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Classic Adventure

Remember those moments where the main character finds himself in a difficult or precarious dilemma, or confronted with a shocking revelation, those thrill-a-minute extravaganzas, those rip-roaring spectacles, swashbuckling and derring-do action, cliff-hanger endings .... that was what Saturday Matinees were made of. Below is a compilation of the 'essence' of this wonderful genre. See also 'Cliff-Hanger Serials'

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1958)

Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Susan Cabot, June Kenny, Abby Dalton, Brad Jackson

First, Roger Corman's "Viking Women and the Sea Serpent" has a group of heroic gals venturing out on a dangerous journey to find their missing men. Bu... Read more

Young Buffalo Bill (1940)

5.7/10
Director: Joseph Kane
Starring: Roy Rogers, George Gabby Hayes

A thoroughly enjoyable Western bio-flick that stretches the facts but is one of Roy Rogers' best nevertheless. The cavalry sounds a call for Buffalo B... Read more

Zorro Rides Again: Episodes 7 - 12 (1937)

6.8/10
Director: John English, William Witney
Starring: John Carroll, Helen Christian, Richard Alexander, Noah Beery, Reed Howes, Duncan...

The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove... Read more