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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'

Ivanhoe (1952)

6.8/10
Director: Richard Thorpe
Starring: Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Taylor, George Sanders, Robert Douglas,...

Elaborate costume drama adapted from Sir Walter Scott's novel, set in medieval England features Robert Taylor as Ivanhoe, Elizabeth Taylor as Rebecca,... Read more

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)

6.4/10
Director: Robert Parrish
Starring: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Herbert Lom, Lynn Long, Patrick Wymark

Gerry Anderson, the producer of the popular science fiction puppet show "Thunderbirds", produced this live-action sci- fi offering directed by Robert... Read more

Jungle Book (1942)

6.8/10
Director: Zoltan Korda
Starring: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia

Original classic screen version of Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book, brought to you in wonderful colour. Directed by Zoltan Korda in 1942 this is the... Read more

Jungle Jim (1948)

6.8/10
Director: William Berke
Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, George Reeves

Johnny Weissmuller leads a perilous expedition to find a miracle drug. Virginia Gray and George Reeves co-star. Read more

Kim (1950)

6.6/10
Director: Victor Saville
Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Rousing action and a terrific performance by Errol Flynn distinguish this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale of 1880's colonialist India, with Briti... Read more

King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)

6.4/10
Director: Henry King
Starring: Michael Rennie, Terry Moore, Tyrone Power

1930's leading man Tyrone Power plays a half caste British officer staioned in India. Of mixed heritage, Power struggles to earn the respect of his fe... Read more

King Solomon's Mines (1937)

6.4/10
Director: Robert Stevenson
Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Anna Lee, John Loder, Paul Robeson, Roland Young, Arthur Sincl...

A ripping adventure with singing sensation Paul Robeson as the imperturbable African guide, Umbopa and Cedric Hardwicke as explorer Alan Quartermain.... Read more

King Solomon's Mines (1950)

6.9/10
Director: Andrew Marton, Compton Bennett
Starring: Richard Carlson, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Roy Marsden

One of the greatest jungle adventure films ever made, this grand adaptation of the H Rider Haggard novel stars Stewart Granger as fearless adventurer... Read more

Knights Of The Round Table (1953)

6.3/10
Director: Richard Thorpe
Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer

Stalwart Lancelot (Robert Taylor) is forced to choose between his love for Guinevere (Ava Gardner) and loyalty to King Arthur. This often told story g... Read more

Krakatoa - East Of Java (1969)

5.5/10
Director: Bernard L Kowalski
Starring: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle

In the year 1882, a disparate group of treasure seekers races against time to locate a sunken ship loaded with pearls off the Indonesian coast before... Read more