Best Action Movies of 1917


Easy Street

7.5/10 IMDB

A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His first assignment will be to patrol along Easy Street, the turf of a vicious bully and his criminal gang.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, James T. Kelly, Albert Austin, Lloyd Bacon, Henry Bergman, Frank J. Coleman, William Gillespie, Charlotte Mineau ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1917-01-22
Best Action Movies of 1917 : Wild and Woolly

Wild and Woolly

6.5/10 IMDB

A rich Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone and it is an orderly and civilized place now. The townsmen, not wanting to lose a rich potential resident, contrive to make over the town to suit the young man's fantasy.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter, Charles Stevens, Sam De Grasse, Tom Wilson, Monte Blue, Walter Bytell, Wharton James, Bull Montana ..
Directed by: John Emerson
Release date: 1917-06-24
Best Action Movies of 1917 : Patria


6.1/10 IMDB

Spies from Japan conspire to steal the Channing "preparedness" fortune and invade the United States, beginning in New York, then allying themselves with Mexicans across the border. They are stopped by the efforts of munitions factory heiress Patria Channing and U.S. Secret Service agent Donald Parr.

Starring: Irene Castle, Milton Sills, Warner Oland, George Majeroni, Wallace Beery, Marie Walcamp, Allan Murnane, F.W. Stewart, Rudolph Valentino, Jack Holt ..
Directed by: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton, Jacques Jaccard
Release date: 1917-01-14
Best Action Movies of 1917 : The Hazards of Helen

The Hazards of Helen

6.9/10 IMDB

The Hazards of Helen is an American melodramatic adventure film serial of 119 twelve-minute episodes released between November 7, 1914 and February 24, 1917. Most episodes of this serial are presumed lost.

Starring: Helen Holmes, Helen Gibson, J.P. McGowan, Ethel Clisbee, Pearl Hoxie, George A. Williams, William Ehfe, Paul Hurst, Hoot Gibson ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan, J. Gunnis Davis
Release date: 1917-02-24
Best Action Movies of 1917 : The Cold Deck

The Cold Deck

6.3/10 IMDB

Gambler "On-the Level" Leigh (William S. Hart) is forced to leave his high rolling lifestyle to move his ailing sister Alice (Mildred Harris) to the healing climate the mountains. Financial strain compels him to resume his favored vocation. Unfortunately for Level, the dance hall girl Coralie (Alma Rubens) doesn't take rejection well and convinces the dealer to clean him out with a "cold deck". A desperate robbery ensues, leading to Level wanted for murder!

Starring: William S. Hart, Mildred Harris, Edwin Wallock, Sylvia Breamer, Charles O. Rush, Alma Rubens, Joe Knight ..
Directed by: Clifford Smith, William S. Hart
Release date: 1917-10-31
Best Action Movies of 1917 : The Devil Dodger

The Devil Dodger

0.0/10 IMDB

A gambler runs a frontier town with an iron fist.

Starring: Roy Stewart, John Gilbert, Carolyn Wagner, John Lince, Anna Dodge, Belle Bennett, Josie Sedgwick ..
Directed by: Clifford Smith
Release date: 1917-09-23

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