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Union Depot (1932)

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Travelers of different and varied backgrounds meet and interact on one night in a metropolitan train station and its environs.

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Chick Miller
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Ruth Collins
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Scrap Iron Scratch
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The Baron - aka Bushy Sloan
David Landau ...
Kendall
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Dr. Bernardi
Earle Foxe ...
Jim Parker
Frank McHugh ...
The Drunk
Adrienne Dore ...
Sadie
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Among the travelers of varied backgrounds that meet and interact on one night at Union Depot, a metropolitan train station, are Chick and his friend Scrap Iron, both newly released from prison after serving time for vagrancy. Hungry and desperate for a break, Chick fortuitously comes across across a valise abandoned by a drunken traveler. In it he finds a shaving kit and a suit of clothes with a bankroll, which help transform the affable tramp into a dashing gent. After buying himself a meal, Chick seeks some female companionship among the many hustlers who walk the station. He propositions Ruth Collins, a stranded, out-of-work showgirl and takes her to the station's hotel. However, he quickly realizes she's not a streetwalker but another hard luck victim of the Depression. Touched by the Ruth's sincerity, he vows to help her buy a ticket to Salt Lake City, where a job awaits her. Scrap Iron is lucky too, stumbling across a wallet with a claim check discarded by a pickpocket. When ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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18 April 1932 (Sweden)  »

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Cavalheiro por um Dia  »

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Unlike the films of the period, "Union Depot" displays its credits at the end, not the beginning. See more »

Quotes

Panhandler Wanting One Dollar: Hey buddy, would you give a poor man a dollar?
Charles 'Chick' Miller: A dollar? You got a lot of nerve! If you'd asked for a dime or a quarter, I might have done something.
Panhandler Wanting One Dollar: [Indignantly] Say, listen, all I asked you is to give me a buck. You don't wanna give it to me, say so, but don't tell me how to run my business!
Charles 'Chick' Miller: [laughing admiringly at his independent spirit] That wins a dollar, beau!
[He tosses him the money]
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I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Second tune played on the jukebox
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Joan Blondell=Gem
25 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film may not be as pretty as Grand Hotel but its on-par entertainment with that film. What drew me to this film was its Pre-Code status and Joan Blondell. Those things were definitely worth watching but let me put it this way, I came for Joan but stayed for Douglas. He carries this film and carries it well and I love his pairing with Guy Kibbee. I recognized Guy from the films Gold Diggers and I believe 42nd Street-some other pre-code gems. He's playing a very different character here than in those films and plays it well. I recently took a chance and purchased this on warner archive.com and I'm glad I checked out these helpful reviews. I decided to add my own review as every little bit helps and I while I love most old films they all aren't worth the time but this one is. The ending is especially real and I can't help but wonder if it in some small way inspired the ending for Casablanca. Watch it so you'll know what I mean. 9 out of 10!


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