Top 10 Action Movies of 1944

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1. Passage to Marseille (1944)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan, Philip Dorn

Votes: 3,762

2. Days of Glory (1944)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

A heroic guerilla group fights back against impossible odds during the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed, Maria Palmer

Votes: 1,119

3. Belle of the Yukon (1944)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

In the Yukon mining town of Malemute, saloon owner John Calhoun and an assortment of shady characters are after the bags of gold dust the miners deposit in the new bank managed by Calhoun himself.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dinah Shore, Bob Burns

Votes: 317

4. Marine Raiders (1944)

90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Frank McHugh

Votes: 268

5. Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Approved | 225 min | Action, Adventure, History

During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Lionel Atwill, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 45

6. Secret Command (1944)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Drama, War

Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Carole Landis, Chester Morris, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 241

7. The Big Noise (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

During World War II Stan and Ollie find themselves as improbable bodyguards to an eccentric inventor and his strategically important new bomb.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Doris Merrick, Arthur Space

Votes: 1,015

8. The Fighting Rats of Tobruk (1944)

68 min | Action, War, Drama

Tells the story of three men--Bluey, a tough two fisted drover (Taylor), Milo, a laconic dingo trapper (Rafferty), and Pete, an intellectual English "new chum" (Finch). Together they serve ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Grant Taylor, Peter Finch, Chips Rafferty, Pauline Garrick

Votes: 171

9. Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Approved | 225 min | Action, Adventure, History

During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Lionel Atwill, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 45

10. Partners of the Trail (1944)

Approved | 57 min | Western

Kate Hilton, returning to her ranch in Springfield via stagecoach after learning of the murder of her father, meets U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie. The stage is held up and robbed of the... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Craig Woods, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 24

11. Waterfront (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Nazi spy passes himself off as an optometrist in San Francisco's waterfront district. Someone robs him of his codebook, and he must get it back.

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Maris Wrixon, Edwin Maxwell

Votes: 192

12. Tampico (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, War

During WW2, a female survivor of a German U-boat attack marries the skipper of the American merchant ship that saved her but is suspected of being a Nazi spy who sends secret data about Allied ship movements to the Nazis.

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Lynn Bari, Victor McLaglen, Robert Bailey

Votes: 206

13. Wild Horse Phantom (1944)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A lawman stages a prison break so a gang of imprisoned robbers will lead him to their hidden loot.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon, Al St. John, Janet Warren

Votes: 93

14. Fuzzy Settles Down (1944)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Wishing to settle down, Fuzzy uses his reward money to buy a newspaper. He then raises money for the new telegraph line. When it is stolen, Barlowe incites the towns people to hang him. But his pal Billy Carson is at work to clear him.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon, Al St. John, Patti McCarty

Votes: 81

15. The Drifter (1944)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Western

A Robin Hood-type outlaw (Buster Crabbe) rides the range and helps others. Another outlaw who looks just like him (also played by Crabbe) tries to cash in on the other outlaw's reputation.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon the Horse, Al St. John, Carol Parker

Votes: 26

16. Valley of Vengeance (1944)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Drama, Western

By the numbers-type summary, for those who don't care who played what, finds this one opening with the shooting of two prominent town-officials by Billy Carson ('Buster CRabbe'), who as a ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon, Al St. John, Evelyn Finley

Votes: 19

17. Thundering Gun Slingers (1944)

59 min | Western

When Billy Carson's uncle is lynched as a supposed rustler, Billy arrives looking for the murderers. He finds that Steve Kirby holds a forged note on his Uncle's ranch. When Kirby sees that... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Frances Gladwin, Charles King

Votes: 12

18. Frontier Outlaws (1944)

Passed | 58 min | Animation, Action, Music

Billy Carson, looking for rustlers, kills Bradley in a gun fight. Arrested, the judge finds him innocent but jails him anyway. When the rustling resumes he is released and posing as a Mexican cattle buyer he hopes to trap the culprits.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Frances Gladwin, Marin Sais

Votes: 71

19. Oath of Vengeance (1944)

Passed | 57 min | Western

Fuzzy opens a store only to find that everyone buys on credit. The absence of cash is due to the range war between the cattlemen and the farmers started by Kinney. The Sheriff being worthless, Billy is quickly drawn into the conflict.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon, Al St. John, Mady Lawrence

Votes: 124

20. Fighting Bill Carson (1945)

Passed | 53 min | Western

Fuzzy and Billy discover a woman they rescued during a stagecoach holdup is actually a member of the holdup gang.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Kay Hughes, I. Stanford Jolley

Votes: 16



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