Best Action Movies of 1920

1.

Way Down East

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh, Kate Bruce, Mrs. David Landau, Josephine Bernard, Mrs. Morgan Belmont, Patricia Fruen, Florence Short ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1920-09-03
Best Action Movies of 1920 : The Mark of Zorro
2.

The Mark of Zorro

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Don Diego Vega pretends to be an indolent fop as a cover for his true identity, the masked avenger Zorro.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Beery, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, George Periolat, Walt Whitman, Sidney De Gray, Tote Du Crow ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1920-12-05
Best Action Movies of 1920 : The Last of the Mohicans
3.

The Last of the Mohicans

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil Magua. Fighting to rescue the women are Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last of the Mohican tribe, and their white ally, the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as Hawkeye.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe, Lillian Hall, Henry Woodward, James Gordon, George Hackathorne, Nelson McDowell, Nelson McDowell, Harry Lorraine ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1920-11-21
Best Action Movies of 1920 : The Son of Tarzan
4.

The Son of Tarzan

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Tarzan's son Jack is kidnapped from England by his old enemy Paulovich. Jack escapes into the African jungle where he meets Meriem, a European girl held captive. Freeing her, he falls in love but she's sought by Paulovich. Then Tarzan arrives with Jane to save the day!

Starring: Karla Schramm, Gordon Griffith, Mae Giraci, Raymond Thompson, Kamuela C. Searle, P. Dempsey Tabler, Nita Martan, Eugene Burr, Frank Morrell, Saville De Sacia ..
Directed by: Harry Revier, Arthur J. Flaven
Release date: 1920-04-30
Best Action Movies of 1920 : Excuse My Dust
5.

Excuse My Dust

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

A top race-car driver leaves the sport to get married and settle down, because his new wife doesn't want him to race anymore. However, not long afterwards his wife takes their infant son and leaves him to go to San Francisco. The husband gets word that his son is seriously ill in San Francisco, but he has no way to get there. Just in the nick of time, however, the racer's father-in-law just happens to have developed a new car for a cross-country race--to San Francisco!

Starring: Wallace Reid, Wallace Reid Jr., Ann Little, Theodore Roberts, Guy Oliver, Otto Brower, Tully Marshall, Walter Long, James Gordon, Jack Herbert ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1920-03-20
6.

The Suitor

2.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Larry having to go through a lot of trouble to get his girl. All from bomb baking cooks to high flying crashes.

Starring: Larry Semon, Lucille Carlisle, William McCall, Al Thompson, Frank Alexander, William Hauber, Blanche Payson ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog, Larry Semon
Release date: 1920-11-01
Best Action Movies of 1920 : Bullet Proof
7.

Bullet Proof

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Pierre Winton promises to avenge his father's killing at the hands of McGuirk, the bandit. While hunting for McGuirk, Pierre comes upon Mary Brown who has been badly injured in a rock slide. They fall in love, but while attempting to rescue Mary, Pierre is trapped and rendered unconscious in another rock slide. Saved by Jim Boone's band of outlaws, Pierre joins the gang, and Boone's daughter Jackie falls in love with him, but, Pierre still loves Mary, from whom he has been separated.

Starring: Harry Carey, William Ryno, Fred Gamble, Kathleen O'Connor, J. Farrell MacDonald, Beatrice Burnham, Robert McKenzie, Joe Harris, C.E. Anderson, Charles Le Moyne ..
Directed by: Lynn Reynolds
Release date: 1920-05-03
Best Action Movies of 1920 : An Arabian Knight
8.

An Arabian Knight

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa is cast as an ancient Egyptian donkey boy in An Arabian Knight. The humble Hayakawa rescues high-born Lillian Hall from lascivious pasha Fred Jones. All this brouhaha is actually a dream experienced by Hall.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Lillian Hall, Jean Acker, Marie Pavis, Elaine Inescourt, Harvey Clark, Fred C. Jones, Roy Coulson, Tom Bates ..
Directed by: Charles Swickard
Release date: 1920-08-22
Best Action Movies of 1920 : The Revenge of Tarzan
9.

The Revenge of Tarzan

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Tarzan and Jane are traveling to Paris to help his old friend Countess de Coude, who is being threatened by her brother, Nikolas Rokoff. Rokoff has Tarzan tossed overboard. He survives, comes ashore in North Africa, and goes to Paris to search for Jane. In Paris, Tarzan reunites with his old friend Paul D'Arnot, who informs him that Jane was taken to Africa. Tarzan returns just in time to save Jane from a lion attack, and soon defeats Rokoff and his henchmen.

Starring: Gene Pollar, Karla Schramm, Estelle Taylor, Armand Cortes, Franklin B. Coates, George Romain, Walter Miller ..
Directed by: Harry Revier, George M. Merrick
Release date: 1920-05-30
Best Action Movies of 1920 : King of the Circus
10.

King of the Circus

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Eddie King goes up against a villainous circus owner in this action adventure which was directed by genre specialist J.P. McGowan and released in 18 chapters.

Starring: Eddie Polo, Corrine Porter, Kittoria Beveridge, Harry Madison, Charles Fortune, J.P. McGowan, Tom London ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan
Release date: 1920-01-02
Best Action Movies of 1920 : The Dragon's Net
11.

The Dragon's Net

0.0
3.8/10 IMDB

A set of eight golden lotus leaves holds the secret for eternal life. A young girl is tricked out of the one she holds, and enlists the aid of an adventurer is tracking down the entire set. Based on "The Petals of Lao-Tze".

Starring: Marie Walcamp, Harland Tucker, Otto Lederer, Wadsworth Harris ..
Directed by: Henry MacRae
Release date: 1920-08-23
Best Action Movies of 1920 : The Skywayman
12.

The Skywayman

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Suffering from amnesia, Captain Norman Craig is embroiled in a doctor's plot to steal both a cache of jewels and Craig's own doting girlfriend. A lost film.

Starring: Ormer Locklear, Louise Lovely, Sam De Grasse, Jack Brammall, Ted McCann, Edwin B. Tilton ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1920-09-05
Best Action Movies of 1920 : The Dead Line
13.

The Dead Line

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Although a feud between the Harlan and Boone families has been raging for years, Mollie Powell, the Harlan's stepdaughter, is secretly in love with Clay Boone. When a young member of the Boone clan is killed during one of the battles, Clay vows that he will never touch a gun again. Branded a coward by the other mountaineers, Clay keeps his oath until Buck Gomery, one of the moonshiners, attacks Julia Weston, the daughter of another moonshiner.

Starring: George Walsh, Irene Boyle, Baby Anita Lopez, Joe Henaway, Al Hart, Henry W. Pemberton, James Milady, Gus Weinberg, G.A. Stryker, Virginia Valli ..
Directed by: Dell Henderson
Release date: 1920-05-09

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