5.5/10
71
8 user 2 critic

A Strange Adventure (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 24 August 1956 (USA)
A trio of thieves make their getaway by kidnapping a young hot-rodder, and take over a mountain cabin for a hideout after overpowering its occupants.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When aging criminal Roy Earle is released from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring by robbing a resort hotel.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson
The Interns (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During their first year of internship at New North Hospital, a group of aspiring doctors undergo both personal and professional upheavals. John Paul Otis destroys his medical career when he... See full summary »

Director: David Swift
Stars: Michael Callan, Cliff Robertson, James MacArthur
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The young art student Eddie wants to live a life without troubles or responsibilities. He meets Pam and they fall in love. But happy-go-lucky Eddie declares that he won't marry her. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
Stars: Peter Fonda, Sharon Hugueny, Nick Adams
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Cameron Mitchell
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

City Editor Ned Powers assigns student reporter David Flynn to veteran newsman Hugh Woodruff, primarily to get on Woodruff's nerves. David has long admired Woodruff, but is saddened to see ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney
Stars: Rod Cameron, Julie Bishop, Ben Cooper
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains
A Day of Fury (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When gunslinger Jagade arrives in a law-abiding god-fearing town he manages to turn the townsfolk into scoff-law sinners while the town Marshal is powerless due to a moral debt to Jagade.

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: Dale Robertson, Mara Corday, Jock Mahoney
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Due to his physical resemblance to criminal Steve Chancellor, seaman Larry Ellis is recruited by law enforcement to pose as Chancellor and infiltrate an organized crime ring in France.

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Michael Craig, Anton Diffring, Gérard Oury
Nightmare (1956)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A New Orleans musician has a nightmare about killing a man in a strange house but he suspects that it really happened.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Kevin McCarthy, Connie Russell
Los asesinos (1968)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Jaime Salvador
Stars: Nick Adams, Regina Torné, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Notorious outlaw Clay Anderson and gang rob the town bank and flee in separate directions. Riding hard, Clay's horse goes lame and he is forced to pull-up at a nearby farm. He soon ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Patricia Medina, Skip Homeier
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Terry Dolgin
...
Harold Norton
...
Lynn Novak
Jan Merlin ...
Al Kutner
...
Phil Davis
Peter Miller ...
Luther Dolgin
Paul Smith ...
Carl Johnson
Emlen Davies ...
Mildred Norton, Harold's Mother
...
The Public Defender
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Criminal Attorney
John Maxwell ...
Insurance Company Representative
Steve Wayne ...
Western Union Messenger
Edit

Storyline

A trio of thieves make their getaway by kidnapping a young hot-rodder, and take over a mountain cabin for a hideout after overpowering its occupants.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mountain | kidnapping | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 August 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

White Nightmare  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Let's Get Real
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes it's as if we can forgive the most trying stretches of believability, just because a film was made in an era like the 50's with a shoestring budget. I don't like that. Good, believable films were made at this time as well as clinkers. This has some things going for it, but the way these nasty characters behave is beyond imagination. They wave their guns around, threaten, but don't seem to want to act. Hostages are left to wander all over the place. There is tension among the thieves, but it is dealt with in such a silly, haphazard way, it doesn't work. A slip up of any kind, and their whole project is down the chute. If we are to believe the whole business about being locked up in the woods in the winter, it seems at some point, someone would begin to make realistic plans to get on their way. Are they already murderers? I don't know, but they could have certainly done a better job of getting on with their plot. Then there is the ending (I'm not going to do any spoilers). This is the most ho-hum, contrived mess I've ever seen. It's as if they ran out of time and just decided to create this ending. Judge for yourself. The bottom line is, people just don't act this way--they just don't.


1 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Strange Adventure (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?