Best Adventure Movies of 1951

1.

The African Queen

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

At the start of the first World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1951-12-03
2.

The Tales of Hoffmann

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In this film adaptation of the Offenbach opera, a young poet named Hoffman broods over his failed romances. First, his affair with the beautiful Olympia is shattered when he realizes that she is really a mechanical woman designed by a scientist. Next, he believes that a striking prostitute loves him, only to find out she was hired to fake her affections by the dastardly Dapertutto. Lastly, a magic spell claims the life of his final lover.

Starring: Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Pamela Brown, Léonide Massine, Ann Ayars, Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Robert Rounseville, Mogens Wieth, Lionel Harris ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1951-04-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1951 : Along the Great Divide
3.

Along the Great Divide

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

New Federal marshal Len Merrick saves Tim Keith from lynching at the hands of the Roden clan, and hopes to get him to Santa Loma for trial. Vindictive Ned Roden, whose son Ed was killed, still wants personal revenge, and Tim would like to escape before Ned catches up with him again. Can the marshal make it across the desert with Tim and his daughter? Even if he makes it, will justice be served?

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan, Ray Teal, Hugh Sanders, Morris Ankrum, James Anderson ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-06-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1951 : Only the Valiant
4.

Only the Valiant

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Only the Valiant, a classic western adventure, based on a novel by Charles Marquis Warren, the film tells the story of a Cavalry officer who volunteers for a suicidal mission to fight the hostile Apaches in an effort to prove his loyalty to his men and the woman he loves.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young, Neville Brand, Lon Chaney Jr., Jeff Corey, Warner Anderson, Steve Brodie, Dan Riss ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1951-04-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1951 : Halls of Montezuma
5.

Halls of Montezuma

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Richard Widmark leads an all star cast of marine leathernecks including Jack Palance, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Richard Boone and Jack Webb into battle on a heavily fortified island. This action-packed story follows the squad as they pick their way through enemy-infested jungles on a time sensitive mission to find the source of the enemy rockets. As the mission progresses, the squad and leader overcome many challenges as they are transformed into an effective and efficient fighting unit.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Richard Hylton, Richard Boone, Skip Homeier, Don Hicks, Jack Webb ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1951-01-04
6.

Across the Wide Missouri

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

In the 1830's beaver trapper Flint Mitchell and other white men hunt and trap in the then unnamed territories of Montana and Idaho. Flint marries a Blackfoot woman as a way to gain entrance into her people's rich lands, but finds she means more to him than a ticket to good beaver habitat.

Starring: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou, J. Carrol Naish, Jack Holt, Alan Napier, George Chandler, Richard Anderson, María Elena Marqués ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1951-10-01
7.

Anne of the Indies

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

After seizing an English ship, buccaneer captain Anne Providence spares Pierre LaRochelle from walking the plank - as he's in irons he is presumably no friend of England. He signs on as a pirate and she is increasingly drawn to him, a feeling that seems to be reciprocated. When fearsome Captain Blackbeard, her teacher in the ways of pirating, sets eyes on LaRochelle he recalls him as a French navy officer. Anne sticks by her man but the truth, when it is uncovered, is even more painful.

Starring: Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall, Thomas Gomez, James Robertson Justice, Francis Pierlot, Sean McClory, Holmes Herbert, Byron Nelson ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1951-10-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1951 : The Prince Who Was a Thief
8.

The Prince Who Was a Thief

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

An Arabian prince (Tony Curtis in his first staring role), kidnapped at birth and raised as a thief, plots to regain his throne from his evil uncle in this colorful costume adventure.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloane, Jeff Corey, Peggie Castle, Betty Garde ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1951-07-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1951 : Outcast of the Islands
9.

Outcast of the Islands

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

After financial improprieties are discovered at the Eastern trading company where he works, Peter Willems flees the resulting disgrace and criminal charges. He persuades the man who gave him his start in life, the merchant ship captain Lingard, to bring him to a trading post on a remote Indonesian island where he can hide out.

Starring: Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller, Kerima, Wilfrid Hyde-White, George Coulouris, Annabel Morley ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1951-11-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1951 : Soldiers Three
10.

Soldiers Three

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Kiplingesque tale of British forces in 19th-century India.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Walter Pidgeon, David Niven, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, Greta Gynt, Frank Allenby, Robert Coote, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Ansara ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1951-04-01

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