High Voltage (1929 film)

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High Voltage
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Directed by Howard Higgin
Produced by Ralph Block
Written by James Gleason
Kenyon Nicholson
Starring William Boyd
Carole Lombard
Owen Moore
Phillips Smalley
Billy Bevan
Music by Josiah Zuro
Cinematography John J. Mescall
Edited by Doane Harrison
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release dates
  • June 29, 1929 (1929-06-29)
Running time 63 minutes
Country United States
Language English

High Voltage (1929) is an American film, produced by Pathé Exchange and directed by Howard Higgin.[1][2]

The film stars William Boyd, Diane Ellis, Owen Moore, Phillips Smalley, Billy Bevan and Carole Lombard, in her feature-length "talkie" film debut, billed as "Carol Lombard".

This film is in the public domain.[citation needed]


Billie (Carole Lombard) is on a bus, being hauled in to face felony charges, by Detective Dan (Owen Moore). The bus gets stuck in a snowstorm; and, the passengers meet William Boyd, who is already holed up, in a church, waiting out the storm.

It turns out that Bill (William Boyd) is also on the lam, as a wanted felon, not just a hobo. Bill and Billie have to decide whether to flee, using the storm as cover; or, stay, risking prosecution and possible execution, to help the others survive the storm.


Carole Lombard ... Billie Davis (billed as Carol Lombard)
William Boyd ... Bill, the linesman
Owen Moore ... Detective Dan Egan
Phillips Smalley ... J. Milton Hendrickson, the banker
Billy Bevan ... Gus, the driver
Diane Ellis ... The Kid


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