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Danger Lights (1930)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama | 21 August 1930 (USA)
The tough boss of a railroad yard befriends a young hobo, and unwittingly places in jeopardy his relationship with the woman he loves.

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Joe Geraghty (as James Farley)
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Storyline

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 Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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World's Greatest Railroad Talk Thriller

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Adventure | Drama

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dan Thorn: Why, my pan looks like a street before they laid the pavement down.
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My DreamMemory
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Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
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Definitely historical railroad scenes
25 April 2003 | by (Spokane, Wa USA) – See all my reviews

I taped the movie from TV broadcast about 15 years ago. My wife saw the movie being filmed in Miles City, Montana ( 8 years old at that time ) She and her older sister and parents were thrilled to see Jean Arthur in person. I liked the railroad scenes. Jean Arthur has long been a favorite of mine. I have been a movie buff most of my life and have collected just about every format that was available to the public. Currently collecting DVDs


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