The Best Action Movies of the 1940s

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1

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949, 103 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneBen JohnsonJoanne Dru

Action    Western

Down by 15 in the past 45 days 15

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Fort Apache 1948, 125 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneHenry FondaShirley Temple

Action    Traditional Western    Western

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The Sea Hawk 1940, 127 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Alan HaleBrenda MarshallFlora Robson

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

Up by 17 in the past 45 days 17

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Sands of Iwo Jima 1949, 109 min.

Allan Dwan     Starring: John WayneForrest TuckerArthur Franz

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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Across the Pacific 1942, 97 min.

John Huston     Starring: Humphrey BogartMary AstorSydney Greenstreet

Action    Adventure    Drama

Up by 156 in the past 45 days 156

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Flying Tigers 1942, 102 min.

David Miller     Starring: John WayneJohn CarrollAnna Lee

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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Batman 1943, 260 min.

Lambert Hillyer     Starring: Lewis WilsonDouglas CroftJ. Carrol Naish

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Comics

Up by 65 in the past 45 days 65

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Berlin Express 1948, 87 min.

Jacques Tourneur     Starring: Merle OberonRobert RyanCharles Korvin

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

Up by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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Tarzan and the Amazons 1945, 76 min.

Kurt Neumann     Starring: Brenda JoyceHenry StephensonJ.M. Kerrigan

Adventure    Action    Drama

Down by 39 in the past 45 days 39

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