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Mail Train (1941)
"Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  1 July 1941 (USA)
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The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Harker ...
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Phyllis Calvert ...
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Blenkinsop
Charles Oliver ...
Dr. Wilkinson
Raymond Huntley ...
Dr. Kerbishley
Percy Walsh ...
Inspector Blow
David Horne ...
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Peter Gawthorne ...
Colonel
Wally Patch ...
Sergeant Major
Betty Jardine ...
Daisy
O.B. Clarence ...
Professor Mackenzie
John Salew ...
Mr. Tomboy
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Postal Sorter
Bill Shine ...
Hotel Porter
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The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be trusted and who can't. Phyllis Calvert contributes to the intrigue as one Mrs. Wilkinson, who is, not all she seems to be. Written by Anonymous

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The locomotive hauling the southbound mail train from Carlisle appears to be an LMS Patriot class 4-6-0, 5XP, number 5513. See more »

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The mail train incidents in this story are entirely fictional. G.P.O. safeguards would preclude any such happenings. No reflection is made on any member of the Post Office staff. See more »

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Follows Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939) See more »

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Hornleigh Takes On Nazis Spies
14 November 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Like the other films in the Hornleigh series this is breezy with a nice touch of humor. The plot has Hornleigh working for the British army to find out who has been pilfering army supplies. He finds this work beneath his talents and is glad to shift his interest to a case involving the radio transmission of messages by German spies in England. The radio transmission is sent from a different location each time and Hornleigh digs to finds out how they are doing it and who is behind it.

The joy of the film is the teaming of Harker and Sim. A first rate team from British film history.


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