The Wrecker


1h 12m 1933

Film Details

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

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

After building wrecker Chuck Regan saves the life of junk dealer Sam Shapiro, the two become fast friends. Mary Wilson, who sells box lunches on the construction site, falls in love with Chuck but is torn between her affections for him and another suitor, Tom Cummings. Eventually, Mary marries Chuck, who soon prospers in his profession and provides a comfortable life for her. Chuck also helps Shapiro and Cummings find lucrative jobs in their fields. One day, Chuck returns home early from a business trip to find Cummings with his wife in their bedroom. He leaves their home a broken man and disappears. Mary then divorces the absent Chuck, takes custody of their son, Chuck, Jr., and marries Cummings. Chuck is later found by Shapiro living in a flophouse and penniless. When an earthquake strikes and destroys a new schoolhouse as it is being dedicated by Cummings, Chuck volunteers to help rescue Cummings and Mary from the wreckage, although he actually intends to kill them by dropping a girder on them. Shapiro stops Chuck, but the couple is killed when a second earthquake strikes. Chuck, Jr. is returned to his father, who starts up his business once more with Shapiro as his partner.

Film Details

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

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

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Trivia

Notes

Russell Waddle and Wally Albright played the character Chuck Regan, Jr., however, reviews do not indicate whether the actors played the character at different ages.