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  Monty Banks and Virginia Lee Corbin.
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Play Safe
Also known as Chasing Choo Choos in the USA
(1927) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Joseph Henabery

Cast: Monty Banks [Monty], Virginia Lee Corbin [Virginia Craig], Charles Mailes (Charles Hill Mailes) [Silas Scott], Charles Gerard (Charles K. Gerrard) [Scott’s son], Bud Jamieson (Bud Jamison) [Big Bill], Max Ascher (Max Asher), Fatty Alexander (Frank Alexander), Rosa Gore, Syd Crossley

Monty Banks Enterprises production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by Monty Banks. Scenario by Charles Horan and Harry Sweet, from a screen story by Monty Banks. Production supervision by Howard Estabrook. Cinematography by Blake Wagner. / Released 30 January 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / A two-reel abridgement was released as Chasing Choo Choos in the USA.

Comedy.

Survival status: Prints exist [35mm positive]; also in private collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Bridges - Businesses: California Glass Company - Chases - Falls - Rescues - Railway cars - Rope - Runaway trains - Transportation: Automobiles, Trains - USA: California: Carisso Gorge - Water

Listing updated: 18 October 2008.

References: Kerr-Silent pp. 289, 292 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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