1940s Adventure Movies

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The Sea Hawk(1940)

3.7/5 (with 33 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.

To Have and Have Not(1944)

3.8/5 (with 136 votes)

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

Captain America(1944)

3.1/5 (with 6 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.

Adventures of Don Juan(1948)

| 1h 50min | Action, Adventure, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

The adventures of the notorious Spanish Lothario Don Juan highlights Errol Flynn's swashbuckling and romantic antics.

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.

To the Ends of the Earth(1948)

1h 49min | Thriller
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug 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

Flowing Gold(1940)

1h 21min | Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A fugitive drifter (John Garfield) hired by a Texas oil driller (Pat O'Brien) becomes his rival for the boss's daughter (Frances Farmer).

Tomorrow We Live(1942)

1h 4min | Crime, Drama
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Julie Bronson, whose father operates a desert cafe, is attracting the unwanted attention of a half-crazed gangster known as The Ghost who runs a desert night club several miles away.

Green Hell(1940)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Rope of Sand(1949)

1h 44min | Drama, Action, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

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

Riders of the Whistling Pines(1949)

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

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.

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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.

The Son of Monte Cristo(1940)

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

In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona and undertakes to help her, masquerading as a foppish banker and a masked freedom fighter. The rest is rapid-fire intrigue and derring-do.

'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.

Siren of Atlantis(1949)

1h 15min | Adventure
2.4/5 (with 2 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.

Queen of the Amazons(1947)

1h 1min | Adventure
1.5/5 (with 4 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.


1h 25min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Good and bad characters are stuck in a ski chalet near buried Nazi gold in the Alps.

Directed by David MacDonald - With Dennis Price

This Man's Navy(1945)

1h 40min | Adventure, Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

During World War II, Chief Aviation Pilot Ned Trumpet is in charge of an airship at Lakehurst, New Jersey naval base. Trumpet orders an unauthorized and premature attack on a German submarine but the bomb misses and the submarine fires back, hitting the airship. Trumpet takes over the controls and sinks the submarine, The pilot faces a court-martial for disobeying orders but the older man takes the blame for his actions. Weaver transfers to the Ferry Command, and while on assignment in Burma, his aircraft crashes in Japanese territory. Trumpet rushes to the scene with a rescue team. Both are successfully brought out and are decorated for their heroism. Afterward, Weaver indicates that he will be returning to the lighter-than-air service in Lakehurst, to reunite with his "father".

The Spider Returns(1941)

The evil and masked "Gargoyle" is sabotaging all of America's industrial plants. It is up to the Spider to save the country.

Directed by James W. Horne - With Warren Hull

The Shadow(1940)

4h 45min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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.

Lost City of the Jungle(1946)

4h 25min | Action, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 1 vote)

A movie serial in 13 chapters, and Lionel Atwill's final film: Following the end of WWII, war-monger Sir Eric Hazarias sets the wheel in motion for WWIII. His search for Meteorium 245, the only practical defence against the atomic bomb, leads him to mythical Pendrang. Obstructing his sinister plan to rule the world are Rod Stanton, United Peace Foundation investigator, Tal Shan , Pendrang native, and Marjorie Elmore, daughter of scientist Dr. Elmore, unwilling assistant to Sir Eric.

Jungle Man(1941)

1h 3min | Action, Adventure
1.1/5 (with 3 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

King of the Royal Mounted(1940)

3h 31min | Western, Action, Adventure

The Canadians have discovered a valuable substance called Compound X, which can cure infantile paralysis. When a country at war with Canada learns that Compound X also contains magnetic properties that could aid them in their warfare against the British, they send agents to infiltrate Canada and steal a large quantity of the substance. It's up to Sgt. King (Allan Lane) and his Mounties to track down the agents and put an end to their scheme.

Pedro soll hängen(1941)

2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

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Directed by Veit Harlan - With Gustav Knuth

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.

Jungle Girl(1941)

4h 27min | Action
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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.

The Phantom(1943)

| 4h 59min | Action
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Two expeditions are trying to reach the Lost City of Zoloz -- one headed by Professor Davidson, a scientist who wants to establish an archaeological site, and the other by a greedy treasure hunter who wants to keep the fabled treasures of the city for himself. An agent of a foreign power also wants to establish a secret airbase there, so he stirs up the natives against The Phantom, who has been able to get them to stay peaceful so far. When The Phantom is murdered, his son takes his place and sets out to restore peace to the jungle and stop the agents' and the treasure hunters' nefarious plans.

Directed by B. Reeves Eason - With Tom Tyler, Jeanne Bates, Kenneth MacDonald, Ace the Wonder Dog


1h 16min

A man who has been framed on a murder charge is placed in the custody of a crooked U.S. marshal, who is secretly running a murderous claim-jumping gang.

Directed by George Archainbaud - With Kent Taylor

The Wind Is My Lover(1949)

1h 44min | Adventure, Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Set in medieval times about the cursed Moonshield family. The young knight Erland Moonshield fall in love with a gypsy enchantress, Singoalla, he meet in the forest.

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