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.[1] It was remade in 1941 as Father Steps Out.

City Limits
Film poster
Directed byWilliam Nigh
Produced byWilliam T. Lackey (producer)
Written byGeorge Waggner (adaptation and screenplay)
Jack Woodford (novel City Limits)
Music byWilliam Schiller
Oliver Wallace
CinematographyJerome Ash
Edited byJack Ogilvie
Release date
April 15, 1934
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

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.



  1. City Limits Detail View,; accessed August 9, 2015.

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