Skyscraper

(1928)
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This is a typically benign silent comedy/drama whose only distinction is that it is set among the skyscrapers of 1928 NYC. Either the location work is real (hard to beleive they'd take chances with the lives of stars) or the matte work is extraordinry for its day. Blondy and Swede are gruff best friends who build skyscrapers. Blondy gets sweet on a girl he saves from a falling beam, Sally, but when he is injured in an accident and temporarily crippled, he rejects her. Swede tries every desperate measure to get Blondy to fight back, to try to walk, even masquerading as stealing Sally away from him. It all comes right in the end. Oscar nomination for Screenplay

  1. Howard Higgin

    Director

  2. Dudley Murphy

    Story

  3. Elliott J. Clawson

    Writer

  4. Tay Garnett

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Boyd

    William Boyd

    Blondy

  2. Alan Hale

    Alan Hale

    Slim Strede

  3. Sue Carol

    Sue Carol

    Sally

  4. Alberta Vaughn

    Alberta Vaughn

    Jane

  5. Wesley Barry

    Wesley Barry

    Redhead

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Status Released

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  • April 8, 1928
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 8m

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