Best Action Movies of 1936

1.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, C. Henry Gordon, G. P. Huntley, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1936-10-22
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Flash Gordon
2.

Flash Gordon

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Three earthlings visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Frank Shannon, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson, Richard Alexander, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson, James Pierce, Theodore Lorch, Earl Askam ..
Directed by: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor
Release date: 1936-10-10
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
3.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A well-established tale of a long-running feud between two mountain clans.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Fred Stone, Nigel Bruce, Beulah Bondi, Robert Barrat, George McFarland, Fuzzy Knight, Fred MacMurray ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1936-03-13
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The General Died at Dawn
4.

The General Died at Dawn

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O'Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O'Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Akim Tamiroff, Madeleine Carroll, Porter Hall, Dudley Digges, William Frawley, J. M. Kerrigan, Philip Ahn, Leonid Kinskey, Willie Fung ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1936-09-02
5.

Anthony Adverse

3.4
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
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Jungle Princess
6.

The Jungle Princess

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead. But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle. She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him. When he eventually returns to camp, she follows. The fiancée is jealous, and the natives don't like Ulah or her pet tiger either, all of which leads to a lot of trouble.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman, Molly Lamont, Mala, Hugh Buckler, Sally Martin, Roberta Law, Richard Terry ..
Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele
Release date: 1936-11-27
7.

The Bold Caballero

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

The Commandant is making life rough for the colonials in Spanish California. While trying to help, Zorro is charged with the murder of the new Governor, but in the end he triumphs over the evil Commandant.

Starring: Robert Livingston, Heather Angel, Sig Ruman, Ian Wolfe, Robert Warwick, Emily Fitzroy, Charles Stevens, Walter Long, Ferdinand Munier, Chris-Pin Martin ..
Directed by: Wells Root
Release date: 1936-12-01
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Old Corral
8.

The Old Corral

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Irene Manning, Champion, Cornelius Keefe, Lon Chaney Jr. ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1936-12-21
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Tough Guy
9.

Tough Guy

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

An unhappy child, accompanied by his dog, runs away from home and is befriended by a gangster on the lam.

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Joseph Calleia, Rin Tin Tin Jr., Harvey Stephens, Jean Hersholt, Mischa Auer, Robert Warwick, Edward Pawley, Sue Moore ..
Directed by: Chester M. Franklin
Release date: 1936-01-24
10.

Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A 14-episode serial in which Mala, a Polynesian in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our hero is blamed. He convinces the local Princess Melani of his innocence and helps her ward off a takeover by rival high priest Porotu.

Starring: Mala, Rex, Mamo Clark, Herbert Rawlinson, William Newell, John Ward, John Dilson, Selmer Jackson, John Picorri, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1936-11-13

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