Best Action Movies of 1937

1.

The Hurricane

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In the colonial era, island native Terangi (Jon Hall) spends a blissful honeymoon with his bride, Marama (Dorothy Lamour). Soon after, however, their relationship is torn asunder when Terangi is sent to prison for punching a prejudiced white man. Prominent members of the community -- including the governor's wife, Mme. De Laage (Mary Astor), petition the governor for clemency, but he refuses to budge. However, 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
2.

Charlie Chan at the Olympics

3.7
7.2/10 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
3.

Marked Woman

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Set in the underworld of Manhattan, Marked Woman tells the story of a woman who dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters. The women of the story are "hostesses". What is implied, but not stated clearly is that they are prostitutes, who work in a gambling den in the city.

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
4.

San Quentin

3.5
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
Best Action Movies of 1937 : King Solomon's Mines
5.

King Solomon's Mines

3.1
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
6.

Zorro Rides Again

2.9
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 : Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
7.

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back

2.7
6.0/10 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 : Riders of the Whistling Skull
8.

Riders of the Whistling Skull

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

After Professor Marsh disappears whilst searching for the lost city of Lukachukai, the Three Mesquiteers lead an expedition to find him.

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 : Behind The Headlines
9.

Behind The Headlines

2.6
6.0/10 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
10.

Bulldog Drummond Escapes

2.6
6.1/10 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: 1937-04-09

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