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15 August 1936 (USA) See more »
US private eye sorts out European crime wave. With female sidekick in tow, wisecracking private eye follows a trail of corpses around Europe... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Edmund Lowe ... John Harwood
Constance Cummings ... Caryl Fenton
Thomy Bourdelle ... Monsieur Paul Turbé
Henry Oscar ... Axel Hoyt
Felix Aylmer ... Sir Charles Webber
Joyce Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wentworth
O.B. Clarence ... Registrar
Mark Lester ... Chief Constable (Captain Fitzgerald)
Allan Jeayes ... Heinrich Wagner
Anthony Holles ... Reception Clerk
David Horne ... Hotel Manager
Edwin Laurence ... Guildhall Guide
James Harcourt ... Vicar (Father Blanchard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Davidge ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Henry Hallett ... Supporting Role (uncredited)
Warren Jenkins ... Supporting Role (uncredited)
Patrick Ludlow ... Pilgrims of Peace Poet (uncredited)
Phyllis Morris ... Irate Bridge Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert de Courville 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sidney Gilliat 
Frank Launder 
Austin Melford  additional dialogue
Bernard Merivale  story
L. du Garde Peach  adaptation (as DuGarde Peach)
Arnold Ridley  story

Original Music by
Jack Beaver (uncredited)
Bretton Byrd (uncredited)
John Greenwood (uncredited)
Louis Levy (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Mutz Greenbaum  (as M. Greenbaum)
Film Editing by
Michael Gordon  (as M. Gordon)
Art Direction by
Ernö Metzner  (as E. Metzner)
Costume Design by
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Peirce .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Molyneux .... set dresser (as Capt. Molyneaux)
Sound Department
A. Birch .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Massy-Collier .... focus puller (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Charles Williams .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Seven Sinners" - UK (original title)
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67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The second train wreck in this film, which is also called "The Wrecker", is the same one that was staged for the climax of The Wrecker (1929). Footage of that crash, not used in the earlier film, was edited together with new shots. Another train wreck was done mostly with models and stock footage from newsreels.See more »
Continuity: Just before the engine hits the lorry on the occupation crossing, there is a shot of its buffer beam. The engine number, 1060, is reversed indicating the film was back to front.See more »
Irate Bridge Player:I want my sucking pig!See more »
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
It's real alright!, 19 October 2001
Author: vaughan.birbeck

Neil-117 is quite correct, the film makers were given permission by the Southern Railway to smash an old locomotive and carriages into a lorry on a disused branch line, hence the spectacular train crash.

I think his other comments are a little unfair. The film is taken from a play called 'The Wrecker' by Arnold Ridley (who also wrote 'The Ghost Train' and later became Private Godfrey in 'Dad's Army'). The whole point of the plot is that a serial murderer is staging train crashes to disguise his crimes.

Of course the film is dated but it's good, well-paced entertainment. If you enjoy Hitchcock's British thrillers (especially 'The Lady Vanishes', also a Launder and Gilliatt screenplay) you'll like this one.

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