Best Action Movies of 1934

1.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

18th century English aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney leads a double life. He appears to be merely the effete aristocrat, but in reality is part of an underground effort to free French nobles from Robespierre's Reign of Terror.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce, Bramwell Fletcher, Anthony Bushell, Joan Gardner, Walter Rilla, Mabel Terry-Lewis, O.B. Clarence ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1934-12-23
Best Action Movies of 1934 : Treasure Island
2.

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
3.

The Lost Patrol

3.4
6.9/10 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 awake 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
4.

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: 1934-03-03
Best Action Movies of 1934 : Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
5.

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

2.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone. He finds none, but he does find a body - which disappears when he summons a bobby. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond keeps summoning the authorities, particularly his long-suffering upstairs neighbor, Captain Nielsen; the ever faithful Algy also finds his wedding night disrupted by, among other things, some emergency code-breaking. And of course, there's a beautiful woman there's always a beautiful woman in this case, Gwen, who turns out to be the daughter of the dead man who started all this.

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
6.

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
7.

Randy Rides Alone

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Bandits lead by Matt the Mute enter a bar and kill multiple people. Randy Bowers comes to town and is framed by Matt the Mute, who is working with the sheriff (who doesn't know Matt is really a criminal). Randy escapes with the help of the niece of the dead owner of the bar. Bowers ends up running from the sheriff, and ends up in the cave in which the bandits have their hide-out…

Starring: John Wayne, Alberta Vaughn, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Earl Dwire, Artie Ortego, Tex Phelps ..
Directed by: Harry L. Fraser
Release date: 1934-06-05
Best Action Movies of 1934 : The Man From Utah
8.

The Man From Utah

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

The Marshal sends John Weston to a rodeo to see if he can find out who is killing the rodeo riders who are about to win the prize money. Barton has organized the rodeo and plans to leave with all the prize money put up by the townspeople. When it appears that Weston will beat Barton's rider, he has his men prepare the same fate for him that befell the other riders.

Starring: John Wayne, Polly Ann Young, Anita Campillo, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Edward Peil Sr., Yakima Canutt, George Cleveland ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1934-05-15
Best Action Movies of 1934 : The Lucky Texan
9.

The Lucky Texan

2.2
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
10.

The Trail Beyond

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.

Starring: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, Noah Beery, Noah Beery, Jr., Robert Frazer, Iris Lancaster, James A. Marcus, Eddie Parker, Earl Dwire ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1934-10-22

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