Best Action Movies of 1929


The Iron Mask

7.1/10 IMDB

King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D'Artagnan, off to a convent. D'Artagnan hears of this and rallies the Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu out-smarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis, Rolfe Sedan, William Bakewell, Nigel De Brulier, Lon Poff, Charles Stevens ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1929-02-21
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond

6.3/10 IMDB

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is a British WWI veteran who longs for some excitement after he returns to the humdrum existence of civilian life. He gets what he's looking for when a girl requests his help in freeing her uncle from a nursing home. She believes the home is just a front and that her uncle is really being held captive while the culprits try to extort his fortune from him.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant, Montagu Love, Wilson Benge, Joan Bennett, Lilyan Tashman, Charles Sellon, Adolph Milar, Tetsu Komai ..
Directed by: F. Richard Jones
Release date: 1929-05-02
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Hell's Heroes

Hell's Heroes

7.2/10 IMDB

Three bank robbers on the run happen across a woman about to give birth in an abandoned covered wagon. Before she dies, she names the three bandits as her newborn son's godfathers.

Starring: Charles Bickford, Fred Kohler, Raymond Hatton, Fritzi Ridgeway, Maria Alba, Joe De La Cruz, Buck Connors, Walter James, Mary Gordon, John Huston ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1929-12-27
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Condemned


6.4/10 IMDB

Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim, William Elmer, Wilhelm von Brincken, Albert Kingsley, Constantine Romanoff, Harry Ginsberg, Bud Sommers ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1929-11-03
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Alibi


5.7/10 IMDB

Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took Joan, a policeman's daughter, to the theater, sneaked out during the intermission to commit the crime, then used her to support his alibi. The detective squad employs its most sophisticated and barbaric techniques, including planting an undercover agent in the gang, to bring him to justice.

Starring: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith, Regis Toomey, Purnell Pratt, Irma Harrison, Al Hill, James Bradbury Jr., Elmer Ballard ..
Directed by: Roland West
Release date: 1929-04-20
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Great Divide

The Great Divide

5.2/10 IMDB

Stephen Ghent, a mineowner, falls in love with Ruth Jordan, an arrogant girl from the East, unaware that she is the daughter of his dead partner. Ruth is vacationing in Arizona and Mexico with a fast set of friends, including her fiancé, Edgar. Manuella, a Spanish halfbreed hopelessly in love with Ghent, causes Ruth to return to her fiancé when she insinuates that Ghent belongs to her. Ghent follows Ruth, kidnaps her, and takes her into the wilderness to endure hardship. There she discovers that she loves Ghent, and she discards Edgar in favor of him.

Starring: Dorothy Mackaill, Ian Keith, Myrna Loy, Lucien Littlefield, Creighton Hale, George Fawcett, Claude Gillingwater, Ben Hendricks Jr., Roy Stewart, Jean Laverty ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1929-09-15
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Chinatown Nights

Chinatown Nights

6.0/10 IMDB

Joan Fry, a society woman, falls in love with Chuck Riley, the white-leader of a powerful gang in Chinatown, and he quickly drags her down into the depths with him. But seeing her so much in love with him causes him to realize he isl in love with her, and he determines to lift her up again. "Boston" Charley, the rival gang-leader, has other plans.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Florence Vidor, Warner Oland, Jack McHugh, Jack Oakie, Inez Marion, Frank Chew, Richard Cramer, Bess Flowers, Willie Fung ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1929-03-29
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Sky Hawk

The Sky Hawk

7.2/10 IMDB

Jack Bardell, a British aviator in World War I, a dashing hero to all who know him, is discharged following an airplane crash that occurred under suspicious circumstances. Invalided to private life, to the shame of his father, Lord Bardell, he gets his chance for redemption during a German Zepplin attack over London. He puts on a good show.

Starring: Helen Chandler, John Garrick, Gilbert Emery, Lennox Pawle, Lumsden Hare, Billy Bevan, Daphne Pollard, Joyce Compton, Percy Challenger ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1929-01-29
Best Action Movies of 1929 : General Crack

General Crack

7.9/10 IMDB

The film takes place in the 18th century Austria and revolves around Prince Christian, commonly known as General Crack. His father had been a respectable member of the nobility but his mother was a gypsy. General Crack, as a soldier of fortune, spent his adult life selling his services to the highest bidder. He espouses the doubtful cause of Leopold II of Austria after demanding the sister of the emperor in marriage as well as half of gold of the Empire. Before he has finished his work, however, he meets a gypsy dancer and weds her. Complications arise when he takes his gypsy wife to the Austrian court and falls desperately in love with the emperor's sister.

Starring: John Barrymore, Philippe De Lacy, Lowell Sherman, Marian Nixon, Armida, Hobart Bosworth, Jacqueline Logan, Otto Matieson ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1929-12-16
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Mighty

The Mighty

6.5/10 IMDB

In this melodrama set during WW I, a gangster joins the army and is promoted to major. He then returns from war torn Europe to tell a family that their beloved son had died in his arms during a battle. The major then falls in love with the late soldier's sister and decides to accept a position in town as the new police commissioner.

Starring: George Bancroft, Esther Ralston, Warner Oland, Raymond Hatton, Dorothy Revier, Morgan Farley, O.P. Heggie, Charles Sellon, E.H. Calvert, John Cromwell ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1929-11-16

The Vagabond Cub

6.7/10 IMDB

Red saves his prospector sidekick Hank Robbins from the hangman.

Starring: Buzz Barton, Frank Rice, Sam Nelson, Al Ferguson, Bill Patton, Milburn Morante, Ione Holmes ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1929-02-10
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Tiger Rose

Tiger Rose

6.3/10 IMDB

A mountie pursues a man wanted for murder.

Starring: Rin-Tin-Tin, Lupe Vélez, Monte Blue, H.B. Warner, Tully Marshall, Grant Withers, Gaston Glass, Bull Montana, Slim Summerville, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1929-12-21
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Two Sisters

Two Sisters

6.2/10 IMDB

Twin sisters, one good and honest and sweet, and the other given to totin' pistols and pulling robberies, keep confusing a detective about which one he his chasing for what, since he has different reasons for chasing both.

Starring: Viola Dana, Rex Lease, Claire Du Brey, Thomas G. Lingham, Irving Bacon, Thomas A. Curran, Boris Karloff, Adeline Ashbury ..
Directed by: Scott Pembroke
Release date: 1929-03-23
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Ace of Scotland Yard

The Ace of Scotland Yard

6.2/10 IMDB

From the Universal synopsis: Retired Inspector Blake of Scotland Yard learns that Lord Blanton has acquired the sacred "Love Ring"---a cursed jewel that has brought grief to its previous owners. Prince Darius seeks to obtain the ring, and the mummy of a princess of an ancient country to return them to his homeland.

Starring: Crauford Kent, Florence Allen, Albert Prisco, Monte Montague, Grace Cunard, Herbert Prior ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1929-09-30
Best Action Movies of 1929 : His First Command

His First Command

5.6/10 IMDB

A playboy is in love with a woman and enters the army thinking it will improve his chances with her.

Starring: William Boyd, Dorothy Sebastian, Gavin Gordon, Helen Parrish, Alphonse Ethier, Howard Hickman, Paul Hurst, Jules Cowles, Rose Tapley, Mabel Van Buren ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1929-12-28
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Tommy Atkins

Tommy Atkins

6.0/10 IMDB

A cleric enlists on learning he loves his brother's sweetheart, saves his life, and finds he is really an Earl.

Starring: Lillian Hall-Davis, Henry Victor, Walter Byron, Shayle Gardner, Jerrold Robertshaw, Pat Courtney, Leslie Tomlinson, Alfred Leonard ..
Directed by: Norman Walker
Release date: 1929-02-04
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Dark Streets

Dark Streets

5.3/10 IMDB

Pat and Danny McGlone are identical twin brothers, rivals and competitors in everything they do, and Pat grows up and becomes a policeman while Danny turns to a life of crime. They now find themselves on the opposite sides of the law, and both are in love with a pretty Irish girl from their neighborhood, Kate Dean. Before long one has to prove that blood is thicker than water.

Starring: Jack Mulhall, Lila Lee, Aggie Herring, Earl Pingree, Will Walling, E.H. Calvert, Maurice Black, Lucien Littlefield, Pat Harmon, Pat Harmon ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1929-08-11
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Speakeasy


5.0/10 IMDB

Newspaper staffer Alice Woods persuades the editor to allow her to chase a story, that of prizefight contender Martin, who is about to fight for the championship. However, he does not know that his manager is preparing to double-cross him.

Starring: Paul Page, Lola Lane, Sharon Lynn, Henry B. Walthall, Helen Ware, Warren Hymer, Stuart Erwin, Erville Alderson, Ivan Linow, Joseph Cawthorn ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1929-03-08
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Stark Mad

Stark Mad

2.4/10 IMDB

An expedition sets out through the jungle to find a missing explorer, but stumbles upon an ancient Mayan temple that houses a giant ape.

Starring: H.B. Warner, Louise Fazenda, Jacqueline Logan, Henry B. Walthall, Claude Gillingwater, John Miljan, George Beranger, Warner Richmond, Floyd Shackelford, Lionel Belmore ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1929-02-02
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Flying Marine

The Flying Marine

2.6/10 IMDB

Released in both a silent and a sound version: Mitch Moran, a veteran WWI pilot and now a commercial pilot, takes his young irresponsible brother, Steve, under his guidance. Steve heeds little of what Mitch is selling but does find time to steal Mitch's sweetheart Sally.

Starring: Ben Lyon, Shirley Mason, Jason Robards Sr., Halie Sullivan ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1929-06-05
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Fatal Warning

The Fatal Warning

2.8/10 IMDB

When a bank executive disappears, he is accused of stealing a fortune from the bank. But his daughter and her criminologist friend set out to find her father and clear his name.

Starring: Helene Costello, Ralph Graves, George Periolat, Phillips Smalley, Boris Karloff, Lloyd Whitlock, Syd Crossley, Thomas G. Lingham, Symona Boniface, Martha Mattox ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1929-02-15
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The King of the Kongo

The King of the Kongo

5.7/10 IMDB

A Secret Service agent seeks his missing brother in Africa, and finds his mission complicated by ivory thieves, a girl with a mysterious past, and a troublesome gorilla.

Starring: Jacqueline Logan, Walter Miller, Richard Tucker, Boris Karloff, Larry Steers, Harry Todd, Richard Neill, Lafe McKee, J.P. Lockney, William P. Burt ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1929-08-29
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Sky Skidder

The Sky Skidder

0.0/10 IMDB

Inventor Al Simpkins develops a new airplane fuel, "Economo," which he claims gets a thousand miles to the pint.

Starring: Al Wilson, Helen Foster, Wilbur McGaugh, Gilbert Holmes ..
Directed by: Bruce Mitchell
Release date: 1929-01-13

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8.2/10 IMDB

Movie takes place in 1841 Georgia region of Guria, in where peasants are plotting the uprising against the Russian government.

Starring: Aleksandre Mesniyaev, Kotsia Eristavi, I.Korsunskaia, Tariel Gurieli, Tamara Bolkvadze, Elisabed Cherqezishvili, Gaioz Meliava, Vladimer Trapaidze, Aleqsandre Tsitlidze, Sandro Kandelaki ..
Directed by: Aleqsandre Tsutsunava
Release date: 1929-09-09
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Come Across

Come Across

0.0/10 IMDB

Mary, a high society girl, wants to see how the other half lives, so she becomes a cabaret dancer in a New York nightclub. The owner of the nightclub, Pop Hanson, and his criminal friends, Harry and Cassie, scheme to rip off a Montana millionaire. Finding herself interested in Harry, Mary goes along with their plan and decides to pose as his wife. The gang moves into Mary's aunt's deserted mansion as their base of operations. A silent film with sound sequences.

Starring: Lina Basquette, Flora Finch, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Reed Howes, Crauford Kent, Clarissa Selwynne, Leo White ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1929-06-30
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Isle of Lost Ships

The Isle of Lost Ships

0.0/10 IMDB

The Isle of Lost Ships is a 1929 talking film released in an alternative silent version with a Vitaphone track of effects and music. It was produced by Richard A. Rowland and distributed by Warner Bros..

Starring: Jason Robards Sr., Virginia Valli, Clarissa Selwynne, Noah Beery, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Harry Cording, Margaret Fielding, Kathrin Clare Ward, Robert Homans, Jack Ackroyd ..
Directed by: Irvin Willat
Release date: 1929-10-16
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Barnum Was Right

Barnum Was Right

6.1/10 IMDB

Freddie owns a failing old hotel. To attract new business he spreads the rumor that there's pirate treasure hidden somewhere in the building.

Starring: Glenn Tryon, Merna Kennedy, Otis Harlan, Basil Radford, Clarence Burton, Lew Kelly, Isabelle Keith, Gertrude Sutton, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1929-09-22
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Queen of the Northwoods

Queen of the Northwoods

0.0/10 IMDB

The villain of this serial, the "Wolf Devil", who's head covering amazingly looks to be a REAL wolf's head, is determined to eradicate the non native races from Alaska.

Starring: Walter Miller, Ethlyne Clair, Tom London, Frank Lackteen, Edward Cecil, George Magrill, Nelson McDowell, Jean Diamond ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Storey
Release date: 1929-05-21

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