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The Engineer's Daughter; or, Iron Minnie's Revenge (1932)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  4 July 1932 (USA)
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A deliberately campy send-up of old rustic melodramas in which the villainous Lawyer Stebbins plots to gain control of land belonging to the cider-making Widow James. When he fails in his ... See full summary »

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The Widow James
Montagu Love ...
Lawyer Jonas Stebbins
Marjorie Peterson ...
Cinders James - the Widow's Daughter
Clyde Cook ...
Earle Foxe ...
William Brawney
George Chandler ...
Elmer Stebbins
Hank Mann ...
Stebbins' Confederate on Train
Stuart Holmes ...
Stebbins' Confederate onTrain
Lionel Belmore
Mack Swain ...
Casey James - the Widow's Husband
Hooper Atchley ...
Cider Sipper
Max Davidson
Edward J. Nugent ...
(as Eddie Nugent)
Maurice Black ...
Hobo on Second Train
Eddie Kane
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A deliberately campy send-up of old rustic melodramas in which the villainous Lawyer Stebbins plots to gain control of land belonging to the cider-making Widow James. When he fails in his plot to marry his son Elmer to the widow's daughter, "Cinders," he kidnaps her fiancé, the heroic "Bill Brawney," and ties him to the railroad tracks. But Cinders used to help her father on the railroad, so she fires up the "Iron Minnie" and races to the rescue. Written by Bill Davis

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You will not believe it was released in 1932.
4 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that I was having a boring bad day, and then I saw this as an "fill out the rest of the hour" piece at the end of a local television movie feature, and this was far more interesting.

An offering from Radio Pictures, it is bizarrely over acted, yet here it works and with good reason. It is a cleverly crafted comedy short that twists an old familiar story. I just can not understand how this parody of old morality plays complete with "Simon Legree" type villain, has escaped cult film status!

No, it's not a knee-slapper, but should you get a chance, do see it. You really will not believe it was released in 1932.


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