Best Adventure Movies of 1926

1.

The General

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Henry Smith, Frank Barnes, Joe Keaton, Mike Donlin, Tom Nawn ..
Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1926-12-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The Black Pirate
2.

The Black Pirate

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A nobleman vows to avenge the death of his father at the hands of pirates. To this end he infiltrates the pirate band. Acting in character he is instrumental in the capture of a ship, but things are complicated when he finds that there is a young woman on board whom he wishes to protect from the threat of rape.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Anders Randolf, Donald Crisp, Tempe Pigott, Sam De Grasse, Charles Stevens, John Wallace, Fred Becker, Charles Belcher ..
Directed by: Albert Parker
Release date: 1926-03-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The Son of the Sheik
3.

The Son of the Sheik

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Ahmed, son of Diana and Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl who fronts her father's gang of mountebanks. She and Ahmed meet secretly until one night when her father and the gang capture the son of the sheik, torture him, and hold him for ransom.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love, Agnes Ayres, Karl Dane, Bull Montana, Bynunsky Hyman ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1926-09-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : Don Juan
4.

Don Juan

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

If there was one thing that Don Juan de Marana learned from his father Don Jose, it was that women gave you three things - life, disillusionment and death. In his father's case it was his wife, Donna Isobel, and Donna Elvira who supplied the latter. Don Juan settled in Rome after attending the University of Pisa. Rome was run by the tyrannical Borgia family consisting of Caesar, Lucrezia and the Count Donati. Juan has his way with and was pursued by many women, but it is the one that he could not have that haunts him. It will be for her that he suffers the wrath of Borgia for ignoring Lucrezia and then killing Count Donati in a duel. For Adriana, they will both be condemned to death in the prison on the river Tigre.

Starring: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Myrna Loy, Hedda Hopper, Estelle Taylor, Warner Oland, Jane Winton, John Roche, Montagu Love, Josef Swickard ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1926-08-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : Beau Geste
5.

Beau Geste

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce, Mary Brian, Noah Beery, Norman Trevor, William Powell, George Regas, Bernard Siegel ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1926-08-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : Moonland
6.

Moonland

2.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The Man in the Moon invites little Mickey and his dog over for a visit. They go on a magical trip and meet strange characters along the way.

Starring: Mickey McBan ..
Directed by: William A. O'Connor
Release date: 1926-04-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The Sea Beast
7.

The Sea Beast

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Based on Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick."

Starring: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O'Hara, Mike Donlin, Sam Baker ..
Directed by: Millard Webb
Release date: 1926-01-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The Ice Flood
8.

The Ice Flood

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Jack De Quincy, an American graduate of Oxford, is still considered a wastrel playboy by his father, owner of a giant lumber company in the American northwest. To prove he is a man his father sends him there to take charge of a large lumber camp, filled with brawny he-men who spend their time drinking, gambling and brawling when not cutting timber. Once there, Jack establishes himself by winning a fight against "Dum-Dum" Pete, the toughest man in those parts. Along the way he sees to it that a needed operation is performed on the camp's mascot, a crippled young boy, and saves his sweetheart, Marie O'Nei, that daughter of a rival lumber company, from drowning in the river when the spring thaw causes an ice-break flood.

Starring: Kenneth Harlan, Viola Dana, Frank Hagney, Fred Kohler, DeWitt Jennings, Kitty Barlow, James Gordon ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1926-10-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The Cheerful Fraud
9.

The Cheerful Fraud

1.4
3.9/10 IMDB

A young man fakes his identity to impress a girl.

Starring: Reginald Denny, Gertrude Olmstead, Otis Harlan, Emily Fitzroy, Charles K. Gerrard, Gertrude Astor, Luis Alberni, Wilson Benge ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1926-12-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The House Without a Key
10.

The House Without a Key

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty years. Minerva, sister to the estranged brothers, comes from Boston to try to reconcile the two men. John Quincy Winterslip, Dan's nephew, receives a letter instructing him to retrieve a box from an attic in San Francisco and dump the contents into the ocean. He is on board a ship bound for Hawaii in which other passengers are also after the box. Dan Winterslip is murdered. Charlie Chan, a Chinese detective, offers to help solve the killing and the mysteries surround the box. Chan is looking for the person whose wristwatch is missing the number 'three.'

Starring: Allene Ray, Walter Miller, E.H. Calvert, Betty Caldwell, Natalie Warfield, Jack Pratt, William Bailey, Frank Lackteen, George Kuwa, Harry Semels ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1926-11-21

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