Best Adventure Movies of 1953


Peter Pan

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

The Naked Spur

7.3/10 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: 1953-01-30

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

6.6/10 IMDB

The controlled explosion of an atomic bomb in the Arctic Circle awakens a frozen dinosaur that will 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


6.6/10 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, Bruce Seton ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1953-09-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Island in the Sky

Island in the Sky

6.8/10 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

The Desert Rats

6.7/10 IMDB

In North Africa, German Field Marshal Rommel and his troops have successfully fended off British forces, and now intend to take Tobruk, an important port city. A ramshackle group of Australian reinforcements sent to combat the Germans is put under the command of British Captain MacRoberts. The unruly Aussies immediately clash with MacRoberts, a gruff, strict disciplinarian, however this unorthodox team must band together to protect Tobruk from the German forces.

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas, Chips Rafferty, Charles Tingwell, Torin Thatcher, Chips Rafferty, Charles Tingwell, Charles Davis ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1953-05-20

Beat the Devil

6.4/10 IMDB

A group of con artists stake their claim on a bogus uranium mine.

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

Thunder Bay

6.5/10 IMDB

Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig.

Starring: James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Dan Duryea, Jay C. Flippen, Marcia Henderson, Robert Monet, Antonio Moreno, Harry Morgan, Fortunio Bonanova ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1953-05-21

The Master of Ballantrae

6.4/10 IMDB

Scottish highlander Jamie Durie falls into a life of piracy after joining the failed rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie against the British crown.

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: 1953-08-05

Knights of the Round Table

6.2/10 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
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Blowing Wild

Blowing Wild

6.3/10 IMDB

Wildcatter Jeff Dawson does his best to bring in a gusher in Mexico despite continual bandit raids. He asks for help from his ex-employer Ward Conway, but Conway, now married to Dawson's ex-lover Marina refuses, fearing that his wife will want to renew her romance with the other man.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Ruth Roman, Ward Bond, Ian MacDonald, Richard Karlan, Juan García ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1953-09-16

All the Brothers Were Valiant

6.2/10 IMDB

In the South Pacific islands, two brothers, one good and one bad, fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Lewis Stone, Betta St. John, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, John Lupton, Robert Burton ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1953-11-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Gun Fury

Gun Fury

6.0/10 IMDB

After a stagecoach holdup, Frank Slayton's notorious gang leave Ben Warren for dead and head off with his fiancée. Warren follows, and although none of the townspeople he comes across are prepared to help, he recruits two others who have sworn revenge on the ruthless Slayton.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Lee Marvin, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes, Leo Gordon, Neville Brand, Ray Thomas, Bob Herron, Phil Rawlins ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1953-10-09

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

5.7/10 IMDB

Mike and Tony Petrakis are a Greek father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. After they are robbed by crooks, Arnold and the Rhys brothers, Mike decides to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges. Mike suffers a fatal accident when he falls from the reef leaving Tony to carry on the business. But now he has a companion, Gwyneth Rhys.

Starring: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland, J. Carrol Naish, Richard Boone, Angela Clarke, Peter Graves, Jay Novello, Jacques Aubuchon, Gloria Gordon ..
Directed by: Robert D. Webb
Release date: 1953-12-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Seminole


6.1/10 IMDB

19th-century army officer Lance Caldwell is assigned to Fort King in the Everglades. Immediately clashing with his commanding officer Major Dade, Caldwell opposes Dade's plans to wipe out the Seminole Indians. The fact that Caldwell was the boyhood chum of Seminole chief Osceola is all the more reason to resist Dade's genocidal policies. After a deadly confrontation which costs dozens of lives on both sides, Osceola rescues Caldwell, whereupon the latter is court-martialed. Later on, Osceola comes to Fort King to talk peace, and is promptly killed by persons unknown. An attempt is made to frame Caldwell for the killing, but the truth eventually prevails.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson, Hugh O'Brian, Russell Johnson, Lee Marvin, Ralph Moody, Fay Roope, James Best ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-03-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure

7.1/10 IMDB

A vixen mother invades a chicken coop to provide food for her cubs. She continues to raid the coop until she is shot by a farmer. The cubs are attacked by the farmer and only one survives. An otter trapped in a burrow is rescued by 10-year-old Anders and his six-year-old brother, Kjell. In secret, the boys cage the animal and finally domesticate it. They obtain food for the Otter by fishing through the ice on a frozen lake. The boys manage to keep their secret from their family. On the eve of the May Day festival, Kjell reveals to family and friends the otter's presence. Anders is so distressed that he runs into the woods with the otter. The otter breaks away and returns to its life of natural freedom. The film was a prize winner at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.

Starring: Anders Nohrborg, Kjell Sucksdorff, Holger Stockman, Arne Sucksdorff, Amanda Haglund, Annika Ekedahl, Aina Fritzell ..
Directed by: Arne Sucksdorff
Release date: 1953-09-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Johnny on the Run

Johnny on the Run

7.0/10 IMDB

A Polish boy runs away from his unkind foster mother in Edinburgh and finds a new home in a lakeside village for orphans of all nations, after encountering trouble through his innocent implication in a robbery.

Starring: Eugeniusz Chylek, Sydney Tafler, Michael Balfour, Edna Wynn, John Gilbert, Jean Anderson, John Laurie, Mona Washbourne, Moultrie Kelsall, Margaret McCourt ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1953-06-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : The Mississippi Gambler

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: 1953-01-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Siren of Bagdad

Siren of Bagdad

5.3/10 IMDB

Director Richard Quine's 1953 adventure comedy about a magician's efforts to rescue a dancing princess stars Patricia Medina, Paul Henreid, Hans Conried, Laurette Luez and Michael Fox.

Starring: Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Hans Conried, Charles Lung, Laurette Luez, Anne Dore ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1953-05-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : The Sword and the Rose

The Sword and the Rose

6.3/10 IMDB

Tells the story of Mary Tudor and her troubled path to true love. Henry VIII, for political reasons, determines to wed her to the King of France. She tries to flee to America with her love but is captured when she is "un-hatted" on board ship. In return for her consent to the marriage with France, Henry agrees to let her choose her second husband. When King Louis of France dies, Mary is kidnaped by the Duke of Buckingham. He tries to force her to marry him but she is rescued by her love in an exciting battle on the beach.

Starring: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough, Peter Copley, Rosalie Crutchley, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Jane Barrett, Ernest Jay, John Vere ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1953-07-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : The Silver Whip

The Silver Whip

6.5/10 IMDB

Frustrated with the lack of opportunities in his hometown, young Jess Harker plans to leave, but sympathetic stagecoach armed guard Race Crim persuades his boss to give Jess the stage driver job.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Rory Calhoun, Robert Wagner, Kathleen Crowley, Lola Albright, James Millican, J. M. Kerrigan, John Kellogg, Ian MacDonald, John Doucette ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1953-02-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Last of the Comanches

Last of the Comanches

6.3/10 IMDB

It's 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission. Pinned down by Black Cloud they send an Indian boy who was Black Cloud's prisoner on to the fort while they try to bargain with Black Cloud whom they learn is without water.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale, Johnny Stewart, Lloyd Bridges, Mickey Shaughnessy, George Mathews, Hugh Sanders, Ric Roman, Chubby Johnson, Martin Milner ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1953-02-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Serpent of the Nile

Serpent of the Nile

5.0/10 IMDB

Cleopatra toys with Mark Antony who wants to merge his Rome with her Egypt.

Starring: Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Raymond Burr, Jean Byron, Michael Ansara, Michael Fox, Conrad Wolfe, John Crawford, Jane Easton, Robert Griffin ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1953-05-08
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

Plunder of the Sun

6.4/10 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 : White Witch Doctor

White Witch Doctor

6.1/10 IMDB

Ellen Burton arrives in Africa to join Dr. Mary as her nurse, bringing modern medicine to the native peoples. Lonni Douglas, an animal wrangler and fortune hunter, agrees to take her upriver, despite his misgivings about her suitability for Africa. They battle escaped gorillas, hostile natives, infected lion wounds, and hostile witch doctors to reach their destination and on the way, they fall in love. Will their contrasting interests doom their romance?

Starring: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Walter Slezak, Timothy Carey, Mashood Ajala, Joseph C. Narcisse, Elzie Emanuel, Otis Greene, Everett Brown, Michael Ansara ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1953-07-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Rough Shoot

Rough Shoot

6.1/10 IMDB

An American military officer and his wife move to a cottage in what they think is the peaceful English countryside, only to discover the area is a hotbed of spies and secret agents.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Evelyn Keyes, Herbert Lom, Roland Culver, Marius Goring, Frank Lawton, Patricia Laffan, Cyril Raymond, Karl Stepanek, David Hurst ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1953-03-30

The Golden Blade

5.6/10 IMDB

Harum is a fearless man of the people who comes to Bagdad to avenge the murder of his father and meets Krairuzan, a princess disguised as a commoner, working against a plot by a band of evil schemers trying to do away with her father, the Caliph. She gives Harum a golden sword which, in his hands, makes him invincible. Harum uses the sword in the name of justice and is doing quite well until a duplicate sword is placed in his scabbard during one of his off-guard moments, and he winds up in chains.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie, Gene Evans, Kathleen Hughes, Guy Williams, George Macready, Edgar Barrier, Alice Kelley, Dorinda Clifton ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1953-08-12

Destination Gobi

6.2/10 IMDB

A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Max Showalter, Murvyn Vye, Darryl Hickman, Martin Milner, Ross Bagdasarian, Judy Dan, Rodolfo Acosta, Russell Collins ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1953-03-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : King of the Khyber Rifles

King of the Khyber Rifles

6.3/10 IMDB

Freshly arrived Sandhurst-trained Captain Alan King, better versed in Pashtun then any of the veterans and born locally as army brat, survives an attack on his escort to his Northwest Frontier province garrison near the Khyber pass because of Ahmed, a native Afridi deserter from the Muslim fanatic rebel Karram Khan's forces. As soon as his fellow officers learn his mother was a native Muslim which got his parents disowned even by their own families, he falls prey to stubborn prejudiced discrimination, Lieutenant Geoffrey Heath even moves out of their quarters, except from half-Irish Lt. Ben Baird.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Terry Moore, Michael Rennie, John Justin, Guy Rolfe, Richard Wyler, Murray Matheson, Frank De Kova, Argentina Brunetti, Sujata Rubener ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1953-12-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Jungle Drums of Africa

Jungle Drums of Africa

6.0/10 IMDB

In Africa, a deceased medical missionary's daughter in Africa carries on her father's work. Before long, she finds herself in danger from crooks and a local witch doctor.

Starring: Clayton Moore, Phyllis Coates, Johnny Sands, Roy Glenn, John L. Cason, Henry Rowland, Steve Mitchell, Bill Walker, Don Blackman, Felix Nelson ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1953-01-21

Loose in London

6.3/10 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, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1953-05-24

Never Let Me Go

6.2/10 IMDB

An American reporter falls in love with a Russian ballet dancer.

Starring: Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles, Richard Haydn, Belita, Kenneth More, Karl Stepanek, Theodore Bikel, George Froeschel, Frederick Valk ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1953-03-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Take Me to Town

Take Me to Town

6.4/10 IMDB

Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden, Phillip Reed, Lee Patrick, Lee Aaker, Larry Gates, Phyllis Stanley, Harvey Grant, Dusty Henley, Forrest Lewis ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1953-06-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Decameron Nights

Decameron Nights

5.2/10 IMDB

Italian poet Boccaccio (Louis Jourdan) hides in the court of Fiammetta (Joan Fontaine) and tells three tales of love and lust.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Binnie Barnes, Joan Collins, Godfrey Tearle, Mara Lane, Noel Purcell, Carlos Villarías, Gérard Tichy ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1953-01-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Francis Covers the Big Town

Francis Covers the Big Town

6.3/10 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: 1953-06-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Sea Devils

Sea Devils

5.6/10 IMDB

Gilliatt, a fisherman-turned-smuggler on the isle of Guernsey, agrees to transport a beautiful woman to the French coast in the year 1800. She tells him she hopes to rescue her brother from the guillotine. Gilliatt finds himself falling in love and so feels betrayed when he later learns this woman is a countess helping Napoleon plan an invasion of England. In reality, however, the "countess" is an English agent working to thwart this invasion. When Gilliatt finds this out, he returns to France to rescue the woman who's true purpose has been discovered by the French.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed, Denis O'Dea, Michael Goodliffe, Bryan Forbes, Jacques Brunius, Ivor Barnard, Arthur Wontner, Gérard Oury ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1953-05-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Desert Legion

Desert Legion

5.5/10 IMDB

A commander in the Foreign Legion romances a mysterious and exotic princess.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Richard Conte, Arlene Dahl, Akim Tamiroff, Leon Askin, Anthony Caruso, Oscar Beregi Sr., Peter Coe, John George, George J. Lewis ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1953-05-08

South Sea Woman

6.2/10 IMDB

Marine Sergeant James O'Hearn is being tried at the San Diego Marine base for desertion, theft, scandalous conduct and destruction of property in time of war. He refuses to testify or plead guilty or not guilty to the charges. Showgirl Ginger Martin takes the stand against his protest. She testifies O'Hearn won't talk because he is protecting the name of his pal, Marine Private Davey White. Ginger tells how she, broke and stranded, met the two marines in Shanghai two weeks before Pearl Harbor.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors, Arthur Shields, Barry Kelley, Leon Askin, Veola Vonn, Bob Sweeney, Hayden Rorke, Raymond Greenleaf ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1953-06-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : South of Algiers

South of Algiers

5.2/10 IMDB

Archaeologists Van Heflin and Eric Portman undertake an expedition in Tunisia in search of an ancient mask.

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

Appointment in Honduras

5.5/10 IMDB

On a tramp steamer off Central America are Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard, five prisoners en route to a Nicaraguan prison, and Corbett, an American carrying money for a Honduran counter-revolution. Denied permission to land in Honduras, Corbett releases the prisoners and with their aid hijacks the ship. They land, taking the wealthy Sheppards as hostages, and start the arduous trip upriver to Corbett's rendezvous, meeting jungle hazards

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott, Rodolfo Acosta, Jack Elam, Rodolfo Acosta, Stuart Whitman, Stanley Andrews, Conrad Paul, Ric Roman ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1953-10-16
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, Suzanne Alexander, Chuck Roberson ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1953-05-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Jamaica Run

Jamaica Run

5.7/10 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

Wings of the Hawk

6.1/10 IMDB

Gringo miner Gallager is caught up in the Mexican revolution of 1910-11 when corrupt administrator Ruiz appropriates his mine. Gallager saves the life of guerilla leader Raquel, then finds there's a price on his head; he becomes romantically involved with her in the course of a series of rescues and ambushes, leading up to Orozco's march on Ciudad Juarez.

Starring: Van Heflin, Julie Adams, Abbe Lane, George Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Rodolfo Acosta, Antonio Moreno, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Paul Fierro, Mario Siletti ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-08-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : War Paint

War Paint

5.7/10 IMDB

An Indian and his beautiful sister attempt to destroy a cavalry patrol trying to deliver a peace treaty to their chief.

Starring: Robert Stack, Joan Taylor, Charles McGraw, Keith Larsen, Peter Graves, Robert J. Wilke, John Doucette, Walter Reed, Douglas Kennedy, Charles Nolte ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1953-08-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Slaves of Babylon

Slaves of Babylon

5.0/10 IMDB

The Jews are taken from Jerusalem and made slaves by King Nebuchadnezzar. In the meantime Cyrus, king of the Persians, who has been living as a shepherd, is proclaimed king and defeats Nebuchadnezzar.

Starring: Richard Conte, Linda Christian, Maurice Schwartz, Terry Kilburn, Michael Ansara, Leslie Bradley, Ruth Storey, John Crawford, Ric Roman, Robert Griffin ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1953-10-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : City Beneath the Sea

City Beneath the Sea

5.5/10 IMDB

Two adventures dive for treasure off the coast of Jamaica.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball, George Mathews, Karl Stepanek, Hilo Hattie, Lalo Rios, Woody Strode, John Warburton ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-04-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Fort Algiers

Fort Algiers

5.4/10 IMDB

In northwest Africa, a tribal leader tries to stir up a rebellion against the ruling powers.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Raymond Burr, Carlos Thompson, Leif Erickson, Anthony Caruso, John Dehner, Henry Corden, Joe Kirk, Lewis Martin, Leonard Penn ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1953-08-30
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Safari Drums

Safari Drums

5.1/10 IMDB

A group of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife.

Starring: Johnny Sheffield, Barbara Bestar, Emory Parnell, Paul Marion, Douglas Kennedy, Leonard Mudie, Smoki Whitfield, Russ Conway, Carleton Young, James Adamson ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1953-06-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1953 : Miss Robin Crusoe

Miss Robin Crusoe

4.5/10 IMDB

This 1954 feminist version of "Robinson Crusoe" stars Amanda Blake as a woman shipwrecked on a jungle island. Also with George Nader and Rosalind Hayes.

Starring: Amanda Blake, George Nader, Rosalind Hayes ..
Directed by: Eugene Frenke
Release date: 1953-11-01

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