Best Action Movies of 1923
When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.
A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air - and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead.
The no-good son of a company owner is sent to investigate a problematic business deal.
The Grub Stake
A young woman is lured to the Yukon by a gambler with promises of marriage and a grubstake for a gold mine. She takes her ailing father with her, only to discover when she gets there that the gambler was lying to her and actually planned to sell her to a dance hall. She gathers her father and an old miner she has met, takes a dogsled and supplies from the gambler and the three of them head for the wilderness to look for a lost gold claim the old miner has been looking for.
Where the North Begins
Action adventure set in the wilds of Alaska
The Shriek of Araby
An employee in a theater showing Valentino's "The Shiek" daydreams about himself playing Valentino's role.
North of Hudson Bay
On a steamboat heading North, where his brother has struck gold, Mike Dane falls in love with Estelle MacDonald. When he arrives at the Canadian trading post, Dane learns that his brother has been murdered and his partner sentenced to death as the killer.
A young man is bet $100,000 that his famous luck can hold out and he can make that sum in one year's time, literally starting with nothing. He proceeds to Pennsylvania, where prize fight winnings are used to build a new town.
The Fighting Blade
In the war-like times of Oliver Cromwell, in and around 'olde Oxford towne', Dutchman Karl Van Kerstenbrook, Dutch soldier-of-fortune and sword-for-hire, stands ready to defend his lady-love, the fair Thomsine Musgrove, and prove his nettle, and that his blade is made of the finest metal.
The Thrill Chaser
In this partially lost silent film, a man working as a motion picture extra in Hollywood westerns impresses a visiting sheikh with his boxing skills and is engaged to go to Arabia, where he becomes involved in warring and falls in love with a beautiful princess.
McGee becomes a fireman over the protests of his mother, who doesn't want to see her son sacrifice his life the way his father did. When she dies, McGee adopts little Elizabeth Stevens, who takes care of him instead of vice versa. Along the way he meets Agnes Evans, a chorus girl, and falls in love.
Texas Ranger Chuck Williams is the bashful sweetheart of the daughter, Ellen, of the captain of his Texas Rangers troop. He is working with the Mexican Rurales in an effort to stop a gang of gun runners. The gang-leader shows up, posing as an artist, and Ellen takes him in as a boarder to make Chuck jealous. But Chuck is wise to the boarder, who kidnaps Ellen and heads for the mountain hideout of his gang.
Her Dangerous Path
Her Dangerous Path
A Northwest melodrama about a mining engineer who loses his money gambling in the Yukon.
Various groups of people, both well-intentioned and otherwise, search for a buried treasure that is buried underneath a skyscraper.
The Eleventh Hour
An evil prince plans to use a super-explosive to take over the world.