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The Hurricane Express (1932)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1 August 1932 (USA)
When his father is killed in a train wreck, Larry Baker vows to unmask a mysterious criminal called "The Wrecker," who has targeted the L&M Railroad for deadly" accidents."

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Gloria Martin / Gloria Stratton (as Shirley Gray)
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Frank Stratton
Lloyd Whitlock ...
Walter Gray
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Carlson (as Alan Bridge)
Matthew Betz ...
Tom Jordan (as Mathew Betz)
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Detective Matthews (as Joseph Girard)
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Detective Hemmingway (as James Burtis)
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Barney (as Ernie S. Adams)
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Mike
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Jim Baker
Al Ferguson ...
Sandy
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Jim
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

El expreso de la muerte  »

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(12 episodes) | (edited for TV) | (DVD)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The feature version,running approximately 81 minutes, was edited from Chapters #1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11 and 12. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the chase/escape segment where the Hurricane Express, carrying a shipment of gold, is to be wrecked and robbed; the plane used to remove the wrecker from the train, bring the wrecker to his gang, chase the train to get the gold after Larry stops the wreck, and a couple of other scenes; continually changes from a single engine bi-plane to a dual engine monoplane. See more »

Quotes

Larry Baker: [driviing his father into the trainyard] Well, Dad, I got you here on time.
[indicating the Hurricane Express]
Larry Baker: There's your pride and joy just coming off the turntable.
Jim Baker: [talking to the engineer] Yes, siree, Steve. I'll take her down.
Larry Baker: Sure jealous of this old boiler, Dad.
Jim Baker: Why shouldn't you be, my boy. She's part of me. Maybe I'm just part of her. I don't know. I took her out on her first run, and I hope L'll be at first throttle when I make my last,
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Great Classic Serial !! Recommend the Full Length Version.
29 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The full length version runs about 227 minutes. "Gone With the Wind",long known for its length, has a run time of about 222 minutes. To experience the full historic flavor of an old time serial, I suggest trying the full length version, but try it as it was originally viewed. (An episode at a time!) Lots of thrills, chills, and spills, and a mystery that can't be solved until the very last episode in which the murderer turns out to be XXXXX. Bit of trivia: The plane used in the movie is a Ford Tri-Motor. (Old Henry built about 200 of them, largely at the instigation of his son Edsel.)In some scenes, its identification has been painted over. In other scenes it can be read. The plane is model 5-AT-49 registration number NC-8411, built in 1929 and destroyed in a crash in the mountains of Columbia in 1939. The "TAT" (Transcontinental Air Transport) logo is visible on the plane. (The fore-runner of Howard Hughes' TWA.)All interior scenes were shot in a prop department mock up with increased height and width. Of especial note is the single throttle. The Ford Tri-Motor had three! Dean Jacksonville, FL (Where Shirley Gray died in obscurity.)


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