The Cannonball Express (1932)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Two disparate brothers work it out in this drama. Their father, an engineer on the Cannonball Express, considers one son to be good and the other to be bad. He must reassess his judgment when the "good son" gets involved with hold-up men during a crap game. He loses and now must pay substantial IOU's. The desperate young man resorts to stealing from his dad to save his skin. It is the "bad seed" who saves his brother by taking the rap after their father finds out. The truth is revealed when the robbers attempt a heist on the father's train.

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evil, good [quality], black-sheep, debt, family, father, generation-gap, journey, judgment, loot, misfortune, railroad, search, son, train [locomotive], truth