Best Adventure Movies of 1943

1.

Sahara

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Rex Ingram, Richard Nugent, Dan Duryea, Carl Harbord, Patrick O'Moore, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1943-09-22
2.

Lassie Come Home

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Hard times come for the Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog, Lassie, to the rich Duke of Rudling. Lassie, however, is unwilling to remain apart from young Carraclough son Joe and sets out on a long and dangerous journey to rejoin him.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn, Nigel Bruce, Elsa Lanchester, Elizabeth Taylor, Ben Webster, J. Pat O'Malley, Alan Napier ..
Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox
Release date: 1943-10-07
3.

Air Force

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Starring: John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Charles Drake, Harry Carey, George Tobias, John Garfield, James Brown, Stanley Ridges, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1943-03-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1943 : Destroyer
4.

Destroyer

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Flagwaving story of a new American destroyer, the JOHN PAUL JONES, from the day her keel is laid, to what was very nearly her last voyage. Among the crew, is Steve Boleslavski, a shipyard welder that helped build her, who reenlists, with his old rank of Chief bosuns mate. After failing her sea trials, she is assigned to the mail run, until caught up in a disparate battle with a Japanese sub. After getting torpedoed, and on the verge of sinking, the Captain, and crew hatch a plan to try and save the ship, and destroy the sub.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Leo Gorcey, Regis Toomey, Edward Brophy, Warren Ashe, Lloyd Bridges, Tris Coffin ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1943-08-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1943 : Crash Dive
5.

Crash Dive

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

A US Navy submarine, the USS Corsair, is operating in the North Atlantic, hunting German merchant raiders that are preying on Allied shipping. Its new executive officer, Lt. Ward Stewart (Power), has been transferred back into submarines after commanding his own PT boat. At the submarine base in New London, Connecticut, he asks his new captain, Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors (Andrews), for a weekend leave to settle his affairs before taking up his new assignment. On a train bound for Washington D.C., Stewart accidentally encounters New London school teacher Jean Hewlett (Baxter) and her students. Despite her initial resistance to his efforts, he charms her and they fall in love.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason, May Whitty, Harry Morgan, Ben Carter, Stanley Andrews, John Archer, Gene Rizzi ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1943-04-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1943 : Gung Ho!
6.

Gung Ho!

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A true-life epic that revolves around an exclusive bataillon of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, "Carlson's Raiders," whose assignment is to take control of a South Pacific island once possessed by the United States but now under Japanese command.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Sam Levene, Robert Mitchum, Louis Jean Heydt ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1943-12-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1943 : My Friend Flicka
7.

My Friend Flicka

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Ken McLaughlin (Roddy McDowall) is a precocious 10-year-old who lives with his family on a remote Wyoming ranch. When Ken returns home from school with failing grades, his father, Rob (Preston Foster), blames the boy's lack of personal responsibility. At the suggestion of his wife, Nell (Rita Johnson), Rob allows Ken to choose a single colt from the herd to raise as his own. Much to his father's dismay, Ken chooses a fiery mustang filly -- but the two soon become fast friends.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell, Patti Hale, Jeff Corey ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1943-05-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1943 : White Savage
8.

White Savage

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A native boy (Sabu) plays Cupid for a shark fisherman (Jon Hall) and a South Sea Islands princess (Maria Montez).

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Turhan Bey, Sidney Toler, Thomas Gomez, Don Terry, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1943-04-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1943 : Colt Comrades
9.

Colt Comrades

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

While oil drilling, Hoppy and California discover an underground well - a potential threat to Jebb Hardin's monopoly on water in the region.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Teddi Sherman, Victor Jory, George Reeves, Robert Mitchum, Douglas Fowley, Herbert Rawlinson, Earle Hodgins ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1943-06-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1943 : Minesweeper
10.

Minesweeper

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Guinn Williams, Emma Dunn, Charles D. Brown, Frank Fenton, Chick Chandler, Douglas Fowley, Robert Mitchum, Ralph Sanford ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1943-11-10

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