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The Wrecker (1929)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  17 August 1929 (USA)
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A director's nephew unmasks a manager as a wrecker of trains.


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Cast overview:
Carlyle Blackwell ...
Ambrose Barney
Benita Hume ...
Mary Shelton
Joseph Striker ...
Roger Doyle
Winter Hall ...
Sir Gerald Bartlett
Gordon Harker ...
Pauline Johnson ...
Beryl Matchley
Leonard Thompson ...
Rameses Ratchett


A director's nephew unmasks a manager as a wrecker of trains.

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Plot Keywords:

train | railway | based on play | See All (3) »


Crime | Drama







Release Date:

17 August 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Würger  »

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Sound Mix:

(synchronized music score)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The SR staged the climactic train wreck one Sunday near Herriard, on their Basingstoke - Alton branch line. The passenger cars seen are old enough ones that they were gaslit; the gas cylinders were emptied before the crash to avoid a fire hazard. The tracks were cleared and repaired in time for service to resume on Monday morning. See more »


Edited into The Ghost Train (1931) See more »

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Angus MacPhail's Screenwriting Debut
23 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 25 year old Angus MacPhail made his lucky break in this silent film where he adapted a play for the screen. It was the same sort of thing that Alfred Hitchcock was doing at the time and their paths would eventually meet over a decade later.

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