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Dynamite (1949)

Approved | | Drama | 18 January 1949 (USA)
Gunner Peterson is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary. Johnny Brown, son of Nellie Brown who operates a boarding house, finds ... See full summary »

Director:

William H. Pine

Writer:

Milton Raison (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Gargan ... 'Gunner' Peterson
Virginia Welles ... Mary
Richard Crane ... Johnny Brown
Irving Bacon ... Jake
Douglass Dumbrille ... Hank Gibbons
Mary Newton Mary Newton ... Nellie Brown
Frank Ferguson ... 'Hard Rock' Mason
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Gunner Peterson is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary. Johnny Brown, son of Nellie Brown who operates a boarding house, finds college too tame after his stint with a demolition squad in the army, and decides to quit. Getting a job with Jake, he is soon resented by Gunner when he tries to introduce some new methods and also starts showing an interest in Mary. A truck loaded with dynamite gets away from Hard Rock Mason and the loss of the truck causes Jake to have to borrow money from Nellie to keep his business going. Hard Rock is killed in a blast which Gunner decides was his fault, since he wouldn't listen to Johnny's ideas about how to set the charge, and he leaves. Later, when Johnny is testing charges, there is an unexpected blast and he is trapped in the tunnel. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Two-fisted hard-rock blasters...facing death for fame and glory! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Túnel da Morte See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Pine-Thomas Programmer
13 February 2004 | by sbibb1See all my reviews

Typical plot, used in various other movies. William Gargan is a dynamite contractor who has his eyes on pretty little Virginia Welles. Richard Crane joins the team, and a feud breaks out between Crane and Gargan for Welles. When there is a mine cave-in, Gargan is forced to help rescue Crane.

Ok acting, OK script. Pure programmer. Little kids might like the movie for the dynamite scenes.


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