbles into espionage and finds a stolen plane.

Starring: Joe E. Brown, Jean Muir, Frank McHugh, Thelma Todd, Johnny Mack Brown, Sheila Terry, George Blackwood, Merna Kennedy, Kenneth Thomson, Samuel S. Hinds ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1933-11-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin

6.1/10 IMDB

The adventures of the eighteenth century highwayman Dick Turpin and his legendary ride to York.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Jane Carr, Frank Vosper, James Finlayson, Cecil Humphreys, Gillian Lind, Lewis Gilbert, Gibb McLaughlin, Helen Ferrers, Alexander Field ..
Directed by: Victor Hanbury, John Stafford
Release date: 1933-12-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : High Gear

High Gear

5.3/10 IMDB

When Mark 'High Gear' Sherrod (Murray) looses his nerve, the race car driver takes a job driving a taxi, but when he befriends a cute reporter and the young handicapped son of a deceased driver, he attempts to return to the track.

Starring: James Murray, Joan Marsh, Jackie Searl, Eddie Lambert, Ann Brody ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1933-03-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Laughing at Life

Laughing at Life

5.2/10 IMDB

Easter, a soldier of fortune and gunrunner, leaves his family behind escaping from the authorities and an American detective named Mason. His globe hopping escape leads him finally to South America, where he is hired to organize a band of revolutionaries, unaware that they plan to eliminate him when his job is done. Here, also, he encounters his own son, on track to waste his own life in pursuits similar to Easter's.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Conchita Montenegro, William 'Stage' Boyd, Noah Beery, Regis Toomey, Ruth Hall, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Dewey Robinson, Ivan Lebedeff, Mathilde Comont ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1933-07-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Her Splendid Folly

Her Splendid Folly

4.7/10 IMDB

Solomon Ginsberg is the President of International Pictures Corporation and hires Joan McAllister, an unemployed stenographer, to double for his star, Laura Girard. While on a location trip, Laura is killed in an automobile accident, and in order to save the money already invested in the film Ginsberg, aided by the film's leading-man, Wallace Morely, with whom Joan is more than a little infatuated, persuades Joan to assume the identity of the dead actress, whose death is being concealed.

Starring: Lilian Bond, Theodore von Eltz, Alexander Carr, Beryl Mercer, J. Frank Glendon, Lloyd Whitlock, Roberta Gale, Frances Lee, Louise Beavers, William P. Burt ..
Directed by: William A. O'Connor
Release date: 1933-10-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Nagana


5.1/10 IMDB

A doctor searches for the cure for nagana, the sleeping sickness caused by the tsetse fly.

Starring: Tala Birell, Melvyn Douglas, Miki Morita, Onslow Stevens, Everett Brown, Billy McClain, Frank Lackteen, Noble Johnson ..
Directed by: Ernst L. Frank
Release date: 1933-02-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Soldiers of the Storm

Soldiers of the Storm

2.6/10 IMDB

Soldiers of the Storm is a 1933 American Pre-Code crime film directed by D. Ross Lederman.

Starring: Regis Toomey, Anita Page, Barbara Weeks, Robert Ellis, Wheeler Oakman, Barbara Barondess, Dewey Robinson, George Cooper, Arthur Wanzer, Henry Wadsworth ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1933-04-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : Savage Gold

Savage Gold

2.1/10 IMDB

Based on a true story, this film tells of an expedition into the Amazon jungle to find an archaeologist who had vanished three years previously. They run into a tribe of warlike headhunters, who are determined to add the expedition members' heads to their collection (in the real story, the archaeologist was found to have been murdered by a tribe of Brazilian headhunters).

Starring: George M. Dyott, John Martin ..
Directed by: George M. Dyott
Release date: 1933-07-29

The Crimson Paradise

2.0/10 IMDB

The first Canadian sound feature film.

Starring: Nick Stuart, Lucile Browne, Reginald Hincks, James McGrath, Michael Heppell, Arthur Legge-Willis, Robert Webb, Arthur McNeill ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1933-12-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : India Speaks

India Speaks

0.0/10 IMDB

A documentary of explorer Richard Halliburton's travels on the Indian sub-continent, featuring a mix of real and staged footage.

Starring: Richard Halliburton ..
Directed by: Walter Futter, Richard Halliburton
Release date: 1933-04-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : The King's Cup

The King's Cup

0.0/10 IMDB

'Romance set around the famous air race in which a girl helps a nervous pilot to victory.' (British Film Institute)

Starring: Chili Bouchier, William Kendall, René Ray, Harry Milton, Tom Helmore, Lewis Shaw, Sydney King, Leila Page, Syd Crossley, Nat Gonella ..
Directed by: Donald Macardle
Release date: 1933-02-02

Taming the Wild Cat

0.0/10 IMDB

An Educational Pictures Camera Adventure short depicting a female hunters capture of a wildcat.

Starring: Ernest Pagano ..
Release date: 1933-12-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1933 : I don't wanna die in Acapulco

I don't wanna die in Acapulco

0.0/10 IMDB

LOVE. HATE. REVENGE. Clark goes to Acapulco in search of riches, but ends up discovering things that will lead to his end. He has a certainty, that he does not want to die in acapulco.

Starring: BHL Diamond, Ralph Canton, Anitta Gonzalles, Daniel Lopez, Giulio Lopez, Bennie E. Dobbins, Randolph Scott ..
Directed by: Dwayne K Clark
Release date: 1933-06-13

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