Best Action Movies of 1937


Way Out West

7.6/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie try to deliver the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. Unfortunately, the daughter's evil guardian is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon-singer wife.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Rosina Lawrence, James Finlayson, Sharon Lynn, Chill Wills, Stanley Fields, Vivien Oakland, Flora Finch, Dinah ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1937-04-16

The Hurricane

7.2/10 IMDB

A Polynesian sailor is separated from his wife when he's unjustly imprisoned for defending himself against a colonial bully. Members of the community petition the governor for clemency but all pretense of law and order are soon shattered by an incoming tropical storm.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond Massey, John Carradine, Jerome Cowan, Al Kikume, Kuulei De Clercq ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1937-11-09
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Charlie Chan at the Olympics

Charlie Chan at the Olympics

7.0/10 IMDB

Get ready for a Gold Medal murder mystery! This "tense, thrilling mystery" ('California Congress of Parents and Teachers') pits Charlie Chan against international spies who are using the Berlin Olympic games as the perfect cover...for cold-blooded murder!

Starring: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore, Allan Lane, Keye Luke, C. Henry Gordon, John Eldredge, Layne Tom Jr., Jonathan Hale, Morgan Wallace ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1937-05-21

Marked Woman

7.1/10 IMDB

In the underworld of Manhattan, a woman dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters.

Starring: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Mayo Methot, Eduardo Ciannelli, Rosalind Marquis, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, Mark Strong ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1937-04-10

Thank You, Mr. Moto

6.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Moto Heads to China on a quest for seven ancient scrolls that reveal the location of Genghis Khan's tomb—a crypt filled with fabulous treasure! But Moto isn't the only one stalking the scrolls—so is a shadowy band of thieves. But when his ruthless rivals go too far, the mild-mannered detective's quest for antiquities becomes a passion for vengeance—because if he can't bring these villains to justice... he'll bring them to their knees.

Starring: Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck, Pauline Frederick, Jayne Regan, Sidney Blackmer, Sig Ruman, John Carradine, Wilhelm von Brincken, Nedda Harrigan, Philip Ahn ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1937-12-24

San Quentin

6.5/10 IMDB

Ex-Army officer Jameson takes a job a prison guard at San Quentin. Joe, the brother of his new girlfriend May, is sentenced to the prison for robbery. When Jameson tries to separate lawbreakers from hardened criminals, badguy Hansen tries to stir up trouble by telling Joe about Jameson's interest in his sister.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer, Veda Ann Borg, Archie Robbins, Joe King, Gordon Oliver, Garry Owen ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1937-05-24

Think Fast, Mr. Moto

6.7/10 IMDB

When his import/export business infiltrated by international diamond smugglers, Mr. Moto must follow a trail of clues littered with beautiful women, glittering gems and deadly assassins. Making his way from the mysterious streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to the dark and dangerous alleys of Shanghai, Mr. Moto will stop at nothing to bring the culprits to justice...even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice!

Starring: Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Thomas Beck, Sig Ruman, Murray Kinnell, John Rogers, Lotus Long, George Cooper, J. Carrol Naish, Frederick Vogeding ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1937-07-23
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Round-Up Time in Texas

Round-Up Time in Texas

4.7/10 IMDB

Gene and Frog arrive with a herd of horses for Gene'e brother, a diamond prospector whose work has attracted the interest of a bunch of badguys.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Maxine Doyle, Champion, LeRoy Mason, Earle Hodgins, Dick Wessel, Buddy Williams, Elmer Fain, Corny Anderson ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1937-02-28
Best Action Movies of 1937 : King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines

6.3/10 IMDB

Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

Starring: Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Anna Lee, Roland Young, John Loder, Arthur Sinclair, Robert Adams, Arthur Goullet, Tony Wane, Sydney Fairbrother ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1937-06-17
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Zorro Rides Again

Zorro Rides Again

6.3/10 IMDB

The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden. Manuel Vega, aged co-owner, calls in the aid of his nephew James, great-grandson of the original Zorro. Alas, James seems more adept at golf than derring-do; but after he arrives, Zorro rides again! Can one black-clad man on horseback defeat a gang supplied with airplanes and machine guns?

Starring: John Carroll, Helen Christian, Reed Howes, Duncan Renaldo, Noah Beery, Richard Alexander, Nigel De Brulier ..
Directed by: John English, William Witney
Release date: 1937-11-20
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Behind The Headlines

Behind The Headlines

5.9/10 IMDB

A radio reporter sets out to rescue his ex-girlfriend when she is kidnapped by gangsters.

Starring: Lee Tracy, Diana Gibson, Philip Huston, Paul Guilfoyle, Donald Meek, Tom Kennedy, Frank M. Thomas, Doodles Weaver, Arthur Thalasso, Ralph Robertson ..
Directed by: Richard Rosson
Release date: 1937-05-14
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Border Phantom

Border Phantom

5.0/10 IMDB

Cowboy Larry O'Day and his sidekick Lucky Smith happen upon a distraught Barbara Hartwell, who is about to be arrested for the murder of her uncle. With Barbara behind bars, Larry is determined to find the real killer and soon finds himself in the middle of a mystery involving crazed German entomologists and a smuggling ring bringing Chinese "picture girls" across the Mexican border for sale to wealthy Chinese bachelors.

Starring: Bob Steele, Harley Wood, Don Barclay, Karl Hackett, Horace Murphy, Miki Morita, Perry Murdock, John S. Peters, Frank Ball ..
Directed by: S. Roy Luby
Release date: 1937-06-06
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Bulldog Drummond Escapes

Bulldog Drummond Escapes

6.0/10 IMDB

Drummond manages to save a woman from jumping in front of his car but she runs away with his car. He traces her and she asks him to help her out of a dangerous situation.

Starring: Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel, Reginald Denny, Porter Hall, Fay Holden, E. E. Clive, Walter Kingsford, P.J. Kelly, Charles McNaughton ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1937-01-22
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Bulldog Drummond at Bay

Bulldog Drummond at Bay

5.8/10 IMDB

Drummond goes up against foreign agents who are trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

Starring: John Lodge, Dorothy Mackaill, Victor Jory, Claud Allister, Richard Bird, Hugh Miller, Leslie Perrins, Brian Buchel, Jim Gérald, Maire O'Neill ..
Directed by: Norman Lee
Release date: 1937-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1937 : The Last Train from Madrid

The Last Train from Madrid

6.3/10 IMDB

The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Gilbert Roland, Karen Morley, Lionel Atwill, Helen Mack, Robert Cummings, Olympe Bradna, Anthony Quinn, Lee Bowman ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1937-06-11
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Park Avenue Logger

Park Avenue Logger

5.7/10 IMDB

Millioniare Curran, thinking his son too intellectual, sends him west to learn logging at one of his lumber camps. Unknown to his father, Grant Curan is a professional wrestler and easily able to handle the thugs that attack him at the lumber camp. This enables him to stay on the job and he soon undercovers how his father is being cheated by the local boss.

Starring: George O’Brien, Beatrice Roberts, Willard Robertson, Ward Bond, Bert Hanlon, Gertrude Short, Lloyd Ingraham, George Rosener, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Brother Jonathan ..
Directed by: David Howard
Release date: 1937-03-16
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Hollywood Cowboy

Hollywood Cowboy

5.7/10 IMDB

Just after Kramer goes to Wyoming to start his protection racket, cowboy actor Jeff Carson finishes a picture and goes camping. Attracted to Joyce Butler, he hires on at her ranch and quickly gets caught up in Butler's conflict with Kramer. When the Butlers refuse to buy his service, he has their cattle stampeded.

Starring: George O’Brien, Cecilia Parker, Maude Eburne, Joe Caits, Frank Milan, Charles Middleton, Lee Shumway, Walter De Palma, Al Hill, William Royle ..
Directed by: George Sherman, Ewing Scott
Release date: 1937-05-28
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Escape by Night

Escape by Night

5.8/10 IMDB

Runyonesque crooks on the lam hide out on blind man's pastoral farm and decide to go straight.

Starring: William Hall, Anne Nagel, Dean Jagger, Steffi Duna, Ward Bond, Murray Alper, Charles Waldron, George Meeker, Wallis Clark, Arthur Aylesworth ..
Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1937-09-01
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Bulldog Drummond Comes Back

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back

5.9/10 IMDB

Drummond's girlfriend is kidnapped by his enemies and he along with his friend Nielsen, an inspector from Scotland Yard, follow the trail and try to rescue her from the kidnappers.

Starring: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, J. Carrol Naish, Helen Freeman, Zeffie Tilbury, John Sutton, Rita Page ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1937-09-24
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Bill Cracks Down

Bill Cracks Down

5.6/10 IMDB

William Reardon, a steel magnate, dies and leaves a strange will. When his spineless and dandified heir and son returns home from living in Paris, he finds "Tons' Walker, a strong and burly steel worker running the company, per his late-father's will request. He also finds that his father's will specifies the Junior will change his name to Bill Hall and work in the family steel mill for a year under the fake name. Walker's job is to make a man out of the son. The son is not overjoyed by this prospect. Neither is Walker.

Starring: Grant Withers, Beatrice Roberts, Ranny Weeks, Judith Allen, William Newell, Pierre Watkin, Roger Williams, Georgia Caine, Greta Meyer, Edgar Norton ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1937-03-22
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Under Cover of Night

Under Cover of Night

5.8/10 IMDB

A detective (Edmund Lowe) trails a professor (Henry Daniell) who stole credit for his wife's research, then killed her.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Florence Rice, Nat Pendleton, Henry Daniell, Sara Haden, Dean Jagger, Frank Reicher, Zeffie Tilbury, Henry Kolker, Marla Shelton ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1937-01-08
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Criminal Lawyer

Criminal Lawyer

5.7/10 IMDB

Barry Brandon, a criminal lawyer, visits the night club of Denny Larkin, his primary client, with Betty Walker, a spoiled society girl. The police raid the club and Brandon pleads that the whole group is guilty, just to get even with Larkin for a rebuke. On the same night in court, Madge Carter is on trial for disorderly conduct, and Brandon volunteers to defend her, and proves the case against her if a frame-up. Finding that she is penniless, Brandon hires her as his secretary, and falls in love with her. Brandon is appointed district attorney and has ambitions of becoming the state governor. Having dinner at Betty's home, she maneuvers him, while he is drunk, into marrying her. Later, Madge is a witness when Larkin shoots down a fellow gangster. By threatening Brandon's life, he forces her to commit perjury at his trial, and say he fired in self-defense. Brandon, the prosecuting attorney (who has had his marriage to Betty annulled) knows she is lying but doesn't know why.

Starring: Lee Tracy, Margot Grahame, Eduardo Ciannelli, Betty Lawford, Erik Rhodes, Frank M. Thomas, Wilfred Lucas, William Stack, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne, Edward Killy
Release date: 1937-01-29
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Missing Witnesses

Missing Witnesses

5.4/10 IMDB

A detective and his bumbling sidekick join the crackdown on racketeering in '30s New York City.

Starring: John Litel, Dick Purcell, Virginia Dale, Sheila Bromley, Ben Welden, Raymond Hatton, Veda Ann Borg, Carole Landis, Joan Valerie, Myrtle Stedman ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1937-12-11
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Seeing the World, Part One: A Visit to New York, N.Y.

Seeing the World, Part One: A Visit to New York, N.Y.

5.8/10 IMDB

A sightseeing portrait of New York, with lively narration taking the viewer aboard the New York elevated and subway trains. Then the view from the windows becomes slightly abstracted, the voice of the commentator becomes uncertain. Featuring Joseph Cotten (credited 'Cotton') Virginia Nicholson Welles, John Becker and Edwin Denby.

Starring: John F. Becker, Virginia Nicholson, Joseph Cotten, Edwin Denby, Donnie Brooke Alderson ..
Directed by: Rudy Burckhardt
Release date: 1937-12-31
Best Action Movies of 1937 : The Riders of the Whistling Skull

The Riders of the Whistling Skull

5.8/10 IMDB

When Professor Marsh disappears while searching for the lost city of Lukachukai, his daughter enlists the help of the Three Mesquiteers.

Starring: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Mary Russell, Roger Williams, Fern Emmett, C. Montague Shaw, Yakima Canutt, John Ward, George Godfrey ..
Directed by: Mack V. Wright, Louis Germonprez
Release date: 1937-01-04
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy

6.6/10 IMDB

Dick Tracy's foe for this serial is the crime boss and Masked Mystery Villain The Spider/The Lame One and his Spider Ring. In the process of various crimes, including using his Flying wing and sound weapon to destroy the Bay Bridge in San Francisco and stealing an experimental "Speed Plane", the Spider captures Dick Tracy's brother, Gordon. The Spider's minion, Dr. Moloch, performs a brain operation on Gordon Tracy to turn him evil, making him secretly part of the Spider Ring and so turning brother against brother.

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta, John Picorri, Carleton Young, Fred Hamilton, Francis X. Bushman, John Dilson, Richard Beach ..
Directed by: Alan James, Ray Taylor
Release date: 1937-02-20
Best Action Movies of 1937 : She Loved a Fireman

She Loved a Fireman

5.2/10 IMDB

A young man with a checkered past struggles to make good as a fireman.

Starring: Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, Robert Armstrong, Eddie Acuff, Veda Ann Borg, May Beatty, Eddy Chandler, Lane Chandler, Ted Oliver, Pat Flaherty ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1937-12-18
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Forty Naughty Girls

Forty Naughty Girls

6.0/10 IMDB

Hildegarde Withers and Inspector Piper try to solve a murder while attending a popular Broadway show.

Starring: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Marjorie Lord, Joan Woodbury, Barbara Pepper, George Shelley, Frank M. Thomas, Tom Kennedy, Alan Edwards, Ada Leonard ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1937-09-24
Best Action Movies of 1937 : The Great Barrier

The Great Barrier

5.8/10 IMDB

The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Barry MacKay, Roy Emerton, Antoinette Cellier, Lilli Palmer, J. Farrell MacDonald, Reginald Barlow, Arthur Loft, Ben Welden, Jock MacKay ..
Directed by: Milton Rosmer, Geoffrey Barkas
Release date: 1937-01-02
Best Action Movies of 1937 : O.H.M.S.


5.7/10 IMDB

American racketeer Jimmie Dean travels to England, where he assumes the identity of a Canadian whom he has been falsely accused of murdering. Jimmie is then forced to join the British army in the dead man's place. He falls in love with the Canadian's childhood playmate, Sally Briggs, and becomes a hero after saving an isolated English colony in China.

Starring: John Mills, Wallace Ford, Anna Lee, Grace Bradley, Frank Cellier, Frederick Leister, Peter Croft, James Pirrie, Henry Hallett, Lawrence Anderson ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1937-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1937 : The Duke Comes Back

The Duke Comes Back

5.7/10 IMDB

After winning the heavyweight championship, boxer Duke Foster (Allan Lane) quits the ring to marry socialite Susan Corbin (Heather Angel). When his businessman father-in-law Arnold (Frederick Burton) loses his fortune, Duke returns to the ring to raise money for him. Susan is furious that Duke is breaking his promise never to box again, and the stakes get even higher when a crooked promoter orders him to take a dive ... or else.

Starring: Allan Lane, Heather Angel, Genevieve Tobin, Ben Welden, Frederick Burton, Johnny Russell, Joseph Crehan, Selmer Jackson, Byron Foulger, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1937-11-29
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Flying Fists

Flying Fists

5.3/10 IMDB

A lumberjack knocks out a champion boxer in a brawl, gets drawn into the boxing world where he is unknowingly set up for a fixed fight.

Starring: Bruce Bennett, Jeanne Martel, Fuzzy Knight, J. Farrell MacDonald, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Dickie Jones, Charles Williams, John Elliott, William Benedict, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1937-07-01

SOS Coast Guard

5.9/10 IMDB

An internationally-notorious criminal scientist returns to the US to sell his latest invention, a disintegrating gas, to a foreign power. When he arrives, however, he is spotted by a young Coast Guard man, whom he kills - and thus earns the enmity of the entire US Coast Guard, but especially the murdered Guardsman's older brother who, together with his reporter-girlfriend and her comical photographer, vigorously sets to tracking him down and interfering with his plans to develop the city-melting gas in quantity. A Republic Serial in 12 Chapters.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Ralph Byrd, Maxine Doyle, Richard Alexander, Lee Ford, Herbert Rawlinson, John Picorri, Allen Connor, Thomas Carr, Lawrence Grant ..
Directed by: William Witney, Alan James
Release date: 1937-08-28
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

5.6/10 IMDB

A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.

Starring: John Litel, Ann Sheridan, Mary Maguire, Gordon Oliver, Dick Purcell, Ben Welden, Addison Richards, George E. Stone, Vladimir Sokoloff, Doris Lloyd ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1937-10-13
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Danger Patrol

Danger Patrol

5.4/10 IMDB

An explosives carrier at an oil field falls in love with a colleague's daughter.

Starring: John Beal, Sally Eilers, Harry Carey, Lee Patrick, Frank M. Thomas, Crawford Weaver, Edward Gargan, Paul Guilfoyle, Solly Ward, Ann Hovey ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1937-11-18
Best Action Movies of 1937 : California Straight Ahead

California Straight Ahead

5.8/10 IMDB

A truck driver races a train to the West Coast in an attempt to determine which method of transportation is faster.

Starring: John Wayne, Louise Latimer, Robert McWade, Theodore von Eltz, Tully Marshall, Emerson Treacy, Harry Allen, LeRoy Mason, Grace Goodall, Olaf Hytten ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1937-04-16
Best Action Movies of 1937 : The Painted Stallion

The Painted Stallion

6.5/10 IMDB

American federal agent Clark Stuart is on assignment in Santa Fe to draw up a trade agreement with the newly installed Mexican governor. Meanwhile, Walter Jamison leads a wagon train from Missouri, hoping to take advantage of the new agreement. Among Jamison's passenger are famed frontiersman Jim Bowie and a very youthful Kit Carson. The destinies of all these personalities intersect when villainous ex-governor DuPrey schemes to undermine the treaty and take over the New Mexico territory for his own vile purposes. Somewhere along the way, Davy Crockett joins the "good guys" in their efforts to thwart the despicable DuPrey.

Starring: Ray Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, LeRoy Mason, Duncan Renaldo, Sammy McKim, Hal Taliaferro, Jack Perrin, Ed 'Oscar' Platt, Lou Fulton, Jean Carmen ..
Directed by: William Witney, Ray Taylor, Alan James
Release date: 1937-06-05
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Hittin' the Trail

Hittin' the Trail

5.3/10 IMDB

his was one of the earlier uses of Robert Tansey's favorite plot (only the 3rd time he had trotted it out of the stable, but he got six more films out of it in later years) in which a group of outlaws (wrongly jailed this time) are let out to join up with the good guys against a worse bunch of outlaws. And, not unusual in the B-western genre, most of the production crew wore several hats; director Robert N. Bradbury and supervisor Lindsley Parsons wrote a song for Tommy Bupp, one of the actually good kid actors of the time who proved real quick-like that singing wasn't his strong suit, while Robert Emmett Tansey worked three jobs under three names... Robert Emmett on story and screenplay, Robert Tansey as the production manager and Al Lane as the assistant director. And, for a change, music director Frank Sanucci actually earned a composers' credit as he did write a song... Written by Les Adams

Starring: Tex Ritter, Jerry Bergh, Tommy Bupp, Earl Dwire, Charles King, 'Snub' Pollard, Ed Cassidy, Jack C. Smith, Archie Ricks, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1937-04-03
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Submarine D-1

Submarine D-1

5.7/10 IMDB

Butch Rogers and Sock McGillis are old submarine hands stationed in Panama. On land, Butch and Sock battle over pretty Ann Sawyer. At sea and underwater, however, our two heroes are inseparable.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, George Brent, Wayne Morris, Frank McHugh, Doris Weston, Henry O'Neill, Dennie Moore, Veda Ann Borg, Regis Toomey, Nina Quartero ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1937-11-27
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Circus Girl

Circus Girl

6.0/10 IMDB

A jealous trapeze star decides he must eliminate his romantic rival.

Starring: June Travis, Robert Livingston, Donald Cook, Betty Compson, Emma Dunn, John Wray, Charles Murray, Lucille Osborne, Donald Kerr, John Holland ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1937-03-01

Shadows of the Orient

4.7/10 IMDB

A classic "B" featurette about "smugglin' in Chinamen for $300 a load"

Starring: Esther Ralston, Regis Toomey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Oscar Apfel, Sidney Blackmer, Eddie Fetherston, Kit Guard, James B. Leong ..
Directed by: Burt P. Lynwood
Release date: 1937-08-18
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Sea Devils

Sea Devils

5.5/10 IMDB

Doris lives with her rough Coast Guardsman father. He has plans for her to marry an up and coming officer, but there is competition when a new, brash, Guardsman enters the picture. Dad hates the new guy, mostly because he is like himself.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Preston Foster, Ida Lupino, Donald Woods, Helen Flint, Gordon Jones, Pierre Watkin, Murray Alper, Billy Gilbert, Charles Prince ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1937-02-19
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel

5.6/10 IMDB

Sir Percy is forced to return to France one last time, to rescue his wife from the clutches of the sinister Robespierre. It clearly is a trap, but nothing will keep the good old Pimpernel from carrying out his mission. He is up against the usual clods and dolts, after all.

Starring: Barry K. Barnes, Sophie Stewart, Margaretta Scott, James Mason, Francis Lister, Anthony Bushell, Patrick Barr, John Abbott ..
Directed by: Hanns Schwarz
Release date: 1937-10-20
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Join the Marines

Join the Marines

6.2/10 IMDB

New York City cop Phil Donlon leaves the force to join the U.S. Olympic team. When he falls for a Marine colonel's daughter he gets kicked off the team. Joining the Marines to win the Colonel's approval many adventures follow.

Starring: Paul Kelly, June Travis, Purnell Pratt, Reginald Denny, Warren Hymer, Irving Pichel, Sterling Holloway, Ray Corrigan, Carleton Young, William Hopper ..
Directed by: Ralph Staub
Release date: 1937-01-25
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Gunsmoke Ranch

Gunsmoke Ranch

5.5/10 IMDB

A crooked real estate manipulator sells worthless land on mortgage to flood refugees, then tries to profit by reselling the land to the state, committing murder in the process, as the Three Mesquiteers work to bring him and his gang to justice.

Starring: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Jean Carmen, Kenneth Harlan, Sammy McKim, Burr Caruth, Robert Walker, Yakima Canutt, Jack Padjan ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1937-05-05

Atlantic Flight

4.6/10 IMDB

Famous pioneer aviator Dick Merrill was front-page news in the 1930s, so it's understandable that he was summoned to Hollywood to star in his own film. In "Atlantic Flight" he's top-billed as a pilot who undertakes a dangerous mission to transport medicine to an ailing friend. Monogram.

Starring: Dick Merrill, Jack Lambie, Paula Stone, Milburn Stone, Weldon Heyburn, Ivan Lebedeff, Harry Hayden, I. Stanford Jolley, Lyle Moraine ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1937-08-25
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Outlaws of the Orient

Outlaws of the Orient

5.5/10 IMDB

Johnny Eaton, trouble-shooter for an American oil company drilling in China, leaves his bride-to-be to head for the Orient and straighten out problems at the inland-concession site his company controls.

Starring: Mae Clarke, James Bush, Jack Holt, Beatrice Roberts, Harold Huber, Ray Walker, Joseph Crehan, Harry Worth ..
Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1937-08-20
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Jungle Jim

Jungle Jim

6.3/10 IMDB

Two safaris enter the African jungle intent on finding a white girl who is the heiress to a fortune. One safari, led by Jungle Jim, wants to make sure she gets the news that she is now a rich woman. The leaders of the other safari want to kill the girl so they can try to get hold of her inheritance.

Starring: Grant Withers, Betty Jane Rhodes, Raymond Hatton, Evelyn Brent, Henry Brandon, Bryant Washburn, Claude King, Selmer Jackson, Al Bridge, Paul Sutton ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith
Release date: 1937-01-18
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Range Defenders

Range Defenders

5.6/10 IMDB

Stony's brother George has been accused of murder and the Mesquiteers have returned to prove his innocence. But they find that Harvey rules the town along with his stooge Sheriff Gray and that George won't get a fair trial.

Starring: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Eleanor Stewart, Harry Woods, Earle Hodgins, Thomas Carr, Yakima Canutt, John Merton, Harrison Greene ..
Directed by: Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1937-06-29
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Navy Spy

Navy Spy

5.2/10 IMDB

A federal agent and a female reporter team up to catch a criminal gang that has kidnapped a scientist in order to get his formula for a new type of poison gas.

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Eleanor Hunt, Judith Allen, Jack Doyle, Phil Dunham, Don Barclay, Howard Lang, Crauford Kent ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis, Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1937-03-13

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