The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the French who have conquered Spain under Napoleon as he marched over Europe. A huge cannon,... See full summary »
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Floyd Gibbons, in another of the Vitaphone "Your True Adventure" series of shorts featuring him as The Headline Hunter, narrates the story of a young man from Chicago who went west to seek a job and hopped a freight car. Getting off the train, he is clubbed by a railroad watchman, escapes and heads for town. He finds an empty wallet and tries to trade it in town for a meal. The counterman recognizes it as belonging to a filling station man who was killed by a tramp. The angry townsmen are about to lynch the boy, when the railroad detective shows up and identifies him (by the bruise on his head) as the man he slugged, establishing an alibi and saving his life. Written by
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Part of Warner's "Your True Adventure" series, this short tells the story of a down on his luck man (Dennis Moore) who heads west hoping to find work during the Depression. Along his way he stops off in a small town where he finds a wallet and tries to exchange it for some food not knowing it belonged to a man murdered the previous night. This is the first short I've seen from the series so I can't say how good or bad it is overall but I really enjoyed this one here. The drama is pretty good as the innocent man gets picked up by a lynch mob and must try to get out alive. As with other Depression era shorts, this here gives a good detail of what it was like back then and how men did what they could to survive. Moore gives a very good performance in the lead and Floyd Gibbons narrates. The neat thing is that at the end of the film we get to see the real man that the story is based on.
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