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Blazing Barriers (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Adventure | 4 July 1937 (USA)
Two young hoods from the city are sent to a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the mountains to try to turn them away from the life of crime they're headed for.

Director:

Aubrey Scotto

Writers:

Edwin C. Parsons (original story and screenplay), Lee Freeman (additional dialogue)
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Cast overview:
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Tommy McGrath (as Frank 'Junior' Coghlan)
Edward Arnold Jr. Edward Arnold Jr. ... Percival Throckmorton 'Fats' Moody
Florine McKinney ... Joan Martin
Irene Franklin ... Fleurette Varden
Guy Bates Post ... Reginald Burley
Milburn Stone ... Joe Waters
Jack Randall ... Arthur Forsythe (as Addison Randall)
Dick Hogan ... CCC Boy
Herbert Corthell Herbert Corthell ... Sheriff Martin
Mary Hayes Mary Hayes ... Sales Clerk
Frank Bischell Frank Bischell ... Minor Role (as Frank Bishell)
Cliff Carpenter ... Minor Role
Al Taylor ... Thug (as Albert Taylor)
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Tommy McGrath and "Fats" Moody, two young boys on the verge of becoming hardened criminals, attempt to hold up a warehouse but escape before the police arrive. Hopping a freight-car, they go west where they are befriended by a pair of retired actors. When they leave , they decide to join the CCC(Civilian Conservation Corps)as it seems a good place to hide from the law. Both soon have the toughness knocked out of them and are on the straight-and-narrow. Tommy meets and falls in love with Joan Martin, the sheriff's daughter, but just after his appointment to the Forestry Service he is accused of murdering one of the camp leaders he had fought with on several occasions, and he hides in a nearby cabin. Tommy catches a lunatic setting fire to the woods, attempts to stop him and is shot through the shoulder. When he comes to, the forest is ablaze and he struggles back to the cabin to release the deputy he had escaped from. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1937 (USA) See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First feature of Nestor Paiva. See more »

Soundtracks

C.C.C. Follow On
Music by Chas K. Duval (as Charles K. Duval)
Lyrics by Bernie Grossman
Sung by Florine McKinney
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Engaging Programmer
9 June 2018 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Nicely crafted programmer. No one expects a Ben Hur from the likes of poverty row Monogram. Nonetheless, this 60-minute production is well-paced, engagingly acted, and shrewdly mounted within limits. In short, results again show the vibrancy of Hollywood's B-movie era.

Younger folks may not know about the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps. It was one of the 1930's New Deal programs meant to alleviate effects of the Great Depression. The government funded Corps employed jobless young men to tend parts of America's great natural forests. Here, city boy delinquents Coghlan and Arnold join up to escape the law. Coghlan amounts to a tough punk on his way to prison unless he reforms. Arnold is his slow-thinking buddy. The movie's main part dramatizes the changes brought upon the toughie by his experience as a Corps member. Of course, winsome sweetie McKinney also helps, (I really like their first meet-up). Anyway, we get an idea of the Corps' paramilitary structure, which makes sense given tough conditions on the outside.

Watch for Gunsmoke's Doc Adams (Milburn Stone) in a featured part early in his career. Then too, there's a colorful turn from Post as a ham actor, and from whoever the guy is playing the murderous hayseed, a really thankless role. However, I'm still wondering about tough street kids at movie's beginning who stroll the streets in suits and ties, no less. Maybe they're applying to Harvard or Yale. Such costuming seems odd to say the least. I guess the talent show that sort of drops in was meant to show the Corps' lighter side.

Still and all, it's a lively little flick, along with an informative peek into a difficult period gone by.


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