Best Action Movies of 1935

1.

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
2.

The 39 Steps

5.4
7.6/10 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
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.

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
5.

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
6.

'G' Men

3.6
7.1/10 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
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
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Devil Dogs of the Air
8.

Devil Dogs of the Air

3.0
5.9/10 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
9.

Frisco Kid

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

After a roustabout sailor avoids being shanghaied in 1850s San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.

Starring: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez, Donald Woods, Barton MacLane, George E. Stone, Joe King, Addison Richards, Robert McWade, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1935-11-30
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Show Them No Mercy!
10.

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
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Live Wire
11.

The Live Wire

2.8
4.9/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Three Musketeers
12.

The Three Musketeers

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.

Starring: Walter Abel, Ian Keith, Margot Grahame, Moroni Olsen, Onslow Stevens, Heather Angel, Paul Lukas, Rosamond Pinchot, John Qualen, Ralph Forbes ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1935-11-01
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Enter Madame
13.

Enter Madame

2.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Man marries opera singer, winds up taking back seat to her career.

Starring: Elissa Landi, Cary Grant, Lynne Overman, Sharon Lynn, Michelette Burani, Paul Porcasi, Adrian Rosley, Cecilia Parker, Frank Albertson, Wilfred Hari ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1935-01-04
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Casino Murder Case
14.

The Casino Murder Case

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the casino owned by Uncle Kinkaid, Lynn is indeed poisoned under the watchful eye of Philo. However, he recovers, but the same cannot be said for Lynn's wife Virginia, who is at the family home. Only a family member could have poisoned Lynn and Virginia and everyone has their dark motives. Philo will follow the clues and find the perpetrator.

Starring: Paul Lukas, Alison Skipworth, Donald Cook, Rosalind Russell, Arthur Byron, Ted Healy, Eric Blore, Isabel Jewell, Louise Fazenda, Purnell Pratt ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1935-03-15
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Men Without Names
15.

Men Without Names

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A G-man woos a newswoman and corners bank robbers with a hostage in a factory.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Madge Evans, David Holt, Lynne Overman, Elizabeth Patterson, J. C. Nugent, Grant Mitchell, John Wray, Leslie Fenton, Clyde Dilson ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1935-06-29
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Dawn Rider
16.

The Dawn Rider

2.7
5.1/10 IMDB

When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises between him and his friend Ben who plans to marry Alice. John later finds the killer of his father but goes to face him not knowing Ben has removed the bullets from his gun.

Starring: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Dennis Moore, Reed Howes, Joseph De Grasse, Yakima Canutt, Earl Dwire, Nelson McDowell ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1935-06-20
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Brown on Resolution
17.

Brown on Resolution

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Forever England gives John Mills his first leading role as Brown. Born after a brief affair between his mother and a naval officer, he joins the Royal Navy during the First World War. There his bravery and marksmanship keeps a German ship in port so a British ship can sink it. He becomes a hero, but at what cost?

Starring: Betty Balfour, John Mills, Barry MacKay, Jimmy Hanley, Howard Marion-Crawford, H.G. Stoker, Percy Walsh, George Merritt, Cyril Smith, Charles Childerstone ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1935-05-15
Best Action Movies of 1935 : No Man's Range
18.

No Man's Range

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Summoned by Ed Oliver, Jim Hale and sidekick Fuzz arrive at Oliver's ranch to find a range war in progress. Unknown to Jim, Ed Brady has kidnapped Oliver and replaced him with a stooge. Brady is after the Green ranch and Jim and Fuzz now set out to help Helen Green.

Starring: Bob Steele, Roberta Gale, Buck Connors, Charles K. French, Jack Rockwell, Roger Williams, Earl Dwire, Steve Clark ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1935-09-04
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Air Hawks
19.

Air Hawks

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A small, independent air delivery service is menaced by a mad scientist with a death ray machine that blows up planes in mid-flight.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Tala Birell, Wiley Post, Douglass Dumbrille, Victor Kilian, Edward Van Sloan, Robert Middlemass, Marianne Edwards, Robert 'Tex' Allen, Billie Seward ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1935-05-07
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Transient Lady
20.

Transient Lady

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A senator's brother turns up murdered, and the senator tries to pin the blame on a man he knows is innocent.

Starring: Gene Raymond, Henry Hull, Frances Drake, June Clayworth, Clark Williams, Edward Ellis, Frederick Burton, Douglas Fowley, Helen Lowell, Clara Blandick ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1935-03-04
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Wagon Trail
21.

Wagon Trail

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

The son of Sheriff Clay Hartley, of the frontier town Elder, has gotten into bad company and hangs out with an outlaw gang in which, Collins, owner of the Golden Rule Saloon, is the secret head. Sheriff Hartley suspects him, but has been unable to gather the needed evidence. Collins instructs his gang, including young Hartley, to hold up the stagecoach on its return trip from Missionary Flats and take the cargo of gold dust it is carrying. Sheriff Hartley is notified of the planned holdup by one of his deputies who has been spying on Collins, and organizes a posse. A deputy-sheriff is killed in the ensuing gunfight between the lawmen and the outlaws, but Deputy Joe Larkin, pursues and captures Clay Hartley Jr. The latter is quickly tried and convicted of the killing of the deputy, and sentenced to be hung. Sheriff Hartley has only a few hours to prove his son was not the killer. He enlists the aid of Collins' step-daughter, Joan, who is in love with Hartley's son.

Starring: Harry Carey, Gertrude Messinger, Edward Norris, Roger Williams, Earl Dwire, Chuck Morrison, John Elliott, Chief Thundercloud, Sonny the Marvel Horse ..
Directed by: Harry L. Fraser
Release date: 1935-04-08
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Pursuit
22.

Pursuit

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Rush, the secretary of the head of a private-detective agency who has been hired to care for the kid until the suit is over. (Overview written by Les Adams )

Starring: Chester Morris, Sally Eilers, Scotty Beckett, Henry Travers, C. Henry Gordon, Dorothy Peterson, Granville Bates, Minor Watson, Harold Huber, Dewey Robinson ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1935-08-09
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Phantom Empire
23.

The Phantom Empire

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology and weaponry such as television and ray guns. Their rich supply of radium draws unscrupulous speculators from the surface. The peaceful civilization of the Muranians is corrupted by the greed from above, and it becomes Autry's task to prevent all-out war, ideally without disrupting his regular radio show.

Starring: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy, Wheeler Oakman, Charles K. French, Warner Richmond, J. Frank Glendon, Smiley Burnette, Peter Potter ..
Directed by: B. Reeves Eason, Otto Brower
Release date: 1935-02-22
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Mystery Man
24.

The Mystery Man

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Hard-boiled newspaper reporter Larry Doyle (Robert Armstrong) goes a bit too far in celebrating a work bonus and wakes up on a train bound for St. Louis with only a buck on his person. To remedy the problem, Doyle pawns the revolver he's carrying. When the gun is subsequently used in a murder, Doyle's problems only multiply. In the meantime, he's also fallen in love with a comely stranger (Maxine Doyle) he convinced to impersonate his wife.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Maxine Doyle, Henry Kolker, LeRoy Mason, James Burke, Guy Usher, James P. Burtis, Monte Collins, Sam Lufkin, Otto Fries ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1935-02-12
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Car 99
25.

Car 99

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A story of the Michigan State Police and the strong sense of loyalty and duty it instills in its men. It follows the career of a newly-inducted rookie, Ross Martin, who has joined the force at the urging of his sweetheart, Mary Adams. Martin soon distinguishes himself by his bravery in the apprehension of criminals. But when the leader of a gang of bank robbers falls into his hands and then escapes, because of carelessness on Martin's part, he is suspended from the force.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Ann Sheridan, Guy Standing, Marina Koshetz, Dean Jagger, William Frawley, Frank Craven, Nora Cecil, Charles C. Wilson, Joe Sawyer ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1935-03-02
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Sunset Range
26.

Sunset Range

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Grant hides stolen money in the luggage of Bonnie Shea who is moving west. Later when he and his men arrive to retrieve the money, they also kidnap Bonnie. This sends Reasonin' Bates and his cowhands on their horses after the gangsters in their cars.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Mary Doran, James Eagles, Walter McGrail, John Elliott, Ralph Lewis, Eddie Lee, Kitty McHugh ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1935-04-02
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Miracle Rider
27.

The Miracle Rider

2.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1930s Texas, following the murder of his father, Tom Morgan joins the Texas Rangers to avenge his father's death and to follow in his path as a proponent of Indian rights. His task as a Ranger is to stop the evil Zaroff and his gang, who are smuggling the elements for a powerful explosive from a mine on Indian land.

Starring: Tom Mix, Joan Gale, Charles Middleton, Robert Frazer, Niles Welch, Jason Robards Sr., Bob Kortman, Edward Earle, Edward Hearn, Tom London ..
Directed by: Armand Schaefer, B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1935-04-11
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Danger Ahead
28.

Danger Ahead

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Captain Matthews is paid 40,000 dollars in cash by Nick Conrad for his shipment of silk from China. About 15 seconds after he gets the cash, he's lured away on a false pretence and robbed by Conrad's henchmen. Newspaper reporter Jerry Mason witnesses the robbery and steals the cash from Conrad.

Starring: Lawrence Gray, Sheila Bromley, J. Farrell MacDonald, Fuzzy Knight, Bryant Washburn, Fred Kelsey, John Elliott, Eddie Phillips, Arthur Loft, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1935-08-01
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The New Adventures of Tarzan
29.

The New Adventures of Tarzan

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A serial in 12 chapters. Tarzan goes to Guatemala to find his lost friend, D'Arnot. On the way he helps Major Matling search Mayan ruins for hidden jewels and an idol containing the formula for a powerful explosive. D'Arnot and the idol are rescued, but the idol falls into the clutches of the explorer Raglan.

Starring: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker, Lewis Sargent, Harry Ernest, Dale Walsh, Merrill McCormick, Jack Mower, Earl Dwire ..
Directed by: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh
Release date: 1935-05-21
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Clive of India
30.

Clive of India

2.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Fort St. David, Cuddalore, southern India, 1748. While colonial empires battle to seize an enormous territory, rich in spices and precious metals beyond the wildest dreams, and try to gain the favor of the local kings, Robert Clive (1725-1774), a frustrated but talented clerk who works for the East Indian Company and struggles to earn his fortune, makes a bold decision that will change his life forever.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Colin Clive, Francis Lister, C. Aubrey Smith, Cesar Romero, Montagu Love, Lumsden Hare, Ferdinand Munier, Gilbert Emery ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1935-01-25
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Men of Action
31.

Men of Action

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

A villainous banker and his hired saboteurs attempt to thwart construction of Sweetwater Dam.

Starring: Frankie Darro, LeRoy Mason, Barbara Worth, Fred Kohler, Edwin Maxwell, Gloria Shea, Arthur Hoyt, Syd Saylor, John Ince, Hank Bell ..
Directed by: Alan James
Release date: 1935-07-13
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Ladies Crave Excitement
32.

Ladies Crave Excitement

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Bored rich girl hooks up with news photographer, gets caught up in his adventures.

Starring: Norman Foster, Evalyn Knapp, Eric Linden, Purnell Pratt, Irene Franklin, Esther Ralston, Emma Dunn, Russell Hicks, Jason Robards Sr., Syd Saylor ..
Directed by: Nick Grinde
Release date: 1935-06-21
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Texas Terror
33.

Texas Terror

2.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run her ranch. Then she finds out about his past.

Starring: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, LeRoy Mason, Fern Emmett, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Jay Wilsey, John Ince, Henry Roquemore, Jack Duffy ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1935-10-17
34.

The Desert Trail

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City.

Starring: John Wayne, Mary Kornman, Paul Fix, Eddy Chandler, Carmen Laroux, Lafe McKee, Al Ferguson, Henry Hall ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1935-04-21
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Test
35.

The Test

2.1
5.2/10 IMDB

A fur trapper catches another trapper trying to steal his furs. He stops the thief, but later on the furs are stolen anyway. Rin Tin Tin Jr. tracks down the thief to try to get the furs back.

Starring: Rin Tin Tin Jr., Grant Withers, Grace Ford, Monte Blue, Lafe McKee, Artie Ortego, Jimmy Aubrey, Artie Ortego, Nanette the Dog, Jack Evans ..
Directed by: Bernard B. Ray
Release date: 1935-05-10
Best Action Movies of 1935 : One Run Elmer
36.

One Run Elmer

2.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Elmer owns a gas station out in the California desert. Soon he has a business rival in Jim, who opens up another station, and is also trying to steal Elmer's girlfriend. She plays both rivals against the other and, because she is a baseball fan, both Elmer and Jim try to show each other up in the big local baseball game.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Lona Andre, Dewey Robinson, Harold Goodwin ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1935-02-22
37.

Paradise Canyon

2.1
5.1/10 IMDB

John Wyatt is a government agent sent to smash a counterfeiting operation near the Mexican border. Joining Doc Carter's medicine show they arrive in the town where Curly Joe, who once framed Carter, resides.

Starring: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes, Earle Hodgins, Gino Corrado, Yakima Canutt, Perry Murdock, Gordon Clifford, Henry Hall ..
Directed by: Carl Pierson
Release date: 1935-07-19
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Chandu on the Magic Island
38.

Chandu on the Magic Island

1.9
4.5/10 IMDB

The second of two feature films edited from the movie serial The Return Of Chandu (1934), comprised of footage from chapters 5-12: On the mystic island of Lemuria, the cult of Ubasti seek the Egyptian Princess Nadji to sacrifice so that their goddess Ossana, whose soul resides in Nadji's body, may be resurrected by Black Magic. Nadji is located in the Far East port of Suva, but shielded by the White Magical powers of Frank Chandler, an American raised by Eastern mystics who is also known as Chandu. When Chandu takes a voyage alone, however, the evil Voice of Ubasti is able to magically spirit her to Lemuria, where Black Magic reigns supreme. Chandu sets out in pursuit with his sister Dorothy, niece Betty and nephew Bob; but, shipwrecked on the magic island, Chandu finds his family also held prisoner for sacrifice while he is plunged into an endless maze of caverns beneath the evil temple, where both his mortal and magical strength seem rendered useless...

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Murdock MacQuarrie, Clara Kimball Young, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Wilfred Lucas, Josef Swickard, Jack J. Clark, John Ince ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1935-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Lawless Riders
39.

Lawless Riders

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Edith overhears Bart's plan to rob the bank so she informs Ken. But she is also overheard and when Ken goes to investigate, Bart's Henchman Prod frames him for the robbery. Thrown in jail, Ken's pal Pedro arrives with a plan to get him out.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Geneva Mitchell, Harry Woods, Frank Yaconelli, Hal Taliaferro, Slim Whitaker, Frank Ellis, Jack Rockwell ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1935-12-06
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Whispering Smith Speaks
40.

Whispering Smith Speaks

1.6
7.3/10 IMDB

O'Brien is "Whispering" Smith, so named because he speaks softly but knows how to fend for himself. The son of a railroad president, Smith is determined to learn the business from the ground up, so he gets a job as a track walker for his dad's rail line. While going about his duties, he meets Nan Roberts (Irene Ware), who is about to sell her Colorado ranch. Smith finds out that there are valuable tungsten deposits on her land and makes certain she won't be cheated by the villains

Starring: George O’Brien, Irene Ware, Kenneth Thomson, Maude Allen, Spencer Charters, Victor Potel, Edward Keane, Frank Sheridan, William V. Mong, Maurice Cass ..
Directed by: David Howard
Release date: 1935-05-15
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Born to Battle
41.

Born to Battle

1.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Good-natured troublemaker "Cyclone" Tom Saunders is hired by a ranchers' association manager to investigate recent cattle rustling at one of their ranches and to see if a pair of nesters have anything to do with it. After discovering the nesters, pretty Betty Powell and her rickety old father, are incapable of rustling, Tom instead turns his attention to the huge, swaggering bully of a foreman, Nate Lenox.

Starring: Tom Tyler, Jean Carmen, Earl Dwire, Julian Rivero, Nelson McDowell, William Desmond, Richard Alexander, Charles King, Ralph Lewis, Ben Corbett ..
Directed by: Harry S. Webb
Release date: 1935-04-01
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery
42.

Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery

1.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A 12-episode serial in which Tailspin Tommy evades volcanoes, anti-aircraft shells, and time bombs as he foils a plan by corrupt profiteers to steal an island's oil reserves.

Starring: Clark Williams, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Delphine Drew, Bryant Washburn, Pat J. O'Brien, Herbert Heywood, Matthew Betz, Paul Ellis, Harry Worth ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1935-10-20
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Man from Guntown
43.

The Man from Guntown

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

When Tim Hanlon arrives to tell Ruth McArthur her long lost brother has been killed, she mistakes him for her brother. He stays on to help her retain control of the dam her farther started. But DeLong is after the dam and having had McArthur killed, he now sends his man after Tim.

Starring: Tim McCoy, Billie Seward, Wheeler Oakman, Robert McKenzie, Rex Lease, Eva McKenzie, Jack Rube Clifford, Jack Rockwell, George Chesebro, Horace B. Carpenter ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1935-08-15
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Stormy
44.

Stormy

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A young man looks for a thoroughbred horse that was got lost during a train wreck.

Starring: Noah Beery Jr., Jean Rogers, J. Farrell MacDonald, Raymond Hatton, Walter Miller, Fred Kohler, James P. Burtis, Buck Bucko, Roy Bucko, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1935-10-21
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Fighting Marines
45.

The Fighting Marines

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Corporal Larry Grant and Sergeant "Mac" McGowan, of the United States Marine Corps, are rival for the love of Frances Schiller, but team up to hunt down "The Tiger Shark," a mad, scientific wizard who is holding Sergeant William Schiller, Frances' brother, a prisoner on a wild, jungle island in the Pacific.

Starring: Grant Withers, Adrian Morris, Ann Rutherford, Robert Warwick, George J. Lewis, Pat O'Malley, Victor Potel, Jason Robards Sr., Warner Richmond, Robert Frazer ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane, B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1935-11-22
Best Action Movies of 1935 : The Crimson Trail
46.

The Crimson Trail

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A ranch owner mistakenly believes that a neighboring rancher is involved with cattle thieves.

Starring: Buck Jones, Polly Ann Young, Ward Bond, John Bleifer, Paul Fix, Carl Stockdale, Charles K. French, Charles Brinley, Bob Kortman, Bud Osborne ..
Directed by: Alfred Raboch
Release date: 1935-03-11
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Professional Soldier
47.

Professional Soldier

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Freddie Bartholomew, Gloria Stuart, Constance Collier, Michael Whalen, C. Henry Gordon, Pedro de Cordoba, Lumsden Hare, Walter Kingsford, Lester Matthews ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1935-12-27
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Too Tough to Kill
48.

Too Tough to Kill

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A no-nonsense engineer is hired to oversee construction of the Whitney Tunnel, a project that has been plagued by a series of mysterious--and often fatal--accidents.

Starring: Victor Jory, Sally O'Neil, Johnny Arthur, Ward Bond, Dewey Robinson, Thurston Hall, Robert Gleckler, Jonathan Hale, Howard Hickman, Jeanie Roberts ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1935-12-20
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Eight Bells
49.

Eight Bells

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A trustworthy captain is reduced in rank so that the owner's daughter's fiancé may take charge.

Starring: Ann Sothern, Ralph Bellamy, John Buckler, Catherine Doucet, Arthur Hohl, Charley Grapewin, Franklin Pangborn, John Darrow, Emerson Treacy, Addison Richards ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1935-04-10
Best Action Movies of 1935 : Kid Courageous
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Kid Courageous

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The man Bannister has sent to investigate the trouble at his mine has disappeared. This time his son Bob goes, quickly learning that Kincade is the culprit. Kincade has been taking gold from the mine and now plans to kidnap Teresa and skip across the border.

Starring: Bob Steele, Renee Borden, Arthur Loft, John Cowell, Kit Guard, Lafe McKee, Vane Calvert, Barney Furey, Perry Murdock, John Elliott ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1935-02-02

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