Danger Lights (1930)
Directed by George B. Seitz
Cast: Louis Wolheim, Robert Armstrong, Jean Arthur and Hugh Herbert
Film / Action / Adventure / Drama
Head railroad man Dan is as ugly as he is honorable. When he spots a drifter who'd hopped a freight held up by a landslide, Dan offers the man a job; then he finds the man was a railroader, too, and takes him under his wing. Engaged to Mary, Dan doesn't notice the growing attraction between his protege and his intended, but focuses instead on running the railroad. Danger Lights is the very best movie for shots of the railroad scene circa 1930. This film contains the only existing footage of a dynamometer. Many, many wonderful shots of steam engines. And an amazing tug of war between steam locomotives at the Old Timers Picnic. Add in the exciting 100 MPH race to Chicago and you can see why this film is a must for railroad fans!
Actors: Robert Armstrong, Jean Arthur