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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'

The Hurricane (1937)

7.3/10
Director: John Ford
Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C Aubrey Smith, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond M...

In the colonial era, island native Terangi (Jon Hall) spends a blissful honeymoon with his bride, Marama (Dorothy Lamour). Soon after, however, their... Read more

Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)

5/10
Director: Charles Haas
Starring: Gordon Scott, Rickie Sorensen, Eve Brent

Gordon Scott stars as the jungle-dwelling icon in this classic adventure. Enforcing the jungle's code of justice, Tarzan tries to impede the actions o... Read more