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High Voltage (1929)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  29 June 1929 (USA)
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A busload of passengers gets stranded in a snowstorm and take refuge in an abandoned church, where they run into a mysterious man who may be on the run from the law.

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A small busload of passengers, which includes an escaped female convict and the lawman who has re-captured her, gets stuck in a heavy snowfall. The driver and passengers take refuge in a church building, but they quickly find out that they are not alone, as another man has already taken refuge there with a stock of food. His confrontational attitude towards the newcomers quickly complicates the already strained relationships amongst the stranded passengers. Written by Snow Leopard

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Music by George Green
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The crook, the thief, her lawman and the snow
18 July 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Badly acted and badly directed early talkie. Public bus gets stuck in the snow in the middle of nowhere. Passengers are forced to take refuge in a deserted old church house nearby. A wanted crook is hiding in the church and joins the group. One of the passengers is a convicted lady crook who conspires with him. Together they plan but do not act out an escape. End of story. And end of a very dreary hour…

Most hilarious moment is the bus getting jammed in the snow. Some of the worst acting and most inconceivable dialogues I've ever come across in a motion picture. Never mind the poor sound techniques, if you can't do it right, don't do it at all. Adults behaving like children. Some sparkling is seen in the crooks 'love scene' towards the end. Everything else is highly forgettable.


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