Friday, May 2, 2008

Union Depot (1932), Alfred E. Green

Good ol' Scraps! If it wasn't for him, I'd for sure have the braces on me by now. What a great premise: a down-on-his luck hobo finds a wad of money in some guy's suit and has a great evening at the train station. Starring what looked to me to be Ralph Fiennes and an aptly named Joan Blondell. Again with the counterfeit money! So pleasant to see a tightly packed quick moving flick about 70 minutes in length - no time wasted here plus added bonus of a few saucy pre-Code jokes. The ridiculous 30s slang of these movies make my heart sing.

Hoosegow (noun): jail, from the Spanish juzgado, panel of judges, courtroom.

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