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The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for Strong Boy was 12 Nov 1928.
       This film is considered lost, but in 2010, the original trailer, or at least most of it, was found in the New Zealand national archive. ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for Strong Boy was 12 Nov 1928.
       This film is considered lost, but in 2010, the original trailer, or at least most of it, was found in the New Zealand national archive. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
7 Apr 1929.
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New York Times
1 Apr 1929
p. 22.
Variety
3 Apr 1929
p. 20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 March 1929
Production Date:
began 12 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP120
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Sd eff and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,526 ft.
Duration(in mins):
79
Length(in feet):
5,567
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Strong Boy, a baggage handler in a railroad station, saves the child of a railroad vice president from being crushed by a trunk and is promoted to the head of the lost-and-found department. Mary McGregor, his sweetheart, becomes disgusted and walks out on him. Strong Boy later returns a pearl necklace to a movie star and is again promoted, this time to the position of fireman on the locomotive of which Mary's father is the engineer. Strong Boy prevents a holdup and is forgiven by Mary, whom he ... +


Strong Boy, a baggage handler in a railroad station, saves the child of a railroad vice president from being crushed by a trunk and is promoted to the head of the lost-and-found department. Mary McGregor, his sweetheart, becomes disgusted and walks out on him. Strong Boy later returns a pearl necklace to a movie star and is again promoted, this time to the position of fireman on the locomotive of which Mary's father is the engineer. Strong Boy prevents a holdup and is forgiven by Mary, whom he marries. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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