Best Adventure Movies of 1941

1.

Sullivan's Travels

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Successful movie director John L. Sullivan, convinced he won't be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to "know trouble" first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood and a beautiful blonde companion, he redoubles his efforts, managing to land himself in more trouble than he bargained for when he loses his memory and ends up a prisoner on a chain gang.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, Byron Foulger, Margaret Hayes, Robert Greig, Eric Blore ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1941-11-30
2.

High Sierra

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Leslie, Henry Hull, Henry Travers, Jerome Cowan, Minna Gombell, Barton MacLane ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1941-01-23
3.

The Sea Wolf

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Alexander Knox, Gene Lockhart, Barry Fitzgerald, Stanley Ridges, David Bruce, Francis McDonald, Howard Da Silva ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1941-03-21
4.

49th Parallel

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In the early days of World War II, a German U-boat is sunk in Canada's Hudson Bay. Hoping to evade capture, a small band of German soldiers led by commanding officer Lieutenant Hirth attempts to cross the border into the United States, which has not yet entered the war and is officially neutral. Along the way, the German soldiers encounter brave men such as a French-Canadian fur trapper, Johnnie, a leader of a Hutterite farming community, Peter, an author, Philip and a soldier, Andy Brock.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Adolf Wohlbrück, Eric Portman, Raymond Lovell, Richard George, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Moore, John Chandos ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1941-11-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1941 : 'Pimpernel' Smith
5.

'Pimpernel' Smith

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Eccentric Cambridge archaeologist Horatio Smith (Howard) takes a group of British and American archaeology students to pre-war Nazi Germany to help in his excavations. His research is supported by the Nazis, since he professes to be looking for evidence of the Aryan origins of German civilisation. However, he has a secret agenda: to free inmates of the concentration camps.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Mary Morris, Hugh McDermott, Raymond Huntley, Manning Whiley, Peter Gawthorne, Allan Jeayes, Dennis Arundell, Joan Kemp-Welch ..
Directed by: Leslie Howard
Release date: 1941-07-26
6.

Road to Zanzibar

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore, Douglass Dumbrille, Iris Adrian, Lionel Royce, Leigh Whipper, Norma Varden ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1941-04-11
7.

The Black Cat

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Greedy heirs wait in a mansion for a rich cat lover to die, only to learn her cats come first.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford, Bela Lugosi, Anne Gwynne, Gale Sondergaard, Gladys Cooper, Alan Ladd, Cecilia Loftus, Claire Dodd ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1941-05-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1941 : Underground
8.

Underground

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A World War II Hollywood propaganda film detailing the dark underside of Nazism and the Third Reich set between two brothers, Kurt and Erik Franken, whom are SS officers in the Nazi party. Kurt learns and exposes the evils of the system to Erik and tries to convince him of the immoral stance that marches under the symbol of the swastika.

Starring: Jeffrey Lynn, Philip Dorn, Kaaren Verne, Ludwig Stössel, Arthur Tovey, Mona Maris, Peter Whitney, Martin Kosleck, Erwin Kalser, Ilka Grüning ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1941-06-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1941 : Peer Gynt
9.

Peer Gynt

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen, Gynt, an imaginative young man looked down upon by most everybody, is banished from his village for running away with a bride on her wedding day.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Betty Hanisee ..
Directed by: David Bradley
Release date: 1941-08-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1941 : The Corsican Brothers
10.

The Corsican Brothers

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

Cultured Mario and outlaw Lucien, twins separated at birth, join forces to avenge their parents' death at the hands of evil Colonna. Because each feels all the same sensations experienced by the other, swordplay is difficult for them. Worse yet, raised very differently, they struggle to find common ground between their conflicting personalities. But to defeat their enemy, the two will have to overcome the obstacles and work as a team.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ruth Warrick, Akim Tamiroff, J. Carrol Naish, H.B. Warner, John Emery, Henry Wilcoxon, Gloria Holden, Walter Kingsford, Nana Bryant ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1941-11-28

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