Best Adventure Movies of 1959


Alaska Passage

6.1/10 IMDB

Al Graham runs a trucking business in Alaska, America’s final frontier which confronts him with washed out bridges, female hitchhikers and mayhem concerning his partner Gerard Mason and his scheming wife.

Starring: Bill Williams, Naura Hayden, Lyn Thomas, Leslie Bradley, Nick Dennis, Raymond Hatton, Fred Sherman, Court Shepard, Gregg Martell, Gene Roth ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1959-02-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1959 : Watusi


5.6/10 IMDB

A sequel to the MGM 1950 King Solomon's Mines.

Starring: George Montgomery, Taina Elg, David Farrar, Dan Seymour, Robert Goodwin, Rex Ingram ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1959-03-25

Thunder in the Sun

5.5/10 IMDB

A band of Basque immigrants treks through the Old West toward California, where they hope to put down roots and open wineries. When the group's leader (Carl Esmond) dies, his widow Gabrielle (Susan Hayward) marries his brother (Jacques Bergerac) in accordance with Basque tradition. But it's a loveless union; Gabrielle is smitten with Lon Bennett (Jeff Chandler), the scout who's been hired to guide them on their journey. [netflix]

Starring: Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac, Carl Esmond, Blanche Yurka, Fortunio Bonanova, Bertrand Castelli, Felix Locher, Albert Carrier, Michèle Marly ..
Directed by: Russell Rouse
Release date: 1959-04-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1959 : Island of Lost Women

Island of Lost Women

5.2/10 IMDB

A plane crash-lands on a jungle island inhabited by a scientist and his nubile young daughters. Complications ensue.

Starring: Jeff Richards, John Smith, Venetia Stevenson, Alan Napier, Diane Jergens, June Blair, Gavin Muir, George Brand, Vern Taylor, Tom Riley ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1959-03-20

Five Gates to Hell

5.4/10 IMDB

A group of nurses, doctors and nuns are taken hostage in Vietnam and sent up river to a castle hideout so they can cure an ailing war general.

Starring: Dolores Michaels, Patricia Owens, Neville Brand, Ken Scott, Nobu McCarthy, Benson Fong, Nancy Kulp, John Morley, Shirley Knight, Irish McCalla ..
Directed by: James Clavell
Release date: 1959-09-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1959 : The Cat Gang

The Cat Gang

5.5/10 IMDB

The Cat Gang is a group of precocious British kids. They have a habit of hanging around a grown-up customs official who wishes that they'd beat it. But the Gang comes in handy when a smuggling gang arrives on the scene.

Starring: Francesca Annis, John Pike, Jeremy Bulloch, John Gabriel, John Stacy ..
Directed by: Darrell Catling
Release date: 1959-01-04

The Horse Soldiers

7.2/10 IMDB

A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the commander. The secret plan for the mission is overheard by a southern belle who must be taken along to assure her silence.

Starring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt, Hoot Gibson, Ken Curtis, Willis Bouchey, Bing Russell, O.Z. Whitehead, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1959-06-11

North West Frontier

7.1/10 IMDB

In the rebellious northern frontier province of colonial India, British Army Captain Scott (Kenneth More), a young prince and the boy's governess (Lauren Bacall) escape by an obsolete train as they are relentlessly pursued by Muslim rebels intent on assassinating the prince.

Starring: Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde-White, I.S. Johar, Ursula Jeans, Eugene Deckers, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim, Govind Raja Ross ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1959-10-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1959 : The Hangman

The Hangman

6.6/10 IMDB

A marshal nicknamed "The Hangman" because of his track record in hunting down and capturing wanted criminals traces a robbery suspect to a small town. However, the man is known and liked in the town, and the citizens band together to try to help him avoid capture.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord, Gene Evans, Mickey Shaughnessy, Mabel Albertson, Shirley Harmer, James Westerfield, Lorne Greene ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1959-06-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1959 : Ferry to Hong Kong

Ferry to Hong Kong

5.6/10 IMDB

Mark Conrad, a habitual drunk and troublemaker with a shady past, is expelled by Hong Kong police after one too many bar fights. He's sent to Macao on the Fa Tsan, a ferry owned by Captain Hart. Conrad's papers are out of order and Macao refuses him entry. Unable to go ashore, Conrad is a permanent passenger on the ferry with Hart, who detests him. It's all one long, lazy voyage for Conrad until one fateful trip when an encounter with a typhoon and pirates forces Conrad to choose between an aimless drifter's life and becoming a man again.

Starring: Curd Jürgens, Orson Welles, Sylvia Syms, Jeremy Spenser, Noel Purcell ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1959-10-29

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