Best Adventure Movies of 1948

1.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, Arturo Soto Rangel, Manuel Dondé, José Torvay, Margarito Luna ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1948-01-15
2.

Red River

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Chief Yowlachie ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1948-08-26
3.

Oliver Twist

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble, for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger and his criminal mentor, Fagin. When kindly Mr. Brownlow takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy.

Starring: John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, Henry Stephenson, Mary Clare, Anthony Newley, Ralph Truman, Michael Dear ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1948-06-28
4.

The Pirate

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, George Zucco, Lester Allen, Lola Deem, Ellen Ross, Mary Jo Ellis ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1948-06-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1948 : Scott of the Antarctic
5.

Scott of the Antarctic

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him

Starring: John Mills, Derek Bond, Kenneth More, James Robertson Justice, Christopher Lee, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender, John Gregson, Reginald Beckwith, Norman Williams ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1948-11-29
6.

The Three Musketeers

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.

Starring: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Angela Lansbury, Gig Young, Vincent Price, Robert Coote, Frank Morgan, Keenan Wynn ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1948-10-19
7.

Adventures of Don Juan

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The adventures of the notorious Spanish Lothario Don Juan highlights Errol Flynn's swashbuckling and romantic antics.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Alan Hale, Romney Brent, Ann Rutherford, Robert Warwick, Jerry Austin, Douglas Kennedy, Jean Shepherd ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1948-12-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1948 : Louisiana Story
8.

Louisiana Story

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

Starring: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy, C.P. Guedry, Oscar J. Yarborough ..
Directed by: Robert J. Flaherty
Release date: 1948-09-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1948 : Rachel and the Stranger
9.

Rachel and the Stranger

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of a passing stranger threatens their burgeoning relationship.

Starring: Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum, William Holden, Gary Gray, Tom Tully, Sara Haden, Frank Ferguson, Walter Baldwin, Regina Wallace ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1948-09-18
10.

Tarzan and the Mermaids

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

A high priest tries to force a young beauty to marry a pearl trader who is masquerading as the god Balu.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, George Zucco, Andrea Palma, Fernando Wagner, Edward Ashley, John Laurenz, Gustavo Rojo, Matthew Boulton, Linda Christian ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1948-05-15

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