Best Adventure Movies of 1942


Saludos Amigos

6.1/10 IMDB

Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: "Lake Titicaca" depicts tourist Donald Duck's troubles with a stubborn llama; "Pedro" tells of a little mail plane's adventures flying over the treacherous Andes; "El Gaucho Goofy" transplants an American cowboy into the Argentine pampas; and in "Aquarela do Brasil," Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sounds of Rio de Janiero.

Starring: José Oliveira, Fred Shields, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Lee Blair ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, William Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, Norman Ferguson
Release date: 1942-08-24

Road to Morocco

7.0/10 IMDB

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Vladimir Sokoloff, Yvonne De Carlo, John George, Poppy Wilde, Dona Drake, Mikhail Rasumny ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1942-11-10

The Black Swan

6.7/10 IMDB

When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Anthony Quinn, George Zucco, Clarence Muse, Helene Costello, Edward Ashley ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1942-12-04

Across the Pacific

6.8/10 IMDB

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton, Victor Sen Yung, Roland Got, Lee Tung Foo, Frank Wilcox, Paul Stanton, Lester Matthews ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1942-09-04

Reap the Wild Wind

6.6/10 IMDB

The Florida Keys in 1840, where the implacable hurricanes of the Caribbean scream, where the salvagers of Key West, like the intrepid and beautiful Loxi Claiborne and her crew, reap, aboard frail schooners, the harvest of the wild wind, facing the shark teeth of the reefs to rescue the sailors and the cargo from the shipwrecks caused by the scavengers of the sea.

Starring: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, Susan Hayward, Charles Bickford, Walter Hampden, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1942-03-26

Jungle Book

6.7/10 IMDB

Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book is given the full treatment in this lavish retelling filled with huge sets, exotic animals, a large cast and the incomparable Sabu, starring as Mowgli, the young orphan boy raised by wolves. Curious to reconnect with his human village, Mowgli returns only to find disappointment in the greed and treachery of man. Over time, Mowgli and the village members do grow to trust one another, but not before the village finds itself under siege. It's up to Mowgli and his jungle friends to save the day.

Starring: Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia, Sabu, Rosemary DeCamp, Patricia O'Rourke, Ralph Byrd, Faith Brook, Noble Johnson, John Mather ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1942-04-03

Tarzan's New York Adventure

6.5/10 IMDB

Circus owner Buck Rand kidnaps Boy to perform in his show. He forces a pilot to fly him, Boy and his animal trainer out of the jungle. Tarzan and Jane follow them to New York.

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Virginia Grey, Charles Bickford, Paul Kelly, Chill Wills, Cy Kendall, Russell Hicks, Howard Hickman ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1942-05-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Shut My Big Mouth

Shut My Big Mouth

6.1/10 IMDB

A shy horticulturist becomes involved with a local criminal in the old west.

Starring: Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Lloyd Bridges, Forrest Tucker, Don Beddoe, Fritz Feld, Will Wright, Russell Simpson, Pedro de Cordoba ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1942-02-19

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

6.5/10 IMDB

In the midst of World War II, Sherlock Holmes rescues the Swiss inventor of a new bomb-sight from the Gestapo and brings him to England, where he shortly falls into the clutches of Professor Moriarty.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne, William Post Jr., Dennis Hoey, Mary Gordon, Holmes Herbert, Harry Cording, Harold De Becker ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1942-12-25

Invisible Agent

6.0/10 IMDB

The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany in this comedy-thriller.

Starring: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke, J. Edward Bromberg, Albert Bassermann, John Litel, Holmes Herbert, Keye Luke, Paul Bryar ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1942-08-07

Arabian Nights

6.1/10 IMDB

Two half brothers battle each other for the power of the throne and the love of sensual, gorgeous dancing girl Scheherazade.

Starring: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson, Billy Gilbert, Edgar Barrier, Richard Lane, Turhan Bey, John Qualen, Shemp Howard ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1942-12-25

A-Haunting We Will Go

6.2/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dante, Sheila Ryan, John Shelton, Don Costello, Elisha Cook Jr., Edward Gargan, Addison Richards, George Lynn ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1942-08-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Heart of the Rio Grande

Heart of the Rio Grande

6.5/10 IMDB

As foreman of a dude ranch, Gene has two problems. One is a guest, the spoiled daughter of a millioniare, and the other is the disgruntled ex-foreman that Gene replaced, now just a ranch hand. Gene eventually gets the daughter straightened out but has to fire the ex-foreman and this leads to trouble when he returns intent on revenge.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fay McKenzie, Edith Fellows, Pierre Watkin, Joe Strauch Jr., William Haade, Sarah Padden, Jean Porter, Jimmy Wakely Trio ..
Directed by: William Morgan
Release date: 1942-03-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : North to the Klondike

North to the Klondike

6.4/10 IMDB

Based upon the novel by Jack London, two friends in the Klondike aid settlers being terrorized by outlaws.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Evelyn Ankers, Andy Devine, Lon Chaney Jr., Lloyd Corrigan, Willie Fung, Keye Luke, Stanley Andrews, Dorothy Granger, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1942-01-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Junior Army

Junior Army

6.1/10 IMDB

An English refugee and a street thug go to military school together.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Boyd Davis, William Blees, Richard Noyes, Joseph Crehan, Don Beddoe, Charles Lind ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1942-11-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Spy Smasher

Spy Smasher

7.1/10 IMDB

Prior to the United States' involvement in World War II, the masked vigilante Spy Smasher fights Nazi agents operating within the US, led by the treacherous sabotage leader codenamed The Mask.

Starring: Kane Richmond, Marguerite Chapman, Sam Flint, Hans Schumm, Tris Coffin, Franco Corsaro, Hans von Morhart, Georges Renavent, Rudolph Anders, Henry Zynda ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1942-04-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Highways by Night

Highways by Night

6.5/10 IMDB

A young millionaire (Richard Carlson) joins the real world and meets a maid (Jane Randolph) and mobsters.

Starring: Richard Carlson, Jane Randolph, Jane Darwell, Barton MacLane, Ray Collins, Gordon Jones, Renee Godfrey, Iris Adrian, Jack La Rue, John McGuire ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1942-10-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Murder in the Big House

Murder in the Big House

6.3/10 IMDB

When a prisoner on Death Row is "accidentally" killed just before his execution, a reporter smells something fishy...

Starring: Van Johnson, Faye Emerson, George Meeker, Frank Wilcox, Tod Andrews, Joseph Crehan, Roland Drew, Ruth Ford, Joe Devlin, William Gould ..
Directed by: B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1942-04-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : White Cargo

White Cargo

6.0/10 IMDB

In Africa early in World War II, a British rubber plantation executive reminisces about his arrival in the Congo in 1910. He tells the story of a love-hate triangle involving Harry Witzel, an in-country station superintendent who'd seen it all, Langford, a new manager sent from England for a four-year stint, and Tondelayo, a siren of great beauty who desires silk and baubles. Witzel is gruff and seasoned, certain that Langford won't be able to cut it. Langford responds with determination and anger, attracted to Tondelayo because of her beauty, her wiles, and to get at Witzel. Manipulation, jealousy, revenge, and responsibility play out as alliances within the triangle shift.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Reginald Owen, Henry O'Neill, Bramwell Fletcher, Clyde Cook, Leigh Whipper, Oscar Polk ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1942-12-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Bombay Clipper

Bombay Clipper

6.1/10 IMDB

Someone has absconded with $4,000,000 worth of diamonds, and that someone may very well be a passenger on the Bombay Clipper.

Starring: William Gargan, Irene Hervey, Turhan Bey, Maria Montez, Charles Lang, Lloyd Corrigan, Mary Gordon, Truman Bradley, Phillip Trent, John Bagni ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1942-01-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : The Secret Code

The Secret Code

7.6/10 IMDB

A superhero known as The Black Commando battles Nazi agents who use explosive gases and artificial lightning to sabotage the war effort.

Starring: Paul Kelly, Anne Nagel, Trevor Bardette, Rudolph Anders, Clancy Cooper, Gregory Gaye, Ludwig Donath, Beal Wong, Eddie Parker, Wade Boteler ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1942-09-04

Wings for the Eagle

5.8/10 IMDB

Aircraft workers during during World War II become involved in a love triangle.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, George Tobias, Don DeFore, John Ridgely, Frank Wilcox, Russell Arms, Tom Fadden ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1942-07-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : War Dogs

War Dogs

5.8/10 IMDB

A young boy donates his pet, a police dog, to the army to be trained as a war dog.

Starring: Billy Lee, Addison Richards, Bradley Page, Kay Linaker, Herbert Rawlinson, Lee Phelps, John Berkes, Bryant Washburn, George N. Neise, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: S. Roy Luby
Release date: 1942-11-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : A Close Call for Ellery Queen

A Close Call for Ellery Queen

5.6/10 IMDB

Two mysterious seamen come from Alan Rogers' past to blackmail him as he seeks to locate his missing daughters. Ellery Queen is called in by Stewart Cole, Rogers' secretary. Queen goes to the estate and finds one daughter already there and the second one expected. When she arrives, it is Ellery's secretary Nikki Porter posing as the daughter as Ellery had her intercept the real heiress after learning of a plot to swindle Rogers. The blackmailing seamen are killed at a waterfront café after getting the blackmail money, Rogers is suspected and Inspector Queen arrives to arrest him, but he is also found dead.

Starring: William Gargan, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin, Ralph Morgan, Kay Linaker, Edward Norris, James Burke, Addison Richards, Charles Judels, Andrew Tombes ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1942-01-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Escape from Hong Kong

Escape from Hong Kong

5.6/10 IMDB

Three American vaudeville entertainers become involved with spies in Hong Kong, just before Pearl Harbor.

Starring: Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Marjorie Lord, Don Terry, Gilbert Emery, Leyland Hodgson, Frank Puglia, Chester Gan, Frank Kelly, Paul Dubov ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1942-05-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Danger in the Pacific

Danger in the Pacific

4.9/10 IMDB

Scientist-explorer David Lynd leaves wealthy bride-to-be June Claymore at the altar to join photographer Andy Parker and British secret service agent Leo Marzeli in search of rare minerals. They soon run afoul of crooked trader Tagani, who's been busily stockpiling weapons in the hills on behalf of his Nazi partners.

Starring: Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Don Terry, Louise Allbritton, Edgar Barrier, Turhan Bey, Holmes Herbert, David Hoffman, Paul Dubov, Neyle Morrow ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1942-06-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Canal Zone

Canal Zone

6.0/10 IMDB

Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1942-03-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Duke of the Navy

Duke of the Navy

5.7/10 IMDB

A fake general sends two sailors on a wild-goose chase for buried treasure.

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Veda Ann Borg, Stubby Kruger, Herbert Corthell, Margaret Armstrong, Val Stanton, Paul Bryar, Sammy Cohen, Red Knight, Lester Towne ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1942-01-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Law of the Jungle

Law of the Jungle

5.0/10 IMDB

Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a café in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The café owner is secretly in league with two foreign agents with a goal of making the natives restless. American explorer Larry Mason leaves for the jungle with his servant, Jeff and a safari. Nona escapes the café into the jungle but is followed by the agents as, unknowing to her, she is carrying a report of the agent's activities. She joins the safari just as all hands are captured by a tribe of natives

Starring: Arline Judge, John 'Dusty' King, Mantan Moreland, Arthur O'Connell, C. Montague Shaw, Guy Kingsford ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1942-02-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Hitler- Dead or Alive

Hitler- Dead or Alive

4.8/10 IMDB

A team of ex-con bounty hunters go to Germany in search of Hitler. If they can find him, a million dollar reward is to be paid to them.

Starring: Ward Bond, Dorothy Tree, Warren Hymer, Paul Fix, Bobby Watson, Russell Hicks, Bruce Edwards, Felix Basch, Frederick Giermann, Kenneth Harlan ..
Directed by: Nick Grinde
Release date: 1942-11-12

A Yank on the Burma Road

5.6/10 IMDB

A celebrated New York cabbie is pressed into service for a perilous journey through World War II China.

Starring: Laraine Day, Barry Nelson, Stuart Crawford, Keye Luke, Victor Sen Yung, Philip Ahn, Knox Manning, Matthew Boulton, Cliff Clark, James Flavin ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1942-01-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Who Is Hope Schuyler?

Who Is Hope Schuyler?

5.5/10 IMDB

A girl reporter is trying to tack down the lady-in-the-title, as a key witness in a graft trial, which involves three murder and that many failed attempts. A prosecuting attorney in the district attorneys office is aiding her in solving the mystery of the missing lady.

Starring: Mary Howard, Sheila Ryan, Ricardo Cortez, Robert Lowery, Rose Hobart, Janis Carter, Joan Valerie, Paul Guilfoyle, Joseph Allen, Paul Flaherty ..
Directed by: Thomas Z. Loring
Release date: 1942-04-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Pierre of the Plains

Pierre of the Plains

5.1/10 IMDB

A French-Canadian trapper's adventures jeopardize his romance with an innkeeper.

Starring: John Carroll, Ruth Hussey, Bruce Cabot, Phil Brown, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Evelyn Ankers, Sheldon Leonard, Iron Eyes Cody, Lois Ranson ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1942-07-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : I Was Framed

I Was Framed

5.4/10 IMDB

A reporter runs from charges by a corrupt politician only to face them years later.

Starring: Tod Andrews, Julie Bishop, Regis Toomey, Patti Hale, John Harmon, Aldrich Bowker, Roland Drew, Oscar O'Shea, Wade Boteler, Howard Hickman ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1942-04-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : The Dawn Express

The Dawn Express

4.4/10 IMDB

A Nazi spy ring is after a chemical formula that increases the power of ordinary gasoline for U.S. Army aviation use. Two U.S. chemical companies are developing the formula, with each working on half for security purposes. The spies get half the formula and know that either of two chemists, Robert Norton or Tom Fielding, knows the rest. They capture Fielding, through a ruse by gang member Linda Pavlo, and threaten the life of his sister Nancy and his mother if he does not give them the formula. To protect his friend Fielding, who does know the formula and is engaged to Nancy, Tom pretends to know the secret and boards the Dawn Express plane with the spy leader and his gang.

Starring: Michael Whalen, Anne Nagel, William Bakewell, Constance Worth, Poppy Wilde ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1942-03-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : King of the Mounties

King of the Mounties

6.4/10 IMDB

King of the Candian riding police is up against Japs and Nazis who are about to invade Canada. They just want to clear the way with a new futuristic plane called "The Falcon" first, but that's not gonna happen if Kig has his way.

Starring: Allan Lane, Gilbert Emery, Russell Hicks, Peggy Drake, George Irving, Abner Biberman, Wilhelm von Brincken, Nestor Paiva, Bradley Page, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1942-10-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Beyond the Blue Horizon

Beyond the Blue Horizon

6.6/10 IMDB

A young girl's parents are killed on a tropical island, and the girl is raised and protected by the jungle animals. When she is found, as a grown woman, she is taken back to the United States to claim her inheritance. There are several people, with vested interests, who stand to gain something if she is shown not to be the missing heir.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Richard Denning, Jack Haley, Patricia Morison, Walter Abel, Helen Gilbert, Elizabeth Patterson, Edward Fielding, Gerald Oliver Smith, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Alfred Santell
Release date: 1942-06-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : A Gentleman After Dark

A Gentleman After Dark

6.6/10 IMDB

A greedy woman betrays her jewel thief husband to the police, for the reward. Her husband's friend, a detective, adopts the couple's child and raises her as his own. Eighteen years later the husband, still in prison, finds out that his ex-wife is now blackmailing their daughter. He vows to break out and put a stop to her once and for all.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Miriam Hopkins, Preston Foster, Harold Huber, Phillip Reed, Gloria Holden, Douglass Dumbrille, Sharon Douglas, Stephanie Foster, William Henry ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1942-04-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Don Winslow of the Navy

Don Winslow of the Navy

6.5/10 IMDB

A movie serial in 12 Chapters: US naval officer Don Winslow is given command of Tangita Island, near Pearl Harbor, where a ring of saboteurs is trying to destroy ships carrying supplies to the troops stationed in the islands and sabotage the war effort under orders from an unknown leader.

Starring: Don Terry, Walter Sande, Claire Dodd, Anne Nagel, John Litel, Wade Boteler, Ben Taggart, John Holland, Kurt Katch, Lane Chandler ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1942-01-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Half Way to Shanghai

Half Way to Shanghai

6.3/10 IMDB

A murder occurs on a train bound for Shanghai during World War II.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey, George Zucco, J. Edward Bromberg, Charlotte Wynters, Fay Helm, Alexander Granach, Henry Stephenson, Charles Wagenheim, Lionel Royce ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1942-09-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Junior G-Men of the Air

Junior G-Men of the Air

6.0/10 IMDB

A group of street kids battle a terrorist gang led by a Japanese spy.

Starring: Billy Halop, Gene Reynolds, Lionel Atwill, Frank Albertson, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly, Frankie Darro, David Gorcey, Turhan Bey ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1942-06-30
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : A Man's World

A Man's World

5.8/10 IMDB

Somewhere beyond the shores of the United States on a small island, where men ask no questions, women reveal no past and spies neither receive nor expect any mercy, a giant Chromite plant is working full blast to supply the United Nations with the precious war-metal. This is the story of that mine and the people working it in a land the law forget, but the evil and devious Nazis remembered.

Starring: William Wright, Marguerite Chapman, Larry Parks, Wynne Gibson, Roger Pryor, Frank Sully, Ferris Taylor, Edward Van Sloan, Clancy Cooper, James Millican ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1942-09-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Two Yanks in Trinidad

Two Yanks in Trinidad

5.8/10 IMDB

The Two Yanks in Trinidad are gangsters Tim Reardon (Pat O'Brien) and Vince Barrows (Brian Donlevy), who split up over a disagreement and join the army, Tim to escape Vince's wrath and Vince to get his lunch-hooks on Tim. Both of our heroes run afoul of Army discipline and protocol in general, and tough top sergeant Valentine (Donald MacBride).

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Brian Donlevy, Janet Blair, Roger Clark, Donald MacBride, John Emery, Frank Jenks, Frank Sully, Veda Ann Borg ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1942-03-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : The Adventures of Martin Eden

The Adventures of Martin Eden

5.9/10 IMDB

Author writes about his experiences sailing at sea, struggles to get his work published.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, Evelyn Keyes, Stuart Erwin, Dickie Moore, Ian MacDonald, Pierre Watkin, Frank Conroy, Rafaela Ottiano, Regina Wallace ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1942-02-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Young America

Young America

5.5/10 IMDB

Young America is a 1942 American drama film directed by Louis King and written by Samuel G. Engel. The film stars Jane Withers, Jane Darwell, Lynne Roberts, Robert Cornell, William Tracy and Roman Bohnen. The film was released on February 6, 1942, by 20th Century Fox.

Starring: Jane Withers, Jane Darwell, Lynne Roberts, Robert Cornell, William Tracy, Roman Bohnen, Irving Bacon, Ben Carter, Louise Beavers, Darryl Hickman ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1942-02-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Unseen Enemy

Unseen Enemy

5.3/10 IMDB

The Unseen Enemy in this wartime meller is Nick (Leo Carrillo), the outwardly effusive manager of a San Francisco waterfront café. To make enough money to ensure his daughter Gen's (Irene Hervey) entree into society, Nick sells his services to a gang of foreign spies, who then use Nick's establishment as a rendezvous point. The plan is to covertly send out a Japanese vessel for the purpose of raiding and destroying American merchant ships. The spies' secret code is hidden in the lyrics of a song called "Lydia", which the unwitting Gen performs on request day after day.

Starring: Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Irene Hervey, Don Terry, Lionel Royce, Turhan Bey, Frederick Giermann, William Ruhl, Clancy Cooper, Eddie Fetherston ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1942-03-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Arizona Terrors

Arizona Terrors

4.6/10 IMDB

A crooked gambler poses as a descendant of a noble Spanish family has successfully secured court validation of a counterfeit land grant, and proceeds to drive out ranchers already settled on the land with high taxes, road tolls and violent tactics. A pair of horse sellers pitch in to help a customer, his daughter, and the other "tenant" ranchers after being roughed up by toll collectors when they refuse to pay the assessed toll.

Starring: Don Barry, Lynn Merrick, John Maxwell, Reed Hadley, Frank Brownlee, Rex Lease, Lee Shumway, Tom London, Al St. John, Bud Osborne ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1942-01-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Timber!


4.1/10 IMDB

Two FBI agents are sent to investigate sabotage at a lumber camp.

Starring: Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Dan Dailey, Marjorie Lord, Edmund MacDonald, Wade Boteler, Nestor Paiva, Paul E. Burns, James Seay, Jean Phillips ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1942-08-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1942 : Lure of the Islands

Lure of the Islands

4.0/10 IMDB

Tana, a voluptuous half-caste girl of the South Seas, falls in love with FBI agent Wally and wishes to marry him and leave the island. Wally, with his pal Jinx, is there to investigate rumored Japanese spy activity. He agrees to marry her if she will help him in his investigations. Through the discovery of a contraband radio set tuned to Japanese reception, Wally learns that the local Commandant is in league with the enemy and is planning an invasion of the island.

Starring: Margie Hart, Robert Lowery, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Gale Storm, Ivan Lebedeff, Warren Hymer, John Bleifer ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1942-07-03

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