Best Action Movies of 1925


The Eagle

6.6/10 IMDB

Vladimir Dubrouvsky, a lieutenant in the Russian army, catches the eye of Czarina Catherine II. He spurns her advances and flees, and she puts out a warrant for his arrest, dead or alive. Vladimir learns that his father's lands have been taken by the evil Kyrilla Troekouroff, and his father dies. He dons a black mask, and becomes the outlaw The Black Eagle. He enters the Troekouroff household disguised as a French instructor for Kyrilla's daughter Mascha. He is after vengeance, but instead falls in love with Mascha.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti, James A. Marcus, George Nichols, Carrie Clark Ward, Spottiswoode Aitken, Gary Cooper, Agostino Borgato ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1925-11-08
Best Action Movies of 1925 : Lazybones


7.2/10 IMDB

Steve Tuttle, the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he discovers that he loves the grown-up girl.

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Buck Jones, Zasu Pitts, Leslie Fenton, Jane Novak, Virginia Marshall, Edythe Chapman, Emily Fitzroy, William Bailey ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1925-11-06
Best Action Movies of 1925 : Tumbleweeds


6.5/10 IMDB

William S. Hart stars in this 1925 silent film as a "tumbleweed" (i.e., a drifter) intent on claiming land during the 1889 land rush in the Oklahoma Territory. Though he falls in love with a beautiful woman and hopes to settle down with her on his newly acquired land, he must first contend with men who wish to bring him harm. In the prologue of the 1939 Astor Pictures revival of this film, Hart gives a moving eight-minute introduction -- the first and only time he appeared in a film accompanied by his striking voice.

Starring: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield ..
Directed by: King Baggot, William S. Hart
Release date: 1925-12-27
Best Action Movies of 1925 : Border Vengeance

Border Vengeance

5.7/10 IMDB

After Wes Channing's partner, the feckless Buck Littleton, loses his half-interest in their ranch to gambler Flash Denby, Wes stands up against the sheriff's men when they try to seize the ranch-- land that has a gold mine on it. Denby tries to trick Mary Sims, granddaughter of Wes's neighbor Rufe Sims, into signing over the rights to the land. Denby's machinations are all set in order-- but Wes's right hook may prove to be a hell of a monkey wrench!

Starring: Jack Perrin, Josephine Hill, Tom London, Bud Osborne, Jack Richardson, Hugh Saxon, Vondell Darr, Minna Redman, Robert MacFarland ..
Directed by: Harry S. Webb
Release date: 1925-08-12
Best Action Movies of 1925 : The Air Mail

The Air Mail

6.1/10 IMDB

Russ Kane obtains work as a pilot in the airmail service with the purpose of robbing the mails. However, during his training period at the Reno field, he becomes imbued with the spirit of the service and dedicates himself to getting the mail through.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Billie Dove, Mary Brian, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., George Irving, Richard Tucker, Guy Oliver, Lee Shumway, Jack Byron, John Webb Dillon ..
Directed by: Irvin Willat
Release date: 1925-03-15
Best Action Movies of 1925 : Below the Line

Below the Line

7.4/10 IMDB

Starring: John Harron, Rin-Tin-Tin, June Marlowe, Pat Hartigan, Victor Potel, Heinie Conklin, Gilbert Clayton, Edith Yorke, Taylor N. Duncan ..
Directed by: Herman C. Raymaker
Release date: 1925-09-26
Best Action Movies of 1925 : The Drug Store Cowboy

The Drug Store Cowboy

6.4/10 IMDB

This comedy-melodrama focuses on Marmaduke Grandon (Franklin Farnum), who's a drug store clerk with aspirations to be a movie star.

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Jean Arthur, Robert Walker, Malcolm Denny, Ronald Goetz, Dick La Reno, Gary Cooper ..
Directed by: Park Frame
Release date: 1925-06-01
Best Action Movies of 1925 : The Coast Patrol

The Coast Patrol

6.1/10 IMDB

Coast Patrol was a threadbare silent 5-reeler starring Kenneth MacDonald as an officer in the titular patrol. Nothing much happens really, except for a few misunderstandings, fistfights and boat chases.

Starring: Kenneth MacDonald, Claire de Lorez, Fay Wray, Spottiswoode Aitken, Gino Corrado, Sailor Sharkey ..
Directed by: Bud Barsky
Release date: 1925-07-18

Wild Horse Canyon

5.8/10 IMDB

The foreman of a ranch owned by a pretty young girl captures a herd of wild horses, but the herd's lead horse manages to break them free. The foreman blames a drifting cowboy, Yak, for the break-out. Yak, however, seems intent on provoking a confrontation with the foreman at every opportunity--and, as it turns out, for good reason.

Starring: Yakima Canutt, Helene Rosson, Edward Cecil, Slim Talbot, Boy, Cliff Lyons ..
Directed by: Ben F. Wilson
Release date: 1925-05-30
Best Action Movies of 1925 : American Pluck

American Pluck

5.6/10 IMDB

Blaze Derringer is a Texas cattle baron's son. He goes to a cabaret on his birthday, helps a pretty young woman and her guardian avoid a raid, but gets tossed from college for bad behavior. His disgusted father dispatches him to seek his fortune. Blaze jumps a freight, befriends a fake British duke and a sporting African-American, and is offered a prize fight in Galveston. He wins, but may have killed his opponent, so he takes the offer of the woman from the cabaret to accompany her to Begonia, where she's a princess about to be crowned. A court minister, the dastardly Count Verensky, has plans to share the throne and her affections. Can the plucky American help the Europeans sort things out?

Starring: George Walsh, Wanda Hawley, Sidney De Gray, Frank Leigh, Tom Wilson, Leo White, Dan Mason, Pat Wing, Toby Wing ..
Directed by: Richard Stanton
Release date: 1925-10-14

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