Head railroad man Dan is as ugly as he is honorable. When he spots a drifter who'd hopped a freight held up by a landslide, Dan offers the man a job; then he finds the man was a railroader, too, and takes him under his wing. Engaged to Mary, Dan doesn't notice the growing attraction between his protégé and his intended, but focuses instead on running the railroad.
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World's Greatest Railroad Talk Thriller
Did You Know?
In the 15 December 1930 New York Times review of the film, critic Mordaunt Hall wrote that the film was "pictured" in the Spoor-Berggren process, adding that it filled the screen from side to side of the Mayfair Theatre in New York City. Hall included a paragraph giving technical information about the wide-screen process. See more
The locomotive that arrives in Chicago is not the same one that left on the trip. When Larry adds oil to the smoking "hotbox" en route, for example, the wheel has an outside journal box that he puts the oil into from a can. The loco that arrives in Chicago has an inside journal on this wheel (under the cab), a different type than the one the loco had earlier. See more
Not exactly handsome. Why, my pants looks like a street before they laid the pavement down.
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare See more