Danger Lights

A ruthless steam train boss befriends a homeless man and jeopardizes the relationship with the woman he loves.
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item number:  ALP 5810D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 14 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: April 28, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1930
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) English

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User Ratings: 75
Rating: C+ -- Routine comedy drama about the 1930 railroad scene in the Midwest. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 26, 2016

Description by OLDIES.com:

Ex-railroad man turned hobo, Larry Doyle, is given a second chance to earn an honest buck in the busy train yards of the Midwest. Doyle's benefactor, tough-as-nails rail boss Dan Thorn, is convinced that the unwashed vagabond is, at heart, actually a proud, hard-working man. Things work out well until Doyle falls for Thorn's fiancée, Mary Ryan. A showdown between the two men in a dark, rain-drenched switching yard ends in tragedy when Thorn is struck down by a speeding locomotive. His severe head injury requires emergency surgery, but the nearest hospital is 100 miles away in Chicago. Thorn's only hope lies with his rival, Larry Doyle, who volunteers to break all rail speed records in a last-ditch effort to save his boss' life.

The big trains are the true stars of this early sound epic from RKO Radio Pictures, filmed on location in Montana in 1930. Robert Armstrong and Jean Arthur, both went on to wide-spread fame - Armstrong in 1933's King Kong and Arthur in 1936's Mr. Deeds Goes To Town. Prolific filmmaker George B. Seitz, who began his Hollywood career writing for the famous 1914 silent serial, The Perils of Pauline, and would later go on to direct almost all of Mickey Rooney's Andy Hardy movies, brings a powerful, iron-edged realism to Danger Lights. Highlights include a spectacular tug-of-war between two powerful locomotives as well as a thrilling 100-mph rail race to Chicago.

Product Description:

Railroad lovers should be interested in this early film. A tough but kindhearted railroad supervisor is engaged to marry a beautiful girl, but she falls in love with a handsome tramp-turned-engineer when he races against the clock on the rails to save a man.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 9,472
  • UPC: 089218581099
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