Adventure

Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954) Lew Landers, Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr., Adventure, Action

Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)
Anthony Dexter—bare-chested most of the film with the smoldering nostrils from “Valentino”—as “Captain Kidd” is saved from hanging by an Earl who wants to get his hand on Kidd’s treasure. The Earl thinks the best method is to put a woman confederate (Jeanine Duvall) aboard Kidd’s ship as a slave girl to wrest or wrestle the information from him. They fight a lot as a prelude to falling in love, and then work together against the evil Earl’s none-too-well laid plan. Alan Hale, Jr. (Simpson) is along as Kidd’s trusted friend, while Sonia Sorrell (as Ann Bonney) displays a lot of what the best-undressed female pirate wasn’t wearing on pirate ships of the time.

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A Prize of Gold (1955) Mark Robson, Richard Widmark, Mai Zetterling, Nigel Patrick, Crime, Adventure, Drama

A Prize of Gold (1955)
Gold bars are discovered while dredging a canal in post WWII Berlin, which the Air Force is transporting in trips to London. One of the soldiers (Widmark) who has access to the gold has fallen in love with a German woman running an amateur orphanage . She wants to relocate with the kids to Brazil (where all good Nazi go). She’s been selling herself to raise the funds, but Widmark jealously intercedes and ruins her setup. He quickly decides to steal the gold to finance the trip.

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40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967) William Witney, Audie Murphy, Michael Burns, Kenneth Tobey, Western, Adventure, Romance

40 To Apache Pass One Sheet
In 1868 Arizona the Apaches led by Cochise are on a warpath and U.S. Army Captain Bruce Coburn is tasked with protecting settlers on their way to Apache Wells. A group of undisciplined soldiers, led by corporal Bodine, make Coburn’s task more difficult. When they’re sent after a shipment of repeating rifles Bodine and four others steal the weapons and desert. Captain Coburn manages to return to Apache Wells where he vows to capture Bodine and his fellow deserters. Meanwhile, Bodine mets Cochise to negotiate the sale of the stolen repeating rifles without knowing that Captain Coburn has recovered the stolen weapons and has killed the other deserters. Cochise and Bodine chase after Captain Coburn in an attempt to recuperate the rifles which both the Apaches and the settlers need in order to prevail. A race against time ensues.

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The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) Richard Thorpe, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern, Adventure

The Prisoner of Zenda
English trout fisher Rudolf Rassendyll is about the only tourist not coming for the coronation of Central-European King Rudolf V at Strelsau, but happens to be a distance relative and is approached on account of their canning resemblance to stand in for the drunk king, in order to prevent his envious half-brother Michael, who arranged spiking his wine to seize the throne when the reputedly less then dutiful Rudolf stays away. The ceremony goes well, and he gets acquainted with the charming royal bride, related princess Flavia, but afterward the king is found to be abducted; he must continue the charade and once the hiding place, the castle of Zenda, is found is involved in the fight between political parties for control over Rudolf V, his the throne and his bride, for which a formidable third candidate, Michael’s disloyal co-conspirator Rupert of Hentzau, was waiting in the curtains.

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