Best Drama Movies of 1926

1.

The General

5.9
8.1/10 IMDB

During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'—with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

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: 1926-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1926 : Flesh and the Devil
2.

Flesh and the Devil

4.1
7.6/10 IMDB

As lifelong best friends Leo and Ulrich return home following completion of their military training, Leo sees stunning Felicitas at the railway station and, mesmerized by her beauty, is smitten. A scandal follows, for which Leo is sent away. Returning home three years later, he discovers that much has changed.

Starring: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent, George Fawcett, Eugenie Besserer, Marc McDermott, Marcelle Corday, Philippe De Lacy, Polly Moran ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1926-12-25
3.

Sparrows

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Molly, the eldest child of a group of orphans being used as slaves on a farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Charlotte Mineau, Spec O'Donnell, Lloyd Whitlock, Billy Butts, Monty O'Grady, Jack Lavine ..
Directed by: William Beaudine, Tom McNamara
Release date: 1926-09-19
Best Drama Movies of 1926 : Bardelys the Magnificent
4.

Bardelys the Magnificent

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Starring: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore, Emily Fitzroy, John Wayne, Joan Crawford, Arthur Lubin, Theodore von Eltz, Karl Dane ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1926-09-30
Best Drama Movies of 1926 : The Return of Grey Wolf
5.

The Return of Grey Wolf

3.8
7.8/10 IMDB

Grey Wolf, a German Shepherd Dog, leads the human hero to victory in this silent western.

Starring: James Pierce, Helen Lynch, Walter Shumway, Edward Coxen, Lionel Belmore, Whitehorse ..
Directed by: Jack Rollens
Release date: 1926-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1926 : La Bohème
6.

La Bohème

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

It is 1830 in Paris and the rent is due, but the money is not there. An article here, a painting there and a monkey with a cup gives them enough money for the rent, but not for food. Fortunately, Musette from downstairs has enough food for everyone including Mimi - the poor little waif from next door who Rodolphe has met. But Count Paul also has his lusting eye on Mimi and uses her embroidery to get close to her. Rodolphe and Mimi fall in love and Mimi works endlessly to support Rodolphe who is writing his play with a new found passion. He does not know that he has been discharged from writing for 'Dog and Cat Fanciers'. Mimi wants to get his play produced and Count Paul offers to help, but there is a terrible fight when Rodolphe thinks that Mimi is faithless to him with Count Paul. After the fight, he seeks out a doctor as she is sick, but she has left when Rodolphe returns and will stay away until his play is finished.

Starring: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Roy D'Arcy, Edward Everett Horton, Karl Dane, Gino Corrado, George Hassell, Mathilde Comont, Eugene Pouyet ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1926-03-13
Best Drama Movies of 1926 : The Black Pirate
7.

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
8.

Battling Butler

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Meek millionaire Alfred Butler goes on a camping excursion with his faithful servant. Once in the wilderness, Alfred ignores outdoor activities in favor of trying to woo a charming mountain girl, who wants nothing to do with her spoiled suitor. Trying to impress the girl, Alfred masquerades as boxing star "Battling" Butler.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil, Walter James, Budd Fine, Francis McDonald, Mary O'Brien, Tom Wilson, Eddie Borden, Snitz Edwards ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton
Release date: 1926-09-19
9.

Tell It to the Marines

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

U.S. Marine Sergeant O'Hara has his hands full training raw recruits, one of whom, 'Skeets' Burns, is a particular thorn in his side. If Burns's lackadaisical approach to the military were not bad enough, he also makes advances on nurse Nora Dale, whom Sergeant O'Hara secretly loves. Nora is oblivious to O'Hara's feelings and is attracted to the handsome 'Skeet.' But an indiscretion turns her against him, and it takes an expedition to China and a battle with a warlord's bandit brigade to sort things out among the nurse and her two Marines.

Starring: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon, Carmel Myers, Warner Oland, Mitchell Lewis, Frank Currier, Maurice E. Kains, Lori Bara ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1926-12-23
Best Drama Movies of 1926 : Young April
10.

Young April

3.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Young orphan Victoria Sax becomes a grand duchess and is summoned to a remote kingdom.

Starring: Bessie Love, Joseph Schildkraut, Rudolph Schildkraut, Bryant Washburn, Clarence Geldart ..
Directed by: Donald Crisp
Release date: 1926-10-11

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