Best Action Movies of 1934

1.

Treasure Island

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

In this early film adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of buccaneer Captain Flint's buried treasure.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone, Nigel Bruce, Charles 'Chic' Sale, William V. Mong, Charles McNaughton, Dorothy Peterson ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1934-08-17
2.

The Lost Patrol

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A World War I British Army patrol is crossing the Mesopotamian desert when their commanding officer, the only one who knows their destination, is killed by the bullet of unseen bandits. The patrol's sergeant keeps them heading north on the assumption that they will hit their brigade. They stop for the night at an oasis and awaken the next morning to find their horses stolen, their sentry dead, the oasis surrounded and survival difficult.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny, J. M. Kerrigan, Billy Bevan, Alan Hale, Brandon Hurst, Douglas Walton, Sammy Stein ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1934-02-16
Best Action Movies of 1934 : Heat Lightning
3.

Heat Lightning

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A lady gas station attendant gets mixed up with escaped murderers.

Starring: Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly, Theodore Newton, Willard Robertson, Harry C. Bradley ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1934-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1934 : The Silver Streak
4.

The Silver Streak

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

A high-speed train becomes the star of the film as it rushes from Chicago to Hoover Dam to transport an iron lung to a needy patient.

Starring: Sally Blane, Charles Starrett, Hardie Albright, William Farnum, Irving Pichel, Arthur Lake, Theodore von Eltz, Guinn Williams, Edgar Kennedy, Doris Dawson ..
Directed by: Thomas Atkins
Release date: 1934-12-21
5.

The Vanishing Shadow

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots and a 'vanishing belt.'

Starring: Onslow Stevens, Ada Ince, Walter Miller, James Durkin, Richard Cramer, William Desmond, J. Frank Glendon, Sidney Bracey, Monte Montague, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1934-04-22
Best Action Movies of 1934 : The Lucky Texan
6.

The Lucky Texan

2.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Jerry Mason, a young Texan, and Jake Benson, an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

Starring: John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, Lloyd Whitlock, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Eddie Parker, Gordon De Main, Earl Dwire ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1934-01-22
Best Action Movies of 1934 : Blue Steel
7.

Blue Steel

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

When Sheriff Jake sees a man at the safe and then finds the payroll gone, he trails him. Just as he is about to arrest him, the man saves his life. Still suspicious, he joins up with the man and later they learn that Melgrove, the towns leading citizen, is trying to take over the area's ranches by having his gang stop all incoming supply wagons. With the ranchers about to sell to Melgrove, the two newcomers say they will bring in provisions.

Starring: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George "Gabby" Hayes, Edward Peil Sr., Yakima Canutt, Lafe McKee, George Cleveland, Earl Dwire ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1934-05-10
Best Action Movies of 1934 : Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
8.

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Dashing British sleuth Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond finds himself immersed in another adventure when he stumbles upon a corpse in the mysterious London mansion of Prince Achmed. Enlisting the help of his old friend Algy and the beautiful Lola, Drummond uncovers a scheme to ship illegal cargo into the country. He must rely on his cunning to survive when the prince offers a reward for his capture.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel, Warner Oland, E. E. Clive, Mischa Auer, Ethel Griffies, Lucille Ball ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1934-08-15
Best Action Movies of 1934 : Inside Information
9.

Inside Information

2.5
5.3/10 IMDB

Lloyd Wilson, trusted employee of an investment firm, is suspected of theft when $20,000 in security bonds is stolen from his office. Tarzan, the Famous Police Dog, has an intuitive dislike of an apparently respectable citizen, and this leads Wilson and the police to the gang headquarters. Tarzan wins a public citation for his leading part in breaking the case against a desperate gang of criminals.

Starring: Rex Lease, Marion Shilling, Tarzan, Philo McCullough, Henry Hall, Charles King, Jean Porter, Robert McKenzie, Victor Potel, Robert F. Hill ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1934-09-24
10.

The Return of Chandu

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Chandu consults his crystal ball and sees that Nadji, Princess of Egypt, is in danger. She is about to be sacrificed by the black magic cult of Ubasti. Headed for the magic island of Lemuria, he is shipwrecked , washed ashore and captured. He becomes invisible, escapes and after numerous detours is able to rescue the princess.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Murdock MacQuarrie, Clara Kimball Young, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Lucien Prival, Cyril Armbrister, Wilfred Lucas, Josef Swickard ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1934-10-01

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