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The Silk Express (1933)

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A trainload of silk puts Neil Hamilton on the fast track to murder in this full-throttle thrill ride costarring Sheila Terry and Guy Kibbee. As the demand for raw silk goes sky high, ... See full summary »

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Sheila Terry ...
Paula Nyberg
Arthur Byron ...
Conductor Clark
Guy Kibbee ...
Railway Detective McDuff
Dudley Digges ...
Professor Axel Nyberg
Arthur Hohl ...
Wallace Myton
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Robert 'Rusty' Griffith
Harold Huber ...
Train Guard Craft
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Train Guard Harry Burns (as George Pat Collins)
Robert Barrat ...
Mr. Calhoun, Attorney
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Dr. Harold Rolph
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Johnson, Kilgore's Secretary (as Ivan Simpson)
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A trainload of silk puts Neil Hamilton on the fast track to murder in this full-throttle thrill ride costarring Sheila Terry and Guy Kibbee. As the demand for raw silk goes sky high, crooked businessman Wallace Myton (Arthur Hohl) corners the market with plans to drive up the price. Determined to fulfill his contracts, manufacturer Donald Kilgore (Hamilton) imports $3 million worth of silk to Seattle and accompanies it by special train to New York. But when his secretary is found murdered, Kilgore soon discovers Myton has planted three killers on board with orders to stop the express and its passengers dead in their tracks. Written by Anonymous

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10 June 1933 (USA)  »

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Mysteriet på Silkeexpressen  »

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Fast-moving whodunit
15 March 2012 | by (Baltimore MD) – See all my reviews

There was a time when lousy movies were entertaining. And "The Silk Express," released in 1933 when films were just learning to talk, is a prime example. First, you gotta' believe that a criminal syndicate has cornered the entire American silk market and unless a trainload of silk from the Orient reaches New York within three days, the nation's fashion industry will collapse. A mysterious criminal mastermind has been planted aboard the silk express to stop it in its tracks. But who is he? The paralyzed scholar being rushed to New York for emergency surgery? His beautiful daughter? The doctor who doesn't seem to know as much as he should about medicine? The erudite hobo? The smooth-talking lawyer? It couldn't possibly be the bellowing railroad detective played by Guy Kibbee, could it? This ain't Agatha Christie. But the dialogue's crisp, the pace never lags and the solution to the mystery actually comes as a surprise.


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