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The Great Train Robbery (1941)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 February 1941 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Olive Cooper (original screenplay), Garnett Weston (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bob Steele ... Tom Logan
Claire Carleton ... Kay Stevens
Milburn Stone ... Duke Logan
Helen MacKellar ... Mrs. Logan
Si Jenks ... Whiskers
Monte Blue ... Railroad Superintendant
Hal Taliaferro ... Pierce
Jay Novello ... Santos
Dick Wessel ... Gorman
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... Dad Halliday
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Barnsdale
Yakima Canutt ... Klefner
George Guhl ... Jones
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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 Robert

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A TRAIN VANISHES...INTO THE NIGHT! (original three-sheet poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El tren desaparecido See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as The Last Bandit (1949) See more »

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the sherlock Holmes connection
29 August 2005 | by pjwoodall1See all my reviews

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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