The Devil's Pipeline (1940)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this comedy-adventure two petroleum engineers must investigate strange reports from a Company outpost in the South Seas. The minute they arrive they are arrested, framed and sentenced to hard labor. They find themselves working for the local oil magnate. It seems that the crook is using the "convicts" as a source of cheap labor; he keeps all their salaries. The two investigators successfully incite an uprising against the malicious magnate and gain their freedom.

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arrest, business, captive, captor, convict, corruption, disturbance, engineering, escape, frame-up, freedom, hard-labor, home, investigation, investigator, island, labor [work], magnate, office, oil, oil-tycoon, outpost, pipeline, POW (Prisoner of War), prison, prison-escape, sea, sentence [penal system], South-Seas, tropical, tyrant, white-slavery, worker