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The Wrecker (1929)

A director's nephew unmasks a manager as a wrecker of trains.

Director:

Géza von Bolváry

Writers:

Reginald Berkeley (titles), Angus MacPhail (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carlyle Blackwell ... Ambrose Barney
Benita Hume ... Mary Shelton
Joseph Striker ... Roger Doyle
Winter Hall ... Sir Gerald Bartlett
Gordon Harker ... William
Pauline Johnson Pauline Johnson ... Beryl Matchley
Leonard Thompson Leonard Thompson ... Rameses Ratchett
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A director's nephew unmasks a manager as a wrecker of trains.

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Plot Keywords:

train | railway | based on play | See All (3) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Würger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent (synchronized music score)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The SR staged the climactic train wreck one Sunday near Herriard, on their Basingstoke - Alton branch line. The passenger cars seen are old enough ones that they were gaslit; the gas cylinders were emptied before the crash to avoid a fire hazard. The tracks were cleared and repaired in time for service to resume on Monday morning. See more »

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Edited into The Ghost Train (1941) See more »

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Angus MacPhail's Screenwriting Debut
23 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 25 year old Angus MacPhail made his lucky break in this silent film where he adapted a play for the screen. It was the same sort of thing that Alfred Hitchcock was doing at the time and their paths would eventually meet over a decade later.


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