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Streamline Express (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 15 September 1935 (USA)
A disparate group of people meet as passengers on a super-speed train crossing the U.S. Aboard are a seductive confidence man, a stage director masquerading as a steward in hopes of ... See full summary »

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A disparate group of people meet as passengers on a super-speed train crossing the U.S. Aboard are a seductive confidence man, a stage director masquerading as a steward in hopes of stopping his feisty leading lady from eloping, and a woman trying to stop her husband from running away with his mistress. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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An uncredited version of the 1934 Howard Hawks classic "Twentieth Century" although the producers were not sued for plagiarism. Ralph Forbes plays virtually the same role in both films. See more »

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The view from the driver's cabin shows the (back-projected) countryside passing left to right, as it would from a side window, not front on. See more »

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Spoofs Twentieth Century (1934) See more »

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High class rail travel 1930s style
17 November 2001 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

An odd little curiousity of a film. An assortment of unlikely characters take an express train from New York to California, the main plot revolves around a stage director in pursuit of his leading lady (the same plot that was used much more successfully in Twentieth Century the year before) and a crook on the run from the police who engages in a little robbery and blackmail en route (he fails and is exposed by the stage director).

As a film its very stagey, the acting is too - they all make their entrances and exits as if they're treading the boards. Mainly of interest for the train itself, as a 1930s idea of what rail travel should be like. This is a double deck, 160mph monorail, luxuriously fitted out like an art deco ocean liner!


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