Limited Mail (1925)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |  
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This action-packed melodrama was adapted from the stage play by Elmer Vance, the man who did the adapting was future film mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, who at the time was a mere screenwriter for Warner Bros. When he is jilted by his girl, Ben Wilson (Monte Blue) becomes a hobo. His life takes a turn for the better when he saves a mail train from being wrecked during a storm. Jim Fowler, a mail clerk (Tom Gallery), befriends him and gets him a job on the Limited Mail. After several years, Wilson works his way up to engineer, and he also falls in love with Caroline Dale (Vera Reynolds), who lives in Fowler's boarding house. A runaway freight train crashes into the Limited. Fowler is killed, but his son, Bobby (Jack Huff), is saved, as is Wilson. One of Wilson's convict friends saves Bobby from drowning, and once again, he saves the Limited from a wreck. Caroline happens to be on board at the time, and finally she and Wilson are united.

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accident, career, drifter, engineering, unemployment