City Limits


1h 7m 1934

Film Details

Release Date
May 1, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel City Limits by Josiah Pitts Woolfolk (New York, 1932).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

After railroad magnate J. B. Matthews gains control of a railroad line as the result of clever stock manipulations, reporter Jimmy Dugan is assigned to cover the story for his newspaper. At J. B.'s offices, however, Jimmy and a pack of his fellow reporters are turned away without receiving any information about the deal. Undaunted, Jimmy disguises himself as the assistant of J. B.'s doctor and presents himself to the tycoon at his private estate. While treating the harried, dyspeptic J. B., Jimmy is recognized by J. B.'s pretty daughter Helen, who informs her father of Jimmy's impersonation. To rid himself of the reporter, J. B. asks Jimmy to accompany him on a short vacation and instructs him to meet him at his private train car. Minutes before Jimmy's arrival, J. B. takes off on his train, forcing Jimmy to pursue him by automobile and motorcycle. During the chase, J. B. falls off his train car, twisting his ankle, and is picked up by Nap and King, two hoboes. Sure that J. B. is deranged, Nap and King treat him like one of their own. Consequently, while Jimmy, who has caught up to J. B.'s train, searches frantically for the tycoon, J. B. is introduced to the carefree life of a hobo. During J. B.'s absence, however, business rival Oliver plots to take over the railroad through his own stock manipulations. Aided by a printed photograph and a posted reward, Jimmy eventually discovers J. B.'s whereabouts and warns him about Oliver's machinations. Oliver, however, tries to prevent Jimmy from returning J. B. to his business, but after a series of narrow escapes and chases, Jimmy delivers J. B. in time to stop Oliver's take-over. Jimmy, having proven himself worthy, is embraced by Helen, while a healthier and happier J. B. invites Nap and King to dine with him on the lawn of his estate.

Film Details

Release Date
May 1, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel City Limits by Josiah Pitts Woolfolk (New York, 1932).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Film Length
7 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

An Hollywood Reporter production chart lists Billie Van Every and Phyllis Lee in the cast, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. According to publicity items deposited with the copyright records, six unspecified locations were used during this production. A Hollywood Reporter news item states that filming was delayed because of difficulties with the railroad exteriors.