The Lightning Express
B&W : Serial / Ten episodes
Directed by Henry MacRae
Cast: Lane Chandler [Jack Venable], Louise Lorraine [Bobbie Van Tyne], Al Ferguson [Whispering Smith], Greta Granstedt [Kate], J. Gordon Russell [Frank Sayer], John Oscar [Bill Lewellyn], Martin Cichy [Hank Pardelow], Floyd Criswell [a thug], Jim Pierce (James Pierce) [a thug], Robert Kelly [a thug], Bob Reeves [a henchman]
Universal Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Henry MacRae. From the short story “Whispering Smith Rides” by Frank H. Spearman. Music by Sam Perry and Heinz Roemheld. Presented by Carl Laemmle. / Ten episodes:  “A Shot in the Dark,” released [?] 30 April or 2 June? 1930;  “A Scream of Terror”;  “Dangerous Rails”;  “The Death Trap”;  “Tower of Terror”;  “A Call for Help”;  “The Runaway Freight”;  “The Showdown”;  “The Secret Survey”;  “Cleared Tracks”. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Railroads - Serials - Synchronized sound film - Transportation: Trains
Listing updated: 29 March 2009.
References: Lahue-Continued pp. 275, 286 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.