Best Adventure Movies of 1946

1.

Road to Utopia

3.7
7.2/10 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: 1946-02-27
2.

Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

An African tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa. Tarzan fights them when the cult first attacks a caravan and next attacks Jane and Boy. Tarzan is captured. Boy is bothered by the Leopard Priestess' younger brother. Cheetah saves the day.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Acquanetta, Edgar Barrier, Dennis Hoey, Tommy Cook, Anthony Caruso, Doris Lloyd ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1946-01-01
3.

Courage of Lassie

3.1
6.4/10 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 : Tangier
4.

Tangier

3.0
6.6/10 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). Dominating the film's hotel-lobby set is an old-fashioned "open" elevator, which will obviously figure prominently in the climax. A camp classic, Tangier is distinguished by supporting actor Sabu's offkey renditions of such American standards as "Polly Wolly Doodle" and "She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain"!

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: 1946-03-25
5.

The Outlaw

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Newly appointed sheriff Pat Garrett is pleased when his old friend Doc Holliday arrives in Lincoln, New Mexico on the stage. Doc is trailing his stolen horse, and it is discovered in the possession of Billy the Kid. In a surprising turnaround, Billy and Doc become friends. This causes the friendship between Doc and Pat to cool. The odd relationship between Doc and Billy grows stranger when Doc hides Billy at his girl Rio's place after Billy is shot.

Starring: Jane Russell, Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Walter Huston, Mimi Aguglia, Joe Sawyer, Gene Rizzi, Ben Johnson, Julian Rivero ..
Directed by: Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks
Release date: 1946-04-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1946 : The Overlanders
6.

The Overlanders

2.8
6.6/10 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
7.

Two Years Before the Mast

2.8
6.8/10 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 : It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
8.

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog

2.7
6.6/10 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 : Lost City of the Jungle
9.

Lost City of the Jungle

2.7
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 Falcon's Alibi
10.

The Falcon's Alibi

2.7
6.5/10 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

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