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By Whose Hand? (1932)

Passed | | Mystery | 6 July 1932 (USA)
A man (Nat Pendleton) tries to hide aboard a moving train after murdering a jewelry magnate.


Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)


Harry Adler (story)




Complete credited cast:
Ben Lyon ... Jimmy
Barbara Weeks ... Alice
Kenneth Thomson ... Chambers
Ethel Kenyon ... Eileen
William V. Mong ... Graham
Dolores Ray Dolores Ray ... Bride (as Dolores Rey)
Nat Pendleton ... Delmar
Tom Dugan ... Drunk
Dwight Frye ... Chick


A man (Nat Pendleton) tries to hide aboard a moving train after murdering a jewelry magnate.

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[first lines]
Train Engineer: [in the cab of the train, looking at his pocket watch] Twelve o'clock. Four hours ago we were in Los Angeles. Ah, nothing ever happens on this trip.
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Great Classic Train Ride Thriller
11 January 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This film was shown on Turner Classic Movies in the early hours of the AM and I was very glad to have been able to view this nice Classic Film from 1932. The story is all centered on a train ride with a prisoner aboard the Steam Engine powered train and some very shady characters both men and women. A detective on the train loses his prisoner and everyone went crazy trying to locate him, they searched the Pullman car with its bunk bed arrangements with a drawn curtain over each bunk. Some of the passengers were lovers and some couples were newly-weds and they all had to get out of their beds. There is lots of comedy even though there is murder, funny cigarettes give out and a few jewel thieves. Ben Lyon, (Jimmy), Hell's Angels" played the role of a reporter along with Barbara Weeks (Alice),"One Man Justice" who gave a great supporting role. There seemed to be plenty of blonde women on this train, it was during the 30's and everyone wanted Jean Harlow in their pictures or someone who looked like her. Ben Lyon was the star of "Hell's Angels" produced and directed by Howard Hughes. If you can catch this film on TV, you will enjoy a Classic Great Film from the PAST.

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English | French

Release Date:

6 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Expresso 12 See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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