Best Adventure Movies of 1920
The Mark of Zorro
Don Diego Vega pretends to be an indolent fop as a cover for his true identity, the masked avenger Zorro.
The Last of the Mohicans
As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil Magua. Fighting to rescue the women are Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last of the Mohican tribe, and their white ally, the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as Hawkeye.
Dinty is a newsboy whose fight to care for his ailing mother leads him into conflicts with the other boys on the street and then with drug smugglers in Chinatown.
The Ghost of the Canyon
Two railroad companies compete for a very lucrative contract. Helen's father is the first in command, and her fiance the second in one of the companies. The rival company organizes a sabotage, which is exposed by Helen. Unfortunately for her, she is alone against three men who tie her up to the railroad tracks. She faces imminent death unless she finds a way to free herself from the ropes.
An American who has lived much of his life outside the country returns to Arizona for the first time in years and encounters villainy.
The Leopard Woman
An epic of passion, intrigue, and espionage set in the African Jungle.
The Son of Tarzan
Tarzan's son Jack is kidnapped from England by his old enemy Paulovich. Jack escapes into the African jungle where he meets Meriem, a European girl held captive. Freeing her, he falls in love but she's sought by Paulovich. Then Tarzan arrives with Jane to save the day!
Nomads of the North
A Canadian Mountie allows an innocent fugitive to escape with the women he loves.
A young woman visiting in Mexico is kidnapped by a gang of bandits, who drag her through the rugged wilderness to their hideout. She manages to leave word for her friend Bill, who knows the country well. But when Bill cannot find a horse, his only available form of transportation is his roadster. Nevertheless, he is determined to come to her rescue, even though it means trying to drive the car across miles of rocky, broken terrain.
Inventor Harry Harper (Harry Houdini) travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl, Beverly West (Lila Lee). Naturally, others are after the loot, and Beverly's father (Fred Turner) is being held captive by cannibals until she returns to them with a pearl that belongs to one of their idols. The climax consists of Harper saving Beverly from a safe which has been lowered into the sea.
Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Wonder Man
French Secret Service agent and boxer Henri D'Alour uncovers a plot to con the government out of millions of francs in its purchase of machinery.
The Call of the Road
In 1820 a disowned gambler becomes a boxer and save his noble uncle from a highway man.
Isobel or the Trail's End
In retaliation for an attack upon his wife Isobel, Scottie Dean, a passenger on a whaling ship, throws Captain Jim Blake overboard and, believing that he is responsible for the captain's death, flees to the Northwoods for safety.
The Phantom Foe
Janet Dale feels that there is a danger looming over her home but cannot put her finger on what it is. Days later her father disappears at her 18th birthday party; dematerializing into thin air before her eyes. She sets out to find him and grapples wit mobsters, psychics, murder, and family secrets.
An Arabian Knight
Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa is cast as an ancient Egyptian donkey boy in An Arabian Knight. The humble Hayakawa rescues high-born Lillian Hall from lascivious pasha Fred Jones. All this brouhaha is actually a dream experienced by Hall.
The Revenge of Tarzan
Tarzan and Jane are traveling to Paris to help his old friend Countess de Coude, who is being threatened by her brother, Nikolas Rokoff. Rokoff has Tarzan tossed overboard. He survives, comes ashore in North Africa, and goes to Paris to search for Jane. In Paris, Tarzan reunites with his old friend Paul D'Arnot, who informs him that Jane was taken to Africa. Tarzan returns just in time to save Jane from a lion attack, and soon defeats Rokoff and his henchmen.
For the Soul of Rafael
Under Crimson Skies
The captain of a sailing ship has an affair with the wife of one of his passengers, and gets mixed up in a mutiny at sea and a revolution.
The Woman Untamed
A lovely castaway is believed to be a goddess by the local natives. Popular dancer Mlle. Doraldina wrote the story to this film especially to highlight her talents, which trade paper Moving Picture World called "frankly sensual and of the athletic order."
The River's End
In the gold fields of the Canadian Northwest, a man is falsely accused of a crime and determines that a lookalike is responsible.