Best Adventure Movies of 1953

1.

Peter Pan

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Leaving the safety of their nursery behind, Wendy, Michael and John follow Peter Pan to a magical world where childhood lasts forever. But while in Neverland, the kids must face Captain Hook and foil his attempts to get rid of Peter for good.

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Paul Collins, Tommy Luske, Candy Candido, Tom Conway, June Foray ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1953-02-05
2.

The Naked Spur

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Howard Kemp has been tracking killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. In the Colorado Rockies, he teams up with prospector Jesse Tate and former Union soldier Roy Anderson. Thinking Kemp is a sheriff, they agree to help for a small fee. When they catch Vandergroat, he tells them Kemp is pursuing a $5,000 bounty. After demanding equal shares, the uneasy alliance heads for Kansas as Vandergroat tries to turn them against each other.

Starring: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1953-02-06
3.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

An atomic bomb test in the Arctic Circle unfreezes a hibernating fictional dinosaur, a Rhedosaurus, that begins to wreak havoc in New York City.

Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Donald Woods, Lee Van Cleef, Steve Brodie, Ross Elliott, Jack Pennick, Ray Hyke ..
Directed by: Eugène Lourié
Release date: 1953-06-13
4.

The Desert Rats

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas, Chips Rafferty, Charles Tingwell, Torin Thatcher ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1953-05-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Island in the Sky
5.

Island in the Sky

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

Starring: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness, Andy Devine, Allyn Joslyn, Jimmy Lydon, Harry Carey, Jr., Hal Baylor, Sean McClory ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1953-09-05
6.

Mogambo

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their gorilla documenting safari. Mrs. Nordley is not infatuated with her husband any more, and takes a liking to Marswell. The two men and two women have some difficulty arranging these emotions to their mutual satisfaction, but eventually succeed.

Starring: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton, Eric Pohlmann, Laurence Naismith, Denis O'Dea ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1953-10-09
7.

Beat the Devil

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel aboard an ill-fated tramp steamer en route to Mombasa.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard, Marco Tulli, Bernard Lee, Mario Perrone ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1953-11-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : The Master of Ballantrae
8.

The Master of Ballantrae

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Scottish highlander Jamie Durie (Errol Flynn) falls into a life of piracy after joining the failed rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie against the British crown in this swashbuckling adventure adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell, Mervyn Johns, Felix Aylmer, Yvonne Furneaux, Jacques Berthier, Charles Goldner, Ralph Truman ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1953-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Francis Covers the Big Town
9.

Francis Covers the Big Town

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

A man who has a talking mule gets a job on a newspaper, and both get mixed up in a murder trial.

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Yvette Duguay, Gene Lockhart, Nancy Guild, William Harrigan, Silvio Minciotti, Lowell Gilmore, Larry Gates, Hanley Stafford, Gale Gordon ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1953-08-14
10.

Knights of the Round Table

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In Camelot, kingdom of Arthur and Merlin, Lancelot is well known for his courage and honor. But one day he must quit Camelot and the Queen Guinevere's love, leaving the Round Table without protection.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford, Stanley Baker, Felix Aylmer, Maureen Swanson, Gabriel Woolf, Anthony Forwood, Robert Urquhart ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1953-12-22

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