Best Action Movies of 1918


The Cook

6.6/10 IMDB

In an attempt at greater efficiency, the chef of a fancy oceanside restaurant and his assistant wreak havoc in the establishment. Adding to the complications is the arrival of a robber.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake, Glen Cavender, Bobby Dunn, John Rand ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1918-09-15
Best Action Movies of 1918 : The House of Hate

The House of Hate

6.9/10 IMDB

A young heiress of an American gun factory is threatened by a masked man after her father was murdered. This criminal might be a member of her family or a German agent, who wants to get information about the factory's products, perhaps his mystery has a combined solution - we will probably never know...

Starring: Pearl White, Antonio Moreno, John Webb Dillion, Paul Clerget, Peggy Shanor, J.H. Gilmour, Floyd Buckley, Helene Chadwick, Paul Panzer, Louis Wolheim ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz, Arthur C. Miller
Release date: 1918-01-02
Best Action Movies of 1918 : The Master Mystery

The Master Mystery

6.0/10 IMDB

In this action-packed serial, government agent Quentin Locke infiltrates a corrupt patents company, only to run into the gleaming terror of its robot protector, the Automaton. In order to save the beautiful Eva Brent and find a cure for the dreaded Madagascar Madness, Locke suffers an inhuman array of tortures and physical restraints. He is chained, tied with barbed wire, padlocked in a crate and thrown in the water, tied beneath a descending elevator, strapped to an electric chair, and bound in an elaborate Oriental torture chamber.

Starring: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Ruth Stonehouse, Edna Britton, William Pike, Charles E. Graham, Floyd Buckley, Jack Burns, Sam Kim ..
Directed by: Harry Grossman, Burton L. King
Release date: 1918-11-18
Best Action Movies of 1918 : Till I Come Back to You

Till I Come Back to You

5.4/10 IMDB

Yvonne von Krutz, a Belgian, lives with her German husband Karl, whom she was forced to marry, and her spirited little brother Jacques in a farmhouse on the Belgian countryside. With the German invasion of Belgium, Karl joins the German forces, and Jacques is taken to a reformatory to be trained as a munitions worker. When Karl is taken prisoner, Capt. Jefferson Strong, an American engineer, assumes the German's identity and discovers an underground supply of explosives near the von Krutz farm. By means of a tunnel, the Americans plan to mine the explosives. To save Jacques and a group of children from the munitions factory, however, Jefferson sends them across the American lines through the tunnel, but they lose their way, and he is forced to disable the mine. Jefferson is court-martialed, but King Albert of Belgium, who has befriended little Jacques, intercedes on his behalf. Learning that Karl has been killed, Jefferson pursues his budding romance with Yvonne.

Starring: Bryant Washburn, Florence Vidor, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Winter Hall, George Stone, Julia Faye, Lillian Leighton, Clarence Geldart, Mae Giraci, William Irving ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1918-08-25
Best Action Movies of 1918 : Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes

5.8/10 IMDB

A female ape takes to mothering the orphaned boy (Tarzan) and raises him over the course of many years until a rescue mission is finally launched and the search party combs the jungle for the long-time missing Lord Greystoke. But then, one of the search members, Jane Porter, gets separated from the group and comes face to face with fearsome wild animals. Tarzan saves her from harm just in the knick of time and love begins to blossom.

Starring: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, Gordon Griffith, True Boardman, Kathleen Kirkham, George B. French, Colin Kenny, Thomas Jefferson, Bessie Toner, Jack Wilson ..
Directed by: Scott Sidney
Release date: 1918-01-27
Best Action Movies of 1918 : Riddle Gawne

Riddle Gawne

7.0/10 IMDB

When Gawne finds his brother dying and hears that the killer has run off with his brother's wife, he swears revenge.

Starring: William S. Hart, Katherine MacDonald, Lon Chaney, Gretchen Lederer, Gertrude Short, Edwin B. Tilton, Milton Ross, George Field, Leon De La Mothe, Mary Jane Irving ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer, William S. Hart
Release date: 1918-08-03
Best Action Movies of 1918 : The Romance of Tarzan

The Romance of Tarzan

6.3/10 IMDB

Tarzan and Jane are to sail for England. They are attacked by natives and Tarzan is believed to have been killed. The Greystoke relatives return to England, the Porters (Jane's family) goes to their ranch near San Francisco. Tarzan shows up in a tuxedo and rescues Jane from outlaws...

Starring: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, Thomas Jefferson, Cleo Madison, Nigel De Brulier, True Boardman, Clyde Benson, Monte Blue, John Cook, Phil Dunham ..
Directed by: Wilfred Lucas
Release date: 1918-10-17
Best Action Movies of 1918 : The Border Wireless

The Border Wireless

0.0/10 IMDB

Cowhand Steve Ransom discovers that German spies are operating along Mexican border, relaying their radio messages into Mexico and thus on to Germany. The spies learn that Steve is a fugitive from American justice.

Starring: William S. Hart, Wanda Hawley, Charles Arling, Erich von Ritzau, Bert Sprotte, Marcia Manon ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1918-10-06
Best Action Movies of 1918 : Under the Yoke

Under the Yoke

0.0/10 IMDB

As described in a film magazine, when Maria Valverda (Bara) refuses the attentions of Diablo Ramirez (Nye), he starts an insurrection among the native Filipinos. Maria's father Don Ramon is killed and Maria is held hostage. She gets word to Capt. Paul Winter (Roscoe) of the American troops in Manila and he comes to her assistance, but his troops are outnumbered and they are made prisoners by the revolting revolutionists. Maria and Paul attempt to escape, but they are caught and brought back. At the Manila headquarters, trouble is suspected and reinforcements are sent. Before long, the revolt is subdued and peace reigns over Maria's home, and happiness over the betrothal of Maria and Paul.

Starring: Theda Bara, Alan Roscoe, G. Raymond Nye, Edwin B. Tilton, Carrie Clark Ward ..
Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards
Release date: 1918-07-09
Best Action Movies of 1918 : Bound in Morocco

Bound in Morocco

7.6/10 IMDB

A lost film. George Travelwell (Fairbanks), an American youth motoring in Morocco, discovers that the governor of El Harib (Frank Campeau) has seized a young American woman for his harem. Disguised as an inmate of the harem, George nearly wrecks the place while he rescues her. One thrilling incident follows upon the heels of another in their attempts to get away, and it ends with him setting one tribe against another, leaving them free to peacefully ride away.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Pauline Curley, Edythe Chapman, Pauline Curley, Douglas Fairbanks, Tully Marshall, Frank Campeau, Jay Dwiggins, Jay Dwiggins, Fred Burns ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1918-07-28

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