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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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I've Been Wrecking on the Railroad 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
 
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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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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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
I've Been Wrecking on the Railroad, 9 May 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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