Best Action Movies of 1936

1.

Fugitive in the Sky

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Reporter Terry Brewer goes to the Los Angeles airport to say goodbye to his sweetheart, airline hostess Rita Moore. He notices G-Man Mike Phelan among the passengers and assuming Phelan is on the trail of a criminal, decides to go along to get a story.

Starring: Jean Muir, Warren Hull, John Litel, Carlyle Moore Jr., Louise Stanley, Lillian Harmer, Gordon Oliver, Howard Phillips, Wini Shaw, Mary Treen ..
Directed by: Nick Grinde
Release date: 1936-11-28
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Three Mesquiteers
2.

The Three Mesquiteers

2.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When a group of World War 1 buddies head west to farmstead, they run into trouble.

Starring: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Syd Saylor, Kay Hughes, J.P. McGowan, Gene Marvey, John Merton, Al Bridge, Allen Connor, Duke York ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1936-09-22
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Roaming Lady
3.

Roaming Lady

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Joyce Reid (Fay Wray), a wealthy young debutante, stows away on a cargo ship to China, carrying as passengers her dashing aviator sweetheart, Dan Bailey (Ralph Bellamy) and and her munitions-producing father, E. J. Reid (Thurston Hall) and an assortment of the usual south-seas characters along with some orientals with varying agendas...and some plot-lines straight out of "Terry and the Pirates." The cargo included a shipment of bombs and machine guns. She soon finds herself being held hostage by some wily orientals who will free her only if dashing Dan agrees to pilot a bombing plane for some Chinese bandits.

Starring: Fay Wray, Ralph Bellamy, Thurston Hall, Edward Gargan, Roger Imhof, Paul Guilfoyle, Tetsu Komai, Arthur Rankin, Gene Morgan, Barnett Parker ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1936-05-02
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Rocket Ship
4.

Rocket Ship

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Feature version of the 1936 movie serial of the same name, with altered music scoring, released outside the USA only until 1950.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson, Theodore Lorch, James Pierce, Earl Askam ..
Directed by: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor
Release date: 1936-01-01
5.

Tarzan Escapes

0.0
6.7/10 IMDB

White hunter Captain Fry tries to take Tarzan back to civilization, caged for public display. He arrives in the jungle with Jane's cousins, Eric and Rita who want Jane's help in claiming a fortune left her.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Buckler, Benita Hume, William Henry, Herbert Mundin, E. E. Clive, Darby Jones ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe, John Farrow, James C. McKay, George B. Seitz, William A. Wellman
Release date: 1936-11-06
6.

Anthony Adverse

0.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by Hervey Allen, this expansive drama follows the many adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Don Luis, Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather, John Bonnyfeather, and falls for the beautiful Angela Giuseppe. When circumstances separate Anthony and Angela and he embarks on a long journey, he must find his way back to her, no matter what the cost.

Starring: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise, Edmund Gwenn, Claude Rains, Louis Hayward, Gale Sondergaard, Steffi Duna, Billy Mauch ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1936-08-29
7.

Caryl of the Mountains

0.0
5.1/10 IMDB

Funds are embezzled and a fur trapper is murdered. Rin Tin Tin to the rescue!

Starring: Francis X. Bushman Jr., Lois Wilde, Rin Tin Tin Jr., Josef Swickard, Robert Walker, Earl Dwire, George Chesebro, Jack Hendricks, Steve Clark, Artie Ortego ..
Directed by: Bernard B. Ray
Release date: 1936-03-27
8.

Yellow Cargo

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An investigator looks into the activities of a movie producer he believes is involved in smuggling Asians into the U.S.

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Eleanor Hunt, Vince Barnett, Jack La Rue, Claudia Dell, Harry Strang, John Ivans, Vance Carroll, Lillian Wessner, Crane Wilbur ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1936-11-07
9.

Undersea Kingdom

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. Norton's rocket submarine searching the sea and little Billy Norton, the professor's son stows away, of course. When they find Atlantis they are caught in a war between peaceful Atlanteans, note their white capes, and war-monging Atlanteans, note their black capes. After many harrowing moments for Crash, Diana, Prof. Norton and Billy, they barely get away with their lives when they escape a tower of Atlantis raised to the surface for the sole purpose of dominating or destroying the Earth (Which one depends on the compliance of the upper world dwellers.)

Starring: Ray Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum, Lon Chaney Jr., Smiley Burnette ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane, B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1936-05-30
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Winds of the Wasteland
10.

Winds of the Wasteland

0.0
6.1/10 IMDB

The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.

Starring: John Wayne, Phyllis Cerf, Lew Kelly, Douglas Cosgrove, Lane Chandler, Sam Flint, Bob Kortman, Ed Cassidy, Jon Hall, Yakima Canutt ..
Directed by: Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1936-07-06

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