1940s Adventure Movies

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To Have and Have Not(1945)

3.8/5 (with 151 votes)

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

Captain America(1944)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

The Sea Hawk(1940)

3.6/5 (with 38 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.

Arabian Nights(1942)

| 1h 26min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

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

Tarzan's New York Adventure(1942)

1h 11min | Action, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 31 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)

3.1/5 (with 9 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.

Tarzan and the Amazons(1945)

| 1h 16min | Action, Adventure, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 10 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.

Unknown Island(1948)

1h 15min | Science Fiction
2.5/5 (with 7 votes)

Adventure-seeker Ted Osborne has convinced his finacee Carole to finance his expedition to an uncharted South Pacific island supposedly populated with dinosaurs...

Queen of the Amazons(1947)

1h 1min | Adventure
1.6/5 (with 5 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.

White Pongo(1945)

1h 11min | Adventure, Horror
1.7/5 (with 2 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

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.

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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Isle of Forgotten Sins(1943)

1h 22min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

An evil sea captain and the forces of nature threaten two divers' search for a fortune in gold in the South Pacific.

'Pimpernel' Smith(1941)

3.6/5 (with 7 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.

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

Rope of Sand(1949)

1h 44min | Drama, Action, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

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

Bomba, the Jungle Boy(1949)

1h 10min | Adventure
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

George Harland and his daughter Pat are photographers who discover a wild boy in the jungle. When Pat becomes lost, Bomba brings her back, overcoming plagues of locusts, forest fires and fierce wild animals.

Directed by Ford Beebe

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

3.7/5 (with 4 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.

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 nemesis, Dr. Nayland Smith, and his associates fight to keep the evil doctor from getting his hands on the keys. In 1943, the serial that was edited together into a feature movie also called Drums of Fu Manchu.

Torrid Zone(1940)

3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

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

Swiss Family Robinson(1940)

1h 33min | Adventure
2.4/5 (with 6 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.

The Saint's Vacation(1941)

1h 1min | Drama, Mystery
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

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

Directed by Leslie Fenton - With Hugh Sinclair, Leueen MacGrath, Gordon McLeod

Flowing Gold(1940)

| 1h 21min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (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.

The Desert Song(1943)

1h 35min | Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (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.


1h 15min | Adventure
1.8/5 (with 4 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

Jungle Drums(1943)

8min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Superman discovers a secret Nazi base in the jungle.

Directed by Dan Gordon - With Joan Alexander

Siren of Atlantis(1949)

1h 15min | Adventure
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Two Foreign Legion soldiers, Jean (Dennis O'Keefe) and Andre (Jean Pierre Aumont), accidentally discover the famed lost continent of Atlantis. Bewitched by the sultry, beauty of the Queen of Atlantis (Maria Montez) the two men vie for her affections; little realising that her previous lovers have been embalmed into statues that line the passages of her kingdom.

Jungle Jim(1948)

1h 11min | Adventure
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.

A Game of Death(1945)

1h 12min | Adventure, Horror
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A shipwreck victim (John Loder) washes up on a homicidal big-game hunter's (Edgar Barrier) Caribbean island.

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
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