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High Voltage (1929)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 29 June 1929 (USA)
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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Bill (The Boy) (as Bill Boyd)
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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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"What Do You Think You're Doing---To My Prisoner?" (original lobby card) See more »

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I Had But Fifty Cents
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Attributed to 'Sam Devere'
Performed by Billy Bevan
[Lyrics are modified so that the refrain becomes " ... for I only had half a buck"]
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High Voltage...low wattage
4 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK the movie is none too clever, but I did enjoy one or two things. I was impressed that the filmmaker allowed off-screen dialogue although obviously hampered by the difficulty in being unable to have different sound levels. I guess I was most impressed by my first encounter with William Boyd. I guess his hokey, folksy voice went a long way in his future career as "Hopalong", but I must say that I was bowled over by his assured performance and his naturalistic style which for the late twenties was a breath of fresh air. He was particularly impressive in his reflective and thoughtful facial expressions. I sense that his style was ahead of its time and that he could have been a great actor in the Gene Hackman mould in the modern movies.


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