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Writers:
Colbert Clark (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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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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:227 min (12 episodes) | USA:79 min (edited for TV)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Germany:12 (DVD) | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
More yak than track., 26 October 1999
Author: Lou Rugani (x779@webtv.net) from United States

Despite a great title, "The Hurricane Express" (referring to a crack passenger train which we hardly even see at all) is very slow and talky. Most of the film time is spent in static conversation about who might be wrecking the railroad company's trains. This serial came from the bargain-basement Mascot studio, and seems as if it were done by a high-school film class. There is John Wayne, of course, and some worthwhile vintage train, airplane and outdoor footage, but if that's all you want, keep poised onto the fast-forward button. The editing (or lack thereof) is the worst thing about "The Hurricane Express"; scenes are allowed to run on interminably, and it's as though Mascot didn't want to throw any precious film away. Shy away from the full-length film and look instead for any condensed version .... which still might be too long. So, who wrecked "The Hurricane Express"? Mascot Pictures did. Recommended only for curiosity-seekers.

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