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Broadway Limited (1941)

Approved | | Comedy , Romance | 13 June 1941 (USA)
A publicity stunt staged on a train known as the Broadway Limited creates problems because of an unknown baby that was part of the stunt.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writer:

Rian James (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor McLaglen ... Mike
Marjorie Woodworth ... April
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dr. Harvey North
Patsy Kelly ... Patsy
Zasu Pitts ... Myra
Leonid Kinskey ... Ivan
George E. Stone ... Lefty
Gay Ellen Dakin Gay Ellen Dakin ... Baby
Charles C. Wilson ... Detective (as Charles Wilson)
John Sheehan ... Conductor
Edgar Edwards ... State Trooper
Eric Alden ... State Trooper
Sam McDaniel ... Bartender (as Sam McDaniels)
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Storyline

As a ploy to gain publicity, a motion picture director wants his star actress to take a baby with her on a train trip. The director's secretary asks the train's engineer, an old boyfriend, for help. As the engineer ponders what to do, a stranger in the train station tells him that he has a baby that could be used. On board the train, the actress meets a young doctor whom she knew in school, and whom she is still in love with. The presence of the baby causes a series of misunderstandings between them, but the real problems begin when the engineer begins to suspect that the baby may have been kidnapped. Written by Snow Leopard

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Taglines:

Hello Broadway, Goodbye Blues

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Baby Vanishes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The locomotive that replaces the streamlined steam locomotive prior to the train arriving in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Railroad #1223, is preserved at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

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Fun movie with interesting cast and great railroad scenery.
4 January 2006 | by opsbooksSee all my reviews

This movie turned up in one of those cheap 50 movie comedy DVD packs recently and I was surprised to see a number of great character actors of the 40s playing lead parts.

The story itself is pretty simplistic and has been covered by other reviewers. Having typed that, I should add that the script is tight, the performances fine and the direction good. So what you have is a typical 40s screwball comedy which will provide an enjoyable diversion for all age groups.

Finally but most interesting of all are the outstanding Pennsy railroad scenes, especially the pacing shots. Unusually, railroad fans are treated to a number of long shots and station scenes.

All in all, good fun for railroad and comedy fans alike.


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