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1930s Adventure Movies

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The Wizard of Oz(1939)

3.8/5 (with 2,111 votes)

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

The Adventures of Robin Hood(1938)

3.8/5 (with 235 votes)

Robin Hood fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian.

Mutiny on the Bounty(1935)

2h 12min | Adventure, Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 102 votes)

Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.

Jamaica Inn(1939)

1h 48min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 62 votes)

In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman who's come there to visit her aunt, discovers that she's married an inkeeper who's a member of a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking and murder for profit.

The Most Dangerous Game(1932)

NR
| 1h 3min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 74 votes)

When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff. While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve and Martin Towbridge, to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.

The Mask of Fu Manchu(1932)

2.8/5 (with 23 votes)

The villainous Dr. Fu Manchu races against a team of Englishmen to find the tomb of Ghengis Khan, because he wants to use the relics to cause an uprising in the East to wipe out the white race.

Call of the Wild(1935)

3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon. En route to the Yukon with Shorty Houlihan -- who spent time in jail for opening someone else's letter with a map of where gold is to be found -- Jack rescues a woman whose husband was the addressee of that letter. Buck helps Jack win a $1,000 bet to get the supplies he needs. And when Jack and Claire Blake pet Buck one night, fingers touch.

Treasure Island(1934)

NR
| 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

In this early film adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of buccaneer Captain Flint's buried treasure.

The Prisoner of Zenda(1937)

3.9/5 (with 15 votes)

An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Dirigible(1931)

1h 40min | Adventure, Drama, War
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Dirigible commander Jack Braden and Navy pilot 'Frisky' Pierce fight over the glory associated with a successful expedition to the South Pole and the love of beautiful Helen, Frisky's wife. After Braden's dirigible expedition fails, Frisky tries an expedition by plane. Unfortunately he crashes and strands his party at the South Pole. Braden must decide between a risky rescue attempt by dirigible and remaining safely at home with Helen.

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer(1935)

1h 49min | Adventure, Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

In the Northwest Frontier of India, the 41st Bengal Lancers leaded by the harsh Colonel Tom Stone are having trouble with the rebellious leader Mohammed Khan. After two casualties, the experienced but insubordinate Lieutenant Alan McGregor receives as replacement, the arrogant Lieutenant Forsythe and the immature son of Colonel Stone, Lieutenant Donald Stone. With the intention to prove that he will not have any privilege in the troop, the reception of Colonel Stone to his son is absolutely cold, but he becomes the protégé of McGregor. When Lieutenant Stone is kidnapped by Mohammed Khan, McGregor and Forsythe disobey the direct order of their commander, disguise as Indian peddlers and go to Khan's fortress to attempt to rescue their friend.

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge(1937)

3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Captain Drummond is travelling to Switzerland to marry his girlfriend. However, when a cargo containing dangerous explosives goes missing from its place, Drummond is forced to delay his plans.

Directed by Louis King - With John Barrymore, John Howard
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The Prince and the Pauper(1937)

3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Two boys - the prince Edward and the pauper Tom - are born on the same day. Years later, when young teenage Tom sneaks into the palace garden, he meets the prince. They change clothes with one another before the guards discover them and throw out the prince thinking he's the urchin. No one believes them when they try to tell the truth about which is which. Soon after, the old king dies and the prince will inherit the throne.

The Barbarian(1933)

2.4/5 (with 5 votes)

An Arab prince masquerades as a tour guide for rich women in order to enrich himself.

China Seas(1935)

NR
| 1h 27min | Adventure, Action, Drama
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Captain Alan Gaskell sails the perilous waters between Hong Kong and Singapore with a secret cargo: a fortune in British gold. That's not the only risky cargo he carries; both his fiery mistress and his refined fiancee are aboard!

King Neptune(1932)

NR
| 7min | Animation, Music, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

After a short introduction, one of Neptune's mermaids is captured by a pirate ship, and their anchor chain entangles King Neptune; the various sea creatures launch a full-on assault on the pirate ship, and eventually the giant King himself gets free and creates major havoc for the ship.

Directed by Burt Gillett

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back(1937)

G
| 1h 4min | Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Drummond's girlfriend is kidnapped by his enemies and he along with his friend Nielsen, an inspector from Scotland Yard, follow the trail and try to rescue her from the kidnappers.

Directed by Louis King - With John Barrymore, John Howard

Adventure in Sahara(1938)

2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt. To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson soon followed by his fiancée, Carla Preston, who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death.

Directed by D. Ross Lederman - With Paul Kelly

Bird of Paradise(1932)

NR
| 1h 20min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 7 votes)

When a young South Seas sailor falls overboard, the beautiful daughter of a Polynesian king dives in and saves his life. Thus begins the romance of Johnny and Luana. Though Luana is promised to another man, Johnny whisks her away, and for a brief time the lovers live very happily together. But, when a local volcano threatens their lives, Luana knows that she must sacrifice herself to the volcanic gods in order to save her island.

Corsair(1931)

1h 15min | Adventure
2.1/5 (with 4 votes)

A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas.

Directed by Roland West - With Chester Morris

West Of Shanghai(1937)

1h 4min | War, Adventure, Drama
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

American businessmen and missionaries working in China are captured and held prisoner by a local warlord.

Kidnapped(1938)

1h 30min | Adventure, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Robert Louis Stevenson's hero David Balfour (Freddie Bartholomew) joins rebel Alan Breck Stewart (Warner Baxter) in 18th-century Scotland.

Paradise Island(1930)

1.7/5 (with 2 votes)

The south sea island Tonga is full of plantations and scoundrels. Ellen Bradford arrives expecting marriage to respectable and successful plantation owner only to find he is a drunk and gambler. Being the only white woman she is the desire of scoundrels and cut-throats.

Chandu the Magician(1932)

3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Four Frightened People(1934)

1h 18min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Malaya tropical island romantic love triangle adventure thriller, about a cruise ship where Bubonic plague breaks out. Four people are able to leave the ship in a tiny boat and make it to a desert island, where many adventures ensue and, of course, the two men fight over the beautiful young schoolteacher who is with them.

Spawn of the North(1938)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Two Alaskan salmon fisherman find their friendship at risk when one aligns with Russian fish pirates and the other aligns with local vigilantes.

Undersea Kingdom(1936)

2.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. Norton's rocket submarine searching the sea and little Billy Norton, the professor's son stows away, of course. When they find Atlantis they are caught in a war between peaceful Atlanteans, note their white capes, and war-monging Atlanteans, note their black capes. After many harrowing moments for Crash, Diana, Prof. Norton and Billy, they barely get away with their lives when they escape a tower of Atlantis raised to the surface for the sole purpose of dominating or destroying the Earth (Which one depends on the compliance of the upper world dwellers.)

Wee Willie Winkie(1937)

3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

In 1897, little Priscilla Williams, along with her widowed mother, goes to live with her army colonel paternal grandfather on the British outpost he commands in northern India.

Trader Horn(1931)

2h 2min | Action, Adventure
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

While on safari in an unexplored area of Africa, Trader Horn and Peru find missionary Edith Trent killed by natives. They decide to carry on her quest for her lost daughter Nina. They find her as the queen of a particularly savage tribe, and try to bring her back to civilization.

Four Men and a Prayer(1938)

1h 25min | Adventure, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name.

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