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 : 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 : 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 : Alibi


5.9/10 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 ..
Directed by: Roland West
Release date: 1929-04-20
Best Action Movies of 1929 : The Mighty

The Mighty

6.9/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1929 : Speakeasy


5.3/10 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 : Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond

6.4/10 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 : Barnum Was Right

Barnum Was Right

0.0/10 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

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