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Boulder Dam (1936)

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70 min | Action, Drama

"Rusty" Noonan, a hard-boiled, cynical, selfish smart-aleck, working as a mechanic in a Detroit garage, is outraged when he has to work overtime on repairing the shoddy work he had done on a taxicab, gets into an argument with the ...See more"Rusty" Noonan, a hard-boiled, cynical, selfish smart-aleck, working as a mechanic in a Detroit garage, is outraged when he has to work overtime on repairing the shoddy work he had done on a taxicab, gets into an argument with the shop-foreman, Wison. The foreman takes a swing at him and misses but Noonan, a trained boxer connects with his punch. The blow catches Wilson on the chin, knocks him off his feet and his head hits the floor and he is killed. Noonan flees, wanders about the country and eventually arrives in the desert-town of Las Vegas, Nevada, where the mighty Boulder Dam is being constructed on the near-by Colorado River. He is befriended by Ann Vangarick, gets a construction job on the dam project, and he begins to see the error of his past ways. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Sy Bartlett (screen play) | Ralph Block (screen play) | Dan M. Templin (based on story: "Boulder Dam" by)
Cinematographer
Arthur L. Todd (photography)
Editor
Jack Saper (edited by)
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Updated Mar 7, 1936

Release date
Mar 7, 1936 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Ross Alexander
Rusty Noonan Rusty Noonan   See fewer
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Patricia Ellis
Ann Vangarick Ann Vangarick   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Ed Harper Ed Harper   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Mr. Agnew Mr. Agnew   See fewer
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Egon Brecher
Pa Vangarick Pa Vangarick   See fewer
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Eleanor Wesselhoeft
Ma Vangarick Ma Vangarick   See fewer
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George P. Breakston
Stan Vangarick (as George Breakston) Stan Vangarick (as George Breakston)   See fewer
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William Pawley
Wilson - Garage Boss Wilson - Garage Boss   See fewer
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Ronnie Cosby
Peter Vangarick Peter Vangarick   See fewer
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Ward Bond
Pa's Guest (uncredited) Pa's Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Bud - the Bouncer (uncredited) Bud - the Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Spencer Charters
First Sheriff (uncredited) First Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Davison Clark
Sheriff #2 (uncredited) Sheriff #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Donlan
Nightclub Manager (uncredited) Nightclub Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lester Dorr
Job Applications Teller (uncredited) Job Applications Teller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Dynamite Ralph - Dam Worker (uncredited) Dynamite Ralph - Dam Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Dam Worker (uncredited) Dam Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Pa's Guest (uncredited) Pa's Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Guhl
Station Agent (uncredited) Station Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Hendricks Jr.
Dam Worker (uncredited) Dam Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Hopton
Cable Operatior (uncredited) Cable Operatior (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Anthony Hughes
Pa's Guest (uncredited) Pa's Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Moriarity
Seamus - Pa's Guest (uncredited) Seamus - Pa's Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Garry Owen
Dam Worker (uncredited) Dam Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Craig Reynolds
Dam Worker (uncredited) Dam Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Rice
Fred Cook (uncredited) Fred Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Shubert
Pa's Guest (uncredited) Pa's Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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George E. Stone
Man Aiding Ann (uncredited) Man Aiding Ann (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Dam Worker (uncredited) Dam Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Wayne
Boulder Dam Employment Teller (uncredited) Boulder Dam Employment Teller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Huey White
Chuck - Cab Driver (uncredited) Chuck - Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 67 votes