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Chasing Choo Choos (1927)

| Short, Action, Comedy
A two-reel version of Play Safe (1927) showing only the train chase.

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Monty Banks (story), Charles Horan | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Monty Banks ... The Boy
Virginia Lee Corbin ... Virginia Craig
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Willis Leo Willis ... A Thug (bit part)
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Storyline

Heiress Virginia Craig is in love with Monty, a working man. The men who are managing Virginia's affairs are determined to break up the relationship, out of fear that they will lose control of her estate when she comes of age. As part of their plan, they hire a gang of thugs to stage an assault on Virginia, and then blame it on Monty. Virginia refuses to believe the accusation, and she turns to Monty for protection, leading to a chaotic and hazardous chase. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Silent
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We see the heroine Virginia Craig several times in a Union Pacific boxcar when Monty is chasing the runaway train. When he finally catches the train and gets on board, he runs across the roofs of the boxcars to the boxcar in which she is trapped. When he lowers himself to the door, the boxcar has become one belonging the Pennsylvania Railroad. See more »

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Featured in Slapstick Encyclopedia, Vol. 7: the Race is on! (1998) See more »

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General Panic
31 March 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

You're a star of silent short comedies and your first feature is a bomb. What do you you do? You cut eighty percent of it and leave the good parts. That's what happened here. Apparently his feature, PLAY SAFE wasn't a draw at the theaters, so they cut out almost all the explication and left in just enough to set up a marvellous sequence in which Monty Banks chases after a runaway train in order to rescue his sweetheart. Beautifully timed and shot on site, this has an immediacy and reality that helps make great thrill comedy.


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