City Limits (1934 film)
City Limits is a 1934 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by William Nigh and starring Frank Craven, Sally Blane, Ray Walker and Claude Gillingwater. It was remade in 1941 as Father Steps Out.
|Directed by||William Nigh|
|Produced by||William T. Lackey (producer)|
|Written by||George Waggner (adaptation and screenplay)|
Jack Woodford (novel City Limits)
|Music by||William Schiller|
|Edited by||Jack Ogilvie|
|April 15, 1934|
In a variation of Captains Courageous, J.B. Matthews (Frank Craven) president of a railroad, is getting sick of doctors, when he falls off his train, and meets up with a pair of hoboes, King (James Burke) and Napoleon (Jimmy Conlin), who show him how to enjoy life, and real cooking. It's up to intrepid reporter Jimmy Dugan (Ray Walker) and Helen (Sally Blane) to find him, and bring him in. The hope is that they do it before a rival ruins him. However, time is running out.
- Frank Craven as J.B. Matthews
- Sally Blane as Helen Matthews
- Ray Walker as Jimmy Dugan
- Claude Gillingwater as Oliver
- James Burke as King
- Jimmy Conlin as Nap
- Jane Keckley as Aunt Martha
- Henry Roquemore as Macy
- Harry C. Bradley as Dr. Stafford
- George "Gabby" Hayes as Carter
- George Cleveland as Graflex
- George Nash as Jones
- Fern Emmett as Mrs. Benton
- City Limits Detail View, ftvdb.bfi.org.uk; accessed August 9, 2015.