MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 115,333 this week

Perils of the Rail (1926)

 -  Action  -  30 October 1926 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 9 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A section boss for the railroad sets out to catch a gang of thieves who have been stealing ore shipments from his company's trains.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 9883 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Perils of the Rail (1926)

Perils of the Rail (1926) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Perils of the Rail.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Helen Holmes ...
Helen Martin
Edward Hearn ...
Jack Hathaway
Wilfrid North ...
Pepper Martin (as Wilfred North)
Lloyd Whitlock ...
Barker
Dick Rush ...
The Manager
Dan Crimmins ...
'Slippery' McGee
Norma Wills ...
Slippery's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J.P. McGowan
Edit

Storyline

A section boss for the railroad sets out to catch a gang of thieves who have been stealing ore shipments from his company's trains.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

train | dog | rex the dog | railway

Genres:

Action

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perils of the Rails  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A 16mm reduction positive print of this film is known to survive. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Helen Holmes is great!
13 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Officially listed as a "lost film" by The American Film Institute in 1971, here's "Perils of the Rail", a little the worse for wear but seemingly whole and complete, on a good Alpha DVD. Just as well, because although it's her second last of no less than 140 titles, it's also one of Miss Holmes' best movies. Admittedly, the plot is a very familiar one but it's not only quite believable but it leads into lots and lots of great railroad action with near misses by real trains on real private railroads. The plot is well acted, particularly by Miss Holmes who seems to do her own stunts. I couldn't spot any doubles, but admittedly the movie is directed at a breathless pace by her husband, J.P. McGowan. I couldn't spot McGowan in the cast this time around, but Lloyd Whitlock plays the villain with his usual flourish, while Ed Hearn turns in a great job as the likable, victimized hero.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Perils of the Rail (1926) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?