Jack Oakes, the playboy son of a railroad president, is disowned by his father, and takes a job in the railroads yards under an assumed name. Mary Traves still believes he has the right ... See full summary »

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Jack Oakes, the playboy son of a railroad president, is disowned by his father, and takes a job in the railroads yards under an assumed name. Mary Traves still believes he has the right stuff, and he soon gets a chance to show it when The Midnight Expess is on a collision course with a run-away freight train. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE STORY OF A RAILROAD MAN WHO COULD NOT BE DETRACKED! (original poster - all caps)


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1 June 1924 (USA)  »

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The Midnight Express (1924) -- Lost Silent
12 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This 1924 silent drama/romance starred William Haines and was directed by George W. Hill for Columbia Pictures Corporation. This film's status is now listed as unknown, which sadly suggests it may be a lost silent. All I can offer the reader is this brief synopsis, hopefully a copy survives for public viewing.

Disowned by his railroad president father for leading a dissolute life, Jack Oakes ( William Haines ) resolves to turn over a new leaf and takes a job in the railroad yards. He does well and is promoted to engineer while falling in love with Mary Travers ( Elaine Hammerstein ), the daughter of the engineer of the Midnight Express. When Jack accidentally causes the death of a friend, he requests transfer to a small station in the mountains. Escaped convict Silent Bill Brachely ( Pat Harmon ) shows up one night to repay Jack for sending him to prison, and a fight ensues during which Jack realizes that a runaway freight train is heading for collision with the Midnight Express. Jack knocks out Bill just in time to derail the freight train, thus redeeming himself in the eyes of Mary and his father.


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