Strong Boy 1929

If you want a good laugh, see Victor McLaglen in "Strong Boy." In this comedy-drama, dealing with life among the baggage smashers, Vic as the king of the trunk tossers, falls in love with a newsstand girl whose father is a locomotive engineer.

Those sterling cut-ups, Clyde Cook and Slim Summerville, are a great help. And, too, there's a little Sonny-Boy sort of youngster who adds much. Leatrice Joy is the newsstand girl, but it doesn't matter.

The story tells the romance of a baggage juggler and his great effort to become a white-collar guy to please his gal. It's no use, though, and he winds up a grimy locomotive engineer. But a train robbery saves him and makes him a hero, even in the eyes of the gal he loves.

Photoplay April 1929

Books with substantial mentioning of Strong Boy
Fred Landesman
The John Wayne Filmography
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 2004
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Strong Boy
US 1929

Directed by

Douglas Scott
Tom Wilson
Jack Pennick


Running time:5,567 ft. 1

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