Steel Preferred (1925)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |  
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This melodrama was supposedly the first to be shot on-location at an actual steel mill. Steelworker Wally Gay (William Boyd) is in love with Amy Creeth (Vera Reynolds), the daughter of the mill's owner (Hobart Bosworth). Waldron, the superintendent (Nigel Barrie), hates Wally because he also loves Amy. The two men also have differences over other issues in addition to romance -- Waldron is planning a strike, and Wally is doing everything he can to stop him. Nevertheless, Wally refuses to let his foe die -- when Waldron is about to be thrown into a furnace, he comes to the rescue. Later on he rescues Amy while she and Waldron are on an inspection tour and a ladle train containing molten steel is upturned. Waldron makes a run for it, but Wally saves Amy from the molten flood. As a result he wins Creeth's gratitude, and Amy as a wife.

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damsel-in-distress, daughter, employer/employee, rescue, safety, train [locomotive]