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: 1948-01-24
2.

Oliver Twist

4.7
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
Best Adventure Movies of 1948 : Scott of the Antarctic
3.

Scott of the Antarctic

3.8
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
Best Adventure Movies of 1948 : Louisiana Story
4.

Louisiana Story

3.7
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 ..
Directed by: Robert J. Flaherty
Release date: 1948-09-28
5.

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: 1948-10-10
6.

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 : Rachel and the Stranger
7.

Rachel and the Stranger

3.3
7.0/10 IMDB

A frontier widower (William Holden) treats his bride (Loretta Young) like a servant, until a passing stranger (Robert Mitchum) pays her attention.

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: 1948-09-20
8.

Tarzan and the Mermaids

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Boy is away at school in England. The high priest is trying to force a young girl to marry an evil pearl trader posing as the god Balu. She escapes, is recaptured and is finally rescued by Tarzan and Jane who reunite her with her chosen fiance.

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
Best Adventure Movies of 1948 : The Fuller Brush Man
9.

The Fuller Brush Man

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Poor Red Jones gets fired from every job he tries. His fiancée gives him one last chance to make good when he becomes a Fuller Brush man. His awkward attempts at sales are further complicated when one of his customers is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect.

Starring: Red Skelton, Janet Blair, Don McGuire, Hillary Brooke, Adele Jergens, Ross Ford, Trudy Marshall, Nicholas Joy, Donald Curtis, Arthur Space ..
Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
Release date: 1948-06-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1948 : Man-Eater of Kumaon
10.

Man-Eater of Kumaon

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. In time the doctor experiences a personal change when he accepts their native customs and beliefs.

Starring: Sabu, Wendell Corey, Joy Page, Morris Carnovsky, Jimmy Moss ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1948-11-08

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