Best Adventure Movies of 1942


Heart of the Rio Grande

6.6/10 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 : War Dogs

War Dogs

5.9/10 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 : Escape from Hong Kong

Escape from Hong Kong

5.3/10 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 : 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: 1942-01-27
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 : Dawn Express

Dawn Express

4.5/10 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 : Half Way to Shanghai

Half Way to Shanghai

6.2/10 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 : Don Winslow of the Navy

Don Winslow of the Navy

6.4/10 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 : A Gentleman After Dark

A Gentleman After Dark

6.4/10 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 : 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

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