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Colbert Clark (story) &
Barney A. Sarecky (story) ...
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Release Date:
1 August 1932 (USA) See more »
A THRILLER of the ROARING RAILS In Twelve Crashing Episodes! See more »
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." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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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USA:227 min (12 episodes) | USA:79 min (edited for TV) | 80 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Germany:12 (DVD) | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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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.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great Classic Serial !! Recommend the Full Length Version., 29 March 2007
Author: dsbird from United States

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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