Adventure

Stanley and Livingstone (1939) Henry King, Otto Brower, Spencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, Adventure, Drama, History

Stanley and Livingstone 1939
When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the missing Scottish missionary. Stanley finds Livingstone (“Dr. Livingstone, I presume.”) blissfully doling out medicine and religion to the happy natives. His story is at first disbelieved. When Livingstone later dies, Stanley returns to continue the good doctor’s work (which, of course, never really happened).
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Sins of the Realm / Slaves of the Realm (2003) Lloyd A. Simandl, Rena Mero, Daniela Krhutova, Lucie Vondrácková, Action, Adventure, Sexploitation

Sins of the Realm (2003) Slaves of the Realm
In a distant time and place a country is divided into several kingdoms. The king of the richest has recently died and his son and heir will have a new bride selected for him from amongst the princesses by the high priestess. But before the selection can begin, the beautiful princesses must be freed from their jealous kidnappers, who have forced them to work in the silver mines!
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Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) Ray Enright, Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot, Warren William, Action, Adventure, Crime

Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
The bullets fly fast and thick in this rip-roaring shoot-’em-up starring Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot and Warren William. When city slicker Harry Farrel (William) learns that the ranchers of Powder River, Wyoming, never filed claim to their spreads, he heads west to kick them out and seize control of their land. Accompanied by gambler Belle Andrews (Bennett), Farrel proceeds with his scheme despite the presence of Wild Bill Hickok (Cabot), who’s in town to visit a friend. Unable to buy the valley’s water rights, Farrel resorts to frame-ups and murder, acts that force Wild Bill to strap on his guns and show how he got his name.
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Travellers and Magicians (2003) Khyentse Norbu, Tshewang Dendup, Sonam Lhamo, Lhakpa Dorji, Drama, Adventure

Travellers and Magicians (Khyentse Norbu, 2003)
The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one–for a better and different life. Dondup, delayed by the timeless pace of his village, is forced to hitchhike through the beautiful wild countryside of Bhutan to reach his goal. He shares the road with a monk, an apple seller, a papermaker and his beautiful young daughter, Sonam. Throughout the journey, the perceptive yet mischievous monk relates the story of Tashi. It is a mystical fable of lust, jealousy and murder, that holds up a mirror to the restless Dondup, and his blossoming attraction to the innocent Sonam. The cataclysmic conclusion of the monk’s tale leaves Dondup with a dilemma–is the grass truly greener on the other side?
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Hell Below Zero (1954) Mark Robson, Alan Ladd, Joan Tetzel, Basil Sydney, Action, Adventure, Drama

Hell Below Zero (Mark Robson, 1954)
Duncan Craig signs on a whaling ship, partly because his own business deal has fallen through, partly to help Judie Nordhall find her father. Rumor has it that her father may have been murdered by Erik Bland, son of her father’s partner and her one-time lover. Duncan and Erik find themselves on rival whaleboats and, ultimately, on an ice floe.
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Warlords of Atlantis (1978) Kevin Connor, Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Warlords of Atlantis (Kevin Connor, 1978)
Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition’s ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of Atlantis. The diving bell destroyed, a deep sea monster attacks the boat. They are all dragged to the bottom of the sea where they meet the inhabitants of the lost continent, an advance alien race makes slaves of the ship-wrecked sailors. The aliens want to rule the human world to create a nazi state. Due to his high IQ, they think that Charles may join them. Greg and the team will need the help of Delphine, the daughter of a slave, to escape the city surrounded by evil creatures…
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975) John Huston, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Adventure

The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975)
This adaptation of the famous short story by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan, two ex-soldiers in India when it was under British rule. They decide that the country is too small for them, so they head off to Kafiristan in order to become Kings in their own right. Kipling is seen as a character that was there at the beginning, and at the end of this glorious tale.
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Gypsy Wildcat (1944) Roy William Neill, Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Peter Coe, Adventure

Gypsy Wildcat (Roy William Neill, 1944)
In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube’s gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar’s village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancée Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla…especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.
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Robin and Marian (1976) Richard Lester, Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Robin and Marian (Richard Lester, 1976)
A sort of tragicomedy/adventure film, “Robin and Marian” picks up the Robin Hood legend some twenty years after most versions of the story, with Robin and his sidekick Little John returning to their old Sherwood haunts world-weary from the Crusades and their sickening brutality. They’re informed by former cohorts Friar Tuck and Will Scarlett that Maid Marian now lives at the nearby priory, where she has become an abbess. Marian greets Robin’s return with mixed feelings, but after he rescues her from his longtime enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, who tries to arrest her on religious grounds, the two become lovers once again.
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