Best Adventure Movies of 1929


The Iron Mask

7.0/10 IMDB

King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D'Artagnan, off to a convent. D'Artagnan hears of this and rallies the Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu out-smarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis, Rolfe Sedan, William Bakewell, Nigel De Brulier, Lon Poff, Charles Stevens ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1929-02-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Desert Nights

Desert Nights

6.7/10 IMDB

A con man with his beautiful accomplice and a hostage steals a half million dollars worth of diamonds but finds they're all lost in the desert without water.

Starring: John Gilbert, Ernest Torrence, Mary Nolan, Claude King ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1929-03-09
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo

6.9/10 IMDB

This epic adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo was directed by Henri Fescourt, and stars Jean Angelo, Lil Dagover, Pierre Batcheff, the beautiful Marie Glory, and Bernhard Goetzke as the Abbé Faria.

Starring: Jean Angelo, Lil Dagover, Gaston Modot, Jean Toulout, Marie Glory, Michèle Verly, Pierre Batcheff, Tamara Stezenko, François Rozet, Germaine Kerjean ..
Directed by: Henri Fescourt
Release date: 1929-04-30
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Flying Fleet

The Flying Fleet

6.5/10 IMDB

Six friends, all hoping to become aviators, are to graduate the next day from the United States Naval Academy. When the officer of the day becomes sick, Tommy Winslow has to take his place, while the others go out and celebrate.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Ralph Graves, Anita Page, Alfred Allen, Wade Boteler, Bud Geary, Sumner Getchell, Gardner James, Roscoe Karns, Claire McDowell ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1929-01-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Redskin


6.8/10 IMDB

Wing Foot (Richard Dix), is a Navaho educated in an otherwise all-white school. In the course of the story he experiences prejudice from both the whites (because of his race) and the Navahos (who disown him because of his upbringing). Thus, Wing Foot is looked upon as neither Indian nor white, but simply a "redskin."

Starring: Richard Dix, Julie Carter, Tully Marshall, George Regas, Noble Johnson, Jane Novak, Larry Steers, Augustina López, Bernard Siegel ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1929-09-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Black Watch

The Black Watch

5.6/10 IMDB

Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, David Torrence, David Rollins, Cyril Chadwick, Lumsden Hare, Roy D'Arcy, David Percy, Mitchell Lewis, Claude King ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1929-05-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Flight


6.0/10 IMDB

Two Marine pilots in love with the same girl are assigned a mission to find a notorious bandit in Nicaragua. This early talkie from director Frank Capra, released in 1929, stars Jack Holt, Ralph Graves and Lila Lee.

Starring: Jack Holt, Lila Lee, Ralph Graves, Joe Bordeaux, Walter Brennan, Eddy Chandler, Jimmy De La Cruze, Edgar Dearing, Harold Goodwin, George Irving ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1929-09-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island

6.1/10 IMDB

On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his daughter Sonia and her fiance, engineer Nicolai Roget have designed a submarine which Roget pilots on its initial voyage just before the island is overrun by Baron Falon, despotic ruler of Hetvia. Falon sets out after Roget in a second submarine and the two craft, diving to the ocean's floor, discover a strange land populated by dragons, giant squid and an eerie undiscovered humanoid race.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsden, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love, Montagu Love, Snitz Edwards, Gibson Gowland, Dolores Brinkman, Karl Dane, Pauline Starke ..
Directed by: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1929-10-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers

7.0/10 IMDB

An Englishman (Richard Arlen) fights in the Sudan after receiving white feathers of cowardice from his fiancee (Fay Wray) and friends.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Clive Brook, William Powell, Theodore von Eltz, Noah Beery, Zack Williams, Noble Johnson, Harold Hightower, Philippe De Lacy ..
Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1929-06-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Tarzan the Tiger

Tarzan the Tiger

5.4/10 IMDB

After Tarzan's estate is destroyed by Arabs Jane is sold into slavery by a man posing as a friendly scientist. Tarzan develops amnesia after a blow to the head. When he recovers his memory (from a later blow) he defeats the villain, recovers the fabulous jewels of Opar, and rescues Jane.

Starring: Frank Merrill, Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson, Lillian Worth, Sheldon Lewis, Paul Panzer, Clive Morgan, Charles Gemora, Frank Lanning ..
Directed by: Henry MacRae
Release date: 1929-12-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Lost Zeppelin

The Lost Zeppelin

5.4/10 IMDB

Explorers to the South Pole in an airship Zeppelin crash in the frozen Antarctic and must struggle for survival in the land of eternal snow and ice.

Starring: Conway Tearle, Virginia Valli, Ricardo Cortez, Duke Martin, Kathryn McGuire, Winter Hall ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1929-12-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Frozen River

Frozen River

6.9/10 IMDB

Canine star Rin Tin Tin makes his all-talking (all-barking?) debut in Warner Bros.' Frozen River. In characteristic fashion, Rinty braves the elements to rescue heroine Jane from the villains, a gang of cutthroats and thieves.

Starring: Rin-Tin-Tin, Davey Lee, Raymond McKee, Nina Quartero, Josef Swickard, Frank Campeau, Lew Harvey, Duane Thompson ..
Directed by: F. Harmon Weight
Release date: 1929-04-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Sky Hawk

The Sky Hawk

7.1/10 IMDB

Jack Bardell, a British aviator in World War I, a dashing hero to all who know him, is discharged following an airplane crash that occurred under suspicious circumstances. Invalided to private life, to the shame of his father, Lord Bardell, he gets his chance for redemption during a German Zepplin attack over London. He puts on a good show.

Starring: Helen Chandler, John Garrick, Gilbert Emery, Lennox Pawle, Lumsden Hare, Billy Bevan, Daphne Pollard, Joyce Compton, Percy Challenger ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1929-01-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Hurricane


6.8/10 IMDB

Captain Black and his motley crew of pirates are shipwrecked on a South Sea island, where they hold several shanghaied sailors captive. Black observes the ship commanded by Hurricane Martin approaching and conspires to get his men aboard the vessel and seize the cargo.

Starring: Hobart Bosworth, Johnny Mack Brown, Leila Hyams, Alan Roscoe, Tom O'Brien, Leila McIntyre, Joe Bordeaux, Eddy Chandler, Wheeler Oakman ..
Directed by: Ralph Ince
Release date: 1929-09-30
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Rescue

The Rescue

7.1/10 IMDB

The English adventurer Tom Lingard gets involved with islanders on a South Seas island, and he also gets involved with Lady Edith and Mr. Travers, a sailing English couple. Tom has an unexpected love affair with Edith and while they are having this affair, Lady Edith husband's boat is destroyed and he is killed.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Lili Damita, Alfred Hickman, Theodore von Eltz, John Davidson, Philip Strange, Bernard Siegel, Winter Blossom ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1929-01-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Smoke Bellew

Smoke Bellew

7.1/10 IMDB

A tale of the great Alaska gold rush in which a man falsely accused of murder tracks down the guilty man.

Starring: Conway Tearle, Barbara Bedford, Mark Hamilton, Alphonse Ethier, William Scott, Alaska Jack, J.P. Lockney ..
Directed by: Scott R. Dunlap
Release date: 1929-01-25

The Vagabond Cub

6.7/10 IMDB

Red saves his prospector sidekick Hank Robbins from the hangman.

Starring: Buzz Barton, Frank Rice, Sam Nelson, Al Ferguson, Bill Patton, Milburn Morante, Ione Holmes ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1929-02-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Two Sisters

Two Sisters

6.2/10 IMDB

Twin sisters, one good and honest and sweet, and the other given to totin' pistols and pulling robberies, keep confusing a detective about which one he his chasing for what, since he has different reasons for chasing both.

Starring: Viola Dana, Rex Lease, Claire Du Brey, Thomas G. Lingham, Irving Bacon, Thomas A. Curran, Boris Karloff, Adeline Ashbury ..
Directed by: Scott Pembroke
Release date: 1929-03-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : His First Command

His First Command

5.6/10 IMDB

A playboy is in love with a woman and enters the army thinking it will improve his chances with her.

Starring: William Boyd, Dorothy Sebastian, Gavin Gordon, Helen Parrish, Alphonse Ethier, Howard Hickman, Paul Hurst, Jules Cowles, Rose Tapley, Mabel Van Buren ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1929-12-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Hot for Paris

Hot for Paris

4.4/10 IMDB

A romantic adventure musical film directed by Raoul Walsh....The film is believed to be lost.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Fifi D'Orsay, El Brendel, Polly Moran, Lennox Pawle, Yola d'Avril, George Fawcett, August Tollaire, Anita Murray ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1929-12-22

Behind Closed Doors

5.1/10 IMDB

Behind the doors of a foreign government's embassy in Washington D. C., a group of royal loyalists is attempting to raise funds to aid a counter-revolution and restore the deposed emperor in a new republic. They are led by an unknown leader called 'The Eagle."

Starring: Virginia Valli, Gaston Glass, Otto Matieson, Andrés de Segurola, Fanny Midgley, Torben Meyer, Broderick O'Farrell ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1929-02-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Dark Streets

Dark Streets

5.3/10 IMDB

Pat and Danny McGlone are identical twin brothers, rivals and competitors in everything they do, and Pat grows up and becomes a policeman while Danny turns to a life of crime. They now find themselves on the opposite sides of the law, and both are in love with a pretty Irish girl from their neighborhood, Kate Dean. Before long one has to prove that blood is thicker than water.

Starring: Jack Mulhall, Lila Lee, Aggie Herring, Earl Pingree, Will Walling, E.H. Calvert, Maurice Black, Lucien Littlefield, Pat Harmon, Pat Harmon ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1929-08-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Laughing at Death

Laughing at Death

5.3/10 IMDB

One of the doubles is the prince of the mythical country of Libania, while the other is a down-to-earth college student, working his way through school as a ship's stoker. Inevitably, the stoker poses as the prince to save the latter from political assassins

Starring: Bob Steele, Natalie Joyce, Captain Vic, Kai Schmidt, Ethan Laidlaw, Armand Triller, Hector V. Sarno, Golden Wadhams ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1929-06-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Stark Mad

Stark Mad

2.5/10 IMDB

An expedition sets out through the jungle to find a missing explorer, but stumbles upon an ancient Mayan temple that houses a giant ape.

Starring: H.B. Warner, Louise Fazenda, Jacqueline Logan, Henry B. Walthall, Claude Gillingwater, John Miljan, George Beranger, Warner Richmond, Floyd Shackelford, Lionel Belmore ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1929-02-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Flying Marine

The Flying Marine

2.6/10 IMDB

Released in both a silent and a sound version: Mitch Moran, a veteran WWI pilot and now a commercial pilot, takes his young irresponsible brother, Steve, under his guidance. Steve heeds little of what Mitch is selling but does find time to steal Mitch's sweetheart Sally.

Starring: Ben Lyon, Shirley Mason, Jason Robards Sr., Halie Sullivan ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1929-06-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Fatal Warning

The Fatal Warning

3.3/10 IMDB

When a bank executive disappears, he is accused of stealing a fortune from the bank. But his daughter and her criminologist friend set out to find her father and clear his name.

Starring: Helene Costello, Ralph Graves, George Periolat, Phillips Smalley, Boris Karloff, Lloyd Whitlock, Syd Crossley, Thomas G. Lingham, Symona Boniface, Martha Mattox ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1929-02-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The King of the Kongo

The King of the Kongo

5.8/10 IMDB

A Secret Service agent seeks his missing brother in Africa, and finds his mission complicated by ivory thieves, a girl with a mysterious past, and a troublesome gorilla.

Starring: Jacqueline Logan, Walter Miller, Richard Tucker, Boris Karloff, Larry Steers, Harry Todd, Richard Neill, Lafe McKee, J.P. Lockney, William P. Burt ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1929-08-29

The Phantom of the North

0.0/10 IMDB

In the great white north, a trapper searchers for the thief who has been stealing his furs while a local trader seeks to take advantage of the situation.

Starring: Edith Roberts, Donald Keith, Kathleen Key, Boris Karloff, Joe Bonomo, Josef Swickard ..
Directed by: Harry S. Webb
Release date: 1929-05-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Captain Lash

Captain Lash

0.0/10 IMDB

Lash is the head coal stoker on a steam ship whose shipmates have nicknamed "Captain". Lash somehow grabs the attention of society dame passenger Cora Nevins. Nevins is actually a jewel thief who's lifted diamonds from wealthy passenger Arthur Condrax. She needs Lash to aid in sneaking the "ice" ashore at Singapore. Cocky is Lash's concertina-playing buddy and uses it to signal Lash.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Claire Windsor, Jane Winton, Clyde Cook, Arthur Stone, Albert Conti, Jean Laverty, Frank Hagney, Boris Charsky ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1929-01-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : Bring 'Em Back Nude

Bring 'Em Back Nude

0.0/10 IMDB

A young woman crashes in her brother's apartment while he's away on African safari. She daydreams that she's with him as his wife and they are menaced by a tribe that worships two white goddesses.

Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Isle of Lost Ships

The Isle of Lost Ships

0.0/10 IMDB

The Isle of Lost Ships is a 1929 talking film released in an alternative silent version with a Vitaphone track of effects and music. It was produced by Richard A. Rowland and distributed by Warner Bros..

Starring: Jason Robards Sr., Virginia Valli, Clarissa Selwynne, Noah Beery, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Harry Cording, Margaret Fielding, Kathrin Clare Ward, Robert Homans, Jack Ackroyd ..
Directed by: Irvin Willat
Release date: 1929-10-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Million Dollar Collar

The Million Dollar Collar

6.6/10 IMDB

Bill Holmes rescues Rinty from a car wreck not realizing that there is a stolen $50,000 diamond necklace hidden in the dog's collar.

Starring: Rin-Tin-Tin, Matty Kemp, Evelyn Pierce, Philo McCullough, Tom Dugan, Allan Cavan, Grover Ligon ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1929-02-09

Come and Get It!

0.0/10 IMDB

When Breezy's father is accused of murdering his neighbor, the former Navy boxing champ takes to the street to clear his name.

Starring: Bob Steele, James Quinn, Betty Welsh, Jay Morley, James B. Leong, Harry O'Connor, Marin Sais, William Welsh ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1929-02-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1929 : The Little Swiss Woodcarver

The Little Swiss Woodcarver

0.0/10 IMDB

A Swiss boy tries to deliver a carved wooden dog. A short exploration of Switzerland ensues. Missing some footage at the head. Harvard Film Archive #21029, reformatted from 16mm silent print.

Directed by: Madeline Brandeis
Release date: 1929-01-01

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