Best Adventure Movies of 1939


Blondie Takes a Vacation

6.9/10 IMDB

Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.

Starring: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy, Danny Mummert, Donald Meek, Donald MacBride, Thomas W. Ross, Elizabeth Dunn, Robert Wilcox ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1939-07-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : Women in the Wind

Women in the Wind

6.1/10 IMDB

A famous aviator (William Gargan) helps an amateur (Kay Francis) enter a cross-country air race for women.

Starring: Kay Francis, William Gargan, Victor Jory, Maxie Rosenbloom, Eddie Foy Jr., Sheila Bromley, Eve Arden, Charles Anthony Hughes, Frankie Burke, Spencer Charters ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1939-04-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : Raffles


6.3/10 IMDB

Man about town and First Class cricketer A.J. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies. Meeting Gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend with her parents, Lord and Lady Melrose. A necklace presents an irresistible temptation, but also in attendance is Scotland Yard's finest, finally on the trail.

Starring: David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, Dame May Whitty, Dudley Digges, Douglas Walton, E. E. Clive, Lionel Pape, Margaret Seddon, Hilda Plowright, Gilbert Emery ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1939-12-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : Torchy Runs for Mayor

Torchy Runs for Mayor

6.4/10 IMDB

Torchy conducts a one woman campaign against a corrupt mayor and crime boss, and when the reform candidate is murdered, she takes up the banner.

Starring: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy, John Miljan, Frank Shannon, Joe Cunningham, George Guhl, Joe Downing, Irving Bacon, John Butler ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1939-05-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : Smashing the Money Ring

Smashing the Money Ring

5.6/10 IMDB

T-Man Brass Bancroft goes undercover in a prison which has a secret counterfeit operation set up in the print shop.

Starring: Ronald Reagan, Margot Stevenson, Eddie Foy Jr., Joe Downing, Charles D. Brown, Joe King, William B. Davidson, Charles C. Wilson, Elliott Sullivan, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1939-10-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : Irish Luck

Irish Luck

5.4/10 IMDB

A spunky young bellhop investigates the murder of a hotel guest.

Starring: Frankie Darro, Mantan Moreland, Dick Purcell, Sheila Darcy, Lillian Elliott, Dennis Moore, James Flavin, Tris Coffin, Ralph Peters, Pat Gleason ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1939-08-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : Chasing Danger

Chasing Danger

6.3/10 IMDB

When American newsreel cameraman stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.

Starring: Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Wally Vernon, Henry Wilcoxon, Joan Woodbury, Harold Huber, Roy D'Arcy ..
Directed by: Ricardo Cortez
Release date: 1939-05-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : Legion of Lost Flyers

Legion of Lost Flyers

5.8/10 IMDB

A group of pilots, because of unsavory or unearned reputations, establish an outpost squadron of their own, led by "Loop" Gillian, running charter-flights and hauling supplies in the frozen wastelands of Alaska. The operation does not go without misadventures, foul-ups, and a bit of treachery tossed in.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Anne Nagel, William Lundigan, Guinn Williams, Ona Munson, Jerry Marlowe, Leon Ames ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1939-11-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

5.6/10 IMDB

Carlo Roma and his foster-son, Toma, and their friend Beppo, are living a happy fisherman's life in San Francisco until Carlo's widowed sister-in-law, Stella, shows up with her brat-son, Rudolph, and takes over. Poor Toma gets his feelings hurt and the idea he "isn't wanted" and runs away

Starring: Bobby Breen, Leo Carrillo, Henry Armetta, Lee Patrick, Tommy Bupp, Rosina Galli, Leon Belasco, George Humbert, Slicker the Seal, Dorr's St. Luke's Choristers ..
Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus
Release date: 1939-02-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1939 : The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

6.0/10 IMDB

A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.

Starring: Don Ameche, Binnie Barnes, Gloria Stuart, Pauline Moore, Joseph Schildkraut, John Carradine, Lionel Atwill, Miles Mander, Douglass Dumbrille, John 'Dusty' King ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1939-02-17

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