Best Action Movies of 1934

1.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

3.8
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: 1934-12-20
2.

Tarzan and His Mate

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Harry Holt returns to Africa with his friend Martin Arlington to head up a large ivory expedition.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh, Forrester Harvey, Nathan Curry, Yola d'Avril, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Cedric Gibbons
Release date: 1934-04-20
Best Action Movies of 1934 : Treasure Island
3.

Treasure Island

3.6
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
4.

The Lost Patrol

3.5
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
5.

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
6.

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
Best Action Movies of 1934 : The Vanishing Shadow
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Tailspin Tommy

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A young mechanic gets a job with a small airline, which he helps win a mail contract. A rival airline plots to destroy it in order to get the contracts for itself.

Starring: Maurice Murphy, Noah Beery Jr., Patricia Farr, Walter Miller, Grant Withers, Charles A. Browne, Bryant Washburn ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1934-10-29
Best Action Movies of 1934 : Blue Steel
10.

Blue Steel

2.7
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

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