Best Adventure Movies of 1952
The African Queen
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.
Sir Walter Scott's classic story of the chivalrous Ivanhoe who joins with Robin of Locksley in the fight against Prince John and for the return of King Richard the Lionheart.
In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend's murder.
The Crimson Pirate
Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay.
The Big Sky
Kirk Douglas stars as the determined leader of a band of Tennessee fur trappers who set out to explore the uncharted Missouri river in 1830 and find them selves battling American Indians.
The Prisoner of Zenda
King Rudolf V of Ruritania is suddenly abducted just days before his coronation is to take place. The king's evil brother, Prince Rupert, is behind the kidnapping plot and plans to seize the throne for himself. As the king's supporters try to find him, they stumble upon Rudolf Rassendyl, an identical distant cousin who can pose as the betrayed ruler. The plan works well until the king's fiancée, Princess Flavia, suspects foul play.
The World in His Arms
A boisterous sea captain in the Pacific Coast, circa 1850, has a plan to buy Alaska from the Russians… if they don’t kill him first.
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by henchmen of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.
A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.
Against All Flags
British Naval Officer fights pirates on Madagascar.