Legendary director John Ford's final film involving seven dedicated missionary women in China circa 1935 trying to protect themselves from the advances of a Mongolian barbaric warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors.
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Strong Boy ( Victor McLaglen ), a baggage handler in a railroad station, saves the child of a railroad vice president from being crushed by a trunk and is promoted to the head of the lost-and-found department. Mary McGregor ( Leatrice Joy ), his sweetheart, becomes disgusted and walks out on him. Strong Boy later returns a pearl necklace to a movie star and is again promoted, this time to the position of fireman on the locomotive of which Mary's father is the engineer. Strong Boy prevents a holdup and is forgiven by Mary, whom he marries.
This silent 1929 comedy/drama was produced by the Fox Film Corporation, directed by John Ford, starred Victor McLaglen and Leatrice Joy. Strong Boy was a silent film with a synchronized music track. Sadly it still remains a lost film.
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