Dynamite Denny (1932)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though ordered to walk off his job by his union, Dynamite Denny (Jay Wilsey, aka Buffalo Bill Jr.) loyally remains at his post and is blacklisted as a result. As luck would have it, Denny befriends an itinerant fireman (William V. Mong) -- who turns out to be the chairman of the board of the railroad company, travelling incognito. Our hero lands a better-paying job as a yardmaster then gets back in the good graces of the union by courageously bringing a runaway engine under control. As an ultimate reward, Dynamite Denny wins the hand of the chairman's beautiful daughter (Blanche Mehaffey). The best performance in this slapped-together quickie is delivered by Matthew Betz as a bulldog-visaged union agitator.

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employee, employer/employee, engineering, love, railroad, rescue, role-switching, runaway [from home], striker, train [locomotive], union [labor union]