Best Adventure Movies of 1949

1.

Samson and Delilah

4.3
6.8/10 IMDB

When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. The classic story of Samson and Delilah as told by Cecil B. DeMille.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, Angela Lansbury, George Sanders, Henry Wilcoxon, Olive Deering, Fay Holden, Julia Faye, Pedro de Cordoba, William 'Wee Willie' Davis ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1949-12-21
2.

Battleground

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

The film concentrates on the camaraderie and the divisions between the troops as they ready for the big offensive. Told in a taut narrative, the men of the 101st, led by Van Johnson, wait out the winter in the Ardennes forest to confront the German army in what would be the last major offensive of World War II. The men are demoralized and trapped, with no hope of support from the Allies.

Starring: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Jerome Courtland, Don Taylor, Bruce Cowling, Douglas Fowley, Leon Ames ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1949-11-09
3.

Mighty Joe Young

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman, Jill Young, grew up on her father's ranch in Africa, raising a large gorilla named Joe from an infant. Years later, she brings him to Hollywood to become a star.

Starring: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh, Douglas Fowley, Denis Greene, Paul Guilfoyle, Nestor Paiva, Regis Toomey, Lora Lee Michel ..
Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1949-07-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Reign of Terror
4.

Reign of Terror

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The French Revolution, 1794. The Marquis de Lafayette asks Charles D'Aubigny to infiltrate the Jacobin Party to overthrow Maximilian Robespierre, who, after gaining supreme power and establishing a reign of terror ruled by death, now intends to become the dictator of France.

Starring: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl, Arnold Moss, Norman Lloyd, Charles McGraw, Beulah Bondi, Jess Barker, Royal Dano ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1949-10-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Malaya
5.

Malaya

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.S. enters World War II. His boast that he could easily smuggle rubber, a key wartime natural resource, out of Malaya has him tasked with doing just that. He manages to get someone from his past, Carnaghan, sprung from Alactraz and together they head off to South East Asia posing as Irishmen. Once there, Carnaghan lines up some of his old cronies and with Royer and a few plantation owners plans to smuggle the rubber out from under the Japanese army's watchful eye.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Valentina Cortese, Sydney Greenstreet, John Hodiak, Lionel Barrymore, Gilbert Roland, Roland Winters, Richard Loo, Ian MacDonald ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1949-12-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Bruce Gentry
6.

Bruce Gentry

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Famed aviator Bruce Gentry is working with scientist Andrew Benson, setting out to uncover the origin of a deadly secret weapon---an electronically controlled flying disc which can be directed at moving or stationary targets. The disc was master-minded by an enemy agent known only as "The Recorder" because...he speaks entirely via recordings. Aided by rancher Frank Farrell and his sister Juanita "Nita" Hodges, Gentry consistently foils "The Recorders" schemes, which are carried out by "The Recorder's" henchmen, Krendon, Allen and Chandler, including an attack on the Panama Canal.

Starring: Tom Neal, Judy Clark, Ralph Hodges, Forrest Taylor, Hugh Prosser, Tris Coffin, Jack Ingram, Terry Frost, Eddie Parker, Charles King ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr
Release date: 1949-02-10
7.

Prince of Foxes

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

In 1500, Duke Cesare Borgia hopes to marry his sister to the heir apparent of Ferrara, which impedes his conquest of central Italy. On this delicate mission he sends Andrea Orsini, his sister's lover and nearly as unscrupulous as himself. En route, Orsini meets Camilla Verano, wife of the count of Citta' del Monte, and sentiment threatens to turn him against his deadly master, whom no one betrays twice...

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Wanda Hendrix, Marina Berti, Katina Paxinou, Everett Sloane, Felix Aylmer, Eduardo Ciannelli, Eugene Deckers, Antonella Lualdi ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1949-11-11
8.

Africa Screams

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking that his friend Stanley knows all there is to know about Africa, they are abducted and ordered to lead Diana and her henchmen to an African tribe in search of a fortune in jewels.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer Jr., Buddy Baer, Hillary Brooke, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, Max Baer ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1949-05-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : We Were Strangers
9.

We Were Strangers

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

China Valdes joins the Cuban underground after her brother is killed by the chief of the secret police, Ariete. She meets and falls in love with American expatriate Tony Fenner. Tony develops a plan to tunnel under the city's cemetery to a plot owned by a high official, assassinate him, and blow up the whole Cuban hierarchy at the ensuing state funeral. Together with a band of dedicated revolutionaries, they begin digging.

Starring: Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, Gilbert Roland, Ramon Novarro, Pedro Armendáriz, Wally Cassell, David Bond, José Pérez, Morris Ankrum, Lelia Goldoni ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1949-04-27
10.

The Fighting Kentuckian

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

John Breen (John Wayne), a Kentucky militiaman falls in love with French exile Fleurette De Marchand (Vera Ralston). He discovers a plot to steal the land that Fleurette's exiles plan to settle on and aims to foil it.

Starring: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy, Marie Windsor, John Howard, Hugo Haas, Grant Withers, Odette Myrtil, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1949-09-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Sky Dragon
11.

Sky Dragon

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

All the passengers on an airplane headed for San Francisco are drugged, and when they wake up, it is discovered that a quarter-million dollars is missing. Charlie Chan--and, of course, his #1 son--must discover the identity of the person who doped the passengers and stole the money.

Starring: Roland Winters, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland, Noel Neill, Tim Ryan, Iris Adrian, Elena Verdugo, Milburn Stone, Paul Maxey, Joel Marston ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1949-04-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Arctic Fury
12.

Arctic Fury

3.1
5.3/10 IMDB

Based on adventures of Dr. Thomas Barlow in the far north.

Starring: Alfred Delcambre, Eve Miller, Gloria Petroff, Fred Smith, Merrill McCormick, Dan Riss ..
Directed by: Norman Dawn, Fred R. Feitshans Jr.
Release date: 1949-05-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Down to the Sea in Ships
13.

Down to the Sea in Ships

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

During a whaling expedition in the late 1800's, the aging Captain Bering Joy (Lionel Barrymore) and his new first mate, Dan Lunceford (Richard Widmark) engage in a battle of wills concerning the education of the captain's struggling grandson.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell, Cecil Kellaway, Gene Lockhart, Berry Kroeger, John McIntire, Harry Morgan, Harry Davenport, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1949-02-15
14.

Sons of Matthew

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

The story of five brothers who homestead, with other settlers, on the virgin plateaus of the Australian bush country.

Starring: Michael Pate, Ken Wayne, Tommy Burns, John Unicomb, John Ewart, Wendy Gibb ..
Directed by: Charles Chauvel
Release date: 1949-12-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : The Adventures of Sir Galahad
15.

The Adventures of Sir Galahad

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Sir Galahad, a knight of the Round Table, searches for the legendary sword of Excalibur.

Starring: George Reeves, Nelson Leigh, William Fawcett, Hugh Prosser, Lois Hall ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1949-12-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Mary Ryan, Detective
16.

Mary Ryan, Detective

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A female police detective (Marsha Hunt) enters jail to gain the confidence of a shoplifter and learn the identity of the leader of a stolen goods racket.

Starring: Marsha Hunt, John Litel, June Vincent, Harry Shannon, William Phillips, Katherine Warren, Victoria Horne, John Dehner, Arthur Space, Kernan Cripps ..
Directed by: Abby Berlin
Release date: 1949-11-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Big Jack
17.

Big Jack

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Wallace Beery, in his final film, plays a bandit in this period drama set in Colonial America.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Richard Conte, Marjorie Main, Edward Arnold, Vanessa Brown, Clinton Sundberg, Charles Dingle, Clem Bevans, Will Wright, Jack Lambert ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1949-04-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : King of the Rocket Men
18.

King of the Rocket Men

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Prof. Millard pretends to be dead and helps Jeff King ferret out Vulcan, the evil traitor at the science academy. Donning his Rocket Man costume King goes from one hair raising rescue to the next in order to keep the newly invented Decimator out of the clutches of Vulcan and his minions.

Starring: Tris Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty, James Craven, I. Stanford Jolley, House Peters Jr., Douglas Evans, Ted Adams, Stanley Price, Dale Van Sickel ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1949-06-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : It's Not Cricket
19.

It's Not Cricket

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Kicked out of Army Intelligence, a pair of upper class twits set up as private detectives. The result is refined English chaos. " This is the regettable story of two Drones who didn't even know their own Zones. It starts in Germany, gets nowhere and stops at nothing." Radford and Wayne, cashiered from the army when they let a captured Nazi escape, become private detectives who later get involved with the same German and a missing diamond ...

Starring: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Susan Shaw, Maurice Denham, Nigel Buchanan, Alan Wheatley, Jane Carr, Patrick Waddington, Edward Lexy, Leslie Dwyer ..
Directed by: Roy Rich, Alfred Roome
Release date: 1949-04-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : The Fighting O'Flynn
20.

The Fighting O'Flynn

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A swashbuckling Irishman opposes French agents during the Napoleonic wars.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Helena Carter, Richard Greene, Patricia Medina, Arthur Shields, Ludwig Donath, Lumsden Hare, Otto Waldis, Henry Brandon, J. M. Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Arthur Pierson
Release date: 1949-02-26
21.

The Sun Comes Up

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and his dog.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Lewis Stone, Percy Kilbride, Nicholas Joy, Margaret Hamilton, Hope Landin, Esther Somers, Pal ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1949-05-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : The Jack of Diamonds
22.

The Jack of Diamonds

2.7
5.8/10 IMDB

Down on their luck, a couple rent out their ship to a mysterious man looking for treasure he'd hidden during the war. Complications ensue when it turns out he's not the only one looking for it.

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Cyril Raymond, Joan Carroll, Dolly Bouwmeester, John Basings, Darcy Conyers, Vernon Sewell, Edwin Richfield, Guy Romano ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1949-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Treasure of Monte Cristo
23.

Treasure of Monte Cristo

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A San Francisco lawyer (Steve Brodie) uses a woman (Adele Jergens) to lure a merchant seaman (Glenn Langan) worth a legendary fortune.

Starring: Glenn Langan, Adele Jergens, Steve Brodie, Bobby Jordan, Michael Whalen, George Davis, Margia Dean, Sid Melton ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1949-08-27
24.

Slattery's Hurricane

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A pilot wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman he has misused. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife of his best friend.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake, John Russell, Gary Merrill, Walter Kingsford, Raymond Greenleaf, Stanley Waxman, Joe De Santis ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1949-08-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Diamond City
25.

Diamond City

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Set in the diamond fields of South Africa, Stafford Parker is a lawman trying to maintain a semblance of law and order in the "Wild South".

Starring: David Farrar, Honor Blackman, Diana Dors, Bill Owen, Mervyn Johns, Phyllis Monkman, Hal Osmond, Niall MacGinnis, Andrew Crawford, Philo Hauser ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1949-09-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Tarzan's Magic Fountain
26.

Tarzan's Magic Fountain

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

An expedition tries to enlist Tarzan's help in finding the secret Blue Valley, which legend says is the location of a miraculous fountain of youth.

Starring: Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Evelyn Ankers, Alan Napier, Albert Dekker, Charles Drake, Henry Brandon, Ted Hecht, Henry Kulky ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1949-02-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Christopher Columbus
27.

Christopher Columbus

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.

Starring: Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan, Kathleen Ryan, Derek Bond, Nora Swinburne, Abraham Sofaer, Linden Travers, James Robertson Justice, Dennis Vance ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1949-10-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Tough Assignment
28.

Tough Assignment

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A meddlesome reporter sporting a young bride takes on a gang of modern day cattle rustlers. Donald "Red" Barry plays Dan Reilly, a newspaper reporter just returned to LA with his wife, photographer Margie (Marjorie Steele). Margie insists on taking pictures of everywhere they go, and so as she's walking into a butcher shop she poses for Dan - while at the same time three thugs make their way quickly out after beating up the proprietors. Soon Margie and Dan are involved in investigating an illegal meat operation that rustles cattle and forces butchers to buy it - or else. Dan gets beaten up a couple of times, but is undaunted in pursuing the great story - and hey, he's only got 64 minutes to do so, he'd best get cracking!

Starring: Don Barry, Marjorie Steele, Steve Brodie, Marc Lawrence, Ben Welden, Sid Melton, John L. Cason, Frank Richards, Fred Kohler Jr., Michael Whalen ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1949-11-15
29.

Challenge to Lassie

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Reginald Owen, Alan Webb, Ross Ford, Henry Stephenson, Alan Napier, Pal, Sara Allgood ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1949-10-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Bomba, the Jungle Boy
30.

Bomba, the Jungle Boy

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

George Harland and his daughter Pat are photographers who discover a wild boy in the jungle. When Pat becomes lost, Bomba brings her back, overcoming plagues of locusts, forest fires and fierce wild animals.

Starring: Johnny Sheffield, Peggy Ann Garner, Onslow Stevens, Charles Irwin, Smoki Whitfield, Martin Wilkins, Blue Washington ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1949-03-20
31.

Canadian Pacific

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railroad must fight fur trappers who oppose the building of the railroad by stirring up Indian rebellion.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Jane Wyatt, J. Carrol Naish, Victor Jory, Nancy Olson, Robert Barrat, John Parrish, Mary Kent, Walter Sande, Don Haggerty ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1949-05-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : The Lost Tribe
32.

The Lost Tribe

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Jungle Jim fights a lion and sharks trying to save an African village from those who would despoil it.

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Myrna Dell, Elena Verdugo, Joseph Vitale, Ralph Dunn, Paul Marion, Nelson Leigh, George J. Lewis, Ray Corrigan, Jimmy the Crow ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1949-04-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : The Great Dan Patch
33.

The Great Dan Patch

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

David Palmer, a young chemist, returns to his father's Indiana farm, to marry a local school teacher, Ruth Treadwell. David meets again his father's horse-trainer, Ben Lathrop, whose daughter, Cissy, has left high school to help her father. Palmer marries and becomes wealthy through an invention, and is able to indulge his socially-ambitious wife. His father dies and Palmer returns to Indiana, where his interest in harness-racing is rekindled, as is his interest in Cissy Lathrop.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Gail Russell, Ruth Warrick, Charlotte Greenwood, Henry Hull, John Hoyt, Arthur Hunnicutt, Clarence Muse, Harry Lauter, Highland Dale ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1949-07-22
34.

Bagdad

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

An Arab sheik's daughter (Maureen O'Hara) avenges his death, blamed on Hassan (Paul Christian) and his Black Riders.

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Paul Hubschmid, Vincent Price, John Sutton, Jeff Corey, Frank Puglia, David Wolfe, Fritz Leiber, Otto Waldis, Leon Belasco ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1949-11-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Siren of Atlantis
35.

Siren of Atlantis

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Two Foreign Legion soldiers, Jean (Dennis O'Keefe) and Andre (Jean Pierre Aumont), accidentally discover the famed lost continent of Atlantis. Bewitched by the sultry, beauty of the Queen of Atlantis (Maria Montez) the two men vie for her affections; little realising that her previous lovers have been embalmed into statues that line the passages of her kingdom.

Starring: Maria Montez, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Henry Daniell, Morris Carnovsky, Alex Minotis, Rus Conklin, Allan Nixon, Pierre Watkin, Dennis O'Keefe, Nissa the Leopard ..
Directed by: Gregg Tallas, John Brahm, Arthur Ripley
Release date: 1949-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Bomba on Panther Island
36.

Bomba on Panther Island

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

The second of the eleven films in the "Bomba, The Jungle Boy" series.

Starring: Johnny Sheffield, Allene Roberts, Harry Lewis, Bill Walker, Smoki Whitfield, Martin Wilkins, Lita Baron, Charles Irwin ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1949-12-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Outpost in Morocco
37.

Outpost in Morocco

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Captain Gerard, greatest lover in the Foreign Legion, is assigned to escort an emir's daughter to her father's mountain citadel and find out what he can about the emir's activities. Gerard enjoys his work with lovely Cara, but arrives to find rebellion brewing.

Starring: George Raft, Marie Windsor, Akim Tamiroff, John Litel, Ernö Verebes, Eduard Franz, Crane Whitley, Damian O'Flynn ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1949-05-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : State Department: File 649
38.

State Department: File 649

2.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Kenneth Seeley, member of the U. S. State Department's Foreign Service Bureau, and Marge Weldon, a morale worker with the bureau, are assigned to an area in Mongolia dominated by an outlaw warlord. The latter captures the village where they reside and when escape is clearly impossible, Seeley blows up the outlaw's headquarters, losing his own life in doing so.

Starring: William Lundigan, Virginia Bruce, Jonathan Hale, Frank Ferguson, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Raymond Bond, Milton Kibbee, Victor Sen Yung, Lora Lee Michel ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1949-02-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : The Wolf Hunters
39.

The Wolf Hunters

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

Compared to his later "A" westerns, director Oscar "Budd" Boetticher's The Wolf Hunters is often exasperatingly slow. This was the second of producer Lindsley Parson's efforts to create a series based on the Great White North yarns of James Oliver Curwood. Kirby Grant plays a Canadian Mountie who follows a fugitive to a small fur-trapping community. Most of the action is handled by Chinook, a handsome German Shepherd. Jan Clayton handles the leading-lady responsibilities, while the supporting cast includes Charles Lang and Helen Parrish, who were then husband and wife (Parrish later married TV producer John Guedel, of People are Funny and Best of Groucho fame).

Starring: Kirby Grant, Jan Clayton, Edward Norris, Helen Parrish, Charles Lang, Ted Hecht, Luther Crockett, Elizabeth Root, Chinook ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1949-10-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Air Hostess
40.

Air Hostess

2.1
5.5/10 IMDB

The Hansen School for Air Hostesses, operated by Celia Hansen, welcomes a new group of students; a librarian named Ruth Jackson; Lorraine Carter, a nurse; and Jennifer White, whose husband was an aviator killed in World War II. Ruth meets a smart-alec pilot, Dennis Hogan, but complications arise as Lorraine also has an interest in him. Jennifer meets a war-buddy of her husband, Fred MacCoy. All three women, with each other's help, makes it through to graduation day.

Starring: Gloria Henry, Ross Ford, Audrey Long, Marjorie Lord, William Wright, Ann Doran, Olive Deering, Leatrice Joy, Barbara Billingsley, Harry Tyler ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1949-08-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Across The Rio Grande
41.

Across The Rio Grande

2.1
5.4/10 IMDB

Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally and rescuers Jimmy Wakely and Cannonball Taylor. Steve is investigating his father's sudden death after charges of theft from the Sloan/Carson mine. Sloan is killed after Wakely learns that ore is being smuggled across the Mexican border into the mine, and then sold at the higher U.S. prices

Starring: Jimmy Wakely, Dub Taylor, Reno Browne, Riley Hill, Kenne Duncan, Ted Adams, Myron Healey, Bud Osborne, Polly Bergen, Bob Curtis ..
Directed by: Oliver Drake
Release date: 1949-05-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Daughter of the Jungle
42.

Daughter of the Jungle

1.7
4.7/10 IMDB

An airplane carrying a pair of police officers escorting gangsters to prison crash-lands in the African jungle. They are rescued from an attack by savage natives by a white woman who appears out of nowhere, and it turns out she is a lost heiress who herself crash-landed in the jungle years before.

Starring: Lois Hall, James Cardwell, Sheldon Leonard, James Nolan, William Wright ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1949-02-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : The Mysterious Desperado
43.

The Mysterious Desperado

1.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A cowboy is accused of his father's murder.

Starring: Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Edward Norris, Movita, Frank Wilcox, William Tannen, Robert Livingston, Robert Williams, Kenneth MacDonald, Frank Lackteen ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1949-09-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Rose of the Yukon
44.

Rose of the Yukon

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Major Geoffrey Barnett, U. S. Army Intelligence Service, is sent to Alaska, to apprehend a deserter, Tom Clark, who was presumed to be dead as a member of a small force wiped out on Attu in World War II. With the aid of Rose Flambeau, he finds evidence that the now-prosperous Clark killed his own comrades to prevent their reporting of a deposit of uranium, which he is now mining with the intention of selling to a foreign power.

Starring: Steve Brodie, Myrna Dell, William Wright, Emory Parnell, Jonathan Hale, Benny Baker, Gene Gary, Dick Elliott, Francis McDonald, Wade Crosby ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1949-01-05
45.

The Pirates of Capri

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A group of men calling themselves 'The Pirates of Capri", headed by Captain Sirroco, who is really Count Amalfi, are trying to restore freedom to the people of Naples. The Queen is advised of the pirate's assault of a member of her court and she seeks to escape to Palermo. But, she is advised it would be good politics for her to attend a ball Amalfi is giving for his fiancée, Mercedes, who is unaware of the dual role Amalfi is playing.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Binnie Barnes, Mariella Lotti, Massimo Serato, Alan Curtis, Mikhail Rasumny, Virginia Belmont, Franca Marzi, William Tubbs, Alberto Califano ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer, Giuseppe Maria Scotese
Release date: 1949-12-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : The Mutineers
46.

The Mutineers

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Mobster Thomas Nagle and his gang take over a ship to use running guns and counterfeit money into Lisbon.

Starring: Jon Hall, Adele Jergens, George Reeves, Noel Caravat, Don C. Harvey, Matt Willis, Tom Kennedy, Pat Gleason, Frank Jaquet, Lyle Talbot ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1949-04-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Ghost of Zorro
47.

Ghost of Zorro

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Although ostensibly the grand-son of the legendary hero, Clayton Moore's Ken Mason is little more than a cowboy in a black mask in this 12 chapter Republic serial. Mason, the head of the telegraph line work crew, assumes his ancestor's trade-mark mask (but not whip) in order to prevent a local czar (Roy Barcroft) from sabotaging the burgeoning telegraph line. Pamela Blake, a brunette starlet formerly known as Adele Pearce, played Mason's imperiled girlfriend, and the serial also benefitted from the usual competent work of Republic's great stunt-performers, including Dale van Sickel, Tom Steele, Eddie Parker, and Joe Yrigoyen.

Starring: Clayton Moore, Pamela Blake, Roy Barcroft, George J. Lewis, Gene Roth, John Crawford, I. Stanford Jolley, Steve Clark, Steve Darrell, Dale van Sickel ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1949-03-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Apache Chief
48.

Apache Chief

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

When his tribesmen begin killing off white settlers, Young Eagle is opposed to the carnage. In order to assure a lasting peace, however, the chief must deal with renegade Apache Black Wolf.

Starring: Alan Curtis, Tom Neal, Russell Hayden, Carol Thurston, Fuzzy Knight, Trevor Bardette, Alan Wells, Francis McDonald, Roy Gordon, Billy Wilkerson ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1949-11-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Trail of the Yukon
49.

Trail of the Yukon

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

When the local Banker jumps the Blaine's claim, they have men rob the bank to retrieve their money. When the men try to double-cross the Blains, a gunfight erupts and Jim Blaine gets away with the money. Mountie Bob McDonald gets Jim Blaine to return the money. Bob thinks the Banker was really behind the robbery and now uses the money to try and lure him into a trap.

Starring: Kirby Grant, Suzanne Dalbert, Iris Adrian, Bill Edwards, Dan Seymour, William Forrest, Anthony Warde, Maynard Holmes, Peter Mamakos, Guy Beach ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1949-07-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Barbary Pirate
50.

Barbary Pirate

1.3
5.5/10 IMDB

U.S. agent Major Tom Blake is sent to Tripoli to uncover who it is in Washington that is tipping off the pirates as to what's being shipped where. A fast-moving story with lots of sabers and rapiers.

Starring: Donald Woods, Trudy Marshall, Lenore Aubert, Stefan Schnabel, Ross Ford, John Dehner, Matthew Boulton, Nelson Leigh, Joe Mantell, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1949-11-10

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