State Trooper


1h 8m 1933

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 10, 1933
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

When oil company president W. J. Brady refuses to collude with Graber, his chief competitor, to keep the price of gasoline high despite the state of the economy, Graber vows to drive Brady out of business. Thus begins a campaign of destruction waged by Graber's thugs against Brady's filling stations and employees. State trooper Michael Rolph rushes on his motorcycle to one riot after another caused by the violence. Although Michael is successful in helping preserve the Brady empire through his tough police work, he gains the enmity of Brady's pretty but spoiled daughter Jane when he gives her a speeding ticket. Jane, who is used to getting special treatment because of her powerful father, becomes infuriated, and Michael further aggravates the situation by taking Brady, whom he has also caught speeding, to the station house rather than accept his bribe. Determined to have her revenge on Michael, Jane persuades her father to engineer Michael's dismissal from the force and then hire him as a guard at the oil refinery, so that he will be close at hand for whatever plot she concocts against him. Michael's hiring proves fortuitous, for with the secret help of Brady's secretary, Burman, Graber tries to set the refinery on fire, and Michael's quick summoning of a special troop of firefighters ends the blaze before too much damage occurs. Michael imposes strict security over all comings and goings at the refinery, and one day, Jane is refused admittance. On a whim, she steals a gasoline truck that she intends to drive though the gate. Unaware that Graber's men have tampered with the vehicle, Jane loses control and is soon speeding helplessly toward the refinery. Michael saves her and averts a crash, and the grateful Jane realizes that she is falling in love with him. She invites him to a party at her house, but on the night of the party, Burman and Graber's sabotage prevents Michael from attending. Burman has hired a pilot to bomb the refinery by aiming for the beacon on the roof. Michael learns of the plan from Carter, one of Burman's henchmen whom Burman tried to kill when he attempted to leave the gang. Michael fixes a portable searchlight to a gasoline truck and drives out to the desert, where the pilot mistakes the light for the refinery's beacon and bombs the truck. Jane, who has learned of Michael's predicament, arrives and finds him. She escorts her hero home and all ends well as the gang is rounded up.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 10, 1933
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
7 reels

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