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 ...
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The first scene shows the chief as he explains to his followers the plan of the great train robbery. Two masked robbers enter and compel the operator to stop the approaching train. They ... See full summary »
A two-part drama which portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963, firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.
Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him ... See full summary »
Scenes. 1. The Route to the Depths of Perdition (a Dazzingly Sensational New Effect.) 2. The Fantastical Ride. 3. The Gloomy Pass. 4. The Stream. 5. The Entrance to the Lower Regions. 6. ... See full summary »
A fireman rushes into a carriage to rescue a woman from a house fire. Breaks the window glasses and he goes down with the woman. After dangerous and uncertain moments, the fireman save the woman' s son, too.
George S. Fleming,
Edwin S. Porter
Edwin S. Porter,
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
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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