Head railroad man Dan is as ugly as he is honorable. When he spots a drifter who'd hopped a freight held up by a landslide, Dan offers the man a job; then he finds the man was a railroader, too, and takes him under his wing. Engaged to Mary, Dan doesn't notice the growing attraction between his protégé and his intended, but focuses instead on running the railroad. Written by
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World's Greatest Railroad Talk Thriller
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This film was photographed and released in two formats: a standard 1.33:1 version in 35 mm., and a 2:1 Spoor-Berggren Natural Vision Process (wide-screen version) in 65 mm, shown only at the the State Lake Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, in November 1930, and the Mayfair Theatre in New York City in December 1930. See more
The locomotive that arrives in Chicago is not the same one that left on the trip. When Larry adds oil to the smoking "hotbox" en route, for example, the wheel has an outside journal box that he puts the oil into from a can. The loco that arrives in Chicago has an inside journal on this wheel (under the cab), a different type than the one the loco had earlier. See more
Why, my pan looks like a street before they laid the pavement down.