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The Great Train Robbery (1941)

Tom Logan is a railroad detective. Tom takes it upon himself to halt the activities of his crooked brother Duke. Duke and his henchman have stolen an entire gold train, including the ... See full summary »

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Tom Logan
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Duke Logan
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Mrs. Logan
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Whiskers
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Tom Logan is a railroad detective. Tom takes it upon himself to halt the activities of his crooked brother Duke. Duke and his henchman have stolen an entire gold train, including the passengers. These bad guys have stopped the train and have it backed into lead into a long since abandoned dead-ended tunnel. The nightclub singer Kay Stevens is one the passengers who requires rescuing by Tom. Written by Robert

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28 February 1941 (USA)  »

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El tren desaparecido  »

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the sherlock Holmes connection
29 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Arthur Conan Doyle wrote an "impossible' crime story about a train that vanishes into thin air. A famous retired detective, who is unnamed, lends his thoughts to solving the case. Two Republic westerns, The Great Train Robbery and William Elliott's THE LAST BANDIT seem to borrow the basic mystery and its solution. If I'm not mistaken a 1930's serial THE LOST SPECIAL also involves a missing train. I also remember seeing a very clever animated film in which Holmes solves a similar problem with pure logic at the American Film Institute when they did a series of Sherlock Holmes movies. If you want to stretch a point, Banacek once explained how a flat car can vanish from the middle of a moving train. As far as I know nobody credits Conan Doyle with the original story


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