Best Adventure Movies of 1936

1.

Roaming Lady

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Joyce Reid (Fay Wray), a wealthy young debutante, stows away on a cargo ship to China, carrying as passengers her dashing aviator sweetheart, Dan Bailey (Ralph Bellamy) and and her munitions-producing father, E. J. Reid (Thurston Hall) and an assortment of the usual south-seas characters along with some orientals with varying agendas...and some plot-lines straight out of "Terry and the Pirates." The cargo included a shipment of bombs and machine guns. She soon finds herself being held hostage by some wily orientals who will free her only if dashing Dan agrees to pilot a bombing plane for some Chinese bandits.

Starring: Fay Wray, Ralph Bellamy, Thurston Hall, Edward Gargan, Roger Imhof, Paul Guilfoyle, Tetsu Komai, Arthur Rankin, Gene Morgan, Barnett Parker ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1936-05-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1936 : Uncivilised
2.

Uncivilised

1.8
5.0/10 IMDB

A white authoress, looking for a story in the outback, is kidnapped by an Afghan slaver, betrothed to a white jungle-man, and menaced by a jealous half-caste rival, a hostile witch-doctor, his crazed-killer son, and opium smugglers!

Starring: Margot Rhys, Dennis Hoey, Ashton Jarry, Marcelle Marnay, Kenneth Brampton, Victor Fitzherbert, E. Gilbert Howell, Edward Sylveni, Pat Dwyer, Rita Aslim ..
Directed by: Charles Chauvel
Release date: 1936-09-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1936 : Rocket Ship
3.

Rocket Ship

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Feature version of the 1936 movie serial of the same name, with altered music scoring, released outside the USA only until 1950.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson, Theodore Lorch, James Pierce, Earl Askam ..
Directed by: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor
Release date: 1936-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1936 : The Jungle Princess
4.

The Jungle Princess

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead. But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle. She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him. When he eventually returns to camp, she follows. The fiancée is jealous, and the natives don't like Ulah or her pet tiger either, all of which leads to a lot of trouble.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman, Molly Lamont, Mala, Hugh Buckler, Sally Martin, Roberta Law, Richard Terry ..
Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele
Release date: 1936-12-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1936 : Poor Little Rich Girl
5.

Poor Little Rich Girl

0.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Cossetted and bored, Barbara Barry is finally sent off to school by her busy if doting widowed soap manufacturer father. When her nurse is injured en route, Barbara finds herself alone in town, ending up as part of radio song-and-dance act Dolan and Dolan sponsored by a rival soap company.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart, Alice Faye, Michael Whalen, Sara Haden, Jane Darwell, Claude Gillingwater, Paul Stanton, Henry Armetta ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1936-07-18
6.

Tarzan Escapes

0.0
6.7/10 IMDB

White hunter Captain Fry tries to take Tarzan back to civilization, caged for public display. He arrives in the jungle with Jane's cousins, Eric and Rita who want Jane's help in claiming a fortune left her.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Buckler, Benita Hume, William Henry, Herbert Mundin, E. E. Clive, Darby Jones ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe, John Farrow, James C. McKay, George B. Seitz, William A. Wellman
Release date: 1936-11-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1936 : Winds of the Wasteland
7.

Winds of the Wasteland

0.0
6.1/10 IMDB

The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.

Starring: John Wayne, Phyllis Cerf, Lew Kelly, Douglas Cosgrove, Lane Chandler, Sam Flint, Bob Kortman, Ed Cassidy, Jon Hall, Yakima Canutt ..
Directed by: Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1936-07-06
8.

Rose Marie

0.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Opera singer, Marie de Flor, seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie, Sgt. Bruce, who is also searching for her brother. Romance ensues, resulting in several love duets between the two.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allan Jones, James Stewart, Alan Mowbray, Gilda Gray, George Regas, Robert Greig, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-01-31
9.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

0.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Major Vickers is an Officer in the 27th Lancers in India in 1856. Whilst the regiment is out on manoeuvres, the barracks are attacked by Surat Khan and his soldiers who massacre British women and children. This leaves an inextinguishable memory and Vickers promises to avenge the dead.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, C. Henry Gordon, G.P. Huntley, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1936-10-20
10.

The House of the Spaniard

0.0
5.5/10 IMDB

A man ignores a warning to stay away from a sinister house on marshland near Liverpool; when someone drowns close by, he finds the evidence doesn’t add up…

Starring: Brigitte Horney, Peter Haddon, Jean Galland, Allan Jeayes, Gyles Isham, Hay Petrie, Ivor Barnard, Minnie Rayner, Gibson Gowland, David Horne ..
Directed by: Reginald Denham
Release date: 1936-11-01

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