Best Action Movies of 1914


The Perils of Pauline

6.4/10 IMDB

The Perils of Pauline is a motion picture serial shown in weekly installments featuring the actress Pearl White playing the title character. Pauline has often been cited as a famous example of a damsel-in-distress, although viewers will find her character more resourceful and less helpless than the classic 'damsel' stereotype. Nine episodes (from a condensed 1916 re-release) survive to this day.

Starring: Milton Berle, Edward José, Pearl White, Crane Wilbur, Paul Panzer, Donald MacKenzie, Francis Carlyle, Eleanor Woodruff, Jack Standing, Clifford Bruce ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie
Release date: 1914-03-31
Best Action Movies of 1914 : The Exploits of Elaine

The Exploits of Elaine

6.3/10 IMDB

Elaine Dodge is the beautiful young daughter of Taylor Dodge, president of the Consolidated Insurance Company. When Mr Dodge is murdered by a mysterious cloaked figure known only as the Clutching Hand, Elaine enlists the aid of Craig Kennedy to unmask the killer

Starring: Pearl White, Arnold Daly, Creighton Hale, Raymond Owens, Sheldon Lewis, Edwin Arden, Leroy Baker, Lionel Barrymore, George B. Seitz ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz, Louis J. Gasnier, Leopold Wharton
Release date: 1914-12-29
Best Action Movies of 1914 : Brute Force

Brute Force

5.4/10 IMDB

A thin gent in formal wear, amid a club or party, reads a book about primitive man after he's ignored by a pretty lady. We see the book enacted: Weakhands loses his girlfriend to Bruteforce, but chances upon a design for a weapon to vanquish his rival and win her back. His tribe sees this and sets him up as their leader. With the club, he fends off various creatures (a winged lizard, a snake, a dinosaur) and a rival tribe led by Monkeywalk. The women even manage to repel an attack. But the rival tribe discovers the secret of the club themselves, and capture the women. Weakhands, sitting in despair, chances upon a new weapon: the bow and arrow.

Starring: Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Lionel Barrymore, Wilfred Lucas, Alfred Paget, William J. Butler, Jennie Lee, Harry Carey ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-04-24
Best Action Movies of 1914 : Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery

Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery

6.1/10 IMDB

Starring: Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Harry Schumm, Ernest Shields, Edgar Keller, Eddie Boland, Wilbur Higby, Burton Law, Jean Hathaway, William White ..
Directed by: Francis Ford
Release date: 1914-01-02
Best Action Movies of 1914 : The Life of General Villa

The Life of General Villa

6.6/10 IMDB

Silent biographical action–drama film starring Pancho Villa as himself. The movie incorporates both staged scenes and authentic live footage from real battles during the Mexican Revolution.

Starring: Eagle Eye, Robert Harron, Irene Hunt, Mae Marsh, Juano Hernández, W.H. Lawrence, Walter Long, Teddy Sampson, F.A. Turner, Pancho Villa ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh, Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1914-05-09
Best Action Movies of 1914 : For Ireland's Sake

For Ireland's Sake

5.7/10 IMDB

Set in the late 1790s, a depiction of Irish villagers rebelling against British occupation (Red Coats) over the right to bear arms.

Starring: Gene Gauntier, J.J. Clark, Madam Norina, Sidney Olcott ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1914-01-11
Best Action Movies of 1914 : Strongheart


5.8/10 IMDB

STRONGHEART (1914) is a rare Native American Indian drama that was produced by the Biograph Company in New York City. Based on a famous play of the time, the film features an all-star cast: Henry B. Walthall (later of BIRTH OF A NATION), Blanche Sweet, Antonio Moreno, Lionel Barrymore, and Alan Hale (father of "Gilligan's Island" skipper). Originally five reels, the film was reissued at three reels in 1916.

Starring: Antonio Moreno, Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Gertrude Robinson, Tom McEvoy, Lionel Barrymore, Alan Hale, William J. Butler, W.C. Robinson, James Kirkwood ..
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Release date: 1914-03-08
Best Action Movies of 1914 : The Master Key

The Master Key

5.3/10 IMDB

A movie serial from 1914

Starring: Robert Z. Leonard, Ella Hall, Harry Carter, Jean Hathaway, Alfred Hickman, Wilbur Higby, Charles Manley, Jack Holt, Jim Corey, Allan Forrest ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1914-11-16

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