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Murder in the Private Car (1934)

Passed | | Mystery, Romance | 29 June 1934 (USA)
Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ... See full summary »

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Scott (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Georgia
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Ruth
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Blake
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Murray
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Hanks
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Carson
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Allen (as Cliff Thompson)
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Titus (as Snowflake)
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Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, she was kidnaped by her uncle and is the daughter of a wealthy railroad tycoon. Under the watchful eye of Godfrey D. Scott, an attempt on her life is foiled. But a fake telegram put her on a private railroad car heading east. It is in this car that her life is again in danger and people are murdered. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Mystery | Romance

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29 June 1934 (USA)  »

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A Última Carruagem  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The play opened in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 6 August 1922, but had no New York run. See more »

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Godfrey D. Scott: Both your eyes are very pretty.
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Version of Red Lights (1923) See more »

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crime thrilla set on a train - 1934
24 April 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Charles Ruggles, Mary Carlisle, and Una Merkel star in this crime thriller on a train, made just as the Hays Production was starting to be enforced. Merkel and Carlisle are telephone operators, Ruth and Georgia, but when circumstances change, they end up on a train, in a private car, with the absent minded, stuttering Ruggles as Godfrey Scott. He "deflects" crimes before they occur....(?) And of course, a 35 year old Sterling Holloway (voice of Winnie the Pooh) as an office boy. Keep a quick eye out for Walter Brennan, the railroad switch- man, in a real brief appearance. They pack a lot of action into the 63 minute shortie from MGM. Good photography with the train "chase scenes", in spite of all the back mattes and sped up film scenes used. There is a confusing scene near the beginning, before they all get on the train, but it becomes quite an entertaining film. Appears to have been remade in 1942 as Grand Central Murder (?) also by MGM.


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