Best Action Movies of 1936


The Charge of the Light Brigade

7.0/10 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

Flash Gordon

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

Anthony Adverse

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 Trail of the Lonesome Pine

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

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, Tuffy ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1936-03-13

Tarzan Escapes

6.5/10 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, Cheeta the Chimp ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe, John Farrow, James C. McKay, George B. Seitz, William A. Wellman
Release date: 1936-11-06
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The General Died at Dawn

The General Died at Dawn

6.5/10 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 : Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island

Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island

6.0/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Three Godfathers

Three Godfathers

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 Arizona 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

Winds of the Wasteland

6.0/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Jungle Princess

The Jungle Princess

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 : Ace Drummond

Ace Drummond

6.1/10 IMDB

This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to find out why a mysterious villain known only as 'The Dragon' is trying to prevent the newly formed International Airways from setting up an airport there. Ace meets Peggy Trainor (Jean Rogers) who is searching for her archaeologist father who has disappeared. Together they search for answers to the puzzles.

Starring: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Jackie Morrow, Chester Gan, Guy Bates Post, Lon Chaney Jr., Selmer Jackson, Robert Warwick, James B. Leong ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith
Release date: 1936-10-18
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Old Corral

The Old Corral

5.7/10 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

The Bold Caballero

5.7/10 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 : Fugitive in the Sky

Fugitive in the Sky

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 : White Fang

White Fang

6.1/10 IMDB

A woman and her weakling brother inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide is accused of murder.

Starring: Michael Whalen, Jean Muir, Slim Summerville, Charles Winninger, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Thomas Beck, Lightning, Ward Bond, Joseph Herrick ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1936-07-17
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Rangle River

Rangle River

6.4/10 IMDB

Marion Hastings returns to her father Dan's cattle property in western Queensland after being away in Europe for fifteen years. She is treated with hostility by her father's foreman, Dick Drake, and her father's neighbour, Don Lawton.

Starring: Victor Jory, Margaret Dare, Robert Coote, George Bryant, Rita Pauncefort, Leo Cracknell ..
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1936-12-19
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Wanted: Jane Turner

Wanted: Jane Turner

6.0/10 IMDB

Investigators set out to capture a gang of thieves transporting stolen cash through the U.S. mail.

Starring: Lee Tracy, Gloria Stuart, Ann Preston, John McGuire, Frank M. Thomas, Paul Guilfoyle, Barbara Pepper, Willard Robertson, Patricia Wilder, Irene Franklin ..
Directed by: Edward Killy
Release date: 1936-12-04
Best Action Movies of 1936 : King of the Pecos

King of the Pecos

6.0/10 IMDB

Profiteer Alexander Stiles lays claim to a million acres of range in the Pecos River country, but a rancher named Claybor stands in his way as he has already claimed the water-rich location of Sweetwater as his own.

Starring: John Wayne, Muriel Evans, Cy Kendall, Jack Rube Clifford, Arthur Aylesworth, Herbert Heywood, J. Frank Glendon, Edward Hearn, Yakima Canutt, Mary MacLaren ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1936-03-09
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Vigilantes Are Coming

The Vigilantes Are Coming

6.1/10 IMDB

A masked hero called "The Eagle" leads California ranchers in a struggle against Russian Cossacks who are plotting to take over California and turn it into a Russian colony.

Starring: Robert Livingston, Kay Hughes, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Raymond Hatton, Fred Kohler, Robert Warwick, William Farnum, Bob Kortman, John Merton, Lloyd Ingraham ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1936-08-21
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Speed


5.7/10 IMDB

Terry is the chief car tester for Emery Motors and Frank is an Engineer. Jane has just been hired to work in publicity. Frank and Terry both want Jane to be their girl. Terry has designed a new carburetor that should bring him fame and money, but he cannot get it to work correctly. Terry and Gadget have tested it for over a year, but it still is not perfected. Emery Motors assigns Frank to help Terry with the carburetor, but Terry is not happy because Frank is an Engineer and is also vying for Jane. They finish the carburetor, and to test it, they enter a car in the Indianapolis 500 race. Terry is not yet satisfied with the carburetor before the big race even though it has passed all the tests.

Starring: James Stewart, Wendy Barrie, Una Merkel, Weldon Heyburn, Ted Healy, Ralph Morgan, Patricia Wilder, Ernie Alexander, Don Brodie, George Chandler ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1936-05-08
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Three Mesquiteers

The Three Mesquiteers

6.4/10 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 : Aces and Eights

Aces and Eights

5.4/10 IMDB

A card sharp steps in when a Mexican family's ranch is threatened by swindlers and cheats.

Starring: Tim McCoy, Luana Walters, Rex Lease, Wheeler Oakman, J. Frank Glendon, Charles Stevens, Earle Hodgins, Jimmy Aubrey, Joseph W. Girard ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1936-06-06
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Tough Guy

Tough Guy

5.8/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Alibi for Murder

Alibi for Murder

5.9/10 IMDB

A radio commentator named Perry Travis fancies himself a brilliant amateur detective. The cops wish he’d stick to his microphone and let them do the detecting. This proves impossible when a famed scientist is murdered in Perry’s studio, right in the middle of the interview. All evidence points to Perry, and he sets out to clear his name before the Shadow-like villain roaming the hallways of the radio station gets away with murder.

Starring: William Gargan, Marguerite Churchill, Gene Morgan, John Gallaudet, Romaine Callender, Egon Brecher, Drue Leyton, Wade Boteler, Dwight Frye, Raymond Lawrence ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1936-09-23
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Desert Gold

Desert Gold

5.6/10 IMDB

Chet Kasedon is after the Indians hidden gold mine but Chief Moya will not reveal it's location. He has also hired mining engineers Gale and Mortimer to locate the mine. When Gale sees Kasedon's cruelty to Moya, he switches sides.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Robert Cummings, Marsha Hunt, Tom Keene, Leif Erickson, Monte Blue, Raymond Hatton, Walter Miller, Frank Mayo ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1936-03-26
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Accusing Finger

The Accusing Finger

6.5/10 IMDB

A proud, pro-capital punishment district attorney with a 90% execution rate, finds himself wrongly convicted of murdering his estranged wife and sentenced to die. The woman he loves and his investigator rival for her affections rally to find the real killer, while he is confronted by the misery of life on death row.

Starring: Paul Kelly, Marsha Hunt, Kent Taylor, Robert Cummings, Harry Carey, Bernadene Hayes, Joe Sawyer, DeWitt Jennings, Russell Hicks, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1936-11-17
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Two Minutes to Play

Two Minutes to Play

5.7/10 IMDB

Martin Granville Jr. (Bruce Bennett), a star track-and-field athlete, has intentions of going to Claxton College, but changes his mind when he meets Pat Meredith (Jeanne Martel), a co-ed at a rival college, changes his mind team and goes to college there, just as his father Martin GRanville Sr. (Sam Flint), an alum of the school, had wished. But his father has ordered him not to play football. "Dad" Granville, has offered a $100,000 endowment to his old school, not knowing his son has joined the football team, but is going to withdraw it if his son plays in the Big Game against Claxton.

Starring: Bruce Bennett, Edward Nugent, Jeanne Martel, Betty Compson, Grady Sutton, Duncan Renaldo, David Sharpe, Sammy Cohen, Forrest Taylor, Richard Tucker ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1936-11-02
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Roaming Lady

Roaming Lady

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 : Lightnin' Bill Carson

Lightnin' Bill Carson

6.0/10 IMDB

A lawman captures the notorious "Pecos Kid", who is tried and hanged for his crimes--then starts to have doubts as to whether the Kid actually committed the crimes.

Starring: Tim McCoy, Lois January, Rex Lease, Harry Worth, Karl Hackett, John Merton, Joseph W. Girard, Lafe McKee ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1936-04-14
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Robin Hood of El Dorado

Robin Hood of El Dorado

5.9/10 IMDB

In the 1840's Mexico has ceded California to the United States, making life nearly impossible for the Mexican population due to the influx of land and gold-crazy Americans. Farmer Joaquin Murrieta revenges the death of his wife against the four Americans who killed her and is branded an outlaw. The reward for his capture is increased as he subsequently kills the men who brutally murder his brother. Joining with bandit Three Fingered Jack, Murrieta raises an army of disaffected Mexicans and goes on a rampage against the Americans, finally forcing his erstwhile friend, Bill Warren, to lead a posse against him.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Ann Loring, Bruce Cabot, Margo, J. Carrol Naish, Soledad Jiménez, Carlos De Valdez, Eric Linden, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Trowbridge ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1936-03-17
Best Action Movies of 1936 : West of Nevada

West of Nevada

5.7/10 IMDB

When a gang tries to rob Haldain, Jim and Walla Walla break it up. Haldain is carrying stuffed animals and Jim's suspicion that they are stuffed with gold is soon confirmed. The gang's boss is banker Cutting and he is after Haldain's gold. He also receives Jim's mail at his bank and changes one of Jim's letters to make it look like Jim is after the gold. His sends Haldain's daughter after her father thereby leading the gang to the secret gold field.

Starring: Rex Bell, Joan Barclay, Al St. John, Georgia O'Dell, Dick Botiller, Frank McCarroll, Forrest Taylor, Steve Clark ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1936-07-21
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Black Gold

Black Gold

5.3/10 IMDB

Wildcat riggers risk their lives in the pursuit of oil. Their jobs get even more dangerous when ruthless oil baron J.C. Anderson sets his sights on their territory. When longtime driller Dan O'Reilly falls to his death from a well tower sabotaged by Anderson's strong-arm thugs, his teenage son 'Fishtail' inherits the property and the troubles that come with it. With the help of his geologist pal, Hank Langford, the boy fights to bring in a gusher before the deed to the well-site expires.

Starring: Frankie Darro, LeRoy Mason, Gloria Shea, Berton Churchill, Stanley Fields, Frank Shannon, George Cleveland, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Dewey Robinson, Robert Taylor ..
Directed by: Russell Hopton
Release date: 1936-01-19
Best Action Movies of 1936 : 13 Hours by Air

13 Hours by Air

6.2/10 IMDB

Womanizer and airline pilot Jack Gordon must fly the world's fastest airliner from New York to California while dealing with dangerous jewel thieves on the run from the law.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, Zasu Pitts, John Howard, Benny Bartlett, Grace Bradley, Alan Baxter, Brian Donlevy, Ruth Donnelly, Fred Keating ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1936-04-30
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Wings over Africa

Wings over Africa

4.3/10 IMDB

Two prospectors in Africa, Tony Cooper and Dalton come across a skeleton that has nearly been picked clean by vultures. They find a letter on the body addressed to a clerk in London named Wilkins . Cooper goes to Wilkins in London and tells him that his brother, whose body they had found, has left a map and a deed to a large diamond mine. Wilkins decides to go to Africa with Cooper to find the mine and, in order to speed up and finance their venture, they give a third interest to Carol Reade and her partner John Trevor), who operate a barnstorming airplane service. In Africa, close to the mine location, they are greeted by some tough gentlemen named Collins and Quincy who have terrorized the natives and lorded over the region, who quickly discover the reason for the party's mission. They join, unasked, in the race for the diamonds. The race is interrupted by the death of Trevor who is found knifed in his bunk.

Starring: Joan Gardner, Ian Colin, James Harcourt, James Carew, James Craven, Alan Napier, Phil Thomas, Charles Oliver, Rufus Fennell ..
Directed by: Ladislao Vajda
Release date: 1936-09-23
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Boulder Dam

Boulder Dam

6.2/10 IMDB

Fate brings a job at Boulder Dam and romance with a saloon singer into the life of a young man on the run.

Starring: Ross Alexander, Patricia Ellis, Lyle Talbot, Eddie Acuff, Henry O'Neill, Egon Brecher, Eleanor Wesselhoeft, Joseph Crehan, George P. Breakston, William Pawley ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1936-03-07
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Speed Reporter

The Speed Reporter

5.1/10 IMDB

Spectacular stunt work by Richard Talmadge, circus acrobat and stunt man for Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., highlights this expose of a big city criminal mastermind.

Starring: Richard Talmadge, Luana Walters, Richard Cramer, Frank Hall Crane, Robert Walker, John Ince, Earl Dwire, George Chesebro, Ed Cassidy, James Sheridan ..
Directed by: Bernard B. Ray
Release date: 1936-05-13
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Go-Get-'Em, Haines

Go-Get-'Em, Haines

5.0/10 IMDB

Reporter Steve Haines, on the trail of a business tycoon, follows his subject onto an ocean liner and gets wound up in a cruise full of intrigue, romance and murder.

Starring: William Boyd, Sheila Terry, Eleanor Hunt, Lloyd Ingraham, LeRoy Mason, Jimmy Aubrey, Clarence Geldart, Lee Shumway, Louis Natheaux, Ernest Hilliard ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1936-06-16
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Song of the Gringo

Song of the Gringo

4.9/10 IMDB

In his film debut Ritter is sent to investigate miners being killed and their mines confiscated. The culprit is Evans and after Tex joins the gang, he is sent to kill two more miners. When Estaban is killed, Tex is put on trial for all three murders.

Starring: Tex Ritter, Joan Woodbury, Fuzzy Knight, Monte Blue, Warner Richmond, Al J. Jennings, Martín Garralaga, William Desmond, Forrest Taylor, Robert Fiske ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1936-11-22
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Ride, Ranger, Ride

Ride, Ranger, Ride

4.8/10 IMDB

It is the story of Gene's, a Cavalry scout, who manages to quell an Indian uprising.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes, Monte Blue, George J. Lewis, Max Terhune, Robert Homans, Lloyd Whitlock, Chief Thundercloud, Champion ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1936-11-30
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Frontier Justice

Frontier Justice

4.9/10 IMDB

When Brent Halston returns he finds his father in an insane asylum and Wilton about to foreclose on their ranch and bring sheep onto the cattle range. When Wilton kills a rancher, Brent is blamed and jailed. Escaping jail he gets Ware to confess that he payed to have Halston committed. He then gets unexpected help from Ethel Gordon when Wilton tries to foreclose.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Jane Barnes, Richard Cramer, Roger Williams, John Elliott, Franklyn Farnum, Lloyd Ingraham, Joseph W. Girard, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, George Yeoman ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1936-10-01
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Big Show

The Big Show

5.6/10 IMDB

At the Texas Centennial in Dallas Autry confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double. When cowboy star Tom Ford disappears, Wilson gets his double Gene Autry to impersonate him. But Ford owes gangster Rico $10,000 and Rico arrives to collect. He fails to get the money but learns that Autry is an impersonator and now blackmails Wilson and his movie studio. Original version runs 71 minutes, edited version runs 59 minutes.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes, Sally Payne, William Newman, Max Terhune, Charles Judels, Champion, Rex King, Mary Russell ..
Directed by: Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1936-11-16
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

5.1/10 IMDB

After causing his friend's death, an animal trainer marries the man's daughter to atone.

Starring: Barton MacLane, June Travis, Warren Hull, Paul Graetz, Carlyle Moore Jr., Joe King, Milton Kibbee, Joseph Crehan, Dick Purcell, Paul Graetz ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1936-07-29
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Step on It

Step on It

5.0/10 IMDB

A cop is fired from the force and attempts to solve a string of truck holdups.

Starring: Richard Talmadge, Lois Wilde, George Walsh, Eddie Davis, Earl Dwire, Vane Calvert, Victor Metzetti, Blackie Whiteford, Fred Parker, Lafe McKee ..
Directed by: Harry S. Webb
Release date: 1936-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Cavalcade of the West

Cavalcade of the West

5.2/10 IMDB

Two brothers are separated when young. One becomes the pony express rider Clint Knox and the other the outlaw Ace Carter.

Starring: Rex Lease, Hoot Gibson, Marion Shilling, Adam Goodman, Nina Guilbert, Earl Dwire, Phil Dunham, Robert McKenzie, Steve Clark ..
Directed by: Harry L. Fraser
Release date: 1936-10-01
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Yellow Cargo

Yellow Cargo

5.1/10 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

Undersea Kingdom

4.6/10 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, Boothe Howard, Raymond Hatton, C. Montague Shaw, Lee Van Atta ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane, B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1936-05-30
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Custer's Last Stand

Custer's Last Stand

4.6/10 IMDB

Kit Cardigan seeks the killer of his father...among other plot threads leading up to the famous historical incident.

Starring: Rex Lease, Lona Andre, William Farnum, Ruth Mix, Jack Mulhall, Nancy Caswell, George Chesebro, Dorothy Gulliver, Frank McGlynn Jr., Helen Gibson ..
Directed by: Elmer Clifton
Release date: 1936-01-02
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Captain Calamity

Captain Calamity

4.2/10 IMDB

A South Seas skipper fights off thieves and pirates who are after a lost treasure.

Starring: George Houston, Marian Nixon, Vince Barnett, Crane Wilbur, Juan Torena, Movita, Roy D'Arcy, George J. Lewis, Margaret Irving, Louis Natheaux ..
Directed by: John Reinhardt
Release date: 1936-11-28
Best Action Movies of 1936 : Three on the Trail

Three on the Trail

6.7/10 IMDB

An evil gang is involved in both cattle rustling and the robbing of stagecoaches. Hoppy must stop them without help from the sheriff who turns out be a major outlaw himself.

Starring: William Boyd, James Ellison, Onslow Stevens, Muriel Evans, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Claude King, William Duncan, Clara Kimball Young, John St. Polis, Ernie Adams ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1936-04-14
Best Action Movies of 1936 : The Phantom Rider

The Phantom Rider

6.8/10 IMDB

The Phantom Rider helps Mary Grayson thwart a plot to steal her land.

Starring: Buck Jones, Marla Shelton, Diana Gibson, Harry Woods, Frank LaRue, George Cooper, Eddie Gribbon, Matt McHugh, Helen Shipman, Hal Taliaferro ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1936-07-06

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