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Writers:
Colbert Clark (story) &
Barney A. Sarecky (story) ...
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Release Date:
1 August 1932 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A THRILLER of the ROARING RAILS In Twelve Crashing Episodes! See more »
Plot:
The Wrecker wrecks trains on the L & R Railroad. One of his victims is Larry Baker's father. Baker wants to find the evildoer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Don't Bother: Haven't You Got Something Better To Do? See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Tully Marshall ... Howard Edwards
Conway Tearle ... Stevens

John Wayne ... Larry Baker
Shirley Grey ... Gloria Martin / Gloria Stratton (as Shirley Gray)
Edmund Breese ... Frank Stratton
Lloyd Whitlock ... Walter Gray
Al Bridge ... Carlson (as Alan Bridge)
Matthew Betz ... Tom Jordan (as Mathew Betz)
Joseph W. Girard ... Detective Matthews (as Joseph Girard)
James P. Burtis ... Detective Hemmingway (as James Burtis)
Ernie Adams ... Barney (as Ernie S. Adams)
Charles King ... Mike
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Jim Baker
Al Ferguson ... Sandy
Glenn Strange ... Jim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... Baggage Master / Farmer / Train Passenger / Bob (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt ... Henchman (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... Doctor (uncredited)
Rodney Hildebrand ... Bill (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Co-Pilot / Det. Nick / Doctor (uncredited)
Fred Parker ... Plane Passenger (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Sam (uncredited)

Directed by
J.P. McGowan 
Armand Schaefer 
 
Writing credits
Colbert Clark (story) &
Barney A. Sarecky (story) (as Barney Sarecky) &
Wyndham Gittens (story)

George Morgan (screenplay) &
J.P. McGowan (screenplay)

Harold Tarshis  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Nat Levine .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Lee Zahler (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller 
Carl Wester 
 
Film Editing by
Ray Snyder 
 
Sound Department
George Lowerre .... sound recording engineer
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Bert Goodrich .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Wyndham Gittens .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Nat Levine .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
USA:227 min (12 episodes) | USA:79 min (edited for TV)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Germany:12 (DVD) | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Don't Bother: Haven't You Got Something Better To Do?, 22 September 2007
Author: John W Chance (Chance2000esl@yahoo.com) from San Francisco, California

I own and have watched the Alpha Video feature version of the serial. The problem with feature versions of serials is that they leave out so much; a lot of them jump too fast leaving out details behind certain dialog or sequences, which makes them hard to follow; or else the back and forth nature of the action seems pointless and tedious. There are many, many examples of this such as "Planet Outlaws" the feature version of "Buck Rogers" (1939) "The Phantom Empire," (1935) "Dick Tracy Vs. Crime Inc." (1941) among many.

The exceptions are "Rocketship" (1936) the excellent shortened first "Flash Gordon" serial and "The Lost Jungle" (1934), which is actually a real improvement over and practically a different film from the serial it came from.

This one, however, is in the category of something you watch while you're doing something else. Although John Wayne has a few good lines, and seems to do a lot of the action stunts himself, the feature version really points up the weak nature of the story. The bad guys (including the underutilized Charles King) seem to want to spend all their time trying to recover some gold stolen from a train, the Hurricane Express.

Watching this you think, don't these evil villains have anything better (or since they are villains, worse) to do? Well, while watching it, you realize that you do, but you may not have anything else planned. So let me give you some tips for things you could be doing while playing this video: Organize all the clothes in your closet. Go thru the week's mail and throw away the junk. Delete unnecessary e-mails. Pay your bills. Organize your video collection-- I do mine chronologically, but maybe you do yours alphabetically. File important papers. Lie on your bed and read something while you listen to the movie.

Good luck! I'm sure you'll be able to think of something worthwhile to do while watching this version of "The Hurricane Express."

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