Best Action Movies of 1927



7.6/10 IMDB

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who's the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them, pines away.

Starring: Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel, Richard Tucker, Gary Cooper, Gunboat Smith, Roscoe Karns, Julia Swayne Gordon ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1927-08-12
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Kid Brother

The Kid Brother

7.6/10 IMDB

The most important family in Hickoryville is (not surprisingly) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis, Olin Francis, Constantine Romanoff, Eddie Boland, Frank Lanning, Ralph Yearsley, Jocko the Monkey ..
Directed by: Ted Wilde, J.A. Howe
Release date: 1927-01-17
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Jaws of Steel

Jaws of Steel

6.6/10 IMDB

Our doggy hero is abandoned in the desert while in pup-hood. Upon reaching maturity, Tin Tin has undeservedly earned the reputation as a killer canine. Thus, the human characters spend most of their time hunting down the dog in hopes of collecting a huge bounty.

Starring: Rin-Tin-Tin, Jason Robards Sr., Helen Ferguson, Mary Louise Miller, Jack Curtis, Bob Perry, Buck Connors ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1927-09-10
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Beloved Rogue

The Beloved Rogue

7.0/10 IMDB

François Villon, in his lifetime the most renowned poet in France, is also a prankster, an occasional criminal, and an ardent patriot.

Starring: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day, Lawson Butt, Henry Victor, Slim Summerville, Angelo Rossitto, Nigel De Brulier, Lucy Beaumont, Otto Matieson ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1927-03-12
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Tracked by the Police

Tracked by the Police

5.7/10 IMDB

The Laguna Dam is to be built in Arizona to supply water to desert-land unfit for cultivation or stock-raising. Rival companies bid for the building contract, which leads to violence and danger for Bob Owen and his dog Satan.

Starring: Rin-Tin-Tin, Jason Robards Sr., Virginia Brown Faire, Tom Santschi, Dave Morris, Theodore Lorch, Wilfrid North, Ben Walker, Nanette the Dog ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1927-05-07
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Gaucho

The Gaucho

7.1/10 IMDB

A girl is saved by a miracle after she falls from a cliff in the Argentine Andes, and is blessed with healing powers. A shrine is built on the site, and a whole city grows around it, rich with gold from the grateful worshipers. Ruiz, an evil and sadistic general, captures the city, confiscates the gold, and closes the shrine. But the Gaucho, the charismatic leader of a band of outlaws, comes to the rescue.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Lupe Vélez, Eve Southern, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Michael Vavitch, Nigel De Brulier, Mary Pickford ..
Directed by: F. Richard Jones
Release date: 1927-11-21
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Tarzan and the Golden Lion

Tarzan and the Golden Lion

5.2/10 IMDB

Flora Hawks is in love with the overseer of Tarzan's African estate. After a search for a legendary city of diamonds, Tarzon races with his pet lion Jad-bal-ja to save Haws from being sacrificed to a lion-god.

Starring: James Pierce, Frederick Peters, Edna Murphy, Harold Goodwin, Dorothy Dunbar, D'Arcy Corrigan, Boris Karloff, Robert Bolder ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan
Release date: 1927-03-20
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Rough Riders

The Rough Riders

3.7/10 IMDB

The story of the military unit organized by future U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt and its adventures in Cuba during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Starring: Noah Beery, Charles Farrell, Charles Farrell, George Bancroft, Mary Astor, Frank Hopper, Charles Emmett Mack, Fred Lindsay, Fred Kohler, Billy Seay ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1927-09-30
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Hills of Kentucky

Hills of Kentucky

5.9/10 IMDB

Adapted from Dorothy Yost's story, "The Untamed Heart"

Starring: Rin-Tin-Tin, Jason Robards Sr., Dorothy Dwan, Tom Santschi, Billy Kent Schaefer ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1927-02-19
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Last Trail

The Last Trail

6.7/10 IMDB

The robberies on Jasper Carrol's stages have been so frequent that the stage line plans to hold a stagecoach race with the winner getting the new contract. Tom foils Cal Barker's attempt to kill him and gets a confession from him that Kurt Morley is behind the robberies. But first Tom must win the race for Carrol although Morley's stages have him greatly outnumbered.

Starring: Tom Mix, Carmelita Geraghty, William B. Davidson, Jerry Madden, Lee Shumway, Frank Hagney, Robert Brower, Oliver Eckhardt, Frank Beal, Tony the Horse ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1927-01-23
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Set Free

Set Free

7.0/10 IMDB

"Side Show" Saunders gains the respect of shopowner Holly Farrell and the townsfolk when he gives up entertaining with his trick horse and dog and goes to work in the general store.

Starring: Art Acord, Olive Hasbrouck, Claude Payton, Robert McKenzie, Harry Tenbrook, Gloria Davenport, Curley Witzel, Buck Moulton, Fred Burns, Jess Deffenbach ..
Directed by: Arthur Rosson
Release date: 1927-03-06
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Señorita


6.9/10 IMDB

Señorita is a 1927 American silent action comedy film directed by Clarence Badger, and starring Bebe Daniels. The film is a parody of The Mark Zorro (1920), Bebe Daniels was one of the first actresses to play a female Zorro-like character.

Release date: 1927-04-29
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Red Signals

Red Signals

6.1/10 IMDB

Sabotage on the railroad with trains being derailed and looted. Good coverage of the Santa Fe La Grande Station that was demolished in 1939 due to earthquake damage.

Starring: Wallace MacDonald, Eva Novak, Earle Williams, J.P. McGowan, Sylvia Ashton, William F. Moran, Robert McKenzie, Billy Franey, Frank Rice ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan
Release date: 1927-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Senorita


6.9/10 IMDB

Starring: Bebe Daniels, James Hall, William Powell, Josef Swickard, Tom Kennedy ..
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1927-04-01
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Hell Hounds of the Plains

Hell Hounds of the Plains

6.0/10 IMDB

Horses are being rustled by outlaws known as the Hell Hounds. When the Sheriff is killed, his Deputy Yak takes over the search for the rustlers. John Lawson says Yak cannot marry his daughter until the murderer of the Sheriff is caught. But unknown to Lawson, the murderer is his own son.

Starring: Yakima Canutt, Neva Gerber, Lafe McKee, Al Ferguson ..
Directed by: Jacques Jaccard
Release date: 1927-05-07
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Night of Love

The Night of Love

6.9/10 IMDB

Montero, son of a Gypsy leader, is about to take a bride according to primitive ritual, when the Duke de la Garda demands his right as feudal lord--to take the bride to his castle for a night. Rather than accede to the duke's advances, the girl chooses death by her own hand. Montero swears vengeance.....

Starring: Ronald Colman, Vilma Banky, Montagu Love, Natalie Kingston, Gibson Gowland, Laska Winter, Sally Rand, William H. Tooker, John George ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1927-01-22
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Hidden Aces

Hidden Aces

6.0/10 IMDB

Larry 'Hutch' Hutchdale, gentleman thief, is keeping an eye on the newly-arrived Princess Orloff of Russia...and not just because of her curvaceous figure. The woman's jewel necklace is worth a fortune. But her secretary, Natalie Kingston, is secretly a famed cat burglar, and wants the necklace for herself. The two thieves outwit each other at every turn, all the while realizing they're a perfect match. But the star-crossed lovers have a surprise on their hands when they realize the jewels are a fake, and the princess an imposter! Hidden Aces was Charles Hutchison's seventh and final appearance as 'Hutch' Hutchdale, the character he originated in 1921's Hurricane Hutch.

Starring: Charles Hutchison, Alice Calhoun, Barbara Tennant, Paul Weigel, Harry Norcross, James Bradbury Jr., Frank Whitson ..
Directed by: Howard M. Mitchell
Release date: 1927-08-06
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Warning

The Warning

5.0/10 IMDB

This story of the British Silent Service operating on the coast of China finds Tom Fellows, captain of an opium-smuggling ship, going into a notorious Chinese joint called "The House of a Thousand Delights," where he finds a beautiful girl, Mary Blake, bound and captive. He starts a brawl, rescues Mary in the mêlée that follows, and then loses her when she flees to a hotel. He follows her and finds she is mixed up in some mysterious activity. However, he knows more about her than she does him (because he isn't what he is supposed to be - and she isn't, either), he stays close by, even to the point of using a machine-gun to dispel a mob at a Chinese temple.

Starring: Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, Frank Lackteen, Pat Harmon, Eugene Strong, George Kuwa, Norman Trevor ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1927-11-26
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Heart of Maryland

The Heart of Maryland

6.1/10 IMDB

At the outbreak of the War Between the States, Maryland Calvert is loved by Maj. Alan Kendrick, son of a Virginia general, and Capt. Fulton Thorpe. Nancy, whom Thorpe has loved unwisely, follows him to Washington and commits suicide when she learns he will not marry her; as a result, Alan is forced to request his resignation. When Fort Sumter is fired upon, Alan, who admires Lincoln's principles, joins the Union Army though his father is among the Secessionist leaders; as a result, he is estranged from Maryland. Thorpe, who has joined the Confederacy as a spy, is responsible for Alan's arrest, but Maryland victoriously comes to his aid by ringing the alarm bell.

Starring: Dolores Costello, Jason Robards Sr., Warner Richmond, Helene Costello, Carroll Nye, Charles Edward Bull, Erville Alderson, Paul Kruger, Walter Rodgers, Jim Welch ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1927-07-13
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Where the North Holds Sway

Where the North Holds Sway

4.8/10 IMDB

A Northwest mounted policeman leaves the service to seek revenge for his brother's murder.

Starring: Jack Perrin, Pauline Curley, Buzz Barton, Lew Meehan, Hal Walters, Starlight the Horse, Rex the Dog, Alfred Hewston, Bob Reeves ..
Directed by: Bennett Cohen
Release date: 1927-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Foreign Devils

Foreign Devils

4.6/10 IMDB

Capt. Robert Kelly holds off the foreign mob single-handed and makes good his escape during the Boxer rebellion.

Starring: Tim McCoy, Claire Windsor, Cyril Chadwick, Frank Currier, Emily Fitzroy, Lawson Butt, Sôjin Kamiyama, Frank Chew ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1927-09-03
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Fangs of Destiny

Fangs of Destiny

2.7/10 IMDB

Dynamite -- Universal's answer to Warner Bros.' canine star Rin Tin Tin -- and his owner Jerry Matthews (Edmund Cobb) come to the aid of a beleaguered rancher in this typical low-budget "doggie melodrama" set in the West.

Starring: Dynamite the Dog, Edmund Cobb, Betty Caldwell, George Periolat, Carl Sepulveda, Dynamite the Dog, Al Ferguson, Joan Hathaway, Brick Cannon ..
Directed by: Stuart Paton
Release date: 1927-12-04
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Silent Hero

The Silent Hero

1.8/10 IMDB

Bud Taylor loves Mary Stoddard but is leaving for Alaska in search of gold, leaving a police-dog pup with her that he has named "Phantom." Wade Burton is anxious to win Mary and her father's money. Later, Wade follows Bud to Alaska and attempts to claim-jump Bud's gold strike, but is foiled by Bud and "Phantom."

Starring: Napoleon the Dog, Robert Frazer, Edna Murphy, Ernest Hilliard, Joseph W. Girard, Harry Allen ..
Directed by: Duke Worne
Release date: 1927-08-01
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Silver Valley

Silver Valley

5.2/10 IMDB

Fired for crashing his aeroplane into his employer's ranch, Tom Mix is elected sheriff in a town with, as a title stated, "a high mortality rate among sheriffs." Mix, of course, prevails against almost impossible odds, at one point cornering a gang of cutthroats holding leading lady Dorothy Dwan captive in the crater of a volcano about to erupt.

Starring: Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, Dorothy Dwan, Philo McCullough, Jocky Hoefli, Tom Kennedy, Lon Poff, Harry Dunkinson, Clark Comstock ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1927-10-02
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Surrender


5.9/10 IMDB

Lea Lyon, the daughter of a rabbi, lives happily with her father in their Gulicinu village, but there are rumblings of war. Soon, the village is overrun with the Imperial troops of the Russian Czar, with Constantine in Imperial command. He is attracted by the beauty of Lea and commands her to come to his quarters. She refuses and he is outraged. He orders the townspeople barred behind their doors and the village burned. Though she loves her honor above everything else, she can not bear to see the villagers suffer, and makes the lonely walk through the village to the Inn.

Starring: Mary Philbin, Ivan Mosjoukine, Otto Matieson, Nigel De Brulier, Otto Fries, Daniel Makarenko, Lassie Lou Ahern, John Bleifer, Russ Powell ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1927-01-02
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Wolf's Trail

Wolf's Trail

0.0/10 IMDB

Heralded as a "Universal Thrill Feature," this minor outdoor melodrama starred Dynamite, one of canine phenomenon Rin Tin Tin's legion of imitators. Veteran actor Edmund Cobb headed the human cast as Captain Tom Grant, a Texas ranger impersonating an outlaw in order to infiltrate a gang of smugglers.

Starring: Dynamite the Dog, Edmund Cobb, Dixie Lamont, Edwin Terry, Joseph Bennett ..
Directed by: Francis Ford
Release date: 1927-10-02
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Girl from Chicago

The Girl from Chicago

0.0/10 IMDB

The Girl From Chicago

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Myrna Loy, William Russell, Carroll Nye, Paul Panzer, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1927-11-09
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Outlaw Dog

The Outlaw Dog

0.0/10 IMDB

When his master is attacked and left speechless, Ranger is held responsible. On the lam from the Law, the canine hero links up with telegrapher Bill Brady and Bill's girlfriend Helen Meadows. He gets a chance to clear his name by helping Bill trap a pair of outlaws who plan to blow up a mail train and abscond with the loot.

Starring: Ranger the Dog, Helen Foster, Rex Lease, Alfred Allen, Harry Tenbrook, Bruce Gordon, Spencer Bell, Victor Allen ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan
Release date: 1927-05-22
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Sky High Saunders

Sky High Saunders

0.0/10 IMDB

Sky High Saunders is a 1927 American silent action film directed by Bruce M. Mitchell. The film stars Al Wilson, Elsie Tarron and Frank Rice. Sky High Saunders was one of a series of films that showcased the exploits of the stunt pilots in Hollywood.

Starring: Al Wilson, Elsie Tarron, Frank Rice, Bud Osborne, Billy 'Red' Jones ..
Directed by: Bruce Mitchell
Release date: 1927-11-06
Best Action Movies of 1927 : Three Miles Up

Three Miles Up

0.0/10 IMDB

Dick Morgan, formerly a professional crook, returns from the war as the "Ace" of his squadron.

Starring: Al Wilson, William Malan, Ethlyne Clair, William Clifford, Frank Rice, Billy 'Red' Jones, Joseph Bennett, Art Goebel, Archie Ricks ..
Directed by: Bruce Mitchell
Release date: 1927-09-04
Best Action Movies of 1927 : The Black Diamond Express

The Black Diamond Express

0.0/10 IMDB

Dan Foster, the engineer of the Black Diamond Express express train falls in love with Jeanne Harmon, whose snobbish, high society mother, Mrs. Harmon, does not approve of the blue-collar, rough-at-the-edges Dan Foster as a suitable husband for Jeanne.

Starring: Monte Blue, Edna Murphy, Myrtle Stedman, Claire McDowell, Carroll Nye, William Demarest, Jack W. Johnston, Austen Jewell ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1927-06-04

The Swell-Head

0.0/10 IMDB

Businessman Lefty Malone decides to become a prizefight, has his head turned by instant success, falls for the wrong woman, Kitty, then realizes the error of his ways, and finds true love with Molly O'Rourke.

Starring: Ralph Graves, Johnnie Walker, Eugenia Gilbert, Mildred Harris, Mary Carr, Tom Dugan ..
Directed by: Ralph Graves
Release date: 1927-08-05

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