MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 41,280 this week

Union Depot (1932)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 April 1932 (Sweden)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 412 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 6 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(based on play by) (as Laurie) , (based on play by) (as Fowler) , 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

U's
a list of 29 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 5245 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 9996 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 89 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 883 titles
created 13 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Union Depot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Union Depot (1932)

Union Depot (1932) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Union Depot.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
Night Nurse (1931)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell
Two Seconds (1932)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A condemned murderer, in the process of being executed, relives the events that led to his being sentenced to die in the electric chair.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Vivienne Osborne, Guy Kibbee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey
Rain (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A prostitute finds redemption in Pago Pago thanks to a hard missionary man.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Fred Howard, Ben Hendricks Jr., William Gargan
Taxi! (1932)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A Parisian descendant of Don Juan vows to stop philandering in order to win the hand of a virtous young lady with a disapproving father.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Frank Fay, Laura La Plante, Joan Blondell
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A hospital nurse is recruited by the police to watch a household where a suspicious death has occurred.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Joan Blondell, George Brent, Ruth Hall
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Seventy-two hours in the life of Indiana man Bud who inherits money and heads for New York City where his cousin Gibbony introduces him to chorus girl Vida for whom he falls. When a girl is... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Joan Blondell, Eric Linden, Jobyna Howland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

To share expenses unemployed Alabama move in with also unemployed Bill and Toodles. Bill is hired by a gangster's mistress and ultimately becomes the gangster's bodyguard. Alabama ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Bette Davis, Frank McHugh
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Zachary Hicks is nominated at the Progressive party's convention even though he has little chance of winning the governorship. Kay suggests the party bosses hire Hal Blake (whom she loves) ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Warren William, Bette Davis, Guy Kibbee
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Chick Miller
...
Guy Kibbee ...
Scrap Iron Scratch
...
David Landau ...
Kendall
...
Dr. Bernardi
Earle Foxe ...
Frank McHugh ...
The Drunk
Adrienne Dore ...
Sadie
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 April 1932 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Cavalheiro por um Dia  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the play by Joe Laurie Jr., Gene Fowler and Douglas Durkin was unpublished, it was copyrighted on 3 December 1929. 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]
See more »

Soundtracks

The Kiss Waltz
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
First tune played on the jukebox
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


30 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WOW sherylshannon
Discuss Union Depot (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?