Ocean Adventureby joe_538 | created - 23 Apr 2013 | updated - 02 Aug 2015 | Public
Adventures on the Ocean. Merchant marines, whalers, fisherman, shipwrecks, freighters, pre-20th century navy, and deep sea divers. No pirates though, I put them on another list.
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9. The Lighthouse by the Sea (1924)
Passed | 70 min | Family, Drama
A lighthouse keeper and his daughter are in trouble on two fronts--if the authorities find out he is going blind they will remove him, and a gang of liquor-smugglers is trying to destroy ... See full summary »
10. The Sea Beast (1926)
136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Ahab and his brother compete for the affections of minister's daughter Esther. But the great white whale has been eluding the ... See full summary »
Votes: 125 | Gross: $0.80M
12. The Yankee Clipper (1927)
88 min | Drama
What starts as race from China to Boston to earn coveted tea trade contract on the high seas turns into dangerous journey with typhoon, mutiny, and no fresh water.
13. Scarlet Seas (1928)
70 min | Drama, Romance
A sea captain comes to rescue of a prostitute in Shanghai, who is being run out of town. He takes her aboard his ship and heads out to sea. Not long afterwards the ship sinks but the pair ... See full summary »
18. Moby Dick (1930)
Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama
In this extremely loose adaptation of Melville's classic novel, Ahab is revealed initially not as a bitter and vengeful madman, but as a bit of a lovable scamp. Ashore in New Bedford, he ... See full summary »
19. The Law of the Sea (1931)
Passed | 64 min | Drama
A sadistic, evil ship captain lusts after a beautiful young girl he spots in town. It turns out that she's the girlfriend of a young man whose father the captain had blinded and cast adrift on the ocean many years before.
23. Below the Sea (1933)
Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A wealthy woman funds an underwater expedition to explore for marine life, but what she doesn't know is that her "colleagues" have other intentions.
25. No More Women (1934)
Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two deep-sea divers, known only by their nicknames of "Three-Time" and "Forty-Fathoms," find that no place on earth is big enough for both of them at the same time, even the bottom of the ... See full summary »
26. China Seas (1935)
Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.
27. Eight Bells (1935)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Marge Walker, the daughter of a steamship-line owner, stows away on one of her father's ships bound for Shanghai. Roy Dale, the captain of the ship, is in love with her as is the first ... See full summary »
28. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
30. Sea Spoilers (1936)
Approved | 63 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
When Coast Guard Commander arrives at his actress girlfriend's yacht he find the owner killed, contraband seal skins, and no girlfriend.
31. Down to the Sea (1936)
69 min | Drama
This vintage drama from Republic Pictures features a colorful cast, headlined by Ann Rutherford (Gone With The Wind), Russell Hardie (Fail Safe), and Fritz Leiber (The Hunchback of Notre ... See full summary »
32. I Conquer the Sea! (1936)
70 min | Drama
The captain of a fishing boat loses his arm while out at sea. He determines not to let the loss ruin his life and goes back to sea as a one-armed sailor.
34. Killers of the Sea (1937)
Approved | 49 min | Documentary
A film about Captain Wallace Caswell Jr. who does all in his power to protect game fish from illegal fishing and natural predators such as sharks, octopi and whales.
35. Captains Courageous (1937)
Passed | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.
36. Wallaby Jim of the Islands (1937)
Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Drama, Music
Wallaby Jim and his men have just found a valuable source of pearls in the South Pacific. But Jim's associate Norman has put the whole operation in jeopardy because of his gambling problem.... See full summary »
37. Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937)
Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Drama
Cappy Ricks, a crusty old sea captain, returns home from a long voyage to discover that his family and his business are in chaos--his daughter is set to marry a nitwit that he can't stand, ... See full summary »
38. Mutiny on the Elsinore (1937)
Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The story of a surly crew, an honest God-fearing captain, a hardboiled-but-loyal Scotch mate, a scoundrelly second-mate, and then a mutiny, the fight and the final voyage to a safe harbor. ... See full summary »
39. Slave Ship (1937)
Passed | 92 min | Adventure, Drama
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ... See full summary »
42. Windjammer (1937)
Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
The fourth and last of the George A. Hirliman-produced films starring George O'Brien (preceded by "Daniel Boone", "Park Avenue Logger" and "Hollywood Cowboy") that were distributed by RKO ... See full summary »
43. Adventure's End (1937)
Approved | 60 min | Adventure
Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate.
46. Atlantic Ferry (1941)
Passed | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance
After their state-of-the-art steamship the Gigantic sinks minutes after being launched, the MacIver brothers of Liverpool begin to plan for the future of their company. David takes a ... See full summary »
48. Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
93 min | Adventure
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.
Votes: 224 | Gross: $1.94M
49. The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War