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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 ...
Arthur Byron ...
Conductor Clark
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Railway Detective McDuff
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Professor Axel Nyberg
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Wallace Myton
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Robert 'Rusty' Griffith
Harold Huber ...
Train Guard Craft
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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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WEAK WHODUNIT
24 September 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is not a "racy melodrama" (as described in Hirschhorn's WARNER BROTHERS STORY). There's nothing remotely racy unless one counts the train racing across the country. Rather, it's a primitive whodunit where arbitrary clues are thrown out to make everybody look guilty. Although it's crammed with Warner character players and moves briskly, it's still boring and weak.


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