Best Adventure Movies of 1944

1.

The Adventures of Mark Twain

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A dramatised life of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, or Mark Twain.

Starring: Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, C. Aubrey Smith, John Carradine, Robert Barrat, Walter Hampden, Joyce Reynolds, William Henry ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1944-05-03
2.

Between Two Worlds

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got onboard or where they are going. Soon it becomes apparent that they all have something in common.

Starring: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Edmund Gwenn, Sydney Greenstreet, George Tobias, George Coulouris, Faye Emerson, Sara Allgood, Dennis King ..
Directed by: Edward A. Blatt
Release date: 1944-05-20
3.

The Princess and the Pirate

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know her identity and plan to kidnap her and hold her for a king's ransom.

Starring: Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak, Victor McLaglen, Marc Lawrence, Hugo Haas, Maude Eburne, Adia Kuznetzoff, Brandon Hurst ..
Directed by: David Butler, Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1944-11-17
4.

Passage to Marseille

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A freedom-loving French journalist sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyranny.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan, Philip Dorn, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, George Tobias, Helmut Dantine, John Loder, Victor Francen ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1944-02-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : The Story of Dr. Wassell
5.

The Story of Dr. Wassell

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able bodied men were evacuated to Australia.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe, Carol Thurston, Carl Esmond, Paul Kelly, Elliott Reid, Laurette Luez, Stanley Ridges ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1944-07-04
6.

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Orphaned as a young child and adopted by a band of notorious thieves, now-grown Ali Baba sets out to avenge his father’s murder, reclaim the royal throne, and rescue his beloved Amara from the iron fist of his treacherous enemy.

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, Kurt Katch, Frank Puglia, Fortunio Bonanova, Moroni Olsen, Ramsay Ames, Chris-Pin Martin ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1944-01-14
7.

The Big Noise

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

During World War II Stan and Ollie find themselves as improbable bodyguards to an eccentric inventor and his strategically important new bomb.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Doris Merrick, Arthur Space, Veda Ann Borg, Robert Blake, Frank Fenton, James Bush, Harry Hayden ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1944-09-22
8.

Kismet

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Hafiz, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold, Hugh Herbert, Joy Page, Florence Bates, Harry Davenport, Hobart Cavanaugh, Robert Warwick ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1944-10-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Haunted Harbor
9.

Haunted Harbor

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A sea captain about to be hanged for a murder he didn't commit is rescued from the gallows by two of his crewmen. They head for the island of Pulinan, where they believe the real murderer--the captain's former partner--is hiding so the captain can clear his name. As it turns out, their troubles are only beginning

Starring: Kane Richmond, Kay Aldridge, Roy Barcroft, Clancy Cooper, Marshall Reed, Oscar O'Shea, Forrest Taylor, Hal Taliaferro, Edward Keane ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell
Release date: 1944-08-26
10.

Cobra Woman

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

A man (Jon Hall) tracks his kidnapped bride (Maria Montez) to a jungle island, where her twin is the high priestess.

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Lon Chaney Jr., Edgar Barrier, Mary Nash, Anne G. Sterling, Lois Collier, Samuel S. Hinds, Moroni Olsen ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1944-05-12
11.

Captain America

3.0
5.3/10 IMDB

Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Starring: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge, Russell Hicks, George J. Lewis, John Davidson, Frank Reicher, Al Ferguson, Howard Hickman ..
Directed by: Elmer Clifton, John English
Release date: 1944-02-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Home in Indiana
12.

Home in Indiana

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

'Sparke' Thorton, a lad with a penchant for trouble, is sent to live with his Uncle and Aunt Bolt in Indiana after his Aunt Henrietta Bolt dies. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young filly that he plans to race make life bearable. He also finds romance with tomboyish 'Char' Bruce who shares his love for horses.

Starring: Walter Brennan, Charlotte Greenwood, Ward Bond, Charles Dingle, Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, June Haver, Willie Best, Tom Dugan, Francis Ford ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1944-06-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Frenchman's Creek
13.

Frenchman's Creek

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

An English lady falls in love with a French pirate after he kidnaps her from her ancestral home on the coast of Cornwall and sweeps off her feet into a world of adventure.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Cecil Kellaway, Ralph Forbes, Harald Maresch, Billy Daniels, Moyna MacGill, Mary Field ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1944-09-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Gypsy Wildcat
14.

Gypsy Wildcat

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube's gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar's village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancée Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla...especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Peter Coe, Nigel Bruce, Leo Carrillo, Gale Sondergaard, Douglass Dumbrille, Curt Bois, Harry Cording ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1944-08-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Zorro's Black Whip
15.

Zorro's Black Whip

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Pretty Girl Barbara Mededith takes over her murdered brother's crusading newspaper. She also assumes the dead sibling's identity as "The Black Whip," righting the wrongs of Crescent City very much in the manner of her famous ancestor, Zorro.

Starring: George J. Lewis, Linda Stirling, Lucien Littlefield, Francis McDonald, Hal Taliaferro, John Merton, John Hamilton, Tom Chatterton, Tom London, Jack Kirk ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1944-11-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : The Black Parachute
16.

The Black Parachute

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

A paratrooper drops behind enemy lines to rescue the deposed king of a mythical Balkan nation.

Starring: John Carradine, Osa Massen, Larry Parks, Jeanne Bates, Jonathan Hale, Ivan Triesault, Art Smith ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1944-05-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Nabonga
17.

Nabonga

1.8
4.2/10 IMDB

When a treasure hunter seeks a downed airplane in the jungles of Africa, he encounters one of the passenger's young daughter, now fully grown, and with a gorilla protector.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Fifi D'Orsay, Barton MacLane, Julie London, Bryant Washburn, Herbert Rawlinson, Jackie Newfield, Ray Corrigan ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1944-01-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Ladies Courageous
18.

Ladies Courageous

1.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Loretta Young stars in this drama about female pilots during WWII.

Starring: Loretta Young, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Diana Barrymore, Anne Gwynne, Evelyn Ankers, Phillip Terry, David Bruce, Lois Collier, June Vincent, Samuel S. Hinds ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1944-02-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Reckless Age
19.

Reckless Age

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Linda Wadsworth rebels against her millionaire grandfather, J. H. Wadsworth, and runs away from home. Unknown to Mr. Wadsworth, she gets a job at one of his many five-and-ten-cents stores as a clerk.

Starring: Gloria Jean, Henry Stephenson, Kathleen Howard, Franklin Pangborn, Andrew Tombes, Marshall Thompson, Jane Darwell, Lloyd Corrigan, Judy Clark, Jack Gilford ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1944-08-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : The Tiger Woman
20.

The Tiger Woman

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Greedy oil speculators, led by Morgan, are trying to force Tiger Woman and her band of warriors from their jungle home. Allen Saunders of Inter-Ocean Oil wants to develop the oil, too, but fights with Tiger Woman to stop the bad guys.

Starring: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Duncan Renaldo, George J. Lewis, LeRoy Mason, Crane Whitley, Robert Frazer, Rico De Montez, Stanley Price, Nolan Leary ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell
Release date: 1944-05-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : The Desert Hawk
21.

The Desert Hawk

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Evil Hassan slips back into his native land of Ahad and plots to overthrow his twin bother, Kasim, who has just been crowned the Caliph. Hassan enlists the aid of the chief Chamberlain, Faud and they send several henchmen into the royal palace, who then knock Kasim unconscious. Faud and Hassan dispatch a couple of different hirelings to take Kasim into another part of the town and murder him.Kasin comes to and gets away, but has been wounded. Omar, a beggar, takes Kasim to his home and nurses him back to health. But, it takes a few weeks for Kasin to get healthy and, by that time, Hassan has a firm grip on the duties of a Caliph. In a storeroom, Kasim finds a coat of mail with a great hawk emblazoned across the chest and promptly decides this is the costume he will wear while fighting to get his old job back. Meanwhile, the Emir of Telif shows up with his daughter, Princess Azala, with the intent of marrying her off to the local Caliph.

Starring: Gilbert Roland, Mona Maris, Ben Welden, Kenneth MacDonald, Frank Lackteen, I. Stanford Jolley, Charles Middleton, Georges Renavent, Margia Dean ..
Directed by: B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1944-07-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Follow the Leader
22.

Follow the Leader

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Muggs and Glimpy, two East Side Kids in the army, return to their neighborhood, supposedly on furlough; actually, Muggs has been honorably discharged with a physical defect, but he tells no one of this. Danny, another East Side kid, is in jail because a large amount of medical supplies have been stolen from the warehouse where he works. Muggs see Spider, a new member of the gang, flashing a large amount of money around, and Muggs shrewdly turns toughie, boasting that he has a dishonorable discharge because of thievery. This leads Spider to confide in Muggs that he is the one who has been aiding in the theft of supplies from the warehouse, and he gets paid for the loot by Larry, operator of a nightclub where Muggs' sister, Milly, is an entertainer. Fingers, a henchman for Larry, kills Spider when he learns that Muggs has been let in on the operation. The police then suspect Muggs of killing Spider.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Joan Marsh, Jack La Rue, Bryant Washburn, William Benedict, David Durand, Bobby Stone, Jimmy Strand ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1944-06-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Song of the Range
23.

Song of the Range

1.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Finding Dale's wallet, Denny returns it just as two men shoot each other with one dying and one escaping. Dale blames Denny for the murder and Lasses has to pose as the Sheriff to free him. Trailing the wounded man they learn he and Dale are Government Agents. Jimmy, Denny, and Lasses now join up with Dale and soon find themselves involved in a gold bullion smuggling racket.

Starring: Jimmy Wakely, Dennis Moore, Lee 'Lasses' White, Cay Forester, Sam Flint, Hugh Prosser, George Eldredge, Steve Clark, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1944-12-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : The Great Mike
24.

The Great Mike

1.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Story of a boy and his horse. Mike is the horse and is owned by Speck and his best friend Jimmy, together they have a paper route, on which they deliver papers to customers via a wagon pulled by Mike. Recently a horse track has been built in the area and attracts horse breeder and racer Colonel Whiteny. He takes out a subscription for delivery and meets Mike and Speck & Jimmy. Clever Jimmy talks both the Colonel and Speck into taking on the Colonel's pure bred race horses at the track with comedic results.

Starring: Stuart Erwin, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Carl Switzer, Pierre Watkin, Marion Martin, Gene Kenyon, Edythe Elliott, Bob Meredith, William Halligan, Lane Chandler ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1944-11-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1944 : Roaring Guns
25.

Roaring Guns

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Farmers take up arms against miners whose high water pressure mining operations are destroying their farms with mud and water runoff.

Starring: Robert Shayne, Virginia Patton, Mark Stevens, Charles Arnt, Norman Willis, Russell Simpson, Art Baker, Ken Christy, Fred Kelsey, Jack Mower ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1944-02-19

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