Best Adventure Movies of 1953


The Mississippi Gambler

6.7/10 IMDB

Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Paul Cavanagh, John Baer, Ron Randell, Ralph Dumke, Robert Warwick, William Reynolds ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1953-01-13

Plunder of the Sun

6.5/10 IMDB

An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan, Sean McClory, Eduardo Noriega, Julio Villarreal, Charles Rooner, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1953-08-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Treasure of the Golden Condor

Treasure of the Golden Condor

6.2/10 IMDB

A nobleman searches for a hidden treasure in Guatemala.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Anne Bancroft, Fay Wray, Finlay Currie, Walter Hampden, George Macready, Leo G. Carroll, Konstantin Shayne, Robert Blake ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1953-02-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : A Perilous Journey

A Perilous Journey

6.3/10 IMDB

A ship of women embarks on a voyage to California. Director R. G. Springsteen's 1953 adventure drama stars Vera Ralston, David Brian, Virginia Grey, Charles Winninger, Veda Ann Borg and Hope Emerson.

Starring: Vera Ralston, David Brian, Scott Brady, Charles Winninger, Hope Emerson, Virginia Grey, Kathleen Freeman, Eileen Christy, Leif Erickson, Veda Ann Borg ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1953-04-05

Loose in London

6.6/10 IMDB

The Bowery Boys take on British crooks when one of them thinks he's inherited a title.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, David Gorcey, Angela Greene, Norma Varden, John Dodsworth, William Cottrell, Benny Bartlett ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1953-05-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Jamaica Run

Jamaica Run

6.0/10 IMDB

Promoter William Montague wants to buy the estate owned by the Daceys, Mrs. Dacey and her daughter Ena and son Todd, in order to build a resort hotel. When they turn him down, he produces a couple of distant relatives, Janice and Robert Clayton, and sets about to prove that the estate rightfully belongs to them. The identity of the rightful heirs is thought to be buried in a sunken ship off of the Jamaican shore and the search begins, led by a schooner skipper, Patrick Fairlie, who is in love with Ena.

Starring: Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl, Wendell Corey, Patric Knowles, Kasey Rogers, Carroll McComas, Murray Matheson, Clarence Muse, Bill Walker ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1953-04-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Baaz


7.0/10 IMDB

The Crown Prince of Malabar dallies with Rosita whilst his people suffer at the hands of cruel Portuguese colonists. Whilst voyaging on a Portuguese ship, the Prince is captured by patriots who are rebelling against the foreign invaders. They are led by a girl called Nisha known as "The Falcon" ("Baaz"). The Prince conceals his identity from Nisha and a romance blossoms between them. Together, they rouse the people, rout the Portuguese and free the Kingdom - but can a commoner marry a Prince ?

Starring: Geeta Bali, Guru Dutt, K.N. Singh, Johnny Walker, Kuldip Kaur, M.A. Latif, Jankidas, Ruby Mayer, Ram Singh ..
Directed by: Guru Dutt
Release date: 1953-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Raiders of the Seven Seas

Raiders of the Seven Seas

5.7/10 IMDB

After staging a mutiny and commandeering his own ship, famed pirate Barbarossa (John Payne) takes hostage a spirited Spanish noblewoman named Alida (Donna Reed), intending to trade her to her fiancé, Capt. Jose Salcedo (Gerald Mohr), for a handsome ransom. But Barbarossa falls in love with Alida, who meanwhile discovers that the roguish swashbuckler is more honorable than her erstwhile betrothed.

Starring: John Payne, Donna Reed, Gerald Mohr, Lon Chaney Jr., Anthony Caruso, Henry Brandon ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1953-05-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : South of Algiers

South of Algiers

5.3/10 IMDB

Archaeologists Van Heflin and Eric Portman undertake an expedition in Tunisia in search of an ancient mask. Director Jack Lee's 1954 adventure film also stars Wanda Hendrix and Jacques Francois.

Starring: Van Heflin, Wanda Hendrix, Eric Portman, Charles Goldner, Jacques François, Jacques B. Brunius, Aubrey Mather, Alec Finter, Noelle Middleton, Rene Leplat ..
Directed by: Jack Lee
Release date: 1953-03-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Fair Wind to Java

Fair Wind to Java

5.8/10 IMDB

The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption...

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston, Robert Douglas, Victor McLaglen, John Russell, Claude Jarman Jr., Paul Fix, Grant Withers ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1953-01-28

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