Best Adventure Movies of 1945

1.

The Naughty Nineties

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson, Henry Travers, Lois Collier, Joe Sawyer, Joe Kirk, Rainbow Four, Bill Alcorn ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1945-06-20
2.

Objective, Burma!

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult walk back through enemy-occupied jungle.

Starring: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson, John Alvin, Mark Stevens, Richard Erdman, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-02-17
3.

Pursuit to Algiers

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

After the King of Ruthenia has been assassinated, Holmes and Watson are engaged to escort his son to Europe via Algiers, aboard a transatlantic ocean liner which also carries a number of suspicious persons, any of whom may be involved in a plot to also assassinate him.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan, Rosalind Ivan, Morton Lowry, Leslie Vincent, Martin Kosleck, Rex Evans, John Abbott, Gerald Hamer ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-10-26
4.

The Wicked Lady

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A married woman finds new thrills as a masked robber on the highways.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones, Michael Rennie, Felix Aylmer, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Jean Kent, Francis Lister, Martita Hunt ..
Directed by: Leslie Arliss
Release date: 1945-11-15
5.

Captain Kidd

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

This unhistorical account of pirate Captain Kidd revolves around treasure and treachery. In 1699, William Kidd, presenting himself as an honest shipmaster, dupes King William III into backing his mission to fight pirates, with a crew of condemned pirates and the promise of pardon.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, John Carradine, Gilbert Roland, John Qualen, Sheldon Leonard, William Farnum, Henry Daniell, Reginald Owen ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1945-11-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : The Spanish Main
6.

The Spanish Main

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Laurent van Horn is the leader of a band of Dutch refugees on a ship seeking freedom in the Carolinas, when the ship is wrecked on the coast of Cartagene. governed by Don Juan Alvardo, Spainish ruler. Alvarado has Laurent thrown in prison, but the latter escapes, and five-years later is a pirate leader. He poses as the navigator on a ship in which Contessa Francesca, daughter of a Mexican noble, is traveling on her way to marry Alvarado, whom she has never seen. Laurent's pirates capture the ship and Francesa, in order to save another ship, gives her hand-in-marriage to Laurent, who sails her to the pirate hideout. This irks the jealous Anne Bonney and,also, Captain Benjamin Black, who was already irked, anyway. They overpower Laurent and send Francesa to Alvarado, and then Mario du Billar, trusted right-hand man, makes a deal to deliver Laurent to Alvarado also.

Starring: Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Binnie Barnes, John Emery, Barton MacLane, J. M. Kerrigan, Fritz Leiber, Nancy Gates, Jack La Rue ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1945-10-01
7.

San Antonio

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Rancher Clay Hardin arrives in San Antonio to search for and capture Roy Stuart, notorious leader of a gang of cattle rustlers. The vicious outlaw is indeed in the Texan town, intent on winning the affections of a beautiful chanteuse named Jeanne Starr. When the lovely lady meets and falls in love with the charismatic Hardin, the stakes for both men become higher.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Victor Francen, Florence Bates, John Litel, Paul Kelly, Robert Shayne, John Alvin, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: David Butler, Robert Florey, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-12-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Tarzan and the Amazons
8.

Tarzan and the Amazons

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Henry Stephenson, Maria Ouspenskaya, Barton MacLane, Donald Douglas, Steven Geray, J. M. Kerrigan, Shirley O'Hara ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1945-04-29
9.

God Is My Co-Pilot

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General Chennault to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers, the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor. Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe.

Starring: Dane Clark, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Andrea King, John Ridgely, Dennis Morgan, Stanley Ridges, Craig Stevens, Warren Douglas, Mark Stevens ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1945-04-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : This Man's Navy
10.

This Man's Navy

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

During World War II, Chief Aviation Pilot Ned Trumpet is in charge of an airship at Lakehurst, New Jersey naval base. Trumpet orders an unauthorized and premature attack on a German submarine but the bomb misses and the submarine fires back, hitting the airship. Trumpet takes over the controls and sinks the submarine, The pilot faces a court-martial for disobeying orders but the older man takes the blame for his actions. Weaver transfers to the Ferry Command, and while on assignment in Burma, his aircraft crashes in Japanese territory. Trumpet rushes to the scene with a rescue team. Both are successfully brought out and are decorated for their heroism. Afterward, Weaver indicates that he will be returning to the lighter-than-air service in Lakehurst, to reunite with his "father".

Starring: Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, James Gleason, Noah Beery, Jan Clayton, Selena Royle, Henry O'Neill, Steve Brodie, George Chandler, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1945-01-04

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