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Union Depot (1932)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 18 April 1932 (Sweden)
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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Scrap Iron Scratch
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The Baron - aka Bushy Sloan
David Landau ...
Kendall
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Dr. Bernardi
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The Drunk
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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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Caballero por un día  »

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

Quotes

Ruth Collins: I was broke and I had to do something. But, what can a chorus girl with a broken ankle do?
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Soundtracks

The Kiss Waltz
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
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where a nice suit might getcha
7 December 2006 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. stars in "Union Depot" a pre-code effort from Alfred E. Green that follows the myriad stories found roaming within the hustle and bustle at a train station. Fairbanks is a shrewd tramp who weasels his way into interesting situations, which include getting into the suit of a rich man. Once he cleans up (quite nicely), he crosses paths with the gorgeous Joan Blondell, who plays a chorus girl desperate to get to Salt Lake City where a new gig awaits her if she can arrive in time.

"Union Depot" is a very busy, fast paced film full of fun coincidences, and those highly improbable circumstances that make classic Hollywood fare so refreshing. It never quite becomes the "Grand Hotel" in a train station it desired to be, but it's a nice place to spend a little over an hour nonetheless.


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