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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'

Under Fiesta Stars (1941)

6.8/10
Director: George Sherman
Starring: Gene Autry

A mine owner dies and leaves half to Gene and half to easterner Barbara Erwin. Gene wants to continue operation of the mine as requested in the will b... Read more

Valley of Fire (1951)

6/10
Director: John English
Starring: Gene Autry

As the new mayor of a lawless 1850s California mining town, Gene Autry attempts to clean up the town by bringing in a wagon train of eligible ladies t... Read more

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

Wagon Team (1952)

7.6/10
Starring: Gene Autry

Special investigator Gene Autry (Gene Autry) has himself jailed so he can work on then conscience of Dave Weldon (Dick Jones), suspected of the theft... Read more

Whirlwind (1951)

6.6/10
Director: John English
Starring: Gene Autry

Big Jim Lassiter is trying to put together a western crime syndicate, but postal inspector Gene, with the help of agent Burnette (posing as a horse do... 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