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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
Roger Doyle
Winter Hall ...
Sir Gerald Bartlett
Gordon Harker ...
Pauline Johnson ...
Beryl Matchley
Leonard Thompson ...
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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 film was made with extensive cooperation from the Southern Railway (of England); many of their engines and locations are seen. 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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