The Runaway Freight (1914)

Boston Blackie, a tramp, arrives in a little town and is refused food by the station agent. But the latter's daughter, Anna, interferes and persuades her father to feed the tramp. Later on ... See full summary »

Director:

John G. Adolfi
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Cummings Richard Cummings ... The Station Agent
Francelia Billington ... Anna - the Station Agent's Daughter
Eugene Pallette ... Boston Blackie
Sam De Grasse ... Red - a Yeggman
Tom O'Brien Tom O'Brien ... Slim - a Yeggman (as Thomas O'Brien)
Edit

Storyline

Boston Blackie, a tramp, arrives in a little town and is refused food by the station agent. But the latter's daughter, Anna, interferes and persuades her father to feed the tramp. Later on he is joined by Red and Slim, a couple of his crook pals, who plan a holdup of the station agent, and Blackie is asked to join the plan. The robbery is about to be pulled off when Blackie discovers that the agent is the girl's father, and refuses to join the plan. Red and Slim, afraid he will interfere, tie him up and go through with the plan, but find that the girl is tending the station in place of her father that night, the latter being ill. The robbers think they have a cinch and terrify the girl and proceed to help themselves, getting very drunk meanwhile and insult the girl whom they have frightened, but whom they have not bound, leaving her free, though unable to get out or to reach the telegraph key. Blackie rolls over to the track and lies in such a position that a passing train cuts his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reliance Film Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The story is well constructed
16 March 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An unusually live railroad story in two reels. Eugene Paulette and Francelia Billington play the leads and there is a clever little girl in the story, which is well photographed throughout. Paulette plays the part of a reformed hobo. Two of his old pals stir up a number of exciting conflicts, in which the hero protects the girl and the station from harm. The wreck of the two freight cars in the last reel is more realistic. The story is well constructed and has plenty of action. A good offering of its type. - The Moving Picture World, October 24, 1914


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed