Though it has been some years since I saw this film at The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles, I still remember it as terrific fun.
One scene in particular was such a spectacular, gracefully athletic, even if apparently unmotivated, stunt -- a display of the lead character's joy -- the audience with me broke into spontaneous cheers and applause.
I urge anyone who likes movies to grab at any opportunity to watch this.
We need to write Turner Classic Movies about "Conductor 1492" and urge that network to get a copy, even if TCM shows it only on its Silent Sunday.
There are some wonderful Irish stereotypes, beautifully played, and the whole film is just a romp from start to finish. It's one I'd love to have a copy of, so I hope people will tell me if it's ever available on tape or disc.
GREAT NEWS, added 1 Aug 2015: There is a version available at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7hZQhN6rwY HOORAY!