Best Adventure Movies of 1957

1.

Abandon Ship

4.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd, Moira Lister, James Hayter, Marie Lohr, Finlay Currie, John Stratton, Victor Maddern ..
Directed by: Richard Sale
Release date: 1957-04-17
2.

The Enemy Below

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt Jürgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel, Russell Collins, Kurt Kreuger, Frank Albertson, Biff Elliot ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1957-12-25
3.

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1944, in South Pacific, the castaway Marine Corporal Allison drifts in a raft to the Tuasiva Island, where he meets Sister Angela. She tells him that she is the only person in the island and was left behind by the runaway boat to Fiji Island while seeking the local priest. Stranded in the island, but with water, fish and fruits, their paradisiacal life ends when the Japanese arrive to build a base, forcing Allison and the nun to hide in a cave. The crude marine provides the necessary supply for their survival and falls in love for the nun.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1957-03-13
4.

Legend of the Lost

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.

Starring: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi, Kurt Kasznar, Sonia Moser, Angela Portaluri, Ibrahim El Hadish ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1957-12-17
5.

The Abominable Snowman

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American promoter lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Arnold Marlé, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis, Robert Brown, Michael Brill, Wolfe Morris, Anthony Chinn, Fred Johnson ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1957-08-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1957 : Boy on a Dolphin
6.

Boy on a Dolphin

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold stature of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Sophia Loren, Clifton Webb, Alex Minotis, Jorge Mistral, Laurence Naismith, Piero Giagnoni, Gertrude Flynn ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1957-04-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1957 : Fire Down Below
7.

Fire Down Below

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They agree to ferry the beautiful but passportless Irena to another island. They both fall for her, leading to betrayal and a break-up of their partnership. Tony takes a job on a cargo ship. After a collision he finds himself trapped below deck with time running out (the ship is aflame), and only Felix, whom he hates and has sworn to kill, left to save him.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon, Herbert Lom, Bernard Lee, Bonar Colleano, Edric Connor, Peter Illing, Joan Miller, Anthony Newley ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1957-05-30
Best Adventure Movies of 1957 : The Land Unknown
8.

The Land Unknown

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Navy Commander Hal Roberts is assigned to lead an expedition to Little America in Antartica to investigate reports of a mysterious warm water inland lake discovered a decade earlier. His helicopter and its small party, including beautiful reporter Maggie Hathaway, is forced down into a volcanic crater by a fierce storm. They find themselves trapped in a lush tropical environment that has survived from the Mesozoic Era. Fighting carnivorous plants, dinosaurs, and a limited time window, they struggle to survive and repair the helicopter, their only means of escape. They are both helped and hindered by Dr. Carl Hunter, a megalomaniac survivor of an earlier expedition, who has learned to adapt to the hostile environment. (copied from IMDB)

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Harvey, Bing Russell ..
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1957-08-01
9.

The Pride and the Passion

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

During the Napoleonic Wars, when the French have occupied Spain, some Spanish guerrilla soldiers are going to move a big cannon across Spain in order to help the British defeat the French. A British officer is there to accompany the Spanish and along the way, he falls in love with the leader's girl.

Starring: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel, John Wengraf, Jay Novello, José Nieto, Carlos Larrañaga, Philip Van Zandt, Paco El Laberinto ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1957-07-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1957 : Walk Into Paradise
10.

Walk Into Paradise

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Steve McAllister, an Australian official for The New Guinea Administration, gets orders to investigate an oil discovery by Ned 'Shark-Eye' Kelly in the interior. He selects his native policeman, Sergeant-Major Towalaka, to accompany him on his "walk into hell" and then finds that a French lady doctor, Louise Dumurcet, is to go with them part of the journey. They find the malaria-stricken Jeff Clayton in a deserted village and he joins the trek. They are captured by jungle-natives but are released after Dr. Dumurcet cures the fever-stricken children of the chief.

Starring: Chips Rafferty, Françoise Christophe ..
Directed by: Lee Robinson, Marcello Pagliero
Release date: 1957-09-08

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