Best Action Movies of 1935

1.

The 39 Steps

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie, Helen Haye, Frank Cellier, Wylie Watson, Gus McNaughton ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1935-06-06
2.

Captain Blood

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Dr. Peter Blood, unjustly convicted of treason and exiled from England, becomes a notorious pirate.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanaugh, Donald Meek ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1935-12-26
3.

A Tale of Two Cities

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

The exciting story of Dr. Manette, who escapes the horrors of the infamous Bastille prison in Paris. The action switches between London and Paris on the eve of the revolution where we witness 'the best of times and the worst of times' - love, hope, the uncaring French Aristocrats and the terror of a revolutionary citizen's army intent on exacting revenge.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone, Blanche Yurka, Henry B. Walthall, Donald Woods, Walter Catlett, Fritz Leiber ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1935-12-25
4.

'G' Men

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

James “Brick” Davis, a struggling attorney, owes his education to a mobster, but always has refused to get involved with the underworld. When a friend of his is gunned down by a notorious criminal, Brick decides to abandon the exercise of the law and join the Department of Justice to capture the murderer.

Starring: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Armstrong, Barton MacLane, Lloyd Nolan, William Harrigan, Russell Hopton, Edward Pawley, Noel Madison ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1935-05-04
5.

China Seas

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Captain Alan Gaskell sails the perilous waters between Hong Kong and Singapore with a secret cargo: a fortune in British gold. That's not the only risky cargo he carries; both his fiery mistress and his refined fiancee are aboard!

Starring: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, Dudley Digges, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Benchley, William Henry, Liev De Maigret ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1935-08-09
6.

Barbary Coast

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiancé dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Luis Chamalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She falls in love with miner Jim Carmichael and takes his gold dust at the wheel. She goes after him, Chamalis goes after her with intent to harm Carmichael.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Frank Craven, Brian Donlevy, Clyde Cook, Harry Carey, Matt McHugh, Donald Meek ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1935-10-13
7.

Drake of England

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Imposing Canadian-born stage actor and playwright Matherson Lang was one of the twentieth century's great Shakespearean players, and became Britain's foremost screen actor during the 1920s; in Drake of England, one of his final films, he takes the title role in Arthur Woods' portrayal of the life and times of the flamboyant piratical adventurer who founded Britain's sea fortunes. From clandestine romance at the court of Elizabeth I to conquests in the newly discovered lands of South America and spectacular victory over the Armada, Drake of England offers a panoramic overview of Drake's life.

Starring: Matheson Lang, Jane Baxter, Athene Seyler, Henry Mollison, Donald Wolfit, Ben Webster, George Merritt, Amy Veness, Sam Livesey, Margaret Halstan ..
Directed by: Arthur B. Woods
Release date: 1935-06-10
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8.

Devil Dogs of the Air

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Margaret Lindsay, Frank McHugh, John Arledge, Helen Lowell, Robert Barrat, Russell Hicks, William B. Davidson, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1935-02-09
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9.

Show Them No Mercy!

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A young couple and their child fall prey to kidnappers when a storm drives them into a seemingly abandoned farmhouse.

Starring: Cesar Romero, Bruce Cabot, Rochelle Hudson, Edward Norris, Edward Brophy, Warren Hymer, Herbert Rawlinson, Robert Gleckler, Charles C. Wilson, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1935-12-06
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10.

The Live Wire

2.8
5.0/10 IMDB

A sailor (Richard Talmadge) journeys to a remote island in search of a rare urn. The film also stars Alberta Vaughn, Charles K. French and Martin Turner.

Starring: Richard Talmadge, Alberta Vaughn, Charles K. French, Martin Turner, George Walsh, Henry Roquemore, Jimmy Aubrey, Ben Hall, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Harry S. Webb
Release date: 1935-11-01

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