Best Adventure Movies of 1949

1.

Sons of Matthew

3.0
7.1/10 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 : King of the Rocket Men
2.

King of the Rocket Men

2.8
6.8/10 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
3.

It's Not Cricket

2.8
6.3/10 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
4.

The Fighting O'Flynn

2.8
7.1/10 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
5.

The Sun Comes Up

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to 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 : Christopher Columbus
6.

Christopher Columbus

2.7
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 ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1949-10-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1949 : Tarzan's Magic Fountain
7.

Tarzan's Magic Fountain

2.5
6.1/10 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 : Bagdad
8.

Bagdad

2.5
5.4/10 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 : The Mysterious Desperado
9.

The Mysterious Desperado

1.6
6.9/10 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 : Barbary Pirate
10.

Barbary Pirate

1.4
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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