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1920s Action Movies

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The Hope Diamond Mystery(1921)

The true story of Lord Francis Hope who inherits the Hope Diamond and marries showgirl May Yohe. Lord Francis Hope gambles away the family fortune and May Yohe leaves him. Another suspected curse of owning the Hope Diamond.

Directed by Stuart Paton - With Grace Darmond

The Eleventh Hour(1923)

An evil prince plans to use a super-explosive to take over the world.

Directed by Bernard Durning

The Road to Romance(1927)

The beautiful Serafina is captured by Balthasar's pirates on an island near Cuba, but the redoubtable José Armando arrives from Spain to effect her rescue.

Roaring Rails(1924)

3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

A railroad engineer adopts a French orphan while he's fighting in the army in World War I, and takes him back to the US when the war ends. Later the boy needs an eye operation that the engineer can't afford, so he takes the rap for a murder he didn't commit in order to get his son the operation.

Directed by Tom Forman - With Harry Carey

Crossed Signals(1926)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A federal agent is sent to a small town to bust up a counterfeiting ring, which is apparently headquartered in the local railway station. The counterfeiters have framed the station's manager for the crime, and she must work with the agent to clear her name and get the goods on the real counterfeiters.

Directed by J. P. McGowan

Blake of Scotland Yard(1927)

Prequel to The Ace of Scotland Yard. This serial is presumed lost.

North of Hudson Bay(1923)

40min | Action, Western
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

On a steamboat heading North, where his brother has struck gold, Mike Dane falls in love with Estelle MacDonald. When he arrives at the Canadian trading post, Dane learns that his brother has been murdered and his partner sentenced to death as the killer.

Laughing at Danger(1924)

A young fellow, down in the dumps after a belle breaks his heart, believes his father is setting up staged escapades and dangers in an attempt to get him out of his rut. His father isn't, and the dangers-- a cadre of hoods, car chases, a death ray-- are real!

Directed by James W. Horne

The Runaway Express(1926)

Joe Foley, charged to deliver a trainload of cattle to his employer, is forced to commandeer the engine when his engineer refuses to continue until he has observed union rest rules.

Directed by Edward Sedgwick

The Dragon's Net(1920)

58min | Action, Drama

A set of eight golden lotus leaves holds the secret for eternal life. A young girl is tricked out of the one she holds, and enlists the aid of an adventurer is tracking down the entire set. Based on "The Petals of Lao-Tze".

Directed by Henry MacRae - With Marie Walcamp

Sky High Saunders(1927)

Sky High Saunders is a 1927 American silent action film directed by Bruce M. Mitchell. The film stars Al Wilson, Elsie Tarron and Frank Rice. Sky High Saunders was one of a series of films that showcased the exploits of the stunt pilots in Hollywood.

Directed by Bruce M. Mitchell

Rapid Fire Romance(1926)

Cinematheque Royale de Belgique holds a complete version of the film.

Directed by Harry Joe Brown
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Dead Man's Curve(1928)

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His Last Race(1923)

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Directed by B. Reeves Eason

Za-la-mort(1924)

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Frenzied Flames(1926)

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Directed by Stuart Paton

Flying High(1926)

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Directed by Charles Hutchison

In Fast Company(1924)

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Directed by James W. Horne

Racing Romance(1926)

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Directed by Harry Joe Brown

The Air Mail Pilot(1928)

The Library of Congress holds copy.

The Flying Marine(1929)

1h 5min | Action

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.

Directed by Albert S. Rogell

Racing for Life(1924)

50min

Directed by Henry MacRae. With Eva Novak, William Fairbanks, Philo McCullough, Wilfred Lucas.

Directed by Henry MacRae

The Fighting Edge(1926)

55min

Juan de Dios O'Rourke, an American Secret Service, of Spanish-Irish descent, leads the cattle ranchers and border patrol in a fight to suppress a gang of cattle rustlers, who have been driving large herds north-to-south from Texas into Mexico, and smuggling illegal, no-passport Chinese aliens south-to-north from Mexico into Texas, operating from a rambling mansion on the Texas side of the border, aided by his sweetheart, a rancher's daughter, Phoebe Joyce.

Directed by Henry Lehrman

The Thrill Chaser(1923)

In this partially lost silent film, a man working as a motion picture extra in Hollywood westerns impresses a visiting sheikh with his boxing skills and is engaged to go to Arabia, where he becomes involved in warring and falls in love with a beautiful princess.

Directed by Edward Sedgwick - With Hoot Gibson

The Roughneck(1924)

Beautiful Felicity Arden, is forced by a storm to take refuge in Mad Marrat's dwelling on the South Sea Isle.

Let's Go(1923)

1h 6min | Drama, Action

The no-good son of a company owner is sent to investigate a problematic business deal.

Directed by William K. Howard

The Mighty(1929)

1h 12min | Action, Drama

In this melodrama set during WW I, a gangster joins the army and is promoted to major. He then returns from war torn Europe to tell a family that their beloved son had died in his arms during a battle. The major then falls in love with the late soldier's sister and decides to accept a position in town as the new police commissioner.

Directed by John Cromwell - With George Bancroft

The Adventures of Daredevil Jack(1920)

20min

Heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey stars in this 15 chapter action serial, of which portions of reels 1, 2, and 4 survive. In the serial he plays the star fullback of his college's football team who gets drawn into an adventure when he stops to rescue a young woman from some thugs on a country road. It includes a gag featuring an exploding football. The rest of the cast includes Lon Chaney, Edgar Kennedy, Bull Montana, Josie Sedgwick and Herschel Mayall.

The Dixie Flyer(1927)

The railroad is building a new line, but the workers are unhappy. That's because one of the board members, hoping to oust the man in charge of the project (Rapley), has a saboteur on site. Rapley's daughter, Rose, sneaks out to the project to become their telegraph operator and, with the help of the supervisor, "Sunrise" Smith, eventually discovers the plot and helps catch the bad guys amid several thrilling train chases.

Directed by Charles Hunt

The Law's Lash(1928)

1h 1min

Klondike the dog works with the Northwest Mounted Police to track down smugglers.

Directed by Noel M. Smith
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