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
3.

Tarzan Escapes

3.4
6.6/10 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 Weissmüller, 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
4.

Anthony Adverse

3.4
6.4/10 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 Trail of the Lonesome Pine
5.

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
6.

The General Died at Dawn

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

China, 1930s, during the ravaging civil war. General Pen entrusts O'Hara, an intrepid American adventurer, with the mission of providing a large sum of money to Mr. Wu with the task of buying weapons in Shanghai to help end General Yang's tyranny that keeps an entire province under his ruthless iron boot.

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: 1936-11-17
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Three Godfathers
7.

Three Godfathers

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

In a town called New Jerusalem, three bandits hold up a bank. After a gun battle with the townspeople, the three robbers retreat into the scorching desert. There, they happen upon an ill woman stranded with her child. As the mother dies, she begs the men to take care of her infant. The fugitives want to save the baby -- but to do so, they'll have to travel back to New Jerusalem, where they are wanted men.

Starring: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey, Sidney Toler, Dorothy Tree, Roger Imhof, Willard Robertson, Robert Livingston, John Sheehan ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1936-03-06
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Jungle Princess
8.

The Jungle Princess

2.9
6.6/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Old Corral
9.

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., Roy Rogers ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1936-12-21
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Bold Caballero
10.

The Bold Caballero

2.7
6.1/10 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

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