Conductor 1492 (1924)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Slapstick  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Johnny Hines wrote the screenplay for this entertaining comedy in which he starred. Terry O'Toole (Hines) comes to America from Ireland to seek his fortune and becomes a trolley conductor. One day, while working, he saves the life of Bobby Connelly (Byron Sage), the son of the line's president (Fred Esmelton). He is rewarded and welcomed into the Connelly home, where he meets the daughter, Noretta (Doris May). They begin a romance, and Terry's father, Mike (Dan Mason, who was known for his "Toonerville Trolley" shorts), comes over from Ireland. There is a power struggle between the president and vice president of the trolley company, and a mere two shares of stock will determine who is the victor. The bad guys forge the shares, but old man O'Toole digs up two real shares, which he had bought many years before. Connelly keeps control of the company and gives his blessings to Noretta's relationship with Terry.

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conductor [music], streetcar