Best Action Movies of 1926

1.

Bardelys the Magnificent

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Starring: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore, Emily Fitzroy, John Wayne, Joan Crawford, Arthur Lubin, Theodore von Eltz, Karl Dane ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1926-09-30
Best Action Movies of 1926 : The Ice Flood
2.

The Ice Flood

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Jack De Quincy, an American graduate of Oxford, is still considered a wastrel playboy by his father, owner of a giant lumber company in the American northwest. To prove he is a man his father sends him there to take charge of a large lumber camp, filled with brawny he-men who spend their time drinking, gambling and brawling when not cutting timber. Once there, Jack establishes himself by winning a fight against "Dum-Dum" Pete, the toughest man in those parts. Along the way he sees to it that a needed operation is performed on the camp's mascot, a crippled young boy, and saves his sweetheart, Marie O'Nei, that daughter of a rival lumber company, from drowning in the river when the spring thaw causes an ice-break flood.

Starring: Kenneth Harlan, Viola Dana, Frank Hagney, Fred Kohler, DeWitt Jennings, Kitty Barlow, James Gordon ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1926-10-01
Best Action Movies of 1926 : The House Without a Key
3.

The House Without a Key

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty years. Minerva, sister to the estranged brothers, comes from Boston to try to reconcile the two men. John Quincy Winterslip, Dan's nephew, receives a letter instructing him to retrieve a box from an attic in San Francisco and dump the contents into the ocean. He is on board a ship bound for Hawaii in which other passengers are also after the box. Dan Winterslip is murdered. Charlie Chan, a Chinese detective, offers to help solve the killing and the mysteries surround the box. Chan is looking for the person whose wristwatch is missing the number 'three.'

Starring: Allene Ray, Walter Miller, E.H. Calvert, Betty Caldwell, Natalie Warfield, Jack Pratt, William Bailey, Frank Lackteen, George Kuwa, Harry Semels ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1926-11-21
Best Action Movies of 1926 : For Heaven's Sake
4.

For Heaven's Sake

0.0
7.4/10 IMDB

An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young, Jim Mason, Paul Weigel, Constantine Romanoff ..
Directed by: Sam Taylor
Release date: 1926-04-05
5.

The Ramblin' Galoot

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A silent cowboy romp.

Starring: Buddy Roosevelt, Violet La Plante, Frederick Lee, Slim Whitaker, Nelson McDowell, Charles Clary, Hank Bell ..
Directed by: Fred Bain
Release date: 1926-11-21
6.

Looking for Trouble

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Jack Pepper accidentally fires his gun while forcing a newspaper editor to retract his statement regarding Miss Tulip Hellier, and the sheriff goes after Jack. While hiding out, Jack finds a liquor cache on the Hellier ranch and knows it was placed there as a ruse to distract the sheriff while an outlaw gang runs dope across the border.

Starring: Jack Hoxie, Marceline Day, J. Gordon Russell, Clark Comstock, Edmund Cobb, Bud Osborne, Peggy Montgomery, William Dyer ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1926-05-30
Best Action Movies of 1926 : The Black Pirate
7.

The Black Pirate

0.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A nobleman vows to avenge the death of his father at the hands of pirates. To this end he infiltrates the pirate band. Acting in character he is instrumental in the capture of a ship, but things are complicated when he finds that there is a young woman on board whom he wishes to protect from the threat of rape.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Anders Randolf, Donald Crisp, Tempe Pigott, Sam De Grasse, Charles Stevens, John Wallace, Fred Becker, Charles Belcher ..
Directed by: Albert Parker
Release date: 1926-03-08
8.

Beau Geste

0.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce, Mary Brian, Noah Beery, Norman Trevor, William Powell, George Regas, Bernard Siegel ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1926-08-24
9.

West of Broadway

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Priscilla Dean starred in this comedy-Western as Eastern golf pro Freddy Hayden who is hired by a Western dude ranch. Assumed to be a man because of the name, Freddy creates a sensation appearing at a dance in the newest creation from Paris, and later incurs the ire of all when she accidentally causes a stampede. Ranch foreman Bruce Elwood (Arnold Gray) eventually wins the heart of the leading lady when he rescues Freddy from a villainous cattle rustler. A year after this light comedy, Dean began to wind down her career, and played a foil to Laurel and Hardy in Slipping Wives.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Arnold Gray, Majel Coleman, Walter Long ..
Directed by: Robert Thornby
Release date: 1926-10-18
Best Action Movies of 1926 : The Son of the Sheik
10.

The Son of the Sheik

0.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Ahmed, son of Diana and Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl who fronts her father's gang of mountebanks. She and Ahmed meet secretly until one night when her father and the gang capture the son of the sheik, torture him, and hold him for ransom.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love, Agnes Ayres, Karl Dane, Bull Montana, Bynunsky Hyman ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1926-09-05

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