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City Limits (1934)

The wealthy president of a big railroad, who's beginning to crumble under the combined pressure of business, personal and physical problems, meets up with a pair of hoboes from whom he ... See full summary »

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Jack Woodford (novel), George Waggner (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Craven ... J.B. Matthews
Ray Walker ... Jimmy Dugan
Sally Blane ... Helen Matthews
Claude Gillingwater ... Oliver
James Burke ... King
Jimmy Conlin ... Nap (as James Conlin)
Jane Keckley Jane Keckley ... Aunt Martha
Harry C. Bradley ... Dr. Stafford (as Harry Bradley)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Charlie Carter (as George Hayes)
Fern Emmett ... Mrs. Benton
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The wealthy president of a big railroad, who's beginning to crumble under the combined pressure of business, personal and physical problems, meets up with a pair of hoboes from whom he starts to learn how to really enjoy life in ways he never knew were possible. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1934 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Friday 19 May 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Remade as Father Steps Out (1941) See more »

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Amusing B Comedy
16 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Railroad owner Frank Craven is taking over a competing line when his doctor orders him to take a vacation in the country. He falls off the railroad on the way and into the company of tramps James Burke and Jimmy Conlin, who believe him another tramp and delusional. Meanwhile, the other line, led by Claude Gillingwater fights back and Craven's daughter, Sally Blane, with the help of reporter Ray Walker, try to hold the situation together.

It's an amusing little comedy directed by oldtimer William Nigh, another director who had fallen from the A list with the coming of sound. He had directed Marion Davies and Lon Chaney. Now he was working for Paul Malvern and Trem Carr at Monogram. It's a decent script, with some nice understanding of how high finance operated in the period, but it's most fun when dealing with the tramps and Craven.


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