1940s Adventure Movies

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To Have and Have Not(1945)

3.8/5 (with 161 votes)

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

Tarzan and the Amazons(1945)

| 1h 16min | Action, Adventure, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 11 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.

Tarzan's New York Adventure(1942)

1h 11min | Action, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 33 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.

Captain America(1944)

3.0/5 (with 8 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

'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.

Mr. Reckless(1948)

1h 6min | Adventure, Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

An oil well digger tries to win back his former girlfriend, now engaged to another man.

Directed by Frank McDonald

Arabian Nights(1942)

| 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.


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

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.

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.

Bomba, the Jungle Boy(1949)

1h 10min | Adventure
2.7/5 (with 4 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

The Great Alaskan Mystery(1944)

| 3h 43min | Action, Adventure

The obsessive scientist Dr. Miller is working on a matter-transmitter invention called the Paratron; a conspiratorial team of spies and no-goods pursue him to Alaska, trying to steal the device.

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...

Isle of Forgotten Sins(1943)

1h 22min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

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

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.

Congo Bill(1948)

| 4h 30min | Action, Adventure
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Congo Bill is hired to locate an heiress lost somewhere in Africa.

The Adventures of Martin Eden(1942)

1h 27min | Adventure

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

Frank Duck Brings 'em Back Alive(1946)

| 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

Gypsy Wildcat(1944)

| 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.

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