Best Action Movies of 1937


Zorro Rides Again

6.7/10 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 : Criminal Lawyer

Criminal Lawyer

6.0/10 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 ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne, Edward Killy
Release date: 1937-01-29
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Missing Witnesses

Missing Witnesses

5.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: John Litel, Dick Purcell, Jean 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 : She Loved a Fireman

She Loved a Fireman

5.4/10 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

6.2/10 IMDB

Hildegarde Withers (ZaSu Pitts) and Inspector Piper (James Gleason) try to solve a murder while attending the opening-night performance of a Broadway show. Comedy-mystery.

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

5.9/10 IMDB

The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Barry MacKay, Roy Emerton, Antoinette Cellier, Lilli Palmer ..
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 : Danger Patrol

Danger Patrol

5.7/10 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 ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1937-11-18
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Gunsmoke Ranch

Gunsmoke Ranch

6.0/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1937 : Join the Marines

Join the Marines

6.4/10 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

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