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The Night Flyer (1928)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 5 February 1928 (USA)

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(story "Held for Orders: Being Stories of Railroad Life"), (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Jimmy Bradley
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Kate Murphy
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Bat Mullins
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Mrs. Murphy (as Ann Schaeffer)
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Bucks
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Freddy
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A thrilling dramatic chapter in the history of pioneer railroads in the West---a pulsating story with love vibrant with tense drama, thrills and wholesome comedy---a James Cruze masterpiece. See more »


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5 February 1928 (USA)  »

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A Façanha do Foguista  »

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Hoppy To The Rescue
13 August 2012 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Pretty good railroad movie and starring William Boyd, who would not become famous as Hopalong Cassidy for another seven years. Here he is an engineer for a western railroad which is trying to get a government contract to deliver the mail between two mountain towns. But Medicine Bend Pass is very dangerous - is there an engineer good enough to negotiate it and bring in the mail ontime? That honor will go to Hoppy's archrival, Bat Mullins. Hoppy, it seems, is a hell-raiser and has incurred the wrath of the line's president.

"The Night Flyer" is a good-natured adventure story featuring the charismatic Boyd in a crowd-pleasing role as Jimmy Bradley and tiny Jobyna Ralston as his sweetheart, Kate Murphy. His rival, on the job and off, is played by Philo McCullough, with whom I was not familiar. Both he and Boyd showed surprising acting depth and gave a one-dimensional story added substance. No surprises, no plot twists, just an enjoyable, if predictable, picture.


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