The Engineer's Daughter; or, Iron Minnie's Revenge (1932)

  |  Short, Comedy


A deliberately campy send-up of old rustic melodramas in which the villainous Lawyer Stebbins plots to gain control of land belonging to the cider-making Widow James. When he fails in his ... See full summary »



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Director:

Robert F. Hill

Writers:

Edward Earle, Walter Weems

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4 August 2008 | mmka1
You will not believe it was released in 1932.
I thought that I was having a boring bad day, and then I saw this as an "fill out the rest of the hour" piece at the end of a local television movie feature, and this was far more interesting.

An offering from Radio Pictures, it is bizarrely over acted, yet here it works and with good reason. It is a cleverly crafted comedy short that twists an old familiar story. I just can not understand how this parody of old morality plays complete with "Simon Legree" type villain, has escaped cult film status!

No, it's not a knee-slapper, but should you get a chance, do see it. You really will not believe it was released in 1932.

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Short | Comedy

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Release Date:

4 July 1932

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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