Play Safe

Play Safe (1927) is a silent film comedy starring Monty Banks.[1] An abridged two-reel version was shown in the US as Chasing Choo Choos.[1]

Play Safe
Film poster
Directed byJoseph Henabery
Produced byMonty Banks
Howard Estabrook
Written byCharles Horan
Henry Sweet
StarringMonty Banks
Virginia Lee Corbin
CinematographyBlake Wagner
Monty Banks Productions
Distributed byPathe Exchange
Release date
  • January 10, 1927 (1927-01-10)
Running time
50 minutes (5 reels)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


A gang of bad guys menace a man's girlfriend. She hides in a freight car and a misstep sends the otherwise-empty train out of the station with the lever pushed to full speed. As the train gains speed, the captive's boyfriend must board the runaway train, repel the pursuing gang, get his girl out of the boxcar, and somehow get the two of them to safety. Tunnels, a water tower, a steep grade, and a frayed rope complicate the hero's task.


Preservation status

Prints in 35mm and 16mm exist.[1]


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