The Way of All Men (1930)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Disaster Film  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this corny disaster drama, patrons of an underground speakeasy in New Orleans attend a victory party and end up terrified when a Mississippi flood threatens to break through a levee and drown them all. Fortunately, the owner is a quick thinker and closes the airtight doors of the establishment. The trapped patrons come from all walks of life. Their reactions to their sudden subterranean confinement comprise the bulk of the story. Though not all of them are good souls, a slightly insane former preacher encourages them all to make their peace with God. They do, and good will flows like Mississippi mud until at last a man demands they open the doors and meet their fate. The doors swing open to reveal a brightly shining sun and a strong levee.

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disaster, bishop, flood, speakeasy, stranded