No Defense (1929)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although his popularity eroded with each successive talkie appearance, silent-film favorite Monte Blue fulfilled his Warner Bros. contract to the letter in such trifling vehicles as No Defense. In this one, Blue is cast as Monte Collins, foreman of a bridge construction crew. Monte's romance with wealthy engineer's daughter Ruth Harper (May McAvoy, in her final starring appearance) is endangered when the bridge collapses and Monte is held responsible. The actual culprit was Ruth's no-good brother John (William Desmond), who clears our hero's name in the final reel. A "part-talkie," No Defense's 60 minutes were evenly divided between silent scenes and dialogue passages.

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construction, disaster, foreman, love, romance