Best Adventure Movies of 1922


Nanook of the North

7.6/10 IMDB

This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada's northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful subjects survive in such a harsh climate, revealing how they construct their igloo homes and find food by hunting and fishing. The film also captures the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North, far removed from conventional civilization.

Starring: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou, Allee, Allegoo, Berry Kroeger ..
Directed by: Robert Flaherty
Release date: 1922-06-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Cops


7.6/10 IMDB

Buster Keaton gets involved in a series of misunderstandings involving a horse and cart. Eventually he infuriates every cop in the city when he accidentally interrupts a police parade.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox, Edward F. Cline, Steve Murphy ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1922-03-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Beyond the Rocks

Beyond the Rocks

6.7/10 IMDB

A young woman dutifully marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman-- who'd previously saved her life-- on her unhappy honeymoon.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Edythe Chapman, Alec B. Francis, Robert Bolder, Gertrude Astor, June Elvidge, Mabel Van Buren, Helen Dunbar, Raymond Blathwayt ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1922-05-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

6.7/10 IMDB

A kingdom's ascending heir, marked for assassination, switches identities with a lookalike, who takes his place at the coronation. When the real king is kidnapped, his followers try to find him, while the stand-in falls in love with the king's intended bride, the beautiful Princess Flavia.

Starring: Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes, Ramon Novarro, Barbara La Marr, Malcolm McGregor, Edward Connelly, Lois Lee, John George ..
Directed by: Rex Ingram
Release date: 1922-09-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Moran of the Lady Letty

Moran of the Lady Letty

6.4/10 IMDB

Wealthy young man Ramon Laredo is abducted and put into service aboard a ship commanded by a none-too-scrupulous smuggler. When the ship encounters the foundering "Lady Letty," some of the Letty's crew is brought aboard, including Letty 'Moran' Sternerson, feisty daughter of the Letty's captain. Moran and Ramon have little use for each other, but when trouble erupts and the smuggler Captain Kitchell turns his evil eye on Moran, it is Ramon who comes to her rescue.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Dorothy Dalton, Charles Brinley, Emil Jorgenson, Maude Wayne, Walter Long, George Kuwa, Cecil Holland, William Boyd, Charles K. French ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1922-02-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Mud and Sand

Mud and Sand

5.7/10 IMDB

Rhubarb Vaselino lives in a small village, when he and his friend, Sapo, enter a bullfighting contest, Sapo dies, but Rhubarb kills three bulls and becomes a local hero earning money. Two years later, he is living in Madrid as a national hero , when he becomes involved with Filet de Sol, and his lover finds out, he must fight the most deadliest in Spain, in the last bull fight of the season.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Leona Anderson, Wheeler Dryden, Sam Kaufman, Mae Laurel, Julie Leonard ..
Directed by: Gilbert Pratt
Release date: 1922-11-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Sky High

Sky High

5.8/10 IMDB

A government agent investigates a ring that is smuggling Chinese aliens across the border from Mexico. His investigation takes him to the Grand Canyon. He finds a dazed girl wandering around who has become separated from her companions and is lost. He and the girl are soon found by her companions - the smuggling ring!

Starring: Tom Mix, J. Farrell MacDonald, Eva Novak, Sid Jordan, William Buckley, Adele Warner, Pat Chrisman, Wynn Mace, Art Mix, Harry Tenbrook ..
Directed by: Lynn Reynolds
Release date: 1922-01-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Down to the Sea in Ships

Down to the Sea in Ships

6.1/10 IMDB

Being the story of the Morgans, a 19th-century Massachusetts whaling family, their tightly-knit Quaker community, and the dangerous adventures of an unwilling stowaway aboard one of the elder Morgan's harvest vessels.

Starring: Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, William Walcott, Clara Bow, James Turfler, Leigh Smith, Pat Hartigan, Jack Baston, Curtis Pierce, Ada Laycock ..
Directed by: Elmer Clifton
Release date: 1922-11-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Man from Beyond

The Man from Beyond

5.3/10 IMDB

The Arctic, 1922. After being buried under the ice for a hundred years, Howard Hillary is thawed and revived. When he meets Felice Strange, he recognizes in her the same woman he once loved deeply. But is it really her?

Starring: Harry Houdini, Arthur Maude, Albert Tavernier, Erwin Connelly, Frank Montgomery, Luis Alberni, Yale Benner, Jane Connelly, Nita Naldi ..
Directed by: Burton L. King
Release date: 1922-04-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman

5.0/10 IMDB

The village of Sleepy Hollow is getting ready to greet the new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, who is coming from New York. Crane has already heard of the village's legendary ghost, a headless horseman who is said to be searching for the head that he lost in battle. The schoolteacher has barely arrived when he begins to pursue the beautiful young heiress Katrina Van Tassel, angering Abraham Van Brunt, who is courting her. Crane's harsh, small-minded approach to teaching also turns some of the villagers against him. Soon there many who would like to see him leave the village altogether.

Starring: Will Rogers, Nancy Chase, Kay McCausland, James Sheridan, Downing Clarke, Jerry Devine, Bernard A. Reinold, Ben Hendricks Jr., Charles E. Graham, Mary Foy ..
Directed by: Edward D. Venturini
Release date: 1922-11-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Glorious Adventure

The Glorious Adventure

6.9/10 IMDB

An Earl's cousin survives drowning and saves a lady from the Great Fire of London.

Starring: Diana Manners, Gerald Lawrence, Cecil Humphreys, Victor McLaglen, Alice Crawford, Lois Sturt, William Luff, Fred Wright, Elizabeth Beerbohm, Flora le Breton ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1922-04-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Rob Roy

Rob Roy

6.9/10 IMDB

A clan chief seeks revenge on the jealous Duke who outlawed him.

Starring: David Hawthorne, Gladys Jennings, Simeon Stuart, Wallace Bosco, Alec Hunter, Tom Morris, Eva Llewellyn, Roy Kellino ..
Directed by: W.P. Kellino
Release date: 1922-08-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Yellow Men and Gold

Yellow Men and Gold

6.6/10 IMDB

Parrish, a young author, leaves his study during a storm to answer a call for help. He discovers a dying man and is rewarded with a treasure map, which he shows to Carroll, a retired sea captain. They plan a quest for the treasure; but before Carroll's ship sails, Parrish is drugged, relieved of the map, and thrown from the dock.

Starring: Richard Dix, Helene Chadwick, Henry A. Barrows, Rosemary Theby, Richard Tucker, Fred Kohler, Henry Hebert, William F. Moran, Goro Kino, George King ..
Directed by: Irvin Willat
Release date: 1922-05-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

6.6/10 IMDB

An 18-part silent American adventure film serial now considered to be lost. Chapter Titles: 1. The Sea Raiders 2. Shipwrecked 3. The Cannibals' Captives 4. Hidden Gold 5. The Ship of Despair 6. Friday's Faith 7. The Swamp of Terror 8. Marooned 9. The Jaguar Trap 10. A Prisoner of the Sun 11. No Greater Love 12. The Island of Happiness 13. The Sword of Courage 14. The Buccaneers 15. The Jolly Roger 16. The Idol's Bride 17. When the Heart Calls 18. Back to the Primitive

Starring: Harry Myers, Noble Johnson, Gertrude Olmstead, Aaron Edwards, Josef Swickard, Gertrude Claire, Emmett King, Scott Pembroke ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1922-03-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Man from Downing Street

The Man from Downing Street

6.2/10 IMDB

Someone in India is deciphering secret codes and passing information from London's Downing Street to the natives, so Captain Robert Kent comes down from London to investigate. He disguises himself as a Rajah, and Colonel Wentworth introduces him to the colony.

Starring: Earle Williams, Charles Hill Mailes, Boris Karloff, Betty Ross Clarke, Kathryn Adams, Herbert Prior, Eugenia Gilbert, James Butler, George Stanley, Henry A. Barrows ..
Directed by: Edward José
Release date: 1922-04-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Captain Fly-by-Night

Captain Fly-by-Night

6.0/10 IMDB

First one stranger, then another, arrive at the presidio, each with a government pass and each claiming to have been robbed by the notorious Captain Fly-by-Night and his highwaymen. The soldiers and Señorita Anita believe the first to be Fly-by-Night and the second to be Señor Rocha, Anita's fiancée and emissary of the governor. But the first stranger, to whom Anita is drawn, proves to be on a government mission and exposes the second stranger as Captain Fly-by-Night.

Starring: Johnnie Walker, Francis McDonald, Shannon Day, Eddie Gribbon, Victory Bateman, James McElhern, Charles Stevens, Bert Wheeler, Fred Kelsey, Monte Collins ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1922-12-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Nan of the North

Nan of the North

5.9/10 IMDB

A Canadian Mountie and a young girl team up to prevent an evil couple from finding a fallen meteorite that contains a powerful element called "Tilano."

Starring: Ann Little, Tom London, Joseph W. Girard, Hal Wilson, Howard Crampton, J. Morris Foster, Edith Stayart, Boris Karloff ..
Directed by: Duke Worne
Release date: 1922-03-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby

5.3/10 IMDB

Posing as relatives, Ralph and Helen Gordon visit Col. Moncrief Gordon's Kentucky mansion, hoping to marry Helen to the colonel's son, Donald. The colonel agrees, but Donald balks at the suggestion, then reveals his secret marriage to Alice Brown. The colonel turns them out, and Ralph conspires with Bob Thurston to frame Donald for theft of Colonel Gordon's wager money and to shanghai him. After 3 years Donald discovers the source of his misfortune, returns, finds his wife, hears of a plot against his father's best racehorse, wrings a complete confession from Thurston, and saves the Derby for his repentant father.

Starring: Reginald Denny, Lillian Rich, Emmett King, Walter McGrail, Gertrude Astor, Lionel Belmore, Kingsley Benedict, Bert Woodruff, Bert Tracy, Harry Carter ..
Directed by: King Baggot
Release date: 1922-12-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Hurricane's Gal

Hurricane's Gal

5.0/10 IMDB

Allen Holubar silent seafaring pirate ship adventure thriller

Starring: Dorothy Phillips, Robert Ellis, Wallace Beery, James O. Barrows, Gertrude Astor, Willie Fung, Jack Donovan, Frances Raymond ..
Directed by: Allen Holubar
Release date: 1922-07-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide

4.7/10 IMDB

An old skipper, Captain Davis, has as his companions two derelicts -- one, Huish, is a Cockney, and the other, Robert Herrick was once a gentleman. In Tahiti they board a schooner and a storm takes them to an uncharted island. Living there is pearl broker Richard Attwater, and his daughter Ruth. Attwater is bitter because a supposed friend stole his wife and he has sworn to wreak vengeance on any white man he happens to encounter. Davis and Huish want to get their hands on his pearls, while, Herrick falls in love with the man's daughter.

Starring: Noah Beery, Lila Lee, James Kirkwood, Raymond Hatton, George Fawcett, Jacqueline Logan, George O’Brien ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1922-11-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Fair Lady

Fair Lady

4.5/10 IMDB

Countess Margherita is a Sicilian girl who is about to be married, but Caesar Maruffi, the head of a criminal syndicate, wants her for himself. He arranges to have the bridegroom assassinated, and Norvin Blake, a young American (Robert Elliott), almost loses his life in his attempt to save him.

Starring: Betty Blythe, Thurston Hall, Robert Elliott, Gladys Hulette, Florence Auer, Walter James, Macey Harlam, Henry Leone, Effingham Pinto, Arnold Lucy ..
Directed by: Kenneth S. Webb
Release date: 1922-03-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Perils of the Yukon

Perils of the Yukon

4.8/10 IMDB

A silent serial with the following chapter titles: 1. Fangs of Jealous; 2. Doomed; 3. Tricked by Fate; 4. Master and Man; 5. Terrors of the North; 6. Menace of Death; 7. Trapped by Fire; 8. Hurled into Space; 9. The Gold Rush; 10. Valley of Death; 11. A Race for Life; 12. The Path of Doom; 13. Martial Law; 14. Trail of Vengeance; 15. The Final Reckoning.

Starring: William Desmond, Ruth Royce, Laura La Plante, Clark Comstock, Joseph W. Girard, Joseph McDermott, George A. Williams, Mack V. Wright, Fred Kohler, Neola May ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan, Perry N. Vekroff, Jay Marchant
Release date: 1922-07-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Dictator

The Dictator

2.6/10 IMDB

A silent romantic adventure melodrama (from the play and novel by Richard Harding) about a womanizer who follows a beautiful Hispanic woman to her home country and his adventures there. He ends up helping her father become dictator of the entire country, and is rewarded with marriage to her and he is named Minister of Finance!

Starring: Wallace Reid, Theodore Kosloff, Lila Lee, Kalla Pasha, Sidney Bracey, Fred J. Butler, Walter Long, Alan Hale ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1922-06-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Wild Honey

Wild Honey

2.2/10 IMDB

Lady Vivienne is implicated in a murder as a result of refusing the romantic suit of Henry Porthen. Years later, in South Africa, she encounters the man she suspects of the murder.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Noah Beery, Lloyd Whitlock, Raymond Blathwayt, Percy Challenger, Helen Raymond, Landers Stevens, Robert Ellis, Wallace Beery, Carl Stockdale ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1922-03-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : Boomerang Bill

Boomerang Bill

1.1/10 IMDB

When New York City police officer O'Malley learns of a young man who is about to embark on a life of crime by taking part in a robbery, he takes the boy aside and tells him the story of Boomerang Bill, another wanna-be gangster who wanted to be a big shot in the New York crime scene. It seems that Bill fell for a pretty young dance-hall girl, and went up against local gang boss Tony the Wop when he insulted her. Tony, who never forgot a slight, found a way to make things very, very tough for Boomerang Bill, in a way that he never saw coming.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Marguerite Marsh, Margaret Seddon, Frank Shannon, Matthew Betz, Charles Fang, Harry Lee, Miriam Battista, Helen Kim ..
Directed by: Tom Terriss
Release date: 1922-01-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : The Love Gambler

The Love Gambler

0.0/10 IMDB

Drifter Dick Manners arrives at a ranch owned by Colonel Angus McClelland. When he wagers that he will be able to ride a wild bronco and kiss the ranchman's haughty daughter, Jean -- and wins -- he lands a job there. But Manners and Jean really fall in love and Colonel McClelland fires him. He then meets a woman who is dying, and she begs him to marry her so that her child will have a name. Manners obliges, and then Jean finds out about the situation.

Starring: John Gilbert, Carmel Myers, Bruce Gordon, C.E. Anderson, W.E. Lawrence, James Gordon, Barbara Tennant, Edward Cecil, Doreen Turner ..
Directed by: Joseph Franz
Release date: 1922-11-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1922 : To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

0.0/10 IMDB

King James I gives his consent to the marriage between Lord Carnal and Lady Jocelyn Leigh. Lady Jocelyn, however, does not want to wed the evil Lord Carnal, and makes her escape on a bridal ship headed for Jamestown, VA. When it lands, a ruffian tries to take Jocelyn as his bride, but Captain Ralph Percy rescues her by marrying her himself. The marriage, however, is in name only, as Jocelyn wants little to do with Percy.

Starring: Betty Compson, Bert Lytell, Theodore Kosloff, William J. Ferguson, Raymond Hatton, Claire Du Brey, Walter Long, Anne Cornwall, Fred Huntley, Arthur Rankin ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1922-10-29

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