Best Adventure Movies of 1933
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.
Alice in Wonderland
In Victorian England, a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.
The Son of Kong
Beleaguered adventurer Carl Denham returns to the island where he found King Kong.
The California Trail
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...
The Wolf Dog
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.
So This Is Africa
Broke lion tamers travel to Africa to make a movie about Amazon women, from a distance.
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.
Below the Sea
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.
In sixteenth century Spain, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry...
Perils of Pauline
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.
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
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.
A trio of veteran pilots joins an aerial circus.
The Three Musketeers
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.
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.
An Arab prince masquerades as a tour guide for rich women in order to enrich himself.
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.
King of the Jungle
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.
The Flaming Signal
A pilot and his dog crash-land on an island run by a psycho who owns a motel--and most of the locals.
A detective tries to figure out who killed a man who predicted his own death.
A group of people are stuck on a schooner in the middle of the Pacific with no wind.
A US marshal goes undercover to bust up a bunch of rustlers.
The Woman I Stole
A man (Jack Holt) wins his best friend's wife (Fay Wray) and seems to be plotting to ruin the man's oil business.
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.
Man Of Action
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.
The Big Cage
A circus on the verge of bankruptcy decides to save itself by staging a animal act with lions and tigers for the first time.
The Important Witness
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.
Director Christy Cabanne's 1933 film dramatizes one year in the lives of four midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Son of a Sailor
A lovesick fool bumbles into espionage and finds a stolen plane.
The adventures of the eighteenth century highwayman Dick Turpin and his legendary ride to York.
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.
Laughing at Life
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.
Her Splendid Folly
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.
A doctor searches for the cure for nagana, the sleeping sickness caused by the tsetse fly.
Soldiers of the Storm
Soldiers of the Storm is a 1933 American Pre-Code crime film directed by D. Ross Lederman.
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).
The Crimson Paradise
The first Canadian sound feature film.
A documentary of explorer Richard Halliburton's travels on the Indian sub-continent, featuring a mix of real and staged footage.
The King's Cup
'Romance set around the famous air race in which a girl helps a nervous pilot to victory.' (British Film Institute)
Taming the Wild Cat
An Educational Pictures Camera Adventure short depicting a female hunters capture of a wildcat.
I don't wanna die in Acapulco
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.