Actionfilme der 1930er Jahre

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Es wurden 81 Filme für diese Auswahl gefunden (Seite 1/3):

She Loved a Fireman(1937)

58 Min. | Drama, Action
3,0/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

A young man with a checkered past struggles to make good as a fireman.

The Mystery Man(1935)

2,9/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Hard-boiled newspaper reporter Larry Doyle (Robert Armstrong) goes a bit too far in celebrating a work bonus and wakes up on a train bound for St. Louis with only a buck on his person. To remedy the problem, Doyle pawns the revolver he's carrying. When the gun is subsequently used in a murder, Doyle's problems only multiply. In the meantime, he's also fallen in love with a comely stranger (Maxine Doyle) he convinced to impersonate his wife.

Gefährliche Fracht(1936)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Action, Komödie, Krimi, Mystery

Bonnie Brewster (Claire Trevor) and "Packy" Campbell (Brian Donlevy), rival reporters on competing newspapers, team up to put an end to a smuggling gang that brings illegal aliens to the United States, and then makes further victims of them by extortion payments. They go to Vancouver, Canada and board a ship carrying aliens. But the gang recognizes them as reporters and gang-henchmen Tony Scula (Ralf Harolde) and Ira Conklin (Harry Woods, posing as government officials take them off the ship. But Campbell recognizes Scula as the gunman who killed Carmen Zoro (Rita Hayworth).


1 Std. 6 Min. | Action, Drama
3,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

The night before his grandson, Tommy Grayson, a mechanic at the Midland Aircraft Corporation, is to marry Gail, a former showgirl, Major Matt Grayson, a war veteran and watchman at the plant, catches two men breaking into the machine shop. The men run, but the major shoots one of them.....

Regie: Harold Young - Schauspieler: Arleen Whelan

The Seas Beneath(1931)

1 Std. 30 Min. | Action, Drama, Krieg
3,2/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.

Forged Passport(1939)

1 Std. 3 Min. | Krimi, Action, Komödie

Dan Frazier is a U. S. Border Patrolman on the California-Mexico border whose hot temper and ready-fists keep him in trouble, both of which indirectly lead to the death of a fellow trooper. He resigns from the force in order to find out who was responsible. He believes it was a gang of smugglers, engaged in smuggling illegal aliens into the United States from Mexico, and in order to get inside the gang he fakes smuggling activities.

Regie: John H. Auer - Schauspieler: Paul Kelly

Born to Be Wild(1938)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Action, Drama

Truck drivers Steve Hackett and Bill Purvis are fired from their jobs with the West Coast Trucking company for not using second-gear going down steep grades. Davis, the company vice-president, surprisingly asks them to carry a load of merchandise to Arrowhead and offers a $1000 bonus. He tells them it is a load of lettuce. Several miles out of Los Angelese, they are stopped by a mob of lettuce-farm workers on strike. When the first crate is tossed off the truck, it explodes and the two pals learn their merchandise is a cargo of dynamite. The workers let them proceed and they crash into a car driven by Mary Stevens, whom they had met at a restaurant. She and her dog, "Butch" (played by a Credited dog named Stooge), join them and they deliver their cargo, and learn unscrupulous real-estate operators have jammed the locks on the dam in order to ruin the ranchers and farmers and take over their property.

Regie: Joseph Kane - Schauspieler: Ralph Byrd

Mister Dynamite(1935)

1 Std. 7 Min. | Krimi

A gambler hires a detective to investigate when a murder is committed in his casino.

Regie: Alan Crosland - Schauspieler: Edmund Lowe

Rose of the Rancho(1936)

1 Std. 25 Min. | Musik, Romantik / Liebe, Western

It is California in 1852 that only recently being surrendered by Mexico to the United States and admitted into the union. Most of the land-owners of California were the descendants of the Dons who had colonized it a hundred years before and whose title deeds bore the signature and seal of a long-dead Spanish king. But, by a loop-hole in the law, the title-deeds of the Dons could not be recognized, and this opened the door of organized gangs of land-grabbers, such as the one led by Joe Kincaid, to operate with a prime excuse for legitimate plunder and robbery. In most cases the law was unable to cope with the situation. Then Rosita Castro, the daughter of Don Pasqual Castro, masked and disguised as a man, organized a band of vigilantes to fight against the tyranny of the outlaws, aided by an undercover federal agent, Jim Kearney.

Regie: Marion Gering - Schauspieler: John Boles

Oklahoma Terror(1939)

57 Min. | Western
3,0/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Cartwright's racket is to sell a ranch and then have Mason and his men drive the ranchers away so he can resell it. If they want their money back he gives it to them and then has them killed. Jack arrives and learns that Mason and his men are the culprits but that they have a boss. He suspects Cartwright and sets trap to expose him.


2,5/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

A pseudo-documentary, “Samarang” tells the story of lowly Ahmang (Captain A.V. Cockle) and his socially superior love, Sai-Yu (Theresa Seth). Both live in the village of Samarang in the Indian Ocean. Because Sai-Yu is the daughter of a chief and Ahmang is but a poor fisherman, he needs to increase his wealth before asking for her hand. Thus he accepts the perilous offer of the wily Chang-Fu, who seeks pearl divers. Ahmang must brave the treacherous waters of the Forbidden Lagoon of Sakai, home to bloodthirsty cannibals, killer sharks, and a monstrous grasping octopus. Sai-Yu and Ahmang’s younger brother Ko-Hai come along for kicks, too. Ahmang finds his pearl, but he and Sai-Yu are stranded on the island, where they befriend a local orangutan. When they return to the boat, a shark kills Ko-Hai, and Ahmang must get revenge.

Under Cover of Night(1937)

1 Std. 10 Min. | Mystery, Action, Komödie
2,9/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

A detective (Edmund Lowe) trails a professor (Henry Daniell) who stole credit for his wife's research, then killed her.

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The Escape(1939)

1 Std. 3 Min. | Krimi, Drama
2,8/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

An embittered Louie Peronni (Edward Norris) returns from prison to find that his sister, Juli Peronni (Amanda Duff), is engaged to policeman Eddie Farrell (Kane Richmond), and also finds that his secret wife Annie Qualen (June Gale) has placed their baby girl in a foundling home. With his old gang again, Louie plans a robbery of a fur warehouse. Louie shoots down the night watchman and is trailed home where his father Guiseppe Peronni (Henry Armetta) persuades him not to fight it out with the police. Determined to let Louie take the full rap, the gang kidnaps the district attorney's daughter. Annie informs Louie that the kidnapped child is really their own and was adopted from the foundling home.

Homicide Bureau(1939)

58 Min. | Drama, Action, Krimi

After being criticized by the Citizens' League for his inability to cope with a crime wave, Police Captain Haines orders his men in the Homicide Bureau to clean up all their cases, but without violating the constitutional rights of any suspect. Detective Jim Logan is ordered to meet the incoming new-head of the Police Department lab and internal affairs, J.G. Bliss, and takes an instant dislike to her over her attitude toward criminal's rights.

Regie: Charles C. Coleman - Schauspieler: Bruce Cabot, Rita Hayworth, Marc Lawrence, Moroni Olsen, Eddie Fetherston, Gene Morgan, ...

Alpine Antics(1936)

3,0/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

Prologue: various animals enjoy winter sports. Beans sees a notice of a ski race, and decides to enter. But so does a bad guy (who looks more than a little like Disney's Pete). The bad guy sabotages the other contestants in various ways, takes short cuts, etc. But Beans manages to tie up the bad guy in his own trip line. A duck riding a dachshund knocks the bad guy out for a while; he and Beans trade places a few more times before Beans wins the race, just barely.

Regie: Jack King

Cruz Diablo(1934)

1 Std. 23 Min. | Action, Abenteuer, Drama
2,7/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

16th-century swashbuckler; evil nobleman usurps another man's title and properties and forces his daughter to marry a political ally. But Cruz Diablo will have revenge!

Happy Landing(1934)

1 Std. 3 Min. | Drama, Action

An action-filled film with outlaws-of-the-clouds at war with the men of the U. S. Flying Service. A young pilot, Nick Ferris, fights to track down a dangerous gang of smugglers and clear his name of an undeserved stigma.

White Fang(1936)

1 Std. 10 Min. | Abenteuer, Action, Drama
3,0/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

A woman and her weakling brother inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide is accused of murder.

Regie: David Butler - Schauspieler: Michael Whalen

State Police(1938)

1 Std. 1 Min. | Action, Krimi, Drama, Romantik / Liebe

The state police try to break up racketeering in a coal mining town.

Arson Racket Squad(1938)

1 Std. 5 Min. | Abenteuer, Action

New York City fireman Bill O'Connell is assigned to the Arson Sqaud with the job of apprehending the for-profit gang of arsonists who are spreading terror and loss of property, including human life.

Regie: Joseph Kane - Schauspieler: Robert Livingston

The Swordswoman of Huangjiang(1930)

1 Std. 20 Min. | Action, Abenteuer

The Swordswoman of Huangjiang was a popular book that started with the decision to get revenge on her father's death. She left her birth town to travel through the country, fighting for justice. The story's been adapted by Chen Kengran into a thirteen part film series of which this is the only remaining episode.

Schauspieler: Chin Tsi-ang, Xu Qin-fang

Jirokichi the Rat(1931)

1 Std. 1 Min. | Drama, Action
3,1/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

An innovative retelling of a popular story about a Japanese thief.

Regie: Daisuke Itō - Schauspieler: Denjirō Ōkōchi

The Marines Are Coming(1934)

1 Std. 14 Min. | Krieg, Action
2,5/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Expelled from his lieutenancy in the Marine Corps, Bill Traylor reenlists as a private. His unit is sent to a Latin American country where a rebel leader called The Torch promotes insurrection. There Traylor encounters again Captain Benton, the man responsible for his disgrace and his rival for the love of a girl.

The Silver Streak(1934)

1 Std. 25 Min. | Drama, Action
3,6/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

A high-speed train becomes the star of the film as it rushes from Chicago to Hoover Dam to transport an iron lung to a needy patient.


John Meadham, in charge of a West Africa trading post, wire the home office in London that he is tired and worn out, and they need to send a replacement to take over. The company sends a stiff upper-lipper, Charles Summers, accompanied by his wife, Margaret. An antagonism develops between the two men from the moment Summers arrives.

Fury Below(1936)

58 Min. | Action, Krimi, Drama
0,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Jim Cole, heir to a mining operation, takes over the mine, which is suffering from unexplained low production, and is facing a strike by the miners. Jim will soon loose the mine if production doesn't increase and the sabotage continues. Mary Norsen, office-secretary, accidentally learns of a plot by Fred Johnson to wreck the mine and force Cole to sell his coal-mine. She and her brother, Joe, join Cole in his fight to stop Johnson.

Sea Devils(1937)

1 Std. 28 Min. | Action
2,0/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

Doris lives with her rough Coast Guardsman father. He has plans for her to marry an up and coming officer, but there is competition when a new, brash, Guardsman enters the picture. Dad hates the new guy, mostly because he is like himself.

Forbidden Valley(1938)

1 Std. 8 Min. | Western

In this youth-oriented western, a young man's father is wrongfully accused of murder. Unfortunately, his pa can't prove it and so flees into the rugged mountains. He brings his boy with him. In those lonely hills lives a sad, but wealthy young woman. Love blossoms between the son and the girl as the son struggles to clear his father's name and bring the real villains to justice.

West Bound Limited(1937)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Abenteuer, Action

Talbot works as a dispatcher at a small rural railway station. One rainy night, shortly after a company payroll has arrived at the station, a masked criminal arrives to steal it. Talbot intercepts the villain's plan and a struggle ensues. He manages to fight off the masked man and save the payroll. But during the fight he is away from his station and misses a call to change the tracks for an oncoming train. This causes a terrible train crash resulting in many lost lives.

Regie: Ford Beebe

Emergency Call(1933)

1 Std. 10 Min. | Drama
3,0/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

A surgeon and an ambulance driver fight racketeers who take over their hospital.

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