Best Action Movies of 1903


The Great Train Robbery

7.3/10 IMDB

The clerk at the train station is assaulted and left tied by four men, then they rob the train threatening the operator. (They) take all the money and shoot a passenger when trying to run away. A little girl discovers the clerk tied and gives notice to the sheriff, who at once goes along with his men hunting the bandits.

Starring: A.C. Abadie, Gilbert M. Anderson, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes, Walter Cameron, Frank Hanaway, Adam Charles Hayman, Mary Snow, Donald Gallaher, John Manus Dougherty Sr. ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1903-12-07
Best Action Movies of 1903 : Life of an American Fireman

Life of an American Fireman

6.4/10 IMDB

Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire. They leave the station with their horse drawn pumper, arrive on the scene, and effect the safe rescue of a woman from the burning house. But wait, she tells them of her child yet asleep in the burning bedroom...

Starring: Vivian Vaughan, Arthur White, James H. White, Edwin S. Porter ..
Directed by: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter, James H. White
Release date: 1903-01-21
Best Action Movies of 1903 : A Desperate Poaching Affray

A Desperate Poaching Affray

6.0/10 IMDB

Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields. The hunters fire away, but the poachers have guns as well, and a fight ensues with casualties for the hunters. Two cops appear and so do dogs as the chase continues. Will the poachers escape, or will they, like the game they were after, be trapped?

Starring: Sid Griffiths, Will Haggar Jr., Walter Haggar ..
Directed by: William Haggar
Release date: 1903-07-01

The Dude and the Burglars

4.5/10 IMDB

Two burglars have just entered an elegant-looking home, but before they can proceed, the woman of the house enters the room. One of the burglars seizes her, but then her husband enters and gets her free of the burglar's grasp. But the husband did not notice the second burglar, who now comes to the aid of his partner - and a tense confrontation is about to begin.

Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon
Release date: 1903-07-30

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