Best Adventure Movies of 1945


To Have and Have Not

7.8/10 IMDB

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1945-01-20

Objective, Burma!

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

The Naughty Nineties

7.0/10 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

Road to Utopia

7.1/10 IMDB

While on a ship to Skagway, Alaska, Duke and Chester find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been 'stolen' by thugs. In Alaska to recover her father's map, Sal Van Hoyden falls in with Ace Larson, who secretly wants to steal the gold mine for himself. Duke, Chester, the thugs, Ace and his henchman chase each other all over the countryside—for the map.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke, Douglass Dumbrille, Jack La Rue, Robert Barrat, Nestor Paiva, Robert Benchley, George Anderson ..
Directed by: Hal Walker
Release date: 1945-11-01

Pursuit to Algiers

6.8/10 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

The Wicked Lady

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

Tarzan and the Amazons

6.3/10 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 Weissmüller, 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
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : The Spanish Main

The Spanish Main

6.3/10 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

San Antonio

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

Captain Kidd

6.3/10 IMDB

Cutthroat pirate William Kidd captures Admiral Blayne's treasure ship and hides the bounty in a cave. Three years later, Kidd, posing as a respectable merchant captain, offers his services to the king. Seeking a social position, Kidd also negotiates for Blayne's title and lands, provided he can prove Blayne was associated with piracy. Launched upon his royal mission, Kidd is unaware that Blayne's son Adam is among the crew, determined to clear his father's name.

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 Bullfighters

The Bullfighters

6.2/10 IMDB

Bumbling detective Stan Laurel disguises himself as a famous matador in order to hide from the vengeful Richard K. Muldoon, who spent time in prison on Stan's bogus testimony.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Margo Woode, Richard Lane, Carol Andrews, Diosa Costello, Rory Calhoun ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1945-05-01

God Is My Co-Pilot

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

Dangerous Partners

6.1/10 IMDB

A young couple's accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.

Starring: James Craig, Signe Hasso, Edmund Gwenn, Audrey Totter, Mabel Paige, John Warburton, Henry O'Neill, Grant Withers, Felix Bressart, Warner Anderson ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1945-06-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : This Man's Navy

This Man's Navy

6.3/10 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

Son of Lassie

6.4/10 IMDB

Laddie (Son of Lassie) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage?

Starring: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce, William Severn, Leon Ames, Donald Curtis, Nils Asther, Robert Lewis, Fay Helm ..
Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
Release date: 1945-04-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Sudan


6.1/10 IMDB

A desert pickpocket, his sidekick, and an escaped slave help an incognito queen in danger.

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, George Zucco, Robert Warwick, Philip Van Zandt, Harry Cording, George Lynn, Charles Arnt ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1945-04-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : A Game of Death

A Game of Death

5.9/10 IMDB

A shipwreck victim washes up on a homicidal big-game hunter's Caribbean island.

Starring: John Loder, Audrey Long, Edgar Barrier, Russell Wade, Russell Hicks, Jason Robards Sr., Gene Roth, Noble Johnson, Robert Clarke, James Dime ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1945-11-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Adventures of Rusty

Adventures of Rusty

5.7/10 IMDB

Fearing that his recently-acquired step-mother, Ann Dennis, is competing with him for his father's affections, and saddened by the death of his dog, young Danny Mitchell, in the first film of the long-running "Rusty" series, seeks consolation in the companionship of a ferocious, Nazi-trained police dog, Rusty, brought to the U.S. by a returning WWII-veteran. The step-mother, with tender understanding, eventually wins Danny over while Danny pacifies his new dog.

Starring: Ted Donaldson, Margaret Lindsay, Conrad Nagel, Gloria Holden, Robert B. Williams, Addison Richards, Arno Frey, Eddie Parker, Billy Gray, Gary Gray ..
Directed by: Paul Burnford
Release date: 1945-09-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : A Thousand and One Nights

A Thousand and One Nights

6.1/10 IMDB

On the run after being found sweet-talking the Sultan's daughter, Aladdin comes upon a lamp which, when rubbed, summons up Babs the genie. He uses it to return as a visiting prince asking for the princess's hand. Unfortunately for him, the sultan's wicked twin brother has secretly usurped the throne, someone else is after the lamp for his own ends, and Babs has taken a shine to Aladdin herself and is bent on wrecking his endeavours.

Starring: Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, Adele Jergens, Cornel Wilde, Dusty Anderson, Dennis Hoey, Philip Van Zandt, Gus Schilling, Nestor Paiva, Rex Ingram ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1945-07-20

China Sky

5.9/10 IMDB

During World War II, an American mission hospital is headed up by Dr. Gray Thompson and Dr. Sara Durand. Sara is secretly in love with Gray but hides her feelings as his new wife, Louise, arrives at the hospital. Sparks fly, however, when Louise becomes jealous of Sara, and then tries to convince her husband to leave war-torn China behind for a calmer life in the United States. But Thompson is attached to both Sara and the people who need his help.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Ruth Warrick, Ellen Drew, Anthony Quinn, Carol Thurston, Richard Loo, 'Ducky' Louie, Philip Ahn, Benson Fong, H.T. Tsiang ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1945-05-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Jungle Raiders

Jungle Raiders

6.7/10 IMDB

Greedy traders have kidnapped a researcher, hoping he will reveal the location of a treasure in a hidden village. Family and friends of the researcher come looking for him. Adventure ensues.

Starring: Kane Richmond, Eddie Quillan, Veda Ann Borg, Carol Hughes, Janet Shaw, Ernie Adams, Ted Adams, Jimmy Aubrey, Budd Buster, Alfredo DeSa ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1945-09-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : The Man from Morocco

The Man from Morocco

5.5/10 IMDB

With the ending of the Spanish Civil War, a dispirited band of volunteers from the International Brigades seeks refuge in France. But on reaching the frontier, the band is disarmed, and all are detained as political prisoners. Then come instructions from Vichy that all fit prisoners are to be sent to Morocco to work on the Sahara railway for the Germans. However, one man manages to escape to London with vital information for the Allies.

Starring: Adolf Wohlbrück, Margaretta Scott, Mary Morris, Reginald Tate, Peter Sinclair, David Horne, Hartley Power, Sybille Binder, Charles Victor, Joseph Almas ..
Directed by: Mutz Greenbaum
Release date: 1945-04-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Sunset in El Dorado

Sunset in El Dorado

6.4/10 IMDB

The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who looks very much like Roy. Roy, of course, also exists in the present for Dale.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Trigger, Hardie Albright, Margaret Dumont, Roy Barcroft, Tom London, Stanley Price, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1945-09-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Jungle Queen

Jungle Queen

5.7/10 IMDB

A young girl journeys to Africa to find her father, an explorer who vanished in the jungle.

Starring: Edward Norris, Eddie Quillan, Douglass Dumbrille, Lois Collier, Ruth Roman, Tala Birell, Clarence Muse, Cy Kendall, Clinton Rosemond, Lumsden Hare ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1945-01-22

The White Gorilla

2.8/10 IMDB

A white gorilla causes trouble in the deepest heart of Africa. The film uses footage from the silent 1927 serial Perils Of The Jungle.

Starring: Frank Merrill, Lorraine Miller, Ray Corrigan, Eugenia Gilbert, Bobby Nelson, Milburn Morante, Albert J. Smith, Will Herman, Harry Belmore, Frank D. Hutter ..
Directed by: Harry L. Fraser
Release date: 1945-07-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Brenda Starr, Reporter

Brenda Starr, Reporter

6.7/10 IMDB

Reporter Brenda Starr (Joan Woodbury) and her photographer Chuck Allen (Syd Saylor) get involved in a search for the loot from a payroll robbery. Cliffhanging action and adventure and a fair amount of comic relief follow them at every turn.

Starring: Joan Woodbury, Kane Richmond, Ernie Adams, William Benedict, Marion Burns, Wheeler Oakman, George Meeker, John Merton ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1945-01-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : White Pongo

White Pongo

3.0/10 IMDB

Suspecting that a safari guide is a wanted killer, undercover policeman Geoffrey Bishop (Richard Fraser) joins a safari led by the suspect for a scientist that hopes to find and prove that a fabled white gorilla is a missing link.

Starring: Richard Fraser, Maris Wrixon, Lionel Royce, Al Eben, Gordon Richards, Michael Dyne, George Lloyd, Larry Steers, Milton Kibbee, Egon Brecher ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-11-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Danny Boy

Danny Boy

6.2/10 IMDB

A U. S. Marines dog is returned to his young owner in the small town of Monrovia at the end of WWII, but a grouchy neighbor believes the animal's military training makes him a threat to the community and files charges to have the dog destroyed.

Starring: Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Ralph Lewis, Walter Soderling, Helen Brown, Mickey McGuire, Sybil Merritt, Joseph Granby, Eve March, Richard Kipling, Ace the Wonder Dog ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1945-12-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Docks of New York

Docks of New York

6.4/10 IMDB

The East Side Kids are pursued by killers seeking a stolen necklace.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William Benedict, Gloria Pope, Cy Kendall, Carlyle Blackwell Jr., Betty Blythe, George Meeker, Pierre Watkin, Patsy Moran ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1945-02-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : The Topeka Terror

The Topeka Terror

6.0/10 IMDB

The Topeka Terror is a western film of 1945 directed by Howard Bretherton. The land-rush opening of the Cherokee Strip brings in its wake a scattering of outlaws and claim jumpers. Among these is a crooked promoter. Trent Parker (Frank Jacquet), and his henchmen who plan a huge swindle by compiling falsified reports, putting the claims of honest settlers into the names of various henchmen. Clay Stevens (Allan Lane), a government agent posing as a drifting cowhand, advises the settlers to organize their resistance. Ben Jode (Roy Barcroft), the gang leader, runs for sheriff so he can gain full control of the town.

Starring: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Earle Hodgins, Twinkle Watts, Roy Barcroft, Bud Geary ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1945-01-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : Prison Ship

Prison Ship

5.7/10 IMDB

Panic arises among the Allied prisoners on a Japanese ship when they learn that the ship is decoy for American submarines and is not blacked out at night. The prisoners unite and attack the Japanese sailors and officers just an American submarine surfaces and, not knowing the prisoners are aboard, prepares to torpedo the ship

Starring: Nina Foch, Robert Lowery, Richard Loo, Ludwig Donath, Mark Roberts, Barry Bernard, Erik Rolf ..
Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss
Release date: 1945-11-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1945 : High Powered

High Powered

5.2/10 IMDB

Tim takes a job as a lowly chipper because he has been afraid to go high ever since a bad fall in which he was injured and another workman was killed.

Starring: Robert Lowery, Phyllis Brooks, Mary Treen, Joe Sawyer, Roger Pryor, Ralph Sanford, Billy Nelson, Edward Gargan, Vince Barnett, Will Wright ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1945-02-27

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