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The Hurricane Express (1932)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  1 August 1932 (USA)
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The Wrecker wrecks trains on the L & R Railroad. One of his victims is Larry Baker's father. Baker wants to find the evildoer, among a host of suspects, but it will be difficult since the ... See full summary »

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Gloria Martin / Gloria Stratton (as Shirley Gray)
Edmund Breese ...
Frank Stratton
Lloyd Whitlock ...
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Al Bridge ...
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Matthew Betz ...
Tom Jordan (as Mathew Betz)
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Detective Matthews (as Joseph Girard)
James P. Burtis ...
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Charles King ...
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J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Jim Baker
Al Ferguson ...
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Glenn Strange ...
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The Wrecker wrecks trains on the L & R Railroad. One of his victims is Larry Baker's father. Baker wants to find the evildoer, among a host of suspects, but it will be difficult since the Wrecker can disguise himself to look like almost anyone. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A CRASHING ADVENTURE SERIAL! (1940 reissue one-sheet) See more »


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1 August 1932 (USA)  »

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El expreso de la muerte  »

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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Wrecker


  • 2. Flying Pirates


  • 3. The Masked Menace


  • 4. Buried Alive


  • 5. Danger Lights


  • 6. The Airport Mystery


  • 7. Sealed Lips


  • 8. Outside the Law


  • 9. The Invincible Army


  • 10. The Wrecker's Secret


  • 11. Wings of Death


  • 12. Unmasked


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I've Been Wrecking on the Railroad
9 May 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One caveat I have to give this particular review. I saw an abbreviated 80 minute version of this serial which was almost unintelligible to follow. Not that I think the full length version would have put The Hurricane Express right up in cinematic history with Gone With the Wind.

John Wayne did three serials for Mascot and this particular one must have been edited down for a feature length movie to take advantage of his growing popularity in the Forties. The plot such as it is involves John Wayne as the son of engineer J. Farrell MacDonald who is killed in a planned train wreck.

The mysterious guy doing all these wrecks is someone appropriately called The Wrecker. He's got one interesting gimmick, he wears incredibly life like masks of all the other folks that are suspected of being the Wrecker. Fools everybody of course until the Duke catches on.

If this version of The Hurricane Express came out in the late Forties, what must John Wayne have thought when such things as Red River, Fort Apache, etc. were being released? The Duke must have shuddered.


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