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The Lightning Express
(1930) American
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: [1] “A Shot in the Dark,” released [?] 30 April or 2 June? 1930; [2] “A Scream of Terror”; [3] “Dangerous Rails”; [4] “The Death Trap”; [5] “Tower of Terror”; [6] “A Call for Help”; [7] “The Runaway Freight”; [8] “The Showdown”; [9] “The Secret Survey”; [10] “Cleared Tracks”. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.

Drama: Western.

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.

 
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