Best Adventure Movies of 1956
Two American gun runners at odds with each other and looking to sell guns to the rebels during the Cuban War of Independence navigate a boat to Cuba. Along for the ride is a beautiful Cuban rebel in who both men are interested.
Ex-lumberjack Brad Collins (Dennis Morgan) and mining engineer Grady Mathews (William Talman) find uranium in the Colorado badlands. While Grady guards the claim, Brad goes to register it in town, where he meets and marries Jean Williams (Patricia Medina.) Returning to the claim, Brad learns that Jean was once Grady's fiancee. Grady, as one would expect, is somewhat put out and leaves the mine in Brad's hands, while he hooks up with a confidence man and engineers a scheme to break the back of Brad's somewhat rapidly-created mining empire.
Westward Ho, The Wagons!
The pioneering trail to Oregon was littered with constant danger. Yet, the hope of the "promised land" keeps American families westward bound despite overwhelming odds. A calm, clear-thinking pioneer attempts to lead a wagon train through territory occupied by Pawnees and Sioux. Along the way, the hardy settlers face horse thieves, kidnappers, and unpredictable Indian attacks in their push to establish a new life in the rugged West.
Director Joseph Pevney's 1956 jungle drama, set in Africa, stars Virginia Mayo, George Nader, Peter Lorre, Michael Pate, Kathryn Givney, Raymond Bailey and Rex Ingram.
Curucu, Beast of the Amazon
Rock and Dr. Andrea travel up the Amazon to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is said to live up the river where no white man has ever been before...
Separately released feature version of the 1935 Serial, Call of the Savage.
A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.
An overambitious shutterbug almost gets his lights put out permanently when he decides to snap a picture of a mob boss.
Manhunt in Space
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger fights space pirates over an invisible spaceship.
An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died.