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1940 Adventure Movies

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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.

Green Hell(1940)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Swiss Family Robinson(1940)

1h 33min | Adventure
2.4/5 (with 7 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.

Torrid Zone(1940)

3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

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

Typhoon(1940)

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.

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.

In Old Missouri(1940)

1h 8min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

The Weavers are share-croppers who confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who wants a divorce. He begs the Weavers to trade places with him and fix things up.

Directed by Frank McDonald

Zanzibar(1940)

1h 10min | Adventure

A beautiful young woman organizes an expedition to Africa to search for a sacred skull that is worshiped by the locals.

Directed by Harold D. Schuster

Murder on the Yukon(1940)

1.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Unknown to Joan Manning, her trading post partner Weathers is operating a counterfeiting ring. When miner Jim Smithers brings his gold dust in, Weathers pays him off in counterfeit money. Jim's drunken brother, Bill, comes to the post and Weathers hears him say that Jim is leaving the area for good. Weathers sends Hawks to kill Jim and retrieve the bogus money. RCMP Sergeant Renfrew and Constable Kelly find Jim's body, and Renfrew hurries for Jim's cabin to search it. He is attacked by Weathers' men who have found the money. Renfrew is suspicious when Bill Smithers body is found, supposedly a suicide, with a note he had burned the money. This leads the Mounties to suspect counterfeiting. Kelly follows Manti, an Indian who works for Weathers, to the gang's hideout and is captured. But Renfrew is trailing Kelly.

Untamed(1940)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A courageous doctor braves a fierce blizzard in the Canadian wilderness to save a remote community from a deadly epidemic. He has come North to visit and ends up stealing a wife from her husband. When the epidemic hits, he and the wife begin their arduous journey.

Moon Over Burma(1940)

NR
| 1h 16min | Adventure, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The managers of a teak lumber camp in Burma compete for the affections of a beautiful American entertainer who gets stranded in Rangoon.

The Phantom Submarine(1940)

1h 10min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

On the night before he sails in search of the steamship Arcadia's sunken gold, Paul Sinclair (Bruce Bennett)meets Madeliene Nielson (Anita Louise) in a San Francisco nightclub. On the second day at sea, Madeliene turns up as a stowaway. While diving and searching for the sunken gold, off the Phillipines, Paul discovers that a foreign-country submarine has been laying mines in order to completely cut off the Phillipines from American protection.

Directed by Charles Barton
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Drums of the Desert(1940)

1h 4min | Adventure

On his way to a post as special adviser of the new parachute troops of the French Foreign Legion in Morocco, Paul Dumont meets the beautiful Helene on the ship. A romance ensues, but the two decide to part when Paul learns that Helene is the fiancée of his best friend and fellow officer Raoul. Raoul is wounded during an Arab attack and the wedding is postponed, and Helene and Paul are thrown together and find it impossible to hide their feelings. The meet in the tent of Hassan, a fortune teller, not knowing the tent is a storage place for arms and ammunition belonging to Addullah, an Arab leader determined to avenge the death of his brother Ben Ali.

Directed by George Waggner

Victory(1940)

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

Danger Ahead(1940)

The Royal Mounties are called in when one of the armored cars owned by Maxwell, containing a gold shipment, disappears with driver George Hill suspected of trying to get away with the gold. Actually, Maxwell and two henchmen had poured acid on the brake lines, causing the car to crash. Genevieve, daughter of the Mountie chief, suspects Maxwell and Thomas Hatch, president of the bank shipping the gold, but she quickly becomes more trouble than help to Sergeant Renfrew in charge of the investigation. Renfrew and Constable Kelly drive the next shipment but Maxwell plans to make them crash the same way as Hill did. Renfrew steers the vehicle into a hillside and this gives him an idea of what happened to the other car.

Directed by Ralph Staub

Safari(1940)

NR
| 1h 20min | Adventure, Romance / Love, Drama

Millionaire Baron de Courland and his fiancée Linda Stewart employ Jim Logan as a guide for their hunting trip in the jungle. Linda finds unplanned adventure in her sudden love for Jim, ultimately forsaking her future with the Baron for the joys of true love.

Directed by Edward H. Griffith
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