1940s Adventure Movies

Public list by WPS with 129 movies or TV shows/series

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To Have and Have Not(1945)

| 1h 40min | Adventure, Romance / Love, War
3.7/5 (with 208 votes)

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

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves(1944)

3.2/5 (with 14 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.

The Sea Hawk(1940)

3.7/5 (with 49 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 39 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.

Scott of the Antarctic(1948)

| 1h 51min | Adventure, Drama, Action, History
3.6/5 (with 14 votes)

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him.

Tarzan and the Amazons(1945)

| 1h 16min | Action, Adventure, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 33 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.

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

| 1h 38min | Action, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 7 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.

Saraband for Dead Lovers(1948)

2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Sophie Dorothea is a young woman forced into a loveless marriage with Prince George Louis of Hanover. George Louis is later crowned King George I of England. Despairing of ever experiencing true love, the depressed queen finds life at court no solace. Sophie then falls for a dashing Swedish soldier of fortune, Count Konigsmark.

Arabian Nights(1942)

| 1h 26min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 20 votes)

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

The Shadow(1940)

| 4h 45min | Action, Crime
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

The Shadow battles a villain known as The Black Tiger, who has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death ray.

Green Hell(1940)

| 1h 27min | Adventure, Romance / Love
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

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

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'Pimpernel' Smith(1941)

3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

Eccentric Cambridge archaeologist Horatio Smith 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.

Gypsy Wildcat(1944)

2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

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.


1h 21min | Adventure
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In Scotland in 1752, seventeen-year-old David Balfour is cheated out of his birthright by his evil uncle Ebenezer.

Captain Caution(1940)

2.3/5 (with 3 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.

Swiss Family Robinson(1940)

1h 33min | Adventure
2.7/5 (with 10 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.

Queen of the Amazons(1947)

| 1h 1min | Adventure
1.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Jean Preston is determined to find her fiancée, Greg Jones, who went on a safari and didn’t come back when expected. She travels to Akbar, India with Greg’s father, Colonel Jones, Wayne Monroe and the Professor. She asks about Jones at the front desk of the hotel where she stays.

Emergency Squad(1940)

58min | Drama, Action, Crime

Betty Bryant is an ambitious newspaper reporter in love with Dan Barton, a member of a big-city Emergency Squad who are trained to deal with riots, cave-in, explosions, fires and other emergencies where lives are at stake. Slade Wiley, an unscrupulous tunnel builder, finds that his low bid on the Newford Tunnel project is causing him to lose a lot of money, and has underworld leader Nick Burton set off blasts to frighten the stockholders into selling their shares at a low price so he can buy up the stock. Betty is investigating the deal when Wiley and Burton take her on a "tour trip" to the tunnel.

Beyond the Blue Horizon(1942)

A young girl's parents are killed on a tropical island, and the girl is raised and protected by the jungle animals. When she is found, as a grown woman, she is taken back to the United States to claim her inheritance. There are several people, with vested interests, who stand to gain something if she is shown not to be the missing heir.

Flying Cadets(1941)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Story of test pilots at a school that trains new flyers.

Directed by Erle C. Kenton

Sea Raiders(1941)

| 3h 49min | Action, War

A bunch of waterfront youths pursue the Sea Raiders, a gang of saboteurs.

Drums of Fu Manchu(1940)

2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

The nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu searches for the keys to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in order to fulfill a prophecy that will enable him to conquer the world. His nemesi, Dr. Nayland Smith and his associates fight to keep the evil doctor from getting his hands on the keys. In 1943 the serial was edited together into a feature movie also called Drums of Fu Manchu.

Jungle Girl(1941)

4h 27min | Action
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ability to cure the native ills has resulted in his virtual control of the Masamba tribes, who possess vast diamond mines coveted by a gang of crooks.

Rope of Sand(1949)

| 1h 44min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

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

The Prince Of Thieves(1948)

| 1h 12min | Action, Adventure
2.8/5 (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.

Flowing Gold(1940)

| 1h 21min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

In the American oilfields, a fugitive from justice's destiny is intertwined with the fortunes and the misfortunes of a small oil company that hires him as a roughneck.


1h 19min | Adventure

A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

Directed by John Cromwell - With Fredric March

The Blonde from Singapore(1941)

1h 9min | Adventure
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Fortune hunter Mary Brooks, posing as a missionary's daughter, strives to beat a couple of pilots, Terry Prescott and "Waffles" Billings, (who have turned pearl divers in order to buy a plane and join the Royal Air Force), out of their pearls, while also beating off the advances of Prince Sali who wants to add her to his harem.


| 1h 10min | Adventure

Two men searching for black pearls are marooned on an island when their crew mutinies. There they run into a beautiful girl who had been washed up on the island in her childhood. They must fight angry natives and a typhoon in order to survive.

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