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1940s Adventure Movies

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Tarzan and the Amazons(1945)

PG
| 1h 16min | Action, Adventure, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 24 votes)

A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them.

To Have and Have Not(1945)

3.8/5 (with 185 votes)

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

The Sea Hawk(1940)

3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

Dashing pirate Geoffrey Thorpe plunders Spanish ships for Queen Elizabeth I and falls in love with Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal he captures.

Tarzan's New York Adventure(1942)

1h 11min | Action, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 35 votes)

Circus owner Buck Rand kidnaps Boy to perform in his show. He forces a pilot to fly him, Boy and his animal trainer out of the jungle. Tarzan and Jane follow them to New York.

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves(1944)

3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

Orphaned as a young child and adopted by a band of notorious thieves, now-grown Ali Baba sets out to avenge his father’s murder, reclaim the royal throne, and rescue his beloved Amara from the iron fist of his treacherous enemy.

Arabian Nights(1942)

NR
| 1h 26min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

Two half brothers battle each other for the power of the throne and the love of sensual, gorgeous dancing girl Scheherazade.

Swiss Family Robinson(1940)

1h 33min | Adventure
2.6/5 (with 9 votes)

A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment.

Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake(1942)

3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so cannot claim the inheritance, he is taking no chances. Benjamin eventually rebels against his uncle and sets sail to try and make his fortune. This may enable him to return to prove his claim to being the rightful heir to the estate.

The Son of Monte Cristo(1940)

1h 42min | Action, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Rightful owner of the kingdom, the Duchess of Zona, is engaged in a power struggle with the evil General Gurko. Edmond, the son of Monte Cristo, dons many disguises to come to the aid of the Duchess.

Torrid Zone(1940)

3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

A Central American plantation manager and his boss battle over a traveling showgirl.

Rope of Sand(1949)

1h 44min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Story of a South African diamond mine watched over by a sadistic policeman tasked with looking out for smugglers.

Captain Caution(1940)

2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

When her father dies, a young girl helps a young man take command of the ship to fight the British during the war of 1812.

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The Prince Of Thieves(1948)

PG-13
| 1h 12min | Action, Adventure
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

After fighting in the Crusades alongside Richard I of England Sir Allan Claire is returning home to marry his betrothed Lady Christable. Accompanied by his sister Lady Marian Claire, the two are intercepted by Robin Hood and his band of Merrie Men. Recognising a friend of King Richard, Robin informs them that Lady Christabel is the be married to another against her well in the interest of politics and her father's fortune. The three team up to rescue the fair lady.

'Pimpernel' Smith(1941)

3.6/5 (with 9 votes)

Eccentric Cambridge archaeologist Horatio Smith (Howard) takes a group of British and American archaeology students to pre-war Nazi Germany to help in his excavations. His research is supported by the Nazis, since he professes to be looking for evidence of the Aryan origins of German civilisation. However, he has a secret agenda: to free inmates of the concentration camps.

Jungle Man(1941)

1h 3min | Action, Adventure
1.3/5 (with 4 votes)

An expedition sets out to darkest Africa to find the fabled City of the Dead, and must battle thick jungle, hostile natives, wild animals and a deadly epidemic.

Directed by Harry L. Fraser

Frank Duck Brings 'em Back Alive(1946)

NR
| 7min | Animation
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Wild man of the jungle Goofy is swinging through the treetops when he notices great white hunter Donald Duck pulling into port on his safari boat. He is looking for a wild man of the jungle and Goofy offers himself to Donald...if Donald can catch him which leads the duo on a wild chase through the jungle. Eventually they are pursued in their chase by a lion having switched clothes so that Donald is the wild man and Goofy is the hunter. Goofy escapes in Donald's boat leaving Donald swinging through the trees to escape the lion.

Directed by Jack Hannah

Nabonga(1944)

1h 15min | Adventure
1.9/5 (with 5 votes)

When a treasure hunter seeks a downed airplane in the jungles of Africa, he encounters one of the passenger's young daughter, now fully grown, and with a gorilla protector.

Directed by Sam Newfield - With Buster Crabbe

Gypsy Wildcat(1944)

NR
| 1h 17min | Adventure

In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube's gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar's village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancée Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla...especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.

Swamp Fire(1946)

1h 9min | Drama, Adventure, Action
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Highlights in this one include a fist-fight between Johnny Weissmuller and Buster Crabbe (I won't give away the winner, but check the cast order); a cat-fight between Virginia Grey and Carol Thurston that the male cast of Sienfeld would pay to see and, just to keep things moving, Weissmuller wrestles an alligator, and there are two mid-water collisions between small-craft boats, a big ship wreck and a blazing swamp fire finale. Toss in a plot that has Weissmuller as a psycho-neurotic war veteran who, because he piled up his Navy destroyer on the rocks, now dreads returning to his pre-war occupation of a pilot guiding ships through the channels at the mouth of the Mississippi. Throw in icy Virginia Grey as a spoiled heiress out to take Johnny away from his job, his friends and the girl he loves (who knows why), and you have enough plot and action for two Pine-Thomas jewels.

Directed by William H. Pine

Jungle Drums(1943)

8min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

Superman discovers a secret Nazi base in the jungle.

Directed by Dan Gordon - With Joan Alexander

Green Hell(1940)

2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A group of adventurers head deep into South American jungle in search of an ancient Incan treasure.

The Adventures of Martin Eden(1942)

1h 27min | Adventure

Author writes about his experiences sailing at sea, struggles to get his work published.

To the Ends of the Earth(1948)

1h 49min | Thriller
2.8/5 (with 7 votes)

A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.

White Pongo(1945)

1h 11min | Adventure, Horror
1.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Suspecting that a safari guide is a wanted killer, undercover policeman Geoffrey Bishop (Richard Fraser) joins a safari led by the suspect for a scientist that hopes to find and prove that a fabled white gorilla is a missing link.

Directed by Sam Newfield

Riders of the Whistling Pines(1949)

1h 10min | Action, Drama, Music, Western
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

While trailing Forest Ranger Charles Carter, who is suspected of permitting lumber man Henry Mitchell to cut restricted timber, Gene fires at a dangerous mountain lion and apparently kills Carter. Actually, Bill Wright, Mitchell's associate, killed Carter because the ranger had discovered tussock moth infestation in the forest, and if the infestation was not reported, the trees would die and have to be cut, thereby profiting Mitchell and Wright. In order to compensate the best he can, Gene sells his sportsman's camp and gives the money to Carter's daughter Helen . En route to Texas, Gene discovers the infestation and is assigned by the Forest Department to supervise the program of spraying the area with DDT from the air. After the first day of spraying, the DDT is blamed by furious stock men for the many animals found dead of poisoning.

Dangerous Partners(1945)

1h 14min | Adventure, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A young couple's accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.

Law of the Jungle(1942)

2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a café in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The café owner is secretly in league with two foreign agents with a goal of making the natives restless. American explorer Larry Mason leaves for the jungle with his servant, Jeff and a safari. Nona escapes the café into the jungle but is followed by the agents as, unknowing to her, she is carrying a report of the agent's activities. She joins the safari just as all hands are captured by a tribe of natives.

Directed by Jean Yarbrough

The Saint's Vacation(1941)

1h 1min | Drama, Mystery
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

While on vacation, the Saint discovers a much-sought-after music box.

The Desert Song(1943)

1h 35min | Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

Blonde Savage(1947)

1h 2min | Action, Adventure

An expedition into the deep jungle discovers a native tribe led by a tall white blonde woman.

Directed by Steve Sekely
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