Adventure

The Purple Plain (1954) Robert Parrish, Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than, Adventure, Drama, War

The Purple Plain (Robert Parrish, 1954)
After losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air raid, bomber pilot Forrester becomes a solitary killing machine, who doesn’t care whether he dies. The reckless Canadian pilot is both admired and feared by the rest of his squadron in World War II Burma. The squadron physician is assigned to determine the embittered Bill Forrester’s fitness for duty. To break through the nightmare-haunted man’s wall of silence, the physician drives Forrester to visit an outpost of English-speaking refugees, which includes an alluring young Burmese woman.

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A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967) C.M. Pennington-Richards, Barrie Ingham, James Hayter, Leon Greene, Adventure

A Challenge for Robin Hood (C.M. Pennington-Richards, 1967)
Robin, a young Norman nobleman, is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin. His accuser is actually in league with the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to seize control of the family lands, which Robin would inherit. Forced to flee into nearby Sherwood Forest, Robin begins to gather a band of rebels to fight against his scheming cousin and the evil sheriff.

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The King’s Thief (1955) Robert Z. Leonard, Hugo Fregonese, Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, David Niven, Adventure

The King's Thief (1955)
Lady Mary’s father is innocently accused of treason and is executed. It is the king’s evil chancellor, the duke of Brampton, who has found a way of getting rich by accusing his enemies of treason, having them killed and then expropriating their fortune. Lady Mary travels to London to meet the duke, but instead meets the handsome highwayman Michael Dermott. Dermott has found the duke’s notebook where all his evil schemes have been written down. Obviously, the duke is very anxious to get his notebook back…

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The High and the Mighty (1954) William A. Wellman, John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Action, Adventure, Drama

The High and the Mighty (William A. Wellman, 1954)
One disaster after another happens on this trans-Pacific flight. You have the pilot who loses his nerve! The washed-up co-pilot. The milquetoast flight engineer. The young hot shot second officer. And a cabin full of passengers with every range of problems and personalities there could possibly be. Here you have the Duke in a role he didn’t want, and a movie with the title song that became Duke’s theme. What else could any John Wayne fan want? It’s all here, and then some.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) Michael Curtiz, Tony Randall, Eddie Hodges, Archie Moore, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Michael Curtiz, 1960)
Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures.

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