Best Action Movies of 1926

1.

The General

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Henry Smith, Frank Barnes, Joe Keaton, Mike Donlin, Tom Nawn ..
Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1926-12-31
Best Action Movies of 1926 : For Heaven's Sake
2.

For Heaven's Sake

3.9
7.5/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1926 : Tell It to the Marines
3.

Tell It to the Marines

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

U.S. Marine Sergeant O'Hara has his hands full training raw recruits, one of whom, 'Skeets' Burns, is a particular thorn in his side. If Burns's lackadaisical approach to the military were not bad enough, he also makes advances on nurse Nora Dale, whom Sergeant O'Hara secretly loves. Nora is oblivious to O'Hara's feelings and is attracted to the handsome 'Skeet.' But an indiscretion turns her against him, and it takes an expedition to China and a battle with a warlord's bandit brigade to sort things out among the nurse and her two Marines.

Starring: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon, Carmel Myers, Warner Oland, Mitchell Lewis, Frank Currier, Maurice E. Kains, Lori Bara ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1926-12-23
Best Action Movies of 1926 : The Black Pirate
4.

The Black Pirate

3.7
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
Best Action Movies of 1926 : The Son of the Sheik
5.

The Son of the Sheik

3.7
6.7/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1926 : Bardelys the Magnificent
6.

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 : Beau Geste
7.

Beau Geste

2.8
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
Best Action Movies of 1926 : The Ice Flood
8.

The Ice Flood

1.5
6.3/10 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
9.

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

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