Best Adventure Movies of 1946


The Razor's Edge

7.3/10 IMDB

An adventurous young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, Lucile Watson, Frank Latimore, Elsa Lanchester, Fritz Kortner ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1946-11-19

Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

6.1/10 IMDB

A tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa.

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Acquanetta, Edgar Barrier, Dennis Hoey, Tommy Cook, Anthony Caruso, Doris Lloyd ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1946-02-18

Courage of Lassie

6.2/10 IMDB

Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in the trenches until battle fatigue takes its toll and he turns vicious. And even though he finds his way back home, he may be condemned as a killer.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake, Selena Royle, Harry Davenport, George Cleveland, Catherine McLeod, Morris Ankrum, Pal, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox
Release date: 1946-11-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : The Return of Monte Cristo

The Return of Monte Cristo

6.8/10 IMDB

Louis Hayward, star of 1940's Son of Monte Cristo, returns to Alexandre Dumas territory in Columbia's Return of Monte Cristo. This time, Hayward plays the grandson of his namesake Edmond Dantes, who, it will be recalled, was cheated out of his fortune and falsely imprisoned, only to escape and wreak vengeance on his betrayers by assuming the guise of the Count of Monte Cristo. Just like grandpa, the younger Dantes is framed by a trio of connivers and shipped off to Devil's Island. Escaping with a fellow convict, political radical Bombelles (Steven Geray), Dantes adopts the bearded guise of an elderly man in order to destroy his enemies and reclaim his birthright. One of his principal antagonists - at least during the first half of the film - is haughty aristocrat Angele Picard (Barbara Britton), who because she wasn't a part of the original conspiracy genuinely believes that Dantes is a criminal.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Barbara Britton, George Macready, Una O'Connor, Henry Stephenson ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1946-12-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Tangier


6.1/10 IMDB

Maria Montez plays a Spanish dancer named Rita, who is determined to bring Nazi collaborator Colonel Jose Artiego (Preston Foster) to justice. Artiego is at presently working incognito, as military governor of the North African city of Tangier. Maria finds an unexpected ally in the form of Artiego's discarded mistress Dolores (Louise Allbritton).

Starring: Maria Montez, Robert Paige, Sabu, Preston Foster, Louise Allbritton, Kent Taylor, J. Edward Bromberg, Reginald Denny, Charles Judels, Francis McDonald ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1946-06-06

Two Years Before the Mast

6.9/10 IMDB

In 1834, Charles Stewart (Alan Ladd), the spoiled, dissolute son of a shipping magnate, is shanghaied aboard the Pilgrim, one of his father's own ships. He embarks upon a long, hellish sea voyage under the tyrannical rule of Captain Francis Thompson (Howard Da Silva), assisted by his first mate, Amazeen (William Bendix). One of his crewmates is Richard Henry Dana Jr. (Brian Donlevy).

Starring: Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Da Silva, Esther Fernández, Albert Dekker, Luis van Rooten, Darryl Hickman, Roman Bohnen ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1946-11-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Nursery Rhyme Review

Nursery Rhyme Review

6.4/10 IMDB

A compilation of four Mother Goose stories "photographed in three-dimensional animation" and unified by a prologue and an epilogue with Mother Goose herself magically setting up a projector to show the films. The familiar nursery rhymes are "Little Miss Muffet," "Old Mother Hubbard," "The Queen of Hearts," and "Humpty Dumpty."

Directed by: Ray Harryhausen
Release date: 1946-02-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog

6.5/10 IMDB

A pretty blonde with a Doberman pinscher walks into a bar on April Fool's Day and asks for a bag of bones. Thus begins a merry chase in which a newspaper reporter, a drunken policeman and a hand-painted necktie help locate the missing witness in a criminal investigation.

Starring: Carole Landis, Allyn Joslyn, Margo Woode, Harry Morgan, Reed Hadley, Jean Wallace, Roy Roberts, John Ireland, Whit Bissell, Tom Dugan ..
Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds
Release date: 1946-07-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Boys' Ranch

Boys' Ranch

6.0/10 IMDB

A juvenile delinquent is sent to a rehabilitation ranch, but he immediately proves to be a troublemaker.

Starring: Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, James Craig, Skip Homeier, Dorothy Patrick, Ray Collins, Darryl Hickman, Sharon McManus, Minor Watson, Geraldine Wall, Arthur Space ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1946-07-18

The Overlanders

6.5/10 IMDB

It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a disparate group decides to drive them overland half way across the continent, from Wyndham in Western Australia through the Northern Territory outback of Australia to pastures north of Brisbane, Queensland.

Starring: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue, Helen Grieve, John Fernside, Peter Pagan, Frank Ransome, Stan Tolhurst, Marshall Crosby ..
Directed by: Harry Watt
Release date: 1946-09-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Lost City of the Jungle

Lost City of the Jungle

6.1/10 IMDB

A movie serial in 13 chapters, and Lionel Atwill's final film: Following the end of WWII, war-monger Sir Eric Hazarias sets the wheel in motion for WWIII. His search for Meteorium 245, the only practical defence against the atomic bomb, leads him to mythical Pendrang. Obstructing his sinister plan to rule the world are Rod Stanton, United Peace Foundation investigator, Tal Shan , Pendrang native, and Marjorie Elmore, daughter of scientist Dr. Elmore, unwilling assistant to Sir Eric.

Starring: Russell Hayden, Jane Adams, Keye Luke, Lionel Atwill, John Eldredge, John Mylong, Helen Bennett, John Gallaudet, Dick Curtis, George Lynn ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1946-04-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : The Wife of Monte Cristo

The Wife of Monte Cristo

6.0/10 IMDB

In this sequel to the original story, Monte Cristo count Edmund Dantes (Martin Kosleck) returns to Paris to get revenge but soon finds himself pursued by a cruel policeman (John Loder). The count's brave wife Haydée (Lenore Aubert) throws the cop off her husband's scent by dressing up as the masked avenger herself and proving that she too is most competent with a sword.

Starring: John Loder, Lenore Aubert, Martin Kosleck, Eva Gabor, Charles Dingle, Eduardo Ciannelli, Fritz Kortner, Virginia Christine, Clancy Cooper, Dewey Robinson ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1946-04-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Facing Your Danger

Facing Your Danger

6.3/10 IMDB

This Warner Bros. The Sports Parade series short chronicles the attempt by a group of men to navigate the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to Lake Mead. Led by Norman D. Nevills, nine men undertake a nineteen days trip in three specially built rowboats through the more than 200 rapids, some which run at 30 mph. Along the way, they see the remnants of previous expeditions. They also visit abandoned Pueblo Indian cave dwellings.

Starring: Knox Manning ..
Directed by: Edwin E. Olsen
Release date: 1946-05-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : The Falcon's Alibi

The Falcon's Alibi

6.3/10 IMDB

A society sleuth sets out on the trail of a society matron's lost jewels.

Starring: Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Vince Barnett, Jane Greer, Elisha Cook Jr., Emory Parnell, Al Bridge, Esther Howard, Jean Brooks, Paul Brooks ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1946-04-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Caravan


6.2/10 IMDB

During the last half of the 19th century writer Richard Darrell saves Don Carlos from two robbers, and is entrusted by Don Carlos to take a valuable necklace to Spain. Richard leaves his fiancé, Oriana, and starts the trip. He meets Wycroft, a henchman for Sir Francis Castteldow, an aristocrat out to steal Oriana from Richard. The latter is assaulted, robbed and nearly killed and, as a result, loses his memory. He marries a gypsy girl, Rosal, while Oriana, thinking him dead marries the dastardly Sir Francis. Everybody will meet again. Complications will arise.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Jean Kent, Anne Crawford, Dennis Price, Robert Helpmann, Gerard Heinz, Enid Stamp-Taylor, David Horne, John Salew, Arthur Goullet ..
Directed by: Arthur Crabtree
Release date: 1946-06-03

The Crimson Ghost

6.8/10 IMDB

A criminal mastermind known as The Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical current on the planet.

Starring: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore, I. Stanford Jolley, Kenne Duncan, Forrest Taylor, Emmett Vogan, Sam Flint, Joseph Forte, Stanley Price ..
Directed by: William Witney, Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1946-10-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Smart as a Fox

Smart as a Fox

5.8/10 IMDB

Smart as a Fox is a 1946 short documentary film supervised by Gordon Hollingshead. In this short film, a fox cub experiences life in the forest. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short, One-Reel.

Starring: Knox Manning ..
Directed by: Gordon Hollingshead
Release date: 1946-04-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : The Bandit of Sherwood Forest

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest

5.8/10 IMDB

Robin Hood's swashbuckling son comes to the rescue when England's boy-king is captured by the evil, power-hungry William of Pembroke.

Starring: Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan, Cornel Wilde, John Abbott, Henry Daniell, George Macready, Russell Hicks, John Abbott, Lloyd Corrigan ..
Directed by: Henry Levin, George Sherman
Release date: 1946-02-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : The Man Who Dared

The Man Who Dared

5.6/10 IMDB

A crusading reporter plans his own arrest and conviction for first degree murder, trying to show that the death sentence should be outlawed when based on circumstantial evidence alone, but his plan goes awry.

Starring: Leslie Brooks, George Macready, Forrest Tucker, Charles D. Brown, Warren Mills, Richard Hale, Charles Evans, Trevor Bardette, William Newell ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1946-05-30
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Swamp Fire

Swamp Fire

5.4/10 IMDB

Highlights in this one include a fist-fight between Johnny Weissmuller and Buster Crabbe (I won't give away the winner, but check the cast order); a cat-fight between Virginia Grey and Carol Thurston that the male cast of Sienfeld would pay to see and, just to keep things moving, Weissmuller wrestles an alligator, and there are two mid-water collisions between small-craft boats, a big ship wreck and a blazing swamp fire finale. Toss in a plot that has Weissmuller as a psycho-neurotic war veteran who, because he piled up his Navy destroyer on the rocks, now dreads returning to his pre-war occupation of a pilot guiding ships through the channels at the mouth of the Mississippi. Throw in icy Virginia Grey as a spoiled heiress out to take Johnny away from his job, his friends and the girl he loves (who knows why), and you have enough plot and action for two Pine-Thomas jewels.

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Virginia Grey, Buster Crabbe, Carol Thurston, Pedro de Cordoba, Marcelle Corday, William Edmunds, Edwin Maxwell, Pierre Watkin, Charles Gordon ..
Directed by: William H. Pine
Release date: 1946-09-06

Strange Triangle

6.2/10 IMDB

In this drama, a seductive woman uses her wiles upon both a traveling bank examiner and a manager to whom she is married. This woman has expensive taste and ends up spending all of her husband's money. She then begins trying to seduce the bank examiner, who doesn't know she is married to the manager.

Starring: Signe Hasso, Preston Foster, Anabel Shaw, Shepperd Strudwick, Roy Roberts, Emory Parnell, Nancy Evans, Frank Wilcox ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1946-05-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Dangerous Millions

Dangerous Millions

5.3/10 IMDB

Eight strangers meet in Shanghai to stake claims to the fortune of a late shipping magnate, then must evade a murderer in their midst.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Dona Drake, Tala Birell, Leonard Strong, Rex Evans, Robert Barrat, Konstantin Shayne, Otto Reichow, Rudolph Anders, Franco Corsaro ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1946-11-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Desert Command

Desert Command

4.8/10 IMDB

Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion. Feature version of the movie serial, The Three Musketeers (1934).

Starring: John Wayne, Ruth Hall, Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Noah Beery Jr., Robert Frazer, Robert Warwick, Hooper Atchley, George Magrill ..
Directed by: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer
Release date: 1946-05-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Sunset Pass

Sunset Pass

5.5/10 IMDB

A young outlaw gets involved with a gang of crooks. When he tells them he is breaking away, they threaten to pin a false murder charge on him. But he is rescued and reformed by his sister, and an undercover agent for the express company.

Starring: James Warren, Nan Leslie, John Laurenz, Jane Greer, Robert Barrat, Harry Woods, Robert Clarke, Steve Brodie, Harry Harvey ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1946-07-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Johnny Comes Flying Home

Johnny Comes Flying Home

6.7/10 IMDB

Three World War II fliers face financial obstacles threatening to ground their fledgling air-freight business.

Starring: Richard Crane, Faye Marlowe, Martha Stewart, Charles Russell, Roy Roberts, Harry Morgan, Charles Tannen, Elaine Langan ..
Release date: 1946-04-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Under Nevada Skies

Under Nevada Skies

6.1/10 IMDB

Rodeo star Roy Rogers returns home to find that his old friend Tom Craig has been murdered after he was accused of stealing a family crest from Helen Williams. Helen joins up with Roy and Gabby Whittaker to find the killers and the crest.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Douglass Dumbrille, Leyland Hodgson, Tris Coffin, Rudolph Anders, LeRoy Mason, George Lynn ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1946-08-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Strange Voyage

Strange Voyage

6.3/10 IMDB

A group of men go on an expedition seeking sunken treasure, and wind up battling bad weather, rough seas and each other.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Forrest Taylor, Ray Teal, Matt Willis, Martín Garralaga, Elena Verdugo, Bobby Cooper, Clyde Fillmore, Daniel Kerry, Henry Orozco ..
Directed by: Irving Allen
Release date: 1946-07-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Strange Journey

Strange Journey

6.1/10 IMDB

Reformed racketeer "Lucky" Leeds flees from the police when he thinks they are about to arrest him for a murder he didn't commit. He and his wife Patti fly to his privately-owned remote island and have to crash land. Also on the island is a group of shipwrecked people, including a German professor, his daughter, an English journalist, a wealthy widow, a sailor and a Nazi Agent.

Starring: Paul Kelly, Osa Massen, Hillary Brooke, Lee Patrick, Bruce Lester, Gene Roth, Kurt Katch, Fritz Leiber, Larry J. Blake, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1946-10-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose

5.4/10 IMDB

Lotus Long plays the title role, an American-educated Japanese woman broadcasting enemy propaganda to American troops. Captured GI Pete Sherman (Byron Barr) is one of a group of POWS slated to be interviewed on Tokyo Rose's radio program. Instead of advising his comrades to surrender (as ordered), Sherman uses his innate Yankee knowhow to hoist the treacherous oriental deejay on her own petard. Managing to make his escape, Sherman hooks up with the Japanese Underground, convincing anti-militarist Charlie Otani (Keye Luke) to aid in a kidnapping plot aimed at Tokyo Rose.

Starring: Byron Barr, Osa Massen, Donald Douglas, Richard Loo, Keye Luke, Blake Edwards, Lotus Long, Grace Lem ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1946-02-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Deadline for Murder

Deadline for Murder

5.5/10 IMDB

A favor for an old friend leads a Los Angeles gambler (Kent Taylor) into a dangerous search for a missing document.

Starring: Paul Kelly, Kent Taylor, Sheila Ryan, Jerome Cowan, Renee Carson, Marion Martin, Joan Blair, Leslie Vincent, Eddie Marr, Matt McHugh ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1946-06-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : Devil Monster

Devil Monster

2.0/10 IMDB

A schooner disappears at sea without a trace. Years later, evidence of possible survivors prompts the mother of the schooner's mate Jose to hire a tuna boat to investigate. They discover the lad living happily on a South Seas island, and, when he refuses to leave with them, they abduct him. However, Jose gets revenge by leading the ship into the lair of a mysterious giant manta ray.

Starring: Barry Norton, Blanche Mehaffey, Jack Barty, Terry Grey, Jack Del Rio, Mary Carr ..
Directed by: S. Edwin Graham
Release date: 1946-06-29

Don Ricardo Returns

4.2/10 IMDB

After being shanghaied in a plot to have him declared dead and take over his ranchero and other properties, Don Ricardo, disguised as a peon, returns to Old California, and begins the fight to reclaim what is his.

Starring: Lita Baron, Paul Newlan, Anthony Warde, Martín Garralaga, Claire Du Brey, Michael Visaroff, Joe Hiser, Soledad Jiménez, David Leonard, Fred Coby ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1946-11-05

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