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The Hurricane Express (1932)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1 August 1932 (USA)
When his father is killed in a train wreck, Larry Baker vows to unmask a mysterious criminal called "The Wrecker," who has targeted the L&M Railroad for deadly" accidents."

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Colbert Clark (story), Barney A. Sarecky (story) (as Barney Sarecky) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Larry Baker
Shirley Grey ... Gloria Martin / Gloria Stratton (as Shirley Gray)
Conway Tearle ... Stevens
Tully Marshall ... Howard Edwards
Edmund Breese ... Frank Stratton
Lloyd Whitlock Lloyd Whitlock ... Walter Gray
Al Bridge ... Carlson (as Alan Bridge)
Matthew Betz ... Tom Jordan (as Mathew Betz)
Joseph W. Girard ... Detective Matthews (as Joseph Girard)
James P. Burtis James P. Burtis ... Detective Hemmingway (as James Burtis)
Ernie Adams ... Barney (as Ernie S. Adams)
Charles King ... Mike
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Jim Baker
Al Ferguson Al Ferguson ... Sandy
Glenn Strange ... Jim
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Storyline

The Wrecker wrecks trains on the L & R Railroad. One of his victims is Larry Baker's father. Baker wants to find the evildoer, among a host of suspects, but it will be difficult since the Wrecker can disguise himself to look like almost anyone. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A THRILLER of the ROARING RAILS In Twelve Crashing Episodes! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El expreso de la muerte See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mascot Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (edited for TV) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

CHAPTER TITLES: 1. The Wrecker; 2. Flying Pirates; 3. The Masked Menace; 4. Buried Alive; 5. Danger Lights; 6. The Airport Mystery; 7. Sealed Lips; 8. Outside the Law; 9. The Invincible Army; 10. The Wrecker's Secret; 11. Wings of Death; 12. Unmasked. See more »

Goofs

In Chapter 9, John Wayne is riding a motorcycle going after a runaway boxcar. Sometimes it shows the boxcar on Wayne's left and sometimes on his right. It never shows the motorcycle crossing over the train tracks. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Martin: [urging him to surrender the gold] You're only making it worse.
Frank Stratton: Oh, nothing is worse than rotting in jail when you know you'e innocent,
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Alternate Versions

Like many other serials, this was later edited into a feature film version which eliminated approximately two-thirds of the original serial footage. Almost no footage from the middle chapters of the serial were used. See more »

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Featured in Sprockets: Classic Serials (1991) See more »

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cool trip back in time
15 September 2005 | by asinyneSee all my reviews

I watched the eighty minute condensed version of this show and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Unfortunately, the DVD i bought wasn't made from a great print(i would certainly buy a better one if could). Anyhow, it was a very fun trip back in time to the days when John Wayne was a young pup and Hollywood was becoming, well, Hollywood.

As you might expect the condensed version was very fast moving and there were lots of stunts, some really scary, like when Wayne or a double jumps from a moving car onto a moving train. Yikes!!! You had to be crazy to be a stuntman back in those days.

The story isn't really that much by todays standards but it makes for a pretty good little action film. The girl is cute and yeah I'm sure she and Duke probably saw some action between takes. Ha, why not? I'm sure that the entire serial would prob get boring so don't waste your time with that, the short version works really well. Hopefully you can get a better transfer though. Overall, this is a nice time capsule that takes you back to a earlier and more innocent America and Hollywood. If nothing else you might enjoy the vintage trains, planes, and automobiles. The DVD i bought included this movie and three more and i paid fifty cents for it at kroger. This movie was the second best behind Paradise Canyon which was a great movie and was made from a great print.


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