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Edward G. Robinson,
Railroad fireman Bill White is a carefree ladies' man with an irresponsible streak. His buddy Jack Kulper, an engineer, is more solid and reliable. Bill comes to stay a while with Jack and his wife Lily. Bill and Lily fall in love, but not wishing to hurt Jack, Bill leaves without explanation. When Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions, the two fight and Jack is seriously injured. Bill is consumed with guilt and tries to make good, but Jack has his own ideas about that. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
Unusually for a film of this time period, the opening credits are not accompanied by music. See more »
When Bill and Lily are embracing in the kitchen in front of the stove the moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the wall below the window behind them. See more »
[Slapping the more-than-ample derriere of the waitress while her back is turned]
How are you, Davenport?
You stop callin' me that!Honest to goodness, you're gettin' something fierce!
Hog wild, Baby, and no foolin'. Scramble three and a cup of jamocha.
[Yelling to the cook offscreen]
Scramble three in a hurry - it's Bill White!
Bread or toast or maybe you'd like a bun?
[Implying a double entendre]
No, had one last night.
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Great Nostalgia, special effects for the time, realistic
Grand film, has all the elements of a greek tragedy with a socko ending. And all ends honorably. A definite 10. Story plot, character development and even the scenery. From a dance-hall to the railroad yards to a bridge under siege by flood. And Jimmy Cagney dances! How could you go wrong. Dialogue a bit 'racy' in spots.
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