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Adventure & Adventurers

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

Directed by Sam Wanamaker. Cast: Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton. Sinbad, daring sailor and Prince of Baghdad, sets out to do battle with a Minaton, a bronze colossus, a giant troglodyte and other assorted creatures in a quest designed to win the hand of a beautiful princess. 114 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Soldier of Fortune (1955)

Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Gene Barry. An expatriated American, undisputed ruler of Hong Kong's waterfront, a man with a checkered past and a shady present, helps a woman in the search for her photo-journalist husband who has recently disappeared in China. 96 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

Directed by John Cromwell. Cast: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer, Elsa Lanchester, Kay Johnson, Roddy McDowall, John Carradine. Set in the 19th century, the illegitimate son of a British aristocrat, Benjamin Blake, is forced into servitude by a wicked uncle. As a rebellious young man, Benjamin falls for a beautiful aristocrat and is beaten as punishment. Fleeing his tyrannical uncle, Benjamin stows away on a ship and lands on an idyllic South Pacific island. There he romances an exotic native beauty and earns a fortune diving for pearls with a fellow shipmate.

Sorcerer (1977)

Directed by William Friedkin. Cast: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou, Ramon Bieri. Four men must transport a dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine over treacherous terrain in order to stop an oil fire. Based on the novel "The wages of fear" by Georges Arnaud. 122 min. Credits and other information from Internet Movie Database

Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)

Directed by John Ford. Cast: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette, John McGuire, Stepin Fetchit. When riverboat captain Doctor John Pearly learns that his nephew Duke has killed a man in self-defense, he urges Duke to turn himself in. But Duke's only chance for freedom is the testimony of a half-crazed witness, New Moses, who has disappeared upriver. 81 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Storm Over Mont Blanc (Sturme uber dem Mont Blanc) (Germany, 1930)

Directed by Arnold Fanck. Cast: Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Ernst Udet. In a mountain outpost a scientist lives with little contact with the outside world. Through telegraph, he communicates with an astronomer and is occasionally visited by an airplane pilot. Then in the middle of a fierce snowstorm, he loses his station and is battered by the elements. Suffering from frostbite, he sends a desperate S.O.S. hoping that he can be rescued. 86 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Directed by Cedric Gibbons. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh, Cheetah. In the sensual pre-Code Tarzan and his mate, the tale includes the sacred elephant graveyard. 104 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Tarzan Escapes (1936)

Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Cheetah. Tarzan escapes when a vile bwana aims to exploit him as a sideshow freak. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Cheetah. A rift over how to raise Boy divides the treehouse when Tarzan finds a son. 82 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith, Doris Lloyd, Cheetah. The Lord of the Apes sweeps Jane Parker into his life. 99 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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