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Good Early Action/Adventure Movies 1923
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Movie: Shanghai Express ( 1932 )
A loose woman rediscovers a former lover during a dangerous train ride to Shanghai.
Movie: Flight to Fury ( 1964 )
Stolen diamonds spark a deadly drama involving a group of strangers in the Philippine jungle.
Movie: Shark ( 1969 )
A gunrunner loses his cargo near a small coastal Sudanese town so he's stuck there. When a woman hires him to raid a sunken ship in the shark-infested waters, he sees a chance to compensate for his losses. He's not the only one.
Movie: High Sierra ( 1941 )
After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.
Movie: Ride the Pink Horse ( 1948 )
WW2 veteran Lucky Gagin arrives in a New Mexico border-town intent on revenging against mobster Frank Hugo but FBI agent Bill Retz, who also wants Hugo, tries to keep Gagin out of trouble.
Movie: Gun Crazy ( 1950 )
A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.
Movie: Dr. No ( 1962 )
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Movie: From Russia with Love ( 1963 )
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination plot involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
Movie: City Streets ( 1931 )
Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison.
Movie: Call of the Wild ( 1935 )
During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman.
Movie: China Seas ( 1935 )
When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.
Movie: Only Angels Have Wings ( 1939 )
At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract.
Movie: Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake ( 1942 )
Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.
Movie: Frenchman's Creek ( 1944 )
An English lady falls madly in love with a French Pirate.
Movie: The Loves of Carmen ( 1948 )
A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to betray his honor and get cashiered from the service, and for her sake he soon turns to a life of crime.
Movie: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang ( 1932 )
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
Movie: Christopher Strong ( 1933 )
A famous female flier and a member of Parliament drift into a potentially disastrous affair.
Movie: Night Flight ( 1933 )
Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.
Movie: Escape by Night ( 1937 )
Runyonesque crooks on the lam hide out on blind man's pastoral farm and decide to go straight.
Movie: The Hurricane ( 1938 )
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
Movie: Jamaica Inn ( 1939 )
In Cornwall, 1819, a young woman discovers she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.
Movie: Reap the Wild Wind ( 1942 )
Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.
Movie: Foxfire ( 1955 )
In Arizona, during the 1950s, privileged white girl Amanda Lawrence marries half-Apache mining engineer Jonathan Dartland who dreams of finding gold in an old abandoned Apache mine.
Movie: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre ( 1948 )
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Movie: Alice's Wonderland ( 1923 )
Alice visits an animation studio, where the animators show her various scenes on their drawing boards. A few of them: a cat dancing to a cat band; a mouse poking at a (live) cat until it moves; a couple mice boxing, while the animators crowd around cheering and acting as corner-men. That night, she dreams of taking a train to cartoon-land, where a red carpet reception awaits. She appears in live action. They have a welcoming parade, with Alice riding on an elephant. The cartoons dance for her, and she dances for them. Meanwhile, the lions break out of the zoo. The lions chase her into a hollow tree, then into a cave and down a rabbit hole. Finally, she jumps off a cliff and awakes back in her bed.
Movie: The White Sister ( 1923 )
Lillian Gish is the daughter of a rich Italian count who is killed in a fall from his horse. Though Lillian stands to inherit a large estate, her older half-sister burns the will and thus inherits the property herself, throwing Lillian into poverty. Fortunately, she is engaged to marry the dashing officer Ronald Coleman, but he is captured by Arabs on an expedition to Africa. Dedicating her life to his memory, Lillian becomes a nun, unaware that her lover has escaped his captors and returning to Italy! The climax takes place against a backdrop of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Movie: The Balloonatic ( 1923 )
A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.
Movie: The Toll of the Sea ( 1923 )
When young Lotus Flower sees an unconscious man floating in the water near the seashore, she quickly gets help for him. The man is Allen Carver, an American visiting China. Soon the two have fallen in love, and Carver promises to take her with him when he returns home. But Carver's friends discourage him from doing this, and he returns to the USA alone. By the time the two of them meet again, much has changed, and their reunion proves very trying for them both.
Movie: The Champeen ( 1923 )
Mickey and Jackie feud over Mary, so Sammy schedules a championship bout between the two rivals.
Movie: Orphans of the Storm ( 1923 )
Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
Movie: Is Money Everything? ( 1923 )
A farmer, unhappy with his life, decides to go the city to try and make his fortune. He takes a friend along with him. The two of them become successful, but that success brings other, unforeseen problems into their lives.
Movie: The Hell Ship ( 1923 )
Movie: Suzanna ( 1923 )
Movie: Salomé ( 1923 )
Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.
Movie: The Grub Stake ( 1923 )
A young woman is lured to the Yukon by a gambler with promises of marriage and a grubstake for a gold mine. She takes her ailing father with her, only to discover when she gets there that the gambler was lying to her and actually planned to sell her to a dance hall. She gathers her father and an old miner she has met, takes a dogsled and supplies from the gambler and the three of them head for the wilderness to look for a lost gold claim the old miner has been looking for.
Movie: A Clouded Name ( 1923 )
Movie: The Big Show ( 1923 )
The gang creates its own makeshift county fair, highlighted by a "movie," which is really a clever stage performance.
Movie: The Pilgrim ( 1923 )
The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.
Movie: Down to the Sea in Ships ( 1923 )
Story of the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
Movie: The Shriek of Araby ( 1923 )
An employee in a theater showing Valentino's "The Shiek" daydreams about himself playing Valentino's role.
Movie: Broken Hearts of Broadway ( 1926 )
The story of a young actress trying to attain stardom on Broadway.
Movie: A Pleasant Journey ( 1923 )
Tilford is a middle-aged bachelor in L.A. who knows nothing about children. He's also a stuffed shirt, but he dearly loves Arabella, who volunteers at the children's welfare association. When runaways from San Francisco are picked up by the cops, Arabella assigns Tilford to accompany them on the trip home. Five kids from L.A. switch places with the lads from Northern California and board the train with a dog. Two are brothers, Ernie and Farina, who've already shown creativity in their shoeshine business. Once on the train, it's horns, fireworks, sneezing powder and other mayhem. Will anyone arrive safely in San Francisco after this pleasant journey?
Movie: Sodom und Gomorrha ( 1923 )
When the old multimillionaire Jackson Harber wants to marry the young model Mary, she hesitates, but her mother convinces her that this is her chance to lead a life in luxury and leisure. The engagement is celebrated with an extravagant party at his estate, which is a gigantic palace and park in oriental style. His son Eduard arrives from Cambridge, accompanied by a priest, who is his tutor. The priest is disgusted by the bacchanalian reveling and womanizing going on everywhere. Mary's adorer, the sculptor Harry Lighton, tries to convince her to break the engagement. When she refuses, he shoots himself and is seriously injured. Mary falls asleep and is transported in her dream to the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the dream she sees herself as the wife of Lot, leaving her husband to play a central role in the excessive rites of the goddess Astarte. An angel arrives and leads Lot and his wife out of Sodom, just when the city starts to collapse. Lot's wife cannot resist looking back, and is because of her disobedience converted into a pillar of salt. The dream opens the eyes of Mary, and when she wakens, she leaves the party and hastens to Harry in the hospital.
Movie: Safety Last! ( 1923 )
A store clerk organizes a publicity stunt in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building.
Movie: Boys to Board ( 1923 )
A kindly old schoolteacher helps the gang escape from a cruel boarding school, but they wind up in a bootlegger's booby-trapped house.
Movie: The Ace of Hearts ( 1923 )
A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.
Movie: Enemies of Women ( 1923 )
A Russian prince has to flee his country after fighting a duel. He falls in love with a duchess, but becomes jealous when he finds out she has a lover.
Movie: Souls for Sale ( 1923 )
A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.
Movie: Within the Law ( 1923 )
When Mary Turner is sent to prison for a crime she did not commit, she vows upon her release to take vengeance on those who wronged her, always staying however within the letter of the law.
Movie: The Noon Whistle ( 1923 )
Movie: A Christmas Carol ( 1923 )
Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, in order to help him change his selfish ways and redeem his soul. An early silent adaptation of the classic story.
Movie: Soul of the Beast ( 1923 )
Ruth, a young girl, runs away from an abusive stepfather, who owns a circus, and takes the circus' trained elephant--her only friend--with her. She winds up in a logging camp in the Canadian woods and meets Paul, a young crippled musician who has made an enemy of the town bully, Caesare. Caesare starts to take out his wrath on Ruth also, but she receives protection from an unexpected source.
Movie: The Paleface ( 1923 )
Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.
Movie: The White Rose ( 1923 )
A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish, decides to go out and see what "the real world" is all about. He winds up in New Orleans and finds himself attracted to a poor, unsophisticated orphan girl, Bessie. One thing leads to another, and before long Bessie finds that she is pregnant with Joseph's child.
Movie: Back Stage ( 1923 )
The gang operates a donkey-propelled tour bus. Later, a cut-rate vaudeville producer hires them to help out with his show, which they wreck.
Movie: The Jungle Princess ( 1923 )
Feature version of The Lost City (1920), a fifteen episode serial.
Movie: The Shock ( 1923 )
Mysterious, sinister Wilse Dilling receives a coded message to go to the home of Queen Ann, a powerful crime boss. When Wilse meets with her, she sends him to the town of Fallbrook, where he is to await her instructions. Being practically wheelchair-bound has not stopped Dilling from committing a lengthy series of crimes, but to his surprise, he finds that the small town atmosphere makes him feel differently about everything. He finds a good friend in banker's daughter Gertrude Hadley, who helps him believe that he can make a fresh start. But Wilse's new-found contentment is soon shattered by a series of new developments.
Movie: Springtime ( 1923 )
Movie: Dogs of War! ( 1923 )
Two groups of children are staging a mock trench battle in a tomato patch. When the battle ends, one girl's mother comes to take her to her job at the nearby motion picture studio. The other children decide that it might be fun to work there, too, and they sneak into the unsuspecting studio.
Movie: Where the North Begins ( 1923 )
Movie: Kill or Cure ( 1923 )
Movie: Lodge Night ( 1923 )
Joe, the new boy in town, is initiated into the gang's secret club. But the proceedings are interrupted when a couple of auto thieves hide out in the kids' meeting place.
Movie: Little Old New York ( 1923 )
An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died.
Movie: Ashes of Vengeance ( 1923 )
When Empress Catherine of France launches an attack on French Protestants known as Huguenots, the Comte de la Roche saves the life of his enemy, the Huguenot Rupert de Vrieac, by making him an indentured servant in his castle. Rupert falls in love with Yolande, the count's sister, and finds that his rival for the fair Yolande's hand is none other than the despicable Duc de Tours, a notorious torturer of Huguenots.
Movie: Oranges and Lemons ( 1923 )
After getting into a scuffle with his boss and some co-workers, an orange packer tries to help another co-worker, only to wind up in a conflict with him as well. Trying to elude his boss, ...
Movie: The Green Goddess ( 1923 )
Movie: The Gown Shop ( 1923 )
Movie: The Silent Command ( 1923 )
The Silent Command is a story of the United States Navy, revolving around experiences of a naval captain, warships, merchantmen, sea storms, a spectacular wreck, and an enemy effort to blow up the Panama Canal.
Movie: July Days ( 1923 )
Mickey tries to impress Mary, the new girl in town.
Movie: Carmen, Jr. ( 1923 )
A spoof of Bizet's Carmen. Somewhere in Spain, a young girl gets the better of the neighborhood boys, then, dressed as a fashionable senorita, visits a club where a boy is demonstrating a tango. She joins him to the enjoyment of the spectators. In act 2, she's dressed as a matador and presents herself at the arena to General della Bambinodi Carradavadoves, a man who knows bulls. She fights one and finds that her sword isn't strong enough to stab him. In the excitement, the General falls from the stands, and he and the child must face the brute. Is there an escape?
Movie: Short Orders ( 1923 )
Movie: Daytime Wives ( 1923 )
Movie: Rosita ( 1923 )
Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( 1923 )
In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.
Movie: Why Worry? ( 1923 )
Harold Van Pelham (Lloyd) is a hypochondriac, rich businessman who sails to the tropics for his 'health.' Instead of the peace and seclusion he is seeking, he finds himself in the middle of a revolution. He is imprisoned where he befriends the friendly giant, Colosso (Aasen), and they engineer an escape. Together, they quell the revolution.
Movie: Lorna Doone ( 1923 )
In 17th-century England, an outlaw clan kidnaps a young girl, who grows up among them. The farm boy who met her just before the kidnapping eventually rescues her, and they fall in love.
Movie: Three Ages ( 1923 )
The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.
Movie: Adam's Rib ( 1923 )
Michael Ramsay only has time for gathering his fortune in wheat. His wife seeks comfort elsewhere and, to avoid a scandal, her daughter Matilda assumes her mother's guilt. Ramsay nearly goes broke but gets rich again; his wife returns.
Movie: Roughest Africa ( 1923 )
Two African Explorers, Stanislaus Laurello and Hans Downe, travel round Africa, from Los Angeles to Hollywood, trying to capture and photograph animals, but have more encounters than they had hoped for. Some animals encountered are bears, emu's, an elephant and a family of lions.
Movie: Haldane of the Secret Service ( 1923 )
Heath Haldane (Houdini) tracks down a vicious gang of counterfeiters, narrowly missing death several times. He must rescue Adele Ormsby, whom he loves despite her pending marriage.
Movie: It's a Gift ( 1923 )
A group of oil magnates are trying to think of new ways to attract business. One of them suggests that they contact the inventor Pollard, who has devised a new gasoline substitute. Pollard himself lives in a home filled with his eccentric inventions. When he gets the message from the oil company, he is excited about the opportunity to demonstrate his innovation.
Movie: Stage Fright ( 1923 )
A con man known as "Prince Dalmar El Faro" convinces the community to raise money for a phony starving tribe. A play about ancient Rome is produced, with the gang stuck as the cast members.
Movie: Cameo Kirby ( 1923 )
Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo Kirby (Gilbert) must find the true villain and clear his name before he can declare his love for Adele (Olmstead), the dead man's daughter.
Movie: Zaza ( 1923 )
Movie: Der junge Medardus ( 1923 )
Movie: The Extra Girl ( 1923 )
Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives in Hollywood, the mistake is discovered and she starts working in the props department of the studio instead. Her parents then come out to California and invest some money with a very shifty individual.
Movie: A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate ( 1923 )
Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean when he fails to meet her at the railway station. She goes off to Paris alone. A year later, mistress of wealthy Pierre Revel, she meets Jean again. Misinterpreting events she bounces back and forth between apparent security and true love.
Movie: The Smiling Madame Beudet ( 1923 )
One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband is used to playing a stupid practical joke in which he puts an empty revolver to his head and threatens to shoot himself. One day, while the husband is away, she puts bullets in the revolver. However, she is stricken with remorse and tries to retrieve the bullets the next morning. Her husband gets to the revolver first only this time he points the revolver at her.
Movie: Let's Go ( 1923 )
Movie: Derby Day ( 1923 )
With a little bit of capital (specifically fifty cents) the gang is able to set up a lemonade stand and an adjoining hot dog stand near a race track. Mary stops by for some lemonade, while nearly charming the boys out of their socks. As the daughter of a horse owner, she manages to sneak them inside the track to watch the race. The whole thing is terribly exciting; and it gives Mickey an idea. The gang quickly abandons the idea of selling food and drink. Instead, they create their own race track. Of course, their own derby day is not quite like the adult version. Instead of horses, one boy has a cow, another a mule; a third rides in cart driven by a goat and a fourth in a dog-driven cart. Farina, whose vehicle is a tricycle, spikes the water of some of the animals beforehand. Before the race is through, the animals will be too drunk, lazy or overworked to finish. The horse race becomes a foot race.
Movie: North of Hudson Bay ( 1923 )
Michael Dane è in viaggio su di un battello diretto al Nord, per raggiungere il fratello che ha scoperto l'oro. Qui conosce Estelle Mac Donald e se ne innamora. Arrivando all'agenzia commerciale canadese, scopre che il fratello è stato ucciso e che il suo socio è stato processato e condannato a morte per il delitto. Ma il giovane non è convinto della colpevolezza dell'uomo e decide allora di mettersi alla ricerca del vero colpevole. Riuscirà nell'intento : il vero assassino è lo zio di Estelle, che perde la vita nel tentativo di sottrarsi alla vendetta di Michael.
Movie: Maytime ( 1923 )
Ottilie Van Zandt is forced to wed her cousin, despite her love for Richard Wayne, the gardener's son. Richard leaves, vowing to return a wealthy man and eligible suitor for her. He returns to find she has already married and, in turn, marries another girl on impulse. Two generations later, the grandchildren of Ottilie and Richard, who both have inherited their names as well, meet and develop a close friendship that culminates in the romance that their grandparents began but could not consummate years before.
Movie: Our Hospitality ( 1923 )
A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.
Movie: The Faithful Heart ( 1923 )
Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two occasions, but Paul retains a hold over her. Marie has a baby who falls ill and as time goes on Jean and a crippled neighbor try to help the child. Paul nearly causes the death of the child whilst in a drunken stupor and in a final struggle that occurs, the crippled woman seizes Paul's gun and shoots him dead.
Movie: The Ten Commandments ( 1923 )
After hearing the story of Moses, the sons of a devout Christian mother go their own ways, while the atheist brother's breaking of the Ten Commandments leads to tragedy.
Movie: Go West ( 1923 )
A short film with an all animal cast about a young chimp who is kicked out of his home by his parents and heads west to make his fortune.
Movie: Anna Christie ( 1923 )
A troubled young woman comes to live with her estranged father on the New York waterfront. A tough sailor falls in love with her, sparking conflict between her father and her suitor. What neither knows is that she has a secret that could cause her to lose both of them.
Movie: The Soilers ( 1923 )
Bob Canister has struck it rich in Alaska, but another man learns of it, and steals Bob's claim with the help of a mercenary sheriff. Canister's men are ready to fight, but Bob backs down rather than resort to violence in front of his girlfriend. Later, though, he goes to the other man's home and confronts him, ready to fight for his claim.
Movie: Warning Shadows ( 2016 )
During a dinner, given by a wealthy baron and his wive, attended by four of her suitors in a 19th century German manor, a shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a vision what might happen tonight if the baron stays jealous and the suitors do not reduce their advances towards his beautiful wife. Or was it a vision?
Movie: Lucretia Lombard ( 1923 )
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